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Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where the knights are attacked by the killer rabbit outside the cave, you can see the boom mic in the top of the frame.

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Continuity mistake: When King Arthur is fighting the Black Knight, there is a fire behind the Black Knight that is lit in some shots and nearly out in others.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sir Galahad is about to enter Castle Anthrax, it's pouring like there's no tomorrow. Although when he falls against the door and is about to open there is no rain, and no Niagara Falls pouring down the door. As a matter of fact, it's pretty dry on the door and almost a completely clear sky.

Revealing mistake: When King Arthur is fighting the Black Knight, when he is about to chop off his last leg we can see the Black Knight jump slightly, after he has done this we can see his leg fall before King Arthur has touched it with his sword.

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene when the knights are fleeing from Castle Anthrax, there is a crew member visible on the left side of the screen, just when they hurry along the outside wall from the castle.

Revealing mistake: In the scene with the French taunting they attack the castle. Shortly afterwards they run away and hide on the hill slope. When Arthur is trying to lie down he nearly guts one of the knights with his sword and just after that when he gets his sword in front of him you can see that it is a fake wobbly sword.

Continuity mistake: After Sir Lancelot has gone on a rampage at the wedding party, the bride is first seen with a clean face. Then in the close-up she has loads of bright red Pythonesque blood coming from her mouth and running onto her chin. In the next shot, the blood has disappeared again.

Continuity mistake: When the knights have built the rabbit and given it to the French they hide behind the top of the hill with woodland behind them. Then when they rabbit is launched at the you see a shot of them running uphill through clear ground.

Continuity mistake: When the rabbit kills the first knight that is sent to kill it, the rabbit gets blood all over its mouth. However, when the knights charge the rabbit, in the shot of the rabbit watching them, the blood has disappeared. It reappears in the shots where it is slaughtering the other knights.

Audio problem: Robin's minstrel's hand doesn't hit his tambourine the first time we hear them sing.

Revealing mistake: The side of the beard of the three-headed knight's left head (their right) comes off just before we see that Robin has run off.

Continuity mistake: When the Green Knight is charging at the Black Knight with the axe, there is a shield leaning against the tree behind him. Then in the shot right before King Arthur cuts off the Black Knight's first arm, the shield disappears.

Revealing mistake: When the black Knight is sitting on the ground with no arms or legs, the ground right next to him bends down, indicating his legs were buried.

Continuity mistake: When Brother Maynard is reading the inscriptions on the wall Sir Robin is hiding behind Sir Lancelot, but whenever there is a shot from behind the group Sir Robin disappears.

Revealing mistake: After King Arthur cuts off both the Black Knight's arms and both his legs, as Arthur rides away and the Knight is struggling on the ground, as he turns sideways you can see both his hands, held behind his back, and the depression in the ground where he is standing in a hole. This is how the effect was achieved.

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Continuity mistake: When King Arthur threatens to say "Ni!" to the old crone, the left side of his chain mail coif is behind him; before and after that cut, both sides of his coif are draped over his shoulders.

Continuity mistake: When King Arthur arrives and the Black Knight is fighting someone else, the Black Knight stabs his victim straight through the helmet between the eyes. When he removes his sword the sword is through the helmet across his nose, a movement of 90°.

Continuity mistake: When King Arthur and his knights go to fight the killer rabbit and then run away, Sir Galahad left his shield behind, but one second later when they're regrouping, he has it again.

Revealing mistake: When the Black Knight kills the other knight by throwing a sword through his head, you can see that the blood is coming from the sword, not the wound itself. Likely the actor had a blood tube in his hand, and let the blood run down the sword and splatter onto his face.

Continuity mistake: When the Bridgekeeper is asking Sir Robin the three questions at the Bridge of Death, King Arthur has his right hand on his armour, but when the camera is behind King Arthur, his right hand is now pointing down.

Visible crew/equipment: When they are approaching Castle Aargh. In the next shot after Arthur says "Castle Aargh, our quest is at an end" we can see a motor boat on the lower left corner by the end of the shot.

Revealing mistake: When Arthur chops off the Black Knight's first arm, you can see his blade does not slice through the arm, but rather just bumps into the arm, which proceeds to fall off, revealing a fake prop-arm was used.

Continuity mistake: As King Arthur waits to cross the Bridge of Death, the back of his garment is dirty. As soon as he crosses the bridge, it's clean again, and then it's dirty once more.

Audio problem: At the beginning of "The Tale of Lancelot", Prince Herbert gazes at the curtain and asks, "What, the curtains?" but his lips don't move.

Revealing mistake: In the cave scene, as the knights are arguing about the meaning of the Castle "Aaaargh", the face of a fake Sir Robin is revealed when Lancelot turns his head. That's because Eric Idle, who plays Sir Robin, had to play brother Maynard.

Other mistake: The Knights who say Ni can not stand to hear the word 'it', yet the Head Knight of Ni says 'it' three or four times, and there is no reaction from the other knights of Ni.

Revealing mistake: During the bit where the Knights are attacking the killer rabbit, in a few shots, most noticeable in an over-head view, you can see the wire that pulls the rabbit puppet along.

Revealing mistake: When Lancelot is running back down the stairs during the wedding, you can see the sword he uses to cut someone is bending.

Other mistake: It's revealed that the Knights who say Ni can't say "it" (at least, after they become the Knights Who Say... that other thing), but they still say "it," most notably when they're telling Arthur to place the second shrubbery next to the first one - "When you have found another shrubbery, you must place IT here, beside this shrubbery..."


Continuity mistake: When Lancelot storms into the courtyard of "Swamp Castle", in the second shot there's a body in front of the dais that he hasn't even killed yet.


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