Best movie mistakes of 1981

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Legend of the Lone Ranger picture

Revealing mistake: During the final battle one of the bad guys is blown through the air due to an explosion - but right behind him you see the springboard used to launch him.

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Looney, Looney, Looney Bugs Bunny Movie picture

Continuity mistake: When Yosemite Sam tells the devil that he has "the very varmint in mind", you can see there are no flames coming up from the pit behind him, but in the next shot flames have suddenly appeared.

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The French Lieutenant's Woman picture

Continuity mistake: When Jeremy Irons goes out on the breakwater to talk to Meryl Streep his umbrella is in his right hand. When the scene shifts his umbrella is in his left hand. (00:01:00 - 00:04:00)

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Ghost Story picture

Revealing mistake: When John Jaffrey is lying dead in front of his medicine cabinet, he is still breathing.

Gavin Jackson
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The Great Muppet Caper picture

Continuity mistake: At the end of the film the plane they are initially flying on is a typical passenger plane, but when the Muppets are thrown out, the plane is one used for skydiving.

luke f
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Ragtime picture

Factual error: Ragtime is set in 1906. Yet a 1915 Model T figures prominently in the plot.

Jean G
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Race for the Yankee Zephyr picture

Factual error: There could never be an aircraft of World War 2 vintage with the call sign "Yankee Zephyr". If it was a US aircraft (it appears to be) it would have the call sign "Yankee Zulu". If it was an RAF aircraft it would be "Yoke Zephyr". This all changed when the phonetic alphabets were standardised by NATO in the Fifties, but the DC3 in this film is supposed to have crashed before the end of World War 2 in 1945.

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Gregory's Girl picture

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the film when Gregory and Susan are "dancing" in the country park, the amount of day light changes between scenes from dark to daylight to dusk.

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Heartbeeps picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the robots run out of battery, the female robot stretches out her right arm and shuts down in that position. The male robot walks up and stretches out his right arm and shuts down holding hands. In between shots of holding right hands, you see them holding left hands. First right hands, then left hands, then right hands again.

Tonycdrive
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Cutter's Way picture

Continuity mistake: 1981 film: Near the end, John Heard is riding a white horse. He has his left arm missing during the whole movie, but in one scene his right arm is missing instead as he is dashing through the woods. When he comes out of the woods it is correct again.

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Piranha Part Two: The Spawning picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Anne and Tyler break into the morgue, the shadow of the camera can be seen on the wall outside.

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