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Spider-Man 3 (2007) Poster

(2007)

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Mary Jane is singing on stage at the beginning of the film, the audience applauds after the first couple of lines. In the next shot, no one in the audience is clapping, though the applause can still be heard.
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When the jazz band starts to play "Stormy Weather", the first note of the drum part is a striking of the snare drum with a brush, but we don't see the drummer move his arm to play this note.
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When Peter Parker takes Gwen Stacy to the jazz bar, you can clearly hear drums and cymbals when Peter is dancing, but the drummer in the background is only tapping his drumsticks together.
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When Peter starts to place a call on the pay phone before speaking to his landlord, the coins drop directly to the coin return. Then, when he actually hangs up, there is no sound for the coins being returned.
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At Peter's apartment building the first time after he yells at his landlord, Peter places a call on the pay phone. First you can hear the coins dropping right through to the coin return as Peter drops them in, then there is no sound of the coins being returned when Peter hangs up the phone.
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Character error 

Seeing as how the symbiote can mimic clothing, why does Peter bother buying clothes during the montage sequence?
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When Harry is looking down at Peter from the balcony when Mary Jane is singing in Broadway and Peter is singing along, Mary Jane sings one thing and Peter mouths another.
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Continuity 

Whenever Spider-Man removes his mask, his costume (both red and black versions) has a turtleneck collar that goes up to the middle of his neck. Whenever his costume is shown underneath his clothes, the collar is much lower.
When Eddie dashes through the doors to Jameson's office, Miss Brant picks up the phone. In the very next shot she is in the background looking at Eddie and Jameson, but is no longer holding the phone.
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When Peter goes to tell Aunt May he is going to propose to Mary Jane, Aunt May starts to hug Peter with her head over his left shoulder. In the next shot from another angle, her head has shifted to Peter's right shoulder.
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When Peter visits Aunt May, she takes milk out of the refrigerator to put into her tea. The milk later disappears from the counter without her turning back or going to the refrigerator.
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The first time Peter calls M.J. her voice message says 'Hi, it's M.J., sing your song at the beep. Beep!". Later in the film he calls her again and her message now goes: 'Hi, it's me, sing your song at the beep!' with the phone providing the second beep. While it possible she changed her voice message in the interim, this is more likely a continuity error.
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Mary Jane is wearing high heels when she first takes the stage in the Jazz Room. Later on, she is suddenly wearing flats.
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Before the final battle, when the crowd looks up at Spidey swinging in toward the building, the fireman at the left of the screen picks up the same child three times.
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When Harry and MJ are cooking together, after the food gets spilled, the two of them look at each other, and MJ puts her hand on the left side of Harry's face. In the next shot, it's on the right side.
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When Peter attends Mary Jane's opening performance and then takes her to the park, he's wearing a light blue shirt that changes from "button-down" collar style (unbuttoned - you can see the buttons under the collar flaps) to "plain" collar and back to button-down (unbuttoned again, but you can't see the buttons this time).
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In the final fight the amount of mask on Peter's face and chin after it is ripped changes.
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The Sandman throws a cop from the top of the sand truck, and he lands on a car. An interior shot of the car shows the windshield shattering, but exterior shots show the windshield still intact.
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When Harry and Peter meet in the coffee shop, just over Peter's left shoulder, the same three extras (two women together with winter scarves and a man holding a cup) loop to and from the counter several times over the course of the scene.
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After the crane first crashes into the building, Gwen helps one of the other models up. The model is then seen standing next to the photographer several feet away, and then is once more behind Gwen in the next shot.
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In the bell tower when Peter's tearing the black suit off, there is a shot from behind where he goes to slam his right fist down, but it's his left fist that lands.
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Crew or equipment visible 

Shadow of camera briefly visible in the scene where the symbiote is getting ready to "attack" Peter Parker on the bed.
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When the Sandman throws a car into the street, it clearly hits one car that turns sideways, then goes through the center of the street. Two cars behind the first hit, however, are pushed to the side, and the mechanism pipe that moves the cars is clearly visible.
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During Peter and Harry's brawl, Peter is grappling with Harry on the floor and when Peter jumps up from lying on his back, an acrobat's cable can be seen on Peter's back.
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Errors in geography 

A part of the movie features the Cleveland Trust Rotunda in the background where one can easily read "Cleveland Trust" inscribed on the Romanesque structure, although the movie is supposed to be set in New York city. Two other unique Cleveland landmarks are also briefly visible - Terminal Tower, and the marquee entrance to Playhouse Square Center.
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Factual errors 

Captain Stacy is shown wearing a variety of medals above his shield (badge). The green bar with gold stars, and the plain green bar should be worn at the TOP of his shield, above all the other bars, (not halfway down), as they represent the Medal of Honor and the Combat Cross. (The NYPD's Highest and Second-Highest awards).
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Several scenes show police officers having an "N.Y.P.D. Police Department" patch instead of the actual patch which would read "Police Department, City of New York". In addition, the real police officers (non actors) can be seen wearing the genuine patch in scenes filmed on location in New York.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The first time the Symbiote covers Peter's Spider Man suit and "copies" it, Peter isn't wearing the spider man mask, however the symbiote copies the mask exactly, as if Peter were wearing it. However, considering the symbiote affects his mind and amplifies his emotions, it's possible the symbiote copied the suit from Peter's memory.
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When Peter takes Gwen to the jazz club and they sit at the table, you can clearly see Willem Dafoe (who died as Norman Osborn in Spider-Man) sitting and enjoying himself as an extra at the table behind them. This use of major cast members doubling as extras is a habit of director Sam Raimi, which recalls his first low-budget movies.
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Eddie Brock is the new guy trying to get a job at the Bugle, but in Spider-Man, Jameson and Robertson talk about a photographer named Eddie who already works for the Bugle. However, they never said Eddie Brock, so "reintroducing" the character does not break continuity.
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When Harry and Peter are playing basketball in Harry's house, Peter hits the vase. When Harry grabs the basketball the ball is apparently sticking to his fingertips. Holding a basketball like this is difficult, but not impossible for a very-skilled basketball player (or someone with Harry's newfound superhuman abilities.)
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The main camera Eddie shoots on is a Nikon D50, which is a digital SLR (the LCD screen of the camera complete with "Nikon" logo at the bottom is also visible for a short time in one scene). Although it's a digital camera, it makes a distinct sound, like a mechanical film feed. In fact this is the sound of the reflex mirror moving for each shot, which all SLR cameras (digital or not) make.
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Plot holes 

When Spider-man shows up for the main fight scene, a lady holding a girl says "look!" and everyone turns around to see him. But the lady and girl are facing the other direction, so she couldn't have seen Spider-man coming.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Peter and Mary Jane are lying in Peter's spider web near the beginning of the movie, as the scene is zooming out you can clearly see a strand of web made out of chain near the bottom of the screen.
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When the police are searching for Sandman in the sand truck, the cover for the truck is tied down by multiple cords, but the officer unties only one cord before the whole thing comes off.
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When the cop holding a shovel is walking on top of the sand in the truck concealing Sandman, you can see the right hand edge of the platform used to stop him sinking into the sand. He stops right at the edge of the platform to raise the shovel.
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After Peter leaves Aunt May and is on his little yellow bike, when Harry swoops down to knock Peter off, Peter's red helmet flies off behind him a split second before he is actually hit.
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When Spider-Man chases Sandman into the storm drain, he tears the grate out of the street, also ripping out concrete and causing cracks in the pavement. When the camera angle cuts to looking up from the storm drain, there is a nice square hole as if the grate were lifted out neatly.
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Peter has a engagement ring put in a glass of champagne to propose to Mary Jane. However, when he retrieves the ring from the glass, there are no bubbles.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

When Dark Spider-Man meets Harry on Harry's balcony, his hair can be seen changing positions between shots.
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Continuity 

When Spiderman is being pummeled by the Sandman while being held down by Venom, underneath his eye, his mask is being held together by a couple of pieces of thread. When he is shown in later scenes, though, his mask has about 3/4 of an inch of fabric left holding it together.
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Continuity 

During the final fight scene, MJ's tie changes from a short necktie to a normal tie and back again.
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Continuity 

When Harry is lying unconscious on the ground and Peter is trying to revive him, Harry's head changes position between shots without Peter touching it.
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Continuity 

When Peter throws Harry out the window, pieces of glass appear and disappear from Harry's left shoulder.
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Continuity 

Before Peter and Harry have their fight at the Osborn mansion, Harry pours himself a martini and is still holding it when he turns around to talk to Peter. After Peter punches him, the martini disappears.
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Continuity 

Just before Mary Jane throws a hollow brick onto Venom's head, his back is briefly shown where it can be seen that he is not wearing anything under the symbiote. But later at the end when Spider-man tries to save Eddie by pulling him out, his clothing comes back on him.
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Revealing mistakes 

The explosion when Venom was killed between the metal pipes looks quite unrealistic - it's blast radius doesn't even reach Spider-Man as is somehow limited by the circle of pipes, which have deformed from the explosion. The same grenade, when Spider-Man threw it to Harry, did clearly more damage.
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Revealing mistakes 

After Spider-Man and Green Goblin 2 rescue Mary Jane from the fall, and Goblin sarcastically asks Spider-Man and Mary Jane if they're busy, his scarification is missing.
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Revealing mistakes 

At one point when Mary Jane's taxi briefly plummets back to the ground, Kirsten Dunst is laughing rather than screaming in terror.
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