Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Plot hole: Superman manages to find bricks to rebuild the Great Wall of China. While it's true that he could have created the bricks from stones, the humongous explossions of the wall, and the vast grounds surrounding the area, show that there is no place, no material, and no way even for Superman to create 1,000 bricks from nothing.

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Revealing mistake: While Nuclear Man and Superman are falling off the balcony, their skin switches from pink to natural. When Nuclear Man finally flies away he loses all of his colour and becomes semi transparent.

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Revealing mistake: While flying with Lois, Superman lets her go and when he picks her up all of the wires holding him are visible.

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Plot hole: The SWAT van could have never gotten where Nuclear Man is because of the humongous traffic jam.

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Plot hole: According to the 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: 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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Continuity mistake: A fireman tries to grab the hose from the back of the truck and wounds himself. But half a second before there was no fireman there.

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Revealing mistake: When the volcano erupts, it's obviously a painting because the lava doesn't flow or move an inch.

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Continuity mistake: Superman walks to a building in front surrounded by grass and with no people or traffic nearby. However, immediately after, a close-up shows him approaching a totally different place, crowded with people and a traffic jammed street.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman flies together with Lois his hair moves a lot because of the wind; but when he flies alone it stays perfect.

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Continuity mistake: Clark Kent exits the hotel, gets in a car, changes into Superman and flies straight up to Lois's bedroom, which is a few stories above. So why is he shown flying over rooftops?

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Continuity mistake: When Perry White goes up the escalator, he places both hands on the rail. A second later there's just one.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Lois is freefalling, Superman catches her and, for a brief glimpse, you see two stage lights reflected on his glasses.

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Visible crew/equipment: While Nuclear Man destroys Metropolis, a bunch of people appear behind him, specially a woman with a white gabardine, a funny wig, dark glasses and a big fake nose. She reappears in a totally different place two seconds later, when the police cars arrive.

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Continuity mistake: In the very beginning of the film, a satellite dish next to the Russian cosmonaut keeps appearing and disappearing.

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Continuity mistake: When Lacy is seducing Clark in the office, she places her left leg on the table, several inches away form the edge. From the opposite angle it's on the very edge of the table.

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Continuity mistake: When Lacy is seducing Clark, he is sitting straight, but in the following angle he is leaning backwards with his head tilted sideways.

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Lex Luthor: He gets his energy from the sun. Without it, he's like you at night - useless.

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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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