The Shadow

Continuity mistake: When the the old Asian guy is about to draw a picture of an atomic bomb on his blackboard, he clears a small section at the top of the board, and you can see some diagrams uncleared in the centre of the board. Yet when the camera shows his picture, the diagrams in the centre have now magically disappeared.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Khan sees the bomb for the first time (after roughing up Farley Claymore), he goes into the usual bad guy speech, and in the reflection of the bomb counter glass, you can see a boom mic moving.

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Continuity mistake: When Claymore is trying to stall Margo in the hallway, he rests his left arm on the wall, but his arm changes position as the scene cuts.

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Continuity mistake: After Wainwright lowers his martini glass to the table, it is suddenly up to his mouth in the next quick shot.

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Other mistake: While Cranston and Shrevnitz discuss Margo Lane, the view through the cab's windshield shows the vehicle heading for a building, but the next shot of Shrevnitz driving shows him making no attempt to turn the cab's steering wheel to avoid the building.

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Continuity mistake: When the two goons are ready to shove Dr. Tam over the bridge railing, he is grasping their arms, but the next shot of the trio to the bridge shows Tam's arms hanging down with open hands.

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Continuity mistake: When Mr. Shrevnitz puts the ring on Dr. Tam's finger, his left hand holds Tam's hand, but the closeup shot shows Shrevnitz putting the ring on with only his right hand.

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Continuity mistake: Before Cranston gives his guards the order to shoot through Wu, the book Wu holds against his chest instantly moves up and down and back as the scene cuts.

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Continuity mistake: After Li Peng takes Wu hostage and holds the knife blade to Wu's throat, Li's left hand changes position on the blade as the scene instant cuts.

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Continuity mistake: After Nelson tells Khan the museum is closed, Nelson's left hand suddenly appears, holding his revolver.

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Continuity mistake: In Khan's lair, when the Shadow is struggling to stop the Phurba from attacking him, the Shadow is dragged across the floor by the Phurba while holding it in his right hand. In the next shot, he is now seen holding the Phurba with both hands.

Other mistake: When Lamont walks into the alley to avoid being followed by one of Khan's warriors, he makes himself invisible, and his shadow vanishes as well. It's well noted at the beginning of the film that his shadow is always visible even if he isn't. Therefore, his shadow should still be seen on the ground and give him away.

Continuity mistake: When Moe says, "Get it?" to Dr. Tam, Moe's index finger taps his right temple, but when the scene cuts to the frontal shot of Moe, his finger is now tapping his hat.

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Continuity mistake: When Khan tosses the Tommy gun to Claymore, it is right-side up, but the closeup shot shows Claymore holding it upside down, then the next shot right-side up again.

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Revealing mistake: After Shiwan Khan's goon falls to his death and Moe is looking at the dead body, it is elevated up to the mid-section of Moe's body, indicating the the body was on a table or platform to get a better camera angle of Peter Boyle (Moe) observing the dead body. The shot could not have been accomplished if the body was at ground level.

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Continuity mistake: When Lamont and Margo are in the middle of the street checking out of the empty lot where Cranston sees the Hotel Monolith, a light gray sedan behind him disappears and reappears as the scene changes.

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Continuity mistake: When Cranston telepathically calls Margo at the Assessor's office, the overhead view of her shows her being thrown back a ways from the open ledger on the desk, but the next level shot shows her much closer to the open ledger.

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Audio problem: When Farley traps The Shadow in the water tank, he declares that "I'm going to be a king! A king!" He says the second "A king!" without moving his mouth.

Continuity mistake: The second time in the Cobalt Club, Margo comes over to the table and sits down. As they talk, Wainwright puts down the Martini, and has his hand on the glass. Then in closeup, his hand is up with a fork. Cut to a shot of Margo, he's sipping the martini. He calls for the waiter, he's putting down the empty glass. Cut back to her, he's putting down the glass again.

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Revealing mistake: The first time at the Cobalt Club, Wainwright gets a report of the Shadow, and plans a task force. Lamont's face goes dark, and he makes Wainwright forget about the Shadow. After the matter is forgotten, Lamont's face lightens, and you hear the chair he's in creak, giving away that he leaned back out of the light to make the illusion.

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The Shadow: The weed of crime bears bitter fruit.

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Trivia: Director Russell Mulcahy manages to insert his name in this movie: Lamont Cranston's butler is addressed as "Russell" by Margo Lane at Cranston's residence, and there is a delivery truck with the name "Mulcahy" emblazoned on the side of the vehicle.

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