Best movie audio problems of 1989

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Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade picture

Audio problem: When Indy confronts the butler at the castle, we hear the butler say, "If you are a Scottish lord then I am Mickey Mouse." But his lips say something else. He actually said "then I am Jesse Owens." This line was changed because they thought that a lot of the audience wouldn't know who Jesse Owens (the black athlete who won at the Berlin Olympics) was. (00:46:00)

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The Little Mermaid picture

Audio problem: When Ariel's sisters are singing in the beginning of the movie the yellowish sister's mouth doesn't move when she says her name.

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Lethal Weapon 2 picture

Audio problem: In the scene where Leo explains how he launders the drug money and Roger says "You're a cheat", Leo says "Come on, everyone cheats a little, look at the pentagon." But when he says "look at the pentagon", it's dubbed in because the sound of his voice doesn't match his other dialogue, and if you read his lips it doesn't match either.

Jayson
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Back to the Future Part II picture

Audio problem: When Doc and Marty return to the year 1955, you hear the squealing sound of tyres braking heavily, but the DeLorean is flying. (01:02:25)

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Look Who's Talking picture

Audio problem: When James is rushing Mollie to the hospital, the camera is down the road from the taxi. James is saying something like, "You should do Lamaze breathing. It helped my sister," yet his mouth is not moving.

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Halloween 5 picture

Audio problem: When Tina is in the car with who she thinks is her boyfriend but is really Michael Myers; watch her lips when she says the line "Nothing Mike, that's what I get, Nothing." It is obvious that this line was dubbed in over something else as her lips do not match that particular line. (00:42:55)

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A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child picture

Audio problem: From a side view, when Alice yells "Come on Jacob, it's time to go home" her jaw moves to other words. (01:13:10)

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Weekend at Bernie's picture

Audio problem: When Gwen is getting hit on by the drunk guy who says "nice outfit", the lines for both drunks have been poorly dubbed over and don't match their mouths.

Bishop73
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Major League picture

Audio problem: When the three die-hard Indian's fans are arguing over the ball that gets hit out of the park (a guy is saying "It's too high"), one of the guys says "Who gives a s***, it's gone". If you look closely at his lips, he is saying something entirely different. (00:38:00)

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The Abyss picture

Audio problem: When the crew are running around the passages, a guy with a beard yells something at Bud, and then uses a fire hydrant to put out a small fire. Funny, it doesn't make a noise.

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Glory picture

Audio problem: In the scene where Matthew Broderick is addressing the potential members of the 54th on horseback (right after he accepts the position), the army band is playing, but the visuals don't match the music. While we hear drumrolls, we only see single hits on the snare drums by the actors. And at least one drummer is playing in mid-air.

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Driving Miss Daisy picture

Audio problem: In one scene Miss Daisy is listening to the radio, but the HiFi sound isn't exactly what a small radio in the early 50's was able to deliver. (00:33:40)

NancyFelix
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Dead Poets Society picture

Audio problem: The first time all friends are in the bedroom together Charlie says "Unless you're a genius like Meeks." Meeks replies "He flatters me so I'll help him with Latin." Halfway through this sentence the shot changes to a sideway shot of meek and his mouth isn't moving.

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The Karen Carpenter Story picture

Audio problem: Much of Karen's drumming is not in sync with the drum sounds.

William Bergquist
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Turner & Hooch picture

Audio problem: When Turner is playing with Hooch in his living room, Hooch is chasing Turner and barking at him. However, the audio of the barking is way out of sync with any movements of Hooch's mouth.

Hamster Premium member
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Lean on Me picture

Audio problem: After throwing what looks like a toilet through the window, the two guys give each other a high-five. Their hands almost completely miss each other, yet we still hear a loud clap.

Matty Blast
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Who's Harry Crumb? picture

Audio problem: When Harry and Nikki are driving in the vintage speedster with no brakes, Nikki is heard saying "same old family crap", but her lips mouth "same old family shit".

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Tango & Cash picture

Audio problem: When Tango and Cash first meet the Assistant Warden, somebody dubs over his voice and the words don't match his movement - and it is very obvious that it is not his voice. (00:45:00)

Bill McIntyre
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Road House picture

Audio problem: Dalton has just been awakened by a young woman bringing breakfast into his bedroom. Pay attention to his mouth when he moans. The first few moans appear to have been dubbed in, as his mouth is closed, yet they sound like they would have to be made with an open mouth. (00:20:45 - 00:31:05)

Jon Nicholas
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Batman picture

Audio problem: Unlike the second movie, the jet engine sound was not dubbed over the piston engine sound. The fact is, the jet engine in the Batmobile is a fake.

Sol Parker
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