Best thriller movie mistakes of 1978

Halloween picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Michael is carrying Annie's body into the house her head is on the left side of his body. After they show Tommy looking out the window they cut back to Michael and suddenly Annie's head is on the right side of his body.

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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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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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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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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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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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The Eyes of Laura Mars picture

Continuity mistake: Spoiler: At the end of the film, Faye Dunaway shoots Tommy Lee Jones. He falls to the floor dead. The positions of his coat and tie change between shots.

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Randy DeShong
Game of Death picture

Revealing mistake: In the warehouse when Billy kicks one of the black-suited bikers off his bike into the stack of empty tin cans, black wires pulling the bad guy up off the bike and into the cans are visible.

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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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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 Big Sleep picture

Revealing mistake: A car is driven off a dock into a body of water. Before the car hits the water, special effects shoot up about 10 different blasts of water.

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James Lewandowski
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 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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Myridon
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

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Coma (1978)

Coma picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Dr. Wheeler is leaving the Jefferson Institute after talking with the nurse, you can see someone reflected in the glass door holding a book or some papers.

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The Thirty Nine Steps picture

Other mistake: After David Warner kills a man with his long thin sword, he pulls the sword out and puts it back in its scabbard, but there's no blood on the sword or anywhere.

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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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Nicki

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