Splash

Splash (1984)

32 continuity mistakes

Continuity mistake: When Tom Hanks is in the dinghy by himself, the outboard motor has no cover. He falls into the water and the dinghy circles him several times. One of the shots shows the motor with its cover in place. (It is an Evinrude motor).

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Continuity mistake: When out at a pub, Allen finds himself laying on the bar, and his brother Freddie starts to talk to him. Between shots Freddies glass goes from being on the bar to in his hand.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: When at the bar, Allen makes a woman spill drink on her dress, and she walks off. Between shots the bartender picks up her glass and starts to wipe the table twice.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: The Vista logo on Allen's credit card disappears.

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Continuity mistake: At the dentist, Kornbluth's paper bib disappears between shots.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Madison is taking a bath, she dips her head right under the water. Then when she gets out, her hair is soaking, but in seconds, her hair becomes very dry.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: When Allen and Madison are walking along, they pass a preztel stand, and you can see a woman walk past the stand and look at it. In the next shot there is nobody at the pretzel stand.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: When Tom Hanks stabs Eugene Levy with a needle in the dentist's office, Levy is not wearing a bib. When Levy sits in the chair, he has a bib on. Then when he gets up, the bib is gone.

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Continuity mistake: When Allen tells his secretary that his father passed away, she is either holding the note from the side or from the top, depending on the angle.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When the mermaid rescues Allen after the boating accident, the amount of sand on Allen's face changes from the whole side of his face to just his chin to hardly any sand at all. This goes on for the whole scene.

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Continuity mistake: When Madison is taking a bath in Allen's apartment, she starts the water and then as the camera pans around her, all of a sudden the big tub is full.

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Continuity mistake: When Madison leaves Allen's apartment to go to Bloomingdales the tie she is wearing is plain navy blue, when she arrives at the store it has changed to blue with diagonal red stripes.

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Continuity mistake: When Walter soaks Madison she falls forward towards the curb. In the close-up a flowerpot appears, which disappears in the wide angle, where she lies 45ยบ to the left of the curb.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: Allen arrives to the market dancing and juggling potatoes. Behind Freddie there's a man scratching his nose. In the next shot his hand is down and he is raising it to scratch his nose again.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: Hanks puts Madison inside the car where the solar roof is open. When he starts the car, half a second later, the roof is closed.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: Allen drives through a spotless park, but, when the angle cuts, a flock of pigeons appears ahead.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Freddie, as a kid, is in the boat throwing the coins, a man in the background on the left side appears several meters to the right in the next shot. The second time he throws the coins, a guy next to the flag disappears between shots.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: Before Allen asks his secretary if anybody called, she holds a yellow paper at chest level. Half a second later, when the angle changes, the paper is down and she is raising it again.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: While Allen is stuck in a traffic jam, several close-ups of Kornbluth show a yellow cab next to him. In the wide angles the car swaps to a dark coloured private vehicle.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Allen is fighting with Kornbluth at the dentist, the position of the large lamp in the background changes between shots.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: Freddie leaves the Penthouse magazine on a counter, where a woman behind picks it up. In the next shot, she picks it up again.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: At the wedding, Freddie throws coins on the floor and Allen scolds him. The position of the kids and adults behind keeps changing drastically between shots.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Hanks sneaks Madison out of the lab, his right arm is close to her chest, covered by a grey cloth. When the angle changes the arm is uncovered.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Allen is brought home blindfolded and is interviewed by the press, two journalists without a camera approach from behind. In the front angle, a split second later, a TV camera appears out of nowhere.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: The position of the dentist's tools on the tray changes between angles.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Allen is in the water tank, before Madison is put inside, his fringe keeps changing between shots, despite him standing still.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When escaping from the MPS, Allen leaves Kornbluth alone on the street. The passers-by behind the car are inconsistent depending on the shot.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: Kornbluth steps off the car to distract the MPs. When he kisses Madison goodbye you can see the wall behind has no basement entrance. When the MPs are about to run him over he jumps away and goes through a door that has suddenly appeared.

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Continuity mistake: At the beach, Walter and one of the twins carry a box and are inches away from the boat. Half a second later, when the angle cuts to Allen asking the other twin, the first couple is standing behind, far from the boat, holding the same box and repeating the previous movements.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Allen has dinner with Madison, his glasses of wine and water are far or close to each other, depending on the angle.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: Freddie crashes his car against some wooden boxes. The way they are left changes in a matter of seconds with no one touching them.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Allen first sees Madison on the beach, her hair is nicely crimped. But when she steps forward and kisses Allen, her hair is completely straight.

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