Plan 9 From Outer Space

Deliberate mistake: After Tor Johnson attacks Paula and the police officer, a second officer shows up at the cemetery with half of the license plate on the patrol car taped over so it can't be read. (01:09:55)

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Visible crew/equipment: Col. Tom Edwards makes "The greatest decision of his career" in front of a clear sky, and you can see his shadow fall on the fabric covered wall behind him. (00:18:50)

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Continuity mistake: As Eros talks about the solaminite, the blinking light on the table in the alien spacecraft stops blinking between shots without anyone going near it. (01:07:10)

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Revealing mistake: Jeff's wife is named Paula and is played Mona McKinnon, but when he is talking to her about having to hush up his UFO sighting, he calls her Mona. (00:12:50)

Continuity mistake: As he interviews Col. Edwards, General Roberts' clock moves 20 minutes throughout the scene yet only 2 minuets of movie time elapse. (00:43:55)

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Factual error: When the military are going to attack the flying saucers in Washington D.C., there's some shots where you can see trucks and airplanes in a deserted region. Washington is hundreds of kilometers away from the desert. (00:18:30 - 00:21:10)

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Continuity mistake: The Ghoul Man is turned to bones by a ray from the alien spaceship and Col. Edwards throws the cape off of the body revealing the horrible sight. A couple of shots later they wake up Patrolman Kelton who is now lying on the cape. (00:55:30)

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Plot hole: When the flying saucer first appears, it is supposed to be 4 AM. But the grave diggers are still there from the burial of Bela Lugosi's wife.

Continuity mistake: The grave diggers are covering Bela Lugosi's wife's grave in broad daylight. In the next shot when Vampira comes walking out it's in the middle of the night. (00:06:20)

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Visible crew/equipment: As a prop they use a 50' style radio microphone strapped to the co-pilot's chest. (00:04:45)

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Revealing mistake: Often during the film, the trees wobbles a lot when somebody touches them, like fake trees. (00:09:50)

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Audio problem: Inside the alien spacecraft Jeff Trent shoots at the alien device and they overdub the sound of a bullet ricocheting off of a rock like in an old 50's western. (01:03:55)

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Continuity mistake: As Tor Johnson goes into the graveyard with his flashlight we see the same headstones we saw a few moments earlier when the woman screamed, only now they've been rearranged. (00:10:20)

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie the narrator states that the funeral for the old lady is taking place at dusk. The next scene, in the airplane, is supposed to be taking place at the same time yet when the co-pilot calls the control tower he says that it is fifteen minutes to four and he doubts that the controller would be awake at this time of the morning. (00:04:20)

Continuity mistake: When we first see Tor Johnson and the other policemen coming out of the police station it's pitch black out. In the next shot of them driving to the cemetery it's broad daylight. (00:08:45)

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Continuity mistake: The soldier talking to Col. Tom Edwards is holding a walkie-talkie in some shots and not in others. (00:20:30)

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Continuity mistake: As Tor Johnson rises from the dead his head stone gets larger between shots. (00:32:30)

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Visible crew/equipment: A crew member's shadow can be seen moving across the graveyard set as two men carry one of the dead bodies on a stretcher in front of the two policemen. (00:13:20)

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Continuity mistake: The stewardess comes into the cockpit and holds the clipboard between her folded hands. In the next shot she's holding it with her left hand. (00:28:25)

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Continuity mistake: As Paula is chased by the ghoul in the cemetery it's obvious that there is no dirt or grass under her feet, only crumpled up pieces of carpet. (00:33:00)

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Colonel Tom Edwards: For a time we tried to contact them by radio but no response. Then they attacked a town, a small town I'll admit, but never the less a town of people, people who died."

More quotes from Plan 9 From Outer Space

Trivia: At the beginning Criswell reads, "Can your heart stand the shocking facts about 'Grave Robbers from Outer Space'?" This was the original title of the movie that was changed because of objections by the financial backers.

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