Jaws 3-D

Jaws 3-D (1983)

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Continuity mistake: When Dan walks down to a podium and looks over to see the dolphin knocking at the gate, the tee-shirt he is wearing changes from being plain white with a tag badge on his left, to a white shirt with a large blue stripe across it, with a tag badge being on the right.

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Visible crew/equipment: After Calvin Bouchard makes the announcement to tourists visiting the Undersea Kingdom to evacuate, we see the tour guide lead the crowd through the tunnels. The green screen backdrop is still in the final cut. They forgot to add in the underwater effect.

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Continuity mistake: When two divers emerge from the water, one pulls their goggles up onto their forehead and the other pulls his goggles down to round his neck. Then the divers and Mike start talking about 'no overtime', and between shots the goggles around the divers neck vanish.

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning when the water skiers are practicing, in one shot they are skiing right next to land and trees, in the next shot they are way out in the ocean near the ports.

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Factual error: When the shark swims towards the glass, it doesn't move its tail. Sharks have to swing their tail in order to swim. There is no way this shark could be moving.

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Factual error: The window in the underwater control room has to be made from some thick material such as plexiglas to stand the pressure. Yet the shark simply lifts its snout a little and sends thin pieces of glass shattering everywhere.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Mike fires the harpoon at the shark, the wire the arrow is attached to is visible.

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Factual error: When the shark is chasing Mike and his girlfriend near the end you can see air bubbles coming out of the fin (obviously a hole in the puppet). Real sharks do not blow bubbles from their fins.

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Revealing mistake: The shark attacks a little wooden platform in the water which 3 men then fall through. You can see this is made from a lightweight wood such as balsa so that it will break apart easily, and it's not the sort of wood such a thing should be made of.

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David Mercier

Continuity mistake: When Mike answers the call from Calvin the phone cord goes over his shoulder. When it cuts it's gone.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the opening credits we see shots of water skiers climbing on top of each other to try and form a human pyramid. In one long shot you can see the side of the wake which the crew's speedboat is making.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening credits, there are eleven skiers in the pyramid. However when they fall in the water, and then all get up and ski off again, there are only ten skiers now.

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Factual error: At the end of the movie, the shark broke through the glass. When the entire room was flooded, the shark grabbed someone and started chewing them. Sharks don't chew their food. If their prey is too large to swallow whole, they rip it apart into smaller pieces.

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Factual error: In the scene where they try to lure the shark, it eats that man. How is it possible to fit in a shark's mouth when only someone's leg did before? Also, if you look outside the shark's mouth, it isn't going anywhere, which is also impossible.

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Factual error: The scene where the Shark is in the water/air circulation pump it swims backwards out of it. There is no way a shark could do that, it would drown.

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Continuity mistake: When Mike has the harpoon pointed for the sharks dorsal fin, there is white rope wound around the length of the metal harpoon. In the shot just before he shots the harpoon, there isn't.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: When the shark is chasing the water-skiers, you can see its fin is about 3 feet behind them, meaning its head must be underneath, if not in front of them. However, in the shot from under the water its viewpoint is shown as being behind them.

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David Mercier

Revealing mistake: When the baby shark smashes into the gate, not only is it a dummy by the way it looks, but the head actually compresses back into the body on impact.

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David Mercier

Revealing mistake: When Jaws breaks the glass in the control room, it shatters and flies everywhere, but the water doesn't even move or give any indication of flooding the compartment.

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Revealing mistake: When the shark crashes in the control room and eats Fred, "Fred" is a dummy. His hand moves around in the water in an unnatural manner.

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Jeffy

Factual error: Sharks can't roar - they don't have vocal chords.

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David Mercier

Revealing mistake: When the baby shark dies it is an obvious fake rubber shark with no movement before it died and no reaction from the watching crowd.

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Revealing mistake: As Mike and Kathryn are underwater with the submarine, they pass the control room, and in the next shot, as the submarine turns around, the front of it suddenly goes transparent.

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Audio problem: Near the end of the film when the shark is in the control room he eats a man underwater. The man is heard to scream and cry out, and you can hear him taking breaths in between screams despite being underwater with no breathing equipment.

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Revealing mistake: When the shark goes on a rampage at Sea World, whenever the fin goes above water, it is blatantly obvious that the fin is fake, and it is doubly obvious in some shots when we can see the welding line running right down the fin where the crew fused the two sides of the fin together.

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Factual error: In the scene near the beginning of the film where a diver gets eaten by the shark, an unattached arm is left suspended in the water. Not one drop of blood was spilt into this water.

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Revealing mistake: About two-thirds of the way through the film, there is a wide shot of Jaws swimming. Keep in mind that a shark swims by the moving of its body and tail. It's quite obvious to see that Jaws is a matted-in puppet as his tail moves only once and he is propelled a long distance. Also note the fact that the tail move is quite mechanical and not the easy motion a real shark would make, and his body doesn't move at all. The shark in Shark Attack 3: Megalodon looked better than this.

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Revealing mistake: Matte lines are visible on the submarine as Mike and his girlfriend drive it through the reef.

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Revealing mistake: Very obvious fake dummy when Mike and his girlfriend view the dead body.

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Revealing mistake: Matte lines are visible around Jaws when he crashes into the window of the control room.

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Factual error: When the filtration pipe is shut down, the mother shark, who has been in the pipe all this time, backs out, but sharks can not swim backwards and they must be on the move all the time, they sleep while moving.

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Continuity mistake: In the kitchen scene when Mike and Sean are eating breakfast, the phone cord hanging behind Mike keeps changing from being loose and free, to all twisted and tangled.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: In the breakfast scene, as Mike walks over to the table with the pot of coffee, the amount in the pot changes from barely full to almost full to the top as he sits down.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: In the breakfast scene with Mike and Sean, the angle of the Tropicana juice carton keeps changing.

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Hamster

Continuity mistake: The small shark shrinks a lot when it's brought into the enclosure. If it were its original size, it would have stuck halfway out of the tank.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie with the scene of the water skiers, the amount of boats on the water goes from hardly any, to suddenly being loads.

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Factual error: Although continually referred to by the workers at the park as "he, " the captive killer whale kept there is obviously female. You can tell by the shape and size of the fin.

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