Superman

Continuity mistake: The close shot of the dogs and the garbage bins shows stuff on top of the bins. In the next angle they're gone.

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Continuity mistake: When Lois is hanging from the helicopter, she looks down and sees some cars on the pavement, by the entrance of the Daily Planet. From a ground view the cars are gone.

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Continuity mistake: The morning Clark leaves the home farm, the sky keeps changing throughout the sequence: Dawning, clouds, sunny, dawn again, cloudy, back to sunny.

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Continuity mistake: When young Clark is left cleaning the football equipment, the students' car drives away, passing by a blue pick-up. The engine noise fades away and silence falls. When the shot changes, the car is suddenly meters behind, next to the blue pick-up, engine roaring again, and leaving the place again.

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Continuity mistake: Mr. White dismisses the surrounding people while holding a cigar in his hand. From the opposite angle it's in his mouth. (01:20:26)

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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 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 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: 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 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: In the extended version, where Martha is preparing breakfast, she places a box of Cheerios on the table. Then she looks out the window at Clark. The shot changes to an exterior shot of her looking out the window, but there is a pitcher of milk next to the box of Cheerios that was not there before.

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Continuity mistake: While Lex is telling Superman his plans with the missiles at his home, he is touching his cane with both hands then only then both hands back again.

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Continuity mistake: While Lois and Superman are being mugged in the alley, Lois kicks the thief and protects herself leaning with her face against the wall and her arms widely spread. A frame later, when Clark grabs the bullet, her arms are close to her head.

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Continuity mistake: In the extended version, in the scene where Martha is preparing breakfast, in the interior shot, she places a box of Cheerios on the table. Then she looks out the window at Clark. The shot changes to an exterior shot of her looking out the window, but the angle of the box of Cheerios has changed. (00:38:35)

Factual error: When Clark speaks to Jor-El for the first time in the Fortress, Jor-El says "I will have been dead for many thousands of your years..." Fine in theory - Baby Kal-El travelled to Earth at above light speed so time passed differently for him. However, as such, wouldn't Jor-El have seen Earth as it was thousands of years ago? Which also makes there a problem with all the things Kal-El was taught during his voyage to Earth, as Jor-El references Einstein by name, for instance, and he would not have existed at the point when Jor-El sent him to Earth.

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Trivia: Jeff East, who plays teenage Clark Kent, was dubbed over with Christopher Reeves' voice. The only time Jeff's actual voice is heard is when he shouts in excitement after jumping past the speeding train.

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Question: Maybe I haven't watched this film properly, but I never got why the Krypton Council don't believe Jor-el when he says Krypton is going to explode. Why would they question someone as powerful as him, someone who was shown to be in charge of the punishment of Zod and Co.?

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Chosen answer: The Council believed that Jor-El was being an alarmist, that the changes in Krypton's core would only result in the planet's magnetic fields shifting rather than the beginnings of a chain reaction that would destroy the world.

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