Superman III

Continuity mistake: The fireman on the right points at the lake and lowers his arm. In the next shot it's up again.

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Continuity mistake: After Clark Kent smashes cake on a man's face, the amount of cake increases in the close-up, especially on his neck.

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Continuity mistake: When a man tries to pick up the toy penguins, a close shot shows them walking, but on the wide shot they are standing still.

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning, when Gus is waiting on the queue of the employment office, the amount of papers by his feet changes between the close shot and the wide one following.

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Continuity mistake: In the employment office, the crushed Coke can jammed between the iron bars changes position between shots.

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Continuity mistake: The location of the staircase leading up to the supercomputer's control console changes. When they first enter the computer, it is at the back of the computer behind a lot of electrical machinery and circuits. When Ross comes down to try and get the screw out of Gus's mouth, the staircase has moved right next to the entrance of the computer (where Vera gets turned into a robot later on).

Continuity mistake: The firetruck's ladder Jimmy climbs up during the chemical plant fire changes between shots. In the first shot its a white-framed ladder at a pretty shallow angle. The ladder in the second shot changes to a black and orange one which is at a much steeper angle and the rungs are spaced further apart. Also in the second shot he is much closer to the top of the ladder than the first shot, and there is no way he climbed up the ladder that fast.

Factual error: At the start we see a blind man and his guide dog, who runs off after a smaller dog. Guide dogs are specifically trained not to do this before being given to their owner.

Other mistake: As Lorelei is held on the wall, there appears to be a chrome ball attached to the belt she has on to give a reference point, and animation was added to complete the scene.

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Revealing mistake: As Evil Superman quips to Clark about wanting to fly, as he struggles Clark's left shoulder goes a little transparent, showing his image was superimposed over the stunt actor.

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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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Revealing mistake: When Clark's sneeze launches the bowling ball, the ball casts no shadow, revealing it's a superimposed image.

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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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Visible crew/equipment: When Superman arrives at the steel chimney in the chemical plant, wires holding him are visible.

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Continuity mistake: The second hole Gus makes with the axe on the laser ball is smaller a second later.

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

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

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