Best drama movie mistakes of 1985

The Color Purple picture

Other mistake: Mister cooks Shug Avery a breakfast of grits, biscuits and ham, and takes it to her room. She throws the breakfast against the wall. The breakfast leave a bright yellow and bright red stain on the wall. There was nothing on the tray that could have left those colors on the wall.

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Anne of Green Gables picture

Continuity mistake: When Anne takes the gift from Rachel and leaves, a couple of moments later you can see the red-wrapped package is still sitting on the table next to Rachel.

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Mask (1985)

Mask picture

Other mistake: When Rocky is in the funhouse looking at himself, he appears to look relatively "normal". But it's very obvious that it's got nothing to do with the mirror, and more to do with the removal of a lot of makeup. For example, Rocky usually has almost no nose, but in the mirror he has Eric Stoltz's very well developed nose.

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The Breakfast Club picture

Continuity mistake: After Molly Ringwald does her trick, she puts the lipstick away twice. It has a shot of her putting it away from the front and then another one from the back.

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The Return of the Living Dead picture
The Return of the Living Dead mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Tina runs up the stairs and then falls through, she lands on a blanket but when she stands up, the blanket is gone.

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William Bergquist
Out of Africa picture

Continuity mistake: When Denys and Karen go to bed together, she takes his tie off. The scene is cut and then his tie is on again.

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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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Runaway Train picture

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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Witness picture

Plot hole: When Schaeffer, McFee, and Fergie drive to the Lapp farm to kill John, the car stops on top of a hill. Then it reverses a bit to be out of sight from the farm. But then the formerly careful guys get out and walk down the open road, sporting their guns like in an Italo western.

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NancyFelix
Compromising Positions picture

Continuity mistake: Check out the person in the back seat of the car behind Susan Sarandon who's not supposed to be there. I think he taps her on the shoulder.

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Vision Quest picture

Continuity mistake: In the match between Loudon Swain and Chute the ref awards Chute 2 points for a take down, while in a referee's position, but in a real wrestling match you do not get 2 points for being on top in a referee's position.

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Cocoon (1985)

Cocoon picture

Continuity mistake: When the Antereans go into the sea for about the second time I think, Jack stays on the boat and starts playing about with the machine and makes it go off. When it does he drops a load of sweets or nuts out of the bag he was holding, but when the camera cuts away then cuts back there are no nuts or sweets on the floor.

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Brazil (1985)

Brazil picture

Revealing mistake: When Lowry first arrives at Buttle's flat to return the cheque, he hears a cough and turns to see a man smoking a cigarette, half hidden by a column. When he blows a cloud of smoke it is easy to see that it comes from a tube next to his mouth. He isn't even exhaling at the time.

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Death Wish 3 picture

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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Into the Night picture

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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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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St. Elmo's Fire picture

Audio problem: When Wendy and Jules are talking in the bathroom, two women walk by and say "Hi Leslie" and "Hi Les, how ya doing?" to Leslie. It is easy to see that their mouths do not move in sync with the words that are heard.

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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
The New Kids picture

Continuity mistake: When Dutra forcibly grabs Abbey's hand and bends it, her hand is palm up. When the shot changes, her hand is palm down.

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William Bergquist
The Black Cauldron picture

Continuity mistake: When Taran, Princess Elonwy and Fflewddur try to escape from the Horned King's castle, Taran opened the gate by removing the chains. The next shot the gate is closed and chained, the last shot the gate is open again, and the boat is pushed trough by Taran.

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A Chorus Line picture

Continuity mistake: In the flashback scene (where Cassie has the crazy long hair) we see "young" Cassie perform a routine in the studio. Zach comes out of the shower towelling his hair and watches her. We see his hair is messed up having just been roughly dried with a towel. The next shot is Cassie dancing, then the next shot is back to Zach, and this time his hair is combed nicely down.

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A Room with a View picture

Factual error: In the shot of Florence with several bridges and the river shown, cars and motorbikes can be seen going across the lowest bridge in the shot.

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riku2
Sweet Dreams picture

Continuity mistake: When Charlie goes to jail he sits on the bed and bums a cigarette. Then the next morning he is lying on the bed and bums another cigarette. His bed changes heights in each shot.

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Heaven Help Us picture

Factual error: There is a scene in which the Catholic high school boys are lined up to go to Confession to a priest. One of the minor characters is a compulsive masturbator, a recurring gag in the film. He is trying to estimate how many times he has wanked since his last Confession, and Kevin Dillon's character takes out a digital calculator to help him figure it out. The film is set in 1965, about 8 years before personal calculators hit the market. (I was precisely the age of the characters in 1965, and we would have sold our souls to the devil for such a device. It was still science fiction!).

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esolgeorge
Prizzi's Honor picture

Continuity mistake: About one hour in, Maerose is sitting at the table talking to her father. Every shot from the front shows her with her right arm across her body, but every shot from the rear shows her arm forward on the table.

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The Falcon and the Snowman picture

Continuity mistake: When Dalton is having his picture taken with his camera by the blonde next to the pool, she has his camera. Christopher confronts him, then in the next shot Dalton now has the camera and the blonde is holding red roses.

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bobknife99
Code of Silence picture

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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