Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Visible crew/equipment: When Superman cries "Don't do it, the people" a boom mic is reflected on the glass behind.

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Continuity mistake: Nuclear Man kicks Superman and sends him flying hundreds of meters away from the Statue of Liberty towards the sea, but Superman's cape falls down straight from above the torch.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman activates his laser vision to cut a mountain he moves his head from right to left, but from his POV the laser beam hasn't appeared yet, plus when it does its position doesn't match Superman's head.

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Continuity mistake: Lois opens Clarks's door and stands in the shadows talking to him. The amount of light by the door swaps from gloomy to totally lit depending on the angle, with no order whatsoever.

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Continuity mistake: Superman holds the tip of the mountain with his body straight, as if standing on air, yet a frame later his body is laying along as when he flies.

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Continuity mistake: When Nuclear Man first shows up, a sculpture to his left appears and disappears between shots.

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Plot hole: Nuclear Man sends laser beams pointing his arms and destroys everything around, yet when inside the Daily Planet, he sends beams to the elevator but absolutely nothing happens.

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Continuity mistake: Amount of rock from the cut-out mountain standing out from crater differs between the first and second shot.

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Revealing mistake: When the first cab is attacked by Nuclear Man, watch underneath and you'll notice that the wheels don't touch the ground, revealing it's a prop.

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Continuity mistake: Lex greets Nuclear Man extending his hand parallel to the floor. A frame later the hand is tilted sideways, perpendicular to the floor.

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Revealing mistake: When Nuclear Man steals the Statue of Liberty, there's a very obvious blur around the retouched image where the real statue has been painted over to simulate it's gone.

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Continuity mistake: A US flag appears and disappears from Lacy's table when she flirts with Clark.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman is locked inside a block of ice, the first shots shows it's semi-transparent, but a frame later it's opaque.

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Revealing mistake: When the police cars drive backwards, before they crash and burst, the scene is a repetition of a previous one but reversed.

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Continuity mistake: Nuclear Man crashes through Lacy's ceiling to abduct her, producing a perfect squared hole, with lamps on each side. When he exits, the hole is smaller and with an irregular shape, plus the lamps are further apart than before.

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Continuity mistake: When the Statue of Liberty plummets, the building behind changes style, and also swaps from bronze to concrete.

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Continuity mistake: When Luthor steals the strand of hair, Lenny stands inches away from him. A frame later he is in a different position 3 meters away.

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Visible crew/equipment: During the city attack, after Nuclear attacks a bus, a boom mic is reflected on a cab's windshield. (01:10:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Clark sees Lex's building, there's no terrace anywhere, but when he arrives, a huge, wide terrace with an umbrella and plants around suddenly appears.

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Continuity mistake: Lois visits sick Clark and opens the door wide. When the angle changes the opening is much narrower.

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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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