Earthquake

Continuity mistake: When talking to the farmer, Adams drops the papers on the floor. A shot later they're back in his hands, and he's dropping them again. (00:18:32)

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Continuity mistake: Officer Chavez puts his left arm around the floodgate, but a shot later his arm is away, and he is repeating the previous movements. (01:05:32)

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Continuity mistake: When the farmer visits Mr. Adams, he's alone inside the ditch. Half a second latter a man in a brown shirt is standing next to him. (00:18:29)

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Continuity mistake: During the quake at the Seismological Institute, one of the men's shirts changes from beige to dark brown between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When the car chase ends, the speeding car stops next to a tree. A shot later the car is 10 meters away from it.

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Continuity mistake: When the bar is collapsing, the bags of crisps net to the drunk guy appear/disappear randomly between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Stewart arrives at Denise's place, a book suddenly appears on top of the books on the second shelf.

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Continuity mistake: When the bald man is punching the other guy, the pool cues on the right appear and disappear between shots. (00:27:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Miles is talking with Sal for the first time, a cigarette suddenly appears on Sal's lips. (00:20:32 - 00:23:30)

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Continuity mistake: When the bar collapses, the drunk guy's hat is raised but a shot later it's tucked down. (00:57:30)

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Continuity mistake: After the quake, people rush down and find a man hanging onto a beam. Sam walks down towards him. Shot changes, and he is several meters behind, walking down again.

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Continuity mistake: Miles is attempting to spin through a loop on his motorcycle. The first time he performs the stunt, he drives half way and falls out of the loop and lands on the ground. As soon as he and the bike land, the bike is positioned with the bike's wheels facing away from the loop. Miles is then helped up and the bike has suddenly shifted 180°, with the wheels now facing towards the loop.

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Continuity mistake: After the bar where the drunk collapses, there's a scene of an office where a piece of ceiling falls on the left side. A second later, the office is clean and the ceiling falls again.

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Revealing mistake: In the office tower after the quake there is a panic and workers rush down the stairs only to find them fallen away. After two women fall to their death a man is left hanging on a girder, but falls onto a giant piece of glass. Look at the top of the frame and you will see the airbag shooting our from under it.

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Trivia: Walter Matthau plays the drunk who sits at the bar wearing a loud shirt and pimp hat. However, for the end credits his name is listed as "Walter Matuschanskayasky"

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Question: Each time this movie is shown on in Brisbane Australia an important scene is not shown. The deletion is of the airplane landing at the airport and then trying to get air-borne again before the runway is destroyed. Why is this removed?

Answer: There are two versions of the film. A 'film' version which does not include this scene (and others) and a 'TV Miniseries' version. The miniseries version was made to run over two nights and extra scenes were shot to extend the running time.

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