Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Continuity mistake: When the officers are carrying Marvin Acme's gurney away, one of them bumps into a crate of squeaking shoes. As the crate topples over, its lid flips upside down between cuts. (00:30:25)

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Revealing mistake: When Eddie's Plymouth skids out from R.K. Maroon's lot, a large section of the Red Car's railway track gets torn from the pavement with the greatest of ease - revealing that the track is actually just a set of metal strips laid out in the center of the road. (01:07:40)

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Continuity mistake: At some point during the opening cartoon short, Roger drinks a bottle of Acme chili sauce and flies directly into a wall-mounted ironing board. The ironing board has a handle on its left side - which vanishes between shots. (00:03:10)

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Factual error: At the moment R.K. Maroon gets shot and killed in his office, look at the framed poster of Pistol Packin' Possum that's dated MCMXXLVIII. In Roman numerals, two X's never appear before an L - which makes this a bogus date. (01:07:10)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Valiant is in the bar and just learned that his friend has been laid-off he takes a drink but Dolores puts her hand over it. In the next shot she has a shot glass in her hand and a bottle, but when Valiant shows her the check, both the glass and the bottle are gone. (00:12:00)

Joe Campbell

Continuity mistake: When Eddie goes to meet Maroon with his accusations, Maroon is holding a distinctively brass colored gun. When Eddie attacks him, the gun is released by Maroon, and it instantly cuts to a shot of Eddie on top of him, an identical gun in hand. Then when they get up, Eddie tosses the gun aside. When Doom shoots Maroon through the window, Eddie dives for cover and once again the gun is amazingly in his hand. (01:06:20 - 01:07:15)

Factual error: Eddie Valiant borrows Deloris' camera to photograph Jessica playing "Patty Cake". There were at least 13 photos from a roll of film that could make only 6 or 8 shots.

R.K. Maroon: How much do you know about show business, Mr. Valiant?
Eddie Valiant: Only that there is no business like it, no business I know.
R.K. Maroon: Yeah. And there's no business more expensive. I'm 25 grand over budget on the latest Baby Herman cartoon. You've seen the rabbit blowing his lines. He can't keep his mind on his job. You know why?
Eddie Valiant: One too many refrigerators dropped on his head?
R.K. Maroon: Nah, he's a toon. You can drop anything you want on his head, he'll shake it off. But break his heart, goes to pieces just like you and me.

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Trivia: When the taxi Jessica and Eddie are in hits the lamppost, she spins around and her dress shifts position. For a couple of frames on the laserdisc version her underwear vanishes, or at least it appears to. Opinion is divided as to whether it's a deliberate move by the animators or just an error in colouring. (https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/who-stripped-jessica-rabbit/). (00:18:15)

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Question: When Eddie is fighting Doom at the end he spots a box with a singing sword in it. He whips it out and sure enough, the sword starts singing. My question is, why would there even be a singing sword? Is this a reference to something else?

Carl Missouri

Answer: Valiant also shares his name with Arthurian comic strip hero Prince Valiant, who wields a singing sword, Flamberge.

Chosen answer: One of the legends of Excalibur says that the sword sang when Arthur pulled it from the stone. Bugs Bunny went on a quest for the singing sword in a cartoon once, so there's historical AND cartoon precedence for singing swords.

Captain Defenestrator

Answer: This is also a gag factory where such things like that would be made for cartoons.

Rob245

Answer: It's likely just meant to be a nonsensical gag. Notice how Eddie and Doom both give the sword a questionable look, like they're also confused as to why such a thing even exists.

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