Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Continuity mistake: At the Great Wall of China, Nuclear Man points his hands forward and explodes the wall in front. As of then, there's no continuity between the position of his hands and the location of the places exploding.

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Continuity mistake: When Lenny leads his car with the cops in, the car is facing a very short road ending in a small mount of rocks. The following wider angle shows a very wide open space with grass and a huge cliff.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman enters the UN hall, a back shot shows the people in the upper bleacher clapping, but a frame later, the front shot shows them sitting still.

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Continuity mistake: While the crowd follows Superman to the UN, the man with the balloons is first seen far away from him, but half a second later he is very close.

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Continuity mistake: Seen from inside the train-driver's seat, the tunnel is darker and with lights on both sides, but a shot of the tunnel alone shows it brighter and with no lights on the left side. Then it cuts back to the previous angle and everything changes back.

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Continuity mistake: Nuclear Man lands in Metropolis and the cab driver on the left swaps several times from having his arm inside the car in the wide angles, to outside the cab's window in the close-ups.

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Continuity mistake: When Mrs. Warfield waits for Clark in her office, there's a white sculpture on the table. From the back it's away from a brown object, from the front it's very close to it.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman leads nuclear man inside the building to find lacy, an old man turns sideways to let Super in. A frame later he is back facing the door.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman cools the huge river of lava, a bunch of fresh white and red carnations can be seen inches away. Perhaps they are an ultra-heat-proof breed?

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Continuity mistake: A window shop with a red curtain and a TV set explodes and gets totally destroyed, but several seconds later when Nuclear Man plays around with the SWAT van we see it intact.

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Continuity mistake: On the terrace, when Superman and nuclear Man are about to fight, the rope next to the lamp on the wall keeps changing positions between shots.

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Continuity mistake: While Superman is picking up the crystal form the hole in the barn, the straw hanging loose around the hole disappears in the wide shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Lois goes out to fly with Superman, her coat is thrown on the couch, when she arrives, it is neatly folded. Superman couldn't have done it because he was away with her all the time and when he arrives he goes straight to his bedroom.

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Continuity mistake: Nuclear Man lands on Metropolis and all the traffic in both lanes is jammed and no cars move. When he walks a couple of feet suddenly the right lane, which had space for a car the most, is empty and with space enough to let two taxis appear from nowhere and run for several feet.

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Continuity mistake: While the subway is running loose, Lois stares at something, an immediate POV reveals it's the bystanders on the platform. But this is all wrong, the train is inside a pitch black tunnel all the time.

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Revealing mistake: After Nuclear Man destroys the cab's hood, the shot changes and there's a thick string running behind him all along the car, and the cab driver is stretching out to pull it. Probably he was activating some sort of bad FX.

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Lex Luthor: Lenny, let's try and keep your IQ a family secret.

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Trivia: Christopher Reeve originally refused to return for this film as he hated "Superman III" so much. He eventually changed his mind when he was given more input in the script.

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Question: I read that, according to Margot Kidder, when working on this movie, Christopher Reeve and Sidney J. Furie didn't get along at all. Is this true? If it is true, then what was the reason behind their feud in the first place?

Answer: There appears to be multiple reasons. They had creative differences, ultimately resulting in a poorly received movie. Kidder said Reeves, who co-wrote the story, had an inflated ego and clashed with Furie.

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