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Every time Richard White makes a radio call in his airplane, he starts with "November." All airplanes registered in the United States have an identification number that starts with N, which is November in the NATO alphabet. However, domestic pilots making radio calls never say the N because it's redundant.
When Superman flies Lois back to the roof of The Daily Planet building, the camera is facing away from the building. They spiral up and over the wall, and land with Superman on the right and Lois on the left. The next shot is a reverse angle with the camera facing toward the building, but Superman and Lois have switched places.
Clark returns to the Daily Planet and talks to Jimmy. Perry White calls Jimmy into his office. Jimmy tells Clark he has to go, but he'll be back to check on him in a sec. Jimmy turns toward Mr. White's office to walk away. In the next shot, Jimmy faces Clark again, then turns around again to walk away. Between shots, the extras in the background disappear.
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Errors in geography
Outside Lex's inherited villa his henchmen arrive in a van riddled with holes. The van used is a Ford Transit MK5 which was never produced in North America, the first Transit to be produced in North America was the MK6 in Mexico and the anticipated MK8 in the USA but production is not expected to begin until 2012.
Lois Lane would not yet be eligible for a Pulitzer prize. They are awarded each year for outstanding achievements in the previous calendar year. "Why the World Doesn't Need Superman" was published February 14, 2006. The movie takes place in September 2006 (evidenced by the date of the mock "Superman Is Dead" edition).
Immediately following the planting of the crystal/kryptonite seed, a cigar is dropped into the utility corridor and a natural gas line ruptures, the cigar ignites the natural gas. In reality a cigar burns at around 400°F while natural gas ignites at around 1000°F, therefore the cigar could not possibly have ignited the natural gas flooding the corridor.
Incorrectly regarded as goofs
Inconsistencies with Superman (1978), Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983), and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) are not being counted as goofs. Bryan Singer stated that Superman Returns (2006) ignores the latter two film and is a loose sequel to the concepts of the first two, with chronology and other story details adjusted. Therefore IMDB is treating this film as a separate entity.
When the shuttle engine started, the airplane should have been destroyed. The wings of a commercial airplane are not designed to stand supersonic speed. However, the plane wouldn't immediately hit supersonic speeds. Plus, with the two crafts connected as they were, it's possible they *never* would've hit supersonic speeds, just speeds far in excess of design specs.