Continuity mistake: When Howard is first talking to the Santa in the department store the Santa tells him to "Have a little respect for the suit" then part of it slides off like it was glued on. He then sticks it on again. Problem is, when they are fighting at the conmen's hideout, he takes him down by pulling his beard - that is now held on by an elastic cord and snapping it back. Granted it is not the same scene, however the only thing that happened between these two shots is them driving to the hideout and he would have had no reason to change it.
Factual error: When Howie's (Arnie) vehicle breaks down, he's on a landmark bridge in Minneapolis, crossing the Mississippi River at Nicollet Island. He's at essentially Zero Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, as the river is the dividing line between East and West Hennepin. He pushes the car off the end of the bridge and rolls to a stop at a diner. This is the landmark Mickey's Diner in downtown Saint Paul, some ten miles away, the one located at 36 Seventh Street West. Howie should have looked even more exhausted than he appears in the film.
Continuity mistake: In the scene, when Liz (Rita Wilson) is making cookies, Ted (Phil Hartman) comes in. In the shot, when she is scooping the cookies off the baking tray onto the plate, she only has 1 on the plate. The camera then goes to Ted, and in the next shot, nearly all of the cookies are on the plate. How could she have done that so quickly? They were so neatly arranged on the plate, and none were broken.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Howard is in Ted's house stealing the Turbo Man doll, and he catches the wiseman on fire, we see a shot of carollers outside. The ground is covered in snow and the sky is overcast. Howard then kicks the wiseman's fiery head out the door in the direction of the carollers, and the carollers scream and run away. It is now sunny outside and most of the snow is melted.
Continuity mistake: At the end of his jetpack flight, Howie is diving headfirst straight down towards the ground. Then when the camera changes shot to see his landing, he hits the ground at a completely different angle, on his back. Furthermore, he suffers no injuries - that costume must be very well padded.
Continuity mistake: At the part where Howie is in the neighbours' house "stealing" the Turbo Man the head of a statue catches on fire. He tries a couple of times to get the fire out. In one shot the head is right next to his foot and in the next shot the head is gone. Then in the very next shot the head is back and he kicks it out the window.
Continuity mistake: During the parade you can clearly see trees in the background with plenty of green leaves.
Factual error: We see Jamie at his karate graduation as a yellow belt. In the scene where his dad apologizes for missing it, he picks up Jamie's new belt, which is purple. Although the order of belt ranks varies by discipline and by dojo, it is highly unlikely that any sensei would have yellow belt (which is almost always the second level) followed by purple (sometimes as low as the fourth ranking, but more often up to the seventh or eighth rank).
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Arnold trips up Sinbad with a remote control car, as he slips upwards the car comes to a halt. We see a brief shot of Sinbad on his back after he's landed - the car has vanished. His post bag is also closed, and there's nothing on top of him. But in the next shot where Arnold runs past and says 'Aww Poor baby', he is covered in letters. (00:20:35)nubob
Other mistake: When Howard is running behind the car driven by the lady in the fur coat, he's always shown directly behind the center of the car, but when the lady looks in her side mirror (from her point of view), Howard is in the center of the mirror. In reality, she would only see a part of Howard's left side in the reflection (not his whole body).
Continuity mistake: When turbo man takes of his helmet at the end, his head gear has completely changed, he is no longer wearing the pink neck collar or head covering, or the bits that cover his ears that match his costume, he is wearing a normal helmet.
Revealing mistake: When Howard arrives at the Mall of America he comes down an escalator. We then see a shot of the gathering crowd in front of him. In this shot you can see Howard with a woman in light blue with her hand on his left shoulder as he pushes his way through the crowd. This is before he joins the crowd. (00:26:10)mightymick
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