Best movie plot holes of 1993

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Plot hole: After Mario and Luigi have defeated Bowser, Daisy's father and the man in New York re-evolve back to their human forms. This makes no sense as it is never explained, and none of the goombas or Koopa troopas ever revert.

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Plot hole: At the end of the film Woody shows what a nice chap he is by spending the 'tainted' million dollars at a charity auction. He's just made his problems much worse - he paid his solicitor a large fee to arrange the deal, so he hasn't got a million in the bank. That cheque is going to bounce so fast it will crack the plaster on the roof of the bank, and bouncing a million dollar cheque is a serious criminal offence in the US. (There is no way enough interest could have built up to cover the difference, either).

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Plot hole: After Max and Allison rescue Dani from the witches, Max is driving his parents' car. Winifred flies up along side of them and asks Max to show her his driver's permit. How would she know about driving permits, since she's been dead for 300 years?

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Plot hole: The opaque red lined map that Otomo retrieves from his first fight is ridiculous. Why would people who know where the hidden base is be carrying around a map on them (which shows a route so basic that they'd have to be brain-dead not to be able to remember it anyway) just so that conveniently one of their enemies can get it?

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Plot hole: This happens after Gabe has killed the guy in the cavern and is reaching for the radio. We hear Frank trying to reach them, so they must be on the same frequency. Then, Hal finds out that a bomb has been planted, grabs a radio from the bad guys and starts yelling for Gabe to get out of the cavern because of the bomb. Why didn't Frank hear any of this on his headset?

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Plot hole: It seems unlikely that Debbie would have managed to take the photographs of her husbands' murders she shows the Addams family at the end, especially considering the angle of the shot of the surgeon. He's not looking at the cam so she wasn't holding it.

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Plot hole: A nuclear armed stealth fighter is accidentally sent back in time to 1940's Nazi Germany. After the Nazis capture it, two days later they drop a nuclear bomb on the United States. There are several basic problems here. Firstly, if the Nazis captured advanced technology, wouldn't they spend more time taking the plane apart and interrogating the captured pilot? How on earth did they manage to train a pilot to fly the stealth in such a short length of time? And how did the stealth fighter manage to reach the U.S. from Germany when in-flight refuelling was unknown then?

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Plot hole: Carlito's cousin was killed in the beginning at the sleazy bar, but you can see him walking down the stairs before Carlito goes to the train platform. The background is blurred but you can tell it's him.

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Plot hole: It is firmly established in the last half of the film that movie characters and movie weapons do inflict damage and death in the real world. However, early in the film, a bundle of dynamite comes straight through the movie screen and explodes in the real world movie theatre. That quantity of dynamite should have gutted the theatre, easily; but, when Danny Madigan and Jack Slater cross from the movie world back into the real world, there is absolutely no damage to the theatre.

Charles Austin Miller
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Coneheads picture

Plot hole: Michael McKean quits pursuing Beldar and approximately 15 years pass as indicated by Connie growing up, yet when you see McKean again and his assistant, they have not aged at all.

William Bergquist
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The Firm picture

Plot hole: In Cayman, Abby drugs Avery's drink at dinner. It takes effect as they return to the bungalow, and Avery passes out on the foot of the bed, fully clothed. In the next shot, Abby is in the kitchen, carrying the Mafia files. The bedroom is seen in the background, only now Avery is under the covers and without a shirt. After being knocked out by a "Mickey Finn," he wouldn't wake up, undress, and get into bed. Nor would Abby be able to do this - he is too heavy and bulky for her to move and undress alone, plus she would not have enough time to do that and also transport the many files, get them copied, and return them to the bungalow before Avery awoke. Avery would also be suspicious, knowing he was ill and had passed out atop the bed, but awoke undressed under the covers.

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Plot hole: It would seem to go against Secret Service procedure (as well as National Security) for an agent like Frank to give such an openly candid interview to a magazine such as Esquire.

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American Yakuza picture

Plot hole: When the Yakuza are trying to do a deal with the hippy guy in the warehouse, a shootout ensues. The CCTV cameras are right there on the action, zooming in and following people. But who was there to control them, when the camera operator was involved in the shootout? (00:40:00)

Daz
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Plot hole: In Weekend at Bernie's one, Larry takes Bernie's watch and never puts it back on the body. In Weekend at Bernie's II, he gets the watch at the morgue after it's been taken off the body, and signs for it. How did the watch get back on the body?

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Killing Zoe picture

Plot hole: There is a guard stationed in the time lock vault without oxygen. Also, if the vault was supposed to be that secure, why were there simple bars protecting the back entrance?

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Demolition Man picture

Plot hole: When Spartan jumps through the window in the excavation scene of the museum, he crashes into a room with bottles of drink on the shelves. Surely this room too would have been filled in and the window smashed during the earthquake, and the museum wouldn't have bothered to excavate it as it can't be seen from above due to the blanked out window. So what is that room doing there? (00:49:20)

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Plot hole: Andy is interrogated by the detective after the latest rape, as evidence in this one points to him. Problem is, the cop mentions that all the victims had visited Andy's office before their attacks. In real life, with information like that, he would have been a suspect and subject to questioning from the very first incident.

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Plot hole: Darby goes to great pains to get out of the country, to where no one will know where she is but Grantham. But upon reaching her "secret" destination, a van pulls up to the plane and a man gets out and hands them an envelope with a copy of the front page of the Washington Hearld with their breaking story and both their names as by-lines. That couldn't happen unless other people besides Grantham and the pilots knew her destination.

Sheri Hartman
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Plot hole: Even though Rita left the choir early into rehearsal for the contest, and her mother took her music away to prevent her practising before she had learned it, she still manages to know the song by heart and the dance routine perfectly when she rejoins her friends last minute. She couldn't have perfected her performance in the time she had.

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Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday picture

Plot hole: After Steven breaks out of prison, he goes to Jason's home. Then Jessica's boyfriend shows up talking on the phone and he says he will ask Jessica for permission to shoot their show at Jason's house. He should know that Jessica doesn't know she is a relative of Jason.

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