Best movie character mistakes of 1983

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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi picture

Character mistake: As they take Han away, watch Lando. Just before he tilts his mask down so we can see who he is, he whacks his head on the doorway. (00:16:20)

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Superman III picture

Character mistake: When Richard Pryor is on the computer attempting to formulate Kryptonite to kill Superman, a screen shot of the computer shows the word "recieved." The I and E should be the other way around. (00:59:25)

Andres Montejo
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A Christmas Story picture

Character mistake: Right after the firefighters have removed Flick's tongue from the flagpole, notice the police officer on the left (Flick's right). He is wearing his sidearm on his right but his Sam Browne cross strap is attached to his belt on his left. The whole point of the cross strap is to support the weight of the sidearm, so the officer is wearing it backwards.

Texijapi
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Suggested correction: With exception of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Sam Browne belt shoulder strap is typically worn over the right shoulder and attached to the belt on the left side.

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Smokey and the Bandit III picture

Character mistake: As the Trans Am goes through the sand area, its sides are caked up with splattered sand. A moment later, and as it stops at the bar, it's clean.

Movie Nut
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The Right Stuff picture

Character mistake: In the scene where the pilots and their wives are barbecuing, a jet flies overhead. One of the pilots says, "Hey look at that" and another says, "Yeah that's the D558 phase II, Scott Crossfield". In fact it is not the D558 phase II. The D558 phase II is the Douglas Skyrocket. Only three Skyrockets were built, in both jet power and rocket power, and they do not have wing air intakes like the jet shown flying by. Only the jet powered Skyrocket had air intakes and they were located on the lower side of the fuselage just above the front landing gear. (00:35:35)

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Blue Thunder picture

Character mistake: Following Lymangood's death, police dispatch radios a BOLO on Murphy, identifying his vehicle as a 1979 Trans Am. However Murphy drives a Turbo Trans Am, only available in 1980 and 1981. Dispatch should have all of his data available.

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