Best movie visible crew/equipment of 1988

Die Hard picture

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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A Fish Called Wanda picture

Visible crew/equipment: When George enters Ken's apartment the first time and Wanda approaches him, if you look in the mirror you should be able to see a crouching crew member wearing a blue shirt.

00:03:15

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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.

01:20:45

Who Framed Roger Rabbit picture
Who Framed Roger Rabbit mistake picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Roger and Eddie get in a truck and there's no key, Roger hears the voice of Benny the Cab in the back of the truck. He then slides through a little window and his love letter to Jessica pops out of his pocket. A black glove can be seen pushing this letter through the window.

00:55:15

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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Young Guns picture
Young Guns mistake picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the shot where Dirty Steve is on his horse, he asks, "Hey Dog, did you see the size of that chicken?", and then he fires his shotgun. You can see someone's hand come up to grab the reigns of the horse.

00:43:25

The Naked Gun picture
The Naked Gun mistake picture

Visible crew/equipment: At the end of the film when the guy in the wheelchair is rolling down the stairs you can see a burst of gas (presumably from a CO2 cylinder) fire the man up.

01:18:20

They Live picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Nada is escaping with Holly, you can see the reflection of the film crew on the car.

00:44:15

Dr Wilson
Beetlejuice picture
Beetlejuice mistake picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Adam, Barbara and Juno ascend a staircase, talking about how Adam and Barbara should start more simply if they want to scare the Deitz family out of their home, there are two tape markers - a yellow and a blue one, very clearly on one of the steps.

00:34:35

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Pulse (1988)

Pulse picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Joey smashes the garage door open by reversing the car into it, you can see fluorescent lighting reflected in the car windows. The garage does not have fluorescent lighting fitted inside it.

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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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Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood picture

Visible crew/equipment: As Tina swerves off of the road after seeing her mum get killed by Jason in the middle of the road, if you look in the back of the car, you can see a camera set up, filming the shots in the back seat.

00:43:15

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Child's Play picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Andy upwraps his Good Guy doll, he says "A Good Guy! I knew it!", after he says this, you can see the shadow of a crewmember cast on Karens bare legs, moving around.

00:13:50

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Phantasm II picture

Visible crew/equipment: Crew and cameras can be seen reflected in the silver sphere numerous times, especially as the sphere is embedded in the crematory henchman's hand and back. My personal favourite is when the silver sphere flies into the Tall Man's head, in a frontal shot you can see two crewmembers standing by a large grey camera, reflected in the silver ball.

01:25:00

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Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach picture

Visible crew/equipment: You can see the wire that pulls Proctor back before he catches the frisbee.

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Mac and Me picture

Visible crew/equipment: When the MAC's emerge from the NASA craft in the lab, there a shot through the lab glass of the father MAC, with the reflection of a cameraman holding a camera in the glass.

00:08:55

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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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Halloween 4 picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Loomis looks out the window for Michael, you can clearly see the cameraman's reflection (best seen on the Limited Edition DVD).

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The Great Outdoors picture

Visible crew/equipment: When the bear is jumping on the cabin door he busted down on top of John Candy you can see the bear trainer waving a stick in front of the camera to make him do his trick.

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Poltergeist III picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Carol-Anne is running away from Kane's voice in the garage, she ends up standing in a puddle, only to have hands pull her in seconds later. But when the camera moves down Carol-Anne's body to the puddle, you can see the platform the actress is standing on.

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Killer Klowns From Outer Space picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the bathroom, when Mike's ex-girlfriend is getting undressed to take a shower a long-necked clown jumps from out of the toilet. Anyone, and I mean anyone, can clearly see the arm of a white guy sticking out of the bottom of the clown's neck controlling the puppet.

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Evil Dead Trap picture

Visible crew/equipment: In many shots which pan around people, the camera casts a shadow on them, eg. during the sex scene.

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Coming to America picture

Visible crew/equipment: You can see bits of the camera crew reflecting on the carriages, when the metro-train leaves the station after Akeem has gotten out after Lisa refused to marry him (near the end of the film).

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License to Drive picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the beginning, when Les, his dad, and Dean are discussing cleaning the garage, stage lights are reflected in Dean's sunglasses.

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The Dead Pool picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the radio control car chase scenes over the humpy streets, camera equipment is visible in the rear seat area of the lead car.

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Tequila Sunrise picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Mel Gibson is getting his red boat ready to put in the water, his friend comes out of his house to talk to him. You can see the camera crew reflected in his friend's sunglasses.

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Beaches picture

Visible crew/equipment: When CC and Hilary are bickering in the department store, as they walk over to the baby clothing cabinet, the camera pans along, and the crew and camera rig are reflected in the glass jewellery cabinet.

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Twins (1988)

Twins picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Arnold throws one of the Clane brothers into the elevator, you can clearly see the cable that pulls him backwards.

00:23:49

Pumpkinhead picture

Visible crew/equipment: Toward the end of the film, when Pumpkinhead picks up the boy Bunt, by one foot, you can see the two lifting cables attached to the victim's foot.

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Above the Law picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the middle of the film when we see Nico just after he has beaten up a load of bad guys in an alley. He gives chase to a guy who is fleeing on foot, now when the bad guy runs past a shop window on a street corner and Nico runs after him, in this shot there is a reflection of the camera crew on the back of a trailer.

00:45:20

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