Best movie mistakes of 1987

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Other mistake: Near the end of the movie, in the mansion overlooking the water, James Woods is eliminating the bodyguards. As he shoots the one at the bathroom sink, blood sprays all over the mirror, but the bullet never breaks the glass.

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Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of the film, the soldiers are filling sand bags with mud. Beletsky, whose hands and forearms are covered in wet mud, puts down his sandbag and takes out a photo of his girlfriend. In the next closeup shot of him holding the photo, his hands are suddenly clean and dry. (00:11:00)

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Continuity mistake: When the angel lands face down in the pool, Michael Knight turns her over and her face is completely dry.

Kimberly Fox
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Continuity mistake: When Tiger kicks the trunk, making it slide across the floor toward Dragon, the trunk hits the door and comes to a complete stop while the door opens. In the next shot the trunk has suddenly moved about 6 inches in the door opening. (00:29:40)

Mortug Premium member
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Other mistake: Despite the noise of the demon in the house, the tornado clouds outside, the flashing lights from the demon exploding and the fireworks in the sky - not a single neighbor is anywhere to be seen. Even after daylight breaks the neighborhood is a ghost town as we pan away from the actors.

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Death Wish 4: The Crackdown picture

Revealing mistake: When Frank Bauggs is falling from the building, he is a very obvious dummy. His body limps around too much. (00:50:45)

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Continuity mistake: During the scene when Bobby's auditioning for a part, there's a picture on the wall of Helen Martin (the lady playing Bobby's grandma). The picture disappears and reappears during the scene.

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Continuity mistake: After the grocery store visit, Joan Jett walks to her room at the hotel and goes to her room on the second floor, a short time later she opens her room door which is now on the first floor. (01:35:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Frances takes Helen to sleep in the car, he puts her in the back seat from the drivers side. In the morning the camera is looking at her through the the window of the door on which she appears to be leaning. Yet when she gets out of the car later in the scene, there is a canvas draped over the door way.

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Audio problem: At the beginning, when mother and daughter arrive from New York, they try to find someone who can take them to the Sullivans'; while working this out, there is a man playing a guitar; in the beginning, everything's fine, but soon his hand movements don't match the sound.

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Factual error: In the farmhouse bedroom scene, the lead character wakes up and a close up shot of the alarm clock shows it is 5AM. Full sunlight is coming through the window, and an exterior shot shows the sun shining on the house and hay bales. The narrative lead-in just explained that it is early October on a farm near Dallas, Texas. The earliest sunrise occurs near Dallas in October is 6:40AM. (00:04:00)

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