Best crime movie continuity mistakes of 1990

Robocop 2 picture

Continuity mistake: At the start of the movie when the gun store is being robbed, one of them fires a portable rocket launcher at the police car, causing it to roll over and spin. As it comes to a stop just outside the store, it's visible that the driver's side window has been blown out, and the vehicle interior is visible, however when the same guy prepares to fire the bazooka to finish it off, the window has returned and is completely intact.

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Home Alone picture

Continuity mistake: When Kevin goes to the grocery, he buys Tide detergent. While walking home, the two bags break, but no Tide detergent falls out.

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Darkman picture

Continuity mistake: When Peyton returns to his lab after its destruction, a burnt picture of him and Julie is on the floor. The destroyed picture shows half of Peyton's face missing. After finding a new place to stay, when the picture is put into the scanner, more of Peyton's face is visible.

00:28:10 - 00:30:40

Pacific Heights picture

Continuity mistake: When Melanie Griffith comes home from the jail, as she opens the door you can actually see there's no wall, it's just the door.

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Goodfellas picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene that Karen is too afraid to take the clothes and the license plate falls off, there is a shot of the windshield which is close enough to reveal the fake registration sticker made for the era in which the movie was represented. The problem is though that not only is it obvious that the sticker is applied on the outside of the window, but the current sticker (inside the window) is larger than the movie prop and can be seen as a "frame" around the other.

02:11:30

Edward Scissorhands picture

Continuity mistake: Before Edward is looking at the family pictures you can see some scars on his face are open, when the camera focuses back on him the scars are closed.

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Presumed Innocent picture

Continuity mistake: When the reporters surround Harrison Ford, there are no tapes in the tape recorders.

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Kindergarten Cop picture

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.

00:19:45

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Continuity mistake: As Harrigan is walking away from King Willie in the alley, Willie turns toward him to say, "Prepare yourself." His face is well-lit. In the next shot, Willie is facing away in the background and his head is entirely in shadow. He's turned and lit again for his next line.

00:47:00

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Internal Affairs picture

Continuity mistake: When Richard Gere is driving through the city in his Corvette convertible, he starts with the top down, then you see the car with the hard top bolted on, then again without.

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The Hot Spot picture

Continuity mistake: When Harry Maddox is about to go for a ride with Dolly Harshaw, he reaches for his shirt and is mesmerized by the legs of his other love interest, Gloria Harper. Gloria catches Harry admiring her, with her head turned backwards, cigarette poised near her lips. In the frames immediately preceding this moment, she clearly does not have a cigarette, lit or unlit, anywhere near her.

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Hard to Kill picture

Continuity mistake: When Segal and LeBrock are being chased across the field, and they drive the jeep through a gazebo, Segal is driving. However for a split second as the jeep passes through the gazebo Segal is in the driver seat of a right side steered jeep. The license plate also switches sides but reads correctly (left-to-right) indicating that the shot is not mirrored.

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Nuns on the Run picture

Continuity mistake: During the chase scene, Abbott shoots a member of the Triads in the leg. A police car arrives and cuts across the road, parking within several feet of the flaming car. Three shots later we see the police car is about twenty feet away from the flaming car, and is on the opposite side of the road.

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Death Warrant picture

Continuity mistake: At the jail bus arrival, the new African American inmate (with orange suit, as the other new ones) is getting off the bus handcuffed and wearing sleek black glasses, next shot, the glasses are gone (handcuffs still on).

00:10:18

Miller's Crossing picture

Continuity mistake: When Bernie pays a visit to Tom after he decided not to kill him, Bernie has a pistol lying on the small table next to the armchair he is sitting on. When Bernie is talking first the gun is white, but when the shot changes to Tom and back to Bernie the pistol somehow turns into a black one.

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Nikita (1990)

Nikita picture

Continuity mistake: After Bob gives Nikita her present at the restaurant, he puts his glass of champagne down twice between shots.

00:40:55

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Marked For Death picture
Marked For Death mistake picture

Continuity mistake: In the closing scene, Seagal is carrying the Jamaican policeman with his head to Seagal's right and the man's left arm is around Seagal's shoulder. When the view changes to the rear, the man's head is to Seagal's left and his right arm is around Seagal's shoulder.

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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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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Raphael stops to listen while carrying a KO'd April through sewer tunnels, her position in Raph's arms reverses between shots. Furthermore, April is obviously played by a doll in this scene, since her limbs jiggle quite unnaturally when Raph moves.

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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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The Grifters picture

Continuity mistake: When Lily breaks into Roy's apartment, she unscrews two small light bulbs in the fixture next to the front door, throwing that whole end of the hallway into darkness. When Roy returns home, he opens the door and the hallway is brightly lit again.

01:32:45 - 01:34:15

Too Young to Die? picture

Continuity mistake: After Mike punches Billy and pushes him down onto the bar, Billy stands up and shakes the popcorn from his face. The camera angle changes, and now Billy has more popcorn stuck to his face than he ever had before.

00:23:45

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Maniac Cop 2 picture

Continuity mistake: In the strip club, the serial killer puts the dollar bill in the dancer's g-string twice.

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Quick Change picture

Continuity mistake: Bill Murray has fewer balloons when he enters the bank than when he's outside.

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Miami Blues picture

Continuity mistake: When Baldwin kills the guy in the barber shop, he uses a Desert Eagle, a semi automatic pistol, yet it never ejects any shells.

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Dick Tracy picture

Continuity mistake: Dick Tracy and Kid narrowly escape the exploding boiler at Tess' apartment building. They leap to the ground a second before it explodes. As the dust settles, Tracy pushes himself to his feet - to reveal explosion debris that was already underneath him.

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The Rescuers Down Under picture

Continuity mistake: When McLeach discovers Cody in the hole, McLeach reaches in with his shotgun to help Cody out. It would have to be a very large gun to reach into the bottom of the hole, yet when Cody is pulled out, the gun is shown to be quite small.

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Blue Phoenix
The Freshman picture

Continuity mistake: About five minutes before it ends,Bruno Kirby is sitting down at a table talking to Maximillian Schell and others. He loosens his tie, which lays to his right. The camera cuts away from him, then back to him, and his tie is on the left.

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King of New York picture

Continuity mistake: In the car chase, the right headlight gets knocked out in the dark sedan, but later shots of the chase show both headlights working on all three cars.

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