Best fantasy movie mistakes of 1998

City of Angels picture

Continuity mistake: At the end of the film before Nicolas Cage jumps in the ocean, the sky is overcast. Once he is in the ocean, the sky is clear blue.

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Pleasantville picture

Factual error: When Reese Witherspoon's character is sitting at the desk reading, there is a cheerleading trophy and the cheerleader on it is wearing a mini skirt, - they didn't have mini skirts on the cheerleading outfits then.

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Jack Frost picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Charlie and the snowman (his dad) are getting chased by the bullies, the sled gets split in half into two sled pieces. But you can clearly see, that in some parts of this scene, Charlie is riding a real snowboard, and some parts, he is riding the half piece of sled.

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Ever After picture

Revealing mistake: While Danielle is up in the tree, the Gypsy punches Henry and when he flies backward and lands on his back Henry's scabbard (at his left) bends and flops around, despite the fact that his sword is sheathed, as seen in the following shots.

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Run Lola Run picture

Revealing mistake: When Lola screams and the glass clock smashes, you can see the small pellet that makes it shatter, go through the glass and then bounce off the wall.

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Practical Magic picture

Continuity mistake: When Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are getting ready to bring back Nicole Kidman's jerk boyfriend from the dead, they are going to put him on a counter that has towels and other stuff on it. The camera shows them picking him up and putting him on the counter, and when they do, the towels and stuff are all gone, without them clearing it off.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sabrina and Paul are sitting at a table in a cafe, when the camera is on Sabrina's face, behind her seems to be a perfectly dry and generally sunny day in Rome, but when the camera is on Paul, behind him shows people walking around with umbrellas and the ground is very wet.

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The Corridors of Time: The Visitors II picture
The Corridors of Time: The Visitors II mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Jacquouille gets frightened by the television set, he throws a statue in it, making the TV set explode. The blankets placed over the couches as well as various objects are sucked into the set. In the next shot, the couch right in front of the TV is still covered by its blanket, which disappears in the following shot.

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What Dreams May Come picture

Visible crew/equipment: Early in the movie when Robin Williams drives towards the tunnel where the accident happens, you can clearly see the shadow of the camera crane on the left side.

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas picture

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the film when they pick up the hitchhiker, after they drive off, the car is still in park.

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Ringu (1998)

Ringu picture

Revealing mistake: Near the end (DVD), when Sadako comes out of the TV, you can see where her finger extensions have been placed (you can see the join between her real finger and the fake one).

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Meet Joe Black picture

Continuity mistake: When Marcia Gay Harden is doing the final preparations for the party that night, she and Anthony Hopkins have a dialogue where they talk about favorites and children. Towards the end of the dialogue, she hugs him and the watch on her wrist says something like 10am. A minute later she hugs him again and the watch now says 12:25.

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The Legend of 1900 picture

Factual error: In the opening narrative about the first person to call out "America", as the ship passes the Statue of Liberty, it's traveling in the wrong direction - with the Statue entering the screen from the viewer's left and moving toward the right; a direction that would have taken the ship from Manhattan to Staten Island (or through the Straits into the Atlantic).

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Curtain Call picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Steve rejects Brad Conway's new book and Brad says "what is it exactly?" there is a boom mic visible.

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Quest for Camelot picture

Continuity mistake: When Garrett is jumping on the bobbing things we look down on him from above. He has one more thing to jump on before he reaches the other side. Then we see him from a different perspective and he has to jump 5 more.

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Mighty Joe Young picture

Continuity mistake: In the movie, notice how the red sport utility vehicle driven by Bill Paxton goes from shiny and clean to very dirty and dusty, from one shot to the next, all within the same scene.

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Tarzan and the Lost City picture

Visible crew/equipment: Just after Tarzan goes under the stone door, he finds the torches dropped by the bad guys. The flame from one of the torches is reflected in the camera lens, and was caught on tape. It looks like a single, unattached flame is hovering on the stone wall nearby. This is made even better when Tarzan picks up the torch and then drops it, the reflection follows his movements precisely.

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Revealing mistake: You can tell all shots in the parallel world where there is writing visible are simply regular shots being reversed because Molly Ringwald's watch and ring, which she wears on her left arm and hand, suddenly are on her right arm and hand. Especially obvious in the scene where she goes over work papers with Sandy.

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Halloweentown picture

Continuity mistake: When we first see the movie marquee before Marnie buys her broom in Halloweentown it says "Closed Forever" across the whole sign, but when Luke takes Marnie into the the theater later on, you see that the sign has moved to just one side.

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