Best movie audio problems of 1988

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit picture

Audio problem: In the secret room where Hoskins and Dolores are hiding Roger right before Hoskins hits his head on the lamp he says, "crazy tunes," but his mouth doesn't move. (00:44:25)

Joe Campbell

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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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Action Jackson picture

Audio problem: In one scene where Jackson is caught by some bad guys you can see (and hear) that a couple of times when Jackson laughs it is badly dubbed over.

AidanN

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Child's Play picture

Audio problem: When Andy jumps on his Mums bed, on the morning of his birthday, he shouts "Wake up, Mummy, Wake up." but his mouth doesn't move (00:08:50)

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Mystic Pizza picture

Audio problem: In the scene where Charlie is handing the girls their wine, Bill is speaking to his buddy, asking him if he likes his coat. Watch his mouth, the spoken words do not match his lips. (00:15:30)

Boobra

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Short Circuit 2 picture

Audio problem: After Johnny escapes into the city, Ben returns home and starts to shout at Fred for letting him get out. Watch Freds mouth closely as he replies, some of the words he says back to Ben have been removed. Judging by his mouth movements, they appear to be swear words he is saying, and as the film is rated as PG, they were probably removed so they would not cause offence.

Padzter

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Big (1988)

Big picture

Audio problem: In the scene when Josh (as Tom Hanks) comes back to his house to talk with his Mother for the first time since becoming "big", she starts screaming and backs away from him. She backs into the piano she says "Go away, go away." but her lips don't move at all. (00:16:45)

jennibee

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Audio problem: Right at the scene where Reggie Jackson points the gun at the Queen, Drebin fires a shot off at him from his watch. It goes astray, hitting some fat lady, and we hear him saying "whoops!" but his lips don't move. (01:16:10)

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Halloween 4 picture

Audio problem: When the head of the Federal Sanitarium gives over control of Michael to the Doctors from Smith's Grove, he says, "I can safely say that Michael Myers is in your hands." If you watch his lips, you can see that the sound of the words and his lip movement is way out of sync.

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Space Mutiny picture

Audio problem: In the scene where Kalgan confronts third engineer Steve Godell on the catwalk, he laughs before saying the line: "third engineer Steve Godell?" The laugh begins while Kalgan is obscured by the set, and continues as he moves into the scene. As he steps from around the corner, you can see his mouth is closed and not moving at all, despite the fact that his laugh can still be heard for 3-4 seconds.

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Satisfaction picture

Audio problem: 99% of Mooch's drumming is not in synch with the drumming sounds, especially the ride and crash cymbals.

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Twins picture

Audio problem: In the bar scene where the twins are dancing with the girls, keep an eye on the band in the back. The singer and the guitarist are not always singing and playing in time with the music. Most visible at the end of the scene, the music has the guitar playing a long riff and no vocals, yet the guitarist is barely moving, and the singer is singing with emotion.

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Return of the Living Dead Part II picture

Audio problem: In the church, Brenda lets Joey eat her brains. When she says "Okay, take them baby ," her mouth doesn't move, and her following screams are matched with a closed mouth as well. (01:03:35)

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Casual Sex? picture

Audio problem: When Melissa and Stacey go to the singles party at the health spa, they approach Jamie at the bar. Jamie states that the drinks are all made up of 98% mineral water just like your body. Melissa then says that if the drinks were anything like her body, they'd be made up of 98% ice cream. However that's obviously not what her mouth is saying. She appears to say Twinkies.

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Mac and Me picture

Audio problem: In McDonalds, when the cops come in after MAC, Mike is getting pushed by them, as they try to pass, and he shouts "What's he done wrong." yet his mouth clearly says otherwise. (01:04:00)

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Bloodsport picture

Audio problem: When the Kumite's history is being announced by the black dragon leader, just before the first fight, every word he says has been dubbed. Hardly any of his mouth movements match his words.

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Working Girl picture

Audio problem: When Tess meets up with her boss toward the end at the helipad, notice that the helicopter engine sound is playing, but the props aren't turning. Helicopters blades always turn if the engines are running, just like an airplane.

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Beaches picture

Audio problem: When CC first meets Hilary, CC is under the boardwalk. As CC talks, the audio is ahead of her mouth movements, and when she says "Ritzy or Cheap?" her mouth is completely shut.

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The Land Before Time picture

Audio problem: Littlefoot's lips don't move when he says "Cera, you came back." while pushing the boulder on the Sharptooth.

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Die Hard picture

Audio problem: Just after Hans addresses McClane by his name over the radio, we can hear Powell say, "Better get ahold of someone at dispatch," but his mouth movements don't match what we hear. (01:18:50)

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