Best movie audio problems of 1986

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Maximum Overdrive picture

Audio problem: A soda can that is supposed to be full hits the man. When the can hits the ground you can hear that it's empty.

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Stand By Me picture

Audio problem: At the beginning when Vern comes to the tree house to share his exciting news, when he is climbing up to get inside his lips do not match what he is saying. (00:03:40)

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Platoon picture

Audio problem: When the guys are emptying the latrine and the California guy gives his "I broke 100" speech, his mouth movements don't match the words. (00:28:00)

Joel Gordon
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Top Gun picture

Audio problem: Reference the dialogue in the hangar where Mav/Goose and Charlie are discussing what was happening when they met the MiG, and Goose says "You know, the finger." In the original 1985 cinema release, Charlie replies "Yes, I know the finger, Lieutenant," but in the video release this has been changed to "Yes, I know the finger, Goose." If you look closely you'll see that her lips don't move when she enunciates the word "Goose," and if you listen carefully you can hear the edit change in the soundtrack between "finger," and "Goose."

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Labyrinth picture

Audio problem: Having reached her house after running home in the rain, Sarah's stepmother stands on the porch and we hear her say, "Oh, really," but her mouth does not move at all. (00:04:45)

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Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives picture

Audio problem: When Cort is taking off with the caravan you hear the wheels squeal. However he is driving on mud so that would be impossible. (00:37:25)

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Jumping Jack Flash picture

Audio problem: When Terry enters the Queen's Ball with another man, the man says to his wife "You're getting very shrill," yet his mouth isn't in sync. (00:48:55)

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Transformers: The Movie picture

Audio problem: When Kup and Hot Rod are smashing up the Sharkticons, Kup says something, (I think it's after he rips the tail off one of them), his mouth doesn't match what he says.

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F/X picture

Audio problem: After the man is pushed into the pond, the main characters run away. While they are running, pay attention to the panting noises made by the woman. They do not match her mouth.

Jon Nicholas
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Crocodile Dundee picture

Audio problem: In the scene where Mick returns from the corroboree and Sue asks if he is telepathic, in the US version of the film, he responds with "You're a woman and a reporter, that makes you the biggest busy body on earth". In the Australian version, instead of "busy body", it is "sticky beak" which means nosy in Australian speak. In the US version, you can see him mouth the words "sticky beak", but it is dubbed with "busy body" for American consumption.

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Critters picture

Audio problem: When Brad puts his plate on the floor, the cat comes out from under the bed. You can hear it meow, but it's mouth doesn't move. (00:22:50)

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The Delta Force picture

Audio problem: During the scene where Abdul is having Ingrid read the names of the Jews to be called up to first class cabin, Moustafa is arguing with the two nuns about another passenger who claims he is not Jewish. The nuns are telling Moustafa that "this man is telling the truth" and you can hear Moustafa yelling back, "Sit down, we know what we are doing" at least twice, but on both occasions it is very clear his lips don't match what he is saying.

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Thrashin' picture

Audio problem: When the Daggers get off the bus after chasing the main character a disembodied voice says, "I know where there ramp is." No one on screen is talking and the voice sounds nothing like any of the characters.

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Short Circuit picture

Audio problem: When Johnny starts to make impressions of advertisements he has seen on the TV, the TV magically stops making noise throughout this scene. It comes back on when Johnny has finished speaking. (00:34:50)

Padzter
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The Hitcher picture

Audio problem: Halsey tries to get the family in the station wagon's attention by honking his horn. After the near-collision with the bus, the horn honks in a different note.

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Night of the Creeps picture

Audio problem: When Chris and Cynthia are hiding in the little shed from the zombies, there was a scene where a zombie grabs Cynthia and pulls her outside the shed. As she is being pulled out she reaches out to Chris and screams "Brad, Brad" a few times. Brad was her boyfriend whom they killed a few scenes before. But she was with Chris and not Brad so she should have called for Chris instead of Brad.

SAZOO1975
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Highlander picture

Audio problem: The sounds of the weapons being used in the movie are evidently inserted in most cases. Like 1) When MacLeod fights Fasil in the Madison Square Garden garage, he uses an iron bar to ward off the sword blows - the twin sounds in both impacts are exactly the same, but in the second instance, the bar is hit only once. 2) When MacLeod and Brenda are ambushed by Kurgan, MacLeod swings a cable or chain at Kurgan. The sounds are exactly like those of the swinging swords.

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Blue Velvet picture

Audio problem: The second time Jeffrey visits his father in hospital, there's the whooshing sound of a respirator, but the father isn't on a respirator and he's in a single room, so there's no need for a respirator, or the noise of one.

kh1616
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Down by Law picture

Audio problem: When Laurette throws Zack's stuff out of the window it sounds as if they live on the ground floor. When Zack has left the apartment you see that it is on the second floor. (00:09:00)

NancyFelix
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Space Camp picture

Audio problem: When Andi is knocked out by the oxygen tank, Max seems to be yelling as if he's in slow motion, and yet he isn't. Just because he's weightless doesn't mean he can't talk (or yell) normally within his spacesuit.

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