Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Revealing mistake: When Nuclear Man lands in Metropolis before destroying everything, watch the truck and cab on the left and you'll realise that they are a painting. Not a realistic painting, but a cheap, unfinished one.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the cosmonaut is fixing some cables, a crew member's hands holding the camera are reflected on his visor.

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Revealing mistake: After Nuclear Man bursts the cab's hood, watch behind and you'll see the wiggling cable that pulls the prop car.

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Revealing mistake: The first time we see Clark, he is crossing the crowded street towards the subway entrance. Note that none of the cars are moving except for a cab in the front. If you watch behind Clark you'll see that the street ends in a flat wall, revealing it's a backlot set.

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Revealing mistake: When the movie ends and Superman grabs Lenny and Lex's car, they both become black and white coloured and semi transparent.

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Revealing mistake: Underneath Lenny's car when it flies away in the quarry there's no pipes, no nothing, just a black plank, revealing the car's a cheap prop.

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Continuity mistake: When the firemen are grabbing the hose, the black car on the left turns around 180ยบ and changes model between shots. Also, the yellow cab on the right changes positions and model, notice its headlights changing styles between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Nuclear Man sees the newspaper, it smooths itself between shots.

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Other mistake: When Superman flies next to the subway carriage and Lois spots him and smiles, he is flying in the opposite direction.

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Continuity mistake: When Clark hears Lois' cries for help he is by the edge of the subway platform. A frame later he is a meter away.

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Continuity mistake: Position of thumb changes when Superman carries the Statue, before he is attacked by Nuclear Man.

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Revealing mistake: Same footage used when the Statue of Liberty plummets and when it's lifted up by Superman, though reversed.

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Continuity mistake: Pavement swaps from dry to wet when the SWAT van is attacked.

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Continuity mistake: Before the cop cars drive backwards and crash, all the cops around the cars disappear.

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Revealing mistake: Superman's hands move despite him being frozen in a block of ice.

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Revealing mistake: Reversed scene when Nuclear Man exits the volcano: note the white smoke climbing upwards into the crater.

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Continuity mistake: Nuclear Man's hair becomes shorter when he approaches to read the newspaper.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the SWAT van is lifted up there is a crane reflected on SWAT van.

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Continuity mistake: During the Metropolis attack, the sky alternates from cloudy to sunny.

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Continuity mistake: Nuclear walks towards the newspaper with Lacy's picture and moves his right arm to grab it. A frame later his arm is still, resting by his side.

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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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