Romancing the Stone

Continuity mistake: After Joan and Jack jump out of the car in the waterfall, Jack exits the water, stands on a rock, and waves at Joan. When the angle changes he is coming out again, repeating all the movements.

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Continuity mistake: When Jack and Joan's Renault takes a nose-dive in the river, Elaine's hair is dry and fluffy in the angles shot from behind, but drenched in water in the ones shot from the front.

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Continuity mistake: After zooming through the cornfield in the SUV, the windshield swaps from dry and clean to covered in water between frames.

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Continuity mistake: Joan asks the bus driver where her blue suitcase is and takes her left hand to brush her hair. When the angle changes, the hand is down holding her bag firmly.

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Continuity mistake: After Joan arrives at Cartagena, Ralph exits his car and asks a guy if the plane has landed. In the first shot there's a huge crowd surrounding him, a frame later the place is empty. (00:19:20)

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Continuity mistake: When they go over the waterfall, the white bag leaves their hands going over the falls. When they come up it is magically in them.

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Continuity mistake: When Juan jumps the creek in his truck it lands on the other side, and then lands again in a following shot.

Continuity mistake: When Zolo catches Joan, Jack and all, Ira has the map in one hand. In one clip it is folded out and the front is shown. In the next clip it is folded differently.

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Continuity mistake: When Joan slides down the hill through the jungle, she lands in a pool of water, with her back to the 'slide'. But in the next clip she has turned 180 degrees.

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Continuity mistake: When the people step off the crashed bus, depending on the shot they're either outside the bus or coming out again. Furthermore, once outside, their positions change randomly depending on the shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Joan's bus crashes, the film editing becomes chaotic: suitcases on the roof fall in one shot, then remain in place on the other; the stuff on the ground keeps appearing/disappearing randomly, and Joan's blue suitcase swaps from laying horizontally to diagonally.

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Continuity mistake: After Joan's bus crashes, the parrot on the jeep keeps changing positions in every single shot.

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Continuity mistake: When the bus crashes, the sign on its roof falls, yet when the angle changes it's back on its place.

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Revealing mistake: When Michael Douglas attempts to swing on a vine over a deep abyss, the rock that he runs into on the other side moves like a marshmallow, indicating that it's a fake rock. (00:39:10)

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Joan Wilder: These were Italian.
Jack Colton: Now they're practical.

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Trivia: The end credits of the film don't have the usual "No animals were harmed during the filming..." Maybe this is because when the Little Mule 4WD is being chased, it clearly runs over a chicken.

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