Superman III

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.

Sacha Premium member

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.

Sacha Premium member

Continuity mistake: When Superman is about to tilt the Leaning Tower of Pisa, he places his hand with the thumb up. A frame later it's down.

Sacha Premium member

Continuity mistake: When bad Superman punches Clark, he lands half a meter behind a red car hood. In the following shot the hood is by his side.

Sacha Premium member
Superman III mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When the Olympic marathon runner holds the torch while running on the track toward the stairs, he has a large upper body build. Also, his shirt has a very noticeable logo that is lying right on his sternum. As he climbs the stairs we see him from behind and this is the last of the real footage from the Olympics. The actor holding the torch, that gets blown out, does not climb the stairs near as gracefully as the Olympic athlete. When they show him from the front, not only does he have very little upper body muscle, but his face is nowhere near the same as the athlete in the stock footage. (01:12:10)

Continuity mistake: After Evil Superman was done melting the mirror in the bar he slowly stood up from the stool to leave the place. The immediate next shot from the sidewalk right outside the bar shows a pedestrian approaching, and as he walks by the establishment Superman can be seen through the window still sitting down at the counter.

Ross Webster: Congratulations, Gus, old buddy. You're going to go down in history as the man who killed Superman.

More quotes from Superman III

Trivia: Annette O'Toole, who played Lana Lang in Superman III, plays Clark Kent's mom on Smallville.

More trivia for Superman III

Question: In the original Superman television series, Superman created a duplicate of himself so that he could be in two places at once. However, as one went to pull the bars out of the wall, he had to have the other help, as the strength of one was half that of the original. That said, how is it that both Clark and Evil Superman have the same strength of the whole being after being split?

Movie Nut

Chosen answer: The effects of Red Kryptonite on Superman are always random and unpredictable. In the comics, the effect lasts 24 hours, however, for a film, they last as long as the writer needs them to. This time, it copied all of his powers as well to make the Evil Superman.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member
More questions & answers from Superman III

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.