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Magnum Force picture

Revealing mistake: A metal ramp is visible on the front bumper of the 1972 Ford Galaxie sedan when it rams the motorcycle head on.

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Money Talks picture

Revealing mistake: When Franklin leaps out of the helicopter into the water, there is a shot from above that we see he is about to hit the water. To the left of him in the water you can see the water being split by a helicopter close to the water. The waves wouldn't have been created from the helicopter he just jumped out of because, a)The helicopter was too high up to make that sort of marking in the water and b)The waves are being made to the left of the helicopter. If it was the helicopter Franklin jumped from the markings on the water would have be directly below him or below the helicopter.

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21 (2008)

21 picture

Revealing mistake: When Jill gives Ben the money after the first night, you can see it is just a $100 bill wrapped around a bunch of $1 dollar bills.

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Walking Tall picture

Revealing mistake: When the bad sheriff tries to run Buford Pusser over, he drives off the road and the car explodes for no reason. It's in the air when it explodes, there's no way it could have exploded without hitting the ground.

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U Turn picture

Revealing mistake: As Bobby drives along the dirt roads at the start of the film, in one shot when the camera is filming inside the car, you can clearly see the gear is in park position yet the car is "driving." (00:01:55)

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Layer Cake picture

Revealing mistake: When XXXX is in Greenwich Park with Mr. Lucky and he gets shot, Dragan shoots at the grass in front of XXXX. Grass is thrown into the air, and you can see white smoke coming from an explosive for the special effects.

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Freeway picture

Revealing mistake: At the end of the film Vanessa gets crazy because Bob kills her grandma, and she starts beating him up in the caravan, hitting him and throwing various stuff at him. Throughout the scene, Reese Witherspoon's' stunt double is really obvious. Her hair looks completely different!!!

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Lethal Weapon 2 picture

Revealing mistake: When the windshield is shot up, Riggs knocks the glass off the car. But interior shots that follow show Riggs' tall, fluffy hair isn't moving at all in the high-speed air rushing into the car. (00:02:15)

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White Chicks picture

Revealing mistake: When Marcus (dressed up like one of the sisters) is braiding the blonde girl's hair you can easily tell that the corn-rows were already done and that the hair that is not done is a wig. You can see the line were the wig starts. Also it's probably a wig because when Marcus (dressed up like one of the sisters) is braiding the hair he just looks like he is moving it and that the braids are already done. (00:49:25)

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The Condemned picture

Revealing mistake: When Conrad throws the Russian over the cliff, as the Russian explodes, you can see that poor CGI actually makes him transparent.

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Carlito's Way picture

Revealing mistake: Al Pacino talks to the older man named Ron in a club filled with mirrors. If you look at Al Pacino's lips when "Ron" is speaking you can see Al coaching the actor playing Ron on his lines.

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Dirty Harry picture

Revealing mistake: Near the end the psycho killer pays a black man to beat him up so that he can then blame the injuries on Dirty Harry. Watch the killer's hairdo as he gets punched and beaten: a couple of rear-view scenes show an obviously fake wig, intended to look like the killer's own bad-hair-day style. (01:16:05)

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Police Academy picture

Revealing mistake: In the scene with the motorcycle riding on its rear tire, skid marks can be seen from previous takes.

RoyT

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Blood Work picture

Revealing mistake: When Clint Eastwood and detective Jay Winston are talking in her office she walks over to the blinds and touches the plastic piece that closes them but nothing happens, they stay the way they were. She does this twice. (00:25:46)

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Death Wish 3 picture

Revealing mistake: When Bronson is chased up onto the rooftop by one of the gang members, Bronson pushes the guys over the edge of the building, and it is visible that it is a dummy taking the fall.

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? picture

Revealing mistake: In the scene where the three escapees are jumping into the train, when George Clooney jumps up you can see that the chain linking him to Delmar gets longer. (00:05:10)

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Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment picture

Revealing mistake: When Hightower throws the football to the hood, the hood flies back to hit the door. After he hits it, you can see the black wire that pulled him.

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The Cell picture

Revealing mistake: When the bleached dead girl is lying on the table, you can see her breathing. (00:13:45)

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American Gangster picture

Revealing mistake: When the C130 is taxing on the runway (just ahead of the police search of the plane) you can see a C-17 in the background. The C-17 only made its maiden flight in 1991.

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