Best comedy movie mistakes of 1990

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Ghost (1990)

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Continuity mistake: Where Swazye and Moore are at the pottery wheel, seconds after their hands and arms had been smeared with clay, they're clean.

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Revealing mistake: Near the middle of the movie Samantha Mathis is walking across the high school campus. The name of the high school in the movie is "Hubert Humphrey High School, " but behind her, above the library door, a sign says "Saugus High School Library". Shows better in 4.3 aspect.

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Continuity mistake: The morning after Vivian's first night at the hotel, room service brings breakfast. When she's eating a croissant it cuts to a shot of Edward, and when it cuts back to Vivian she's eating a pancake which goes from being half done, to being a whole pancake again.

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Revealing mistake: As Kevin is flying off the front porch on the toboggan, you can see the small wheels mounted on the bottom of the sled to aid in its "jump".

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Plot hole: At the end of the film, we see Edward carving ice sculptures in his mansion. How did he get the ice up there? First of all, it takes place in a warm climate and I didn't see a freezer up there in the castle. He couldn't have gotten ice from town because firstly he had scissors for hands and couldn't have gripped the ice. And, even if by some miracle he could, he wouldn't be able to buy any from town because everyone in town but Kim was convinced that Edward was dead, she told everyone that they killed each other. And Kim didn't bring it to him because she told her granddaughter in the end that she never saw him again after that night. So where did he get that ice?

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Continuity mistake: When Marty returns to 1985, he goes to his house and gets in his Toyota pick-up. Look closely behind his head when he first gets in the truck, there is no driver-side head rest. But when he picks up Jennifer, when they pull up to the stop sign the head rest is there.

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Revealing mistake: When the scientists inject the mouse with poison, they put it in a jar. The, after they place it down you can see someone's hand swap the jar for one containing a dead mouse. You can even hear it.

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Revealing mistake: When the lawn mower the heroes send off as a diversion crashes you can see a wire pulling it.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles picture

Revealing mistake: When three of the turtles are playing trivial pursuit and the fourth runs in to announce Splinter is alive, you can see a wire coming out of Raphael's shell. I guess it's for the animatronic head but it's clearly visible.

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Mermaids picture

Factual error: Cher complains that Astroturf is going to ruin baseball. Mermaids is set in 1963 when Astroturf was still being developed under the name Chemigrass. It wasn't christened Astroturf until it made its world debut on the floor of the Houston Astrodome in 1966.

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Look Who's Talking Too picture

Continuity mistake: When Molly takes Mikey into work and he is under the desk, Rona is still wearing her shoe. Yet when the scene changes, her shoe is missing when Mikey starts tickling her foot. Then when the boss realises that Mikey is under the desk, her shoe is back on. When the shot changes again, her shoe is off.

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Cry-Baby picture

Continuity mistake: When the Drapes are singing to Allison/Baldwin/Mrs. Vernon Williams, the song, "Gee, I Love that Girl" in the speeding cars, Hatchet-Face's gold earrings are on, then off, then on again. They are seen again in other scenes.

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the film John and Detective O'Hara are driving. She suddenly gets really sick, so John stops the car so she can get out. She runs and then throws up. When she comes back to the car she trips on a log that was never there before.

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr. crash upside down in the jungle, the windshield of the helicopter breaks out. When they release their belts, the windshield is visibly taped back together for them to crash through.

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DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp picture
DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp mistake picture

Continuity mistake: The telephone on Scrooge's desk briefly disappears after his maid delivers an invitation to the archaeological society ball.

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Continuity mistake: When Ford and Jazz are at the Colleen Sutton party, Jazz is asked to keep an eye on Colleen. Collen spots her and put a CD down her dress with the black end facing downwards. When Ford is taking the CD up from her dress the black end is now facing upwards.

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Krazlo
Three Men and a Little Lady picture

Continuity mistake: When the mother is putting icing on a cake she destroyed during baking, in the next shot she is shown walking over to Steve Guttenberg's animation table and the icing is gone from the cake.

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Nuns on the Run picture

Other mistake: When Casey's men are robbing the Triads, Abbott says "Don't move or you're dead." He then turns to his left, and while facing left, he shoots two of the red Mercedes' tires. However, he is standing directly behind the Mercedes, so it would be impossible for him to turn to his left and shoot two of the car's tires.

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Short Time picture

Continuity mistake: Dabney Coleman and the villain fight on the scaffolding on the side of a skyscraper high above the city. They are the only two people on the scaffold, but during the fight at the bottom of the screen you can clearly see a man's head.

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Gremlins 2: The New Batch picture

Factual error: When the Security Guard in the pump room gets bitten on the nose, he starts shooting with his revolver (a SIX shooter). Count the bangs. He manages to fire SEVEN times.

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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead picture

Revealing mistake: During the pirate attack, Rosencrantz sits up in bed, narrowly avoiding a sword that's thrust through the wall next to him. Just before the sword appears, the film jumps a little. It also jumps again just after the sword has been withdrawn and he lies back down. Clearly these two motions (him sitting up and down in bed and the sword appearing/disappearing) are two separate takes that were spliced together.

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Twotall
Joe Versus the Volcano picture

Continuity mistake: When DeDe walks into Joe's apartment at the end of their date, she places her handbag on the floor a few steps across from the door. When she comes back in to get the bag because she forgot it after she leaves, she reaches for the bag just inside the door.

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Packergirl
Another 48 Hrs. picture

Continuity mistake: At the end, when Jack shoots the main bad guy, he had already double-tapped somebody, but then shoots at least 5 more shots from a 6-shot revolver.

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Men at Work picture

Continuity mistake: As the guys sit down for a beer and start talking, the viewing angle is from behind the one listening. As they switch to the other one who's about to say something the two bottles of beer magically turn around so you can always read the front label, no matter from which side the scene is shot.

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My Blue Heaven picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Barney is headed home from work right before his wife leaves him for the athlete, the sun looks like it's morning sun. After about 30-45 seconds into the conversation with his wife why she is leaving, the sun changes to a late afternoon. It is very apparent on the mailbox. The shadows completely change direction in a matter of minutes.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the lizard gets away, and is riding in the elevator, it is shown alone in there. In the next shot from the back of the lizard, you can see the shadow of the handler or crew-member's head moving around on the top of the lizard.

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Continuity mistake: When Jimmy goes into the big house, he does not close the door, but while he is dancing you can see behind him the door open/close/open.

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Rodolfo Miguel
Cadillac Man picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Joey is showing one man a red car, when the man opens the car door to get in, a large white reflector screen and a crewmember holding it are reflected.

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Hamster
A Shock to the System picture

Revealing mistake: When Graham and Stella are in bed, the camera shows only their arms intertwined as if he's lying on top of her. She's gasping loudly in response to his thrusting, but their arms never move back and forth to reflect this, so it's clear they're not really having sex.

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Daz
Coupe de Ville picture

Continuity mistake: When Marvin is trying to get money to pay off the speeding ticket, Bobby reaches into his pocket with his left hand and takes the cigarette out of his mouth with his right hand. Both hands are in motion as this shot ends. The shot then switches to another angle, and Bobby now has the cigarette in his left hand, both arms already at his sides. There was no time to complete this move between shots.

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