Best action movie continuity mistakes of 1968

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Bullitt picture

Continuity mistake: Steve McQueen passes the same green Volkswagen at least three times while chasing the black Dodge Charger R/T. This is due to the same downhill portion being shown to us from multiple angles to artificially extend the length of the scene.

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Where Eagles Dare picture

Continuity mistake: When the team are about to jump from the cable car into the river, the view from ground level shows a bare road with no snow on it on the right and a line of trees on the left with German trucks parked next to them, but the view from the cable car shows a snow-covered road and no trucks beside the trees. (02:06:00)

Greg McCreanor
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Planet of the Apes picture

Continuity mistake: When the spaceship first springs a leak and begins to sink, the interior shots show it tilting to starboard; Taylor falls against the starboard bulkhead and the other two survivors need to brace themselves from slipping. All of the exterior shots of the ship show it level from port to starboard.

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Once Upon a Time in the West picture

Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie when Cheyenne is shaving, while Harmonica and Frank are having their shoot-out, he cuts himself at the sound of the gunshots. When Jill tells him that he is a handsome man the cut is gone. (02:22:25)

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Coogan's Bluff picture

Continuity mistake: When Coogan first meets Julie in the New York police station and puts her coat on for her you can see his cigarette in his hand, then his mouth, then his hand again as the camera angle changes.

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Green Berets picture

Continuity mistake: When Sgt. Peterson is standing on top of the corrugated tin under the helicopter, his safety strap attached to the helicopter appears & disappears between shots.

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Ice Station Zebra picture

Continuity mistake: When the sub surfaces at Zebra it is shown running up a tower. When we next switch to a close-up there is no tower and it is running up an antenna.

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The Wrecking Crew picture

Continuity mistake: When Freya and Matt escape from Contini's chateau and board Matt's chopper, Freya is wearing white flats with short black heels, but after the chopper lands atop the trailer on Contini's train Freya's shoes are completely flat.

Super Grover Premium member
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Hellfighters picture

Continuity mistake: Just after the opening credits, Gregg Parker arrives at a fire site, in a helicopter, with a woman he met on a plane. He has a conversation with Chance Buckman as the rotor on the copter slows down to a near stop. As the conversation continues, they cut to a slightly different shot, with the copter still in the field of view, only the rotor is now turning quite rapidly.

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