Best romance movie mistakes of 1985

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Continuity mistake: Near the end of the movie, when Parker and Hunt are on the bus going to the contest, you'll see that Parker's hair is in waves. But when she arrives at the studio, her hair is VERY curly. Its not likely that she had time to change her hairstyle THAT drastically if she was pressed for time as she very clearly was.

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Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the film, during the chase scene between the newspaper boy and Lane, you can see the skis of the camera guy.

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Continuity mistake: During the storm of Lisa's creation, when Wyatt shouts to hang up the phone, Gary leans over Wyatt's arm and places the handset back onto the phone base. However, after Gary shouts, "What's going on?" the handset is still on the modem.

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Continuity mistake: Glenn Close's outfit changes four times during the same courtroom scene, while she is giving her opening statement in front of the jury.

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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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Revealing mistake: In one scene, when Jack is in the dungeon talking to the fairy, you can clearly see that the "fairy" is nothing more than a light on a thin piece of wire. The wire can be seen quite clearly for two shots.

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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
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Other mistake: Just after Isabeau falls from the abbey tower and turns into Ladyhawke, a soldier emerges onto the roof of the tower and questions Phillipe. An arrow is then fired (by Navarre) into the left-side of the soldier. However, he initially grabs at his right-side. After a couple of seconds he correctly grabs at his left-side, before falling off the tower.

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Continuity mistake: When John Cusack is getting ready for his date with Daphne Zuniga, he unzips his trousers to tuck in his shirt twice.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where everyone is going to the Tanning Invitational, Chris grabs two Hawaiian Lei's and a straw hat from a girl at the door. He puts a blue lei on Mitch and holds on to the red one and the hat. The shot switches to just Chris and when it goes back to Mitch he has on the red lei. Back to Chris again who talks a little more then reaches over and puts the hat on Mitch's head, who is again wearing the blue lei.

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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: 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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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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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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Plot hole: The beginning takes place in the early 1960's, Bobby being around 18 years old. Assuming its 1962 and he conceived Lenny in this year, 17 years later would be 1979-1980. This movie is suppose to take place in present day 1985. There is about a 5-6 year issue with time.

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weetie21
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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
Just One of the Guys picture

Continuity mistake: Terry knocks on the door at her house and her brother answers. You can see he's eating pizza and drinking a can of Coke. They go upstairs and the Coke has changed to a can of beer.

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amycamille1975
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Continuity mistake: When the lads run over the fire hydrant in Jonathan's father's Studie, the bumper appears undamaged. However, when they pull up in front of his house, the right side of the bumper is badly crumpled.

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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
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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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