Best action movie mistakes of 1978

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Superman picture

Revealing mistake: Superman has fillings in his teeth.

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Sweeney 2 picture

Continuity mistake: The yellow getaway car crashes on the waste land then rolls over. After it has come to rest, the mounds of earth used to roll the car have disappeared. Also, the car's windscreen disappears. Just before the crash, on an inside shot, it is there, but on the outside shots it has disappeared.

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Convoy picture

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film when Spider Mike is rescued from a town. The Rubber Duck's truck is damaged. It loses the bullbars on the front, and the windbreaker on the roof is flattened against the roof of the cab. Yet after leaving the town, in a series of shots showing the Rubber Duck's truck. The damage disappears or varies. The windbreaker appears fixed and so do the bars, but in the next shot just the windbreaker is fixed and the bars aren't. It continues like this through a montage and then in the next scene when it cuts back to a close up of the truck both are damaged again. (01:47:40)

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Jaws 2 picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Brody approaches the group of teenagers on their smashed boats, the angle cuts to show Brody approaching seen as if from Cable Junction. At this point, there is a huge mistake. The teenagers' boats are clearly visible in the foreground, the kids have all completely vanished, and you can spot the cameraman standing on the boats quite clearly.

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Force 10 from Navarone picture

Revealing mistake: In one of the river flooding scenes after the dam bursts, you can see a modern day vehicle (most likely a pickup truck) for a few seconds on a highway next to the river. (01:50:30)

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Hooper picture

Continuity mistake: There is one scene in the final earthquake as Ski and Sonny are driving around the city that's being destroyed - the Trans Am gets hit from the right side, hard enough to throw the car into a small skid, but seconds later there is no damage to the car, and nothing like that was discussed during the planning of the stunt. One has to wonder if that hit was unintentional and not scripted.

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Game of Death picture

Continuity mistake: When Billy Lo is fighting the huge guy, he gets a footprint stamped onto his jumpsuit, the print changes size throughout the fight.

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Every Which Way But Loose picture

Visible crew/equipment: Near the beginning where Philo parks his truck after speaking to Orville who is taking Ma to do her driving licence, you can see a crew member (wearing a white cowboy hat and sunglasses) reflected in the side mirror of the truck.

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The Swarm picture

Revealing mistake: When Katharine Ross pronounces the child dead in the hospital, she pulls a blanket over the child. The kid moves and flutters his eyes.

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The Wild Geese picture

Revealing mistake: During the fight after Witty has been killed, Peiter throws a grenade that lands in a bush on the right of the path up which the enemy are advancing. However, the resulting explosion comes from the centre of the path and not as far away as the grenade flew.

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Hot Lead and Cold Feet picture

Revealing mistake: While Billy and Eli are on the river, with Eli in the front and Billy in the background, pay attention to Eli's paddle. When it passes in front of Billy, you can see right through it to see Billy through the paddle. (00:56:25)

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Starcrash picture

Continuity mistake: When Stella is put into the machine to revive her after being frozen, her head is tilted to the right when she goes in, but is tilted to the left when the shot changes.

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Snake in the Eagle's Shadow picture

Factual error: At the end of the fight between Pai Chang Tien (the Old Man) and Shu Chin (the fan-wielder), Pai catches his opponent with his pipe on the larynx and strangles him to death. In his death-throes Shu Chin groans until he dies; but with a piece of wood pressing down on his windpipe, he realistically wouldn't be able to make such a pronounced sound. (01:19:10)

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