Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon (1980)

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Continuity mistake: The egg timer in the jail is about to run out, but when Dale runs over to it and tries to turn it over, there is more sand in it than before.

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Revealing mistake: When Biro stabs the Imperial soldier with his sword, it's obvious that the sword is angled to miss his body.

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Continuity mistake: There are a couple of instances in the movie where the models do not correspond with the actual sets. When Klytus arrives at the Hawkmen city he lands near the top of the city. Yet in that very hall there is a pit with a deep void underneath. Such a room could only exist at the bottom of the city. Also, when the Hawkmen start to land on Ajax, its engine section appears to be missing.

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Continuity mistake: Several small meteorites are shown falling to earth. Two of them land in water, but only one of them creates steam.

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Revealing mistake: When the Hawkmen start their attack on Ajax, in one shot you can definitely see the wires that support them.

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Revealing mistake: When the Hawkmen city is destroyed, you can see the lower portions of it wave about, revealing that it is in fact a model.

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Revealing mistake: Just after Klytus has his sticky curtain call, and King Vultan orders the evacuation of the Sky City, watch for the wide shot with the fleeing Hawkmen superimposed in the background. As Vultan tells our heroes he and his men have too much to carry to give them a ride, watch his entire multitude of brave fleeing Hawkmen suddenly disappear one frame before the next shot cuts in.

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Other mistake: During the battle for War Rocket Ajax, an Imperial soldier is shot by a Hawkman, but falls down after he should have done.

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Other mistake: The scenes with Flash and Aura in the shuttle are a complete mess. She tells him that the left lever controls direction, the right controls the altitude. When they are passing the planet Aquarius, she tells him to take a left turn over Fridgia. A) They are passing Aquarius at the time, not Fridgia. B) He moves the right lever instead of the left lever. C) The craft doesn't change direction or altitude and even if it had moved left as supposed to, they would have ended up crashing into Aquarius. The scene when Flash wants to talk to Dale is even worse. He pulls down the left lever to dive into Fridgia. It is the wrong lever. Then when he pulls back up, he correctly uses his right hand, but the right lever is already in the up position as seen in the previous shot.

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Continuity mistake: As the Hawkmen evacuate the city, all the furniture is seen neatly assembled. When Ming arrives, however, the furniture is strewn all over the place. The only people who could have moved it would have been Flash's group, and why would they do that?

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Other mistake: When Flash and Vultan are watching the battle unfold on War Rocket Ajax, the rocket is seen moving forwards, with engines flaring, even though the captain has given the order for the engines to be stopped.

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Revealing mistake: When Flash is rescuing Barin from falling into the void, he rubs against one of the spikes and it bends as if made of rubber.

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Continuity mistake: Klytus is killed when he falls onto three spikes on the platform. In subsequent shots, the spikes that have pierced his body are gone. It can be most seen a minute later into the film, when the platform tilts upwards.

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Continuity mistake: When Flash sits down at the controls of Ajax, the display in front of him is coloured green. When he shows the timer to Vultan later, it's coloured red. The display also goes blank in one shot, after the windows are blown out.

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Continuity mistake: When Flash is restrained in Ming's dungeon, he has a spiked headpiece on, preventing him from seeing. The spikes on this headpiece change position from shot to shot during this sequence in relation to his tied-up arms - i.e. the headpiece keeps being turned, and then is back in position again depending on the shot.

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Continuity mistake: The colour of the lighting shining on the archway wall behind General Kala changes from white to green.

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Revealing mistake: Just after Vultan evacuates War Rocket Ajax leaving Flash on board, there is a shot of the rocket heading towards the camera. There is a green-tinted box surrounding it that the special effects team forgot to remove, after it had been rendered against the background.

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Continuity mistake: When the Barron and Flash are fighting with the whips, they hit each other and cut each other on the arms, hands and face, but in the scenes after the fight, neither one of them have so much as a scar where they were once cut.

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Continuity mistake: When Flash, Dale and Zarkov first land on Mongo, the shots from inside the ship show Ming's guards walking right up to the ship's window and looking inside. When it then cuts to an outside shot, the guards are much further away.

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Continuity mistake: When Barin and Zarkhov are listening to the Colonel on the video screen, the smoke from the control console appears and disappears between several shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Klytus' ship arrives at the Hawkmen city, it is seen hovering in the sky. In the next shot, it is moving forwards, further away from the city and at a different angle. There is also no engine flare at the rear, which would signify movement.

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Continuity mistake: When Ming is impaled on the nose spike of the Imperial craft, the spike is perfectly horizontal. When he eases himself off the spike, it is pointing downwards much more.

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Factual error: A meteorite falls onto Munson's bed, setting fire to it. He covers it up with blankets. But the meteorite is still red hot and would surely burn through, and set fire to his bed again.

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Other mistake: When Hans Zarkov is having his mind scanned we see tons of images flash by. The one for "Space scientist fired" is several paragraphs long but only the first one was about Hans. The rest is about a leash law in Wellesley, MA.

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Continuity mistake: While Dale is watching the destruction of the palace, her head is either tilted or looking straight, depending on the angle.

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Revealing mistake: When the spaceship flies, Zarkov keeps warning about the g-force and Dale and himself suffer it, yet when he tells Flash to step on a pedal, Flash manages to lift his foot and do everything effortlessly, g-force magically gone.

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Continuity mistake: When Flash is seated inside the gas chamber and a hood is being put over his head, he swaps from facing to the left to straight between one frame and the other.

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Revealing mistake: When the movie ends and the Hakwmen say thanks, watch for the people on the far left: they become greenish transparent because of the blue screen.

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Continuity mistake: In Arboria, while Aura kisses Barin she says "I brought you a present", then her left arm swaps from being up to down between angles.

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Continuity mistake: During the plane flight, the sky outside keeps switching back and forth between cloudy or puffy clouds opening to let a red light, depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: The hot hail that falls on the hood of Flash's car disappears in the later shots.

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Revealing mistake: While Dale and Zarkov fly to Arboria against a blue screened backdrop they become transparent.

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Continuity mistake: When the plane enters the greenhouse the cabin is empty. Then in the close-up Flash and Dale have appeared inside.

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Continuity mistake: When Ming walks in the room where Dale sleeps, her thigh swaps from covered to uncovered and the cushion moves around depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: After the meteorite on Munson's bed starts burning, his hand moves from down to up and is now holding a pen and paper, despite him being asleep. Also the cup on the table moves around between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Flash greets the martians he's handed a gun which makes him crouch and twist to the left. When the angle changes he is now standing tall and his hand is at chest level instead of waist level.

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Revealing mistake: When Flash takes a beating after saving Dale, all the kicks he receives are very poorly performed, most of them never reaching his body.

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Continuity mistake: When Ming orders to send another charge against Sky City the sky swaps from sunny in the wide angles, to cloudy in the close-ups in barely half a second.

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Continuity mistake: When the laser scans Zarkov's jacket to destroy the gun inside, the arm disappears in the close-up angle.

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Continuity mistake: The FX of the rainbow coloured dangerous void is missing before the fight starts, revealing a grey coloured, harmless set.

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Revealing mistake: Flash flies on the Cosmo-mobile and half of it becomes transparent due to the blue screen behind.

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Plot hole: A group of baddies in Ming City fire at Flash Gordon from one laser gun while he drives his jet, but from the opposite angle the shots come from everywhere, as if there were dozens of guns.

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Continuity mistake: When lizard man is fried, the position of his tail keeps changing between angles.

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Continuity mistake: After Barin stands up on the spiked ring his whip keeps changing positions depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: While fighting against Barin, Flash's whip lies on the floor and keeps changing from rolled to straight between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Zarkov is waving a piece of cloth to signal Ming their position, Flash and Barin are standing behind, but disappear when Ming watches Zarkov on his screen, and reappear afterwards.

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Continuity mistake: After Barin saves Flash from the Arborian beast Flash's shirt is clean, a frame later from a different angle it's covered in mud.

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Continuity mistake: When Aura is kissing Flash and telling him about her palace, she has her arms around his ears. When the angle changes the hands are around his cheeks.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Flash is attacked by the alien he falls on a noticeable brown safety mat.

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Continuity mistake: Zarkov tells Dale to press the button to launch the shuttle, and Flash leaves the place with a big cloud of smoke behind. Half a second later, from a different angle, the smoke is gone.

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Continuity mistake: When Flash's plane lands in Zarkov's lab the amount of leaves on the windshield increase dramatically between one frame and the other.

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Continuity mistake: When the meteorite falls on Munson's bed the glasses and papers on the blankets keep changing positions between angles.

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Revealing mistake: In the plane, when the eclipse occurs, the inside of the plane including Flash and Dale's faces turns to a bright fakish red; an impossible situation that gives away the lighting filter used to dramatize the eclipse effect.

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Continuity mistake: The first time we see Flash waiting to ride in the plane he has no sports bag next to him, but the next shot he does, and in the wide outside angles of his car the bag is nowhere to be seen.

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Revealing mistake: While Flash and Barin are fighting with the whips, Flash takes a swipe at Barin with the whip and hits him in the face. Before the whip strikes Barin, you can see the red blood on his face, we then hear the crack of the whip, Barin yanks his head back as if he had been hit and then comes back into frame smearing the red blood.

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Revealing mistake: When Flash and Vultan are watching the battle, Flash is on his bike with moving hair and all, but the distance to the shuttle never decreases, revealing he's really not moving.

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Sacha

Revealing mistake: Flash is inside his car reading when hot hail starts to fall in front of the camera. Problem is, the shot is from inside the car, which is absurd.

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Revealing mistake: After Ming is impaled, he slides away off the peak but there are no remains of blood on it.

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Continuity mistake: When Dale escapes and fights the guards, the editing is really awful: first she knocks a guard, who later on changes positions. Then she walks away, leaves her shoes on the floor, and hides against a wall, but after a brusque cut she appears somewhere else, the shoes are 15 meters away and the guard from before lies in front. (I guess that some of the fighting in between was deleted.)

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Plot hole: When the movie starts, Flash's t-shirt bears a lightning logo on the back, the same one that curiously appears on the clothes he's given later on when he gets to Mongo, where he wasn't expected at all.

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Continuity mistake: Ming kicks a silver cup into the void. When it falls, the cup becomes green coloured.

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Plot hole: Flash needs a device to communicate via telepathy and help on how to use it, yet Dale talks out loud and her voice reaches Flash without the use of any device or help at all.

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Factual error: A meteorite zooming through the atmosphere would crash on the ground at a high speed and with a really high temperature, not like a cardboard orange-painted ball thrown from a couple meters away, as it happens in the movie.

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Revealing mistake: When the movie starts, hot hail starts to fall, but in the close-ups it just falls on a tiny area on the ground, in the rest of the wide angles the hail is gone, it neither falls nor is seen on the ground.

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