Best comedy movie mistakes of 1988

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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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 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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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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Oliver and Company picture

Continuity mistake: The dog called 'Tito' has a piece missing from one ear - the piece missing changes from one ear to the other.

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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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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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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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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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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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Short Circuit 2 picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Johnny is spinning the two robbers around, you can tell that he is actually holding dummies. In the close up shots of the robbers, you can see them kicking their legs, but in the wide shots of the room, they are rigid and lifeless.

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Big (1988)

Big picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Tom Hanks goes back to his mother's house when he's "BIG", he tries to convince his mother it's him by telling her his birthday: November 3rd. However, in the scene (with John Heard and Elizabeth Perkins) showing the milk carton of Tom Hanks "missing" as a young boy, his d.o.b. is shown as 1/20/75.

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Married to the Mob picture

Continuity mistake: About 40 minutes from the end (I think - Michelle Pfeiffer is on a beach with Dean Stockwell), a boom mike comes in from the bottom of the screen very obviously, taking up about a third of the screen.

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Ernest Saves Christmas picture

Continuity mistake: The strings of lights for the reindeer reins change continuously from one strand to two.

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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.

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Critters 2 picture

Other mistake: As the brown truck drives away in the scene after the man working in the newspaper office is "harpooned" by a Critter, if you look closely as the truck turns a corner you can see some Critters rolling after it. Well, after they roll past the truck in the bottom left of the screen you can see the Critters roll right smack into another parked car. Obviously the crew forgot to add a turning feature to their Critter balls (which were just some fur taped to a basket ball).

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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene after the storm, the ship moves in the sand. Look at its front and you'll be able to see a wire that moves the ship. It's very visible.

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Vibes (1988)

Vibes picture

Factual error: At the end, when Cyndi Lauper touches the glowing pyramid, goes into a trance, and starts translating the inscription, Jeff Goldblum pulls her off and she doesn't finish it. One of the bad guys says that what Cyndi already said will be enough to help him decode the rest and that it's just a matter of "cartography" now. He should have said "cryptography" (skill of decoding secret writings) and not "cartography" (which has to do with making maps).

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Scrooged picture

Continuity mistake: After Claire hits Frank in the head with the door, she kneels down to help him up, and she has no purse. In the next shot she has a brown purse in plain sight on her left shoulder.

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Without a Clue picture

Character mistake: Watson says that there are fifteen windows on the front of 221B Baker Street, but if you look, there are only twelve.

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Heathers picture

Continuity mistake: When Veronica and JD are in the kitchen making the hangover cure to kill Heather Chandler, they both screw the cap back on the Drain Opener.

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Earth Girls Are Easy picture

Visible crew/equipment: As Zeebo is kissing Tanya, the device used to make his ears wiggle is briefly visible.

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My Stepmother Is an Alien picture

Continuity mistake: When Celeste explains to the Elders why Earth should be saved she says, "They have sneezes", but doesn't explain what they are. The Elders don't look like they recognize the term. Later, one of the Elders sneezes, and says, "We don't have sneezes here." Now how could he know that he just sneezed, if nobody explained it to him?

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