Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Revealing mistake: When nuclear Man shoots at the cops, the scene is being played backwards.

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Revealing mistake: In the aerial shot of Nuclear Man entering the crater of the volcano the smoke coming from it is still, thus revealing it's a painting.

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Revealing mistake: When Lois and Superman are flying together, they turn green, specially Lois's arms and hands.

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Revealing mistake: Outside the UN, a woman in a red coat appears behind the hot dog stand and when the angle changes to the opposite side, in front of her, she's also there.

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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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Revealing mistake: Watch the cars and the grey truck during the LexTv scene. Whenever Luthor appears on screen the same cars are driving on the street.

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Revealing mistake: It is way too obvious that when Luthor holds the dollar bill, his arm and hand have been replaced by a robotic prop. His arm manages to move without involving all the bones connected to the shoulder and the back.

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Revealing mistake: While Superman carries the Statue, there's a close shot of Nuclear Man showing his fingernails. The movie behind is playing the wrong way, and gives the sensation that Nuclear Man is flying backwards.

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Revealing mistake: When Superman is wounded on the neck, and when the italian villagers are saved, the same male falsetto voice is used to add a (crappy and out-of-sync) "Oooh!" and "Aaaah!".

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Revealing mistake: The close shot of people panicking when the Statue is about to crash against the pavement shows an old woman with a red wool hat and a white scarf. Many scenes later, when Nuclear Man lands on Metropolis, the same lady is seen, wearing the same clothes.

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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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Revealing mistake: The elevator cables that Superman holds should be greasy, or at least dirty, but they are not, revealing he's merely holding a black rope.

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Revealing mistake: After Nuclear Man rampages Metropolis, Superman cries "Stop!" and a SWAT agent descends from the sky on visible wires.

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Revealing mistake: While Nuclear Man and Superman are falling off the balcony, their skin switches from pink to natural. When Nuclear Man finally flies away he loses all of his colour and becomes semi transparent.

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Revealing mistake: While flying with Lois, Superman lets her go and when he picks her up all of the wires holding him are visible.

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Revealing mistake: When the volcano erupts, it's obviously a painting because the lava doesn't flow or move an inch.

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Revealing mistake: When Superman returns the cosmonaut back in the spaceship, Superman's head becomes transparent, and the cosmonaut's helmet becomes wobbly, all because of the use of blue-screen.

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Revealing mistake: When Nuclear Man destroys Metropolis he sends beams to make things explode, but there's a moment when there are no beams seen and shops explode for no reason at all.

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Revealing mistake: During the Metropolis destruction scene, Nuclear Man sends a SWAT truck spinning around. When he lifts it up with his rays coming from his hands, you can see the truck is being lifted up by a visible white wire.

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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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More mistakes in Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

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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