Collision Course

New this month Continuity mistake: When Costas picks the photo with the street gang graffiti detail from the print tongs, he holds the picture by the top corner in the close-up, the side in the following shot. Then in another close-up, similar hands and tongs disposition, inconsistent with the frontal views. (01:19:40)

Sammo Premium member

New this month Continuity mistake: During the introduction to the press of the 'Starburst' car, Derek Jarryd pushes a button and the curtain rises; it rises well above his shoulders, but in the close-up he is turning around for the camera and the curtain is just then below his breast pocket level. (00:34:15)

Sammo Premium member

Continuity mistake: During the "exciting" conclusion, Investigator Natsuo runs toward the villain's vehicle, jumps, and kicks through the windshield. Besides the fact that there are some poor special effects at work, watch this quick shot closely. As he is flying through the air in that split second, the villain's car changes colour! It is quite obvious, as the car goes from a dark red color to dull grey.

New this month Continuity mistake: The two partners have finished the bottle of Chivas; when Leno says "You don't tell me sh*t!", Pat Morita in the close-up has his index higher on the glass (the last 'ring', nearly to the rim) compared to the way he held the same glass in the wider shot. (00:48:25)

Sammo Premium member

New this month Continuity mistake: Oshima, downed by a headbutt, begins to sit up and asks "Where is Mr. Madras?" In the next shot he's down lower and the back of his hand is against the car. When 'Tex' Cobb puts his feed on the hook, his hand is down, but is up again instantly after. (00:08:50)

Sammo Premium member

New this month Continuity mistake: Police office in Tokyo. Mr. Nakagawa asks Pat Morita how his English is. He had the folder with the material about the case close to his body, elevated, but when he answers, or tries, the folder is placed against the desk. (00:07:15)

Sammo Premium member

New this month Continuity mistake: When Tony is laughing about Natsuo and 'the same flight' as Oshima, his hand is up from the crutch. The policewoman he met early in the movie sits by him next, her hand is on the back of the seat, but at the cut it is not anymore. (01:33:55)

Sammo Premium member

New this month Continuity mistake: Natsuo and Tony have just exited the bowling alley. Some residual scuffle happens outside, and one guy with a yellow shirt gets up quite stunned. New shot ("My mistake, cos I don't trust you") and the guy is back rolling on the ground. (01:00:40)

Sammo Premium member

New this month Continuity mistake: In his apartment, Costas pours whiskey for Fujitsuka. When he says "I was a little curious, those photographs." etc, he has still his arm intent on pouring while he had already lifted the bottle at the end of the previous shot. (00:46:50)

Sammo Premium member

New this month Continuity mistake: When the two unlikely heroes arrive in front of Scully's place, the sun is just below the postbox in the opening shot, but when they are walking to the door, the whole front is in shadow, the sun being behind the house. (01:02:20)

Sammo Premium member

New this month Continuity mistake: The dynamic duo does a U turn in front of the bowling and parks behind Scully. New shot and the light changes (look at the shadow the car was projecting during the wide shot) and a new car is passing in the street. (00:56:55)

Sammo Premium member

New this month Continuity mistake: Costas pays (with his pal's money) for the cookies from the kid and signs for sending the whole package to the colleague. As he trips on the boxes, the kid has suddenly straightened the pile he has in his arms. (00:13:35)

Sammo Premium member

New this month Continuity mistake: When Tex Cobb is facing Pat Morita in the bowling brawl stalking him by the table dividers, Cobb has the right hand raised in guard when seen from the front, but from behind his arm is lowered. (00:59:15)

Sammo Premium member

Continuity mistake: At the club where they are eating ribs, Costas at one point says "Oh great" showing a broken toothpick. But the previous image shown was a close-up and he was browsing pictures with that hand. (01:17:15)

Sammo Premium member

Continuity mistake: Pat Morita is searching the room of the deceased Oshima. In a close-up he flips a sheet on top of the one with car schematics, but he's holding the sheets together in the next. (00:19:00)

Sammo Premium member

Continuity mistake: Madras is having lunch when Derek Jarryd sits at his table and passes him today's paper. He grabs it and holds it by the bottom right corner; in close-up he is holding it mid-page. (00:34:50)

Sammo Premium member

Continuity mistake: Inside Inspector Ryerson's office, Costas picks up the phone. Leno in the close-up is holding the receiver with two hands, one before and after. (00:26:10)

Sammo Premium member

Continuity mistake: Fujitsuka's boss passes him 3 pictures. They are all lined up together in the close-up, but in the reverse shot they are spread out. (00:07:00)

Sammo Premium member

Continuity mistake: During the "exciting" conclusion, Investigator Natsuo runs toward the villain's vehicle, jumps, and kicks through the windshield. Besides the fact that there are some poor special effects at work, watch this quick shot closely. As he is flying through the air in that split second, the villain's car changes colour! It is quite obvious, as the car goes from a dark red color to dull grey.

More mistakes in Collision Course

New this week
Investigator Fujitsuka Natsuo: I tell you rest on need-to-know basis
Detective Tony Costas: Need to know? I tell you what I need to know, I need to know why I shouldn't put my foot up your ass!
Investigator Fujitsuka Natsuo: Reason very simple. Most uncomfortable position for both parties. (00:42:15)

Sammo Premium member
More quotes from Collision Course

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.