Superman III
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Continuity mistake: From the wide shots, the black stripe on the side of the oil tanker is 12 to 15 meters wide, but on the close-up of evil Superman destroying the tanker shows it's thinned to barely a couple meters wide.

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Visible crew/equipment: When bad Superman is bending the glass from the bar, watch the right side of the screen and you'll see the reflection of the cameraman slowly sneaking in.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Brad opens the door to Gus, cameras and equipment are reflected in the glass.

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Factual error: The supercomputer has the British spelling 'Defence' written on it, instead of the American 'Defense', even though the movie takes place in the USA.

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Revealing mistake: When Evil Superman blows out the acid from his hands, the tube used to throw the liquid can be seen for a brief second standing out from his finger.

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Continuity mistake: Before Gus gets on the skis his shoes are grey with thick black stripes. When he lands he has plain brown shoes.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Superman is landing to stop the plough machine, the wires holding him are visible.

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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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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)

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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: The shot outside of the bus where Jimmy and Clark are shows a woman and a man sitting on the front seats. In the shot inside the bus they disappear.

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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: 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: When Superman fixes the Pisa tower, there's a wire on the left side, most probably the system to move the prop.

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Revealing mistake: When Gus flies off with his skis, note that the wooden lattice is already broken before his crash to allow for the stunt.

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Continuity mistake: In the junkyard, when Clark takes the iron lid and gets out of the hole, he leans on his right. In the following shot he is coming out again and repeating the movement.

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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: 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?

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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.

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