Best romance movie mistakes of 1980

Xanadu picture

Factual error: The sun can't rise out of the Pacific ocean when viewed from America, as seen when Danny is playing the clarinet.

00:01:20

Airplane picture
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Revealing mistake: In the dance sequence, we see Elaine twirling Ted around and throwing him into the crowd. Watch the top-right-corner of your screen, as the stunt-double lands in the audience you can see Robert Hays (Ted Striker) in the top-right-corner waiting to pop out.

00:19:10

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Visible crew/equipment: In the town in Idaho when General Zod and his crew first visit, watch when the boy's father (elevated by Zod's finger) falls to the ground. You can see the pad under the dirt when he hits it.

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Somewhere In Time picture
Somewhere In Time mistake picture

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.

01:25:15

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The Blue Lagoon mistake picture

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.

00:41:10

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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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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Atlantic City picture

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

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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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Popeye (1980)

Popeye picture

Continuity mistake: Popeye goes to Bluto's ship. He finds his pappy there: he's tied to the chair hanging in the ceiling. Popeye gets excited, and notice that before he hugs his pappy he takes his pipe out of his mouth. When we see Popeye again, the pipe is back to his mouth. Too fast to be real.

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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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Tom Horn picture
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Factual error: There appears to be a pickup truck parked by a barn in the background when Steve McQueen is standing by his horse, talking to Linda Evans.

00:19:00 - 00:20:00

Seems Like Old Times picture

Continuity mistake: When Ira and Glenda are discussing Nick, who is hiding under the bed, Ira briefly stands on Nicks right-hand pinky finger. After Ira has walked away, under the bed Nick grimaces while holding his left-hand pinky finger.

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