Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the movie Dave takes Walley's jacket and uses it to help them slide down a cable. Before they slid down, Dave tells Walley to hold on, and Walley asks if they're going to be above the ground. Dave tells him no, and off they go. However, Dave is deaf, and reads lips, and Walley is standing behind him when he asks the question. So how did Dave read his lips if he wasn't looking at him?
Revealing mistake: When Dave and Walley are running with a car, Walley says that he heard some shots. Dave replies that he didn't hear anything, but as you know Dave is deaf, and he reads Walley's lips each time he speaks. In this scene, he wasn't looking at him, but answered. (00:47:45)
Continuity mistake: After escaping from the police station, they go into a building and break a wooden door to come out of the other side. When they first break the door, the broken section is only inches away from Richard Pryor. Gene Wilder says to watch out for it. When Richard Pryor moves it, it's slightly further away than it was before.
Revealing mistake: Dave and Wally are checking into a hotel. Dave is looking down and signing in on the paper while the clerk says to them, "we have a room with 2 queens." Dave (still looking down, never at her lips) looks up and says "Well get them fellas out of there." Dave is deaf and would not have made that comment, seeing that he never looked at her so couldn't know what she said.
Other mistake: In the alley scene immediately following the jail escape Dave and Wally are trying to open a door, Dave steps away from Wally and while looking away says "There's an alley!" Wally hollers out "Dave!" and Dave whips back around and says "I'm right here, I'm right here!" He wouldn't have been able to have heard his name being shouted since he is deaf. (00:39:00)Il Duce