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Supergirl (1984) Poster

(1984)

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When Eddie the truck driver asks Supergirl if she's Superman's best friend, she replies "No, his cousin". However, Supergirl knows her cousin only as 'Kal-El' and as she has only just arrived on Earth, she has no way of knowing yet that Kal-El is called 'Superman' on Earth. Therefore, she would not understand Eddie's question.
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Continuity 

Supergirl positions her body twice in the flying ballet.
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The jogger in the first dorm scene runs through the glass doors twice.
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When Selena is holding the glass champagne and says "I can't wait 'till the world is mine", from a back shot her finger is below liquid level, in the following shot it is above it.
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There is no explanation for how Supergirl would know her cousin is Superman with the alias of Clark Kent working for the Daily Planet. Nor is there any explanation of where her costume comes from.
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In Superman, Lois Lane says that her sister (Lucy Lane) have three kids. In this movie, Lucy is portrayed as a teenager, in 1984 (six years later).
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Supergirl's bracelet changes hands during the "Chicago Lights" sequence.
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In the "super showdown" scene, Supergirl reaches for the poles twice
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At the beginning of the movie, Selena drives her car to the right side of the house. When the shot changes, the car is several feet further back and is now heading across the front of the entrance.
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When at home, Selena says that the world is at her wish and looks down at the bronze sculpture which she is holding close to her chin. In the following angle her hand swaps to stomach level.
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At Selena's picnic, the label of the champagne keeps turning to face the camera.
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While Selena is burning the chicken, in the close up shot big flames come out, but a split second later, from a different angle, there's just smoke.
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Selena starts to say that everything is history and turns around to say the world is hers. Right then the angle changes and cupboards appear on the right from nowhere. When the angle changes, the cupboards disappear.
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When Selena holds on to the fridge door, an American flag appears and disappears between shots.
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When Ethan enters Selena's house, Selena opens the fridge. Her position behind the door changes from being in the middle to the right of it between shots.
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When Supergirl visits the principal's office, he is holding the glass down, close to the medicine bottle. When the angle changes, the glass is up without him having raised it.
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When the truck crushes the red car, the woman with the trolley makes a right to protect herself. When the angle changes she repeats the previous movement.
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When Ethan falls unconscious on the couch, his arm is close to his face. In the following shot it has moved down.
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At Selena's party, while Nigel is talking to the blonde girl, the green straw in his cocktail moves around between shots.
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The mirror in the castle changes to transparent glass when Supergirl flies through it. After the vortex swallows Selena and Bianca, it turns back into a mirror.
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Supergirl crushes a rock and gets dirt all over the sleeve of her suit. A second later dirt is gone and the suit is clean.
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Inside the girl's bathroom, when the red-haired girl comes running in with her friend, the towel is lying messy on the sink and a second later it's neatly folded.
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When the redhead girl and her friend fall on the girl's bathroom, the girl on the far left is holding a multicolored towel with circles drawn on. A split second later the circles are there but the towel is white.
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After her fight with the invisible monster, Supergirl walks by the broken steel door she fell against, and it looks more crumpled and worn out than before.
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When Selena pulls the Coffer of Shadow out of its secret place under the rug where it is stuck it is facing away from her, when she lands on her back still holder the coffer, it is facing towards her.
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While trapped in the Phantom Zone, Supergirl falls into a pit of black slime that stains her whole costume. In the next scene the costume appears clean and laundered.
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Selena's friend places the bottle of milk on the center of the burning chicken to extinguish it. When the angle changes the bottle is on the left side of the chicken.
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In the "monster tractor" scene, Lucy bangs her head on the right hand side before being knocked unconscious [rather easily], however when Jimmy asks if she's alright, Lucy says "I think so, I hit my head", and rubs the left hand side of her head, indicating the side that was hurt.
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When Bianca says she is going to kill someone down at the DWP because they have turned off the water again. The water company in the Chicago area is the DWM (Department of Water Management).
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Crew or equipment visible 

Crane used for flying shadow cast on the school building when Supergirl flies up and hits the invisible monster.
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When Selena visits the school, there's a tube reflected on her window. When her car starts to move we see it's part of a structure used for lighting.
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Crane used for flying reflected in the window when Supergirl flies out.
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During the "monster tractor" sequence, a boom operator is visible in the wrecked bar's mirror.
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Errors in geography 

When Supergirl is flying over Chicago mountains can be seen in the background. The magical mountains of Chicago are never visible, as they are usually hiding at the bottom of Lake Michigan.
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Miscellaneous 

the girl jogger in the dorm scene is seen initially wearing a red, white and blue sweatband but after the girl yells "Man on the floor" she is seen running into a dorm room wearing a dark green sweatband.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

At one point during her journey to the Phantom Zone, only the upper half of Supergirl's body is contained within the crystal portal. This is not a goof. In Superman and Superman II, only the faces of the three Kryptonian criminals are visible within the crystal portal. Therefore it is simply an abstract representation of each character's image, not a literal one.
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Kara has to ride out of the micro-world before she gains her powers, but at the end of the movie she is able to fly all the way back home. It is plausible that her exposure to gravitational radiation during her journey from innerspace to outer space, as mentioned by Zaltar, altered her molecular structure to the point that receipt of her powers upon her exposure to our yellow sun was permanent, enabling her to fly back to Argo City unchanged. As her mother said, "Then she'll never be the same, ever."
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During the Phantom Zone sequence, the slimy bog in which Supergirl almost drowns is obviously not very deep; her legs and derriere can be seen clearly, as she drags herself halfway out of the black mire. This is subjective. It's possible that her body has not yet sunk deep enough due to the consistency of the mire, or that despite it being so shallow she is simply too exhausted and the mire is too thick to pull herself out.
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Plot holes 

The tires sitting by the gas station during the construction machine running rampant sequence catch fire, yet there is no reason for then to have caught fire in the first place. All the sparks and fire were nowhere near the tires.
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Revealing mistakes 

After Supergirl lands on Earth, she flies very close to a lake, but she doesn't have a reflection in the water.
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As Supergirl changes to Linda Lee for the first time, she puts her right foot behind the tree, then picks up her left foot to bring it in front of her right, but before her left foot is out of sight, her right foot emerges from behind the tree.
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When the invisible monster crushes Supergirl against a steel door, she flies to fight him and the wires holding her are visible.
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When Selena uses her magical powers to accelerate the fairground ride to super fast speed, the twinkling fairground lights in the background are also flashing much faster. They obviously played the tape back at high speed to achieve this.
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When Supergirl is flying at super speed, the cars from the green-screen movie are also sped up.
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When Supergirl is passing by the town, flying towards the mountain, she flies very close to the ground but no-one looks at her.
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In the castle, when Bianca says "I think I'll be going", the glass on the mirror has wrinkles, revealing that it's not glass.
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When Selena breaks the brick wall, the concrete holding it flutters, revealing it's a mere brown piece of fabric.
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When Selena points at the fairground ride holding Linda and Ethan to make it speed up, you can see the ride through Selena's pointing finger (bad matte work).
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During the fight with the Invisible Monster in front of the girls' school, Supergirl gets thrown towards the lamppost she later uses to defeat the monster. She is clearly 1 or 2 feet from the lamppost, yet she bounces like she hit it, and falls to the ground.
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When the principal first introduces Linda Lee to her new room mate, Lucy Lane, there is a box of Frosted Flakes cereal standing upright on a table against the wall. Moments later, the box is on its side as Lucy walks over to clean off the bed.
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When Selina breaks out of the cage, the bars kink like hollow tubes, instead of bending like solid rods.
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In many of the flying scenes, black wires are visible holding up the actress and the items she carries.
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