Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Continuity mistake: When Nuclear Man buries Superman, there's a huge rock near the hole. When Superman comes out, the rock has disappeared.

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Revealing mistake: When Nuclear Man hits Superman by the Statue of Liberty's grounds, Superman reacts to the kick before actually being hit.

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Continuity mistake: When in the subway, Superman is standing by a 6 foot poster of the Statue of Liberty. When the shot changes to a flying Superman, he is a third of his size and the poster is huge.

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Continuity mistake: Behind where Nuclear Man lands there's no school bus on the wide shot, which is a matte painting, but a frame later one appears and stays there for the rest of the scene.

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Revealing mistake: When the net full of nuclear missiles is thrown into the sun, the footage of the explosion is exactly the same as the explosion of the single rocket with the DNA of Nuclear Man attached.

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Factual error: When the villain takes the reporter into space (the earth is just a circle off in the distance), then weakens and lets go of her, not only does she start to fall, she starts to fall straight down and has to hang onto him. (Oddly enough, he's not falling). Did somebody inject normal earth gravity into mid-space?

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Continuity mistake: The close shot of the Great Wall exploding shows an edgy architecture, with straight lines. The wide shots show a curvy construction.

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Continuity mistake: After Superman lets go of the elevator on the surface of the moon, the cables fall down with the elevator, but in the close-up the cables are up and fall down again.

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Continuity mistake: A couple walks behind the hot dog stand in the same direction twice in less than half a second.

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Continuity mistake: In the barn, Superman puts a glowing crystal inside a pocket. A frame later it disappears.

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Continuity mistake: Luthor holds a sealed champagne bottle with both hands on the neck of it. He doesn't move them, nor his shoulders, nor do we hear any sound revealing that the bottle's being opened. However, when Luthor leaves, the bottle's seal appears opened and 20 centimeters away when the scene ends.

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Continuity mistake: When the truck is carrying the missile, the officers parading in front of it pass by the same place twice.

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Continuity mistake: Before Superman enters the UN hall, the amount of people by the staircase changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: During the volcano eruption scene, an old man with a black hat on the right appears and disappears depending if the shot is a close-up or a wide shot. This even happens when the shot changes follow one another immediately.

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Continuity mistake: While Superman is taking the Statue of liberty back to its place the sky keeps changing between violet and blue, sunny and cloudy.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman leaves Luthor in the quarry, he lands several feet to the right of the cop. In the close-up they are almost close to each other.

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Continuity mistake: Shortage of extras in this film: Inside the UN hall, the arab man that greets Superman is the one that a second before was in the entrance.

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Continuity mistake: Clark enters the barn to fiddle with his green crystal. When he exits, a huge amount of stuff from his childhood has magically appeared around the place.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman lands Lex on the quarry, the standing position of the prisoner behind differs between shots.

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Revealing mistake: Watch the moon fight between the two supermen. In one scene, Superman charges nuclearman and you can see the backdrops flutter if your monitor brightness is high.

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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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