Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Continuity mistake: In order to stop the eruption, Superman flies towards a mountain. Watch the central part of it and you'll notice that the wide and close shots are of completely different mountains. The volcano also swaps from having smoke to exploding between frames.

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Continuity mistake: Clark runs towards the subway train and stops. Then from a different angle he is several meters behind, running and stopping again.

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Continuity mistake: The smoke coming out of the volcano changes direction in a split second after nuclear Man enters the crater.

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Continuity mistake: In the quarry, Lenny parks his car to the very right of two wagons. Seconds later the car is in front of them.

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Continuity mistake: When nuclear Man makes the engine of the taxi explode, there's a guy with a red jacket behind it that appears and disappears between shots.

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Plot hole: According to this movie, 50 cops won't notice it if you abandon your car right in front of the UN during a world summit packed with top politicians.

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Continuity mistake: When the train driver passes out, several (speeded-up) shots of the tunnel and the shots of the bystanders on the platform show that the train is moving really fast, but in between there's a shot of Lois at normal speed, and the lights of the tunnel seen through the windows show that the train speed is quite low.

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Continuity mistake: During the subway sequence, the carriage in front of Lois's is empty, but when the train comes to a stop it's packed with people.

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Continuity mistake: When Clark is about to leave the hotel, a man appears by the dark car on the right in less than half a second.

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Continuity mistake: When the bellboy picks up Clark with the baggage trolley, he makes a close turn to the right and drives parallel to the elevator. When the angle changes he is in a totally different position.

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Continuity mistake: One of the general shots in the subway shows Superman flying slower than usual and inches away from the bystanders. The problem is that their coats and hair don't flutter nor do they notice him passing by or seem nervous in any way. However, the next close shot of their faces show them nervous and in awe at the action.

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Continuity mistake: On the moon, nuclear Man grabs a rock with a huge hole underneath and holds it over his head. The angle changes and the rock has changed to a different one with a solid bottom.

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Continuity mistake: While Nuclear Man is destroying Metropolis, two police cars get moved backwards. The first shot of the cars moving show a lot of people by a shop window. The angle changes to a close shot, with no people there, then back to the previous wide angle, now with the cars moving backwards, and the bunch of people reappear.

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Lex Luthor: Lenny, I've always considered you the Dutch Elm disease in my family tree.

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Trivia: Near the end of the film, Superman gives a press conference in front of a bluish mirror-glass building which is meant to be the Daily Planet skyscraper in Metropolis (which we all know is New York, sort of). The shot is framed so you can only see the bottom of the building - necessary as it is only about 3 floors high, and is in fact the railway station in Milton keynes, England, about 400 yards from where I work. Even the crowd have a vaguely British look about them - presumably passers-by were recruited and stood there in their own clothes (this would matter less now - Brits look more American than they did in the Eighties).

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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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