Blazing Saddles

Blazing Saddles (1974)

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Continuity mistake: When the crook kicks the door on a building in the fake town it falls over, but the same building falls over again when the dynamite goes off.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Bart enters the saloon to deliver the candygram to Mongo, his shadow can clearly be seen against the painted backdrop behind him depicting the street scene.

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Continuity mistake: When Mongo first comes into town and the man on the horse says "You can't park that animal here," Mongo punches the horse and its rider, and the horse falls. Before the cut to the close up of the man (obviously the stunt double), his head is facing toward the horse's head. After the cut to the close up of the man, his body is facing the opposite direction.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the beginning when the two black workers are using the handcart to look for quicksand, you can see the cable pulling them in one quick shot.

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Revealing mistake: When Mongo wakes up and breaks free of the chains, in the shot where he breaks free, the chains suddenly shift position and some even disappear. This is because the camera was stopped and the chains were replaced with fake break always before the camera was restarted. Another way to see this is because the water that dripping down Mongo's face suddenly stops.

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Audio problem: When Taggart kicks over the fake building, he turns around and says "it's a fake, we've been suckered in." But his mouth is wide open and doesn't appear to be saying anything at all.

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Audio problem: Towards the end when everyone is running around the studio lot fighting, there's a tour group getting ready to enter the cafeteria. The tour guide's mouth doesn't even remotely match what she is saying.

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Audio problem: When Hedley shoots a man for chewing gum on line the sound effect of his body hitting the ground takes place about a full second before he actually collapses.

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Continuity mistake: When Mongo gets the "candygram", he closes his eyes BEFORE it explodes in his face. True, that is necessary for safety, but if he would have tilted his head just a little more, his hat would have blocked the view of his eyes.

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Continuity mistake: The scene where the gang stampedes through Rockridge, a thug on horseback lassos a man who is dragged down with the rope slipping down around his feet. As he's dragged foot first through the mud, he says "Well, that's the end of this suit" only now, the rope is up around his chest and under his arms and he's being pulled in a head first direction.

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Continuity mistake: When Mongo is sniffing Taggert's arm, his hat has been knocked down to below his eyes. When the shot changes, the hat is now lifted up above his eyebrows, even though both his hands are still on Taggert.

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Bishop73

Continuity mistake: When Sheriff Bart and The Waco Kid are sitting in the sheriff's office, the Waco Kid is shaving. He has shaving cream on his face, he wipes some if it off, leaving some on. Bart kicks a chair and the Waco Kid jumps up and the shaving cream is gone.

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Deliberate mistake: In the beginning, when the two black workers are using the handcart, they bend their arms as they crouch down to give the illusion that they are slipping into the quicksand.

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Continuity mistake: When Waco Kid is lying down on boxes at the end of the film, there is no horse. All of a sudden when he's invited somewhere by Sheriff Bart, a horse appears.

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Revealing mistake: As Mongo enters the bar, you can tell the background is a piece of scenery just outside the entrance; there is a wrinkle in the fabric at the floor.

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Revealing mistake: After Bart's announcement, the preacher holds up a bible. As he does, you can see that it doesn't move like a bible that size might. Plus, after the hole is "shot", the cover splinters from the pyrotechnic charge goes off, showing it's a wooden prop.

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Movie Nut

Other mistake: As Charlie and Bart are starting to get up from the quick sand, the light reflector is jostled, thereby causing the light to jump.

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Continuity mistake: When the Sheriff comes into Lili's dressing room, she has her left hand resting on the desk.When she takes the rose you can tell her left arm is down to her side now. When she tells the sheriff to have a seat, she only raises her right arm but in the next shot her left arm is raised with her hand in the desk again.

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Continuity mistake: When the two black workers are looking for quicksand, when Taggart and Lyle come into the scene, Charlie's hand is covered with sand, next shot as he moves around to Bart's side of the handcar it's perfectly clean.

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Revealing mistake: When the Waco Kid supposedly steals the king from the sheriff as they are playing chess, the real king falls out of the sheriff's hand as he pretends to grab it. It still lies there throughout the rest of the scene.

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Suggested correction: The king didn't fall, he knocked a different piece over.

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Jim: Well, it got so that every piss-ant prairie punk who thought he could shoot a gun would ride into town to try out the Waco Kid. I must have killed more men than Cecil B. DeMille. It got pretty gritty. I started to hear the word "draw" in my sleep. Then one day, I was just walking down the street when I heard a voice behind me say, "Reach for it, mister!" I spun around... And there I was, face-to-face with a six-year old kid. Well, I just threw my guns down and walked away. Little bastard shot me in the ass. So I limped to the nearest saloon, crawled inside a whiskey bottle, and I've been there ever since.

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The language that the Indians speak is actually Yiddish.

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