Best movie mistakes of 1987

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Prick Up Your Ears picture

Continuity mistake: has a scene set during the Festival of Britain (1951). Oldman and Molina are shown at night on the South Bank of the Thames, ostensibly having just attended the Festival. In the background is a very clear view of New Zealand House, which wasn't built until the early 1960s, some ten years after the scene was supposed to take place.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Annie Lansing is looking out of the back of her car to see if the hitchhiker is still running behind her, he has disappeared but instead you can see a crewmember through the upper left corner of the car window.

Cybermoose
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The Pathfinder picture

Visible crew/equipment: As Sierge is wrestling with the bear, the shadow of the camera and camera man are visible on the bear. (00:17:55)

Mortug Premium member
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Empire of the Sun picture

Continuity mistake: When James is eating at home alone, he flips his spoon into his water glass. In some shots it's leaning against the right side of the glass, and in other shots it's against the left side.

Krista
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Zombie Nightmare picture

Visible crew/equipment: When the zombified Tony chases Susie through the supposedly empty health club, crew members are seen standing at the left side of the screen.

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Prince of Darkness picture

Revealing mistake: Just before Walter throws Lisa through the window, you can tell that Lisa is a stuntman wearing a wig.

William Bergquist
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Dragnet picture

Continuity mistake: This has the old T.V. show style "it was 6 a.m. on January 7th we ... " beginnings to the scenes. Pay attention to those times and dates. They're not even close to being in sequence. I mean days, not just times.

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Continuity mistake: When the "ghost" is first seen, it is mostly obscured by a curtain; only its right shoulder is visible. In the next shot, however, it is right in the middle of the window, and nearly the entire cutout is exposed.

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Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol picture

Revealing mistake: When Sweet Chuck is sitting on a bench in the gym reading a paper, the big heavy comes down and sits next to him. Sweet Chuck goes flying up in the air a second before the big guy sits down.

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Revealing mistake: The Eternia out-door scenes depicting the conquest of the Castle Grayskull area are actually one long shot subdivided into smaller parts. Look at the captured Eternian soldiers marched to the castle; they cover very little distance between the shots.

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No Way Out picture

Factual error: 26,000 people work in the Pentagon. If they were to all file past one person so he can try to pick out a crime suspect, and each person takes just two seconds to walk past, be checked, eliminated and sent on their way, it will take fourteen and a half hours to clear the building. There are going to be some very unhappy people at the back of the queue.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene on the roof when the local hoodlum is attempting to take on the flying saucers you see the scene from two points of view. There are four people watching the local hoodlum getting fried. From the front, from left to right you see an old guy; a tall black guy; a women in pink and then a young guy with lots of hair. When seeing the scene from behind these watchers, you only see the old guy and the guy with the all the hair. Each time the angle changes the tall black guy and the women in pink are there.

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Suspect picture

Continuity mistake: When Kathleen goes to talk to Carl, her client, while he's in restraints she writes "You're deaf, aren't you!" on a legal pad then sits on his bed. She's holding her Sharpie in her hand, cap end up. When the perspective changes to Carl's, the Sharpie is cap end down. The shots go back and forth another time the same way.

Ingabritzen
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Can't Buy Me Love picture

Continuity mistake: When Ronald is in the store talking to Cindy about renting her and the salesman is looking at them through the telescope, Ronald has the money in his hand fanned out. When the camera cuts to the store, the money is not fanned out in his hand anymore.

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Harry and the Hendersons picture

Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie the daughter hands Harry a stem of flowers. The flowers have small daisy like heads. However, when the shot changes to show Harry holding the stem, it is very different. There are less flowers on the stem and the petals are larger.

Tallicame
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Near Dark picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Caleb punches the driver guy in the bar, the guy (who has now been replaced by a stuntman) goes flying backwards and lands on the pool table. When this happens, a wire can be seen on the stuntman, pulling him back and guiding his movement.

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Born in East L.A. picture

Other mistake: At the shop where Cheech works, you can see him lip synching the redhead's lines as she says them.

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Nuts picture

Continuity mistake: When Claudia is being cross examined Dr. Morrison can be seen in the background with his pen in his hand and then his hands clasped, and then with his hands on his cheek throughout the entire scene as the camera angle changes.

MCKD
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Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 picture

Revealing mistake: Toward the end, after Ricky decapitates the old Mother Superior, a young nun assumes she is alive and taps her shoulder. Mother Superior's head falls off and to the floor. There is no blood whatsoever. The old woman had just been decapitated moments earlier, and there isn't even a drop of blood, not even on the white part of her nun outfit at the neck.

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The Sicilian picture

Continuity mistake: When the four men are shot at the estate gate there's desk behind them with a hat lying on it. During the shooting the hat gets blown away, but in the next shot from the other side the hat is back in place. (02:00:50)

NancyFelix
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