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Visible crew/equipment: After Phil drives the truck off the cliff, and it explodes in a burst of flames, there is a shot of Andie MacDowell and Chris Elliot staring in shock at the disaster. The two actors are bathed in an orange glow supposedly coming from the flaming wreckage. But in the lens of the TV camera Elliot is holding, there is a noticeable reflection of the lighting equipment used to create the glow effect on the actors. (01:04:15)

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Visible crew/equipment: At the end of the car chase scene between the Porsche and the AC Cobra on the runway, a shadow of the camera as well as the boom can be seen just as the Porsche drives between the concrete blocks. This can be seen at normal speed but is best viewed in slow motion. (01:46:00)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Sean Penn is picking out headstones, you can see the tracks and the wheels of the dolly for the camera being reflected in the headstone. (01:30:55)

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Visible crew/equipment: When they are making the face of big momma we see the camera pass Malcom's back and then out again. When it reaches the other side you can a cameraman with a beard watching him in the mirror just before the other guy walks into the room. (00:17:00)

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Visible crew/equipment: Near the end of the chainsaw sequence, a crewmember's hand is visible on Krug's back.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where the two are crossing the bridge in the car, the camera crew can be seen several times as reflections in the windscreen when the shot changes to outside the car.

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JFK (1991)

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Visible crew/equipment: During one of the railroad men's eyewitness accounts of what he heard at the time of the assassination, for only a second on the extreme far right of the screen during the obviously re-enacted footage of the fateful motorcade, you can see just ahead and on the driver's side of the Lincoln limosuine the white sedan lead car; however, you can see it is mounted with what appears to be a boom microphone and other equipment and crew members in the car - one has a headset on. (01:06:25)

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Visible crew/equipment: Halfway through the big car chase, just after a black-and-white police car also joins in, you will see the cars navigating through an S-turn, heading toward the river. On the far sidewalk is a camera and crew filming the same sequence, and the shots from that camera, showing the same S-turn sequence as the cars approach, immediately follow. (01:01:30)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Snake is back on top of the skyscraper to get to his glider you can see the elevator doors sliding shut behind him....and the fingers of the people pushing them. (01:19:50)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Brendan is talking to V.P. Trueman, a boom microphone is seen moving in the reflection of a picture frame to the left of Trueman.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Honora brings Pauline a tray of breakfast into her room, Honora gives her the tray then talks to her for a while. You can clearly see the face of a crewmember reflected in a window, and then after, you see the reflection of two hands holding the long pole of the boom mic! (00:37:40)

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Visible crew/equipment: At the very beginning, just after the flowers are delivered, a boom mike drops in from the top of the screen.

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Visible crew/equipment: Towards the beginning of the movie, Lazlo shoots the two men that are in the trunk of the car. When they arrive and Lazlo opens the door, in the car door you can see the camera crew. You can even see them move as they follow Lazlo. (00:11:45)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Jamie Foxx enters the building where the girl works, he finds the dead guard - right after it he runs alongside a marble wall where you can see the cameraman running beside Foxx. (01:37:15)

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Visible crew/equipment: When the helicopter lands and the lady gets out, watch as the two men walk in front of it and begin chatting away. In the front of the helicopter, you can see the reflection of the boom mic operator walking around slowly for QUITE A WHILE as they walk by the front of it.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the last scene of the movie where Mike and Marcus are both in Marcus's "new" pool, as soon as the pool collapses into the ocean, you can see in the background a crew member standing there as if he was there to "break" the pool and in a quick shot back to where the pool was, he is gone. (02:20:35)

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