Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

Audio problem: When Lando is punching desperately at the door's control panel in Cloud City, he says "The security code has been changed!" but his mouth doesn't move when he says it.

Continuity mistake: In the original 1980 release of The Empire Strikes Back, the group accompanied by Billy Dee Williams just walked from the deck with the Falcon inside the halls of the city. There is a man fixing a wall and next to that man is a window, the window shows a blue sky with a couple of buildings that were obviously drawn in the scenery. However in the last scene where Harrison Ford was hugging Billy Dee Williams the sky was orange. This shot only last for a second as the round small window is drawn wrong. But all of cloud city is a painting so its no surprise.

DarPower1

Revealing mistake: When the stormtroopers are firing at Chewie and the droids and C3PO is yelling at R2D2 about the Millennium Falcon's hyper-drive, there is a shot of Chewie being shot at and the beam putting a hole in the wall. In one shot, it doesn't look much bigger than a pinpoint, but in the next shot, the team at Industrial Lights and Magic were kind enough to add a CGI burn mark, which contracts, almost disappears, and then warps as smoke passes in front of it, wrecking the illusion.

Factual error: When the Millennium Falcon hides inside the 'cave' in the giant asteroid, as they go outside the ship, they remain stuck to the floor. Perhaps the Falcon has artificial gravity generators, but I doubt that giant space worms do. The effect of gravity can't come from the asteroid because as they enter the 'cave' we never see the Falcon level off to land. In reality, this would be like being able to walk vertically straight down the inside wall of a well without falling to the bottom.

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Suggested correction: The gravity does come from the asteroid spinning. We never see the Falcon land, so there's no way to say it didn't level off. We only see it fly into the cave.

Jason Hoffman

Gravity is due to 'the asteroid spinning'? Gravity is due to mass, nothing to do with whether an object is spinning. I think the comment here matches other observations that note that there wouldn't be enough gravity to enable the Falcon crew to walk around normally, and questionably they're on the side of the space worm's stomach... Unless the asteroid is incredibly dense in which case everything else in the field would be pulled towards it.

Continuity mistake: When the Millennium Falcon goes towards the bottom of Cloud City towards the end of the movie, we cut to the inside of the cockpit and Lando says "Look, someone's up there" when he notices Luke on the weather vane. At this point you can see Lando's right hand is on Chewbacca's seat when he says this, but when the camera is behind Lando in the next shot, his right hand is no longer on the seat.

Continuity mistake: When Luke is lying in the snow after escaping from the Wampa, his gun holster is on the left hand side, but when Han finds him, the holster is now on the right hand side.

Continuity mistake: At the rebel base, Leia is informed that there is nothing more can do about Han and Luke until the morning and agrees to the hangar doors being closed. In the wide shot, you can see the doors starting to close, although the code hasn't been put in yet. In the next shot the code is put in and the doors start closing again.

Gavin Jackson

Factual error: There are three major mistakes regarding gravity in the escape sequence in the asteroid field. Han and Chewie take the Millennium Falcon to refuge on an asteroid that, while visually huge, is still far too tiny to have sufficient gravity to allow humans to walk in anything like a normal fashion; yet, they walk normally both inside and outside of the ship. They also do not use pressurized suits outside of the ship, even though the asteroid's gravity should be far too weak to accumulate any significant atmospheric pressure; they use oxygen masks, but their blood should have boiled in near-zero atmospheric pressure. Finally, and most ridiculously, they fly straight down the giant cave worm's throat and land on the side of its throat (this is obvious in the shot where the Millennium Falcon lifts off and heads toward the toothy exit), and they get out and walk around on the side of its throat, which would mean the asteroid's gravity was impossibly perpendicular to its mass.

Charles Austin Miller

Visible crew/equipment: While in hot-pursuit, Han and Chewie are desperately trying to fix the Millennium Falcon (just after C-3PO informs them of the damaged hyperdrive, making light-speed impossible). In one shot Chewbacca has a bare human thumb, without gloves or makeup, and can be easily spotted in the lower left part of the screen. (00:38:00)

EachKindOnMars

Continuity mistake: When Han, Leia and Chewbacca are captured by the Imperials in Cloud City, Lando says, "I'm sorry", to which Han replies, "I'm sorry too." At this point, Chewbacca is looking at Lando, but as the shot changes he is looking at Han, and then looks at Lando a second time..

Continuity mistake: When the Millennium Falcon flies towards Darth Vader's ship near the end of the film, there are three TIE fighters pursuing the Falcon, but when Darth Vader looks out of the ship's window, there no TIE fighters visible.

Luke: All right, I'll give it a try.
Yoda: No. Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try.

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Trivia: The Special Edition covers of Return of the Jedi and Empire Strikes Back are wrong. The picture of the Emperor on ESB cover is from 'ROTJ', and the lightsaber duel between Luke and Vader on the cover of ROTJ is taken from 'ESB' (notice Luke is in his fighter pilot suit, and Vader is fighting him one-handed)

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