Bird on a Wire

Bird on a Wire (1990)

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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)

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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)

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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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Continuity mistake: Marianne Graves gets out of the limo at the beginning of the movie; the smoke in the chimney goes from left to right between shots. (00:02:50)

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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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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.

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.

Marianne Graves: What are you doing here?
Rick Jarmin: I missed you. Now hop on.

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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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