Best drama movie mistakes of 1976

Carrie picture

Continuity mistake: When Norma and Helen are in the Salon, and they are talking about Carrie going to the prom with Tommy, Norma is getting a fancy hairdo done for the prom. But in the next gym scene, she has her plain braids and a cap on.

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Suggested correction: When you watch the movie leading up to that event, it's obvious that Norma is a tomboy, and is always wearing a ball cap and wearing her hair like that. It's who she is and perhaps decided after her hair was done that it wasn't really like her and decided to go back to her look after she saw the result.

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Midway picture

Revealing mistake: In the final scene where Fonda and Holbrook are looking over the carrier at the crowds on the dock you can see that only the first rows of people are dressed in period clothes, the rest of the crowd are dressed as they would have in 1976 when the film was made.

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Continuity mistake: When Logan and Jessica arrive at the ice cave, they are wet, so they take off their clothes and wrap themselves in animal skin to get warm. Jessica gets naked and Logan takes off his shirt but not his pants. But when they sit down we can see he is not wearing any pants.

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The Outlaw Josey Wales picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Laura is being attacked in the desert, the camera swings wildly. During this swing, the entire crew becomes visable for a split second. You can see Clint Eastwood (who also starred in the film) sitting in his director's chair, wearing a white t-shirt and watching the filming closely.

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Taxi Driver picture

Continuity mistake: When Travis is with the gun salesman, he is trying out the black gun. You see a close up shot of him holding the gun with his arm outstretched with his jacket on. In the very next shot (no time has elapsed) his arms are at his side and his jacket is now completely off.

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Cassandra Crossing picture

Continuity mistake: When the train take off from N├╝rnberg, the locomotive is on "backwards". A few seconds later is it rotated 180 degrees.

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The Eagle Has Landed picture

Plot hole: Radl and Steiner discuss the entire scheme to kidnap Churchill on the Alderney docks - in full view and hearing of a number of civilians (who shouldn't be there, pace another posting), including fishermen who could might be able to communicate with the mainland. Why would they be so stupid as to discuss a top secret military mission in public? In reality, they wouldn't even discuss it in front of their own men.

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Visible crew/equipment: From the video version: When Books (John Wayne) is shot in the back by the bartender, you can clearly see a rope fastened onto the heel of his boot that is being pulled to help him stumble and fall onto the floor as the second shotgun blast hits him.

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All the President's Men picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Bernstein rushes into the phone booth early in the movie, in the metal edge of the booth you can see a reflection of the camera man.

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The Enforcer picture

Continuity mistake: When the soldier demonstrates the bazooka on a truck, the projectile hits the front of the truck, but the explosion comes from near the back of the truck.

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Network picture

Continuity mistake: The first time William Holden and Faye Dunaway have dinner together, Holden's lit cigarette changes length several times in both directions.

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A Star is Born picture

Continuity mistake: John Norman (Kris Kristofferson) and Esther Hoffman (Barbra Streisand) are sitting at the table talking. John opens a bottle of wine and every time the shot faces John the cap is on, but when the shot faces Esther the cap is off, over and over again.

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Marathon Man picture

Continuity mistake: When the American guy races against the German's car, the cars in the background have no continuity between the inside and the outside shots for most of the time.

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St. Ives picture

Continuity mistake: In the masked ball scene, St. Ives grabs a party goer and steals his mask which you then see him putting on. It is a gold mask without any markings that covers most of his face, but a few moments later when St. Ives dances with Flora, he is wearing a much smaller gold mask with black decorative markings.

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Sybil (1976)

Sybil picture

Continuity mistake: When the psychiatrist is holding up the horse figurine, the way she's holding it in the closeup is quite different than in the wide shot.

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Bound for Glory picture

Factual error: About 3/4 into the movie, in the scene where Woody is looking for a place to sleep, he comes upon this other man in a bunk. The guy in the bunk asks Woody if he wants to share his blanket with him because it is cold. Arlo does. In the next scene, outside, it shows the steam locomotive, and to the left of the steamer is a diesel locomotive. It is a Western Pacific GE logo. The movie is 1936 and WP diesels didn't show up till 1953. I was there.

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The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane picture

Continuity mistake: When Frank Hallet first enters Rynn's house, he leaves muddy footprints all over the floor. The footprints are gone in later shots.

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Car Wash picture

Revealing mistake: When the supervisor is telling Geronimo to clean up the dog feces, there are three men across the street in front of Al's Coffee Shop watching the filming.

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Two-Minute Warning picture

Continuity mistake: When the sniper starts shooting at the audience, at one point he hits a guy in the press sector. However the blood splatter at the victim's shirt appears yet before the bullet actually breaks the window.

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Shout at the Devil picture

Factual error: When a Rear Admiral and Captain are walking together, the Captain's epaulets are the wrong way round. A cardinal sin in the Navy.

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