A Fish Called Wanda

Continuity mistake: When Wanda goes to Archie's office, she sits down to talk to him about procedures and during the scene the books on his desk change position as the camera angle changes. (00:30:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Otto throws Wanda onto the bed in Ken's apartment, the sun is shining on the bed on the side of Wanda's head. When it cuts the sun is gone. (00:21:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Ken tells Otto they can pick up the loot at Heathrow and get away all thanks to him, he points out his hand to touch Otto's noose. At that time his thumb is in touch with his middle finger. When it cuts his thumb is sticking out. (01:18:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Archie "reveals" he is George's lawyer Wanda's yellow pencil marker is lying on her notebook in front of her, and when she says "I can watch you work now" she lifts the marker up. However, when it cuts the marker is back on the notebook in precisely the same position as the previous shot. (00:29:40)

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Continuity mistake: After discussing the plan about the robbery, Otto gets up while Wanda and George kiss. Wanda removes her hand from George's neck but when it cuts her hand is back on his neck. (00:06:15)

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Continuity mistake: After Wanda gets the key, she picks up the phone to pretend she's getting a call and you see her standing there with her right hand at her side. The camera angle changes and her right hand is now grasping her left arm. (00:26:38)

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Continuity mistake: As the witness is crossing the street at the crosswalk, you can see that the crosswalk is located at the number 57 house. Ken crashes his car into the garbage can and the crosswalk is now seen at the 61 house. (01:03:17)

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Continuity mistake: When Otto is trying to drive away in Archie's car he gets into an accident and then he shoots the hat off the owner of the other car. The problem is that he aims and shoots the gun almost 4 feet to the right of where the man is standing and the hat is still shot off his head. (01:34:14)

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Continuity mistake: When Ken is telling Otto that everything is going to work out thanks to him, you see him poke Otto's nose with his right hand and then lower his hand to his side. The camera angle changes and Ken's hand is back up again below his face. (01:22:01)

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Continuity mistake: Ken goes to feed the fish and say hello to Wanda. The camera angle changes and you now see fish swimming around and a skull on the bottom of the tank that were not seen when he was feeding the fish. (00:01:20)

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Continuity mistake: The flight to Rio is leaving at Gate 14, but you see Wanda going in the wrong direction even though there is a sign in front of her that says Gate 14 is in the opposite direction that she is going. (01:38:49)

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Continuity mistake: When Otto tells Ken that he's gay and tries to kiss him, Ken runs down the stairs and they both stop in front of the elevator where you see Ken leaning back flat against the metal part on the elevator. The camera angle changes and Ken is now seen standing at an angle against the wooden part of the elevator. (00:26:06)

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Continuity mistake: When Wanda is yelling at Otto at the docks, you see a barge with blue containers in the background behind Otto. The camera angle changes to Wanda walking over to Otto and the barge is gone. (01:04:58)

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Continuity mistake: Ken is trying to kill the witness and crashes his car against a garbage container. The garbage swaps from being on the center of the hood to on the left side depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: When Ken enters his apartment while Wanda and Otto are in the bedroom, she puts a towel around her head. The way the towel is around her head changes between shots. (00:23:10)

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Continuity mistake: After Archie gets out of the barrel of oil, he is then seen running around on the tarmac under the jet looking for a way to get on, but he's not dripping anywhere and he's leaving no oily footprints. (01:39:05)

Continuity mistake: When Otto is holding Archie upside down from the window, you see Archie's right foot pressed up against the back of Otto's ear. The camera angle changes and his foot is now further back from his ear, more towards the back of his head. (01:02:42)

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Continuity mistake: As Otto is driving up to Archie's house to apologize, you do not see the lamp post's reflection in the driver's side rear passenger window. When Otto gets out of the car, you see that he is parked along side a lamp post that you would have seen when he was pulling up to the house because it is right in front of that window. (01:06:03)

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Continuity mistake: When Otto puts the apple on one of the employees' heads during the robbery, the employee is seen standing right next to the door of the cage. The camera angle changes and he is now seen standing more to the left in front of the next section of cage. (00:08:40)

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Continuity mistake: As the gang is robbing the jewelry exchange the clock on the wall never changes from 9:10 even though they were in there for about 10 mins. (00:07:55)

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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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