Best comedy movie mistakes of 1979

Monty Python's Life of Brian picture

Continuity mistake: At the end of the scene with the ex-leper you see Brian's mother open the door to their house twice; first in the background of a wide shot, then in a closer shot.


The Muppet Movie picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene when Kermit confronts Doc Hopper he comes walking out of the bar. If you look at the top of Kermit's legs when he walks out, two pair of hands can be seen moving the legs.

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The Jerk picture

Revealing mistake: When the sniper is shooting the cans, the close-up of the first can shows the metal peeling out as though the bullet had come from inside instead of outside.

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Breaking Away picture

Continuity mistake: There is an error in the scene where Dave is drafting behind the Cinzano truck. In the second close up shot of his legs (cranks) pedaling the bike he is in a lower (easier) gear than the previous shot even though he is supposed to be riding significantly faster.

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Hair (1979)

Hair picture

Continuity mistake: During "Easy To Be Hard" a redheaded woman disappears and reappears on a park bench.

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The Castle of Cagliostro picture

Continuity mistake: Lupin's car windows are blown away in the car chase, and he and Gingen break all the remaining shards of glass from them. They then return again when lupin pulls up to the princess' car, then disappear in the following shot.

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1941 (1979)

1941 picture

Continuity mistake: As the two look-outs get on the big wheel the thin guy with the ventriloquist's dummy sits on the right. But later in the film he is on the left.

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Drunken Master 2 picture

Audio problem: During the last fight between Jackie Chan and that well-dressed man, after the man gets his vest torn off by Chan, there passes a fight sequence with no audio whatsoever; you would expect to hear grunts and groans and hits, but some seconds pass with no audio.

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The In-Laws picture

Continuity mistake: During the time when Vince and Sheldon are on the highway, in the cab fleeing the bad guys in Tijada , the same cars can be seen over and over again between shots.

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Manhattan picture

Visible crew/equipment: If you look closely, you can see the camera and crew reflected in the cars passing while the camera follows Isaac running down the street.

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The Frisco Kid picture

Audio problem: The Rabbi's horse is bucking in reaction to the rattlesnake, and all the while the Rabbi is yelling in Yiddish - but his mouth is not moving.

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Scavenger Hunt picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Stuart Selsome unloads the safe and rolls it on the dolly towards his pen, the shadow of a boom mic can be seen on the grass.


Being There picture

Continuity mistake: Whilst having dinner with the Rands, there is a brief shot where Chance's white wine glass is empty - it is full immediately before and afterwards. This is happens just before Mr. Rand launches into his "businessmen are just like gardeners" metaphor.


North Dallas Forty picture

Plot hole: Though there's supposed to be a championship football game taking place near the end of the movie, the stadium is strangely devoid of fans. A meager effort was made to fill some seats, but most of the shots show empty ones. It also looks as if the production crew tried to save money by using only half the stadium lights.

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The Villain picture

Visible crew/equipment: In a scene where Kirk Douglas appears to 'leap' onto his horse, a crew members arm is clearly visible in the foot of the shot pushing a mini trampoline next to the horse, ready for Kirk to jump onto and bounce up onto the saddle.

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Meatballs picture

Continuity mistake: When the buses are loading at the market parking lot, the Chevrolet and GMC buses in the lot turn into Fords and Dodges when they arrive at Camp Northstar.

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10 (1979)

10 picture

Deliberate mistake: When George spies on his hedonistic neighbor down the hill with his telescope, the telescope is always level when it actually should have been pointing downward. Same when his neighbor spied on him - his telescope was always level also when it should have pointing upward.

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More American Graffiti picture

Factual error: John Milner's dragster sports Moroso valve covers at the meet held New Year's Eve, 1964, yet the Moroso website indicates that the company was founded in 1968.

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Rock 'n' Roll High School picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where one of the hall monitors is folding the principal's note into a paper airplane, watch his cigarette. It goes from being in his mouth, to being in his hand and back without him moving it.

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Hot Stuff picture

Continuity mistake: Doug's 79 Firebird Formula turns into an early 70s Camaro when it gets blown up.

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A Little Romance picture

Revealing mistake: When the boy accidentally hits the old man with the ball, he falls over. Note that you can see the stuntman's full head of hair as he hits the ground. When you return to the close-ups of the old man as he gets up, that extra hair is gone.

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The Lady Vanishes picture

Continuity mistake: When Amanda rushes to get onto the bus to the train station, the door being opened is at the front LEFT of the bus (as viewed from the back). On arrival at the station (5 scenes later), the door opens at the front RIGHT of the bus (as viewed from the back), and in the second camera shot, the driver of the bus can be clearly seen sitting where the door Amanda used to board the bus would be, with no door there.

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Revealing mistake: When the ghost (Bugs Bunny) tells Scrooge that he is going to take him to "the man in the red suit", the ghost puts his arms up but the shadow does not.

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Unidentified Flying Oddball picture

Revealing mistake: Just before the battle between King Arthur's men and Sir Mordred's men, Trimble Tom escapes from Sir Mordred's encampment in a rocket-powered chair. As he approaches King Arthur's Castle you can see the wires supporting the chair.


Fright Before Christmas picture

Continuity mistake: When Bugs Bunny is reading from the Christmas stories book to Clyde, you can see Clyde is sitting by the fireplace and there is a long red stocking on the right hand side of it. After a quick cut to Bugs reading, we return to Clyde and the long red stocking has disappeared.

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The Electric Horseman picture

Continuity mistake: In the sequence where the police are chasing Sonny on Rising Star through the field there are two close ups of an officer driving a car where the image is reversed (it appears like the car is right hand drive and the logo of his shoulder patch is reversed).

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