Best romance movie mistakes of 1989

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The Little Mermaid pictureThe Little Mermaid mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Carlotta brings the plates for the meal they all have a dome cover with a top handle, but when Sebastian runs across the table those handles have changed. (00:54:50)

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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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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Ouiser sits and lets out a belch, if you look in the mirror, you can catch her laughing.

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Continuity mistake: When Lloyd calls Diane's house for the first time to ask her out, he gives her father his phone number as 555-1342 (several times), but later when Diane is reading her list of messages, Lloyd's number is listed as 555-2342. (00:12:40 - 00:15:50)

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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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Visible crew/equipment: Towards the end of the film, Beau and Jeff Bridges are getting into a fighting match in an alley. As Jeff shoves Beau into a chain-link fence, you get a full and un-obstructed view of the boom holder and his microphone on the other side of the fence; just inches from Beau.

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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. (01:43:20)

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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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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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Revealing mistake: When Annette Bening climbs out of the bathtub, you can see that she is naked underneath her bathing gown. When she gets back into the bathtub, you can see that she is wearing black underwear beneath her gown.

Mark Bernhard
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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Shirley and her daughter Milandra argue about Shirley going on holiday, Milandra gets out of bed and dresses quickly, her shirt is tucked into her jeans. She walks out and the camera angle changes to a view of her front, her shirt is now loose outside her jeans.

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Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! pictureEddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! mistake picture

Visible crew/equipment: After Rick is introduced to Lew Eisen, when Eddie/Joe sees Lew he tries to evade him. When Rick catches up with Eddie, there are at least five actors' T-marks visible on the ground. (01:29:20)

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Revealing mistake: In a shower scene, the camera moves to a point which allows us to see the shorts that Dexter is wearing to keep his modesty.

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Continuity mistake: After the girls arrive in Myrtle Beach and are getting ready to go out, Luannne has ratted Carson's hair really big, when Meliana takes over doing Carson's hair, in just a few strokes it is much flatter.

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Continuity mistake: When Dorinda comes to see Pete off the last time she throws her bike on the runway. When it falls down the front wheel turns so that it almost points backwards, but when she picks it up later it points ahead. (00:31:30)

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Continuity mistake: Near the end of the movie, Larry is watching Maria at the wedding reception. The flowers change on Maria's table, and a plate and glass appear.

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Factual error: In the opening scene when the guys are shooting craps, Little Quick shoots the large man squarely between the eyes. The man wasn't looking downward and it would have been impossible for a 4 foot tall kid to shoot a 6 foot tall man at that angle squarely in the forehead.

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Continuity mistake: When Philip surprises Alex and Corrine undressing in the living room, Corrine throws her panties in the air and they land on Philips' head. Philip pulls the panties off his head and throws them down. After a quick cut to the surprised Alex and Corrine, the camera cuts back to Phillip with the panties magically back on his head.

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Other mistake: Near the end of the movie there is a montage scene of acceptance letters being printed followed by the reactions of the various people who received the letters. Despite these form letters being sent on the same day the date on some of the letters is April 11, 1988 and the date on others say April 11, 1989.

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Factual error: The song "Do You Wanna Funk?" by Sylvester, was released in 1982. However, the film uses this song in a dance club scene which the film identifies occurring on July 3,1981.

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