Continuity mistake: After Ken reverses the steamroller after running Otto over with it, you can see a red patch signifying his splattered body in front of the roller. However, a few scenes later, Otto is seen alive. (Otto was originally meant to die, until test audience feedback influenced a change of mind on the part of the filmmakers.)
Continuity mistake: When Ken lets the Doberman loose out of the back of the van, you see Ken looking through the rear window to watch the action. The camera angle changes and you no longer see Ken looking out of the window. The camera angle changes again and Ken is once again looking out of the window.
Continuity mistake: When Ken has the bandage going round his head, both the bandage and the tape securing it - particularly the size and position of the tape strips, differ in consecutive shots throughout the scenes. One example is when Otto shares his chips with Ken and then enjoys his lovely little fish.
Continuity mistake: When Archie dances with Wanda at the flat, they stop and you see Wanda put her hands around Archie's neck. The camera angle changes and her hands are now on his shoulders. The camera angle changes again and her hands are back around his neck. Happens about 3 times during the entire scene. There is even a time when only one hand is on his shoulder.
Continuity mistake: When one of the robbers finds the box of diamonds that they are looking for, he is seen taking 1 envelope out of the box, pushing the box to the side, and opening the envelope on the table. The camera angle changes to a close up and he is seen opening the envelope on top of the box containing all the other envelopes.
Continuity mistake: After the robbery when Otto and Wanda are sitting in bed and Otto grabs the phone, you can see Wanda holding the notebook in her left hand, and then she puts it in her right hand. After the cut it's back in her left hand and she's grabbing it with her right hand again.
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.
Continuity mistake: Near the end, when Otto has Archie in a barrel and Ken approaches on a cement roller note the pattern in the wet cement. When the camera zooms to Otto's feet stuck in the cement you can see pattern in cement where the cement roller has passed previously, stopping a few feet behind Otto. There is a visible line and the cement appears rougher beyond it.
Continuity mistake: Ken is trying to run over the witness as she is walking her dogs at the crosswalk. He swerves the car to avoid hitting her dogs and crashes into a garbage can. As he crashes into the garbage can you can see that the witness is no longer on the crosswalk. The camera angle changes again and she is now back on the crosswalk.
Continuity mistake: Right after the holdup they are seen getting into the second getaway car. You see Wanda getting in the passenger side and closing the door right before the police car passes in front of them. The camera angle changes to the police car passing and then back to the gang getting into the car and you see Wanda getting in the car and closing the door again.
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.
Continuity mistake: When Ken crashes into the garbage can to avoid hitting the witness' dog, you see garbage being strewn all over the front of his car, but not in it. The camera angle changes and you now see Ken throwing garbage out of the driver's side after opening the door to get out.
Continuity mistake: When Otto pulls Ken into the hallway to talk to him, he pushes him up against the wall and places his left hand flat on the wall. The camera angle changes and his hand is now wrapped around the edge of the wall. The camera angle changes again and his hand is flat on the wall again. Happens about 3 times during the entire scene.
Continuity mistake: Right before Wanda sees where Ken puts the key, she and Otto are in the bedroom and Otto starts kissing her after he starts speaking Italian. You see Wanda holding his face in her hands and when the camera angle changes her right hand is now pressed up against the wall behind her and her left hand is now on his shoulder.
Audio problem: When Otto is being run over by the steam roller at the airport, he starts screaming as he is being run over and when the camera angle changes you can still hear him screaming but the stuntman's lips aren't moving as the steam roller goes over him and he's sinking into the wet cement.
Continuity mistake: Right before the Doberman grabs one of the witness' dogs, all 3 dogs are near each other, but when the angle changes 2 of the dogs are behind the witness and the dog that the Doberman grabs is in front of her. The angle changes again and the other 2 dogs are now in front of the witness again as the Doberman runs off with the other dog.
Continuity mistake: When the family walks into the flat and Archie is naked, he grabs a picture and puts it in front of him and you see his arms bent. The camera angle changes to a rear shot and his arms are now straight. The camera angle changes again and his arms are bent again. Happens about 3 times throughout the scene.
Continuity mistake: Right before Otto hits Archie during Archie's staged robbery at his house, Archie runs by a door and you can see his shadow on the door moving. You then see the shadow disappear and then a few seconds later you hear Otto talking and another shadow appears on the door. This was defintely where they stopped and then started the camera.
Continuity mistake: When Archie breaks into his house to stage a robbery, you see him break the window of the door and most of the glass falls onto the ground. When Otto is seen walking into the door a few seconds later, there is more glass left in the door then there was when Archie walked in.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Continuity mistake: When Wanda arrives at Archie's office, there are piles of papers/books on the mantel beside the door, stacks of papers/books, a lamp and draperies behind Archie. During Wanda's visit, things behind Archie change, disappear, then reappear, the lamp changes the direction it points, the draperies change, and part of the piles on the mantel change entirely.
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Continuity mistake: When Otto forces Archie into the oil barrel, you see in the distance Ken driving the steam roller. In the next camera angle, you see a closeup of Ken running over a wheelbarrel which is next to a cargo unit. The problem is that the wheelbarrel was nowhere to be seen in the previous scene and neither was the cargo unit.
Continuity mistake: When Otto is putting the french fries (chips) in Ken's nose, he puts the second one in his nose and then you see him chewing. The problem is that he didn't have anything in his mouth because he was asking Ken questions right before he put the second one in his nose.
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