A Fish Called Wanda

Continuity mistake: In the visiting room at jail when Wanda ask George if he thinks Otto sold him out, she says "No" three times. The last time she says "No" her earring is hardly moving. When it cuts to behind her the earring is wobbling. (00:17:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Otto wakes up he shoots the alarm clock holding the gun with one hand and turning around. When it cuts you can briefly seem him holding it with both hands. (00:00:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Otto is splashing with the brush in the fish tank his cap gets wet. A few seconds later his cap is dry. (00:21:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Ken is writing on the newspaper which hotel Otto and Wanda went to, he places his left hand on the paper. When it cuts to a close-up of him writing his hand is gone. (01:32:10)

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Continuity mistake: The 2 bottles and glass in front of Wanda as she's using the calculator change when the camera angle changes to a side view. (00:05:18)

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Continuity mistake: During the funeral for the witness' dog, you see her standing there with a friend standing directly behind her with her arm on her for emotional support. The camera angle changes and the friend is now standing along side of her. (00:53:43)

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Continuity mistake: When Archie gets to the barrel of waste oil he has his right arm up. When it cuts it's down. (01:36:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Archie tries to make Ken sing out the information his hand change position between the shots. (01:30:45)

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Continuity mistake: At the airport when Otto is pointing the gun at Archie, he is pointing the gun straight at Archie. When it cuts to Otto firing the first shot he is pointing the gun diagonally. (01:36:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Wanda arrives at Archie's house, Archie is sitting on the couch going through some papers. There is a pink ribbon on the arm rest which changes position between the shots. (00:41:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Archie gets home after ending it with Wanda and Otto awaits him, it's dark outside. As Archie runs away and rounds the corner of the house it's brighter and close to dawn. (01:13:40)

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Continuity mistake: After Otto has shot the hat off the man he pulls his arm inside the car and puts it on the steering wheel. When it cuts he is waving with his arm outside the window. (01:30:30)

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Continuity mistake: When they get to the runaway car we see Ken open the car door while George is passing around the hood of the car. When it cuts we see Ken open the door and now suddenly George is by his door opening it. (00:09:05)

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Continuity mistake: After Otto has chased Ken down the stairs they are standing against the elevator door. As Otto says, "Look, physical side can wait," he is holding his right hand up. When it cuts it's down. (00:25:15)

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Continuity mistake: In court, when George grabs the banister and jumps over it, his hands on the banister change position between the shots. (01:25:15)

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Continuity mistake: After Wanda's visit to Archie's office she arrives at Otto's. When Otto stabs the mannequin with his sword, the position/depth of the sword, as well as the position of his undershirt when it lands on the sword, all differ in the following shots. (00:33:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Otto takes the note which has the witness name and address from Ken, Ken tries to grab it from him and Otto holds it up in the air. The camera angle changes and his arm is now at his side. The camera angles changes again and his arm is raised. Happens about 3 times during the scene. (00:38:53)

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Continuity mistake: When Archie goes to talk to George after the melee in court, Archie tells the guards to leave and you see one of the guards crossing his arms. The camera angle changes and the same guard is seen crossing his arms again. (01:30:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Otto is interrogating Ken he sticks some chips up Ken's nose. At one point, before Otto asks where the diamonds are, there are traces of ketchup on one of the chips that disappear two shots later. (01:19:50)

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Continuity mistake: As the plane is taking off, Otto is trying to hang on but the wind pushes him off. The camera angle changes to a wide shot of the plane taking off, and Otto is not seen anywhere but you still hear him screaming. (01:44:30)

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Plot hole: Shortly after the robbery, Kevin Kline and Jamie Lee Curtis get together in a little flat and Kline calls the police from a landline to tell them who committed the robbery. In England this would immediately lead the police to the flat from which the call was made, and the person reporting the robbery would be the first person the police would want to find and speak to. Otto has handed it to them on a plate. (00:12:29)

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Otto: Asshole.

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Trivia: John Cleese's character name, Archie Leach, was Cary Grant's real name (Archibald Leach). John named his character himself as a tribute because they were born in towns near to each other.

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