Bird on a Wire
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Continuity mistake: Look at the station of the teller in the Racine bank. In the closest angles the pen by the calculator is at a perpendicular angle and touches the machine, while in the wider angles it is a bigger distance. (00:50:35)


Continuity mistake: The cop giving chase to Rick and Muffy can't stand being stuck at the railway crossing and takes off. On the sidewalk, a little family (dad mom and baby in a stroller) has suddenly appeared. (00:40:20)


Continuity mistake: During the mistaken cash withdrawal at the teller, the lady descending the stairs in the background is at a different height in the different shots. (00:50:40)


Continuity mistake: When Diggs gets locked In the lion's cage, the light and shadow areas in the cage keep changing at every shot. (01:36:30)


Continuity mistake: Goldie and Mel are on his boat at the end - Mel unfurls the sail to reveal the words "Mister Wiggly." Note that the words are printed at an angle: rising from left to right. Instantly the scene cuts and the words on the sail are printed at the opposite angle: lowering from left to right.

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Continuity mistake: When Goldie's boyfriend is watching surveillance video of the "bank robbery" Mel Gibson and Goldie Hawn are in the wrong positions and Mel Gibson's reaction to taking the security guards gun is all wrong.

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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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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