Best drama movie mistakes of 1978

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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Dawn of the Dead picture

Continuity mistake: When the old car blows up both of the dead zombies are gone.

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Midnight Express picture

Visible crew/equipment: Towards the end of the film when Billy runs at the top of the screen towards the exit of the jail, you can see the film crew at the bottom of the screen.

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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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The Deer Hunter picture

Factual error: The boys go deer hunting somewhere in the Appalachians, but the geology is all wrong. That scene is in North Cascades National Park in Washington State. In addition, the "deer" they are hunting is a Red Stag. Not typically found in the Appalachians.

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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.

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Death on the Nile picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bette Davis has lost her shawl there is a shot of her and Maggie Smith from far away. They talk about the time and in the background Angela Lansbury is drinking. She puts down her glass and leans her head on her hand. Then the shot changes to a close-up of Bette Davis and Maggie Smith and you can see Angela Lansbury in the background, with the glass in her hand, just about to take a drink.

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I Spit On Your Grave picture

Continuity mistake: After the second rape, on the rock, as Jennifer lays on the rock, her hair changes position between shots.

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Watership Down picture

Continuity mistake: The rabbits have a close encounter with some rats in a shed on the cemetery. A spade falls over. In the next shot the spade lays in a wheelbarrow.

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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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The Driver picture

Continuity mistake: When Ryan is proving his skills with the orange Mercedes, the driver's door mirror is missing before it strikes the water valve, yet is back moments later.

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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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Damien: Omen II picture

Factual error: The movie takes place in Chicago, except for one scene that is supposed to be in New York City (when Damien's uncle visits the priest). Two problems. First, as the cab pulls up to the church where the priest is, it goes past a housing project. Anyone who knows public housing construction in New York and Chicago knows that building is in Chicago. Second, when they go out to a trainyard, you can clearly see the Hancock Tower in the background. Of course, that building is in Chicago, not New York.

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The Buddy Holly Story picture

Factual error: In the final concert scene, Buddy is shown playing a 1965 Fender Stratocaster, a CBS model with the large headstock. Needless to say, it didn't exist in 1959.

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The Fury picture

Continuity mistake: When Gillian escapes from the facility, Hester runs out the door after her and collides with the guard coming from the opposite direction. For a second, they rebound in opposite directions, then it cuts and she falls on top of him (the same direction).

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Days of Heaven picture

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film, when Richard Gere and Brooke Adams is by a boat and attempt to escape up the river, Gere is shown waving a kerosene "barn lantern" to illuminate the boat. In a slightly later shot, he is doing the same thing, but the lantern has become a Coleman gasoline lantern. These lanterns had not been invented yet in 1917, the year during which the scene in question takes place.

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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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International Velvet picture

Continuity mistake: In the first film, "National Velvet," the Pie, Velvet Brown's horse that ran in the Grand National, was a gelding (neutered). In the sequel, the Pie has somehow become a stallion again and sires a colt many years later that Velvet's niece names Arizona Pie.

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The Boys from Brazil picture

Revealing mistake: When the neo-nazis burst into Kohler's apartment, they stab him and he slides down with his back against the wall. While Mengele picks up the phone, you can see the 'dead' Kohler blink in the background.

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Pretty Baby picture

Factual error: In the closing scene, E.J. Bellocq pictures Hattie and Violet with a Kodak Portrait Brownie No. 2. The Kodak Portrait Brownie No. 2 was not introduced until 1929, a dozen years after the movie takes place.

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