Star Wars

Continuity mistake: When Han Solo and Luke Skywalker escort Chewbacca up to the Cell Bay to rescue Leia they are still wearing the stolen Stormtrooper uniforms, including white boots. Yet after they escape the trash compactor they are back in the boots they were wearing when they escaped Tatooine. While we can believe the rest of their outfit can fit under a Stormtrooper uniform, the boots wouldn't.

Revealing mistake: When Darth Vader releases the admiral and he slumps on the desk, the force of the impact makes the whole set wobble.

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Continuity mistake: When Vader picks up the rebel in a choke grip, the legs of the stormtrooper in the doorway behind them are apart. In the shot of the rebel's feet, the trooper's legs are together. When Vader tosses the dead rebel into the wall, the trooper's legs are apart again.

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Continuity mistake: When Luke and his aunt and uncle are eating at the table, the white drink pitcher alternates from being next to Luke's cup to being across the table throughout the scene.

Lynette Carrington

Other mistake: In the beginning of the movie, when Leia is uploading a message into R2, we can see C3PO looking for R2. When they show C3PO, there are rebel soldiers behind him, running through the corridor, being shot at and falling down. If you look closely, you can see a black stripe vertically running down in the middle of the doorway.

Continuity mistake: Special Edition: Luke, accompanied by the droids and Obi Wan, is in the speeder heading into Mos Eisley, but just as the shot ends it looks like they're about to run over a few pedestrians... they're heading full speed at a group of three or four people just when the camera angle changes. (00:40:50)

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Deliberate mistake: When Obi Wan deactivates the Death Star's force field, there's an electronic gauge going down and a sign in clear English with the word POWER - as we've seen in shuttles and other places, they don't use English. The studio decided it was better to show "power" and "tractor beam" in English so that the audience would know what Obi-Wan was doing. The lettering we see in Jedi doesn't really affect the plot, so it doesn't need to be English. Still doesn't really fit though. This is fixed on the DVD.

Continuity mistake: When Vader tells Tarkin that Obi-Wan is in the Death Star, as Tarkin says, "The Jedi are extinct." he is standing between two chairs. In the next shot, he is standing behind one of the chairs. The distance between some of the chairs around the conference table changes during the scene as well.

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Continuity mistake: When Aunt Beru speaks to Luke about buying droids, there are many shrubs besides Luke. In the next shot, they are gone.

Dr Wilson
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Continuity mistake: Special Edition: When Han is talking to Jabba the Hutt, as Jabba says, "Why did you fry poor Greedo?", the man standing to his left is pointing a blaster towards Han. In the next shot, the man is no longer pointing the blaster at him. (00:51:00)

Visible crew/equipment: After the heroes have escaped the trash compactor and we see them arguing outside of it. As they walk away and Han says "No reward is worth this," the shadow of the camera covers his whole face.

Revealing mistake: During Kenobi's final lightsaber battle with Vader, Kenobi tips his lightsaber downwards, right before a scene change. The white "glow" that should be there isn't, showing the stick-like prop the actors used in filming. There is a small white light at the tip, too. This was not fixed in the Special Edition, but it was finally fixed on the 2004 DVD. (01:31:25)

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Continuity mistake: There's only grayish objects in the garbage compactor but while Luke and Han are removing their uniform, many orange objects appears in it. (01:22:10)

Dr Wilson
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Other mistake: After the escape from the Death Star, the first TIE destroyed is not shot.

Dr Wilson

Continuity mistake: When Vader is strangling the Rebel aboard the blockade runner, the Rebel's hands keep changing position between shots, as he tries in vain to loosen Vader's grip.

Revealing mistake: Original theatrical version: At the very end when Han and Luke first step into the awards ceremony, there's a long shot behind the pair and the first few rows of soldiers on each side of the hall (closest to the camera) are cardboard paintings.

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Continuity mistake: In the control room when Obi Wan decides to leave them, the red beam on the radar behind him points down. When it cuts it is suddenly pointing up. It couldn't have moved that fast.

Mortug

Visible crew/equipment: After the attack on the Death Star, when the pilots return to the base, the camera crew is visible on C-3PO's body.

Dr Wilson

Other mistake: 2004 DVD edition. As Jabba and Han finish their conversation, Jabba turns to his left as Han moves toward the Millenium Falcon. At the end of the shot Jabba then exits by continuing to turn to his left; his tail would have made this movement not smooth- Jabba should have had to move it or twist over it or something. Probably comes from the scene being shot with a person in that place and Jabba being added later; the person could certainly have moved like that. (00:53:50)

Revealing mistake: At the beginning of the film, when the Blockade Runner is shot at, some of the lasers seem to pass through the star destroyer.

Dr Wilson

Darth Vader: I find your lack of faith disturbing.

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Trivia: On its initial release, the film was booked in just 37 theaters. It ended up breaking 36 house records.

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