Best thriller movie mistakes of 1972

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Revealing mistake: In a scene where the canoes are shooting the rapids through a sheer cliff you can clearly see a stuntman climbing out of the water onto the rock.

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Continuity mistake: When Lawrence Olivier and Michael Caine are playing snooker, Olivier pots the black. There is then a wide shot, with the black visible again on its spot. The next shot is a close up of Olivier picking the black ball from the pocket and replacing it on the table.

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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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Continuity mistake: Watch the bar scene about ten minutes from the start of the film. The barmaid is holding 2 pints, but note how the froth disappears when the shot changes as they are placed on the bar.

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Continuity mistake: After Bruce Lee kills Chuck Norris, he walks back and picks up Chucks Gi and Obi (karate shirt and karate belt). The belt is hanging and dragging on the floor but as Bruce walks from behind a column, the Obi appears to be folded properly.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the film when Oliver Reed is in the Range Rover and ramming the Hillman Avenger, watch the number plate of the Avenger. It switches repeatedly between a 'K' suffix and a 'J'.

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Audio problem: When Bruce Lee finishes fighting with the Japanese school using a nunchaku and is going to fight with the fat man, he folds the weapon and tosses it to the floor on his left. It lands without making a sound.

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Continuity mistake: Several characters say that the train leaves from Shanghai. But the caption at the beginning says that the starting location is Peking (which is in fact where the real Trans-Siberian Express did depart from).

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Plot hole: Shaft's friend has been killed at the beginning of the movie. Bad guys show up at his sister's door for a fake flower delivery, and Shaft kills them. He asks the dying baddie "Who put a contract out on me?", but how does he know? We as audience know there is indeed a contract on Shaft since we've seen the conversation with the mobster, but as far as Shaft knows, all evidence points at Arna being the target, and he even explained the money-related motive a mere minute before.

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Continuity mistake: Pickett Smith has his shirt sleeves rolled up at the movie's beginning, then they're rolled down and buttoned then rolled back up before his canoe gets knocked over.

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Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart in Peril picture

Revealing mistake: At the beginning of the film O-Yuki is fighting the men in the forest and kills them one by one. When she kills the last one there is a close-up shot of her dagger entering his rib area and blood sprays out. However, if you pay close attention you can see the blood sprays out of his sleeve (presumably there is a device in there), not his torso. (00:01:18)

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Continuity mistake: When Abel rams the sheriff's car, he is driving a 1966 Chevrolet. He leaves and ends up at the veterinary clinic, where the doctor injects him with a poison. During the following chase, Abel's car becomes a 1967 Chevrolet, then reverts back to the '66 Chevy.

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Continuity mistake: While Prince Mamuwalde struggles with Count Dracula's goons, some candles are knocked off a candelabra, but the next shot shows the candelabra with the full complement of candles it had before the fight.

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