Best movie mistakes of 1975

The Rocky Horror Picture Show picture
The Rocky Horror Picture Show mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Eddie escapes the deep freeze, he wears three rings on his left hand: his middle, ring and pinkie fingers. Bizarrely, the pinkie ring actually disappears in quite a few shots, including when Eddie plays the sax and when he lifts Columbia, just before they mess around on the floor.

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Monty Python and the Holy Grail picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where the knights are attacked by the killer rabbit outside the cave, you can see the boom mic in the top of the frame.

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Jaws (1975)

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Revealing mistake: When the shark bursts through the window of the cabin, in each of the shots facing Brody, including when he shoves the air tank into the shark's mouth, the glistening water is visible in the window's reflection behind Brody. The shark's reflection is never seen behind Brody, despite the shark's massive size in the small cabin. Bruce must have had the day off during Roy Scheider's takes.

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Carry on Behind picture

Revealing mistake: When the stripper appears from the changing room during the cabaret scene, the stripper music is heard, but if you look carefully the tape recorder which is supposed to be playing the music is not actually moving.

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest picture

Continuity mistake: When Mc Murphy is strangling the nurse at the end, from above his hat is lying on the floor, but when you see the shot from her angle, he is wearing it again.

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Cooley High picture

Factual error: When Preach hears Cochise is in trouble, he is shown running down a street looking for him. In the driveway of one of the houses is a maroon 1973 Chevrolet Monte Carlo, but the movie takes place in 1965.

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Tommy (1975)

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Continuity mistake: During "Eyesight to the Blind," The Preacher's guitar changes from a red Les Paul to a black Stratocaster. It's not blatantly obvious, but easy enough to spot without slow-mo.

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Posse (1975)

Posse picture

Other mistake: There's a horse that has apparently ridden up a cliff, and an electrical burning brand that can be changed onto different flame settings.

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Shampoo picture

Continuity mistake: George's collar on his leather jacket is sometimes up, down or somewhere in between, in successive shots within a particular scene, depending on the camera angle. Additionally, his long neck scarf changes position numerous times, in shots following one another within the same scene too. One example is in the salon with Felicia and Jill.

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Death Race 2000 picture

Revealing mistake: As Machine Gun Joe runs slowly runs over a fisherman in a small brook, he stops and "peels out" on his head. You can see a film crewman in the driver's seat doing the actual carnage.

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The Return of the Pink Panther picture

Audio problem: When Cato attacks Clouseau in the Japanese Restaurant and has him in a hold, Clouseau says "No, you idiot", but his lips don't move.

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The Eiger Sanction picture

Continuity mistake: At the Zurich sanction when Jonathan kicks the killer out of the window, just before he kicks him, look at the window. This window has two panes of glass that open outward, with the latch in the middle, but a view from the outside shows that it's a single window with one pane of glass in it, not big enough for two panes.

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Terror of Mechagodzilla picture

Revealing mistake: You can see the threads moving the submarine underwater.

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Dr Wilson
Dolemite picture

Revealing mistake: Anytime there is a fight, the hits hardly come close to making contact, but the sound effect is still there.

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Escape to Witch Mountain picture

Revealing mistake: You can see the wires on the handgun pointed at the two extraterrestrial children when the bad guys are staring in shock at the "floating gun."

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Tricia Webster
Hindenburg picture

Factual error: Two passengers play a piano/vaudeville routine in the lounge for the officers and passengers. During its initial season (1936) Hindenburg had a lightweight aluminum baby grand piano on board. However, passenger accommodations were expanded over the winter of 1936/37 and the piano was removed. There was no piano aboard Hindenburg on her fatal flight in May 1937.

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My Friends picture

Revealing mistake: Near the end of the movie in the shot when Giorgio Perozzi is dead on his bed you can see him breathing twice.

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Mitchell picture

Factual error: During the car chase scene with the Mustang, the driver of the Mustang repeatedly shifts his automatic transmission from "drive" to L1. Also, one shot during the chase shows that driver's feet using a clutch to shift his automatic.

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Dog Day Afternoon picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene in which they discuss Sylvia smoking, the paper on the table is different between shots. In the shots of Sylvia there is some paper near the can on the left. In the shots of Sal, the paper is not there.

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Barry Lyndon picture

Factual error: While Stanley Kubrick boasted about the authenticity of the candlelit interiors, he must have missed the little drawing of a steam train on a period map - 40 years before trains were invented.

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Bite the Bullet picture

Continuity mistake: Near the end, Sam Clayton is nearing the finish. The audio leads you to believe that the horse is breathing VERY hard, but when the camera shows the horse, the nostrils are NOT flared as they would be on a horse that has been run to exhaustion (or even down the block). Also, the people filming this scene obviously have no clue about the nature of sweating in horses. They showed "lather" all through the horse's mane. The ONLY places horses will lather while sweating is where something is rubbing, i.e. underneath the saddle, the bridle or breast collar, where the reins rub on the neck or between their back legs.

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The Man Who Would Be King picture

Factual error: Bullets thrown (or spat) into a fire do not go off with a bang, and do not fly off and hit anything. The sound of a gunshot is produced by contained gases exploding out of the gun barrel. The casing of a bullet is far too weak to contain the gases, and would split as soon as the powder started to vaporise in the heat of the fire. You'd get a lot of smoke, a lot of fizz and pop, but no gunshot, and no bullets whizzing about.

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Funny Lady picture

Audio problem: In the "How Lucky Can You Get?" musical number, when Fanny is turning on the stage lights she is not singing, although Streisand's singing voice is heard on the soundtrack.

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A Boy and His Dog picture

Continuity mistake: As Blood tries to persuade Vic not to follow Quilla June into the Down Under, he is hopping with his broken right leg raised. In the circle he makes after Vick stops, he puts his weight on the leg for two different steps without ill effects or complaints.

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Phoenix
Trilogy of Terror picture

Audio problem: In the third segment when Amelia is getting chewed on by the doll, her screams are out of sync with her mouth.

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Lynette Carrington
French Connection II picture

Continuity mistake: When Doyle arrives at the dock at the beginning of the movie, we see Doyle from behind. A boy with a yellow shirt and a girl with a flower dress pass him on his right side. However, there is a change of shot, and now we see him from the front, and behind him we see the boy and the girl, but instead of being at his right side, they're at his left.

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The Stepford Wives picture

Continuity mistake: At the very beginning when they are all getting into the yellow Ford car an outside of car camera cut from the front of the car to the side shows the lady's arm firstly inside, then rested on the door.

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Paul Andrews
Rollerball picture

Continuity mistake: Jonathan explains how to deal with a biker, demonstrating on Blue who's sat on his bike close to the rail. Yet when he's talking to the new guy (Toughie)Blues bike is in the middle of the track and when Toughie comes around the track to attack Jonathan it is back in its original position.

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Picnic at Hanging Rock picture

Factual error: The 14th of February 1900 was a Wednesday, not a Saturday.

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Breakheart Pass picture

Continuity mistake: When John Deakin discovers the Reverend's body in the coffin, the Reverend's eyes are closed in one shot and open in the next.

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