Star Wars

Revealing mistake: When Luke and Leia are trying to pass the pit in the Death Star, Leia shoots at a stormtrooper. The shot passes through him without hurting him.

Dr Wilson

Revealing mistake: For this one, you will need a letterbox copy that is not the special edition. In the final award scene, there is a long shot of Luke, Han, and Chewie walking through rows and rows of Rebel Troopers. If you look quickly, the troopers on both ends of the screen are cardboard cutouts. They are cropped off in the Pan and Scan version, and digitised in the special edition, so it has to be the right copy to see this mistake.

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Revealing mistake: Special Edition Only: In one of the new Mos Eisley scenes, the speeder goes down a road with two Stormtroopers on each side. The troopers are just mirror images of the ones on the other side of the street. Their movements are exactly the same.

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Revealing mistake: When Wedge leaves the Death Star trench, the green screen is visible behind him for a few frames. (01:54:38)

Dr Wilson

Revealing mistake: During the escape from Mos Eisley, when Han says, "They're gonna try and cut us off", he grabs the control panel in the cockpit, and the whole panel lifts off the floor. (00:53:55)

Revealing mistake: When Luke ignites his new lightsaber in Ben's house, the reflection of the stick used during the filming is visible on C-3PO's body. (00:33:55)

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Revealing mistake: On the Death Star, before Luke and Leia try to cross the pit, Luke shoots a panel to close the door. Firstly, he shoots beside it, and secondly, after it explodes, no electronic components are visible in it.

Dr Wilson

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Revealing mistake: During Darth Vader and Ben's lightsaber duel, sometimes you can see a white wire attached to Ben's lightsaber, for example after he says, "If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine."

Revealing mistake: When Gold Leader enters the Death Star trench, there's a shot from his cockpit. When Luke, Wedge and Biggs enter the trench later, the same shot is used again. This can be seen from a flash of light accompanied by the sound of a shot, followed by three green laserbolts, then another flash/shot and more laserbolts.

Revealing mistake: When Ben and Luke are transporting C3P0 after the attack of the Tusken Raiders, the arm of Anthony Daniels, the actor that plays the droid, is visible during the transition to the next shot showing Ben's house.

Dr Wilson

Revealing mistake: When Luke is first practicing with his lightsaber on the Millennium Falcon against the remote, the zapping blasts that it sends at him are in 99% of the case headed nowhere near his body, but disappear in line with it [very poor FX work] and he flinches.

Revealing mistake: When Luke opens up a light sabre for the very first time, you never once see the light reflecting from the metal of C-3PO's head (and he was swinging it quite close to the droid's head).

Larry Koehn

Revealing mistake: When the Millennium Falcon exits from hyperspace where Alderaan was, a TIE fighter follows them. There is a shot where it passes in front of the Falcon and then disappears.

Dr Wilson

Revealing mistake: Special Edition: When Luke and Obi-Wan are arriving in Mos Eisley to find a pilot, the Ronto in the background throws the Jawa riding him to the floor. When the Jawa falls to the ground a puff of dust is seen and a thud is heard, but look closely - he never actually hits the ground.

Revealing mistake: Original version: When the Gold Leader says to the Red Leader "Red Leader, this is Gold Leader" at the start of the Battle of Yavin, the two Y-Wing fighters outside his cockpit suddenly disappear. (01:46:05)

Revealing mistake: In the scene when Luke, Han, and Chewie are in the Detention level, one of the guards walks toward Chewie. Chewie screams and punches the guard. Look carefully and you'll see the guard starts to jump backward before Chewie's hand comes in contact with his body - in fact Chewie completely misses the guard by about a foot.

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Revealing mistake: Before Darth kills Obi-Wan, he rises his saber to prepare to die and his face and hands are perfectly visible. Right before Darth kills him, there's a wide shot where his face is missing and a black object is used to hold the saber, thus revealing the actor was replaced by an empty cloak to achieve the vanishing effect.

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Other mistake: When the stormtroopers break into the control room, the stormtrooper on the right of the screen hits his head on the door frame. On the DVD release they've added a thump when he hits it. (01:18:55)

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[Princess Leia gets her first look at the Millenium Falcon.]
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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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Question: During the trash compacter scene, Luke gets sucked under by the one-eyed monster thing, which leads to Han and Leia trying to find him. But if the water's only about knee deep, why is it so hard for him to be found?

Answer: Presumably because the monster has pulled him through the lair of whatever they are standing on into whatever space the rest of the body of the monster lives in. Obviously, the monster doesn't live in the part of the part of the compactor that does the compacting or it would be already compacted.


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