Superman

Continuity mistake: Just after Supes heard Lex with the ultrasound, he flies down to the street but at the last second he disappears.

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Continuity mistake: When Teschmacher climbs the bridge she is barefoot, but when she arrives to the truck she is wearing high heels which were nowhere to be seen in her utility belt.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman arrives at Lois' place she says "Don't fly away" and her hands are against her chest. A shot later her arms are extended.

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Continuity mistake: When Johnathan Kent has a heart attack he passes by a harvest machine, walks several meters and collapses next to the house. In the close-up where he grabs his arm he's moved several meters behind and is next to the machine.

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Continuity mistake: When Ms. Teschmacher saves Superman from drowning he is face up, but a shot later he is face down and swimming.

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Continuity mistake: After Clark jumps over the railroad track there's a close-up of the train speeding by and it's obviously empty, no sign of the people that were previously seating inside.

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Continuity mistake: In prison while Otis repeats what Luthor says he has a cop's hand on his shoulder or not, depending on the shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman arrives at the broken railroad track the gap is huge, but when he places his body in between the tracks it is exactly Superman's height.

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Continuity mistake: When baby Clark lifts up the truck, Martha's grip on his husband changes: In the close-up she grabs his chest, but in the wide angle she grabs his ribcage. This changes back and forth several times.

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Continuity mistake: Kal-El's cradle arrives on earth, flies zooming past the Kents' car, which is driving in the opposite direction and crashes 500 meters behind the vehicle. The car keeps moving for about 200 meters and then pulls over. A brief shot shows an intact curb on the right. However, when Jonathan Kent gets out of the car, everything changes: The cradle has moved 700 meters and lays next to the car; and the immaculate field is now destroyed by a huge ditch.

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Continuity mistake: When Otis is reading the paper about the meteorite found in Addis Ababa, the amount of chocolate in the candy bar increases or decreases depending on the shot.

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Continuity mistake: When leaving the Daily Planet for the first time together Clark gets stuck in the revolving door behind Lois. He lets her go through ahead of him and gets in the next section as the door revolves. Cut to the exterior of the Planet when they emerge (just before they meet Rex Reed) and Clark is in the same section of the revolving door as Lois.

Continuity mistake: On the Golden Gate, the blue beetle skids and stops with the rear tyres on top of a painted white line. A frame later the car is on the middle on the white line.

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Continuity mistake: The lights on the heliport keep swapping from facing the ground to pointing at the sky between shots.

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Continuity mistake: The telephone poles close to the gap on the railroad disappear in the wide angles.

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Continuity mistake: Inside the cab arriving at the Daily Planet, the fruit stall has no van behind. Immediately afterwards, a van appears.

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Continuity mistake: In the extended version, when Superman talks with his father in the Fortress of Solitude about being a hero, one shot shows the crystals reaching up to Superman's waist. In the next shot they are at ankle level.

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Continuity mistake: In the football field, all the player pass in front of Clark and leave him alone. In the next angle a player is passing by again.

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Continuity mistake: At the police station, behind the fat cop there's a young cop picking up papers who walks to the left and stays there for a while. When the angle changes he reappears in the previous spot, repeating all the movements.

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Continuity mistake: When Luthor switches the snow machine off, a wide angle shows the chamber totally covered in snow and ice, but the close-up of the vents and the walls surrounding are spotless.

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Revealing mistake: In several scenes Superman has fillings in his teeth.

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Superman: I'm here to fight for truth, justice and the American way.

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Trivia: To get the muscular build required to play Superman Christopher Reeve went on a training regime supervised by David Prowse who played Darth Vader in the first Star Wars trilogy.

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