Best romance movie mistakes of 1993

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Other mistake: In the scene where Madonna is pouring candle wax on Defoe, once they start having sex (with Madonna on top), you can clearly see Defoe's penis poking out where it shouldn't. I realise they're not actually having sex, but shouldn't it be taped up out of site?

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Continuity mistake: When Curly Bill is shooting up the town while drunk, he fires about 10 more rounds than his six shooter can hold without reloading, and still has a round remaining when he shoots Marshal Fred White. In the 1880 court hearing held after Marshal White's death, Curly Bill still had 5 rounds remaining in his pistol.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the fight scene on the stairs near the end of the movie, the camera shot looks up and there is a security camera mounted up in the corner.

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Dave (1993)

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning, when the president lands in the helicopter, the shots go back and forth between the rotors spinning, and the rotors stopped.

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Continuity mistake: In a scene where Marisa Tomei visits Christian Slater at his home, she unties her scarf. A minute later, it is shown tied. Then she unties it for a second time.

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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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Factual error: While in the convenience store, watch the arcade screen the punks are playing, they are getting very excited about the game, however anyone who has played StreetFighter 2 will notice that they are merely looking at the demo version and even the words "insert coins" are displayed on the screen. Still, if it makes them happy...

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Clarence is cleaning Alabama's wounds outside the airport (after she gets beaten up by and subsequently kills her would-be hitman), a large gaping cut seen on the left side of her face in one scene is gone in the next and does not reappear.

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Factual error: The sun is up when the alarm clock goes off at 6AM. On that latitude, in early February, it'd be dark outside.

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Suggested correction: On that latitude on the 2nd of February it will be what they call "Nautical twilight" at 6AM. That isn't dark, but quite light already. As you can see in the movie, it's correct. The movie was shot in Illinois, which is about the same latitude.

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For Punxsutawney on February 2nd, "Nautical Twilight" is from 6:23am to 6:56am, and "Astronomical Twilight" is from 5:51am to 6:23am (sunrise is 7:25am), so at 6am there would be just a hint of slight brightening in the sky, and no usable light hitting the ground. Nothing like what Phil sees outside his window. That said, the amount of light shown is a necessary artistic change for the plot of the movie so while technically incorrect, I don't really consider a "mistake."

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Continuity mistake: When Sam is making grilled cheese sandwiches with the ironing board and iron, he finishes one sandwich and places it on top of another on the side table. After Joon's explanation of cheese and culture the camera cuts back to Sam placing another finished sandwich on the side table on the same place that he placed the first but there is only one sandwich there where there should be two.

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Revealing mistake: Doesn't it seem odd to anyone that the crops hadn't been reaped by Thanksgiving in South Dakota?

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Continuity mistake: At the carnival, when the boy is standing in line for tickets, the girl he likes has her hair hanging straight. In the next shot, it's tied back in a ponytail.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Maggie goes to the restaurant with Bob, he offers her the case where the weapon is. Bob says, 'It's loaded'. Close inspection shows the clip chamber is empty (not loaded), and a cartridge clip is positioned beside the weapon in its tailored slot in the custom case. Maggie closes the case and says, 'I don't understand.' After Bob explains what she is to do, then leaves, Maggie opens the case again and suddenly there's a clip in the weapon (loaded) and another one beside it. The weapon was not loaded when she looked the first time.

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Continuity mistake: During one of the piano lessons, Baines tries to force Ada to lie on the bed next to him. When she tries to leave, he holds her back, pulls her blouse down about the shoulders, and it tears in the back. When she gets up later, the blouse is whole again.

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Other mistake: During Waverly's second chess match, her opponent says "check" (and play continues) even though it is checkmate.

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Continuity mistake: When Walter (Robert Duval) is shaving Frank (Richard Harris), notice how the shaving foam on the upperlip disappears before the upperlip has even been shaved and then suddenly reappears in the next shot where the upperlip is shaved.

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Visible crew/equipment: In one shot when Annie and Walter are speaking in front of a shop window, you can see the cameraman's reflection. You even see him pivot his torso to follow the actors as they walk offscreen.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene, towards the end of the movie, Billy Baldwin is running down the street chasing the cab that the girl he wants is in. His shirt changes from having a pocket to not having a pocket. The colour also changes from yellowish to more brownish.

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Other mistake: After Molly crashes the taxi, she is standing outside in the bitter cold. Yet you never see her breath (vapor) when she is speaking or when she is huffing and puffing when confronted by the wolf.

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Indian Summer picture

Continuity mistake: This movie has many flashbacks to the late 1970s or early '80s, but in one scene the little boy is in his pajamas and it depicts symbols of NHL teams. Half, if not most of those teams were not around at that time.

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Continuity mistake: In the hotel scene where Darby calls Gavin to give him the instructions to meet her the next day, he eats one of the chocolates on his pillow and throws it down. They show a close up of the chocolates. After Khamel murders Gavin, he walks to the bed, pulls the recording device and eats one of the chocolates. They are now in a different spot on the bed.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Gilbert and his buddy's are eating in the cafe. The first time you see the undertakers bowl of cereal, it keeps changing from full to empty several times.

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Sliver (1993)

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Revealing mistake: After Naomi is thrown from her balcony in the beginning, the blood on her face has beaded down her face and is staining her blouse. This is impossible being that the injuries she received happened less than a second before and she landed face down after going through the glass, so the blood couldn't have ran down her face in that direction.

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Continuity mistake: When Charlie asks for the check in the restaurant, the check is brought and he reaches for it with his left hand. When Tony protests that he'd take care of the check, there is a shot from in front of Charlie and his *right* hand is trying to grab the check. It continues to switch between shots until Harriet grabs the check and pays for it herself.

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Continuity mistake: When Jack shows Joseph the first hornworm the way he is holding the tobacco leaf changes when the camera goes from close-up to a wider shot.

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NancyFelix
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Continuity mistake: After Bruce proposes to Andrea and he drops her off at home, she is wearing the ring on her left hand when she is inside his car. But once she steps out of it, the ring completely disappears.

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Continuity mistake: The last shot, when the camera pans away from the front door of the house, appears to be taken from a helicopter, and a modern 1990's white car can be seen parked behind the property in a courtyard. The shot was meant to be at the end of WW2. There's also a motorway in the background with lots of fast moving traffic.

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Other mistake: In the second wedding scene, as Don Pedro and Claudio are walking up the aisle you can see an extra jumping over the benches on the left-hand side of the screen. He clears the first one, but trips on the second and falls flat on his face.

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Continuity mistake: During the final fight between Jean-Claude and the bad guy, they are both holding onto a shotgun. Initially the barrel of the gun is in J-C's left hand. But without either of them letting go of the gun, suddenly the gun switches end-for-end and the stock of the gun is in J-C's left hand. It looks like they probably re-filmed the last of the fight so the bad guy could use his right hand to hit J-C with the butt-end of the gun.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Doug is pitching his idea to Christian, they are outside on the terrace of the hotel. As Christian is walking inside, he walks past some windows and you can see the camera and the crew in the reflection.

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