Superman IV: The Quest for Peace
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Continuity mistake: Before Lex presses the red button to launch the missile, the phone next to it is hung-up. Then someone grabs it and the phone cable covers the control panel, but the immediate close-up of Lex's finger shows that the phone is hung-up, as in the first position.

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Continuity mistake: The bundle that Superman makes to destroy the weapons changes to a tenth of its size in about a second.

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Continuity mistake: In a split second, all of the snow on the mountain cut by Superman disappears.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Nuclear Man enters the building after being told he would be taken to Lacy, he flys upward through different floors. As he's doing this you can see support wires attached.

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Continuity mistake: On the moon, nuclear Man grabs a rock with a huge hole underneath and holds it over his head. The angle changes and the rock has changed to a different one with a solid bottom.

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Revealing mistake: Right after Lex, disguised as a soldier, orders the launching of the missile, there's a shot of the truck carrying it. The driver is a bad mannequin that looks very much like a scarecrow.

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Revealing mistake: Due to the blue-screen effect, part of Superman's glasses disappear when he is free falling with Lois.

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Continuity mistake: Seen from inside the train-driver's seat, the tunnel is darker and with lights on both sides, but a shot of the tunnel alone shows it brighter and with no lights on the left side. Then it cuts back to the previous angle and everything changes back.

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Revealing mistake: When in space, Superman punches Nuclear Man on the back, he turns around and his face has turned blurry and black, but his body keeps the same colour. In the immediate close-up the face's colour is fixed.

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Other mistake: When Lois and Superman fly together, the part where they fly over some horses is the very same shot as when they fly over the Golden Gate for the second time.

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Revealing mistake: When Superman discovers that Nuclear Man is stealing the Statue of Liberty, he turns around and you can see the wrinkles on his temple from the wig he was using.

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

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

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Factual error: If the Russian cosmonauts need special suits to survive out to space, so should Lacey when she is taken by Nuclear Man. (00:02:50 - 01:20:20)

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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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