Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Continuity mistake: The gold mask on Orellana's face changes angle between shots.

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Continuity mistake: After the monkey chase scene, after Spalko's jeep lands on top of Indy's, Indy, Mutt, Mac and Oxley start to raise, but when the angle changes they're crouched again, plus in a completely different position.

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Continuity mistake: Spalko steps on a tree to free herself from the ants, 2 meters away from where a soldier is starting to be eaten. A frame later the soldier is gone, there's not even a small mound where his corpse could be.

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Continuity mistake: Oxley takes the skull out of the bag and places it behind his hand to scare the ants away. When the angle changes there's a brief glance of his right hand and the bag is gone.

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Continuity mistake: When the group enters the final temple the skull falls into the water. Mutt picks it up, and there's a shot of Mac grabbing some gold. Then back to a wide angle and Mac is repeating the previous movement with a totally different hairstyle.

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Continuity mistake: In the wedding scene the bride has open toed shoes when she kisses Indy and begins to exit the pulpit area, but different closed toe shoes as she and Indy depart the church.

Continuity mistake: After Mutt points at the waterfall, Indy grabs the skull and Mutt leans on him to raise up, yet a frame later from a different angle his hands are away from Indy.

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Continuity mistake: When the raft is about to fall through the second waterfall, there's a huge rock to the left which disappears in the wide angle.

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Continuity mistake: When Indy removes Orellana's golden mask, the light changes abruptly from very shiny to obscure and mysterious.

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Continuity mistake: During the quicksand scene, when Mutt is throwing a snake at Indy, Indy's left (our right) sleeve swaps from covered in sand to spotless between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Mutt and Indy enter the library, a chubby man in a suit holding a brown briefcase runs away, yet appears calmly walking half a second later from a different angle.

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Continuity mistake: During the ant scene, the branch that Indy uses to knock out the Russian wasn't there in the first place, it magically appears between shots.

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Continuity mistake: After Mutt's bike knocks down the "Better red than dead" banner it falls sideways; yet when the chasing car arrives, the banner is magically up again, ready to fall horizontally on the car's windshield.

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Continuity mistake: When Indy and Mutt's bike is about to exit the campus, a green car is passing by, which disappears in the immediate wide angle of the street.

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Continuity mistake: When Mutt and Indy ride inside the arched door in the campus, a couple runs away, yet appears still there from the opposite angle.

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Continuity mistake: When Indy and Mutt are about to enter the university, the guard is holding both gate doors almost closed. A frame later he's holding one completely opened.

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Continuity mistake: When Indy is about to hop on Mutt's bike, a man walks behind him twice. First time slowly, second time fast.

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Continuity mistake: At the Mexican market, while Mtt is playing with his pocket knife, watch the chrome part of the light: it reflects a barren place with a brown squared building. When the angle changes it all changes to a bus and a lot of people hanging around.

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Continuity mistake: Inside the waterfall, Ox takes out the skull, moves his hand from the top to the side of the skull. The angle changes and the hand remains on the side, but when the angle changes to behind Ox his hand is on top of the skull, repeating the first movements.

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Continuity mistake: Inside the waterfall Ox takes out the skull while Marion watches from behind. When the angle changes, her hand is suddenly on his shoulder.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning when Indy is talking to Spalko, his hands keep alternating from being in his pockets to just resting at his sides between shots.

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Trivia: In the Mayan temple, Indy comments "I have a bad feeling about this." This line was a running gag in George Lucas' Star Wars saga, and was used by Harrison Ford at least once. (01:46:10)

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