Best movie revealing mistakes of 1983

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National Lampoon's Vacation picture

Revealing mistake: In the early part of the film, Beverly D'Angelo and Chevy Chase check into the hotel/motel. She goes in to take a shower but he barges in. If you look real closely, she is wearing underpants and is not nude although she is taking a shower.

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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi picture Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi mistake picture

Revealing mistake: After the heroes get snared and surrounded by Ewoks on Endor, the Ewoks mistake C3PO for a god and start bowing. There is one Ewok which only has holes where the eyes and mouth are and you can see the eyes and mouth of the person inside the Ewok costume. (01:07:50)

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WarGames picture

Revealing mistake: In the scene where David starts the game with Joshua, it asks him what side he wants to be (1 for the U.S. and 2 for USSR). Look carefully at the closeup of the computer screen - his choice, 2, appears long before David actually presses the key.

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A Christmas Story picture

Revealing mistake: In the scene on Christmas morning when the Bumpus' dogs run in and eat the turkey, during the shot of the dad sitting in the chair reading the comics, one of the dogs bumps the camera and jostles it a little bit.

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Christine picture Christine mistake picture

Revealing mistake: In the scene when Christine smashed repeatedly into the silver Camaro at the gas station, there is no motor in the Camaro. The hood of the Camaro gets knocked off the hinges and is twisted sideways on the car. As Christine is in reverse and dragging the Camaro along you can see down through the hood that the engine compartment is empty. Minus a transmission also, I believe. (01:15:30)

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Mr. Mom picture

Revealing mistake: After the baby eats the chili, Jack comes out of her room holding a clean diaper with tongs and puts it in the garbage bag. It should have been a dirty one.

Pam-I-am

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Scarface picture

Revealing mistake: During the riot at Freedomtown, the camera pans over to Rebenga exiting the telephone booth. As soon as he leaves the phone falls down inside the booth, but there are no wires attached to the back of the phone. (00:11:25)

BillyBlake

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Octopussy picture

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Bond is trying to escape with his new Mini-Jet, he flies through a big hall. If you look carefully, you can see that the aeroplane which is supposed to be flying with its wings vertical is fastened to some kind of sustainer.

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Psycho II picture

Revealing mistake: At the end when Norman is being stabbed at by Mary dressed up as Mother, Mary stabs Norman in the hand. You can plainly tell that this hand is a doll, as it is not a natural colour, it is stiff and is stationary, unlike Norman who is moving his hands. (01:35:10)

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Jaws 3-D picture

Revealing mistake: The shark attacks a little wooden platform in the water which 3 men then fall through. You can see this is made from a lightweight wood such as balsa so that it will break apart easily, and it's not the sort of wood such a thing should be made of.

David Mercier

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Never Say Never Again picture

Revealing mistake: At the beginning of the film Bond is on a training exercise to free a trapped hostage. Since it is only a training exercise everyone involved is using blanks in their weapons; why is it that when Bond fires an automatic rifle we hear multiple bullets ricocheting? (00:03:25)

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The Meaning of Life picture

Revealing mistake: Just after Mr. Creosote explodes and all of the guests are vomiting, there is one male guest third from the front that is puking. Though his hand is up near his mouth, it is clear that the puke actually comes from his hand rather than his mouth, revealing that he is holding something that produces the fake vomit.

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The Dead Zone picture

Revealing mistake: The outline of the blood pack is visible under John's shirt when Stillson's body guard shoots him. (01:37:35)

Jean G

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Superman III picture

Revealing mistake: When Superman gets blown away by the bombs, he is being smashed onto the rocks. You can easily see that the rocks aren't real, but also that when he rises up again, you can see the cardboard rocks dent.

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Blue Thunder picture

Revealing mistake: Right after a fleeing felon is shot dead and falls into the pool (whereupon Murphy says "He's bought it"), he appears to be swimming to stay afloat. (00:12:10)

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Sudden Impact picture

Revealing mistake: As Harry approaches the Acorn Cafe (which he is about to shoot up), you can see that the two window panes just right of the door are candy glass. This is confirmed when one of the 'heavies' goes flying through them after Harry gives him the .44 Magnum treatment.

Nicki

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The Outsiders picture

Revealing mistake: When Two-bit Mathews returns from the hospital gift shop with a copy of "Gone With The Wind", he hands the book to the nurse asking her to make sure that Johnny gets it. The book he hands her is an obviously used paperback with the upper front top right corner and pages all bent back. Shouldn't a gift shop sell NEW items? The book is only shown from the non-title side so they could have used any paperback for the prop as long as it looked like it wasn't several decades old.

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Cujo picture

Revealing mistake: When Tad begs his Mom to try turning on the car, Tad crosses his fingers before his Mom asks him to. (00:51:15)

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Risky Business picture

Revealing mistake: When Joel rides his bicycle to the train station, the film is reversed. The numbers on the train that goes by are backwards.

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The Return of the Man From U.N.C.L.E. - The Fifteen Years Later Affair picture

Revealing mistake: Solo's stunt double is easy to spot in the scene where he rappels down the cliff and jumps into the truck bed. The double has quite a bit more hair. (01:12:30)

Jean G

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