Earthquake

Earthquake (1974)

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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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Revealing mistake: When the car chase comes to an end, check the curb where the cars drive over: a small ramp has been placed to allow for the stunts.

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Character mistake: During the earthquake at the bar, a man in a yellow shirt crashes against the jukebox. A second later he is next to the pool table.

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Revealing mistake: When Adams is inside the trench and dirt begins to pour, he is replaced by an obvious stuntman with a totally different hairstyle.

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Revealing mistake: During the car chase (an obvious rear projection), Lew keeps turning the steering wheel around despite the car driving straight. (00:09:39)

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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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Audio problem: When Stewart leaves the parking lot, there's a cop holding a loudspeaker whose mouth doesn't match the audio at all.

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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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Revealing mistake: When Denise picks up Corry, he has a silver patch underneath his shirt. Seemingly some sort of protection.

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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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Revealing mistake: When the highway collapses, the miniature prop is missing the delineators and lamp posts.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Miles fails the stunt and falls, stage lights are reflected on his helmet. (00:47:21)

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Visible crew/equipment: When the police chases the car, the camera is reflected on the siren.

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Revealing mistake: During the jolt by the dam, the worker's table shakes, but not the rest of the stuff surrounding them, revealing that someone was moving the table underneath. (00:05:58)

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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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Sam Royce: Barbara, take off your pantyhose, damnit! You too, c'mon, take off your pantyhose.

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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: What was the point of the crazy soldier who shoots the black thieves and later gets shot dead by George Kennedy? Why was he so nutty, and quite frankly what purpose did he even serve in the film?

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Chosen answer: Before he put the uniform on, he was a complete nobody, having the respect of no-one. Now that he's in uniform, he demands that people should respect him, and coupled with the powers of Martial Law (where looters can be shot on sight), takes the lack of respect too far and shoots them.

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