Best drama movie mistakes of 1980

The Final Countdown picture

Factual error: Listening to a radio broadcast, live, since no other indication is given, Joe Louis is completing the 12th round of a fight. This is December 6, 1941. Joe's last fight of 1941 occurred in September, his next fight was January 1942.

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Raging Bull picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Jake is in the bedroom with his wife (where he pours ice water on himself to calm down) you can see the top of some crew member's head in the foreground right below the camera lens.

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Coal Miner's Daughter picture

Continuity mistake: When Loretta Lynn is at the radio station asking why the disc jockey had lied to them about playing her record, you see the picture of her that they took at home. It is a completely different pose than the one that you saw them take a couple of scenes earlier. She is looking in a different direction and she is not smiling as much as she was when they took it.

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Somewhere In Time picture
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Factual error: In scenes that take place in 1912 on the porch of the hotel you can sometimes see American flags in the background. The flags in the movie have 50 stars. The 50 star flag wasn't adopted until after 1959.

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Big Red One picture

Continuity mistake: When the German NCO begins to walk up the sand dune he has a stick grenade in his right boot. Next shot half way up the dune, the grenade has changed boots.

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The Blue Lagoon picture
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Continuity mistake: There is a scene in which it is raining quite heavily and Em and Richard are inside the hutch. Richard is playing Pop Goes The Weasel over and over which annoys Em. She stabs him in the foot and he chases her outside. In this scene she is wearing a strapless dress but when he catches her and pins her down on the sand she is wearing a lacey jacket (she didn't have time to change) and there are no clouds or rain. The sand doesn't seem to be very wet either, despite the fact that it was raining heavily a few minutes ago.

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The Long Good Friday picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Harris and the two Irish men have been killed at the end and the car crashes on top of the other the ramp used to make it fly is visible.

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Urban Cowboy picture

Continuity mistake: The movie is supposed to have been filmed and taken place exclusively in Pasadena, TX, and MOST of it is. The trailer park that they live in, however, is NOT in Pasadena, or anywhere near there. There are several scenes where they show someone driving into the trailer park, and you can see mountains in the background. There aren't any mountains within hundreds of miles of Pasadena.

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Prom Night picture

Revealing mistake: During the scene in which Lou forces himself on Kim in the lunchroom, donning a black ski mask, Kim's brother Alex jumps up to his sister's defense. Just before Alex throws his first punch, Kim screams "Michael," referring to the actor's real name Michael Tough. Kim then correctly screams "Alex," the name of the character he was playing in the film.

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Ordinary People picture

Continuity mistake: When Conrad visits Dr. Berger's office for the first time, and he is in the elevator, his hair changes length and style between shots.

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Brubaker picture

Continuity mistake: Skeletons of murdered prisoners are dug up on prison grounds. While Brubaker & the prison doctor examine the bones, it is pouring buckets of rain. They determine the head trustee is responsible. The next scene shows a pickup speeding down a dirt road kicking up clouds of dust in the blazing sunshine. All that water sure did dry up fast.

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The Stunt Man picture

Factual error: A film about the making of a film. A car is filmed going off a bridge, and the footage is played back repeatedly. Throughout, the car is referred to as a Duesenberg, even though, in nearly every shot, the Mercedes tri-sected circle logo is visible above the radiator.

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Raise the Titanic picture

Continuity mistake: During the placing and arming of the explosive probes, twice the probe being placed is a completely different number to the one that is then promptly armed.

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The Elephant Man picture

Continuity mistake: At a meeting to do with the hospital's dealings, one man, Mr Broadbeck, objects to the Elephant Man being a patient in the hospital - in the beginning he is wearing spectacles, but, a few seconds later, the spectacles are gone.

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Atlantic City picture

Other mistake: Someone in the film discusses being "stabbed with a gun".

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Fame (1980)

Fame picture

Continuity mistake: When Fran├žois starts talking to Coco in the cafe, the donut on her plate and items on the bar next to her keep moving between shots.

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Honeysuckle Rose picture

Continuity mistake: When Garland (Slim Pickens) finds out about the affair between Buck (Willie Nelson) and his daughter Lilly (Amy Irving). He takes a cab to the beach where Buck is hiding out. When Garland steps out of the cab, the bottle of tequila his is holding has just a little tequila in it. In the next scene when he is paying the driver the bottle is half full, and the next scene the bottle is almost completely full.

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'Breaker' Morant picture

Factual error: In the ambush-on-the-prison scene, one of the Boers is equipped with a Lee-Enfield CLLE Charger-Loading Rifle. Although the Boers used many captured Lee-Enfield and Lee-Metford rifles, the CLLE's weren't even developed until the Boer War had ended.

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Little Darlings picture

Continuity mistake: In the bus scene at the beginning, the little girl with braces (played by a nonspeaking extra) is seen at the front of the bus, on one side of the fight. Then she is seen near the middle of the bus, on the other side of the fight.

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American Gigolo picture

Audio problem: In the last scene of the film, when Gere is in prison and talking to another using the telephone behind glass, we hear his voice as if via a telephone. Most of the speech is done this way then for the last line he puts the telephone down on the desk, but we can still hear his voice as if he was still using it.

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Bronco Billy picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the bar fight scene, the camera crew is visible right after Lefty hits one of the bar patrons.

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My Bodyguard picture

Revealing mistake: Linderman refuses Clifford's offer to be his personal bodyguard from Moody's gang, and leaves. As Clifford walks by the students practicing their violins, playing Mozart, their bow movements do not match the music.

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