Bird on a Wire

Audio problem: When the cop comes out of the windshield of the SUV the train smashed into, he utters a "Goddamn" dubbed in, his lips not even moving. (00:40:30)

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Audio problem: Bill Duke's lips don't move at all as he parts ways with the Colombians during the birthday party meeting. (00:05:30)

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Audio problem: In the scene were Mel and Goldie are in the salon, and she says "I called him sick", you can see that her lip movements are totally wrong. It appears this line was changed as her actual words appear to be "I called him a prick," which is why the flamboyantly gay hairdresser replies with "Oh he is a prick" with such an implying tone.

Factual error: Mel and Goldie board a ferry. A visible sign states 'Detroit-Racine Ferry'. Detroit is on the east side of the state of Michigan but Racine, Wisconsin is west of Michigan, across Lake Michigan. The only water route to get from Detroit to Racine would be to circumnavigate the entire state of Michigan.

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Rick Jarmin: I haven't had a girlfriend for 5 years.
Marianne Graves: Really?
Rick: Yeah - Mr. Wiggly's been on bread and water for 5 years.

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Trivia: When the agent pulls from the computer record Richard's file, an alias listed is "David Putnam - Columbia Pictures", employed from 06/04/1973 to 02/01/1975. That's an obvious reference to producer David Puttnam (two Ts), who had a brief stint as head of Columbia Pictures in 1986-87, not making many friends in the then Coca-Cola owned production company. (00:12:50)

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