Best movie mistakes of 1999

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For Love of the Game picture

Continuity mistake: When the Tigers are coming to bat in the third inning, the announcer says that they have 2 hits so far, but the scoreboard at Yankee stadium just showed them as having 0.

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Muppets From Space picture

Other mistake: When the agent shows the spiral for the pattern of the messages, the spiral goes through South America and America. But the agent, before, showed two messages that aren't in the pattern; one in England (Stonehenge), the other in Cairo, Egypt.

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Human Traffic picture

Continuity mistake: Approximately 9 minutes into the film there is a scene with 'Koop' talking to a customer in the record shop. The camera cuts back and forth between views from either side of the counter. Look carefully at the turntable on the counter and you will see that even while the turntable is not switched on, the deck is in different positions between camera cuts. This is easiest to notice by looking at the angle of the word 'deconstruction' on the blue slipmat. There is even one cut where the turntable's arm is sitting in the middle of the empty slipmat, and in the next cut (and the previous cut), it's on the armrest where it belongs.

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Message in a Bottle picture

Continuity mistake: When he sends her the invitation for the christening, she opens and reads it and its on her desk when her boss walks in. When he's in, she picks it up and opens it again.

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Titus picture

Continuity mistake: Young Lucius kills a fly and Titus comes round the table to talk to him. There are several shots of the table. The position of Young Lucius' fork changes from the right hand side of his plate to the left.

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Don't Look Under the Bed picture

Continuity mistake: When Frances goes to the park to see Larry, he is playing basketball. After Frances stops him Larry is holding the basketball on his side, when the shot is behind him, and when it shows him from the front he is holding the basketball in front of him.

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Bringing Out the Dead picture

Factual error: When Cy Coates is impaled on the terrace guardrail, we see a shot of various emergency vehicles in front of the building, including FDNY Rescue Company 4. Rescue 4 is the rescue company for the borough of Queens; the movie takes place in Manhattan, so Rescue 1 would have been the unit that responded.

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An Ideal Husband picture

Continuity mistake: Right after the debate in the House of Commons, Robert talks to Gertrude in the hall way. Behind them is a statue head. Several shots later that statue head magically moves to the opposite wall where Arthur "talks" to it.

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Forces of Nature picture

Factual error: When Ben and Sarah are on top of the train, they shout and it echoes, but there are no flat surfaces for their voices to reverberate off of.

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Summer of Sam picture

Factual error: Set in the summer of 1977, serial killer David Berkowitz is seen throughout the film wearing a US Army woodland camouflage pattern field jacket. The Army did not start using these jackets nor were any ever made until the early 1980's. They were all solid green until then.

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Jakob the Liar picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jakob discovers Mischa sabotaging the cattle cars and tells him the first news from the radio, Mischa is struck by a guard and knocked off the train, rolling to the ground. He is then bare-headed, but when Jakob runs up to him, Mischa's cap appears on his head.

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A Walk on the Moon picture

Continuity mistake: When Diane Lane returns Viggo Mortensen's jacket to him in his garden near the end of the film, the jacket is already in the scene, lying on the fence. The camera then cuts to Lane approaching the garden with the jacket in her hands.

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In Dreams picture

Revealing mistake: When Claire jumps down into the silo filled with apples, the whole top layer of apples bounces, which indicates that there is only a thin layer of apples instead of apples all of the way down. Soft material would have been under the apples during filming. Rotting apples wouldn't have that sort of give normally.

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Teaching Mrs. Tingle picture

Plot hole: Mrs. Tingle was tied to bed for longer time, fed by her students, but what about going to toilet within this period?

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Instinct picture

Continuity mistake: Cuba Gooding's mustache keeps changing - some time it's trimmed, other times not, during the same day.

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The Out of Towners picture

Continuity mistake: In the new version with Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn, after they get into the cab that some robbers were using as a get-away car, they beg to be let out at a corner and as they basically jump out of the car nobody is left behind to shut the door, yet it shuts like someone slams it shut.

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But I'm a Cheerleader picture

Continuity mistake: At the cheer-leading practice, the coach reminds the girls they need to pick their uniforms for the big game. Yet, when Meagan is on the way to True Directions and she passes the bus with the cheerleaders on it, they are wearing the same uniforms they wore to practice that day.

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