Best comedy movie mistakes of 1986

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About Last Night... picture

Continuity mistake: When Danny & Debbie are having their New Year's dinner at home, the champagne foam instantly disappears in the very next camera angle after pouring it.

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Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home picture

Continuity mistake: The Bird of Prey is the one captured by Kirk's crew in ST III That ship's bridge showed Klingon Cmdr Kruge in his elevated command chair with his helmsmen arrayed circularly below him, and nothing else. ST IV has this same ship, however the bridge now resembles The Enterprise layout with Kirk's command chair behind Sulu and Chekov at their rectangular helm, with Spock, Scotty and Uhura at their usual positions.

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Armour of God picture

Visible crew/equipment: During the final fight scene where Jackie takes on the Amazonian women, there are several shots where dressed up stuntmen double for the women.

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off picture

Visible crew/equipment: Near the beginning of the movie there is a brief scene around the empty house. While the camera is in the kitchen you can see a reflection of one of the set guys moving in the fridge handle.

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Short Circuit picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Newton is playing with the robot arm and the piano you can clearly see wires attached to the top of it controlled by the puppeteers.

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Jumping Jack Flash picture

Continuity mistake: When Terri is at the party, her blonde wig changes shape and size many times.

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Police Academy 3: Back in Training picture

Revealing mistake: When a baddie in a red jacket repeatedly punches Hightower, who's in the water, the fist always stops about 15 cm from his face.

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The Golden Child picture

Visible crew/equipment: When you see the plane flying to Tibet you can clearly see the blades of the helicopter from which the shot was taken at the top of the screen. (00:49:20)

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Three Amigos picture

Continuity mistake: In one scene, Steve Martin is shot in the arm and bleeds, but when the trio return after the riot the wound has disappeared.

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The Money Pit picture

Continuity mistake: When Walter is watching the fire go through the electrical system in the walls of the kitchen, watch the blender. One shot shows thick, chunky, white/orange stuff flowing out over the edge of the counter. The very next shot shows the blender toppled, but very clean. There is no trace of the chunky stuff in the blender or on the counter.

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Little Shop of Horrors picture

Factual error: When Steve Martin dies with the mask on, the inflation bulbs (the little black bags that inflate and deflate) deflate completely. Actually they should INFLATE completely and stay that way. The gas is still on full blast and Steve is no longer inhaling (which would cause them to deflate). It was done only to emphasize Steve Martin's demise but it's factually incorrect.

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Continuity mistake: There is a scene where Molly Ringwald is confronting her father about lying about seeing a counsellor. His hair is sweaty and messed up a bit and then it changes position to Molly Ringwald and back to her father. Then you will notice that his hair is combed.

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Back to School picture

Continuity mistake: At the least swim meet, Chaz is shown diving before Jason Melon. Howver, after Jason dives, it then shows Chaz "up next" - and his hair is completely dry.

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One Crazy Summer picture

Continuity mistake: When the heroes dedicate their boat, Demi Moore's character knocks a hole in the side of the boat. In subsequent shots, the hole looks like it's been partially repaired.

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Odd Jobs picture

Continuity mistake: Early in the movie, we see "Woody" driving a 1969 or 1970 Red Mustang. At the end of the movie, when he is driving his friends over to the mayor's house, he is driving a much older Mustang, either a 1965 or 1966. It is red like the first one, but the car's body style is obviously very different.

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Factual error: At the very beginning of the film, Gunny Highway learns that he's being reassigned to the 2nd Marine Division. The 2nd Division, located at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, is situated on the NC coast; there are no mountains in the immediate vicinity. However, when the Gunny trains his platoon, he does so in the hills of another Marine training camp located in California. There is a big difference between California and North Carolina.

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Revealing mistake: After the bounty hunter, who changes three times throughout the movie, changes into the Reverend, he is in front of someone else who is a stand-in for the real Reverend but is obviously not.

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Lucas picture

Factual error: The movie they're watching in the theater, "The Fly", is shown backwards. The first scene they see should have happened after the last scene they see.

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House picture

Continuity mistake: When Roger babysits Robert, the neighbour's son, he begins to cry, so Roger sits with him and watches TV. All of a sudden the tears on the childs face miraculously dry up between cuts.

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Big Trouble in Little China picture

Continuity mistake: When Jack Burton and the rest of the gang escape from the Wing Kong Trade Centre the first time, the guards fire at the left side of the bus breaking the windows and making holes in the bodywork. When we see the bus a few seconds later as it is driving away, it appears undamaged.

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