Best comedy movie mistakes of 1978

Superman picture

Revealing mistake: Superman has fillings in his teeth.

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Grease picture

Revealing mistake: In the soda shop, the waitress turns off the lights with her elbow because her hands are full, but she misses the light switch by 6 inches.

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Animal House picture

Factual error: At Professor Jennings' place, the stoned Boon and Katy sing "Hey Paula." The song was only pressed in November 1962 and didn't break into the charts nationally until late December of that year, whereas the scene depicted takes place sometime in the autumn of the same year, before the song would've even been recorded.

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I Wanna Hold Your Hand picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene in the Beatles hotel room where Nancy Allen comes out from under the cart with the cokes on it, when she first sees the Beatles' guitars, notice that in the very first scene, the Hofner bass is left handed (the pick guard is on the left as you're looking at it), then it cuts to her, then when it cuts back to her rolling on the floor with the bass, it's suddenly right handed, then when in the last scene with her handling it, it's left handed again.

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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 looses 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, yet 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.

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Cheech and Chong's Up In Smoke picture

Continuity mistake: When Cheech stops to pick up Chong, the driver's window is down. A moment later, it's up.

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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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Heaven Can Wait picture

Continuity mistake: As Max is carrying a birthday cake out of the kitchen, the candle blows out as he walks. But the candle is suddenly lit again when the camera angle changes, as he walks into the living room.

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Piranha picture

Continuity mistake: The dressing that is on the evil Dr Leticia Baines's forehead keeps changing. When she is first placed on Grogan's raft, the dressing is soaked with blood. In the next few scenes it just has a small patch of blood in the centre. After she swims to rescue the boy from his canoe, she gets on the raft and the dressing is dry. In the next two close-up shots the dressing is wet (with water) and then it is dry again.

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Every Which Way But Loose picture

New this month 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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Thank God It's Friday picture

Audio problem: Near the end of the film, when the Commodores finally go on stage with their equipment, Bobby Speed announces them from inside the control booth. But the movement of his mouth does not match the audio (you have to look at his reflection in the glass wall).

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Revenge of the Pink Panther picture

Continuity mistake: When Clouseau and Cato are trying to get into "Le Club Foot" they go crashing through the window of a bakery. A little later on, they go through the same hole again, yet this time there is a large undamaged wedding cake sitting there for Cato to land in. The cake couldn't have survived the first accident.

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California Suite picture

Continuity mistake: When we first see Hannah, her room number at the Beverly Hills Hotel is 305. Later, when she and Bill return from a day at the beach, the room number is 306.

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Corvette Summer picture

Continuity mistake: As Kenny is riding the bike, to try and grab on to the ladder at the back of the camper, the rear side-marker light on the camper is missing its red lens cover. In subsequent shots the red cover is there, and then vanishes again.

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Goin' South picture

Continuity mistake: Henry Moon is too 'street smart' to have left gold dust on the mining tools for someone to find.

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The Cheap Detective picture

Other mistake: As the police lift the body of the 'dead' hotel clerk from behind the desk, you can see his eyes look around a bit.

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Nicki
Carry on Emmannuelle picture

Visible crew/equipment: During the scene where Leyland takes Emmannuelle on a "tour" of London, shortly after she shuffles from the left of the rear seat to the right, a hand flashes through the bottom right corner of the picture.

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Foul Play picture

Continuity mistake: When Scarface is holding Gloria as he asks "Where is it?", watch her arms - from the side, we can see her left arm is arched outward; however, from the view behind Scarface and facing Gloria, her hands are pressed together in front of herself, in a defensive position.

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The Cat from Outer Space picture

Continuity mistake: When Jake and Link are watching TV Jake is lying on top of the settee. Link says hi to Jake and the camera switches from Link to Frank. In the next shot Frank sits down and Jake is gone. He had no time to move.

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Here Come the Tigers picture

Character mistake: In the scene where the Panthers are being introduced, the announcer states that one boy is "Walter 'The Hook' Coster", and another is "Frank 'The Razor' Schmidt". But in another scene, when one of them is batting, he says Frank Coster. Although they look exactly the same, he accidentally mixed the two names together. There is no Frank Coster.

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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.

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Rescue from Gilligan's Island picture

Revealing mistake: When Gilligan is being pulled around in the water after getting on the hut boat, you can see the superstructure of the walls around the lagoon.

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Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? picture

Continuity mistake: Though Fausto Zoppi and Jean-Claude Moleno are to have contributed to the 'World's Most Fabulous Meal' for the Queen, neither of them ever shows up in the kitchen during the preparation of the dinner. They don't even appear until much later in the film.

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Nicki
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.

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