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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Plot hole: Webster mentions reading about Kryptonite in an interview with Superman. Why would Superman give away his weakness in an interview?

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Revealing mistake: At the chemical plant, just before Superman takes off to save the people trapped on the roof, the wires are visible.

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

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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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