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Continuity mistake: When De Niro first meets Nolte's lady-friend, they are having a conversation in a bar or restaurant. As the camera goes from De Niro to the woman, the woman's top blouse button is open in one shot, then closed, then open, etc.

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Continuity mistake: When Miroslav is massaging Whitney in the hot springs, the amount of body scrub cream on them drastically changes during shots.

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Continuity mistake: As Mike scrolls through the microfilm, we see his view as the pages scroll from right to left. The shot then reverses to show his face through the scrolling film, but while the film is now properly reversed, it's still moving right to left in our view. But this reversed angle should show it moving left to right. (00:12:05)


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Continuity mistake: Near the start, after Lucian saves Sonja from the werewolves. Before Sonja throws Lucian the the sword, Viktor and his guards are walking around the corner next to the ladder. When she throws it they disappear, when Lucian catches it they reappear. (00:06:30)

Ursus Maritimus

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Continuity mistake: When the stairs are first shown, there's carpet up the middle of the stairs. At the end when they flee the house it's gone.

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Continuity mistake: On the airplane, the shark bites off April's hand at about the wrist area, but when Fin pulls the gun in April's hand out of the dead shark, the severed limb is an entire arm up to the elbow.

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Continuity mistake: Near the start, the bus approaches a curve in the road. 25 seconds later it's approaching the same curve, with the same trees. (00:15:25)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning, after Michael kills his sisters boyfriend, he puts the mask on with bloody hands yet he gets no blood on the mask.

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Continuity mistake: When Larry is taken home after being bitten by the werewolf, the door opens and Larry is seen staggering in. In the next shot, the door is seen opening again.

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Continuity mistake: When looking at the dog from the bedroom window, there are 2 windows in the room facing the dog. When we see the window from outside only 1 window is lit up, despite both being in the same room. (00:11:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Jenny is hiding in the trees all out of breath, after Vilmer drives off in his truck, the left shoulder strap of Jenny's prom dress is up on her shoulder but then in the next shot it has fallen down her arm. In the following shot it is back on her shoulder! Also there is a flowery corsage on her dress which is on top of a bow which is part of the dress; but in the next shot the corsage is under the bow, then back to being on the bow in the final shot. (00:35:30)

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Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! picture Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! mistake picture

Continuity mistake: After Claudia leaves the ride without her cell phone it cuts to Fin driving his car into dense fog, and in the exterior shots the Toyota's front grille emblem as well as the license plate inexplicably vanish, and then reappear.

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Continuity mistake: Near the beginning, the clumsy guy walks backwards into a giant cobweb, so he is covered in it, but, as he leaves, there isn't a cobweb in sight on him.


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Continuity mistake: Just before Steve Hadley is killed by the Merman, his tie is wrapped around his neck. When the Merman attacks him, his tie is worn properly. (01:19:40)


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Continuity mistake: When Maddie is coming up with an ending to her novel, she opens one of the ending drafts. Not long after opening the draft, she decides to go on facetime and make a call, whilst the draft is still open, then the man she is trying to contact calls her back. She then closes the laptop and tidies up. When she returns and opens up the laptop, the draft that was just shown on the laptop has become a completely different one. (00:10:10 - 00:14:25)

Casual Person

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Continuity mistake: After Emily burns her home it's night time, then she follows the police cars and it seems like evening, and when she comes out from the water the sun shines in the background.


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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Captain Rhodes is first introduced. Initially, his captain insignia is horizontal (correctly). After a few shots in the same scene, his rank is now vertical.

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Continuity mistake: During the sheriff interview scene with Abbey, the time is listed as 3:45am, but later in the scene, the clock reads 2:15am.

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Continuity mistake: When the judge is being followed through the town of Copperfield by the two guards, the guards are driving a Ford pickup truck with a standard cab. In the first interior shot of the truck, it appears to be an extended cab truck with a gray interior. In the next interior shot (when they are about to get out), it switches back to a standard cab with a red interior.

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Continuity mistake: When Rhonda climbs out of the ditch with Earl, where the graboid has killed itself, her backpack is slung over her right shoulder and hanging in front of her. In the next shot when she's standing up, the backpack is on her back.


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