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Other mistake: The snake scale changes size and shape each time it's seen, it begins as a large hexagonal shape bigger than Deckard's finger tip when he first finds it, it's later seen as a very small triangular shape in the sample bag and it ends up as a guitar plectrum shaped object when he hands it to the street merchant for identification.

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Continuity mistake: When Deckard is snooping about in Zhora's dressing room asking questions. We see her putting on high heel mid-calf boots (just under her shin pads). Watch the chase sequence soon after. Especially when she gets shot and is on the ground picking herself up, you can see she is wearing what looks like black trainers.

Revealing mistake: There are at least two rain related problems in the city exterior shots: it's noticeably misaligned when Rick and Gaff are outside Leon's apartment building (towards the right it falls straight down, yet towards the left it falls at an angle). The second is when Gaff encounters Rick and the now dead Baty on the hotel roof; despite previous shots showing no awning or any type of cover above said roof, Gaff is visibly dry and actually standing in front of the rainfall, only getting wet when he steps into the background.

Continuity mistake: The dialogue between Holden and Leon in the beginning never matches the interrogation tapes during the films (excluding Deckard's recall a moment before he confronts Pris). Most notable are the time and speaking manner. It can be heard when Deckard and Bryant listen to the tape.

Other mistake: When the woman puts the snake scale under the microscope she doesn't take it out of the bag. She turns on a monitor to view the image; the image when shown is on a different monitor (you can tell by the controls to the right of the image). The image is not a snake scale, it is a marijuana leaf from the Sharf book (his book is in the ending credits).

Character mistake: When Deckard is talking to the street merchant trying to identify the snake scale, the identification number he reads aloud is not the number that shows on the monitor.

Continuity mistake: When we first see Deckard he is sitting down and reading a newspaper. After a little bit of time a seat becomes available at the restaurant across the way. The cook calls him over. Deckard then folds the newspaper once and places it over his head to shield himself from the rain. We see him run across the thoroughfare and off camera. It then cuts to him making his last couple steps to the waiting seat and the newspaper is now folded twice.

Continuity mistake: As Deckard is giving Rachel the V.K. test, it shows that her eyes are a shade of green. Her eyes are actually dark brown.

Continuity mistake: When Deckard shoots Zhora, she crashes down through a glass wall and her cape is rolled over her head; in the next shot, In which she's crawling on the floor, her cape is straight behind her back.

Continuity mistake: Just after Rachel asks Deckard if he ever took the VK test himself, she walks in after no response and sees that he has fallen asleep. Before the camera shows him sleeping, she is shown walking into the room, clutching a drinking glass with both hands in front of her. The camera switches to Deckard for a couple seconds, then back to Rachel. She is standing in the same spot, with no immediate area to set the glass down at, but her pose has completely changes where she has one hand on one hip, and the other arm limp at her side. At which point she then reaches forward with her left hand to grab a picture off the piano, and the drinking glass has vanished.

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Continuity mistake: When about to question Leon, Holden asks him "Please don't move." When he does, his right arm is up and he points at Leon for a moment. It then cuts to a close up of the VK and suddenly his right arm is down in front working on the VK. The folding black flap things on the VK are also suddenly up and moving where they were not in the previous shot.

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Other mistake: Just before Leon's questioning starts, Holden turns on the VK and the eye monitor censor piece flips out. There is a view from Holden's perspective showing Leon's eye in on the screen, meaning the eye piece has already zoomed in on Leon's eye. Then just after Leon says "Care if I talk?" it cuts to a side angle as he says "I'm kind of nervous when I take tests." This view shows Leon is looking towards the wall at a 90 degree angle away from the VK, meaning the view screen and eye piece could not have been seeing his eye at a frontal view as show in the previous shot.

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Continuity mistake: As Deckard is setting up the VK to test Rachel, one shot shows him adjusting the eye piece with his thumb as she asks if she can smoke. The view from behind his hand shows his thumb up towards the top of the eye piece. But then the film cuts to a view of the other side and Deckard's thumb is now towards the middle of the eye piece.

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Continuity mistake: Just before Roy kills Tyrell, he says "Nothing the god of Bio-Mechanics wouldn't let you into heaven for." A drop of sweat begins to hang down off Roy's nose, about to fall. The camera changes angles and suddenly the drop has vanished.

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Audio problem: There is a part in the original version's audio that was changed for the Director's Cut. When Bryant tells Deckard that there are "5 Skin-jobs" walking the streets. It was changed to "4 skin-jobs." However, the change can be heard, the sound of Bryant's voice is noticeably different in the new dubbed line than in any other point during him speaking. The change is jarring and very noticeable. It almost sounds like a totally different person saying the line. This has been fixed in the final cut but exists in all other versions.

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Deckard: I don't know why he saved my life. Maybe in those last moments he loved life more than he ever had before. Not just his life, anybody's life, my life. All he'd wanted were the same answers the rest of us want. Where did I come from? Where am I going? How long have I got? All I could do was sit there and watch him die.

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Trivia

At the end, Batty gives his 'a time to die' speech on the roof. Rutger Hauer made up the speech himself, between an hour and half an hour before filming the scene.

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