Airplane

Airplane (1980)

48 mistakes

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Revealing mistake: In the dance sequence, we see Elaine twirling Ted around and throwing him into the crowd. Watch the top-right-corner of your screen, as the stunt-double lands in the audience you can see Robert Hays (Ted Striker) in the top-right-corner waiting to pop out.

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Revealing mistake: When Kramer is walking through the airport and all the cult members come after him and he's flipping them behind him, look down to the lower left and you can see the mat they are landing on.

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Revealing mistake: Early in the movie, there are scenes of a doctor's office with a human heart bouncing on the desk and you can clearly see the string that pulls the heart.

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Revealing mistake: During the fight between the girl scouts, one of the girls falls backwards and knocks into the camera's tripod, shaking the camera a bit.

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Revealing mistake: During the disco scene, Elaine is dancing with a fisherman who was just stabbed in the back. The fisherman has a knife sticking out of his back and you can clearly see the block that the knife is stuck in protruding from his shirt. There are holes from other takes too.

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Visible crew/equipment: Striker is in the pilot's seat and a vulture is sitting on the back of it. On the bottom-left of screen you can see someone's forearm in a white sleeve, giving the suggestion that either Randy or Elaine are standing, and leaning on the pilot seat's armrest. However, Randy is not in the cockpit and Elaine is sitting in the co-pilot's seat.

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Revealing mistake: In the disco dance sequence where Elaine is twirling, you can see the ropes that keep her attached to the camera rig.

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Other mistake: When Striker says to Randy "You better leave sweetie, you might get hurt up here," watch Elaine who was trying not to laugh.

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Revealing mistake: When Striker unlocks the automatic pilot, you can see strings at the top left corner to lift him up.

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Continuity mistake: The whole time Striker and Elaine are talking in the beginning people in the background constantly change.

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Revealing mistake: When the old woman asks Elaine about reading, if you look behind Elaine and to the upper left, you can see the scotch tape holding the set together. You have to look closely to see it.

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Audio problem: When the girl scouts are fighting and one of them slides the other one across the table and she hits the jukebox, you hear a shattering sound, but it doesn't shatter.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the beginning where the camera is following some of the characters to appear later in the film, when we see the Harii Krishna guys a cameraman and a camera on a dolly track are reflected in a shadow on them for a few seconds.

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Continuity mistake: Striker tells Elaine to say the landing gear is down. The first exterior shot after that, the plane is shown without the landing gear down, after that it is.

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Continuity mistake: On the beach, Elaine's hair is semi-wet and fluffy on close shots but soaked and straight in wide ones, and Striker's hair changes to soaked and messy, with two bits of hair sticking out, to wet but not messy.

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Continuity mistake: From the back of the plane, the sick girl's plastic tube is hanging from the right side of the plane, in close shots it is right at the middle of her seat.

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Continuity mistake: When the plane crashes into the the window at the very beginning of the movie, between shots people change completely.

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Continuity mistake: Striker leaves Elaine in the cockpit. When he sits down, Dr. Rumack comes in. First his shadow is on the the wall on the left, then in the next shot. it's on the right side of him.

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Continuity mistake: The plane we see at the end dragging on the ground and takling off is a 707. 707's have four engines: two on each wing. However, the plane we see in the air is a 727. 727's have three engines: one on each side of the rear fuselage and one on the vertical stabilizer.

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Revealing mistake: In the beginning, when the girl is running along-side the plane (pretending it's a train), you can see white knee-pads under her skirt to protect her when she runs into metal structures on the tarmac.

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