Best movie mistakes of 1987
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Continuity mistake: In the part where the nerds are in jail, there is a close-up scene of a mean character that throws down his playing cards before he approaches them, but then when the next (wider) angle is shown, you can see the same man throw down his cards again. (00:57:55)
Continuity mistake: When Valerie Vomit is about to steal the Pepsi truck, we see the driver standing behind the truck. In the next closeup we see a cord attached to his pants and the truck, which, as a result, rips his pants off as Valerie speeds off with the truck. Yet in the shot previous to this, there was no cord attached to his pants or the truck. (00:29:20)
Visible crew/equipment: In the scene near the end of the movie when Judy's father is smashing up the doll maker's work and fighting with Mr. Punch, a crew members hand is very visible working Mr. Punch.
Continuity mistake: When Margaret is getting rid of the evidence of Billy Hahn visiting her, she crumples up the papers in his file and tosses them onto the file. The next shot showing her getting her gun out of the drawer, the paper is gone, then a different angle shows the large crumpled wad again, then again, a new angle shows an even bigger crumpled wad.ChiChi
Factual error: The bad guys attach over a pound of Semtex to the hull of the First Lady's yacht. When it explodes, the blast shatters the windows in a house a mile away, yet apparently doesn't impact the hull. Even as the vessel burns for 5 minutes, there is no discernible list.
Continuity mistake: When he puts the pins in her eyes, evey time it is shown it's different - sometimes they are all covered in blood, sometimes only some of them or one, and sometimes there's no blood at all.
Continuity mistake: In the opening battle sequence, Cobra Commander takes a bomb and sets it for 3:00 minutes. As he flies with his jet pack to the Statue of Liberty, it counts down to 2:58. He lands and places the bomb, and laser blasts hit all around him before he turns and flies off. This takes about 5 seconds to do, but the timer on the bomb stays at 2:58 for the full time of him landing, placing the bomb, and flying away. (00:01:35)Quantom X
Continuity mistake: After Todd Howard knocks out his opponent in the boxing match, the crowd immediately starts throwing cups of popcorn into the ring. The camera cuts to Todd cheering and then an overview shot of his opponent laying face down on the canvas. At that view you can see that there is no rubbish or popcorn or anything else in the ring. Then when the camera cuts back to a side view there is loads of rubbish and popcorn all over the place once again.