Best movie audio problems of 1982

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Blade Runner picture

Audio problem: Deckard (Harrison Ford) investigates the maker of artificial reptiles; an Abdul somebody. It's obvious that the dialogue was added as neither actor is in sync with the sound. The end of the scene has the storekeepers voice telling Deckard the information he was seeking while Deckard's mouth is the one moving. Deckard's mouth continues to move even after Abdul's lines are finished and the scene cuts. This has been corrected in the 2007 Final Cut of the film, but exists in all previous versions. (00:48:45)

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Halloween III: Season of the Witch picture

Audio problem: During the scene where Dr. Challis goes to visit his two kids, they put on their Halloween masks and his little son says "Let's watch TV." He goes to turn the knob to turn on the TV and a split second BEFORE he turns it, we can hear the intro of the commercial on the television.

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Annie picture

Audio problem: When Punjab is making the plant move by magic in front of Annie (just before Grace walks in and tells Annie that she is going to Washington DC to meet the President), he lands it on a table, and she says "Wow", but her lips don't move - she just smiles at him.

Heather Benton Premium member
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Grease 2 picture

Audio problem: When singing Reproduction, a boy sings "Oh I think I'm gonna throw up"; yet he sticks his finger down his throat and keeps it there until the line is over, never closing his mouth; how did he make the 'p' sound on 'up' without closing his lips together? The words are pronounced very clearly and the camera doesn't cut from his face until after the line is done.

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The Slumber Party Massacre picture

Audio problem: When Russ Thorn is walking towards Linda in the high school hall, you can hear Linda's scream before she visibly screams. (00:12:45)

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan picture

Audio problem: When Kirk says, "Stop energizers," watch his lips closely - he really says, "Stop engines." Mike Okuda points this out in the text commentary on the Director's Edition DVD. The reason the line (and also the one following it) was redubbed was because someone pointed out during post-production that the engines couldn't simply be stopped on a dime. (00:39:08)

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The Toy picture

Audio problem: In the scene where Jack Brown (Richard Pryor) is talking to Eric about "Earning a friend" there is a problem with the lip-sync when the camera changes to an overshoulder of Richard. His mouth is moving but the spoken text is different. This occurs repeatedly during that scene.

Geert Kusters
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial picture

Audio problem: When Mary is reading Peter Pan to Gertie, her shadow's lips don't match up with the words she is saying.

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Rambo: First Blood picture

Audio problem: When Rambo rides the motorcycle down the sidewalk he's shouting at the pedestrians to look out. The movements of his mouth don't match what you hear him say. Originally Rambo was swearing but this was changed.

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Friday the 13th Part 3: 3D picture

Audio problem: When Harold is going "Number 2" on the toilet, you can hear his crap plopping into the toilet water. However when he is making his search in the bathroom, he walks by the toilet and there is nothing in it. The toilet is clean. He never flushes it before making his search.

SAZOO1975
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Pink Floyd The Wall picture

Audio problem: When the Stuka 'bombs' the bunker that Pink's father is in, we see it pass overhead, making the unique Stuka 'scream'. Then we hear the whistle of the bomb as it falls to earth, yet we still see the bomb is attached to the underside of the Stuka. The Stuka shown carries just the one bomb, so it isn't another one that is falling. The truth is that this Stuka is a remote-controlled miniature that did not have the ability to release its fake bomb, and the editors failed to avoid using the whistling sound until this shot was over. (00:07:55)

johnrosa
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Conan the Barbarian picture

Audio problem: In the first fight Conan has in the pit, his opponent starts smashing him brutally, to which Conan first responds by moaning in pain, but his mouth doesn't open and his face doesn't show the corresponding pain.

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Airplane II: The Sequel picture

Audio problem: When people are getting on and off the elevator to that loud music, the music stops before the elevator closes.

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The Secret of NIMH picture

Audio problem: When the children are washing clothes, Auntie Shrew reacts by looking up towards the sound of the rat's moving equipment, a second before it is heard.

Paul M Leslie
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Poltergeist picture

Audio problem: When CarolAnn slides across the floor, she comments on how it feels on her butt, but her mouth doesn't move.

Michael Barrows
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