Back to the Future
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Continuity mistake: When Marty is being chased by the Libyans, a few times it cuts away to show the instrumentation in the car. The first time the odometer reads 33064.2 and the trip counter says 88.8; the second time it's goes back a little to 33061.8 and 86.4. A few seconds later we see it as he turns the corner, and it goes down again from 33,061.8 to 32,994.4, the trip counter has gone from 86.4 to 19. In fact it's a completely different set of instrumentation - the bottom of the needle's angled in some shots and flat in others. (00:29:20)

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Suggested correction: The instrumentation is exactly the same. The different light angles causes the image to distort the tips of the needle. You can see the needle has an angled triangle on each end. Depending on the light angle will make the needle look different.

This correction is just wrong (nor does it address the issue with the mileage). It's more than just the tip of the needle that's different.

Bishop73

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