Superman

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: 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: Superman arrives at Lois' place, arms crossed. Then uncrosses them and lowers his left arm. From the opposite angle it's bent.

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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: While Lex and Otis are talking with the lieutenant and his crew at the bridge, the sun changes between shots.

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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)

Continuity mistake: In the extended edition, before Superman enters Lex's lair his hair is short, then when he's being shot at, his hair is much longer and bulkier. When he finally enters the place, it's back to short.

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Continuity mistake: The two cops are following Otis at Grand Central Station and two girls, one in yellow, pass by their left side. When the angle changes to a closer one, the girls are in the back and pass by again.

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Continuity mistake: Lois exits Perry's office and Clark enters to talk about salary. His hat swaps from facing up to down between shots.

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

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Trivia: The famous (or infamous) New York City blackout of 1977 occurred during location shooting for "Superman." According to director Richard Donner, cinematographer Geoffrey Unsworth mistakenly believed he had caused the blackout by plugging in a spotlight to a lamppost while filming.

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Question: Superman says to Lois in the interview that he never lies. Is the fact that he never lies something he has decided to do or is something that all the people from Krypton have the inability to do? If it is something that the people from Krypton have the inability to do, then how come at the beginning of the movie when Jor-el is telling the Krypton council that the planet is going to explode, no-one believes him?

Answer: Superman has chosen to use his powers on Earth for the good of mankind. It would seem that lying to them would be an unneccessary thing to do, so it appears to be a personal choice. Interesting trivia: the closest he comes to lying is when he tells Lex Luthor to get Zod and company into the molecule chamber in the second film. Listen closely, he only says that it is a molecule chamber that takes away their powers, he never actually says that being inside will make them lose them, only that he wants Luthor to get them to go into it.

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That may be the closest "Superman" comes to lying, but Clark Kent does appear to lie. After the mugging scene in the first movie, Clark tells Lois the contents of her purse, and when asked how he knew (obviously from his X-ray vision), he says "wild guess" which was a lie.

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Not only that but, he spent his whole life pretending to be ordinary so, in fact, he spent his whole life living a lie.

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