Blade Runner

Continuity mistake: At Sebastian's place, when Roy kisses Pris on the nose, the powder covering her face and her nose transfers from Pris to Roy, so now Pris's nose is void of powder, but a few seconds later, the powder returns.


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Continuity mistake: Just before Roy kills Tyrell, he says "Nothing the god of Bio-Mechanics wouldn't let you into heaven for." A drop of sweat begins to hang down off Roy's nose, about to fall. The camera changes angles and suddenly the drop has vanished. (01:25:35)

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Continuity mistake: As Deckard is setting up the VK to test Rachel, one shot shows him adjusting the eye piece with his thumb as she asks if she can smoke. The view from behind his hand shows his thumb up towards the top of the eye piece. But then the film cuts to a view of the other side and Deckard's thumb is now towards the middle of the eye piece. (00:19:55)

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Continuity mistake: The Asian chef calls Deckard over to order his food once a seat becomes available. There is a guy in a yellow shirt sitting next to the open seat. A blue bottle of some sorts is right next to this guy's arm. When Deckard comes over, the blue bottle has vanished. It appears again once Deckard sits down to his left by the yellow guy's arm. And then after the chef gives Deckard his food, the blue bottle is suddenly on Deckard's right. (00:09:05)

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Continuity mistake: While waiting in the rain for his food, the chef across the street calls Deckard to come over. Deckard folds his newspaper and puts it over his head to shield himself from the rain. The paper is folded messily and the crease side is in his hand. When he gets to the other side of the street, the fold is suddenly much cleaner and neat, and the crease side is on the outside, no longer in his hand. (00:09:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Deckard shoots Zhora and she crashes through the window dead, her hands are above her head, but when Deckard walks up to her body her hands are now halfway up her body.

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Continuity mistake: When Deckard is snooping about in Zhora's dressing room asking questions. We see her putting on high heel mid-calf boots (just under her shin pads). Watch the chase sequence soon after. Especially when she gets shot and is on the ground picking herself up, you can see she is wearing what looks like black trainers. (00:52:10 - 00:55:40)


Audio problem: Deckard investigates the maker of artificial reptiles; an Abdul somebody. It's obvious that the dialogue was added as neither actor is in sync with the sound. The end of the scene has the storekeeper's voice telling Deckard the information he was seeking while Deckard's mouth is the one moving. Deckard's mouth continues to move even after Abdul's lines are finished and the scene cuts. This has been corrected in the 2007 Final Cut of the film, but exists in all previous versions. (00:48:45)

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Trivia: In the scene where Ford and the other policeman take off in a police car, there is a shot of the inside of the car showing a computer screen with a flashing word "purge" on it. The screen was originally used in "Alien" when Ripley set off the shuttle to escape from Nostromo. (00:10:30)

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Question: When Roy confronts Tyrell, he says something that I'm having difficulty figuring out. The captions read that he is saying "I want more life... father!" But to me, and I've listened to that part over and over trying to figure it out, it sounds like he is saying "I want more life... fucker!" So is he saying Father, or Fucker?

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Chosen answer: It's a more complicated question than you might think. Two versions of the scene were filmed, the main one, where Roy says "fucker" and an alternate, originally intended for use on television, where he says "father." Different versions of the movie use different takes. Of the three best known variants, the original theatrical release and the inaccurately-named Director's Cut both use the "fucker" line, whereas the Final Cut, the only one that Ridley Scott had full control over, uses the "father" line. What he's saying will depend on which version of the movie you were watching. Only you can answer that one.

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