Continuity mistake: After trying to ditch Mary at the general store, the blue Impala is chased by two cops in a patrol car. Shots looking rearward from the Impala's backseat at the police car show only two of its headlights are on, but shots showing Larry's face show the police car over his shoulder with all four lights on. This goes back and forth for several shots.
Continuity mistake: When the blue Impala is shown early in the film from the rear, it has a crooked rear license plate, intact tail lights and trim, a 'Chevrolet' emblem at the right side of the trunk lid, and a pair of square stickers (red, blue) at the right end of the rear bumper. As it enters the flea market, the stickers are gone and the trunklid is dented. As it approaches the drawbridge, the plate is straight, a piece of trim is missing, a tail light is broken, and the 'Chevrolet' emblem and stickers are gone, and the dented trunklid is fixed. From shot to shot, these conditions swap back and forth repeatedly.
00:19:10 - 00:46:30johnrosa
Visible crew/equipment: As the Charger races toward the railroad tracks, the view from above and behind the car shows a cable is pulling the car forward. The cable runs under the tracks (note the discolored pavement that crosses the tracks), then the cable emerges on the other side and turns left around a horizontal pulley. The cable disappears to the left where an off-screen truck is driving further to the left, pulling the car.
Continuity mistake: In some scenes the Charger has emblems on the rear roof pillars that say 'Charger' but in others, there are no emblems there. This is very obvious just before and after the crash with the red truck (before hitting, there are none; stopping, they are back; crawling away, they are gone again).
Continuity mistake: As the Charger emerges from the groves after repairs, it is spotted by the cop in the modified police car. The close-up of the cop beginning to smile shows that the insignia on the car door has only black outlines on the white door, yet all the shots after show it is properly filled in with gold.
Continuity mistake: The very first shot of the Dodge Charger shows it parked at the flea market. The car is shown with a crushed front valance, a rusty metal framework added below and behind the valance, and a base-model grille. When the car starts and drives away, the valance is perfect, the rusty frame is gone, and the grille now has an 'R/T' emblem. Two different cars were filmed on different days and the shots don't match up.
00:51:30 - 00:55:00johnrosa
Continuity mistake: When the Charger turns off the paved road onto a dirt siding, it does so to avoid the cop approaching from the left on the side street. As the cop reaches the end of that street, he turns left to race alongside the Charger which is higher up on the dirt path. In the shot from the rear when the cop is turning, we see that he is already beyond the telephone poles that stand between the paved and dirt roads. When the shot changes to running alongside the police car, looking upward at the Charger, a telephone pole magically passes between the cars. Obviously, they started this shot further back.
Visible crew/equipment: When the Charger hits the train, the shot from above and behind ends with the rear window shattering due to a very obvious mortar blast at the left/lower corner of the glass, which fires a white gaseous stream upward. It's seen again in slow motion from the side in the next shot as well (at the right side of the shot).
Join the mailing list
Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.