Best action movie audio problems of 1973

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Live and Let Die picture

Audio problem: Before Bond and Solitaire gets into Kanaga's den in the end of the movie, we see two guards running. However there are only footsteps from one person.


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Enter the Dragon picture

Audio problem: When Williams is checking out the tray of meat he points and says "hmm, No, I really don't think so." His words don't match up to his mouth.


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Magnum Force picture

Audio problem: When Callahan gets out of his car to stake out the robbery, he shuts the car door, and the sound of the door closing is heard after the door is shut.

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The Seven-Ups picture

Audio problem: Despite the fact that Scheider's character is driving a Pontiac Ventura with an automatic transmission (note the floor pedals), the sound we hear is of a four-speed manual car being 'double-clutched' (reused sound from the Mustang GT in the film 'Bullitt'). (00:55:30)


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Emperor of the North Pole picture

Audio problem: In the scenes aboard the train, you can hear the railroad crossing signal. But in the scene there is no road or highway crossing the tracks, only forest or open field. This happens al least 8 times along the film.

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White Lightning picture

Audio problem: After Gator's car hits the police car and drives off, the police give chase. Despite both cars being in a corn field, Gator's tires squeal as if on pavement when he drives off. (01:34:15)


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The Knock Out Cop picture

Audio problem: Rizzo gets interrupted in his 'conversation' with Tom; he shoves away the guy with the horseshoe moustache, sending him offscreen. A noise of broken glasses and cracked wood is added, but in the following part of the scene the club is undisturbed, with a couple nearby and every table intact. It's only a minute later when the big guy comes back with a vengeance, that stuff starts breaking and people acknowledge violence happening nearby. (00:36:40)

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Shaft in Africa picture

Audio problem: The slave recruiter in the village shoots Shaft and kills his bodyguard. The Luger gun he is using has a suppressor, but the noise it makes is the noise of a normal, not 'silenced' gun. (00:56:55)

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The Amazons picture

Audio problem: When the king's army officers are talking, the one who criticizes his adviser's mouth doesn't match with what he's saying.


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