Absolute Power

Absolute Power (1997)

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Continuity mistake: When Clint comes out of the vault, the dead woman's dress is torn badly from the struggle, but when they flash back later, her dress is not torn.

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Continuity mistake: When Seth Frank goes to visit Luther Whitney's daughter at work, the chairs are already pulled out from the desk, but when he walks up close and says "Thanks", he pulls the chair out to sit down.

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Continuity mistake: When the two bodyguards shoot the girl, she lands on top of Gene Hackman (the President). They rush over and pull the girl off. In the following shot, they're pulling the girl off him again.

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Continuity mistake: When Seth Frank is talking with Luther's daughter while she is sitting at her desk, Seth picks up a framed photograph and his hands are on the bottom of the frame, but in the next close-up of the picture one hand is at the top and one at the bottom.

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Continuity mistake: When Luther escapes in his car, from the mansion and the agents chasing him, there is a shot of the guys and the female inside the mansion, when they discover the two way mirror and open it. The agent with the grey hair stands in the door frame, but in the following shot he is further in the room and now the woman stands in the door frame.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Luther drops a gift off at the hotel for Gloria Russell, when she opens the card to look who it is from, in this shot we see she has her right fingers on top of the card, and the left at the bottom, but a closeup shot of the card shows she has both the left and right fingers at the bottom of the card, then in the following shot the right fingers are back at the top of the card.

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Continuity mistake: In the middle of the film, Seth Frank goes to see Luther. In the first shots of the canteen scene, Luther walks away from Seth Frank, in the following shot, they move up the table together.

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Continuity mistake: When Luther is drawing, the woman next to him starts to talk to him and when she says, "May I" Luther moves his left arm from the board down to his knee, so that she can turn the page. In the overhead shot when she turns the page, Luther's left arm is still on the board.

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Continuity mistake: At the start, when Luther is inside the mirrored room in the mansion, Allen Richmond is standing in front of the mirror until the lady walks up and he puts his arm around her neck. He kisses her cheek, and she puts her head back then closes her eyes, but in the the reflection she is looking at the mirror and she does not have her head back anymore.

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Continuity mistake: When Seth Frank is talking with Luther in the cafeteria of the museum/art gallery, as Luther says, "The secret is research," Seth picks up his cup of coffee grasping it with four fingers, but in the following shot he is holding the cup with its handle.

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Continuity mistake: When the President's two bodyguards see the curtains move, the woman says "the bedroom, get up there". They run into the house, the camera cuts to Clint Eastwood, then back to the woman. In the background, the two bodyguards are running into the house again.

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Continuity mistake: When Luther is holding a syringe to the black agents neck, in the shot from Luther's point-of-view, his left index finger is up, but in the following shot from behind the black guys head all of Luther's fingers are on the syringe.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning, when Luther is drawing, the camera is on the right side of him. In this shot, his left hand is on the board or drawing, but in the following shot, his left hand is now over the corner of the board/drawing.

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Continuity mistake: When Laura Linney parks to go jogging, she parks next to a black and blue car, that are quite close to each other, but on the long shot, there is no black and blue car.

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Continuity mistake: After Clint's daughter's car is pushed over the cliff and tumbles down the hill, a log can be seen rolling toward the front of the car. The log then gets jammed under the right front side of the vehicle as the car and log come to a complete stop. Later as Clint arrives at the scene and looks down the precipice, the log has clearly been moved about 6 feet from the vehicle and is nowhere near where it was at the end of the previous scene.

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Continuity mistake: When Allen leaves the mansion where the dead woman is, Luther, who is still in the two way mirror pulls back his coat to reveal his watch, but in the following closeup he is revealing his watch again.

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Continuity mistake: When Clint Eastwood comes out of the vault and looks down at the dead woman lying on the floor, her mouth is slightly open. A couple of shots later, we see a close up of her face and her mouth is closed.

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Character mistake: Wouldn't the president be concerned that the alarm system, which Luther deactivated, was deactivated?

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