Smokey and the Bandit
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Continuity mistake: When sheriff Justice stops the kids in the van, his gun belt keeps appearing and disappearing.

00:22:25

Continuity mistake: When Buford T. Justice's top gets knocked off his car, at the end of the shot his head starts to emerge from the car and some sunglasses but when the car stops a split second later Buford isn't wearing any glasses.

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Revealing mistake: When Frog makes her "We're going 110." comment, they then show a close-up of the dash-board. Even though the speedometer does show them to be going 110 (albeit km/hr, not miles), the ignition key is in the 'off' position, and the 'amp' gauge shows '0'. This is a clear indication that the engine was not actually running during this shot.

00:21:00

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bandit is pulled off to the side of the road waiting for Snowman to pass (just before they pick up the Coors), his Trans Am has Pontiac "Honeycomb" wheels while the rest of the movie the car has Pontiac "Snowflake" wheels.

00:15:40

Continuity mistake: In the scenes where Sally Fields is removing her wedding dress and veil and throws them out of the car you watch the veil leave the car and fly away, in the very next scene the veil is back inside the car as she struggles to get it to fly out of the car again, as it is caught on the t-top.

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Continuity mistake: In different scenes the rear view mirror is shown and then it is gone. This happens several times throughout the movie.

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Continuity mistake: When Sheriff Justice is held up by the funeral procession, he has lost the wing mirror on the driver's side of his car. However, after this it is back on.

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Continuity mistake: Every time they show how fast the car is driving, there's fewer miles on the odometer...

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bandit and Frog are being chased down a dirt road and discover that the bridge is out, they pull a u-turn and you can see there is no back license plate on the car.

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Continuity mistake: When Bandit and Frog are in the park, before he takes his hat off, Bandit is wearing some sort of belt or brace under his shirt. It does not appear in any of the previous or later scenes.

01:04:45

Continuity mistake: While at the truck stop to refuel, the Bandit talks to Justice on the CB. During this scene, Justice is having his car worked on the front is up on a jack. When the bandit drives by them to leave, you can see Junior is wide awake (in fact, his head turns to look at the car) and then immediately in the next shot he is sleeping.

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Revealing mistake: In the chase scene with the cop taking a "10-100," the patrol car loses control and goes backwards into a lake. But if you look closely as it plunges in, you can see the backup lights lit, which is impossible if the car was in drive.

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Continuity mistake: As the Bandit says to Frog that "she's safer than in your mothers womb", there are no trucks behind the car. Then, a second later, he is in the convoy.

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Continuity mistake: When Sheriff Justice tries to drive off while on top of the jack (at the gas station), his car falls off the jack, as he hits the red car in front of him, in the car's rear quarter, spinning it around. In the next shot of Buford, the red car is back to its original position, with Buford's car on top of the red car's roof.

00:56:10

Visible crew/equipment: When Snowman is pulled over by "Mr. Evil Knievel" (the cop) two lighting reflections can be seen in his helmet.

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Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the film, Bandit and Frog are coming up on a convoy, which hides them. As the Bandit approches the trucks, he passes the same orange VW Beetle at least twice.

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Continuity mistake: When Snowman plows into Sheriff Justice, he causes Buford's car to spin clockwise. In the very next shot, Buford is spinning counter-clockwise. If this were to happen in real time, Buford would have rolled over.

00:32:45

Continuity mistake: In one shot near the beginning the bandit is being chased by the first of many cops, he comes to an intersection and turns left. But if you look close you can see that he actually turns the steering wheel to the right .

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Continuity mistake: After Jackie Gleason's police car goes under the trailer of the 18-wheeler and the top is ripped off, the window post behind him changes from a tall post to a short one throughout the remainder of the film.

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Continuity mistake: When Frog spots the Smokey taking a 10-100, he is driving a Pontiac. The next time we see him is when he pulls off the main road, chasing the Bandit, and he is driving a Plymouth. When we see him next, he is back to a Pontiac.

00:27:35

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