Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Continuity mistake: The Daily Planet Building lobby is a completely different one between the scenes where Nuclear Man destroys Metropolis and the one where Warfield is fired.

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Revealing mistake: After the power plant 'swallows' Nuclear Man, the needle meters have the word AUTODIESEL UXBRIDGE written inside. Uxbridge is the British city where the scene was shot, therefore not the fictional Metropolis.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman throws Nuclear Man down the power plant, Nuclear's black wristbands disappear and reappear between shots.

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Visible crew/equipment: Obvious stunt double for Christopher Reeve when lifting the lady to the China Wall; note his thick sideburns, big forehead and skinny build.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman catches the falling girl by the Big Wall, his hair is pointed upwards, obviously due to a big amount of hair fix to simulate a moving hair. A frame, later, from another angle, the hairstyle is different, no sign of the hair fix.

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Revealing mistake: When Superman meets Nuclear Man at the terrace, the blue-screen surrounding the set is reflected on the windows.

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Visible crew/equipment: After Superman leaves Lenny in school, he takes off and the wooden barrier of the platform ascending him is noticeable on the lower left side of the screen.

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Continuity mistake: After lifting the car, for unknown reasons Superman has a visible dark blue bracelet on his right arm. (01:24:55)

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Revealing mistake: When Superman takes Lex's car to prison, right when Lex and Lenny become black and white, Lex is a blatant stunt double.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman lifts Lex's car, Lex swaps between having his mouth open in awe to having it shut, between shots.

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Revealing mistake: When Superman drops Nuclear Man down the power plant chimney, the city behind swaps from a real image to a cheap blurry painting.

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Revealing mistake: During the Metropolis destruction, when a cab crashes against the cab in front, the first car's trunk blows out and the FX system (an air-bag similar system) to make this happen flies all over the place.

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Revealing mistake: When Nuclear Man's fingers hurt Superman's nape, part of the Statue of Liberty's tablet disappears.

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Continuity mistake: When Lex shows up at the base, walking by a door, the 5 soldiers guarding it a frame before disappear.

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Revealing mistake: After Superman leaves the Statue of Liberty, a thick string is noticeable under his cape to keep it up and fluttering.

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Continuity mistake: When Luthor is about to enter the military bunker, there's a truck right next to the entrance with a young soldier standing next to it. When the angle changes, the truck is far away and the soldier is a different guy.

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Continuity mistake: When Lex walks by the military bunker the blinds are opened. When he is inside, they're closed.

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Revealing mistake: When the missile is launched, Superman flies to catch it. However, his face has some sort of stocking over the upper part and the man looks nothing like Christopher Reeve. It was either a stunt double, a bad special effect, or a cheap mannequin.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman walks to the UN light casts a 1 o'clock shadow on the pavement, yet it disappears a frame later from a different shot.

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Continuity mistake: The driver of the SWAT van disappears when the van is standing upright. (01:14:00)

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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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