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Revealing mistake: It is way too obvious that when Luthor holds the dollar bill, his arm and hand have been replaced by a robotic prop.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.

Plot hole: Superman traps the supervillain (whose power depends on sunlight) inside of an elevator to incapacitate him. Superman then ripped the elevator out of the building. He then plants it on the far side of the moon. Later on, sunlight starts to shine into the elevator through a slit at where the doors meet. The villain of course recharges and comes after Superman again. Now, if light could get through that crack there, then why couldn't it get through when the elevator was ripped out of the building in BROAD DAYLIGHT?

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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 said in his autobiography that he much preferred Richard Donner's approach rather than Sidney J. Furie's. He mentioned that if Donner had done the scene with Superman walking up to the big UN building, he would have shot on location of where that building in real life is, choreographed thousands of extras, had cars driving by on the street and cut to real shots of people gawking out of office windows. Instead, Furie shot at an industrial park in London with a giant matte painting, only a few extras, no buildings or cars and a couple of pigeons for added effect.

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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.

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