Darkman (1990)

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Continuity mistake: While standing on the beam, Louis cries "I built it all!", and the gun in his right hand appears and disappears between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Louis takes Robert's mask out and reveals Peyton's burnt face, Peyton takes his left hand to his cheek. When the angle changes, his hand is lowered and he repeats the movement. In the following shots the position of his hand is inconsistent all the time.

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Continuity mistake: During the helicopter scene, when Peyton is hanging onto the cable, in the close-ups he's simply grabbing it, but in the wide shots the cable is strapped around his body.

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Revealing mistake: When Paulie is thrown out of the window he is replaced by an obvious stuntman: His bald cap is way lighter than his skin, as opposed to Paulie's whose skin colour is homogeneous.

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Continuity mistake: While on the helicopter, Peyton smacks a goon's face, who turns away and shows a streak of blood on his mouth. When the angle changes his head position has changed and is now facing Peyton.

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Continuity mistake: When Guzman runs into Smiley wearing several masks, Smiley knocks him out. On the floor, Guzman's head is facing straight-up. In the close-up, it's tilted sideways.

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Continuity mistake: The wet coffee circle stain on the paper is above the word 'date'. When the angle changes and the stain is dry, the circle has moved several centimeters below and is now surrounding the word 'date'.

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Deliberate mistake: When the movie begins, Durant's men are frisked by Eddie's, one of whom was tossing his nunchucku seconds before. Angle cuts to Durant's men's weapons falling on the floor, the nunchucku among them. This adds up for tension as to show how heavily armed and dangerous Durant is, but is absurd that Eddie's goon disposes of his own weapon in such a dangerous situation.

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Other mistake: Just before the Strack helicopter which Durant is in hits the bridge, the letter and numbers painted on the side just forward of the cockpit door are backwards, like a mirror image.

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Continuity mistake: Halfway through the film, Frances and Colin are in Colin's office. Colin has a glass of brandy in his hand, but when the phone rings, the glass is gone.


Continuity mistake: Near the start, Julie sits on a sofa when discussing the bribe. In the wide shot, as she says "I wish it were that simple", she rests her left hand on her knee. It then cuts to a closeup for her next line, and her left arm is suddenly along the back of the sofa. (00:13:40)

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Other mistake: Julie is standing 2 meters away from the building when it explodes. We see tons of glass, wood and burning debris fall everywhere, but not a single spark touches her. She remains spotless and immaculate despite the havoc.

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Continuity mistake: Look at the police officer in the helicopter towards the end of the movie. In one shot, the words "POLICE" across the helmet are reversed like a mirror image. In another shot the same police officer's helmet says "POLICE" in normal letters.

Plot hole: A baddie sinks Peyton's face in an unknown boiling liquid that disfigures Peyton's cheek and right ear, but despite its hot temperature it doesn't affect the baddie's skin, despite it soaking his hand.

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Darkman: I'm everyone. And no one. Everywhere. Nowhere. Call me...Darkman.

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Trivia: Director John Landis and actress Jenny Agutter both have cameos in this movie as doctors. And let us not forget that John Landis directed An American Werewolf in London and Jenny Agutter starred in it. Jenny Agutter is not credited at the end of Darkman, only John Landis is.

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Question: When Peyton wakes up in the hospital, images suddenly appear. What exactly is the significance of the light bulb shattering and the little marionette with the huge head supposed to represent?

Answer: It's just psychedelic imagery to try and show his fragile state of mind and how he's losing it. The shattering light-bulb is likely to show that his mind is "shattering" (as light-bulbs appearing above someone's head are often used to signify brains/ideas in fictional, particularly cartoons), and the marionette "dancing" is the first part of the recurring motif in which he sees himself as a "freak." (Which is paid off later when he starts singing a demented song about "Paying five bucks to see the dancing freak!").

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