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Good Morning, Vietnam picture

Continuity mistake: When Cronauer first goes with Tuan to see the Vietnamese village, he is wearing a white shirt. In a subsequent shot, the shirt is plaid.

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas picture

Continuity mistake: When Pavel picks up the tire from the outhouse, it is a thin tyre with vertical lines, when Bruno is swinging on the tyre a few shots later, it is a thick tyre with lines both vertical and horizontal.

Professor Lazarus

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The Blue Max picture

Continuity mistake: The film is set on the Western Front during WWI but was filmed in Ireland in 1965. As George Peppard is driving to join his squadron for the first time the camera pans the horizon and loads of houses can be seen to have TV aerials.

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Meet the Spartans picture

Continuity mistake: When Leonidas says, "The oracle also said our painted-on abs look fake," the fat guy is having abs painted on him, but when the Spartans are skipping, his abs are gone.

logan crews

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Malta Story picture

Continuity mistake: There is genuine wartime footage of Spitfires of the the right type for the period, but other scenes have later (maybe even postwar) versions flying about.

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Legends of the Fall picture

Continuity mistake: At the fair when Isabelle goes to give Suzanna the baby, she actually hands it to her in one shot, but in the next (a split second) Suzanne shows no sign as if the baby ever left Isabelle's hand. (01:38:24)

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Shining Through picture

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the movie, when Ed Leland is about to enter the Customs Office, the insignia on his hat is intact, but when he enters it has disappeared.

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Enigma picture

Continuity mistake: After the "car chase" the white car gets put in the barn. When the black car arrives it is covered in mud (so much they have to wipe it off the windscreen) from the dirt track. The white car only has a few specks of dirt.

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Biggles picture

Continuity mistake: The film is supposed to take place in 1917, but several of the german soldiers our heroes encounter are armed with Bergman M18 sub-machineguns which didn't appear until a year later. To make things even worse all the guns comes with a magazine-type that didn't appear until the mid-thirties.

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The Alamo picture

Continuity mistake: In an early scene Travis and Dickenson are in Travis's office. Travis goes to the mantel, gets a cigar and pours himself a glass of sherry. In a later scene, when Travis meets Crockett in the cantina he refuses a drink from Crockett claiming he doesn't drink, ever.

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The Thin Red Line picture

Continuity mistake: When that one captain is refusing to obey the orders of Nick Nolte he says the time is 13:21 but his watch says it's actually 14:31. Then a couple of seconds later the time is 14:45. Their whole conversation was shown and there was no time in between and it was much shorter than 15 minutes. (01:03:00)

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South Pacific picture

Continuity mistake: Nellie is called into Captain Brackett's office one day. Later, one of the girls asks her "What did the old man want this morning?" However, the scene at night between Billis and Cable shows that a whole day and night must have passed in between these two scenes. Therefore the nurse should have asked "What did the old man want yesterday?"

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Shoulder Arms picture

Continuity mistake: Charlie, disguised as a tree, enters a pipe to escape a German. When the German tries to pull Charlie out he separates the lower part of the tree costume along with Charlie's shoes. When Charlie emerges from the other end of the pipe he is still wearing shoes.

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Sunshine picture

Continuity mistake: When the Austrian Emperor and Gustav's father die on the same day Gustav puts their photographs on a sideboard. The close-up of Gustav's father's picture shows a white background, in contrast to all wide shots. (00:44:15)

NancyFelix

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Run Silent Run Deep picture

Continuity mistake: Every time we see the Nurka fire a torpedo, regardless of whether the order was "fire one," "fire two," or even "fire five" or "fire six," the torpedo is always seen leaving exactly the same tube.

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Stalag 17 picture

Continuity mistake: When William Holden is laying on his bunk and first notices the shadow of the hanging electric bulb, he turns around to look at the bulb, but there is no light source beyond the bulb to cause such a shadow.

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Missing in Action 2: The Beginning picture

Continuity mistake: Throughout the movie, Ho is referred to as "Captain Ho", however in the closing credits, his name is "Colonel Ho".

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Atonement picture

Continuity mistake: When Briony sees Cecilia coming out of the fountain (from Briony's perspective), Cecilia steps out of the water with her right foot first. When we see the same scene afterwards, from Cecilia an Robbie's perspective, Cecilia steps with her left foot first.

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Triumph of the Will picture

Continuity mistake: There's one peaceful scene where the point of view is from a boat drifting down a canal in town. As the boat drifts, it passes by some sort of monument, and a very clear full-body shadow of the camera man and camera is visible against the monument.

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