Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
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Revealing mistake: When Indy and Willie jump out of the Obi Wan Nightclub, they fall through several awnings, the idea being that they will break the characters' fall. All well and good. But, if you look very carefully, you can see small taped-up cut marks which the crew made so the stunt men (and women) could effortlessly glide though the awnings.

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Revealing mistake: To escape the Obi Wan Nightclub, Indy and Willie jump out the window and fall through several awnings. When they hit the second to last awning, there is a close up on the actors. Just before they hit the awning, there are butt-shaped indents in the fabric from a previous take.

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Revealing mistake: During the chase with the trucks in the mine, you can see that figures who are supposed to be Indy, Willie and Short Round are dolls. Indy's arm especially clearly belongs to a mannequin.

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Revealing mistake: At the end, the elephant that the kid is riding sprays Indiana and Willie with water. If you watch very carefully or in slow-mo, Harrison winces in anticipation right before the water hits them.

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Revealing mistake: When the water floods the mine, some shots of the 3 heroes are an obvious composite of their blue screened image over a set. Problem is, when Indy tells the two to run towards a tunnel on the right with a log blocking the way, Indy and Shorty run through the log as if they were ghosts.

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Revealing mistake: When the rickshaw crashes, neither the driver nor the girl move at all. Instead the sailor stands up by his own means and jumps, which is a really bad stunt.

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Revealing mistake: During car pursuit, when the Chinese thugs drive into the food stands and two of them fall onto the tables, you can see that at least one of them is a puppet from the way his arm is rigidly sticking out when he has fallen. It should have fallen to his side.

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Revealing mistake: During the "Anything Goes" dance number, the shot of the dancers doing the 'splits' is simply ran in reverse to produce the illusion that they're rising up from the stage floor.

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where they are climbing up the broken rope bridge after Indy cuts it, Indy is fighting the bad guy and falls a bit further down the bridge (which is now a ladder). You can see the climbing rope that is attached to Indy's waist (obviously a harness) that stops him from falling all the way. There are several other pieces of rope in the scene because it's a broken rope bridge, but this is quite visible.

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Revealing mistake: The skull which Indiana forces under one of the wheels in the spiked room's ceiling has a very straight, clean-cut line through the cranium. It has none of the imperfections or signs of growth which would occur naturally; this is a very fake-looking skull.

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Revealing mistake: In the wide angle of the mountain where Indy, Willy and Short Round lean on, they cast no shadow, revealing it's a composite image.

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Revealing mistake: When leaning against the mountain, Short's face turns totally black, Willie becomes semi-transparent, and Indy's chest becomes greyish colour, all because of the blue-screen effect.

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Revealing mistake: When the yellow raft slides down the snow, in the close-ups it turns white because of the blue-screen effect.

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Revealing mistake: When Indy is hanging on the cliff as it falls out from underneath him (right after the mine cart scene), as he's kicking, you can see the stone wall moving in and out as he hits it after the rocks fall out underneath him.

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Revealing mistake: When Indy is whipped six times, the first time we can see the whip doesn't touch him, or go anywhere near him.

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Revealing mistake: When Indy wraps his whip around an assassin's neck and hangs him on the fan, we can see it's not actually around his neck, it's just attached to his clothing.

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Revealing mistake: After Indy escapes from the conveyor belt, he runs on some suspended planks while being shot at. Watch the planks: There's black masking tape where the explosives are (which disappear in later shots). Furthermore, right before he takes out his whip, he grabs a railing where the bullet has just hit, and you can see that the black tape is dangling loose after the spark.

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Revealing mistake: During the mine chase, after Indy cries to Shorty "Let it go, our only chance!" the wig of the doll replacing Willie flies away.

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Revealing mistake: When Shorty is hanging between two mine carts, the thugs have been replaced by obvious dolls.

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Revealing mistake: When the 3 heroes exit the mine cart and escape from the water flood in the mine, Harrison Ford is replaced by an obvious stuntman.

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Revealing mistake: When Indy is hanging off the bridge and is punched by Mola Ram, Indy's safety wire attached to his belt is very noticeable.

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Revealing mistake: When the water tank falls over, the vapour fumes are moving in slo-mo, despite the whole scene moving at a normal speed.

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Revealing mistake: When the dancers doing a split close their legs and stand tall again, watch their movements and you'll notice the shot is being played backwards.

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Revealing mistake: When the plane lands against the snowy mountain, no parts fly all over and no snow shatters at all, revealing the composite trick.

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Revealing mistake: At the bar Indy has swords thrown at him. The string to make them fly is visible attached to the sword on the left side. Also, the swords disappear in the next angle.

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Revealing mistake: When Willie and Short escape the jet of water and Indy climbs the mountain alone, the river below is totally still (impossible because of the huge amount of water that's falling on it), revealing it's a still image.

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Revealing mistake: After Indy drinks the antidote, many of the chase-scenes are obviously sped up, watch the way the actors move.

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Indy's bridge breaks and he is hanging by it with the natives shooting arrows at him. If you look closely you can see two arrows bounce off his back. All the other clatter noisily onto the cliff-face or stick in the bridge, so it's not like they've lost much force due to the range.

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The movie opens with a scene in a night club. After the fight is over, and Indy and Willie make their escape, the name of the club is seen as they drive away - Club Obi Wan - a reference to Star Wars, also by George Lucas.

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