Superman III

Continuity mistake: The toy penguin that catches fire is already burned and damaged, when it's supposed to come brand new from the seller's stall.

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Continuity mistake: When the bucket of yellow paint falls on the old man, he turns around and starts to walk backwards. In the next shot, he is facing forward.

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Continuity mistake: The lid that falls on Clark has a bumpy side. One of the shots shows the lid falling with the bump pointing at Clark's head. For the rest of the shots the bumpy part is on the left side.

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Continuity mistake: When the bus that Clark and Jimmy are on pulls up to the traffic jam, you can see the smoke from the fire is wafting all over the place. When the angle changes when the two climb off the bus, however, the smoke is limited to the distant view.

Continuity mistake: In the bar, while bad Superman is destroying the bottles, the way they are placed and the ones that are broken or undamaged keeps changing between shots.

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Continuity mistake: Bad Superman punches Clark and he lands by a car door. In the next shot the door has magically moved on top of him, which makes Clark take it off of him.

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Continuity mistake: While bad Superman is in the bar, the whiskey bottle's label faces the window. From the window's point of view there's no label seen.

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Continuity mistake: On the Grand Canyon, when Gus is about to get on the donkey, the first shot shows him several meters ahead of Vera. The next aerial angle shows him very close and parallel to her.

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Continuity mistake: During the credits, a red and white pole with a light on top appears to the right of the crashed green car.

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Continuity mistake: After Superman is swallowed by the super computer, red acid spills on the computer. Right before the acid breaks the floor, the computer is shown again, completely clean.

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Continuity mistake: After Superman fixes the oil tanker and touching the oil soaked steel, he waves goodbye to the sailors and his hands are clean.

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Continuity mistake: From the inside, the sign on Archibald Data Processing has a square thing on top of the first and last letters. From the outside it doesn't.

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Continuity mistake: When the roller-skate girl grabs the trolley, the cups and food on the upper plate fall. A frame later they're all back on.

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Continuity mistake: When the roller-skate girl grabs the trolley. In the close ups she is bending to the front, in the wide ones standing straight.

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Continuity mistake: When Superman first pulls the stack down to use as a slide for the workers, the bottom where it came out of the roof was a dark color. When the people go to slide down, it's all silver colored.

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Continuity mistake: In the junkyard, when Clark takes the iron lid and gets out of the hole, he leans on his right. In the following shot he is coming out again and repeating the movement.

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Ross Webster: What will it do?
Gus Gorman: Anything I tell it.
Ross Webster: What will it do for me?
Gus Gorman: For you, it will do anything you tell me to tell it to do for you.

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Question: How come Superman is so nice to Gus at the end? He was working with the baddies, he created a computer and the Kryptonite to kill Superman! Yet Superman is totally cool and even asks the coal miners to give Gus a job. Did I miss something?

Answer: The only reason that Gus was working with Ross, Vera and Lorelei was because he stole money from the company he worked at. To avoid going to prison, Gus was forced to do anything that they wanted. After realizing that his computer was designed to do anything it was ordered to, including killing Superman, Gus removed a small screw which shut down the power momentarily but, after the computer brought itself back online, Gus attempted to destroy it with an axe to save Superman. Superman saw this and realised he was wrong about Gus and after the computer was destroyed decided to help Gus find a job.

That makes sense, thank you! Been bugging me for years.

Jen Hen

You're welcome.

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