Best thriller movie mistakes of 1986

Manhunter picture
Manhunter mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When William Petersen is talking to his kid in the supermarket, the cereal boxes behind him on the shelves change between two shots. The items behind Kevin also change during the scene.

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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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Visible crew/equipment: When Alan is struggling with Barbara on the drawbridge, the shadow of a camera/operator is on Alan's back as they get near the car.

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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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Aliens picture
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Revealing mistake: When Newt is sliding across the grated floor, Bishop reaches out to save her and you can clearly see he's standing in a hole to make him look cut in half.

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The Fly picture

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Ronnie visits Brundlefly for the second time we see Brundlefly walking on the ceiling and wall, however his shirt doesn't remain consistent with gravity. This is especially obvious when he pulls his shirt up to show Ronnie his new tumor and then places it back down. The shirt appears to be being pulled up to towards the sky from Ronnie's perspective.

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Factual error: Right before Frank humiliates Dorothy for the first time, he blows out one of the gaslights in her apartment. That is never done in real life, for the same reason you would not blow out the pilot in your stove.

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Cobra (1986)

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Continuity mistake: In the sedan/pickup chase, both of Cobra's headlights are shot out at the start with pinpoint accuracy. A minute later as the cars race down the freeway, the holes where Cobra's headlights used to be are filled with black plastic discs.

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Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives picture

Other mistake: In the final scene of the movie, Megan starts a boat motor and uses the propeller to hit Jason in the face, who has been chained down underwater. But if Jason can only barely reach her foor from underwater, there's no way the boat propeller is underwater far enough to reach his face.

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Factual error: When the Delta Force lands on a beach, prior to their assault, their landing craft is lit up like a christmas tree. The commandos wear dark uniforms and have blackened their faces, but they also carry bright white ropes around their chests. Some of them are scuba-divers, wearing yellow oxygen-tanks. In short, in the real world they would have been spotted within minutes.

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F/X (1986)

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Revealing mistake: In the car chase scene where the cop is after Roland, you can see that there is no key in the ignition of the cop's car.

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Continuity mistake: During Kevin Bacon's race with fellow messenger, the scenes shift back and forth from New York to San Francisco. In one city, he's on a fixed gear (no freewheel on back wheel) and when the race is taking place in the other city, he's riding a single-speed. Basically, the cityscape and bicycles switch from scene to scene.

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The Wraith picture

Revealing mistake: The "blower" on the yellow Firebird never runs. NO wonder he couldn't beat the Wraith.

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The Hitcher picture

Continuity mistake: When Jim pushes John out the car, in the shot where John is lying on the road, his head is on the road's white stripe, yet when it cuts to a closer view, his chest is on the white line, not his head.

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Poltergeist II: The Other Side picture

Revealing mistake: It is obvious a dummy was used when Steve is thrown from his easy chair into the kitchen cabinet.

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No Mercy picture

Continuity mistake: When Eddie and Michel are in the police station and Losado comes to pick up Michel, her hair clip is on the left side of her hair. After Losado and Michel get into the car, her hair clip moves to the right side.

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Witchboard picture

Continuity mistake: When Jim and Brandon are knocked into the water, Brandon dies, but somehow manages to grab hold of Jim and pull himself up.

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Mosquito Coast picture

Continuity mistake: Harrison Ford and his character's family are all huddled on a beach being pummeled by the wind of a powerful hurricane, but visible in the background are a couple of palm trees standing perfectly still.

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The Name of the Rose picture

Revealing mistake: When Sean Connery and the others are examining the corpse found in the water, the dead body's eyes blink.

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The Manhattan Project picture

Factual error: In an early scene, the high school science teacher produces a schematic diagram of the two nuclear bomb designs created by the Manhattan Project. He says, "Here are two designs based on plutonium." Actually, only the Fat Man bomb uses plutonium. The other, the Little Boy design, uses uranium.

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Raw Deal picture
Raw Deal mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Max and Joey take a picture at Luigi's house, Joey is looking at the camera and not smiling while Max's hand is just below Joey's right ear, getting ready to grab it. When Max makes a copy of the picture later, Joey is looking away from the camera, smiling, and Max's hand is on Joey's shoulder.

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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.

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The Big Easy picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Remy finally figures out that Ann has some serious questions about his dept., he pushes her against a tree. When the camera is on him, her necklace has swung around to the back of her dress. When the camera is on her, the necklace is 1/2 inside and 1/2 outside the front of her dress. This switches back and forth several times.

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The Park Is Mine picture

Factual error: In the scene where Tommy Lee Jones's character shoots down the helicopter. The helicopter has a Canadian aircraft serial number - C-GLCD. Since it's being used by the New York Police Department in New York's Central Park we should expect it to display an American registered serial.

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Audio problem: In the scene after Norman goes for a late-night swim, when he's telling Maureen that he slipped in the mud, you can see that his mouth never moves, yet he speaks the words "I slipped in the mud."

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Extremities picture

Continuity mistake: Marjorie sprays the rapist in the left eye, mostly, with insect spray, but later it is his right eye that is affected the most.

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The Deliberate Stranger picture

Factual error: Ted Bundy is trying to pick up a potential victim in front of a record store, where a poster of Stevie Nicks' album, Rock a Little, is displayed. This scene took place in the mid-1970's, but Nicks' album was released in 1985.

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