Best comedy movie mistakes of 1984

Gremlins pictureGremlins mistake picture

Visible crew/equipment: When a gremlin attacks the Mum from a Christmas tree, and the tree falls on top of her, you can clearly see a member of the crew with eyeglasses, wearing a red shirt, standing behind the tree pushing it forward on top of her. (00:54:30)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene just before Miss Piggy and Eileen get fired from the department store, Miss Piggy is watching Kermit and Jenny hug. She then bends a metal pole in half and starts hitting a barrel with it. When she first starts hitting it, the pole she is hitting it with is very thick(much thicker than the one she bent in half), is a different colour and not bent in any way. In the next shot the pole is thinner,longer and looks like the one she originally had, but it is only bent at the top whereas Miss Piggy bent it in the middle. In the next shot of her after that, the pole is now thicker (but not as thick as the first one), is not bent and the colour has changed again. Also if you look around the area where Miss Piggy is, there is only one type of pole lying around, so where did the other two come from? (00:30:15)

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where Axel throws the art dealer's henchman onto the buffet table, if you watch carefully (or use slow-mo) you can see the stunt double pulling off that manoeuvre. There is also a stunt double being thrown over the table.

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Other mistake: The chunk of hair that Ted has in the car is in a ponytail, and much longer than the hair cut off in the door.

Romancing the Stone picture

Revealing mistake: When Michael Douglas attempts to swing on a vine over a deep abyss, the (fake) rock that he runs into on the other side gives like a marshmallow. (00:39:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Dean Martin's car passes the military-looking Imperial, his red Corvette is suddenly a red and silver Dodge Daytona. It switches back to the red 'Vette in the car's next shot.

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Continuity mistake: After the library scene, while the three scientists are walking and talking, a woman in a striped blue and yellow sweater passes by Egon, but disappears in the immediate next angle.

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Repo Man pictureRepo Man mistake picture

Continuity mistake: The first car he jacks is a white 4 door Oldsmobile Cutlass salon, and a 2 door Olds Cutlass Supreme in the next. (00:09:30)

The Lonely Guy picture

Continuity mistake: When Warren is playing the electronic chess game, the hand on the chess arm that Warren shakes after the game appears from nowhere.

William Bergquist
Teachers picture

Continuity mistake: Alex comes to work very hungover. He proceeds to spill coffee on his shirt twice. He then talks with Lisa in his classroom and now the shirt is clean.

Hot Dog... The Movie picture

Revealing mistake: When Harkin Banks almost loses control and skis through the lodge, the jump ramp is visible as the woman opens the door. (01:29:45)

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Splash (1984)

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Revealing mistake: When the TVs explode, the glass is very fake and "cardboardy".

William Bergquist
Breakin' picture

Continuity mistake: During the second "break fight" against Electro Rock in the club, there is a shot of Turbo wearing a grey windbreaker while Ozone is dancing. In the next shot he is putting the jacket on and when Kelly gets on the floor, the jacket is nowhere in sight.

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Continuity mistake: At the end, after Mahoney kisses Karen, she takes off her hat and the position of her fringe changes between one angle and the other.

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Blame it on Rio picture

Continuity mistake: When Matthew is shaving and Jennifer is distracting him, the cut on his cheek changes position throughout the scene.

Lynette Carrington
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Revealing mistake: When the guy on the horse pulls out his sword, he has trouble getting it out of the sheath at first and it bends severely. It is clear that it is not a real sword.

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Other mistake: In the beginning of the movie, when the mechanic is working on the car on the lift, he says he has to change the oil in it, the chassis drops to the ground, there is no engine attached to the chassis or body. In addition, he is changing the oil at the rear axle.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Hector is talkin to Samantha and Regina in the radio station, just after they met, Hector is taking off his gloves. Then they switch over to the girls and when they switch back to Hector, his gloves are back on and he starts taking them off again.

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Continuity mistake: Just before Melvin has sex with Sarah, Sarah's red dress straps fall down off of her shoulders, yet are back up in the next shot.

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Revealing mistake: When Supergirl flies through the window to fight the invisible monster, half of the screen shows her jumping in a school uniform and the other half exiting with the Supergirl outfit. Watch closely and you'll notice that her halves don't match, giving the sense that she is missing part of her body.

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Revenge of the Nerds picture

Continuity mistake: In the shot after Gilbert is dipped and gets soaked in the fountain by the Alpha-Betas, when he is up on the podium, you notice that he is almost dry, only his head is wet. (01:21:25 - 01:23:00)

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Continuity mistake: At the Record Label party, where the band meets Bobbi Fleckman, Nigel is wearing a coat. In another shot where the band meets Sir Dennis Eaton Hogg at the same party Nigel has no coat and different shirt.

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Continuity mistake: Right before the fight scene in the bowling alley, Gatsby Boy bowls a strike. However, when Hopper charges down the alley after him, the 7 pin is shown still standing.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the dinner scene in "Her" Excellency garden, right after Lamia breaks the egg in her hands, there's a cameraman's reflection on the metal jug held by Max.

Protocol picture

Continuity mistake: Sunny, wearing black heels, runs up the stairs with the Emir. Then Sunny jumps the wall in white sneakers. Then a few seconds later she is then seen in black heels again. (01:17:50 - 01:18:10)

Oh, God! You Devil picture

Continuity mistake: When God and the Devil meet, God tells him that he wants the kid back. You see the Devil holding the cards in his hands. The camera angle changes and the cards are now on the table. The camera angle changes again and the cards are back in his hands. Happens about 3 times during the scene.

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Continuity mistake: Chocolate Mousse and Deja Vu are playing darts on the plane at the end of the movie. In the next shot where Hillary is hugging her father, the darts change positions. (01:23:35)

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Revealing mistake: When Roger is in the bathroom at the urinal, he can see Edwina's reflection in the mirror (as she is, supposedly, inhabiting his body). However, when Roger lets out a particularly big exhale, Edwina's bangs blow slightly upwards, showing that the "mirror" effect is achieved by simply having her stand behind a wall right in front of him. (00:29:45)

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film, when Johnny is first climbing the stairway to his apartment, he climbs a flight, then there is a dissolve to imply that it's a very long stairway, and he's shown climbing another flight. You can see the ground floor only one flight below after the dissolve.

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Tank (1984)

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Continuity mistake: While the tank is crushing the Sheriff's office, the antenna and machine gun rack on the gun turret disappear, then reappear. (01:04:05)

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