Batman Returns

Continuity mistake: When the penguin is going through the birth certificates in the library, he finds a certificate and begins to write. The name of the baby on the certificate is 'Peter Lindsey' but the penguin writes down 'Matthew Gruen.' (00:36:15)

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Continuity mistake: The length of the bar which comes out of the side of the batmobile, which subsequently knocks over the clown twirling the batons, changes between shots. (00:13:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Oswald is in The Hall of Records, it is snowing heavily. In the next shot of Batman coming around the corner in his batmobile, it isn't snowing. In all following shots it's snowing heavily again. (00:37:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Oswald goes upstairs and finds Catwoman on his bed, he goes over and hangs his hat over the end of an umbrella in the rack. When he picks up an umbrella as he talks with Catwoman, the hat is now in a different position. (01:01:30 - 01:02:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Batman is fighting some goons right before his boomerang is stolen by a poodle, one of the goons attacks him with a metal pipe, which both opponents take hold of in one shot. Batman then delivers a blow to the assailant, the view shifts further away, and we can see that neither Batman or the goon have the pipe, and it is nowhere on the ground nearby. After this, Batman turns to his right to defend against another goon and we see another enemy coming at him from behind, but after the view shifts to another shot and then back to Batman, this enemy is nowhere to be found.

Continuity mistake: When Max Schrek leads the Penguin over to the image consultants, two women standing behind them suddenly vanish. (00:48:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Batman is on the roof, his cape becomes a glider, the glider is separate from his cape as his cape falls off behind him. When he floats down the glider cape once again resembles his regular cape. (01:16:45)

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Continuity mistake: When The Penguin is explaining his scheme about stealing the children fron their cribs and sending them to their watery graves, a black line of spit runs down his chin. When he turns around it's gone. (01:29:15)

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Continuity mistake: When the penguin is at his parents grave, as he kneels, between shots the roses he holds change completely. In one shot one of the roses has a leaf on the stem, right under the rosebud. In the next shot the leaf has vanished. (00:39:20)

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Continuity mistake: In the shot of Mr. and Mrs. Cobblepot by the window, they both hold a martini. Mr. Cobblepot's martini glass is full to the top. But after the baby pulls the cat into his crib, Mr. C's martini glass is suddenly only a quarter full. (00:00:50)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where the Batmobile diagnostics detects a foreign object, it shows it being located approximately to the front-left of the windshield. It is also a 2D plan view. Yet Batman automatically knows it is BELOW the car and punches through the floor directly beneath him, which is nowhere near where the Batmobile detects it. (01:21:35)

Continuity mistake: When the baby basket is floating through the sewers, there are shadows but no lights, except for one scene where the lights are under water.

Continuity mistake: When Selina is listening to her answering machine in her apartment, the items on the pull-out drawer, under the shelf with the fishbowl on it, change and move around between shots. (00:22:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Alfred is drving Bruce in the car at the end of the film, the same car can be seen parked on the street, in different places, from different angles, about five or six times. (01:53:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Catwoman pulls Max Schrek up out of the water, Max's hair is very wet, and is stuck down flat on his forehead. In the very next shot it is much drier and is wavier and stringy. (01:46:40)

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Continuity mistake: When The Penguin starts to shoot at the booing crowd from his umbrella, the same microphone, on the far left, falls from the podium twice in different shots. (01:27:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Batman spots the Ice Princess tied up, he shoots his glider and the tip lands in a rough stone wall, but in the next shot as he glides down along the wire, the tip is embedded in a rusty metal wall. (01:13:10)

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Continuity mistake: The kettles on the oven hobs in Selina's apartment change their position and they change which hob they are on as well between the shots of Selina entering her apartment, and her grabbing the frying pan. (00:28:40)

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Continuity mistake: Just before Batman takes his mask off at the end, the black makeup around his eyes vanishes while the mask is still on. (01:48:20)

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Selina Kyle: Ok, Intimidate me, bully me if it makes you feel big. I mean it's not like you can just kill me...
Max Shreck: Actually, it's a lot like that.

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Question: What kept the police from going into the sewers to retrieve Oswald?

Answer: Nothing was stopping them. After Penguin's true nature was revealed, they most likely started searching the entire sewer system but couldn't find where his lair actually was so they had no choice but to give up.

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