Sharknado

Sharknado (2013)

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Continuity mistake: When Fin stops near the school bus, the bus number changes from "278146" to "278245" during the rescue of the kids.

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Revealing mistake: When Fin decides to help the kids on the bus and says, "Water's rising, I'm gonna go up to the bridge and rappel down," two shots later the camera zooms in on Fin's car up on the bridge, but the problem is that this shot is shown in reverse - all the vehicles in both lanes are going backwards.

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Continuity mistake: While the shark is atop the car roof, when Fin tries bashing it with the baseball bat, Fin's watch vanishes in all of the overhead shots.

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Other mistake: While Baz, Fin, and the others are on their way to Matt at Van Nuys Airport, they're blocked in every direction by police cars, and there's a closeup of the rearview mirror which shows their vehicle's clear view through the back windshield, so we can see the police patrol car behind them. The problem is that the view out the vehicle's back windshield is not clear, but actually obscured by camo netting.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Fin is gearing up on the bridge, just as he tosses the rope over the rail we can see a crew member's head as he's ducking down behind the rail to Fin's left (viewer's right).

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Continuity mistake: While Fin's talking to Baz about Plan B, when Baz tells Fin to stay with his family Fin turns around to look at them in the background, but in the shot of Fin's family we see Fin there holding propane bottles, even though he's actually still talking to Baz elsewhere. He cannot be in two places at once.

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Continuity mistake: When Fin's in the water with the surfer girl, many of his closeups are flipped - note the Tilos logo on the neck of his wetsuit changes between Fin's left, the correct way, and his right which is backwards.

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Other mistake: The Hollywood Sign has 9 letters - "HOLLYWOOD." When the Hollywood letters are flying through the air toward Fin and the others, there are at least 8 letters in the sky, but when Nova, Fin and the others are driving away from the bridge we can see "L, Y, and O" still up on Mount Lee, which means that only 6 letters should have been in the air earlier.

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Deliberate mistake: When a shark lands in front of TCL Chinese Theater (Grauman's), it leaves a shark shaped indentation on the ground right above the square concrete block with Steven Spielberg's signature, handprints and shoeprints. Fun homage to the 'Jaws' director. But in fact the actual concrete block, dated 5-16-84, is rectangle and shared by both Spielberg and George Lucas, and it's also not located at the center of the forecourt in front of the doorway.

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Continuity mistake: At Fin's house, at the bottom of the stairs there's a table and a ceramic lamp at the corner of the walls, and when Collin shouts for Fin's help he's standing at that corner and the lamp has been knocked over under the water, but after Collin's demise the lamp is upright and back in place.

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Deliberate mistake: April wears a watch and bracelet on her left wrist, but after Fin is swallowed by the shark, when April puts her hands on her head in the closeup it's a flipped shot - note the watch and bracelet are on her right wrist.

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Deliberate mistake: When Baz is driving the 'movie car' the vehicle does not have hubcaps, but in the closeups of the tires there are hubcaps, and the tires change, plus there's tape covering the brand name at the center of the hubcap.

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Continuity mistake: Once April and Claudia are in Fin's car, when Fin says, "My luck, sharks," it's raining and the wipers are on, swishing back and forth, but in the next closeup as Nova says, "Mine too," the front windshield is perfectly dry and the wipers are not on, then next shot it's back to rain and swishing.

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Revealing mistake: While Matt and Nova are up in the chopper, Baz loads the vehicle then asks Bobby how the front end is looking, and in the next overhead shot we can see that one of the center spokes has been removed from the front of the vehicle, but when Luellyn pushes Bobby out of the way Luellyn is skewered by that non-existent spoke - which was digitally added. The real spoke is back on in later shots.

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Other mistake: After the bridge rescue, when the wind picks up the letters of the Hollywood Sign are uprooted and take flight, and we see the "Y" flying through the air, but later when they're driving away we can see Mt. Lee behind the car with the remaining letters, and the Y is still mounted there.

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Continuity mistake: During the bridge rescue, Baz is wearing his multi-studded leather watch on his left wrist and a bunch of bracelets on his right, but in all of the closeups of his arms the bracelets vanish, the watch band changes, and his tattoos are gone.

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Visible crew/equipment: At Fin's house, while they're all sitting on the stairs, the moving shadow of the boom mic can be seen at the top right corner of the screen, particularly when Nova says, "We're out of ammo," and "You have a son too?"

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Visible crew/equipment: When Fin tells Baz to drive faster while the police are pursuing them, just as Baz says, "Fast enough for ya?" we can see a crew member's arm and dark hair outside the vehicle, at the bottom right side of the screen, behind the side mirror.

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Continuity mistake: When they all walk into the liquor store in the exterior shot, there's parallel parking at the curb outside the store, but in the interior shot looking out we can see that there's perpendicular parking with steel sidewalk barriers.

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Other mistake: When Baz decides to speed through the area surrounded by police cars, there's a closeup of the vehicle's rearview mirror showing the reflection of a state police patrol car that's behind them, but the problem is that Baz's vehicle does not have a rearview mirror, as seen in all the exterior shots.

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