The Bonfire of the Vanities

The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

13 mistakes

Visible crew/equipment: When Sherman is with the lawyer, when the phone rings, watch the lamp and you'll see the reflection of a crew member walking from left to right.

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Continuity mistake: While Reverend Bacon is accusing District Attorney Abe Weiss, the TV remote control that Weiss is using switches hands between shots.

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Revealing mistake: Our hero Sherman is talking to Maria's husband, and right after he tells a story he coughs and falls on the table dead. The thing is, he falls with his mouth open, but as he lays there on the table he closes his mouth.

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Continuity mistake: Before cuckold Arthur Ruskin dies in the restaurant, his cocktail glass alternates from between his hands to outside his hands.

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Factual error: When McCoy gets off the subway, we see he is riding the number 1 train and he gets off at 77th Street station. First of all, the number 1 train runs on the west side of Manhattan, no where near his Park Avenue residence on the east side, and second, there are no 77th Street stops on the number 1 line.

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Continuity mistake: The morning Sherman is arrested he gets in the car with his face soaking wet. When the angle changes it's dry.

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Continuity mistake: When the lawyer is on the phone he says "I don't know if Sherman needs a lawyer" and Sherman smiles openly. A frame later, from a different angle, he is serious.

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Continuity mistake: The remote control on top of Weiss' TV changes positions between shots.

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Visible crew/equipment: While the family drinks in the garden, Judy puts on her glasses and the whole filming crew and equipment are reflected on the lenses.

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Continuity mistake: When the judge orders the people to bring him the tape, the amount of papers and their position on the table keeps changing between shots.

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Continuity mistake: During the trial, when the lawyer jumps on the table to grab the tape recorder, the mike and jar move around between shots.

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Continuity mistake: In court, Sherman plays Maria's voice and protects the loudspeaker with both hands. When the lawyer jumps on top of him, a frame later, he's covering it with just one hand.

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Continuity mistake: When stuck in the Bronx, Sherman speeds up and passes by a yellow car, but from a different angle, the cars around are white and red.

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