1941

Continuity mistake: When Sitarski hands Betty the washed-up doughnut her hand is lowered resting on the bar. A frame later it's raised at chest level.

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Continuity mistake: Sitarski is served one doughnut, grabs it and leaves an empty plate. A frame later, when the doughnut falls, a second one appears.

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Continuity mistake: At the bar with Betty, Sitarski is offered a salad. The waitress' arms change positions between the wide and close-up shot.

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Continuity mistake: While Wally watches the dance club from the window outside, a dog sitting on its hind legs by the edge of the curb, swaps to standing on all four legs by the middle of the curb.

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Continuity mistake: When Kelso's plane leaves, the loose petrol hose's position and movement differs between the wide and close-up shots.

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Continuity mistake: After Wally picks up the picture in the sink, the amount of foam on the skimmer decreases between frames.

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Continuity mistake: At the Douglas' yard, the arms of the woman Sitarkis holds keep changing positions all the time.

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Continuity mistake: When Kelso runs after his plane and stands in between the petrol leak, the position of his legs differs between the wide and close-up angles.

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Continuity mistake: After the cake incident, when the soldiers leave, the one covered in cream raises his arm to wipe it off his face. A frame later the arm is down and he starts repeating all movements.

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Continuity mistake: At the Douglas' home, when Sitarski holds the woman in his arms, the clothes on the line swap from moving to being still, back and forth, depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: When Hollis drives his truck, the shovel's position changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When the movie starts, a woman leans towards the window, but a frame later from the angle behind she is sitting straight and leaning again.

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Continuity mistake: During the dance contest, Maxine slides along the floor crying "Ecstasy!". The position she faces and the way her legs are bent, differs between the first and second shot.

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Continuity mistake: When the two guys are messing up the kitchen doing pancakes, the food and mess on the stove keeps changing from messy to clean back and forth.

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Continuity mistake: When a soldier sinks his face in the cake, a lady next to him wipes off the cream with a napkin, but a frame later her hands are away and she is grabbing a napkin again.

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Continuity mistake: After Ward enters the barn in reverse gear, his right hand swaps between raised or lowered, depending on the shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Betty and Sitarski are in the garage, the dirt on the car and the trail of hand prints on it keep changing all the time.

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Continuity mistake: When Ward's tank drives in reverse and destroys the barn, the mess on the door and wall differs between the outside and inside shots.

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Continuity mistake: Before Ward puts the ammo in the cannon, when Wood greets Mrs. Douglas the string to pull the blind changes length back and forth depending on the angle. (01:28:50)

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Continuity mistake: As the two look-outs get on the big wheel the thin guy with the ventriloquist's dummy sits on the right. But later in the film he is on the left.

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Donna Stratton: You get me up in that plane, then we'll talk about forward thrust.

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Trivia: 1941 was directed by Steven Spielberg. The movie opens with a spoof of "Jaws", which Spielberg also directed. The woman who swims out and winds up on the submarine is the same actress who was eaten at the beginning of Jaws.

Mark Bernhard
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