American Ninja

Revealing mistake: During the Army assault on Ortega's compound, Jackson is shown as he uses a machine gun to clear a long balcony of enemies. The third person he kills here is hit several times, but does not fall over the railing. Instead he slowly and carefully climbs over it, lifting one leg over at a time.

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Revealing mistake: As Joe jumps over the wall with the motorcycle, you can see that it's a stuntman performing the actual jump. His hair is longer and darker than Michael Dudikoff's.

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Revealing mistake: During the ambush scene at the beginning of the film when the ninjas are sent after Armstrong and Patricia, an American casualty can be seen getting up while he is supposed to be dead.


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During the first 20 minutes of the movie, Patricia is wearing a pearl necklace. When she is shown sitting in the car, it is a double string of pearls. After she has crashed the car and climbs out, it is a single string of pearls. When she and Joe are running through the jungle, it is once again a double string, and when she returns home it is a single string again. This can not be explained by the necklace being a long string of pearls that's draped twice around her neck, as the necklace is always shown to reach just below her throat, and a longer string would reach further down.