Best comedy movie mistakes of 1989

Major League picture

Continuity mistake: The batting order in the one-game playoff is Taylor-Dorn-Cerrano (as seen in the 7th), with Hayes batting before Taylor (as seen in the 9th). Cerrano hits the homer with two outs in the 7th, and Hayes is shown batting with nobody on, and two outs in the 9th. If they faced the minimum, Hayes would've been up with only one out (#5 batter gets the third out in the 7th, 6-7-8 batters get out in the 8th, and the #9 batter gets one out before Hayes). There's no way they could've gone through the line-up again without scoring a run. The furthest they could've gotten was the #8 batter (two spots before the leadoff Hayes) coming to bat in the 9th with two outs and nobody on.

01:23:30

The Gods Must Be Crazy II picture

Other mistake: Dr Anne wet her dress by dropping water on it and on next scene her dress is dry.

00:54:00 - 00:55:30

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Ghostbusters 2 picture

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

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When Harry Met Sally picture

Continuity mistake: During the first car ride scene Harry is spitting the seeds out the window. One of the shots shown of the car from the outside shows the window still up after he has rolled it down.

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National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation picture

Factual error: In the scene where Clark is working on the lights the full moon is shown. This is December 14th according to the advent calendar. On December 24th when Santa's sleigh goes sailing over the moon, it is still full.

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David Schaal
Back to the Future Part II picture
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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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Uncle Buck picture
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Continuity mistake: In the bowling alley, 'Pal' comes over to speak to Tia. During their conversation, the camera pans to Maisie throwing a bowling ball; however Tia is now sitting alone. Pal has disappeared.

00:40:10

Gary Robertson

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UHF (1989)

UHF picture

Factual error: George comes up with the idea to raise money via a public share issue in Channel 62 around mid-morning, and promptly announces the telethon on the air and by midnight of the same day they have the money they need. One problem. Even if George had access to a compliant attorney and Channel 62 was already a company authorised to issue shares, a public issue would take at least ten days to organise. There are all sorts of notice periods and filing dates to which the share issuer must adhere. I know - I've done it.

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Tango & Cash picture

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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Parenthood picture

Revealing mistake: During the first shot of Larry being pushed out of the car, it's blatantly a stunt double who is taller, thinner and has shorter hair than the actor.

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Look Who's Talking picture

Factual error: In the beginning sequence where they show the sperm first fertilizing the egg, it is biologically incorrect - only the head part of the sperm enters an egg, everything else stays on the outside and eventually dies off.

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Homer & Eddie picture

Continuity mistake: When Eddie tells Homer about the Wady robbery while they're driving along, there's a change from broad daylight to late dusk in mid-sentence.

00:33:05

NancyFelix

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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.

00:25:05

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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The Burbs picture

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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Turner & Hooch picture

Factual error: Hooch is a french mastiff. The dog he gets pregnant is a collie. Different breed dogs do not make purebred puppies. Hooch's pups would be part collie, part mastiff. In the end of the movie, one pup is pure mastiff like hooch and 4 are pure collies like their mother.

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amycamille1975
Police Academy 6: City Under Siege picture

Continuity mistake: When Harris is briefing the new group for the first time, Hightower loosens the leg of Harris' chair so that it breaks when Harris sits down. When Harris gets up from the middle of debris, the next shot shows an innocent looking Hightower and the chair is intact in front of him.

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Driving Miss Daisy picture

Revealing mistake: On the way to the party, near the end, they are supposed to be in Alabama when the car gets pulled over, but the officer's badge, shoulder patch, and car all say Georgia State Police.

00:51:45

Fletch Lives picture

Factual error: While Fletch is riding with the bikers, they stop at a stop sign where a family in a station wagon roll up their windows in fear. A sign at a service center in the background is the Castaic Junction, which is in the greater Los Angeles area. The movie is supposed to be taking place in Louisiana.

01:12:35

She-Devil picture

Continuity mistake: Ruth's pink checklist never looks quite the same throughout the movie. When she crosses "FAMILY" off her list, her line is crooked, but the next time they show the list, that line is very neat and straight. You can also see differences in the circles that she draws around the numbers. Sometimes the circles intersect the dashes, and sometimes they don't.

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Troop Beverly Hills picture

Continuity mistake: At the patch ceremony, Chica goes over to Phyllis to get some food and she has her patches on. The patches weren't given out until the next scene.

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The War of the Roses picture

Continuity mistake: In one shot, the small Asian figurine that Oliver tricks Barbara with is tied and knotted with string, but in the next quick shot, the string is gone.

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Weekend at Bernie's picture

Continuity mistake: Right before Richard discovers that Bernie is dead and Larry is talking about drugs becoming a career, "I watch the news. I read." There is a side/back view of Larry talking and neither his gestures or his mouth line up with what he is saying.

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Teen Witch picture

Continuity mistake: During the last scene, right before Louise takes off her necklace, Brad is seen dancing with his jacket on. Seconds later when we see him again he has his coat off and now he's on the side of the dance floor.

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Erik the Viking picture

Revealing mistake: During the Hy Brasil sinking sequence you can see a horizontal line in the water in the background, this is the edge of the water tank they used to film this sequence. It's also visible in several shots from the longship.

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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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Her Alibi picture

Continuity mistake: In one scene we are looking at a shopping complex known as Greenspring Station which Nina is being chased through. Somehow she winds up being chased through a K-Mart. Anyone familiar with the Baltimore area, where the movie was shot, knows for a fact that there is not a K-Mart anywhere near that ritzy section of town.

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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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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure picture

Continuity mistake: At one point, when they time-travel away from "1,000,000 B.C.", Bill is on the left inside the phone booth and Ted is on the right. When the camera switches away, then back, they've changed sides.

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