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)
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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