E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Continuity mistake: Elliot brings food to ET and the toys fall on top of the food. Elliot stretches his fingers to grab the edge of the plate. A frame later, they are away from the edge.

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Continuity mistake: When Elliot falls asleep in the garden and sees ET, from the side angle his hair is messy and sticking up, but brushed in the front angle.

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Continuity mistake: During the bicycle chase, when the cops stop chasing the kids, they pedal next to a dark brown house. In the close-up angle they swerve next to the house, but in the next angle they are pedaling several meters away from the house.

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Continuity mistake: When ET gets beer from the fridge, he tosses food at the dog. The dog is always close to the fridge, by the oven, except for the shots where he is tossed the potato salad, where he is several meters behind, on a rug by the cupboards. This change of position swaps back and forth.

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Continuity mistake: During the bike scene when the kids are about to fly, one of them takes his ski mask off and cries "We made it!" then several FBI agents appear right next to him. Immediately after, the angle changes to the boy with a cap, riding in front, the streets are magically empty again, and if you watch his left shoulder you'll notice the previous kid taking his blue mask off again and the FBI agents repeating the previous movements.

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Continuity mistake: When the final bike chase starts, the kid with the blue ski mask who cries "We made it!" changes positions 3 times in less than 2 seconds: 1) To the left of a kid with a red hat, both behind the one with a cap. 2) To the right of the one with a cap, riding parallel to him. 3) Behind everyone, completely alone.

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Continuity mistake: When ET is about to drink beer, the kitchen towel next to the fridge changes positions between shots, notice the folding of the pattern.

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Continuity mistake: When ET grabs the potato salad the position of his fingers differs between the first and second shot.

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Continuity mistake: Home alone, Elliot leaves for the kitchen and the dog enters the room, scaring ET, who bounces backwards and crashes against a table. When the angle changes, he is repeating all previous movements.

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Continuity mistake: During the bicycle chase, when a police car is about to swerve towards the hills, watch the kids in the background: They're seen approaching the cops, but in the next angle they're meters behind, repeating the previous movements.

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Continuity mistake: After drunken Elliot sinks down his chair, he raises and looks at the girl, his left arm on the desk. A frame later, from the opposite angle, the arm is down.

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Continuity mistake: When Elliot carries the pizza and walks towards the shed, a baseball bat laying on the grass changes positions between shots, and also a big white ball moves closer to him.

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