Blood Simple

Blood Simple (1984)

8 mistakes

Visible crew/equipment: When the PI enters the house for the first time to take the pictures, when he goes back outside you can clearly see a crew member standing off to the right of the frame. May only be visible in widescreen.

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Continuity mistake: In an early scene, the bartender and the bar owner's wife are driving in the rain, at night. The car is a large Ford: at one point, it becomes a mid-sixties Volvo 122, then is shown as a Ford again.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening sequence where John Getz and Frances McDormand are driving in the rain, the rain stops and starts, depending on the shot.

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Continuity mistake: The wall in the bathroom has a very poor refinishing job. They may have had to practise this shot once earlier.

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Continuity mistake: Have you ever seen anything like that knife in the hand scene?

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Revealing mistake: The ammo box that is removed from the purse is for blank studio type cartridges, and not ballistic ammunition.

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Continuity mistake: When the PI, Visser, shoots Marty, he is aiming the gun at a somewhat downward angle, then, for just a moment, we watch a surprised Marty stare at him. The camera cuts back to Visser, who is now holding the revolver at a much higher angle, as he contemplates shooting Marty again. The camera pulls back for a long shot and it appears Visser is no longer holding the gun on Marty. In the very next shot, he is again pointing the gun at Marty. Also the blood on Marty's shirt increases substantially in the few seconds before Visser leaves.Without a DVR, these details are very difficult to see (except the gun angle).

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stevewaclo

Visible crew/equipment: When Ray runs out of the car and into the open field, he runs past various billboard signs. When he is passing the second one, you can see an HMI light set up on a high boy stand very briefly.

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