Best movie mistake pictures of 1973

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White Lightning mistake picture

Continuity mistake: Gator's brown Ford sedan alternately does and doesn't have rear bumper guards during the first moonshine chase. (00:40:10)

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The Exorcist mistake picture

Revealing mistake: When Father Karras sprinkles holy water on Regan, they forgot to paint her ear lobes and it looks terrible. (01:32:30)

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The Day of the Jackal mistake picture

Visible crew/equipment: Denise arrives at her flat and finds the OAS Member there, with his back to the camera. To his right in the mirror the right half of director Fred Zinnemann's body and forearm is visible for a split second. (00:20:40)

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Mean Streets mistake picture

Visible crew/equipment: The morning after the bar shooting, when Charlie and Johnny Boy are in the apartment, we can see the outlines of the hidden mic wires at the front of both of their undershirts, as well as the bulge of the mic transmitter at the back of Johnny's waist. (00:50:35)

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Live and Let Die mistake picture

Continuity mistake: Watch the way the bloke at the beginning is holding the snake. Every time the camera shows him from behind he has one hand by its head, yet each time the angle changes to the front his hand is halfway down the snake's body.

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Serpico mistake picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Serpico is in his apartment speaking to his girlfriend explaining how hard it's been to be an honest cop, he is drinking what appears to be a full glass of white wine. In the following shot of the both of them, Serpico sets up two unused glasses, opens a bottle of wine and pours it into the two glasses. His original full glass of wine is nowhere to be seen.

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The Knock Out Cop mistake picture

Continuity mistake: Rizzo breaks up the rumble at the pizza joint; in the wide shots when he keeps the goons in check, there are several more unperturbed bottles in the shelves behind Manomozza than in close-ups. Some of the bottles that were in the side shelves in fact have inexplicably moved onto the center one. (00:11:25)

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Shaft in Africa mistake picture

Continuity mistake: As Shaft is stick fighting in the stable, the Emir's attendant makes a comment about his penis (no, seriously, he does!). The man is leaning against the door with his hand positioned 3 different ways in 3 different shots. (00:13:00)

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I Escaped from Devil's Island mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When the prisoners in the confinement holes talk clinging from the bars at the top, Jim Brown's hands are one bar apart in the overhead shot, 2 bars in close-ups. (00:00:50)

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