Best movie mistakes of 1988

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Visible crew/equipment: In the first scene of the Christmas party when Takagi steps out of one the offices and greets a couple of his guests, the camera pans left to show the orchestra and other guests. A huge shadow of the camera and its operator is being shown on the back wall, then the stage light gets moved to light a different area and the shadow is gone.

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Halloween 4 picture

Revealing mistake: When the guys are driving down the road, you can see Michael isn't under the truck. Yet 2 minutes later, he climbs in the bed.

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Willow picture

Revealing mistake: When they are at the Nutmar camp in the mountains, Val Kilmer tells Willow "Get on that shield!" but when they go over a 6, 7, 8 foot drop when they are sledding down the snow, you can clearly see runners on the shield.

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit picture
Who Framed Roger Rabbit mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Jessica appears on stage, Eddie has Betty Boop standing next to him in all close-up shots, except for a wide shot of the public behind Jessica where Boop is missing.

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Cocktail picture

Other mistake: When Brian (Cruise) takes a picture of his friend Doug on the boat, the picture shows Doug in a different position than that of when the picture was taken.

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Coming to America picture

Continuity mistake: When Akeem and Semmi get their apartment, the landlord says that the room has only one window facing a brick wall. But when Akeem is out on the fire escape, he yells out to a street, not a wall. And there are two windows.

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A Fish Called Wanda picture

Continuity mistake: After Ken reverses the steamroller after running Otto over with it, you can see a red patch signifying his splattered body in front of the roller. However, a few scenes later, Otto is seen alive. (Otto was originally meant to die, until test audience feedback influenced a change of mind on the part of the filmmakers.)

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Twins (1988)

Twins picture

Continuity mistake: There is a scene where Arnie and Danny DeVito are in the washroom of a nightclub. In one shot there is a beer bottle on top of a paper towel dispenser, and in the next shot it's on the other paper towel dispenser.

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Oliver and Company picture

Continuity mistake: During the "Why Should I Worry" song, Dodger goes with his "scarf" of sausages through a basin full of wet cement. Logically the cement should be stuck on the sausages, though that does not appear to happen, even though the sausages went through the cement. There is cement on his paws, though, that he needs to wash off.

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Space Mutiny picture

Continuity mistake: While this movie is so bad and full of mistakes, its barely worth finding them all, one stands out in the history of movie mistakes. One of the officers on board the ship, Lt. Lamont, is killed by the villain. A few scenes later she shows up on the bridge as an extra.

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Man from Snowy River 2 picture

Revealing mistake: After Jim's horse is shot from under him while running down the really steep hill, and Jim later regains consciousness, before he turns and finds his horse dead, if you watch closely you can see the horse still breathing.

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Above the Law picture

Continuity mistake: During the chase scene, Steven Seagal has his tyre shot as he's fleeing from the bad guys. In the next shot, the tires are totally gone from the rims, then they're back again, then they're gone again.

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Bull Durham picture

Continuity mistake: In a bus scene Crash is shown holding a guitar talking about being in the majors. In one scene he's just holding the guitar, the next he has a pair of sunglasses in his hand while holding the guitar. The next scene the sunglasses are gone. A couple of shots later the guitar is sitting in the seat next to him. When Laloosh challenges Crash to a fight, he's holding the guitar again.

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It Takes Two picture

Continuity mistake: During the horse and buggy ride to the church through downtown New York, when one of the girls is holding the reins by herself, you can tell there is a person under a red blanket at her feet (I guess to protect her while filming in case something goes wrong,) and only a moment later, the same blanket is black.

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The Rescue picture

Continuity mistake: There is a scene where the kids are being chased in a speedboat, while mortars are being launched at them from behind. One shot is of the young boy looking at an incoming mortar over his right shoulder, yelling "Look Out!", and then seeing the mortar hit on the left side of the boat.

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Midnight Run picture

Continuity mistake: When Jack and the Duke are in the restaurant car of the first train, Jack is eating a chicken leg in one shot. In the middle of a sentence he changes to eating jelly and ice cream, which he finishes. In the very next shot his bowl is full of jelly and ice cream again.

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License to Drive picture

Continuity mistake: When mom finds the failed test in Les's pocket, it is folded into eighths. Later, when dad shows the failed test to Les, it has only been folded into thirds.

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William Bergquist
A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where the souls are coming out of Freddy's chest, in the first close-up on the bottom left of the screen you can see a man's hand holding a black stick to manuoever the little arms. It's real fast but noticable on standard play.

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Rain Man picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene in the restaurant where Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman are trying to order breakfast, Hoffman's character fixes the salt and pepper shaker a certain way. In the next shot they are opposite the way he fixed them. Then in the next shot they are back to the way he had fixed them.

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Bloodsport picture

Continuity mistake: In the final final fight scene, Jean Claude's hair is dry and combed, then wet and sweaty, then back to dry so on and so forth.

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Child's Play picture

Continuity mistake: Opening scene where Chris Sarandon is chasing Brad Dourif into the toy store. During the gunfight, Sarandon has gloves on. As he enters the store he is wearing gloves. The next shot, the gloves are off. The next scene, the gloves are back on and he takes them off by biting the fingertips and pulling them off.

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Hairspray picture

Audio problem: When Corny introduces himself at the auto show, the audio is not in sync with his lips.

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Young Guns picture

Revealing mistake: In the final scene as Doc tell Billy good-bye if you look up to the top right hand corner of the screen you can clearly see a jet trail in the blue sky. Certainly not possible in those days.

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Mystic Pizza picture

Revealing mistake: When Charlie and Daisy get the flat and have to hitch-hike, and Daisy takes off her shoes to run to the car that has stopped, the bottoms of her feet are already filthy (presumably from having to do the scene over and over).

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The Presidio picture

Continuity mistake: When Mark Harmon's character arrives at Sean Connery's house, as he gets out of the car he slams the door, but the sound of the door comes a few seconds later.

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Mac and Me picture

Continuity mistake: When MAC is blown by the helicopter, he lands on a man's windshield, and the man has to start dodging traffic. Between shots the traffic he is dodging changes.

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Beetlejuice picture

Continuity mistake: When the fly lands in the cemetery, the ground is some sort of spiked rubber. When the camera is flying in, we see the cemetery is actually dirt and sand glued to the board.

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jerimiah
Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach picture

Continuity mistake: When the bad guys are outside the hotel in the convertible, they spot Lassard and one of them spits milkshake over the inside of the windshield. The milkshake disappears in the next shot.

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The Naked Gun picture
The Naked Gun mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Frank is fishing the pen out of the fish tank and the fish gets attached to his nose, there is visible blood. When the camera cuts back to Frank, the blood is gone.

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The Great Outdoors picture

Continuity mistake: During the bear in the cabin scene, after Chet puts the door back up, shortly after, you'll see the door is on the floor while Roman is fighting the bear with the oar from the steps. (Also, note in that same shot, you'll see the bookshelf was destroyed to pieces with its books all over the floor. That scene was never shown and must have been cut from the movie).

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