Best movie other mistakes of 1973

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The Day of the Jackal picture

Other mistake: Interior Minister Roger Frey advises Commissioner Lebel that all members of the police, military and other security forces attending the ceremonies on the day the Jackal is expected to strike will be issued with lapel badges at the last moment, in case he is going to try to masquerade as one of them. We see hundreds of such people in the next part of the film, including Lebel himself and the CRS private who allows the heavily disguised Jackal through the barricades around the site of the ceremony DeGaulle is due to attend. Only the CRS private wears a lapel badge. Not one of the other police or military officers in attendance is wearing a lapel badge of any kind. (01:58:15)

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The Wicker Man picture

Other mistake: During his conversation with the landlord of the pub he ends up staying in, Sergeant Howie makes it clear that he did not intend to stay on Summerisle overnight, that he had been delayed and so needed accommodation. Makes you wonder why he packed his pyjamas. He's wearing them when Britt Ecklund does her famous naked song and dance routine, and they are not new so we know he didn't buy them that day. When he arrived he didn't even think he'd be on Summerisle for more than a few hours - we don't see him with so much as an overnight bag.

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Enter the Dragon picture

Other mistake: In the intense outdoor battle scene at the end, when Bruce kicks a guy in the face three times in a row, one of the extras in the background cracks up laughing.

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The Daring Dobermans picture

Other mistake: When they show the building and the people which they want to rob in the building, it's higher than nine floors - 17th floor at a guess.

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Oklahoma Crude picture

Other mistake: Dunnaway fires a warning shot next to her father to encourage him to leave the property. In the sequence just before he leaves she fires one shot and there are two dirt eruptions near his legs.

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American Graffiti picture

Other mistake: In the race scene between Milner and Falfa, you can see exhaust smoke coming from Milner's car, but in a previous scene the station attendant mentioned Milner taking the header plugs off. By taking the header plugs off, his exhaust is running from the headers and you wouldn't see exhaust coming from the tail pipes. (01:03:15)

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Live and Let Die picture

Other mistake: When the camera does a close up shot of Bond in the sky in the Microlight, the fabric is far too loose for it to actually be in the sky. The fabric would be taut as the air flows over it.

GalahadFairlight
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Magnum Force picture

Other mistake: After the pool massacre, when the shooting stops, at the left of the screen and right off the policeman's helmet, a man sits down and then lifts the beach chair up.

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The Train Robbers picture

Other mistake: The objective of the band is a cache of gold hidden some years ago in the firebox of a wrecked locomotive in the wilds of Northern Mexico. When they finally dig the firebox door out and open it, the strongbox is sitting inside a completely clean firebox, with nary a cinder, ash, or chunk of burned wood in sight. If the loco and cars had been abandoned after the derailment, there would still have been residue in the firebox.

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The Sting picture

Other mistake: Why is the cashier sitting behind bars in the mock-up bookies when he just steps out of the side to go and fetch Gondorf? If anyone wanted to get at the cashiers they could just walk around the side where there is no door.

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Charley Varrick picture

Other mistake: When Molly heads to the van to kill Harman, we see Charley waiting in the scrub and watching the van, seemingly anticipating the arrival of Molly. But why would he do this? Does he randomly spend several hours watching for the arrival? Bizarre. Why not warn Harman? It's clear by his shock at seeing the dead body of his partner that it's not his intention to get Harman killed to get him out of the way. Seems to be an overhang of a previous plot direction where Charley does maliciously get Harman removed.

Sir John Danvers
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Other mistake: When Terry visits Jim in his grotty room, Jim pulls out his Buddy Holly LP and tells his friend he's been waiting months to hear it. When he places it on the turntable, and plays it, what comes out is 'Donna' by Richie Valens.

Sir John Danvers
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Battle for the Planet of the Apes picture

Other mistake: As the Governor looks at the gorilla sentries, he is looking about forty-fiveĀ° across the aim of the cannon next to him. When the cannon is fired at the gorillas, they are directly downrange of the cannon. After they're killed, he's again looking across the cannon's aim.

Movie Nut
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The Baby picture

Other mistake: The basement door of the Wadsworth's house closes itself after the Baby enters. Previous scenes show the door cannot close and shut itself.

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