Best movie continuity mistakes of 1977

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Continuity mistake: After Darth Vader kills Ben, there's a shot from the docking bay towards him. Vader's lightsaber is missing its red color. [This has been fixed in the 2004 DVD, but is still valid for VHS prints.] (01:28:20)

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Continuity mistake: Sheriff Buford T. Justice gets out of his car and leaves the door open. A few moments later, we see a different shot of the car with the door closed. Then a truck drives by and tears the car door off which is open again.

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Continuity mistake: Richard Dreyfus comes home drunk after his horrible opening night. He stumbles around the living room knocking over furniture, including a table by the window with a typewriter on top. Next time you see the table, it is all together again.

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Continuity mistake: In the story titled "Quebec Province 1975", child witch Lucy gets back at her bullying cousin Angela by shrinking her to the size of a mouse. Minutes later, Angela looks up, lifts her hands over her head and begs for mercy. Obviously Lucy is preparing to step on her. But we see Lucy lifting her foot off the floor several seconds AFTER Angela starts begging!

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Continuity mistake: A shot of the chiefs' bench shows Newman on the left and Ontkean on the right. Ontkean says "I can't believe my frigging eyes." Neither can I. The next 2 rapid camera cuts show Ontkean on Newman's left, then on Newman's right again.

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Continuity mistake: There is a scene at an airport where Mel Brooks is approached by a man claiming to be a FBI agent or something like that. In the next shot inside the bathroom you can see the boom microphone from the top of the screen. (00:04:05)

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Continuity mistake: In a scene in a town on the rooftops as the British fight the Nazis, we see that the townsfolk were truly ahead of their times as they nearly all have television antennas.

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Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger picture

Continuity mistake: When the blonde girl is persuaded to talk to the Trogladyte, in different shots, her hair is either over her shoulders, or off her shoulders.

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Continuity mistake: As Penny sneaks off, Brutus and Nero have collars on, with chains attached to the right side of their necks. In a reverse shot the chains are attached to the left side of their neck. (00:00:40)

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Continuity mistake: On the train, the wine stain on Jaws' jacket disappears for one shot and then reappears. It then changes size and shape repeatedly.

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Continuity mistake: Before Roy takes the top of the clay-mountain off, the model has smooth sides. When he is about to tear it, it swaps to striped sides.

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Continuity mistake: When Tony walks into 2001 that first night, he shakes hands with some guy as he is walking through the club and again a few minutes later. (00:13:00)

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Airport '77 picture

Continuity mistake: Jack Lemmon is picked out of the ocean by two men in a rubber boat. Both have dark hair and moustaches, one is balding. When they arrive back at the ship, both men have blond hair, are clean shaven, and are obviously younger. (01:24:10 - 01:24:55)

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Continuity mistake: During the car scene, when God makes it rain, Jerry's hair goes from being dry to wet, repeatedly, depending on the camera angle.

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Continuity mistake: When Dennis is sitting in his boat talking with Griselda and Mr.Fishfinger he gets covered in rubbish. Although he wipes most of it off there is spaghetti left on his hat and jacket. In the wide shots, though, he is clean. (00:08:20)

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Continuity mistake: When the crew hauls the female orca aboard the boat, the harpoon line is wrapped around her entire body several times. When they cut the rope and drop her into the water, the line is wrapped only around her tail. When the male orca is pushing her at sea, the rope is again wrapped around her entire body.

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Continuity mistake: Jesus is shown from behind on the cross with large gashes on the backs of his legs. He was flogged across the shoulders and back only at the pillar.

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Continuity mistake: When Pat is attacked on the stain glassed window near the start, she has blood on her right cheek. When she is then dropped and hung, the blood stains are different. (00:12:20 - 00:13:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Charlie fires Dick, there is a model rocket on the table which alternates between being upright and laying down.

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Continuity mistake: Henry takes off the wrong shoe/sock to dry off.

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