Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Revealing mistake: All of the shots of Nuclear Man flying, or him turning around to check for Superman are the same ones repeated over and over again.

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Revealing mistake: During the tornado scene, the wind makes the windows open and close violently, but the cowboy hat on the porch stays in place barely moving. (Laserdisc and international extended editions).

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Character mistake: The Daily Planet newspaper headline "New publisher for your favourite paper" has "favourite" is spelled the British English way. Since Metropolis is in the United States it should be spelled "favorite."

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Continuity mistake: The floating pliers behind the cosmonaut keep appearing and disappearing between shots.

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Continuity mistake: The cosmonaut is fixing a satellite dish with his left arm but a frame later he's working with his right arm instead.

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Continuity mistake: On the moon, Nuclear Man grabs a rock and dirt covers him totally, especially his armpit becomes black. A frame later, he's spotless.

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Continuity mistake: When the volcano's lava floods the village, there's a wide shot of the mountains and the volcano and you can see that the lava is still running down the volcano, not near the village.

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Revealing mistake: When the volcano erupts and lava floods the village. The red truck on the left is a very obvious scale model prop: The engine is missing and the hood is attached to the grilles.

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Revealing mistake: When the fire truck explodes, note a tube behind it going straight to the truck. Probably an FX device to effect the smoke.

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Continuity mistake: When the firemen are about to grab the hose and it explodes, note that the other hose inside the truck on the right side has changed positions between shots.

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Continuity mistake: Nuclear Man walks towards the newspaper where Lucy's picture is, for a brief moment there's a light smoke coming from behind him as if something was burning (it has nothing to do with the smoke Nuclear produces when flying) which is later gone. Certainly a scene involving fire was cut.

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Continuity mistake: Before Nuclear Man see Lacy's picture in the newspaper, he rises from the floor and a wide angle reveals that the table is nowhere around, yet a couple shots later it simply appears half a meter away from him.

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Revealing mistake: When dying and balding Clark grabs the green glass, the border of his wig noticeably protrudes all around his face.

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Continuity mistake: When Lois visits sick Clark she stands by the door, fully lit, a frame later, when the angle changes, the whole place is in the shadows.

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Revealing mistake: When Superman discovers that Nuclear Man is stealing the Statue of Liberty, he turns around and you can see the wrinkles on his temple from the wig he was using.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman first meets Mr Warfield, the orange pencil on the table changes positions between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman stops the train there are two thick black tubes next to the tunnel behind which disappear when he leaves.

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Audio problem: When Lex enters the military bunker, officer Goram's voice is obviously dubbed and sometimes the audio doesn't match his lips.

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Continuity mistake: The white box that Lex attaches to the missile, containing Nuclear Man's 'ingredients', appears and disappears between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Nuclear Man is born, both hands are clenched. He opens and extends the right one first, then the left. A frame later the right hand is slightly clenched again.

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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: 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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