Best movie continuity mistakes of 1979

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Alien picture

Continuity mistake: In the shot of the alien's tail wrapping around the back of Lambert's legs right before it kills her, the floor is different to what it was before, there is water suddenly falling from the ceiling when there wasn't before and her trousers have changed from white to blue. This is because that shot was originally intended to be used when Brett was killed.

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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. (00:15:25)

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture pictureStar Trek: The Motion Picture mistake picture

Continuity mistake: In the final scene on the bridge, Spock and McCoy are wearing colored arm bands which identify their departments: Spock's is orange (for Science) and McCoy's is green (for Medical). In the very last shot, Spock is wearing the green band and McCoy is wearing the orange one.

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All That Jazz picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Joe Gideon is helping his daughter with dance exercises and realises that it is time to put Michelle in a cab, he carries her out of the rehearsal studio with her facing forward and her legs wrapped around his back. They turn a corner to go outside and she magically is facing him arms around his neck and legs wrapped the other way around his waist. Also Michelle suddenly grows a yellow rain jacket. There is no time lapse in the dialog which would explain this turn.

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Mad Max picture

Continuity mistake: When Goose crashes his motorbike, he lands on his front. The previous shot shows him falling back-first.

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Apocalypse Now picture Video

Continuity mistake: In the playboy bunny scene, the helicopter's main rotor keeps on starting and stopping. (01:06:39)

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The Warriors picture

Continuity mistake: After Ajax is arrested Swan goes to the station with "tough chick", the first time you see the train platform it's empty but a few seconds later a man has appeared from nowhere, then a policeman sees Swan and chases him and the man has once again vanished. (00:55:25)

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Quadrophenia picture

Continuity mistake: Leslie Ash's dark shoes change to white trainers halfway through the Riot Scene.

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Moonraker picture

Continuity mistake: At 1:46:22 roughly, we see one of the Space Marines. He's standing almost full on to the camera with a slight turn to screen right. He gets blasted and he dies.But at 1:46:29 he's back and in the same position.

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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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Phantasm picture

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, when Mike and Jody raise the hood on the car, Jody's hand holding on to the hood alternates between his right and left hand over three shots. (00:13:10)

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The Amityville Horror picture

Continuity mistake: When the stairs are first shown, there's carpet up the middle of the stairs. At the end when they flee the house it's gone.

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Rocky II picture

Continuity mistake: When Apollo Creed is approaching the ring for the rematch at the end of the film, his robe starts off done-up, next shot shows it undone and the towel around his neck loose, and then in the last shot it's back to being neat again with the robe done up. Even when he enters the ring it's all neat and tidy. (01:32:40)

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The Black Stallion picture

Continuity mistake: The Black Stallion was played by a horse with white markings; it's occasionally possible to see them under the black dye, especially during the desert scenes.

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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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Kramer vs Kramer picture

Continuity mistake: When the child serves the ice cream there is a difference in the size of the ice cream he serves and the spoonful he eats.

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The Jerk picture

Continuity mistake: During the gas station scene, Steve Martin is flashing a wad of dollar bills in front of the Latinos in the lowrider. From one camera shot, there is a $50 bill on top, but on the next shot there is a $1 bill on top.

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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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Escape from Alcatraz picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Frank Morris arrives at Alcatraz, he has to take all his clothes off for a routine check. When the guards escort him to his cell you can see him wearing a pair of white boxers, but in the next scene (still walking) he is naked again and when placed into his cell you can see him wearing a pair of pants.

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