It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

Revealing mistake: The two mechanics hide in two toilet stalls to hide from Pike. When Pike punches through the door and the two stalls collapse, we can see that there is nothing inside, revealing that they are fake props and not real toilet stalls. (00:54:05)

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Revealing mistake: At the garage, just after Pike breaks free from his restraints, he crashes through a wall. Right before the wall breaks, a faint line in the shape of a human body can be seen around the area Pike crashes through, revealing it was pre-cut before filming. (00:53:09)

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Revealing mistake: In the opening credits, just after the credits for Director of Photography, Production Design and Art Director are shown, the globe in the centre of the frame shifts downwards and to the left by an inch when the credits for Film Editors, Assistant to the Director, Assistant to the Producer, Production Manager (and many others) appear on screen. (00:05:33)

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Revealing mistake: When Sylvester's car and Finch and Hawthorne's rental car drive off the road and crash, in the shot of the two cars crashing, Sylvester has been replaced with a stunt double. (01:52:58)

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Revealing mistake: Whilst Sylvester is driving, there is a shot of Finch and Hawthorne driving past, followed by Sylvester shouting "Hey, Russell! Russell", then turning around to follow them. In the shot, we can see that a stuntman is shown driving the car and not the same actor. (01:50:35)

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Revealing mistake: When Finch pokes Hawthorne in the eyes with his fingers during their fight, Finch's fingers miss Hawthorne's eyes and instead touch the corner of his face. (01:25:43)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Dick Shawn and all the characters find the box of money under the big W, Shawn has just thrown Jonathan Winters out of the hole so he would have room to work. But in the next five edits, Winters is both in the hole helping Shawn struggle with the box and is also shown standing outside the hole observing himself along with the others.

More mistakes in It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World

J. Algernon Hawthorne: Jolly nasty accident there. Jolly lucky nobody was hurt.
Mrs. Marcus: Where did you get that funny accent? Are you from Harvard or something?
J. Algernon Hawthorne: Harvard? Rather not. I'm English.
Mrs. Marcus: Sounds so foreign.
J. Algernon Hawthorne: Really?

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