Best comedy movie mistakes of 1987

The Chipmunk Adventure picture

Continuity mistake: There is a scene where the Chipmunks and Chipettes are singing the song "Girls of Rock and Roll." In that scene, it shows the boys walking up the stairs together and from left to right the order is: Simon, Alvin & Theodore. The shot goes to the girls then back to the guys. The order of the guys have swithed: (left to right) Theodore, Alvin & Simon.

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Roxanne picture

Factual error: It is not possible to be "allergic to all known anaesthetics". Amongst the amide local anesthetics lidocaine, prilocaine, bupivicaine, mepivacaine and dibucaine are naturally occurring substances and if administered without a preservative they cannot trigger an allergic reaction. If Bales is allergic to them, he'd be allergic to the metabolic processes of his own body. They are all powerful local anaesthetics and could easily be used for a radical rhinoplasty such as that required by Bales.

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Withnail & I picture

Continuity mistake: When Monty drives Withnail & I into Penrith the radish is on his left lapel. When they arrive in Penrith a few minutes later, the radish has mysteriously moved to his right lapel.

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The Princess Bride picture

Revealing mistake: When Inigo and Westley are duelling, they are making athletic jumps. One does it after the other and when they land you can see the mat wrinkle under the "dirt" on the ground.

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Mr. Nice Guy picture

Continuity mistake: The reporters in the movie are hiding and video tapping the "drug deal gone bad" at the beginning of the movie. For the location that they are taping, there isn't any movement, they stay in one place. However, when the kids are watching the tape both times, it seems to be like an actual tape of what was going on, not what they could have taped, because, not only do they have cuts (going from one actors face to the next with no transitions) but they also show a shot where you could see where the cameraman was hiding, little hard for him to hit that angle!

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The Secret of my Success picture

Other mistake: When Michael J. Fox is in the pool with Auntie Vera, she pulls off his shorts, however you can clearly see the flesh-coloured pants he has on underneath.

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Spaceballs picture

Continuity mistake: The head of Mega-Maid mysteriously shrinks in size. After Spaceball-1 transforms into Mega-Maid, the head is gigantic enough for a Winnebago to fly through for a considerable length of time. However, later on in the film, after the head has been jettisoned and crashed on a beach, the head is only big enough to hold a few dozen people. This can be determined by the size of the people coming out of her nose.

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Planes, Trains & Automobiles picture

Continuity mistake: When Del comes out of the passenger side of the dairy truck, he is seen with a black eye, for no reason. The next scene, it is not there. It is there again when he admits to being homeless.

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Tin Men picture

Continuity mistake: Danny Devito leaves the bar and he begins to smash the windows in the car. In some frames the windows are intact then broken then intact and so on.

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Adventures in Babysitting picture

Other mistake: The way 'Sara'/'Sarah' is spelled differs from the movie credits and the tag on the bottom of her roller skate shown near the end of the movie.

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Beverly Hills Cop II picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where they are chasing the armored car in the cement truck the chutes on the truck keep going from being down to folded up. This happens several times in the scene.

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Evil Dead II picture

Continuity mistake: When Ash is crawling through the cellar, he finds some of the pages, and he holds them in his right hand. Only problem is, he cut off his right hand earlier and attached the chainsaw to it - the film was flipped so he'd appear to be crawling in the right direction.

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Bad Taste picture
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Visible crew/equipment: When the guy falls off the cliff and splats on the rocks below, if you watch it in slow motion, you can just see an orange bucket appear for a few moments which chucks the blood in the air.

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Mannequin picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Emme is flying through the store, you can clearly see a rope guiding the path of the glider.

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Innerspace picture
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Revealing mistake: When Jack is hanging out of the truck you can see him standing on the hood of the car which Lydia is driving. At some points we get camera view from the back seat of the car. In some angles the mirror inside the car disappear. This is to prevent us from seeing the camera.

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Raising Arizona picture

Continuity mistake: When Hi, Gale and Evelle are sitting in the trailer talking about robbing the bank, watch the newspaper on Hi's lap. It goes from being folded to being fully opened in his hands between shots.

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Moonstruck picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Loretta goes to the brother's apartment, cooks him a rare steak & they are sitting at the table talking, the label on the bottle of J&B changes direction from shot to shot without being touched.

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Amazon Women on the Moon picture

Revealing mistake: During the "Mondo Condo" scene, the books and vases on the bookcase seem to be glued on because as the bookcase falls on Arsenio Hall, when the camera shot is in his point of view, nothing falls off as the bookcase hits the ground.

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The Lost Boys picture

Revealing mistake: The footage when the vampires are entering the cave. Later when they are exiting the cave, the waves are flowing backwards. The footage has been reversed.

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Overboard picture

Revealing mistake: When Goldie Hawn pushes Kurt Russell off the boat you can see he has flippers on in the water.

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Broadcast News picture

Factual error: When the Joan Cusack character bolts into the control room with the "Mercenary" cassette, you can here the director counting down to roll the tape. A 3/4" tape being inserted and threaded up in the machine normally takes about 8 to 10 seconds, yet the tape plays when the operator hits the play button.

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Good Morning, Vietnam picture

Continuity mistake: When Cronauer first goes with Tuan to see the Vietnamese village, he is wearing a white shirt. In a subsequent shot, the shirt is plaid.

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Blind Date picture

Continuity mistake: When Walter is in the music store, a man puts on his glasses and walks past him, then in the next close-up that man is at the counter, puts on his glasses and walks past again. Other people around Walter, in both shots, differ in their actions too.

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Baby Boom picture

Continuity mistake: When Keaton is talking to the plumber outside her house about the price of replacing her pipes, keep your eye on the van door. It is open, then closed and then open again.

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Ernest Goes to Camp picture

Continuity mistake: During the scene when Ernest is driving the bus "blind," the type of bus changes from a Ford to an International.

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Summer School picture

Audio problem: In the scene where Freddy cuts off a doll's head to replace Wondermut's old toy Bob, there is a close-up of the doll head being shaken with Freddy's head visible in the background. You hear Freddy saying, "Look Wondermut. I found Bob," but you can see that Freddie's lips aren't moving.

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Stakeout picture

Continuity mistake: In the car chase scene, the escaped convict and police are exchanging gun fire between cars. In the different shots of the police car, the bullet holes in the windshield appear and disappear several times. Also, when three shots have been fired at the police car there are four bullet holes in the windshield.

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Some Kind of Wonderful picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Eric Stoltz's character, Keith, fresh out of the shower, is confronted by his father about the college money, he has two distinct hairstyles. These two hairstyles show up again at Hardy's house party.

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Like Father Like Son picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Chris is at the track meet as his father and he dives toward the finish line, you can see the air mattress that he jumps on. In the next shot, the mattress is gone.

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Outrageous Fortune picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Bette Midler and Shelly Long have just found out Michael Saunters is the bad guy, there is a helicopter looking for them and they're standing in the outdoor shower stall. Bette Midler says "They're the good guys" and they run out to try to get the helicopter's attention. Right after they run out of the stall, you can easily see one or two men in the stall - they're either holding the stall up against the wind of the helicopter or they're there for some other unexplainable reason.

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