Superman III

Continuity mistake: When good Clark is on the trash compactor about to be covered in metal parts, he lays on a blue car hood. Depending on the angle the hood is barely rusty or very rusty.

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Continuity mistake: The three baddies arrive at the warehouse, turn on the lights, and watch the supercomputer, standing by two power generators. Cut to a panoramic view of the computer and the lights are out and the baddies gone.

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Continuity mistake: During the tablecloth scene, while Ross listens to Gus, the coffee pot located a meter to the right appears right behind Ross between one frame and another.

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Continuity mistake: At the acid storage room, while the chemist says that the temperature can't rise to much you can see the needle on the background way to the right revealing it's hot. But the next shots of the needle show it on the very left first and rising on the second.

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Continuity mistake: When the green car crashes, it leaves a lot of rubble in front of it. In the wide shot, the street is clean.

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Continuity mistake: Before Superman fixes the Pisa tower, the Italian seller is seen holding a statue by its base. A frame later he holds it by the side.

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Continuity mistake: When Clark is waiting for the steel lid to crush him, he raises his arms up. In the next angle they are down and close to his side.

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Continuity mistake: When Gus takes the tablecloth off, he walks on top of the fallen stuff to talk about Superman, and then the amount of stuff left behind keeps changing between shots.

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Continuity mistake: The two firemen pointing at the lake are standing close to each other. In the wider angle they are much farther away.

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Continuity mistake: When Vera is getting sucked into the computer, she has white gloves on. Seconds later, during her robot transformation, there is a full screen close up of her hand without any glove. Then, when Vera emerges from the wreckage of the computer a few minutes later, she has her gloves on again.

Continuity mistake: Before the truck is about to fall off the bridge, the blue car in the water moves from a 5 o'clock direction, to a 3 o'clock depending on the shot.

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Continuity mistake: While Superman is grabbing the steel chimney, the worker in the far left is seen hurrying to the right to meet his pals. In the next shot he is repeating the movement again.

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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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Trivia: Richard Pryor originally turned the film down because he thought the script was rubbish. He admitted he only accepted the role because he was offered five million dollars for it.

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Question: Why was Lex Luthor absent in this movie? Not only he didn't appear but wasn't even mentioned. Did Gene Hackman refuse to reprise the role in this movie?

Answer: There were rumors that Hackman was angry with the Salkind Brothers (the producers) for firing director Richard Donner, though Hackman later disputed saying that. His explanation, though he may have been downplaying the real reason, was that he had a number of other movie projects at the time, and he also did not wish to continually play the same villain in an ongoing movie series.

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