Magnum Force

Magnum Force (1973)

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New this week Other mistake: In the final credits, DiGiorgio is misspelled as "DiGorgio."

New this month Revealing mistake: When Harry is thrown off the hood of Palancio's car, the windshield runs into the arm of a crane, killing Palancio. At this point, the arm misses the driver, and the actor playing Palancio has been replaced by a dummy.

Visible crew/equipment: After Callahan removes the bomb from his mailbox, he looks up at a man on the nearby stairs. As a car drives by on the street, the lights from it cast the shadow of the boom operator onto the wall.

Visible crew/equipment: After the pimp is stopped by the policeman on the motorcycle and shot, the camera pulls back showing the pimp's arm lolling through the car window and the reflection of the camera crew moving about on the back, driver's side wing.

Continuity mistake: When Callahan is in the car with Lieutenant Briggs after they pick up the bomb they drive by the 76 service station three times in about 30 seconds.

Continuity mistake: In the car with Callahan, after picking up the bomb, Briggs puts his glasses on twice.

Audio problem: When Callahan gets out of his car to stake out the robbery, he shuts the car door, and the sound of the door closing is heard after the door is shut.

Revealing mistake: A metal ramp is visible on the front bumper of the 1972 Ford Galaxie sedan when it rams the motorcycle head on.

Visible crew/equipment: When the corrupt copper pulls over the pimp, there is one shot where the camera is zoomed into his glasses. You can see the camera and 2 crewmembers reflected in them.

Continuity mistake: When Harry is being chased down the steep winding street he hits a car with the driver's side of his car. In one subsequent shot, the damage is shown to the passenger side instead.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie when David Soul has gone flying into the bay from the aircraft carrier, Eastwood gets up painfully from the deck and pulls his jacket down off his shoulders, and we see that it's bunched beneath his right elbow and upper arm. However, the next shot looking up at him looking down at the water shows the jacket is perfectly straight.

Continuity mistake: When the pimp is being followed on the Golden Gate Bridge by one of the motorcycle cops, the shot starts near the center span but in the next couple of shots, they are at the beginning of the bridge.

Continuity mistake: When Callahan jumps onto the hood of Palancio's car after the police raid, he is facing the rear of the car, grabbing the hood near the windshield. A few seconds later, he is seen sprawled across the hood, facing the front of the car, and then seconds later he is back in his original position.

Continuity mistake: When the cop pulls over the mob's limo, he parks his motorcycle perpendicular to the vehicle, but in the next shot it is parked facing in the same direction as the limo.

Revealing mistake: At the very end of the film Clint's corrupt boss drives away from the docks. He does this at a certain speed. Just before the time bomb goes off the car goes at a much slower pace and also Clint's boss has changed into a dummy.

Visible crew/equipment: The camera and cameraman are reflected in the glass in the shooting practice room.

Revealing mistake: When Clint crashes head-on with the bent Copper on his bike (near the end of the film) It is obvious that a dummy stand-in Cop is used for the 'moment supreme'.

Continuity mistake: As Clint Eastwood hunts down the last store robber, he moves swiftly from behind the end of a row of shelves, quickly aims and shoots number three hood dead. This is filmed from behind and his stance is legs spread akimbo. But in the next shot, looking back at him with gun raised, his right leg is braced forward and left backward.

Continuity mistake: When Sweet shoots the pimp, he fires five shots. Later when we see the car being examined, we see six strings representing the bullets paths - only five were fired. (00:44:20 - 00:51:30)

mightymick

Other mistake: When Callahan meets Sunny in his apartment lobby and she asks him, "What does a girl have to do to go to bed with you?" Callahan replies, "Try knocking on the door." and if you look behind Callahan at the Trolley going down hill, you can see a kid waving to the camera.

broski

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