Best movie revealing mistakes of 1977

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Star Wars pictureStar Wars mistake picture

Revealing mistake: When Darth Vader and Ben are fighting, Darth's chestplate is on backwards and the belt "buckle" is as well. It appears that the entire shot was reversed. (01:26:20 - 01:27:15)

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Revealing mistake: In a scene where Frog is riding with the Bandit, she's resting her head on the center gearshift console. Although they're supposed to be cruising down the road, the automatic transmission shifter is in neutral.

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Revealing mistake: The shot of the two nuclear missiles being launched is used twice, just reversed. They seem to have changed the saturation slightly in one of them to make it look different, but there are identical clouds at the top left/top right in both shots, ruining the trick.

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The Mighty Peking Man picture

Revealing mistake: At one point in the movie, dumptrucks are sent in to contain the Mighty Peking Man. You can tell that these, like most of the movie are toys.

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind picture

Revealing mistake: The morning after Ronnie and Roy's big fight, Roy starts cleaning up his clay "sculpture." Before he pulls its upper portion off, you can see the pre-made seam (which is poorly disguised by the clay) where the top is attached to the bottom. When he tears it off, the lower portion is perfectly smooth and flat on top (simulating Devil's Tower) where it was obviously pre-cut.

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Capricorn One picture

Revealing mistake: Just after the helicopters crash during the chase with the crop duster keep a close eye and one of the helos is still in the shots flying.

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Jabberwocky picture

Revealing mistake: When the Black Knight kills the King's champion with his axe, you can see the flash and smoke from the charge which blows the armour apart. (01:32:00)

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Julia picture

Revealing mistake: In one scene, focused only on an actress's hand holding a lit cigarette, it dawns on you that the smoke is curling back downwards and the cigarette is miraculously getting longer. This is a flipped shot, it is seen backwards.

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High Anxiety pictureHigh Anxiety mistake picture

Revealing mistake: Mel jumps over a step that he senses to be weak. The step he actually jumps onto (and collapses) has been pre-cut in a zig-zag pattern. (01:26:50)

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Rollercoaster picture

Revealing mistake: During the first rollercoaster accident, the bodies in the cars are obviously dummies. (00:13:35)

William Bergquist
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Pete's Dragon picture

Revealing mistake: Near the end of the film, the mayor, played by Jim Backus, is speaking to Elliot the dragon, who is invisible. The mayor has a cigar in his mouth and smashes it when he turns to greet Elliot. The scene is accomplished by having Backus turn and smash the cigar into a large pane of glass. However, the reflections on the glass are visible.

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Revealing mistake: In the beginning of the movie when Orca is about to hit the great white shark out of the water the stick that holds the "head" of the great white is visible as it swims by.

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A Bridge Too Far picture

Revealing mistake: While the German officer, played by Hardy Kr├╝ger, is in a pill box reporting back to his headquarters, with the bridge seen in the background, rush-hour traffic can been seen on the bridge.

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The Deep picture

Revealing mistake: At the beginning, when Gail is attacked by a moray eel - we don't see it, but that's the assumption - and she is banged against the sunken wreck of a ship, and then, when she is released, her mouthpiece is not in her mouth and she tries to swim to the top as fast as she can - all of this is done by a stunt double, understandably, we can see this by her hair, which is much thinner and straighter than Jacqueline Bissett's hair.

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