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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Continuity mistake: When Mike suggests that Elliott saw an iguana instead of an alien, Mary holds a coffee mug halfway between her mouth and the tabletop. Between frames the mug changes position and is now within a couple inches of her mouth.

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Continuity mistake: As Elliott creeps up to the tool shed with a pizza box, watch how the porch swing rotates 180° from one shot to the next.

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Continuity mistake: When Elliott asks Mike about joining the Dungeons and Dragons game, Steve turns his head toward Elliott. In the next shot Steve is staring down at the kitchen table instead.

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Continuity mistake: While escaping from the cops, right before ET makes the bike fly, Elliot is pedalling standing away from the seat, half a meter above ET's head. A frame later, from the front angle, he is seating, his head at ET's level.

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Other mistake: When one the bikers escaping from the cops cries "We made it!", 15 men appear from the each side. Plus, there's a dozen or so police cars in front, as it is later revealed. Although this adds up for more action and suspense, it is absurd to believe neither he nor any of Elliot and Mike's friends saw none of them.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: When the van enters the playground, the 3 friends and their bikes are parallel to each other. A frame later, the guy with a red cap is several meters behind.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: The van reaches the playground, skids and white chunks fall off the rear, covering the grass. When the angle changes, the grass is clean and the chunks are falling down again, though much less amount than before.

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Continuity mistake: When the van enters the playground, a woman in blue walking by the curb suddenly disappears in the following angle.

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Continuity mistake: At the end, when ET tells Gertie to be good, the plant disappears, only to reappear in the next angle.

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Continuity mistake: Elliot shows ET where home is and a close-up shows ET's hands very close together fidgeting with a red object. When the angle changes, the hands are way apart, and the object is gone.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Elliot opens the solar system book, ET's finger is on the edge of the page. A frame later it's several inches above.

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Audio problem: When Elliot frees the frogs and cries "I gotta save you, I gotta let you go!", his lips aren't moving.

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Visible crew/equipment: When drunken ET is about to grab the comic book, watch the microwave door. Right before the angle cuts, someone's moving shadow is reflected.

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Continuity mistake: When ET grabs the potato salad the position of his fingers differs between the first and second shot.

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Continuity mistake: When ET meets Yoda, a group a kids crossing the street from left to right followed by a nurse suddenly appear out of nowhere.

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Continuity mistake: When Gertie tells her mom "Mommy he can talk!" the remote control she was holding a second ago disappears.

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Continuity mistake: When drunken ET drags a blanket filled with stuff behind the TV, the type of stuff changes when the mother arrives home.

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Continuity mistake: When Elliot and ET are in the bathroom and the phone rings, the chord changes positions between the wide and close-up angles.

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Continuity mistake: When Gertie replies she's going to Elliot's room, she swaps from holding her trolley with one hand to two.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: While ET takes a bath, Elliot - face and hair covered in Coca-Cola - hangs up on his mom and goes back to the tub. When the angle changes his face and hair are dry.

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The little blonde girl Elliott kisses when the frogs are released is Erika Eleniak, who went on to become a Baywatch babe.

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