Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

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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Plot hole: The Russian cosmonaut is out in space singing Sinatra when he's knocked away. Later on, Superman appears from nowhere and saves him and says "you'll be safer singing here". First, Superman was nowhere near to know he was singing. Second of all, sound does not travel in space, super-hearing or not. So the whole comment is senseless.

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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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Continuity mistake: When the Russian spaceship is spinning round, the bright and orange light inside and its minimal decoration are totally different to the inside shots, with a dim light and cables and stuff everywhere.

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Continuity mistake: Before Superman throws the heavy weights at the gay gym instructor, two small weights are laying parallel on the floor. A second later one has moved underneath the bench.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman is about to take the Russian cosmonaut back inside his spaceship, a first angle shows him very close to the doorway. A shot later he is farther away.

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Revealing mistake: When Superman returns the cosmonaut back in the spaceship, Superman's head becomes transparent, and the cosmonaut's helmet becomes wobbly, all because of the use of blue-screen.

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Continuity mistake: After Superman prevents the Statue of Liberty from crashing against the street, when he passes Central Park, there's a wide angle of the Statue flying and Superman is nowhere to be seen.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman arrives at Lois's balcony, a plant on the left is away from the door. When Superman leaves and Lois asks him to take her with him, the plant is next to the door.

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Superman: You'd risk world wide nuclear war for your own personal financial gain.
Lex Luthor: Nobody wants war. I just want to keep the threat alive.

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Trivia: Christopher Reeve said in his autobiography that he much preferred Richard Donner's approach rather than Sidney J. Furie's. He mentioned that if Donner had done the scene with Superman walking up to the big UN building, he would have shot on location of where that building in real life is, choreographed thousands of extras, had cars driving by on the street and cut to real shots of people gawking out of office windows. Instead, Furie shot at an industrial park in London with a giant matte painting, only a few extras, no buildings or cars and a couple of pigeons for added effect.

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Question: Why is this movie so full of mistakes and plot holes? Was it created by incompetent crew?

Answer: It was made on a very low budget. Golen - Golbus productions bought the rights to Superman. They were mostly known for B-Movies with not so big name stars. It was there attempt to play with the big studios. Plus at least 45 minutes of scenes were cut out, with major subplots.

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