Best romance movie mistakes of 1998

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Continuity mistake: The envelope with the letter for Amanda is suddenly in a very good condition as it ends up in the peanut bowl... even though it has been in the trash, had chewing gum attached to it, been trodden on, had a beer barrel rolled over it, etc....

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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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New this week Suggested correction: This is wrong, the scene is set up as a montage with time lapse, if I recall correctly. Meaning there were days passing and one critical aspect of all Story that this site obviously would miss is time dilation. In books we don't notice how the passage of time is redefined by the brain to have a smooth course even though there are similar problems to describing all day all over the world people looked up at the strange object by the sun...At the same time? No. But your mind reads it in a way that makes sense. With movies, sometimes the bullets switch frames slower to hit the guy in the head when we saw too long a time beforehand the good guy pull his trigger.

The scene is not a time lapsed montage. It's meant to show people listening to the announcement being broadcast throughout the world prior to the launch. It has nothing to do with books or slow motion filming.

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Plot hole: In the end of the film it is heard the police want to exhume the body of Charles Lee Ray from his grave site in New Jersey. Now when Chucky and the crew get to the grave site they find and kill a coroner who is digging up the body. He is the only one there at 1am, by himself, a lonely coroner without any police officers, after all this is a police investigation and I doubt the cops would have him there alone. Then right at the end the Detective who is hunting them arrives. Now he is a cop from Lockport, about six states away. A. Why did he drive all that way to see the body? B. A cop from all the way down there shows up but no new Jersey cops are at the scene?

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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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Continuity mistake: When Joe is on the yacht talking to his father, Joe is mixing up martinis, pours them, and adds an olive to one, and then an olive to the other. The camera cuts away to his father and then cuts back and now the second martini has no olive, so Joe adds an olive again.

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Revealing mistake: When Hallie trashes Annie's cabin and the huge water balloon is about to fall on Annie's head, the camera is at a downward view and Annie clearly steps into the trail of the balloon instead of jumping away.

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Continuity mistake: When Robbie and Julia are making their friend the limo driver run through the obstacle course to prove his driving ability, you can clearly see both right-side hubcaps come off the car. Then, just a few seconds later, the hubcaps are back on the limo.

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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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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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Continuity mistake: When Robert Redford gets the girl to drive the pick-up, in one shot something lies in the gun rack. In the next shot there is nothing behind their heads in the truck's cab.

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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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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
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Continuity mistake: In most shots in the hotel room the houses you can see through the windows are quite far away, like across a wide street. Only in one shot, when Estella stands nude in front of the window, there is suddenly a window only a few meters away, through which one can see an Indian woman with her daughter, surprisingly unaware of the naked Estella.

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Gia (1998)

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Continuity mistake: In the love scene with Gia and Linda you can see a band-aid on Gia's middle finger on her left hand twice but the third time you see her left hand it's gone.

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Cats (1998)

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Other mistake: In the 'Macavity' dance, Demeter makes a mistake with one of her moves and makes an "Oops." face.

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There's Something About Mary picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Ted and Dom are looking at Mary, speaking with Warren and Pat from behind the tree, if you look carefully you can see the camera and crew in the reflection in Ted's glasses.

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The Lion King II: Simba's Pride picture

Continuity mistake: Toward the end of the song "One Of Us" when Kovu is running away and the birds are chasing him, Simba is standing on Pride Rock looking down at Kovu. In the next shot of Pride Rock, Simba is gone, but in the next shot, Simba is back, in the same position as in the first shot.

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Factual error: When Javert arrives in Paris to inform the Prefect that he has found Valjean, the government building displays the French Tricolour. This part of the film is set in 1823, during the Bourbon Restoration, so the flag should be the white, Bourbon flag.

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Continuity mistake: Just before Helen gets hit by a car, it is pouring with rain, and she and James are soaked, although when she is about to cross the road, the rain has stopped and they are both suddenly dry.

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A Perfect Murder picture

Continuity mistake: A few times when Emily fights with the intruder, her hair changes from being in a ponytail, to down.

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Revealing mistake: When Mary of Guise is found dead by her nephew, he lies her down and puts his head on her chest. As he comes down, her eyes slap shut! If she were dead, they would remain open.

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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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Senseless picture

Continuity mistake: When they are playing hockey, and they win with 1-0 you can see the team celebrate. In the background you can see a scoreboard that says 4-1.

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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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Revealing mistake: When Angus is chasing his Mum, Sally, and Dorian in the helicopter you can see through the windsheild of the helicopter that the road is blocked off with orange cones and police cones when earlier there was traffic on the road.

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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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NancyFelix
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Continuity mistake: In the love scene between Mario Van Peebles and Rae Dawn Chong, her breast is uncovered, then covered, and then uncovered again.

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Shakespeare in Love picture

Continuity mistake: Halfway into the film, Shakespeare is holding Viola's face placing his hands around her jaw, looking closely at her. When the angle is behind Viola, we see that her hair gets caught around his left hand's fingers. The angle changes to a wider side angle and his hand has no hair around, even though he hasn't moved it at all.

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Sacha
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Continuity mistake: When Jennifer Lopez sits on a bed in the hospital, she is talking to someone on the other side of the room. When the camera points towards Jennifer the sheets of her bed are a little bit messy; when the camera returns to Jennifer in the next shot her bed is made up.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene when George and Nina almost sleep together the phone rings and George answers it, he gets out of bed and one of his top buttons is done up; the next scene none of the buttons are done up.

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