Best action movie mistakes of 1998

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Blade (1998)

Blade picture

Continuity mistake: When Frost has the head pure-blood vampire on the beach, after he pulls out his first vampire tooth you see blood all over his mouth, but when it shows the closeup of him pulling out the other tooth, there is no blood.

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Armageddon picture

Factual error: During the scene where it shows people all over the world, just before the shuttles take off, it is daylight everywhere. It would actually be dark or near dark in parts of the world.

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Black Dog picture
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Continuity mistake: Toward the end when Crews runs in with Red he first knocks his right headlight out, later it is back in, then it's out again

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Saving Private Ryan picture

Continuity mistake: When they go to find Private Ryan there are eight of them, when they go to a French town and a solider picks up the little girl and he gets killed there are seven, right? Wrong. A few scenes later, the camera shows all eight of them marching on to the next town, only in a far away camera shot so it's hard to see.

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The Negotiator picture

Continuity mistake: At the end, the paramedics are taking Samuel L. Jackson into an ambulance. His head is toward the front of the ambulance but in the next shot, Jackson's head is at the back of the ambulance.

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Rush Hour picture
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Continuity mistake: When the young Chinese girl is kidnapped, while in the car, her tie is on. When she tries to fight the guy her tie is off in one shot, then back on again a few seconds later.

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Ronin (1998)

Ronin picture

Factual error: When Gregor shoots the guy in the car after nearly killing the little girl, blood sprays over the window, but there's no bullet hole. If the bullet exited his head, hence spraying blood, it should have gone through the window too.

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Jon Sandys
Pokemon: the First Movie picture

Character mistake: One of the other trainers said he rode over on a Pidgeotto, but it was a Pidgeot.

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The Thin Red Line picture

Visible crew/equipment: On the widescreen version of the film, near the beginning, Sean Penn is talking to a young G.I. that's worried. They are in the latrine area on the ship. While they talk, look in the mirror to the left. This is the most visible camera-on-film shot to date.

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The Mask of Zorro picture

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Captain Love and Antonio Banderas (as Zorro) meet in the hallway of the hacienda, two guards rush down the hallway and drop their rifles and swords. Zorro asks them to bend over and then proceed to kick/nudge them out the window. If you watch carefully, you'll notice that the guard on the right (furthest from Zorro) reacts to the kick too early.

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Who Am I? picture

Continuity mistake: When they are driving away in the white car they go on their side and drive around and then get flipped back up and there is no damage to the car whatsoever.

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The Siege picture

Continuity mistake: During the bedroom scene, Annett Benning is stroking her lover's chin. Depending on the camera angle (pointing at her or pointing at him) her hands switch from left to right and back to the left.

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Enemy of the State picture

Other mistake: When Will Smith checks into the hotel and his credit cards are invalid, we see that the time is 5:38 and it is daylight outside. The only problem with this is that it is supposed to be around December given all the Christmas decorations. It would be dark then in the Baltimore, not soaked with daylight.

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Mercury Rising picture

Continuity mistake: When Bruce is covering the boy while trains are passing either side of them, at first he has his right hand on top of the boy's head. Then in the next shot he has his hand to the side of his head in a different position. The film cuts back and forth between these shots.

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Lethal Weapon 4 picture

Deliberate mistake: During the big gun battle right before the last fight scene, Riggs is shown driving a forklift, and knocking over some barrels on top of Wah Sing Ku, leader of the Triads. When the forklift does the 180° turn, you can CLEARLY see that it is not Mel Gibson, but an Asian stunt man.

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Other mistake: When Daniel Baldwin carjacks the guy at the gas station (director Frank Darabont in a cameo) we can clearly see that his car is a Cadillac. However, in the end credits he is listed as "Man with Buick."

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Godzilla picture

Continuity mistake: Godzilla noticeably changes size throughout the movie. For example, she is shown lairing in a subway tunnel, but she cannot fit into the Hyde Park tunnel (taxicab scene), which is significantly larger than a subway tunnel. Also, compare the size of Godzilla's eye next to Matthew Broderick during the fish scene and Godzilla's death scene. The eye is way bigger in the latter.

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Six Days, Seven Nights picture

Continuity mistake: When Robin crashes the plane at the end of the film, it appears that she crashes it about 1/4 mile off shore. But when everyone runs out to the wrecked plane, it's just a few feet from the shoreline.

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Lynette Carrington
The Avengers picture

Revealing mistake: In his castle, Sir August de Winter has a world globe with Newfoundland mentioned twice.

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Dr Wilson
The Man in the Iron Mask picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the very first scene, the boom mic is very obvious at the top of the screen.

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Star Trek: Insurrection picture

Revealing mistake: In the beginning scene on the Bak'u planet the stone bridge bends under the weight of the child.

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Hard Rain picture

Factual error: When Christian Slater and Minnie Driver are trying to get out of the water before it reaches the transformer, there is a real big problem with this scene. If there really was a flood and it was rising that high, the city should have shut off the electricity to the entire city, to prevent any electric hazards that may happen in that situation.

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Small Soldiers picture

Continuity mistake: At the first meeting, Irwin puts down the two cardboard Gorgonites next to each other. During Larry's presentation they can be seen further apart and when Mr. Mars is describing his vision of smart toys they are further apart still.

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Lost in Space picture

Revealing mistake: During the attack of the Global Sedition on the space station at the beginning of the film, several objects can be seen with dark grey boxes around them - CGI artifacts. One clear time is when Ranger 1 is saying "Damn, can't shake him".

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Knock Off picture

Continuity mistake: In the tanker, the girl and the CIA guy are bound to the chairs. When the tanker is jolted and every person gets pushed away, the girl's hands come loose, as her chair is thrown. Yet in the next shot both her hands are tied again.

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U.S. Marshals picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where they are talking to Snipes girlfriend. Downey says he killed them with his bare hands and shows her a picture of a guy shot twice in the chest.

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The Big Hit picture

Continuity mistake: While the hitmen are kidnapping Nishi's daughter, we see her and her boyfriend in the back of the limo. As the boyfriend is trying to undress her we see that she is wearing ordinary white knickers. Then when Mark Wahlberg lets her use the bathroom, we see him pull her knickers up for her (she is handcuffed), which are now more like hotpants.

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Scrappy
Deep Rising picture

Continuity mistake: When Vivo finds Pantucci snooping around the cargo, he throws him to the middle of the mercenaries, and they all get around him, including T. Ray who smiles at him; when T. Ray smiles at Joey he is standing up, but when he gives the first kick he is sitting down.

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Wrongfully Accused picture

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, as Nelson plays his violin you can see a quiver on his back, the next scene it is gone.

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Legionnaire picture

Plot hole: Alain joins the Legion, goes through extensive training and eventually gets his photograph taken. That's how Galgani recognises him and sends two men to kill him. They arrive with a platoon at the fort just after Alain, Mackintosh and Luther. The photograph would have taken a while to get back to France and then the two men would have to go through the same training. So how do they both end up in the same fortress after they joined the legion long after Alain?

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