Best sci-fi movie mistakes of 1978

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Superman picture

Revealing mistake: Superman has fillings in his teeth.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers picture

Visible crew/equipment: There's a scene in which someone goes into a phone booth to make a call. As the phone booth door closes you can see a reflection of the cameraman.

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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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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 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).

Myridon
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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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Return from Witch Mountain picture

Continuity mistake: When Tony and Tia are being driven to their hotel, the same footage is shown behind them a few times e.g. A truck turning off the road when their driver shouts at an overtaking driver and a few minutes later when he shouts at the same driver again.

Heather Benton Premium member
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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.

Nicki
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KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park picture

Visible crew/equipment: When the woman asks where her husband Abner is, the staff member is looking at a visible worded card, which matches what he said.

hEaVyMeTaL
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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.

GalahadFairlight
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