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Friday the 13th Part III (1982) Poster

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Jump to: Anachronisms (1) | Boom mic visible (4) | Character error (1) | Continuity (47) | Crew or equipment visible (10) | Factual errors (1) | Plot holes (2) | Revealing mistakes (12) | Spoilers (1)

Anachronisms 

Jason gets his clothing for this installment from the clothesline in the opening scene. However, when Chris has a flashback involving him, he's wearing this newly obtained outfit.

Boom mic visible 

Shadow on Chuck's shirt as he walks downstairs to check the fuses.
As the female driver of the van gets out of the van to go to Vera's (Shelly's date) house, the boom mic is reflected on the side of the van.
When the van is parked, after the two people are killed, a microphone is reflected in the side of the van.
Reflection in the car windshield when Shelly is starting it up to leave the store.
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Character error 

The position of unconscious Jason's legs changes.
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Continuity 

Jason has no wound in his shoulder, despite being stabbed deeply with the machete at the end of Part II.
Jason approaches Loco with a five-pronged pitchfork, but when Loco is stabbed, he is stabbed by a four-prong pitchfork.
Part 3 is supposed to take place 24 hours after part 2, yet Jason's appearance changes drastically: he is noticeably taller and no longer has any hair or beard.
In the TV report in the beginning, the newscaster says there were 8 victims of the previous attack. There were actually 9 victims not including Alice in the beginning of the second movie. Victims in order: Crazy Ralph, Policeman, Scott, Terry, Mark, Jeff, Sandra, Vickie, and Paul. Paul is not seen killed in the second film but Ginny is focused on as the only survivor in the TV report.
Jason stabs Debbie with a knife so long it goes through her and extends a few inches. Chris pulls it from her and stabs Jason with it, yet it is shorter. It is even shorter when Jason throws it at her.
After yelling at Harold, Edna closes the window, getting the curtain stuck in it. In the next shot, the curtain is no longer stuck but is hanging inside the window.
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When Harold is stabbed with the meat cleaver by Jason, the blood goes all the way down to his stomach, but when he falls on the floor, there is only blood around the cleaver.
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When Chili is handing Andy the joint, the way she is holding it changes between shots.
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When Chris shows Debbie the hammock, between shots the way the net hangs and the position of the net changes.
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The quilt, as Debbie is killed, loses its 3D design.
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The number and position of tires on the metal tire rack outside the store change.
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The design of chair which Chris throws through the window changes.
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The sign by Harold's fishbowl disappears in close shots.
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When Chuck makes the popcorn the amount of popcorn in the pan and around the stove differs between shots.
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When Chris comes out from the green door waving a knife at Jason, the green door closes all the way behind her. It cuts to Jason and then back to to Chris, and behind her in the background the green door is now wide open.
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Between shots when Chili walks in, the pan goes from on the stove, to on the table.
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When the kids stop for the police cars who rush by, we get to look out the back window of the car. You can see a car and a road sign there. These two weren't there when they pulled over.
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After Chris wakes up in the boat, the front of the boat gets stuck in some logs. The logs change position around the front of the boat between shots.
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Chris puts her lantern down on a table in the sitting room, before going upstairs and finding the flooded bathroom. Later when Rick's body is thrown through the window, the lantern has vanished.
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In the recap of Friday the 13th Part 2, Ginny removes Jason's head cloth and leaves it by his head. In the newly filmed shot of him moving the machete, the cloth is suddenly by his chest.
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When Chris is put in the police car at the end of the film, the car window rolls itself up higher between shots.
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When Chris runs into the bedroom away from Jason, there is a long decorative picture hanging to the left of the window, and between shots a long piece of brown string, hanging down the painting, alternatively appears/disappears.
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When Jason moves to spear Loco with the pitchfork, the prongs are curved down. But when it goes through him, the prongs are suddenly pointing upward.
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When Ali punches the car windshield, the whole pane of glass is smashed out, but in the next shot the pattern of the missing glass is completely different.
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When Nick walks into the room, after Chris discovers Shelley in the cupboard, he leaves the door wide open. When the others enter the door is half shut.
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Between shots, as Harold spits the fish food out, the position of the figurine fisherman's wooden rod changes.
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When they arrive at the lake and get out of the van, Chris gets out and slams the door twice.
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When Shelley grabs Vera's ankle, she shakes her shoe off in the over-the-shoulder POV, and it's only held on by the strap around her ankle. In the front shot, it's back on her foot again.
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When Shelly throws the wallet to Vera in the store, he is wearing a watch. But that shot is the only shot he has a watch on.
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When Chris spots the ax in the barn, it is resting on the ground. But in the shot where she picks it up, it is resting on a metal object.
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When Chris is being choked by Jason in the van, the window is rolled all the way down. Chris turns it one full-turn, and in the next shot, it is rolled all the way up.
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Chris stabbed Jason all the way through his left hand. But in all subsequent shots, his hand only shows blood and damage on the back.
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When Andy is killed, the shot from below shows his head hitting the ground, but the next shot shows him still on his hands and then falling.
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When Debbie enters the shower, she still has her necklace on. But when she gets out, the necklace is no longer there.
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Vera puts Shelly's wallet in her tan pants outside of the store. Later on the dock, she pulls the wallet out of her red pants.
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After Ali smashes the windshield, you can see the Olympia beer truck behind him is parked parallel with the road. But when Shelly turns the car around and drives back at him, the truck is now diagonal to the road.
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In the barn towards the end of the movie, Chris is being chased by Jason and the main pathway in the barn is clear of obstacles. However, in the closing shot showing Jason lying with the ax in his head, there is all sorts of clutter behind him with no explanation of how it was placed there.
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Harold has an apron on when he brings the rabbit into the barn. Then he runs out and in the next shot he's running by Edna, but he doesn't have the apron on.
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When Loco is about to be killed in the barn, Jason lunges toward him with a five pronged pitchfork. In the next shot he is being stabbed in the stomach with a four pronged pitchfork.
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When Vera drops the wallet, it falls straight off the dock. Yet seconds later, it has floated several yards away and is not moving.
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Jason could only have gotten Andy up onto the beam by standing on the hammock, yet there is no blood anywhere.
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When Chris and friends stop at Vera's house to pick her up, she comes outside with no suitcases or bags, yet she is able to change her clothes throughout the movie.How can this be if she took no luggage to the lake with her.
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Chilli pours popcorn into a sieve and opens the salt and sets it on the table, she then hands a flashlight to Chuck and tells him to go check the fusebox. In the very next shot you see her opening the salt again.
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When Chilli leans down to check on Shelly she stands up and her hand has blood on it, yet when she runs from the room screaming for Debbie and Andy her hand is clean.
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In the newscast at the beginning of the film, we are told "Ginny Fields miraculously survived repeated attacks by the ax-wielding killer." In "Friday the 13th: Part 2," Jason did not use an ax in any of the death scenes. Jason doesn't kill anyone with an ax until "Friday the 13th, Part IV: The Final Chapter."
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When they pull over to the roadside for the police cars, the van clearly comes to a stop. But when the camera cuts straight to inside the van, the view out of the back window shows the van is still moving.
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After Ginny and her boyfriend leave the Jason's shack in the opening there is an insert shot of Jason setting the machete on the ground. However, when Jason jumps through the window at the end of Part 2 the machete is still embedded in his shoulder.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Chris is on the wooden beam in the stable, as she jumps down to land on Jason you can see a safety wire to the bottom left of the screen.
When Loco, Fox and Ali stand by the van before they steal the gas, the long black boom pole is clearly reflected in the back window of the van.
It's obvious that Harold is wearing a chest pad when he is killed by Jason with the meat cleaver.
After Vera says "uh-oh," as she and Shelley sit in the car outside the grocery store, the camera pans around to the side window. You can see a hooded cameraman reflected in the small triangular window, as the camera pans.
When the camera pans past the door, as Chris walks to the cabin, the camera is reflected in the glass windows of the door.
Set lighting visible in the van windshield as Chris begins driving away.
A cameraman is reflected in the back window of the car, when Rick and Chris go for a drive.
One can actually see members of the crew reflected on the side window's car at 00:36:00.
The wires controlling the snake, harpoon, eye, and the knife Jason throws at Chris are all visible when they come at you on the screen.
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After Chris puts the noose around Jason's neck and throws him from the loft of the barn to hang him, she goes down to the ground floor to leave the barn, but the door is secured with a piece of 2-by-4 as a cross board. Chris hits upward with a metal object to release the board. Just as she finishes removing the board, you can see movement of a crew member through the barn door cracks.
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Factual errors 

After Ali breaks the windshield, the shot from the front of the car shows the glass breaks like a regular window indicating it isn't automotive safety glass. Safety glass has been required by law for new and replacement windshields since the 1940s.

Plot holes 

When Andy is cut in half by Jason, blood spurts everywhere yet when his girlfriend gets out of the shower and walks past the spot she doesn't notice (or tread in) the floor covered in blood. Even though Andy's bisected body is hanging over her head she doesn't notice until a few small drops of blood drip down, despite the massive wound.
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In the van, Shelly has brought a small box which presumably contains masks and make-up for his pranks. Yet he somehow also fits a spear gun, wet suit, and hatchet in there.
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Revealing mistakes 

Fox is moving as she hangs dead from the roof.
When Jason crushes Rick's head, it is obvious the head is made from wood and is resting on a metal shoulder frame.
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Right before Chris stops the van to avoid hitting Abel, you can see there is no one in the back of the van.
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Obvious stunt double when Chris is hanging from the window. The double has curlier hair.
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When Debbie strips naked to get into bed with Andy, you can see that she is wearing skin-colored pants.
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During the opening sequence involving Harold and the clothesline, there is a foreign object on the lens of the camera - noticeable in the bottom left corner in several shots.
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When Loco looks up to where Fox is for the second time, after he has told her to get down and has grabbed the container of gasoline, she is gone, but we can see a foot (probably Jason's) stepping out of view of the camera in the lower right corner of the upper barn doorway.
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Jason's white foam padding (giving him a more bulky and pot belly appearance) is visible under his shirt several times throughout the movie.
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On the back cover of the DVD it says "for another group of naive councilors". The cast in the film are not cast as councilors, they are just friends of Chris, who is taking them for a getaway holiday to her parent's retreat in the woods.
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When Chris is getting her bags out of the van and Shelly surprises her, you can see Rick waiting in the driver's side rear view mirror waiting for Chris to scream, which is his cue to enter the frame.
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When Jason falls from the barn loft it's obvious the rope that is supposed to be around his neck in a noose is really a harness.
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When Jason gets through the window to chase Chris, both his eyes look normal behind the mask.
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Spoilers 

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Revealing mistakes 

When Chris picks up the axe to kill Jason, the way she holds the axe shows that it is actually very light, and possibly made of plastic, rubber or foam.
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