Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
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Factual error: If the Russian cosmonauts need special suits to survive out to space, so should Lacey when she is taken by Nuclear Man. (00:02:50 - 01:20:20)

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Factual error: When Superman addresses the UN, the delegate presumably representing the United Kingdom appears behind an "England" sign - "England" is not an international entity represented at the UN, while the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is. (00:32:20)

Factual error: Superman and Nuclear Man fly around the world fighting at incredible speed. Everywhere they go, including places as widely spread as New York and China, it's daytime.

Factual error: At the beginning of the movie we're told that the Statue of Liberty is in Metropolis. However, the subway billboard states that it's in New York.

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Factual error: Superman places the nuclear missiles in the giant disposable bag in space, throws them at the sun, and the bag burns up when it hits the sun. In reality, the bag would have burned up long before hitting the sun. (00:35:35)

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Factual error: The Russians launch a missile which stands upright on a truck. The energy needed to send it beyond the atmosphere would need such a huge fire blast that it would've caused a big explosion when in contact with the truck's petrol deposit.

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Suggested correction: The RT-2PM "Topol" nuclear missile was carried on a MAZ-7917 mobile launcher - essentially, a huge truck - from which it was launched. The truck was not damaged by the rocket exhaust.

That's exactly my point. Plus, given that the truck is a blatant miniature prop.

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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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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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