Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Continuity mistake: When the SWAT van is turning around, the cars on the street are different than the ones in previous shots (try to find the destroyed taxi cabs that collided).

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Continuity mistake: When Nuclear Man is thrown down the chimney, he is unconscious with his arms and head looking down. A frame later he is stiff, with his arms up and pointing to the sky.

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Revealing mistake: While flying together, Superman let's go of Lois and she plummets at first, but then, with the snowy mountains behind, she's able to float on air and keep on moving at the same time for 5 seconds.

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Revealing mistake: While the subway train is gone wild, there's a brief shot of bystanders on the platform. Then the train keeps going on for several seconds, and when it finally comes to a stop the actors are the same ones used previously.

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Continuity mistake: Superman crosses flying the Golden Gate Bridge together with Lois, heading close to the bay area. Half a second later they are next to the bridge again.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman stops the subway train, there's a black man with a moustache, red shirt and a gabardine suit in the first line. Then he manages to appear meters behind, despite the jam on the platform. Then Lois appears behind him. Then she magically disappears and he appears back on the front.

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Continuity mistake: Lois hands the newspaper to Clark, with the headline "Superman says drop dead to kid", and a guy in a red shirt in the background stands up and leaves, followed by a bunch of people behind; in the following angle he is sitting down and the whole choreography is repeated.

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Continuity mistake: After Clark takes the green crystal from the hole on the ground and hides it, the cloth covering the hole has a different position to how it looked a second before.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman is out on the balcony with Lois, a tall, wide building is reflected on the glass behind, but when the angle changes to Superman's POV the building is gone, and now there's just a vast open space and a thin skyscraper.

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Continuity mistake: Before Nuclear Man burns Luthor's dollar bill, Luthor looks to his right, immediately after, the shot from behind shows him looking straight forward.

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Continuity mistake: During the volcano scene, a girl is holding on to the priest's arm at wrist level. A split of a second later her grip changes to above the elbow level.

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Suggested correction: Dropping nuclear man in to a nuclear power plant isn't as silly as it seems, assuming that the nuclear power is far greater than nuclear man he would simply be absorbed by it rather than growing stronger.

That never got shown and the fact that he was able to make a volcano erupt speaks volumes.

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Continuity mistake: In the hotel suite, the kitchen door is always open, except for the moment when Superman has to look through it, when the door appears magically shut.

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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 originally refused to return for this film as he hated "Superman III" so much. He eventually changed his mind when he was given more input in the script.

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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.

In addition to budget cuts, they kept shortening the runtime, meaning scenes needed to be cut. The comic book adaptation has the uncut scenes and makes much more sense.

Answer: It should also be noted that the film was originally slated to have a budget of $32 million, which is in roughly the same range as the budget for "Superman III" and movies like Tim Burton's original "Batman." However, shortly before shooting began, the budget was cut by nearly 50%, all the way down to $17 million. As a result, the production was very patchy and rushed. This had an adverse effect on everything.


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