The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

Revealing mistake: Leatherface attacks the Mercedes. The pick up is driving backwards without the reversing lights coming on. Most likely a reversed shot.

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Revealing mistake: A sign's wooden support gets shot at the beginning, but you can see where the pre-prepared weak point is in the support before it gets "shot."

James Ollier
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Continuity mistake: When "Lefty" is at the car crash site, you see a blue mobile home going down the road, but it is not there in the next shot. (You may not be able to see this in the full screen version (4:3)).

James Ollier
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Question: At the beginning, Stretch asks the two punks in the car to hang up so that the call can end and the phone line can be clear. Why? Why can't she just hang up and end the call? This makes no sense.

Brittle Fingers

Chosen answer: That's how telephones worked back then. It has to do with the lack of a disconnect signal being sent by the called party, which phone companies have now. Back then when someone called another person, they were paying for the call and thus it was felt that they're entitled not to be hung up on and the line would not be "free" for the person being called, even after they hung up. This also meant if someone was called and they picked up in one room, they could say "hold on I'm going to switch phones", hang up, go to another room and pick up the phone and the caller would still be there. It was also a great way to scam or annoy people by calling them and not hanging up. Some countries still maintain this method of operation, largely because some people have become used to it, although nowadays it's by choice, not by technical limitation, and the length of time the line is held open is significantly reduced.

Bishop73
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