Best thriller movie mistakes of 1991

Terminator 2: Judgment Day picture
Terminator 2: Judgment Day mistake picture

Continuity mistake: The T-1000 punches his body through the window of a helicopter to get inside. An instant later, the hole in the windshield is gone.

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Backdraft picture

Continuity mistake: When the firefighters go to the house of the first backdraft "victim" you see that he has gone through the windshield of his car. But when we saw him opening his front door and getting hurled away from the house he didn't land anyway near the car.

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The Silence of the Lambs picture

Continuity mistake: Jodie Foster has very blue eyes. When they flashback to her childhood, when she is crossing the lawn to greet her father, the girl playing the young Clarice has dark eyes.

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New this week Suggested correction: Eye color also can change with age. This happens in 10 to 15 percent of the Caucasian population (people who generally have lighter eye colors).

Babies born with blue eyes can develop brown or darker eyes as melanin is produced. And while eye color can get lighter with age (older than Clarice usually), a child her age with brown eyes won't develop blue eyes. They could turn green maybe, but not the blue color seen.

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Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man picture

Other mistake: There is a patch on the jacket Harley (Rourke) wears, that appears and disappears throughout the movie. It's on the front lower right side. It is there when he's standing outside their friends' bar with Marlboro, it's gone when they are inside.

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Character mistake: After Pookie is killed (with his eyes open) and the bomb is strapped to him, he blinks his eyes.

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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare picture

Revealing mistake: When John tries to stop the van while Maggie is driving, because he sees the small girl in the road, as the van screeches around the road, you can see the road is covered in tyremarks from previous takes.

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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country picture

Continuity mistake: When Captain Kirk and the shape shifter are fighting on the planet (the shape shifter looks exactly like Kirk). They are rolling through the snow about to roll over Bones. In one shot, it looks like they will roll over his feet first, and then the rest of his body. In the next shot, it is a little closer and they roll over Bones' right arm first and not his feet first.

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The Last Boy Scout picture

Continuity mistake: After the limo crashed and Joe is standing next to it, take a look at the rear wheel of the limo. In one shot it isn't moving, in the next shot it is. This keeps alternating a few times.

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JFK (1991)

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Factual error: In the scene where there is a train passing, the cars are marked "Burlington Northern." There was NO Burlington Northern until 1970, 7 years AFTER the shooting.

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Visible crew/equipment: The boom mic and even the boom pole are visible when Sugita and Chris ask Barry for messages at the hotel reception.

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Sleeping with the Enemy picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Ben knocks on "Sarah's" back door with the apples, the sides of her hair are up and it is evident that there are no visible bruises on her face. However, the next evening at dinner, "Sarah" has her hair down and after moving her hair, a large, fresh bruise is observed by Ben. If this bruise was present, it would have been seen the night before when "Sarah's" hair was 1/2 up.

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Child's Play 3 picture

Visible crew/equipment: At the beginning when Chuckie is turning on all the toys in the office, he flies a helicopter and the string is so visible its funny. The helicopter then crashes and you can still see it. In the next shot the man looks at it and there is no string.

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Eve of Destruction picture

Other mistake: When Eve runs into the BMW from behind, the guy slams into his steering wheel. When you are hit from behind, you will slam backwards into your seat.It happens twice, the third time the airbag deploys and stays inflated (real airbags deflate in a second, they are not balloons).

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Cape Fear picture

Continuity mistake: When De Niro first meets Nolte's lady-friend, they are having a conversation in a bar or restaurant. As the camera goes from De Niro to the woman, the woman's top blouse button is open in one shot, then closed, then open, etc.

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Thelma and Louise picture

Continuity mistake: At the western bar Louise is drinking a margarita. As the shot goes back and forth between Thelma & Louise, the contents of the drink magically decrease and increase again. The level of Thelma's coke rises as well, when Harlan leaves them.

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Under Suspicion picture

Continuity mistake: In a few scenes we see in the background BT Telephone boxes this film is set in the 1960's so why are the boxes new with the new BT logo on them. In fact, BT boxes at all? It didn't exist then.

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Double Impact picture

Revealing mistake: During the car smuggling scene where Van Damme is fighting on the boat one of the thugs slides/falls against the side of one of the cars. If you look closely, you can see the side view mirror on the car is made of rubber.

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Point Break picture

Revealing mistake: During the night surfing scene notice that the sun is evident in the background (look closely it does not appear long). There are also shots where you can see clouds and faint blue sky. Moments later you see Keanu and Lori sitting in the water with completely different lighting which was actually taken at night and further distinguishes that the surfing shots were not actually done at night time. I heard the scene was shot during the day with a filter so it looked like it was shot at night.

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Guilty by Suspicion picture

Continuity mistake: When Larry is burning his books he throws one at Dorothy who is looking out of the window. The upper right part of a window pane breaks, but in the next shot the left side is broken.

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NancyFelix

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F/X2 (1991)

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Revealing mistake: When Rollie is hanging from the ladder and the bolt breaks, you can see the smoke from the exploding bolt.

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Ian Hunt

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Run (1991)

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Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the movie two of the mob goons are dangling Patrick Dempsey over the rooftop. After a brief scuffle Dempsey is hanging on by one of the men's pants, which are ripped down to his ankles. When it shows the pantless goon fall off it cuts to inside where the mob boss sees him through the window, but his pants are now pulled up.

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Out For Justice picture

Continuity mistake: When Richie shoots Bobby on the sidewalk, after he spits on him, he walks to the road to get into the red sports car. Bobby's wife then runs over and gets on her knees to attend to Bobby, there is no red sports car on the road in the background, but in the next shot it shows Richie getting into the car and taking off from the position the car was originally waiting.

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Dead Again picture

Revealing mistake: During the beginning, as the newspaper headlines roll, the small text in the articles is actually the same text repeating itself over and over again, something like: "an investigation issued."

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Wedlock picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Frank and Tracy are about to surrender at the hotel and the cops start shooting, Frank yells "What the hell is going on here?" Frank then hides behind the car and you briefly can see the boom mike reflected in the car window.

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Shattered picture

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of the film when Abby and Neil sit down at the table drinking wine, the amount of wine in Abby's glass changes from almost full to almost empty between shots.

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Ricochet picture

Factual error: In the scene where Earl is fighting the other prisoner, he is using a "sword" made from a bar of metal, it has a blade that is well over 2 feet long from the tip to the hilt. At the end of the fight the other prisoner is standing with his back against a solid concrete pillar, but Blake somehow manages to shove the "sword" through him all the way up to the hilt. This wouldn't be possible unless Blake were somehow able to shove the bar into the concrete.

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Dolly Dearest picture

Character mistake: In the very first scene, in the first shot you see a sign in Spanish that says "NO PASE por orden del departamento de arquiologia". The correct Spanish word is arqueologia.

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