Best action movie mistakes of 1989

Star Trek V: The Final Frontier picture

Other mistake: Spock lifts his crew mates with the rocket boots. He passes deck numbers 35 through 78 from bottom to top. First off, deck numbers go from top to bottom. The bridge is on deck 1. Second, the Enterprise of that class only had 23 decks!

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Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade picture
Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade mistake picture

Plot hole: When Indy is stepping on the letters at the end, trying to spell out God's name, he steps on J, incorrectly, causing it to collapse. When he falls through, however, he grabs onto another letter so as not to fall down. The letters he grabs onto and pulls himself up are an L and a Y, which are not in the word Iehova, so should have collapsed too.

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Continuity mistake: When the Joker's henchmen are trashing the museum, one guy puts purple handprints all over a portrait, later the Joker walks by the same portrait and the handprints are gone.

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Continuity mistake: The floating toys on the stool by Dana's tub disappear when the water becomes pink goo.

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Lethal Weapon 2 picture

Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie, when Riggs is in the cargo area, a gunman shoots at him, he rolls and starts emptying the clip into him - you see the bullet holes in the gunman. But as Riggs is face to face with the gunman, the holes disappear.

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Continuity mistake: Notice Marty's hair in the scene when he's playing "Johnny B. Goode." It's quite larger than when he says, some seconds later, "I guess that you're not ready for it yet." That's because when he says that, it's a recycled shot from the original BTTF, whereas most shots showing he's playing the guitar are newly made for BTTF2. However, Marty's hair is considerably longer in the new shots.

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Continuity mistake: Early in the film Bud throws his wedding ring down the latrine and then retrieves it with his right hand so it is covered with the blue disinfectant. In a (much) later scene, Bud has a blue right hand, despite not having had one in the intervening period.

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Other mistake: Sergeant Johnny Gallagher (Gene Hackman) and Lieutenant Milon Delich (Dennis Franz) are in a supposedly deserted building searching for a group of conspirators who plan to assassinate both the USA and USSR presidents. Delich finds a police colleague of his in the building, and Delich kills his colleague. When he fires his revolver, the sound of the blanks can be heard, slightly out of synch with the gun blasts on the sound track.

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Continuity mistake: When Stallone stops the bad guys in the semi full of cocaine, they fly through a windshield that is apparently made of plate glass, and not the safety glass found on almost every other vehicle windshield on earth.

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Dead Bang picture

Continuity mistake: When Beck meets Webly on Christmas Day, Webly takes his glasses off and throws them on the desk, but in the next shot (from behind) he is still wearing them.

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K-9 (1989)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Belushi and Jerry Lee (the dog) enter the warehouse, Belushi askes everyone to stop what they are doing and even has the forklift driver lift him up so he can talk to them. Once he is done talking, he tells the lift driver to bring him down. The next few shots where they show Belushi walking to his car, if you look closely, you will see that the fork lift is back up in the air, but there were no sounds and there isn't another lift to be found.

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See No Evil, Hear No Evil picture

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the movie Dave takes Walley's jacket and uses it to help them slide down a cable. Before they slid down, Dave tells Walley to hold on, and Walley asks if they're going to be above the ground. Dave tells him no, and off they go. However, Dave is deaf, and reads lips, and Walley is standing behind him when he asks the question. So how did Dave read his lips if he wasn't looking at him?

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Other mistake: When Tom Hanks is walking down the stairs a chainsaw comes through the wall. If you look at the wall a second earlier you can see a line where the chainsaw is supposed to come through.

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Henry V picture

Revealing mistake: In the scene after the battle of Agincort, where Henry and his retainers are walking meditatively among the heaps of the fallen, if you look carefully, you will see one of the fallen with his head raised watching the procession. He then realizes that he is on camera and puts his head back down. It's near the edge of the screen so may occasionally be cropped.

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Factual error: After the first victim they claim to have found a shell with 'Megan Turner' on it. That's not possible as we see Ron Silver fire at the victim and immediatley run away. If it had been an automatic then the gun would eject the shell, but it's a revolver, which doesn't eject shells.

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Continuity mistake: This mistake occurs when Dalton shakes Emmett's hand while outside the horse barn. When they first meet he is working, wearing gloves. After they make intros and shake hands, he is not wearing gloves. In the immediate scene after, he is shown picking up hay and the gloves are back on.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene on the plane you see Bond hanging at the door on the right side of the plane, in the next shot you see the plane making a left turn, in the following shot Bond is still hanging on the right-side door. Shouldn't he have fallen into the plane ?

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Lean on Me picture

Other mistake: When Joe Clark first comes to Eastside High as principal, he takes it upon himself to confront the staff. At one point, as he begins to turn his back, watch his lips. His mouth does not match the words being spoken.

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The Killer picture

Continuity mistake: During a car chase, the "killer" is rushing a little girl to the hospital. As they pass the sign, it reads (in English) "Scared Heart Hospital" - instead of "Sacred".

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Factual error: After the scene where Frank Castle steals the bus to rescue the children, the mobsters are firing at the bus. Not one bullet pierces a hole in the bus. Who knew Public Transit was bullet proof?

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Black Rain picture

Continuity mistake: During the big fight scene at the end of the movie, both Nick and Sato become totally saturated and covered in mud. Nick defeats Sato, and is shown to have immediately arrested Sato and brought him to the police station. It is clear they came directly to the station from the fight, yet there is now hardly any mud on either of them.

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Cyborg (1989)

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Visible crew/equipment: When the girl falls to the ground in the warehouse, the safety mat she falls on is visible.

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Out Cold picture

Continuity mistake: In the race for King of the Mountain, Anthony wipes out and begins cursing. Then, in the next shot, he has to spit out some snow before he can curse again.

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Deepstar Six picture

Revealing mistake: At the end of the movie when they reach the surface, you can see that the horizon is nothing but a big wall with the sky painted on it. You can see the water splashing up against the wall.

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Collision Course picture

Continuity mistake: During the "exciting" conclusion, Investigator Natsuo runs toward the villain's vehicle, jumps, and kicks through the windshield. Besides the fact that there are some poor special effects at work, watch this quick shot closely. As he is flying through the air in that split second, the villain's car changes colour! It is quite obvious, as the car goes from a dark red color to dull grey.

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Speed Zone! picture

Continuity mistake: When Lurleen changes lanes to pass the Ferrari, the lane change isn't reversed when Lea sees it in the Ferrari's rearview.

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The Karate Kid III picture

Other mistake: When Miyagi throws Mike into the light switches, the lights go out but the switches never change position.

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Next of Kin picture

Continuity mistake: When Patrick Swazee's brother is in the van and is being chased by the guys trying to steal the van, the guys place a blue light on the roof of the car. The first shot of the car the light is on the passenger side. In all the rest of the shots, the light is on the driver's side of the car.

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Lock Up picture

Factual error: When Sylvester Stallone is being thrown in a cell for 6 weeks (in his underpants only), he got out of it (after 6 weeks) freshly shaved.

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Revealing mistake: When Kurt is loading his brother into the van on the stretcher after the fight when he has just been paralyzed his feet are sticking out, but when the door is being shut he pulls them in.

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