Mac and Me

Continuity mistake: When MAC is blown by the helicopter, he lands on a man's windshield, and the man has to start dodging traffic. Between shots the traffic he is dodging changes.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the MAC's emerge from the NASA craft in the lab, there a shot through the lab glass of the father MAC, with the reflection of a cameraman holding a camera in the glass.

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Continuity mistake: When Mac's on the windshield and the car starts to dodge cars, one shot from inside the car shows the alien has disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: When Eric following the wet footprints outside, to the edge of the lawn, the footprints change in appearance drastically, between shots.

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Revealing mistake: A wire can briefly be seen on MAC, as he does the flips in the air, in McDonalds, in the teddy suit.

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Continuity mistake: When Debbie's mum stops the car, as MAC speeds past them on a remote control car, she parks on the right side of the road. In the next shot her car is on the left, then back on the right.

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Continuity mistake: When Eric wheels himself outside in his wheelchair, to follow the footprints, as he exits the double doors, he goes down a ramp. Later, when his brother walks through the doors, the ramp has vanished.

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Revealing mistake: When the man's car swerves out of control after MAC lands on his windshield, a pile-up occurs. In this scene, it can be seen that the drivers are either absent, or dummies.

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Continuity mistake: When Debbie is putting Mac, who is hidden in a teddy suit, into the back of her mum's car, as her and Eric leave to go to Brittany's birthday party, the car window changes from halfway rolled up, to fully rolled up between shots.

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Revealing mistake: When Eric is riding through the hills and fields away from the cops, with MAC in his lap, ramps can be seen to help him with maneuvering his wheelchair easily.

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Audio problem: In McDonalds, when the cops come in after MAC, Mike is getting pushed by them, as they try to pass, and he shouts "What's he done wrong." yet his mouth clearly says otherwise.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the desert, after MAC communicates, he stands and points, and then Eric, Debbie and the others drive him away. However, in the shot where he stands and points, the outline of the puppeteers hand through the red shirt is very visible. It is also visible at other points as well.

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Continuity mistake: When we see the two holes drilled through the wall, by MAC, there is nothing above the holes being made, yet in all the following shots a large painting is above the holes.

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Continuity mistake: When Eric and the others find the MACs' in the old mine, they give them drinks. The MAC by Eric then begins to stand up. Between shots a long strip of black bin liner appears over his legs.

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Revealing mistake: MAC is grabbing the electric fence, being blown backward by the helicopter. When he releases his grip, wires can be seen attached to his hands.

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Continuity mistake: When Eric and Mike find the newspaper clippings and papers left on the table by MAC, to try and tell them about where he came from, the papers' positions change between shots

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Continuity mistake: In the van chase scene, Mike is hanging out of the window trying to pick up Eric in his wheelchair, as they flee from the running cops. As Mike tries to pick up Eric, his sunglasses keep disappearing and reappearing.

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Continuity mistake: After offering MAC the drinks of water, Eric pulls the drink away from him twice.

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Continuity mistake: After the delivery guy puts Eric's TV down, it changes position in the following shot, and so do the cables on top of it.

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Revealing mistake: In the pile up scene, due to MAC covering up a man's windshield, a huge truck swerves and flies over a car, only the big black ramp used for the stunt is rather visible.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning, when the NASA spacecraft lands on the MAC planet, there are three silver antenne around the side of the craft which are absent in some shots.

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Revealing mistake: Supposedly Mac makes the unplugged TV work with his energy, and Eric looks at it in awe and inspects its loose cables. But if you look at the right side of the TV, you'll see there's another black cable coming out of it hidden among the cardboard boxes, which makes the whole trick work.

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Continuity mistake: When Mike is getting ready to pick up Eric and haul him into the van as they flee from the cops, in exterior shots Debbie is leaning out of the window, but in interior shots of the van, she is sitting inside, and the van window is closed as well.

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Audio problem: When Eric is riding through the shopping centre, away from the cops, his mum is riding the escalator when she hears him. She then says "Excuse me, I'll be right back," but her mouth says something else.

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Audio problem: When Eric's wheelchair goes out of control, and he starts to roll down the hill, Debbie cries out "Eric" but her mouth doesn't move.

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Revealing mistake: After Debbie and Eric have captured MAC in the vacuum, it goes out of control, causing Debbie to get flung around the room. The track that goes up the wall, across the ceiling, down the other wall and across the floor is visible for this stunt.

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Continuity mistake: When Eric first talks to Debbie, as she stands on the balcony, the position of the bracelets on Debbie's right wrist keeps changing.

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Continuity mistake: During the dance at McDonalds tables and chairs suddenly disappear from the place and are replaced by dancers.

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Revealing mistake: When Eric and Debbie enter McDonalds, they go to a table and then Courtney comes over and gives them a drink each, however it is clear that the cups are empty, as they are clear and move around lightly and make hollow sounding noises.

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Continuity mistake: When the MACs' are sucked into the NASA spacecraft, an explosion occurs, causing a grey cylinder capsule to fly off. In the next shot the capsule is attached to the craft again.

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Continuity mistake: When Eric is playing with his remote control car, he stops and takes the battery out. In the next shot, when MAC touches the car, the car is now in a different position.

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Continuity mistake: In the panning shot of the NASA lab, the clock's minute hand can be seen on the half hour mark, yet in the close-up of the Professor, the time reads eight twenty.

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Continuity mistake: When the kids dance in the parking lot, they swap positions 180ยบ just as the family car arrives.

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Continuity mistake: When Mac is dancing on the counter, disguised as a bear, he is twice as tall as he is for the rest of the film.

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Continuity mistake: Mac jumps into the water feet first to save Eric, but when the angle cuts he is diving head first.

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Continuity mistake: Before the wheelchair wipes out, while Eric is zooming down the hill, his hair is alternately still or moving wildly depending on the shot.

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Revealing mistake: When Mac exits the vacuum cleaner, he is supposed to drink soda from a straw, but no liquid is seen going through it.

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Continuity mistake: The cops chase Mac down a hill and then follow Eric and Mac through a private garden. Cut to a close-up of the cops and they're back on the hill.

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Revealing mistake: When Eric exits McDonald's, Mac's eyes are two big bulky motionless balls, revealing it's been changed for a puppet.

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Continuity mistake: After the McDonald's scene, the cops chase Mac and are about to be run over by a white car. A frame later the car has turned to blue colour.

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Continuity mistake: In McDonald's, when Mac is about to grab the cup, in the close-ups his eyes are white, big like a ping pong ball, and occupy the whole cut-out space in the disguise. In the wide angles, the eyes are smaller and big bags underneath show.

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Continuity mistake: When Eric gets out of the water, his hairstyle swaps from parted to sideways.

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Continuity mistake: When the family arrives at their new home, a mover employee is walking forward holding a blanket. When the angle changes he keeps walking but empty handed, blanket now on the floor, 5 meters ahead.

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Revealing mistake: When Mac dances with Debbie at McDonald's, disguised as a bear, he turns his head backwards and his neck is visible, revealing a human coloured skin.

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Continuity mistake: In the van, when Mac is watching the road, Eric disappears from the seat.

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Continuity mistake: After the wheelchair scene, while the cops attend the family, a group of kids pass by the house. When the angle changes they've moved several meters back and pass by again.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Eric's brother says that the traffic jam was caused by a drunken alien, the shadow of the moving camera is visible on the outside of the van.

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Continuity mistake: In McDonald's, Mac is opposite to the counter and makes some flips and turns in the air, yet when the people stare at him they're pointing at the counter.

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Continuity mistake: When the African-American girl in the red dress dances in McDonald's, her right sleeve swaps form up to down between shots.

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Revealing mistake: Instead of Mac grabbing the cup with his fingers, the cup suddenly seems stuck to the hand, revealing the hidden sticky system.

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Continuity mistake: During the traffic jam, while Eric and family are in the van, Eric's Coke is at chest level, but a frame later it's next to his mouth.

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Continuity mistake: When Mac jumps in Eric's van, the way Eric holds the Coke can changes between the front and back shot.

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Continuity mistake: When the Indian girl sees Mac coming out of the van, all the mess around her swaps to tidy.

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Continuity mistake: When going to the birthday party, when Debbie puts Mac inside the car, his head swaps from facing right to left.

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Continuity mistake: When Mac watches the road while in the van, the blinds disappear in the POV angle.

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Continuity mistake: When Eric is playing with his remote controlled car, a bag of Skittles appears on his lap in the close-up angle.

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Continuity mistake: When the kids are dancing in the McDonalds parking lot, there's a girl in white with a red skirt, then a big gap on the right followed by a group of kids. With a change of angles, the gap is filled with people that have appeared out of nowhere.

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Continuity mistake: Escaping from the cops, Eric's on the road, dodging cars. A blue one smashes the back of a car and breaks its own fender and lights; but the damage is already done before the crash.

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Continuity mistake: When all the guys go with Mac to find his family in the mine, the collar on Mac's t-shirt keeps changing from very loose, to slightly loose, to really tight around the neck between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When the paperboy throws the newspaper on the runway the van disappears.

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Continuity mistake: Eric is about to arrive to the place where his mum works, and there's a close-up of the cop's car chasing him. A big line of cars is seen behind him, but in the wide angle not only the cars are gone, but the real traffic is running in a perpendicular road to the one he's in.

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Continuity mistake: When Mac's in the desert calling his family, an aerial view shows Mike away from the car following him. In the following close shot he's next to the van's hood.

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Continuity mistake: The chip on the cop's windshield disappears when they arrive at the mall.

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Continuity mistake: Rearview mirror appears and disappears from the cops' car when they're going to McDonald's.

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Continuity mistake: When Mac dances on the McDonald's counter, the cash registers are gone.

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Continuity mistake: Rearview mirror appears and disappears randomly from the car Eric's in, when going to McDonald's.

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Continuity mistake: Mac stretches his hand and grabs the cup of Coke, which is tilted sideways. In the following angle it's straight.

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Continuity mistake: Mike is unpacking his things and puts on his glasses. He stares at the door in awe because he sees Mac standing, but the reflection of the glass shows that there's no one there.

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Audio problem: Eric escapes from the cops in McDonald's and he says, "Well done, Mac" but his lips are saying something else.

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Continuity mistake: In McDonald's, Eric holds Mac by the neck, in the next shot he holds him under the armpit, without having had time to make the movement.

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Continuity mistake: When escaping from the cops, while holding onto the truck and zooming down the road, Mac is on Eric's lap, bare chested and with a couple of rags on his lap. Then Eric throws away the rags, but in the next shot Mac is covered in clothes that have appeared from nowhere.

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Continuity mistake: When the neighbour and her mum are in the car waiting for Eric to come out of the house, one of the cops behind turns his head and stares at the car, but in the immediate wide angle his head is in a different position.

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Continuity mistake: The position of the rags that Eric throws on the road, when escaping from the cops, differs between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When the aliens throw the pyramid of cans, some signs also fall on the floor, yet they disappear in the wide angle.

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Plot hole: The Alien family finds itself surrounded by armed cops, scientists, and helicopters yet the next time we see them, some seconds later, is walking around some deserted area. If the Government set them free there's no point in the chase of Mac. On the other hand, if the family managed to escape, then the scene with them defenseless in the supermarket is absurd. No explanation whatsoever is given to this really important part of the movie.

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Continuity mistake: Eric follows Mac's footsteps and opens the fridge. A bunch of glasses fall on him, none inside the fridge, but when he closes the door there's one in the fridge.

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Continuity mistake: When Eric is playing with the remote control car, there's a toy plane to his left, which keeps changing to a yellow truck and back to a plane all the time.

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Plot hole: Mac tries to escape from the NASA premises reaching the closed electrified fence. In the next shot, couple seconds later, he has managed to appear on the other side, outside on the street. This is not possible since Mac electrocuted himself and burst like a balloon when he touched the fence.

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Continuity mistake: When Eric's brother is leaning outside of the van to haul his brother, in the close-ups the baddies disappear from behind, only to appear in the next shots.

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Continuity mistake: During the vacuum scene, the hose keeps swapping from being over Eric's shoulder to under his armpit. This takes place in really short time lapses.

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Revealing mistake: In McDonald's when Mac stretches his arm, notice that it's separated several inches from his body and much thicker, and is really a big sleeve coming form under Eric's armpit. In fact, you can see Mac's real arm next to his body, hanging down.

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Continuity mistake: During the windshield scene, a brown pickup truck smashes the back of a white car. Half a second later, the pickup is seen crashed against the front of the car, only to change to the initial position when the pile-up occurs.

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Audio problem: In McDonalds, Eric tells his brother "Mac is here", to which he replies, "I don't believe this", but his mouth isn't moving.

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Audio problem: When Mac grabs the Coke at McDonald's, the kids say, "I don't believe it" and similar things, but their mouths don't move.

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Continuity mistake: When Mac is on the windshield, one of the close shots shows that his hand is bent and up, yet on the immediate wide angle it's straight and along the glass.

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Audio problem: When Mac escapes the NASA lab, the helicopter pilot over him is informing about the surveillance, yet his mouth isn't moving.

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Continuity mistake: When Mac's on the windshield and the car is dodging traffic, the co-pilot kid appears and disappears.

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Continuity mistake: During the dance scene Ronald McDonald appears in the close-ups, but is gone in the wide angles.

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Continuity mistake: At the supermarket, a guard with the gun lifts his cap and places it up and loose, by the forehead, from the opposite angle it's still tucked in.

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Continuity mistake: Chased by the baddies, Eric is seen next to a blue car, but in the immediate close-up that car is many meters away.

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Continuity mistake: When escaping from the baddies down the road in his wheelchair, as seen from behind, Eric's hair colour changes to a much darker one, and he is thinner, revealing it's a stunt or dummy.

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Plot hole: Mac stretches his bare hand to grab the Coke, but that's impossible, because the bear suit has the hand sewn to the sleeve, so he should have broken the suit. In fact, after he grabs the Coke, the bear-glove suddenly appears on his hand, without no one having put it.

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Continuity mistake: Mac is being chased by dogs, among them a black one. From a different angle the black dog is gone, only to appear couple seconds later coming out from a house.

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Continuity mistake: Mac is hit by the car and sent flying away, yet he appears on the car's windshield.

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Continuity mistake: When Eric is looking for her mum by the escalators, there's just her mum and a man and no one around, but half a second later an old man appears behind, and a second after a woman also appears, then she disappears.

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Continuity mistake: When Eric holds Mac against him in McDonald's, before the clown comes, Mac is either resting on his shoulder or bent forward, depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: The door of the gas tank from the white car bursts open when the van lands. A second later it is closed.

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Continuity mistake: After the vacuum cleaner scene, Mac is drinking from a Coke can held by Eric. The can changes positions between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Eric and Debbie are looking out the window at the cops, Eric is lightly pushing down on the blinds. He is pushing the blinds down in the center of the window. In the next shot he is pushing the blinds down much harder at the bottom of the window.

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Continuity mistake: After the father MAC smashes the panel of glass at the science lab, there is more glass missing in the second shot, although no further breakage is heard nor seen.

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Continuity mistake: When Eric and Debbie are at McDonalds, they give Brittany two presents, putting them on the corner of the table. However when MAC extends his arm to get the drink, the presents are no longer there. They then keep appearing and disappearing.

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