Mean Streets

Mean Streets (1973)

8 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: During one of the pool scenes, balls disappear and change position between cuts.

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Visible crew/equipment: The morning after the bar shooting, when Charlie and Johnny Boy are in the apartment, we can see the outlines of the hidden mic wires at the front of both of their undershirts, as well as the bulge of the mic transmitter at the back of Johnny's waist. (00:50:35)

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Continuity mistake: While Tony drives his car to the pool hall with Charlie and Johnny Boy, in the initial overhead shot the car's front license plate is on the car, there are hood vents below the windshield, and there is only one sticker on the windshield. Then when Tony turns the corner the front license plate and hood vents are gone, and there are two stickers on the windshield. (00:27:00)

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Visible crew/equipment: While Charlie is having dinner with his uncle at the restaurant Mario suggests having a look around, and when Charlie enters the kitchen the actor's curved chalk mark is visible on the floor, in front of the waiter's feet. (01:05:45)

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Continuity mistake: During two successive scenes, when Michael and Tony con the boys looking for fireworks and also when they're with Charlie at the movie theater, Tony has the taped bandage around his right pinky and hand. The problem is in the next scene at the pool hall Tony's hand is fine, and it's during the brawl in this pool hall that Tony injures his pinky, which requires it to be bandaged later on. (00:23:45)

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Continuity mistake: In the pool hall, after Johnny Boy's "skank" comment Joey changes his mind and announces that he won't pay, then Joey points at Jimmy with his raised left hand, but next shot it's Joey's right hand raised while calling Jimmy a mook. (00:30:55)

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Continuity mistake: At Joey's pool hall Jimmy is wearing a solid dark blue tie, and when they all return to Tony's bar after the brawl (still making "mook" comments) Jimmy's tie has a dark pattern, but when they all walk to the back room Jimmy's tie now has broad red stripes. (00:36:10)

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Visible crew/equipment: After the scene at the church, when Charlie is in Tony's bar as he starts to dance towards the stage, a white T-mark is visible on the floor at the lower left side of the screen, right before Charlie passes the man who stops at that spot. (00:07:50)

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Giovanni Cappa: Honorable men go with honorable men.

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