Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead (1978)

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Continuity mistake: When Peter and Roger are looting one of the stores, Peter brings out the two wheeled cart, which is aluminium colored first. After the shot where Steven is shown in the basement, the cart is now lime green.

Continuity mistake: Watch when Sledge swings down from the balcony. In one quick shot, we see that there are two zombies in front of the store "Carlton's." When the shot changes to show Sledge landing, a third zombie has appeared from nowhere.

Continuity mistake: Immediately after the three men close the first door, when they are driving away Flyboy can be seen in the trunk aiming a handgun. It cuts to his face and he's holding a radio, talking to Fran. (01:18:10)

Phoenix

Continuity mistake: When the raiders enter the mall you see Blades (Tom Savini) enter the mall and run around, although when it shows the bikers outside the mall Blades is sitting on top of the red van. (01:46:30 - 01:47:30)

Continuity mistake: When Peter has just killed the child zombies and another with a messed face is in the doorway, we see Steven outside aiming a rifle and it is cloudy, dreary weather. Peter dives out the way and lands by a window and we see that it is now pitch black, then Roger steps in and shoots the zombie from outside and it's only just overcast.

Revealing mistake: When the SWAT team breaks the door in the basement and all the zombies escape,the SWAT team member to the far right is laughing.

Leonard Hassen

Revealing mistake: When they lock the mall doors using the car, Peter is giving cover fire while the doors are being locked. Notice when the camera cuts to one of the shots from the scopes point of view he blows a zombie's head off and the blood splatters on the scope and is visible when the zombie drops.

Other mistake: During the truck scene, when zombies attack Roger the first time, as Peter shoots the zombie that Roger is fighting, he supports his M16 from its carrying handle, thus blocking the rear sight (which is located in said handle). He does this in several scenes throughout the movie, but in the truck scene accuracy is crucial.

Continuity mistake: Just after the raiders manage to get into the mall, one raider uses his sledgehammer to knock a zombie wearing a black t-shirt off his feet. 5 seconds later, the same zombie can be seen walking past the same raider.

Other mistake: When Stephen is being attacked by the zombies in the elevator, Peter is able to hear it over the radio. As shown earlier in the film the red button must be pressed down to communicate.

Other mistake: On the initial trip to Penneys in the Mall, a zombie manages to get through the door. After Peter closes the door Roger shoots the zombie, the bullet goes through his head as the exit blood spatter suggests, but there's no entry wound.

Mikebbisgreat

Continuity mistake: The Nurse Zombie and Sweater Zombie are outside of the mall, then, inside of the mall. Thus, they are among the zombies eradicated after the doors are blocked. But, they are among the zombies that invade the mall and eventually make it onto the roof.

Mikebbisgreat

Visible crew/equipment: When Peter is attacked coming out of a doorway (after he leaves the boiler room) he wrestles with two zombies. If you pay attention to the bottom of the screen, just before he pushes the zombies away, you can see the hands of a crew member come into the frame. They were probably making sure none of the zombie actors fell into the camera. 2003 Directors cut DVD version. (00:49:02)

Jack Vaughan

Visible crew/equipment: When Roger is talking to the guy next to him at the start of the film the guy gets shot and for a brief second you can see a fake blood packet covered by make up.

moviefan2345

Revealing mistake: When Stephen is trying to climb out the elevator after having been shot, a group of zombies attack him and the first zombie we see bites his leg. In this closeup of Stephen's leg being bitten, the tube that pumps out the blood is protruding out his trousers, obviously leading up his thigh.

Jack Vaughan

Visible crew/equipment: During the ghetto holocaust at the beginning, when Willie kicks open the last door (before Peter kills him) you can see the camera's shadow on the door as it swings open.

Jack Vaughan

Revealing mistake: A zombie's make-up is smeared when Stephen is fighting with it on the grass at the refueling scene. Stephen is pushing the zombie's head back and the make-up on his forehead is wiped off.

Continuity mistake: When Peter and Roger enter the Penney's store, Peter throws his M16 and the keys inside the store before he starts to close the door, yet Peter's rifle (Roger is holding his M16) can be seen propped against the wall outside the door twice in the following shots.

Dr. Foster: Every dead body that is not exterminated becomes one of them. It gets up and kills! The people it kills get up and kill.

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Trivia: While the two men are preparing for the raiders towards the film's end (as they lower the gates, etc.), the music playing is the same as that which accompanied the opening credits of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

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