Superman III

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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Revealing mistake: When the two Supermen are fighting, towards the end Clark chokes evil Superman. In this shot you can see where they cropped a stuntman's hands in the place, where Clark's hands would be, in order to have Christopher Reeve play both parts.

Audio problem: When the power goes out all over Metropolis because of the Super Computer, Ricky and Lana are in the subway and panicking. Ricky cries out, "Why aren't the lights going on, " but you never see his mouth move.

Continuity mistake: A thief comes out of the Century Savings Bank, but the money bag he holds reads Metropolis Bank.

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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 Ross is bitten by Gus, his hand lies vertically on Gus' head. A shot later it lies horizontally. (01:41:29)

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Continuity mistake: When Gus disconnects the computer Superman lies flat on the floor. A shot later his right shoulder is raised, and his body rests on his left side.

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Revealing mistake: During the wedding and tornado in Colombia, huge rocks fall on the people's heads and shoulders, but they stand-up harmless or react calmly, revealing they were hit by fake prop rocks.

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Audio problem: When the tornado in Colombia starts, two women sitting outside the church start crying "Mira pa'rriba" among other lines, but her mouths are not moving.

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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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