The Exorcist

Continuity mistake: After he gets socked in the mouth, Dr. Klein gets ready to give Regan another injection and the lamp near the window and the curtain behind it move between shots. (00:54:00)

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Continuity mistake: Dr. Klein gets socked in the mouth by Regan and blood drips out of his nose. The next time we see him, and in all the subsequent shots in this scene, there's no blood on his face. (00:53:40)

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Continuity mistake: Dr. Klein talks to Chris about what Regan's test results indicate and she's touching her face with her left hand. In the next shot from the front, she's touching her face with her right hand. (00:48:05)

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Continuity mistake: Dr. Klein and Dr. Taney arrive at the house and go up to Regan's room to see her for themselves. We see inside the room and the two doctors, Chris and Sharon are the only ones there but as they try to give her an injection, Karl appears from out of nowhere restraining her. (00:54:05)

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Continuity mistake: As Father Karras lays down, Father Dyer shuts all the lights for him. The lamp on his desk is right over the typewriter the first time we see it than later as he turns it off it has been moved to the left. (00:46:10)

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Continuity mistake: As he lays down, Father Dyer takes Father Karras' cigarette from him and puts it in his mouth. In the next shot it's back in Father Karras' right hand. (00:46:00)

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Continuity mistake: Father Dyer walks into Father Karras' room and the Chivas Regal bottle on the floor changes sides between shots. (00:45:10)

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Continuity mistake: Father Dyer walks down the hall on his way to Father Karras' room and the florescent ceiling lamp closest to the window is turned off between shots. (00:44:55)

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Continuity mistake: Regan screams, "Mother, make it stop" and the books near the lamp on her desk move to the right between shots. (00:44:40)

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Continuity mistake: After her bath as she gets ready for sleep Regan asks Chris, "What's wrong with me?" and her left arm goes from being under the pillow to under her head between shots. (00:43:50)

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Continuity mistake: At the party Father Dyer sings just before Regan walks in and says to the Astronaut, "You're gonna die up there". The music book on the piano is open to the same page but the manuscript paper underneath has been moved between shots. (00:42:35)

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Continuity mistake: At the party, a drunk Burke Dennings calls Karl a, " Bloody, damned, butchering, Nazi pig!" and the chain around his eyeglasses moves on his chest twice between shots. (00:40:45)

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Continuity mistake: Sitting in front of the fireplace at her party, Father Dyer tells Chris that Father Karras' mother had died the previous night. The candle in the candleholder to her right rotates throughout the scene. (00:40:35)

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Continuity mistake: Chris takes Regan to Doctor Klein for some tests to see what's wrong with her. As she sits in the office waiting for the doctor to come in, the papers on his desk move between shots without anyone going near them. (00:34:10)

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Continuity mistake: As Chris sits in the office waiting for Doctor Klein to come in, the tissue coming out of the Kleenex box behind his desk moves between shots without anyone going near it. (00:34:15)

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Continuity mistake: As Damien walks into the psychiatric ward to visit his mother the woman directly across from her changes sides on her bed between shots. (00:38:15)

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Continuity mistake: In Doctor Klein's office the handle on the ice bucket in the back of the room under the blue picture is moved as the scene progresses and Chris talks to the doctor. (00:33:45 - 00:35:55)

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Continuity mistake: After Chris is startled by the exploding flame in the attic there's a shot of a priest caring flowers into the courtyard of a church and if you look closely the flowers on the right are the same in the close-up but the flowers on the left are not. When he walks into the chapel the flowers are rearranged again. (00:31:20)

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Audio problem: After Chris is startled by the exploding flame in the attic there's a shot of the bell tower of a church as a priests carries flowers into the courtyard. If you look closely the bell we hear overdubbed from the tower is not moving. (00:31:05)

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Continuity mistake: Before Chris goes up into the attic to see what's making the noise Regan is wearing a blue nightgown. A few seconds later they cut back to her and she's wearing a pink nightgown. (00:28:30)

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Regan MacNeil: You're going to die up there.

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Trivia: In the scene where Regan's mother is supernaturally blasted away from the bedside, she is being yanked by the crew by a length of rope. After dozens of takes director William Friedkin was still unhappy with the look of the shot and ordered the crew to haul her more fiercely. The scream in the shot that made the cut was of genuine pain and required no dubbing for effect.

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