Best action movie mistakes of 1985

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Continuity mistake: After chasing down Sully, the yellow Porsche is totally wrecked on the left side, until Arnie drives it away, and it's fine. Later, when Arnie and Cindy arrive at the hotel, the car is wrecked again.

00:39:50

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Continuity mistake: When Biff and his goon friends are in Biff's car, as they chase Marty on his borrowed 'skateboard', the car's rearview mirror repeatedly disappears and reappears, and the side mirror changes from round to square repeatedly.

01:06:50

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Continuity mistake: When Apollo is getting ready to fight the Russian boxer, he comes out with white boxing gloves on. Sometime during the announcement of the fighters, the camera shows Rocky and Apollo standing in Apollo's corner. Apollo is jumping up and down while pointing with an ungloved and untaped hand, He is saying "I want you". The next time they show Apollo, he has his gloves on again.

00:26:55

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning, Hull watches as Eastwood beats up the guys in town. When Hull gets up on the wagon, his hands are fine, but in the next scene he has a bandage, I believe, on his left hand. Then the bandage is gone again and reappears soon after.

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To Live and Die in LA picture

Continuity mistake: After a long car chase about mid-way through the film, the camera pans over the highway littered with smashed cars and hundreds of cars piled up. In the middle of this, you see a van painted a little like the Partridge Family bus....definately a one of a kind van. Then you see footage of the car which escaped the chase going down an empty side street and passes the same van. No way there are two vans like this one.

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Continuity mistake: After Manny's fingers get crunched between the cars, blood sprays on his face. In the next couple of scenes there is hardly any there. Also, when the prison warden get sprayed with the fire extinquisher he is cleaned up in the following shots.

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Factual error: When Rambo plays possum then suddenly takes out the Russian officer's Hind Helicopter he uses an M72A2 light anti-tank weapon (LAW). When fired, the M72A2 has a back blast that can kill out to 100 feet, which means he would have either blown up his own helicopter or killed all the MIA's he had rescued...

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Visible crew/equipment: During the pursuit scene in San Francisco, there's a long shot where the fire truck passes in front of the camera just before the two police cars get separated. During that shot, you can see a camera crew on the top of the truck, in front of the ladder.

01:31:40

Dr Wilson
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning picture

Continuity mistake: Throughout the movie, Ho is referred to as "Captain Ho", however in the closing credits, his name is "Colonel Ho".

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Continuity mistake: When Jack, Joan and the Jewel are trying to jump on the moving train, Joan is wearing slip-on shoes, however once she has jumped onto the train and falls over the side her shoes have changed to buckle sandals.

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Continuity mistake: When Mad Max is sent on gulag on a horse, they place a jar of water on a stick tied to the horses head in order for the horse to keep walking "towards" it. When the horse drop dead to the ground you see the jar empty on the ground and no trace of water in or around it. In a few shots later you see the jar again, but this time the ground around it is wet.

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Continuity mistake: When Kersey goes into the post office and his girl is waiting in the car, Fraker and his goon knock her out and shove the car down the hill. As it goes down there is a view of the back of the car and the reverse lights are on. Then as it is about to hit the other car, the lights are now off.

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where Sonja's sister is escaping from the temple she is shot with an arrow whilst on an aerial slide. Her body hangs limply and is met at the end of the slide by Kalidor. However, the limp body is a stunt *man* in drag.

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Continuity mistake: When Paden and Emmett are camped out you see Emmett pour himself a cup of coffee and he's holding the cup in his hand. The camera angle changes to a shot from behind him and you see him reaching down to pick up his cup of coffee.

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MCKD
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Plot hole: When Diana turns up at her director friend's house she finds it crawling with cops as his girlfriend Christie has been murdered and the house is now a crime scene. She explains she lent Christie a coat and is there to pick it up - and a cop helpfully finds it on the floor and hands it to her. Are we to believe that a homicide policeman will hand over an artifact from a murder scene to an unidentified woman without making any attempt to confirm her identity, or even if the coat is even hers!? They don't even ask.

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Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins... picture

Continuity mistake: When Grove is shooting at Remo with the handgun and Remo is ducking the bullets, the trees behind Remo change position throughout the scene.

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MCKD
American Ninja picture

Continuity mistake: During the first 20 minutes of the movie, Patricia is wearing a pearl necklace. When she is shown sitting in the car, it is a double string of pearls. After she has crashed the car and climbs out, it is a single string of pearls. When she and Joe are running through the jungle, it is once again a double string, and when she returns home it is a single string again. This can not be explained by the necklace being a long string of pearls that's draped twice around her neck, as the necklace is always shown to reach just below her throat, and a longer string would reach further down.

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Twotall
The Last Dragon picture

Continuity mistake: When Leroy is fighting Goliath in the club, the bald headed guy changes between lying face-up and face-down in almost every shot.

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My Lucky Stars picture

Continuity mistake: When Jackie puts the sword in the wall you can see a hole made by the sword from an earlier scene take. When it cuts back to another shot the hole is gone.

01:08:30

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Ran (1985)

Ran picture

Revealing mistake: When the guard that wants to kill the fool is hit by an arrow, you can see the outline of a protection plate or something like that under his clothes.

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Dr Wilson
Gotcha! picture

Factual error: The KGB agent hunting Jonathan is carrying a Spanish Campo-Giro pistol. There's no way a KGB agent would carry a foreign sidearm in a Soviet Bloc country, especially one that was phased out of service in the late 1920's.

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Grumpy Scot
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Continuity mistake: In the cabin, the survivor and Howe hear an explosion, and the survivor goes out to investigate. He pulls up a board and unlocks the door, and only closes it after him. When the girl comes up from the basement, the door is closed, locked, and barricaded.

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Movie Nut
The Legend of Billie Jean picture

Audio problem: Just after Binx shoots Mr. Pyot, Hube says, "Don't touch him!" When Billie Jean bends down, the camera cuts to Hube who reaches for the phone saying, "I'm calling the police," but his lips don't move.

00:18:40

Knever
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Continuity mistake: When the men posing as painters rip off the drug dealers, they place a scaffolding plank to cross to the other building, which they remove from the windows and it falls onto the street. When Chuck Norris enters the apartment it reappears.

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Clarey
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Revealing mistake: Just before Michael and Ellie get out of his car, a fire extinguisher is seen mounted above the dash. Michael opens the hood and the engine begins smoking. Michael reaches into the car for the extinguisher. You can see through the windshield that he is handed another extinguisher instead of removing the one from its mounted spot. The mounted extinguisher is still visible in its holder. Likely done to preserve pacing so he doesn't have to fumble with the clamps on the mounted one.

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Grumpy Scot

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