Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Continuity mistake: Towards the end when the alcoholic Mariachi is about to use his guitar case as a RC car, he opens it to get the control and shuts it. A cut to a different shot shows the box open again, but then when it rolls to the truck, it is closed. (01:23:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Lorenzo practices shooting he hits a bottle which his alcoholic buddy is holding in his hand. Only the neck remains in the hand, but when the camera angle changes the piece is much bigger, including the label. (00:59:15)

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Continuity mistake: Before Sands kills Bellini, when he says that he wouldn't think twice about ripping the patch from his eye hole and skull-f***ing him to death he is holding his cigarette up in the air. When the camera angle changes the arm is down on the table. (00:36:40)

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Continuity mistake: The chain with which El and Carolina are linked together gets cut open with a welding torch. When the chain falls down on the ground it's intact again. (00:34:50)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where the little boy is guiding Agent Sands to the center of the city, watch Agent Sands' right hand. In one shot, his hand is empty and he is holding on to the wall as he walks, but in the shot where the boy turns around to look at the guy who is following them, you can see a gun in his hand. Shortly after that, his hand is empty again and he reaches in his pants and pulls out the gun.

Continuity mistake: After Depp kills Cheech he loads him into the trunk of the Studebaker. You see him driving with a beautiful sunset in the background but when he is searching the body and putting it in the water it is daylight again. (00:37:35)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning when El Mariachi is playing his guitar we can see him playing with a pick. But in one of the shots he is playing with his fingers. (00:02:20)

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Continuity mistake: Shortly before Sands kills the waitress she brings a pot of coffee which disappears at the end of the scene. (00:37:05)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Sands and Belini are talking and Belini says "That's when i first heard about him. He was a legend", we can see Sands glass with tequila is full. When it cuts the glass is empty with no time for him drinking it. (00:01:20)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene at the end of the movie, where El Mariachi steps in to the president's room and saves Jorge FBI by shooting Barillo, it is his right leg making noises when he walks after having shot Barillo, not his left leg as throughout the whole movie. (01:26:35)

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Continuity mistake: When we see the guitar maker walking through the village playing the guitar which he is going to give El, he is first playing left-handed, then right-handed. From the loose ends of the strap one can tell that the shot is not flipped. (00:07:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Billy says "I present to you, senior Blascoe" to Barillo while he is playing the piano, you can see a guard in the background pointing his gun to the left. When it cuts the gun is pointing to the right. (00:13:00)

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Continuity mistake: As the bikes are chasing Banderas in the car, you can see the sky is overcast. In a following wide shot of the car and the bikes the sky it is a perfect blue sky with only a few small clouds in the background.

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Continuity mistake: During the shootout with Danny Trejo's men, one of his motorcycle thugs hits a car and is sent flying through the air. If you watch, you can see the approaching car is white, but when the thug runs into the side, it is a green car. (00:53:20)

Continuity mistake: When the mariachi is shot by Marquez we see holes in his shirt made by the bullets as he flies backwards in the air. There's a quick shot back at Marquez still shooting, then back to the mariachi still flying through the air, but this time the holes made by the bullets in his shirt are covered in blood. That much blood wouldn't appear that fast. (00:56:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Carolina is being shot by Marquez she is holding her daughter who actually looks quite serious. When it cuts she is suddenly smiling. (00:56:40)

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Continuity mistake: In the escape scene Carolina puts her leg over the windowsill. When the camera angle changes the foot is back up. (00:21:15)

NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bellini tells Sands El's story the food on Sands' plate disappears when he says that he couldn't find a briefcase small enough for $10,000. (00:05:15)

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Continuity mistake: In the scenes after Johnny Depp's eyes are removed the length of the blood draining down his face changes from shot to shot. Generally they get longer (as you would expect) but occasionally revert to shorter blood trails. Particularly noticeable when going from under his chin to not reaching his chin. (01:22:05)

Continuity mistake: When Barillo has his face operated on, we get a shot of him where we can see the skin around his eyes is extremely affected by the operation. Then later when we see him looking at his dead daughter, we can see the skin around his eyes is almost fully healed. This is just a few hours after his operation, which would be impossible. (01:05:00 - 01:28:10)

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El Presidente: Who are you guys?
El Mariachi: Sons of Mexico, sir.

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Mistakes

Near the end of the movie, when Johnny Depp's eyes are removed, he talks with the boy when he's against the wall. In several shots you can see Johnny Depp's eyes through the sunglasses

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Trivia

When Sands buys gum from the kid on the bike, he tells him, "I never want to see you again." The next time the kid shows up in the movie, Sands has had his eyes taken out.

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