Predator

Revealing mistake: After they catch the Predator in the net and it breaks free, the laser blast breaks a big part of a tree and it heads toward a soldier, hitting him head on. If you watch closely when they show an above shot of the tree hitting the guy, you can see an air pressured pad pushing the tree on the ground into him. (01:06:40)

Revealing mistake: When Arnold is heading into the trees after building his bow and arrows you can see a silver eye bolt on the top of the bow where the string would attach.

Visible crew/equipment: Dillon again, after having his (visible) arm shot off the Predator moves in and picks him up off the floor, at the bottom of the screen you can see the plank that is used to elevate him. (Only visible on the full-frame video).

Revealing mistake: Watch when the Predator reaches over to activate his self-destruct mechanism. The wristblades clip right through the glowing special effect on his blood. (01:40:05)

furious1116

Revealing mistake: When Billy cuts his chest before facing the predator, it's obvious that there's a blood tube on the back of the blade. The blood gets "spread" onto his chest like butter on toast whereas in reality a cut forms and then blood beads out and flows moments later.

Visible crew/equipment: When Arnie says 'oh s***' and falls off the cliff, watch as the camera goes over the edge. If you look on the mountain, you can see a shadow of a black ball with a cable attached: this is the camera filming the shot which has been thrown off the cliff.

Continuity mistake: After Dutch has defeated the Predator, right before the 'What the hell are you?' exchange, the Predator spits some neon blood onto its face which immediately disappears.

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Continuity mistake: When Dutch (Arnold) has been shot in the arm by the Predator, the wound changes between shots.

Continuity mistake: The first time Anna tries to escape she is stopped by Poncho. He confronts Dillon and tells him to put her on a leash, then raises his gun. Cut to Anna and he raises the gun again. (00:37:30)

Phoenix

Continuity mistake: When Arnold had his face in the mud after swimming to shore to escape the predator, He looks back at the predator and his face is 1/2 covered with mud. The scene's after this his whole face and is covered.

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Revealing mistake: In the scene when Anna first tries to escape and is stopped by Poncho, Dillon picks her up. If you look closely one of Anna's hands has slipped out of her cuffs yet she is still holding her hands together as if she's bound. (00:37:35)

Audio problem: After Dutch has fired the rocket at the Predator standing on the log, the Predator shoots several times. Then you can hear it shoot one more time, but you can't see any blast coming from it. (01:24:35)

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Continuity mistake: In the shot where Mac finally runs out of minigun ammo, the barrels stop turning. However, the whirring continues and the barrels are still turning in later shots. He didn't let go and pull the trigger again because the whirring was continuous. (00:48:25)

Phoenix

Revealing mistake: When Bill Duke picks the scorpion off Carl Weathers' shoulder with a knife, you can blatantly see some gum or similar that's been used to stick the scorpion onto the tip of the knife. Even if it's meant to be Bill Duke's gum, it's not on the tip of the knife before he stabs it.

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Suggested correction: It isn't gum, it's literally the scorpion's guts.

furious1116
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There are no guts in the scorpion's body, so it's obviously some material to stick scorpion to the tip of the knife, and it's blatantly visible in the close shot.

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Suggested correction: It is gum. You can see Mac chewing gum just beforehand, and afterwards when he holds up the scorpion, he is no longer chewing. The implication being that he jammed the gum onto the knife before he shouts Dillon over, knowing it would be handy to stick the scorpion. (Also probably because it was the easiest option to stick the live insect to the prop knife).

The problem is there is no gum on the knife when he stabs with it.

lionhead
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Visible crew/equipment: Watch when Arnie is sliding down the cliff: it shows a shot from his eyes looking down at his feet, and you can see the wooden platform he's sliding down.

Continuity mistake: In the first 20 minutes the camouflage on Dutch's face keeps changing between shots - black stripes on his forehead keep changing and then green stripes are added later in continuing scenes.

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Other mistake: When the Predator sees Billy on the log bridge, there is a cold blotch in the middle of Billy's chest. He's not wearing anything that would make such a hole in his heat signature - it should be the same color as the rest of his torso. It doesn't even match up with the cut he made across his chest; the cut starts much higher than the blotch and the blotch is irregularly shaped, not indicating the smooth line of a cut. (01:15:20)

Phoenix

Audio problem: When Anna hits Poncho and takes off running, Arnie "whistles" at Hawkins with his mouth closed and the camera is looking directly at him when it happens. (00:41:05)

Continuity mistake: During the montage scene of the remaining men setting the net trap for the Predator, all of the men are each doing individual jobs. Dillon does not take part initially, until Arnold says 'Instead of complaining, maybe you should help.' However, long before Arnold tells Dillon to help, Dillon can actually be seen helping out already. Watch closely...when Mac throws a rope across to Billy, Dillon is standing behind Mac, with his shirt off, fastening a rope to a tree, as if he was helping the whole time already. A similar shot occurs after Arnold's comment, but the first one is definitely before. (01:02:05)

Continuity mistake: When Dutch is running from the Predator after he sets the grenade off in the tunnel sequence, he avoids the Predator's gun blast by leaping and swinging on the branch of a dead tree. As Dutch's flying through the air, you can clearly see that it is a real branch. But as the screen switches to an explosion and back to Dutch, the branch is now some prop 2x4 and collapses as Dutch now plunges into the pond below. (01:33:20)

Poncho: Billy, you know something. What is it?
Billy: I'm scared, Poncho.
Poncho: Bullshit! You ain't afraid of no man.
Billy: There's something out there waiting for us, and it ain't no man. We're all gonna die.

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Trivia: Jesse Ventura could only carry enough blank ammunition to fire "Old Painless" for five seconds even though the props department had dramatically reduced the cyclic rate of the weapon to allow the camera to film the barrels rotating.

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Question: What's up with the predator's eyes glowing for a second while it's invisible, and does anyone know why the predators in the other movies don't do this?

Answer: In the shots where we can see what the Predator sees, sometimes when he is focusing on someone or something, we hear a kind of flash noise as he zooms in on the object. When we see the Predator's eyes flashing/glowing, that is when he is zooming in on what he's looking at.

dan coakley..

Answer: Its the old predator design. Look closely the optical silhouette, it doesn't match. Google early predator design.

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