Scarface

Scarface (1983)

41 mistakes

Visible crew/equipment: When the first deal goes wrong and the man with the chainsaw jumps out the window you can clearly see him land on a grey crash mat because it lifts up at the corners.

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Continuity mistake: When Tony shoots Manny after he finds out that he has been with Gina, she runs to hold his bloody body, in turn getting blood on her robe. A few scenes later, when Gina comes into Tony's office, wearing the same robe, it is perfectly clean and there is no sign of any blood.

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Continuity mistake: Tony and Omar Suarez go down to Bolivia to meet with Mr. Sosa. After Omar has an accident from the chopper,the binoculars are put down on the table on end. Next shot, they lay flat. Next shot, on end again. And so on through out the scene.

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Continuity mistake: When Tony is in the Babylon Club watching the performer dressed in a clown suit, the assassins shoot everyone, including the clown. When the clown is first shot, his hat falls to the ground (but the camera cuts away). After a few seconds later, we see the clown again falling, but his hat is back on top of his head.

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Visible crew/equipment: Just before Tony gets shot at in the Babylon Club, there is a close up of his face. In the mirror behind him, you can see director Brian De Palma's head.

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Revealing mistake: During the riot at Freedomtown, the camera pans over to Rebenga exiting the telephone booth. As soon as he leaves the phone falls down inside the booth, but there are no wires attached to the back of the phone.

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BillyBlake

Continuity mistake: In the final scene where Tony is killed, he is shot, then falls through a banister. When he first falls through the banister both halves are pushed outwards. The next shot is from below looking upwards and shows one half of the banister coming outwards and the other going inwards. Then it goes back to the shot from above and both halves are back outwards.

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Other mistake: In the scene that begins with "Three Months Later" where Tony and Manny are sitting at the table near the beach watching the girls in bikinis walk by, Manny is attempting to explain to Tony how to pick up women by explaining what "women in this country know and understand". After Manny sticks his tongue out to demonstrate and Tony asks Manny "what the f*ck was that, Mayne?", if you watch Al Pacino's lips as Steven Bauer is talking, you can see Al's lips moving in unison to whatever Steven is saying.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene at the beach/pool where Manny approaches the blonde in the blue bikini, if you watch the area of the pool behind where the blonde is seated on a lounge chair, you will see several people in the pool. Immediately after Manny sticks his tongue out at her and the camera pans back to her as she slaps him, if you look at the same area of the pool, there is absolutely no one there anymore. This was only a matter of seconds after seeing everyone there.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Tony is watching the blimp go by with the words "The world is yours", if you look at his reflection in the glass he has a cigarette in his mouth. He reaches up to remove it and as the camera changes he is putting it up to his mouth.

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Continuity mistake: Tony tells Nick to call Lopez at exactly 3:00. The scene goes on with Lopez and Bernstein dying when they ask Ernie if he wants a job. The clock says 3:03 but, from the time the call was made at 3am to the next time we see the clock next to Ernie, 5 min and 25 sec have passed.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Tony goes back to his mother's house to visit her and Gina, watch the bottom right corner of the screen, on one of the kitchen appliances. You will see a shadow moving through the area, but no-one in the scene is moving at this speed or direction.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the camera pans down, at the scene of the Carlyle sign, the crew members can be seen moving the camera crane in the reflection of the last window.

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Revealing mistake: When the man is pushed out of the helicopter and hung by a noose around his neck, in the brief close-up shot you can see the prop noose around his neck is very loose and partially conceals the real rope that suspends the victim.

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Continuity mistake: When Tony walks into the Colombians' motel, he says hello to Marta. Watch Marta's arm. It changes positions from being in front of her on the pillow to on her hip depending on a shot from behind her and a shot from in front of her.

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BillyBlake

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Tony has shot Mel and his body is on the floor, look quickly and you can see Mel's hands quickly move when he is supposed to be dead.

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Talespin798

Continuity mistake: Tony Montana has a heart tattoo on his right hand between his thumb and index finger. The heart rotates 180° from when it's first seen to later in the movie.

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djm

Continuity mistake: When Manny is standing in the tent with the knife, the scenes cut back and forth between him with no sweat on his shirt and the clasp on his necklace in the front to a sweaty shirt and the clasp to his necklace in the back.

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kaleena van hoose

Continuity mistake: Just before Michele throws the drink in Al's face, when they keep cutting from her to the others, her body position is different each time. Sometimes, she is leaning forward, with her left hand on the drink, other times she is leaning back, with her right hand up holding out her cigarette. When the camera is on Al and you just see her in the frame, her body is still, inconsistent with her body position changes.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene when Tony goes visit his mother, Gina hugs him and you can appreciate her long and neat nails. Right after the hug, Tony gives her a present that she opens, and then the camera shows only the jewel and (supposedly) Gina's hands touching it. These hands have really short and not so neat nails. You can see Gina's long nails again at the end of the scene when she holds Tony again outside by the car.

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Revealing mistake: As soon as Tony shoots Hector out on the street, the shot changes angles to see Hector's body fall face down. It may be a stunt-double because this person's hair is completely different from the actor playing Hector. Before Hector is shot, his hair is completely combed. As his body is falling, his hair is suddenly completely uncombed (To me it seems the double's head is bald on top and with a tiny pony-tail, but that's probably just me). After he falls his hair seems back to being combed-over.

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Audio problem: When Tony is about to kill Frank, Frank says "Look Tony, please don't kill me." You can see that he is not saying anything. His audio is obviously added in by Post Production.

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Jeffy

Continuity mistake: In the scene where they are having dinner at the Babylon Club, the waiter brings them champagne and when they all raise their glasses to toast, Tony has a cigar in his mouth. The camera cuts away and then cuts back to Tony about to take a drink of champagne and the cigar is now gone. There was not enough time to take out the cigar. A second later the cigar is back.

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Melissa

Revealing mistake: At the end of the infamous chainsaw scene Tony takes an automatic pistol away from one of the Colombians after a struggle in the shower. Tony pushes the Columbian away, extends the pistol and fires a round. You see the gun's hammer drop and the muzzle flashes, but the slide does not cycle, a clear sign that blanks were being used.

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Other mistake: Manny is shot in the scene in the motel, but when he is in the bed with the naked lady, there is no sign of any type of bullet wound in his chest, side or arm.

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Continuity mistake: When the Colombian is shot dead on the road, his position changes between shots.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Tony leaves the bathroom in the motel scene, the bathroom light is on and it is bright. When he leans over Manny, the bathroom is now dark.

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Revealing mistake: When Tony shoots Hector in the head, you can tell they stuck a red sticker to his head to simulate a bullet hole. You can tell this because there's a little bit sticking out, which is what they'd use to take it off.

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Continuity mistake: In the motel chainsaw scene, before the Colombians pull out their guns, there are several food containers, a bag of cookies and a soda can lined up neatly on a table, seen in multiple shots. After the skirmish, Hector pulls the chainsaw out of its box and Tony is leaning against the table with the items now all scattered in different positions. A few minutes later, Manny shoots his way in. You can see the table in multiple shots and the items are back in their original positions.

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ben6679

Visible crew/equipment: When they are leaving the Porsche showroom/garage, the entire crew is perfectly visible in Michelle Pfeiffer's sunglasses.

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The_Iceman

Continuity mistake: In the scenes after Omar is killed in the helicopter, Sosa and Montana are talking business gangster style. Montana's body shifts positions all the time as the cam cuts, one time he is standing with his arms akimbo, next he is bringing his hands to his hips, and all the time his body's angle is shifting.

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Plot hole: During the scene when Tony Montana is at the Babylon Club talking to Manny after he speaks with Mel Bernstein He says to Manny "Who else knew about that Rebenga Hit, Omar? He's fertilized." But what he failed to realize is that there was someone else who knew of the Rebenga Hit and he is the guy who was in the car with Omar during the first time they met while Tony and Manny were still dishwashers at the restaurant.

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Mr4514

Other mistake: When Tony pulls his arms down from the shower curtain, there are no chains on either of his arms, and at no time do you see them fall in front of him.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the film, Tony drops his M16 when he is shot over the barrier. But when he falls into the pool, his M16 has gone.

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Audio problem: At Tony's interrogation at the Immigration Office, the voices of two of the INS Officers are shoddily dubbed over. This error is made even more noticeable by the fact that the first officer has been replaced by the distinct voice of actor Charles Durning. The other officer is voiced by Dennis Franz.

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Continuity mistake: Angel is killed in the tub in the motel, but his body is not in there when shots of the tub are seen. Also, if the body were still in there, Tony and the other man would not be able to stand or move back and forth as easily as they did as they would be slipping and stepping on body parts.

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Continuity mistake: When Tony is supposed to do the assassination for Sosa they are following the man and his family in a car. There are two beer cans and chinese food containers on the dashboard. When it shows Tony and the rest of the people in the car one of the cans is smashed. When it shows the view of the car in front of them it isn't smashed. The can changes from scene to scene.

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ShooterMcGavin34

Continuity mistake: When Manny gets shot by the Colombian, the Colombian is holding a pistol, but in the next shot he is holding a sub-machine gun, then back to the pistol, and so on in the scene.

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NobodyOk

Continuity mistake: As Tony chases Hector out of the hotel, a white handbag can be seen behind them on the pavement. Afterwards, once Tony shoots Hector, the bag is gone.

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Continuity mistake: When Tony is in the refugee camp and he stabs the communist at the doorway, the camera focuses on the Cuban's face where he is standing upright staring straight ahead. The camera then changes to a rear view and the Cuban is suddenly in a hunched over position making for an awkward transition.

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matthewgregorycox

Continuity mistake: While Manny and Tony are working at the bar, before starting in the drug business, Tony has a towel over his right shoulder. Depending on the angle the towel covers part of his spine or it doesn't.

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Tony Montana: In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the women.

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Trivia

The Playstation 2/PC game "Grand Theft Auto - Vice City" by Rockstar Games, is modeled exactly after the movie Scarface; the mansion, the cars, the environment, buildings, the Babylon Club (in the game it's called the Malibu Club), even some of the game scenarios are similar (for instance, the take over the mansion and the chainsaw scene).

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