Best sci-fi movie mistakes of 1996

Independence Day picture
Independence Day mistake picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Dr. Okun is about to unlock "the vault", and says, "The freak show," a crewmember wearing a black and white striped shirt is hiding under the vault's floor, right behind Okun. (Only visible on fullscreen DVD.)

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Super Grover
Sonic the Hedgehog picture

Continuity mistake: When Sonic and Tails are fighting metal Robotnik, he shoots glue at Tail's tail. Tails says he can't fly to help Sonic, but when he gets the piece of concrete to surf across the water on you can see that his tails are not glued together.

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Star Trek: First Contact picture
Star Trek: First Contact mistake picture

Factual error: In the scene where Picard opens a viewing port and shows Lilly that she is in a starship orbiting Earth he shows her New Guinea and Australia. New Zealand is missing.

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The Nutty Professor picture

Visible crew/equipment: At the party towards the end, Sherman leaves and Carla comes after him. As she runs toward him, the battery pack slides down her leg.

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amycamille1975
Space Jam picture

Continuity mistake: As paramedics inflate Jordan's assistant Stan Podolak following his lone bucket, the scoreboard shows the Monstars ahead 77-67 with 10 seconds remaining. Yet following his treatment and the surprise entrance of Bill Murray, the score has changed to 77-76 with no time having elapsed.

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THGhost
Barb Wire picture
Barb Wire mistake picture

Revealing mistake: When Barb is in the bubble bath, you can see the strap from a G-string she is wearing.

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Mars Attacks! picture

Other mistake: When the general passes the clipboard to the President to sign the nuclear release, the clipboard is actually upside-down.

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Multiplicity picture

Continuity mistake: When Michael Keaton is talking to his wife he picks up Froot Loops, then a second later he picks up Cheerios.

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Tremors 2 picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the Graboid is pulling the truck you can see that there is a gunrack and a gun in it. Right before they are about to hit the rock you can see that the gun falls off of the gunrack. The gun goes on and off the rack between the following shots.

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s1neater
Escape From L.A. picture
Escape From L.A. mistake picture

Other mistake: As Plisken escapes in the hijacked chopper, Quervo Jones picks up a bazooka and prepares to fire on it. As Fast Eddy shoots him through the chest, watch the bazooka. You can see right through the barrel. In other words, there is no ammo in the weapon.

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Mystery Science Theatre 3000 picture

Revealing mistake: After the second movie sign, when everyone gets into the theater and sits down, there's a very obvious cut, as all the characters cut immediately from the position that they sat down in to a completely different position.

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csteel310
The Island of Dr. Moreau picture

Continuity mistake: Montgomery's shirt, when he is ripping pages out of a book, is blue. However, when Azazello takes the gun from his hunting vest, his shirt is white.

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The Arrival picture

Continuity mistake: In one scene, Zane disturbs a lecture on terraforming at JPL and gets thrown out by security guards. Later on in the movie, somewhere in a Mexican bar, Zane and Ilana are discussing global warming. In a flashback Zane remembers the lecture at JPL. Strange thing, however, he can even remember a part of the lecture which was given at a time when he had already been thrown out.

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Carnosaur 3: Primal Species picture

Continuity mistake: The terrorist blow up many Jeeps when they ambush the military in the opening scenes. The problem is, they blow up more Jeeps than are in the convoy. When the terrorists steal the truck that was being escorted by the military convoy, we can see there were 3 Jeeps. But during the ambush scene, there are a lot more than that blown up by terrorists using weapons.

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AidanN
Hellraiser: Bloodline picture

Revealing mistake: When Le Merchant is offended by his wife's comments and puts the Lament Box into the travel chest, a section of the gold veneer on it has bent upwards.

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Doctor Who: The Movie picture

Continuity mistake: When Grace is operating on the Doctor, the tray holding the surgical tools is at the end of the operating table, in the next shot (from an aerial view), you can see that the tray is over the Doctor's feet.

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Black Mask picture

Visible crew/equipment: A safety cable and harness are visible during the fight scene, on top of the industrial complex.

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Unforgettable picture
Unforgettable mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When David goes into the Dodson Hotel to look for Eddie, the glass door he enters through is completely normal. When he runs out chasing Eddie, he goes out the same entrance and this time the right glass door has a huge hole and is shattered.

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Loudomvis
Darkman III: Die Darkman Die picture

Plot hole: When Peyton/Darkman is showing Bridget how the liquid skin works, he drips a small amount onto his burnt finger, and it solidifies. However, when he drops it onto his finger, it magically shapes itself into a replica of a perfect, undamaged finger. This makes no sense, as it is simply a liquid and is not being molded by any forces. Hence, it should not look like a perfect finger.

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