Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
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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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Continuity mistake: After Indiana and team fall off the disappearing stairs as they make their way into the lost city, they are walking around in the water. But when they step through the next door into the treasure room, all are completely dry.

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Continuity mistake: When Indiana and Mutt are in the diner, at the start of the scene there is a pretty blonde girl sitting at the counter just past the corner. A moment later, her seat and the one next to it are occupied by the two Russian guys in suits, and she is talking to a guy with glasses who was earlier by himself. Not enough time had passed for that to change.

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Continuity mistake: When Indiana Jones is locked in the chair at the Russian camp, there is a reel-to-reel tape recorder machine running to Indy's left. When you first see it, the amount of tape on the left reel is low. Then, when Irina Spalko walks in, she goes over to it and flicks a switch. As the camera moves out, the tape on the left-hand reel is suddenly nearly equal to the one on the right.

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Continuity mistake: In the tent, Indy's wrists are tied and he's facing the crystal skull. From one angle his hands are clenched fists, but from a different one they hang loose. The difference is noticable because the angles keep swapping and the hand positions are not continuous.

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Continuity mistake: In the forest car chase, towards the end of Mutt's sword-fight, we see Indy driving a car behind Mutt. It cuts to Mutt picking up the skull and then back and Indy's car has disappeared. Then, as Mutt falls off the car, magically Indy appears in time to catch him.

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Continuity mistake: When Indy and Irina are standing in the foreground analyzing Ox's drawings, look over Indy's shoulder and you will see Ox, Marion and Mutt standing up and moving forward. After the scene cuts a couple of times, a soldier asks them to stand up and move forward again.

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Continuity mistake: During the beginning chase with Mutt and Indy, the bus goes from next to them in one shot to behind them in another.

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Continuity mistake: When Indy and Mutt first meet in the diner scene, look out the window behind Indy. A group of leather-clad bikers are sitting and talking on their motorcycles. They vanish and reappear at least three times during the scene.

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Continuity mistake: In the jungle chase scene, Indy and the others blow up the front-running plough machine. They then continue to drive around in a ploughed jungle alley. They should be hitting a lot of trees.

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Continuity mistake: Just before the Russian backhands Indy in front of the warehouse at the beginning of the film, his hands are crossed behind his own back, but immediately in the next shot, they're crossed in front of him.

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Continuity mistake: After visiting Ox's jail, Indy arrives at the ruins and it's pitch dark. He enters the burial room several minutes later and sun beams are now coming through the ceiling.

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Continuity mistake: When the gang arrive at Akator, and Indy pulls the first rock from the wall and sand starts pouring out, Mutt runs out from that shot to find himself a rock but in the next shot, when Indy says to Mac, "Go get your own!(rock)", Mutt is suddenly back in the shot and runs off to find a rock, again.

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Continuity mistake: When Mutt slams his fist on the table in the diner, the ketchup and mustard bottles fall over. When the shot pans to Indiana's back, the bottles are standing up again. He then tells Mutt to sit down and the camera pans back to Mutt. The bottles are lying down again and Indiana picks them both up.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening scene with the drag race, the lead car in the caravan speeds ahead in response to the challenge. In the next scene, the caravan turns right and the challenger continues straight. At this point, the entire caravan is together despite the fact that the lead car would have been far ahead by that point.

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Continuity mistake: When they fall into the water, while the stairs disappear, the skull splashes twice.

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Continuity mistake: When the civilian car is chasing the military convoy approaching the Nevada test site it crosses the convoy between the third and the second truck. It then passes the next two trucks on the left. In the next shot it is again behind the first truck.

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Continuity mistake: After the duel between Mutt and Irina Spalko, Mutt falls down into the car with Indy and yells, "She's getting away!" as she is seen driving off. However, in the following shot when they are driving near the edge, Irina comes from behind them.

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Continuity mistake: When Mutt and the Russian woman are fighting in the normal view, you see the the AK-47, but when it changes to overhead, it disappears.

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Continuity mistake: When Indy and Mutt meet in the diner, the spoon on the table changes its position between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Spalko is talking to Indy at the start, there are four Russian soldiers behind her who have their guns pointed at Indy. When Spalko says, "order of Lenin," and walks a few steps away from Indy, the soldiers raise their guns to let her pass. It then cuts to a shot of Spalko over Indy's shoulder and their guns are pointed at him again. It then cuts back to a profile shot of the pair and the guards once again have their guns raised.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where the two cars collide frontally in the warehouse, Mac is shown inside the car and immediately afterwards he is shown standing outside the car, while Indy climbs the ceiling woodwork.

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Continuity mistake: After the main characters have been thrown out of the "lost city" by the rapidly rising waters, they are completely soaked (quite natural, as they were submerged in the well). But after everything dies down, all of the characters' hair and clothes are bone dry.

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Continuity mistake: In a close-up, Indy removes the mask from one of the mummies and is holding it about a foot away from its face. In a shot from further away, Indy is holding the mask three or four feet away from the mummy's face.

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Continuity mistake: The drawing that Ox makes in front of Indy differs between shots: Watch the shape of the sun.

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Continuity mistake: The Russians arrive at the Nevada base and salute the guards. The one on the far right is very close to the barrier, next to where the corner of the house is; half a second later he is several meters behind and walking towards the barrier again.

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning when the Russians are talking to Indy, his shirt is tucked, then in another shot it's untucked, then it's tucked again. This continues for about 3-5 shots.

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Continuity mistake: In the shot where Mutt is on the front of the car sword fighting Spalko, when the shot changes he switches to the back of the car, still fighting her.

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Continuity mistake: Right at the start when the Russians pull Mac out of the car, they throw Indy's hat on the ground and there is a close-up shot of it where you can see Mac's feet right next to it. It then cuts to a relatively wide bird's-eye shot over the car as it is surrounded by Russian soldiers and there is nobody near the hat - Mac isn't even in the shot.

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Continuity mistake: Mutt points out at Orellana's mummy, whose shroud is tightened and neatly set. Indy walks towards it and the shot cuts to a closer angle where the shroud is now crappily set. Obviously there were previous shots of Indy opening it, and the shroud was later messily closed to repeat the shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Indiana and Mutt are in the diner, notice the coffee cup Indy has on the table. In one shot, he has it in his hand. In another, his hand is not on it. This happens twice with the different camera angles.

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Continuity mistake: Before Indy finds the crystal skull, the mummy's head has a piece of cloth on its forehead. In a wide shot immediately afterwards, this cloth disappears.

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Continuity mistake: After the nuclear explosion when Indiana Jones is thrown into the air inside the fridge, in one shot the doors are closed, then open, and then closed again.

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Continuity mistake: During the chase above the waterfall, the assault boat has its machine gun snapped off. When the assault boat goes over the waterfall the gun is visible again for a few seconds. The gun is gone when they get to the bottom.

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Continuity mistake: Indy's mostly buried in the quick sands and he is handed a snake. Half a second later, when he has just managed to grab it he isn't buried as deeply.

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Continuity mistake: In the university classroom scene, Indiana turns to the dean and says, "Yes?" He is holding the chalk with both hands and his elbows are bent. In the next shot, both arms are at his side. This is seen on the DVD.

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Continuity mistake: During the scene where Indy and Mutt first find the skull and they are having a conversation about it. Indy is holding the skull with the face pointing to his right. As the camera changes back it is facing to his left, then it changes back again.

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Continuity mistake: Indy's head position and hairstyle keeps changing in the shots after the test jet comes to a stop.

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Continuity mistake: When Spalko climbs a hanging vine to escape the large, marauding ants, one jumps on her leg. As it crawls up, she smashes the squishy bug between her knees (you can hear it splatting), but there's no stain or body parts left on her very clean pants.

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Continuity mistake: When Mutt first shows up, he is riding his bike between two train wagons, or between a train and a railing next to the station. This changes back and forth with no logic at all.

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Indy's hat is thrown from the trunk onto the ground, it faces the 9 o'clock postion. But when Indy reaches to pick it up half-a-second later, it faces the 12 o'clock direction.

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Continuity mistake: When Indy is held captive in the Soviet's tent, Mac enters and they have a conversation. Indy then turns his head to his left, looking straight at Mac. Just before Indy makes his threat about what he'll do to Mac when he gets loose, there is an angle change, and Indy is suddenly staring straight ahead, with no time to turn his head in between shots. He then turns his head back to look Mac in the face again.

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Continuity mistake: When the civilian car escapes the oncoming car, the three trucks of the military convoy are missing. Only the three small vehicles are on the street.

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Continuity mistake: Throughout the whole movie, Irina's hair seems to be kept absolutely pristine, even when she is flung from cars. This is very noticible at the car chase in the military base when she is thrown from the car by Indy. One minute, a few strands of hair are slightly messed, then they are fixed again. It is likely, however, given the many other nods to films of that period, that the "concrete hair" effect is a deliberate decision.

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Continuity mistake: In the diner scene between "Indy" and "Mutt," Indy's shirt-collar points are smooth under his jacket lapel in some close-up shots, but in others one collar point is curled up.

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Continuity mistake: During the wedding scene, we see Mutt taking photos with a 1950s Kodak Brownie box camera. When wind blows Indy's fedora off the hat rack and up the aisle, Mutt stoops to pick up the hat, with the camera no longer in his hands. Indy snatches the hat away from Mutt as he passes, and the shot then cuts to a full view of all the wedding guests leaving the church, with Mutt in the center of the shot, still standing in the aisle the whole time. He takes out a comb and passes it through his hair, then picks up his jacket from the pew before he leaves, but the boxy Brownie camera is still nowhere to be seen. It's not in his pockets, and it's not in his jacket (the angular bulge would be more than noticeable).

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Continuity mistake: When Indy is about to grab the branch to hit the soldier, his hat keeps moving around between shots.

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Continuity mistake: At the diner, Mutt places the photo on his hat, yet it swaps from standing out to tucked inside, between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Mutt meets Indy, Mutt has a train behind, yet the reflection of the glasses from Indy's wagon don't reflect it, instead showing a sky and trees.

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Continuity mistake: In Akator, Indy, surrounded by Marion and Mac, tells Mutt to find a stone. When Mutt comes back, in less than a second, Marion and Mac are nowhere to be seen.

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Continuity mistake: After Mutt falls off the graveyard's ladder and is attacked by a native, the scattered broken parts of the ladder disappear to allow for the fight scene to take place.

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Continuity mistake: In the Nevada warehouse, while Spalko opens the bag a strap next to it appears or disappears depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: When Indy and Mac are aiming at the soldiers in Nevada the distance to the Jeep behind increases noticeably between shots.

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Continuity mistake: While Indy and Mutt are walking by the market stalls, there's no continuity with the people behind them. Sometimes even a group of men disappear only to reappear several shots later.

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Continuity mistake: When Jones is strapped to the chair in the tent Irina uncovers an alien to shows him. She then covers the alien with the cloth, but when the camera moves to a wide shot the soldier at the other side of the table does the same thing.

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Continuity mistake: During the fight in the bar, when Indy and Mutt exit, a man to the right hugs a woman in green to protect her. A frame later they're 3 meters apart.

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Continuity mistake: When Ox finds out about the stone that pours out sand, Mutt is up the stairs. Then the angle changes and he is down, starting to walk upwards.

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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: Just before Indy and Mutt find the crystal skull Indy says "we've found him" and the golden mask is dirty and covered in cobwebs. As Indy turns to remove the mask, in the close up it is now clean and shiny and free of cobwebs.

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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.

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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: Indy uses a huge rock to smash the stone where sand is coming out and hands the rock to Mac. From one shot, Mac falls backwards and sits down, but from a different angle he is standing up slightly crouched.

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Continuity mistake: Ox takes out the skull, Marion walks behind him, moving to a corner on the right. In the next angle Indy says, "Ox, I think I understand" and Marion is suddenly gone, only to magically reappear a frame later.

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Continuity mistake: When the Akator temple starts to move, the sand by the groups' feet keeps changing from sandy with a couple of rocks, to filled with weeds and leaves, and back to sandy.

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Continuity mistake: Inside the waterfall temple, the group walks by a room (with a passage on each side and a double entrance with steps in the middle) where natives appear and columns and walls fall off. The angle changes to a seemingly new room, but it's obviously the same place, with the camera angle slightly turned to the right. All the previous people are magically gone, the debris has disappeared, and natives are coming out of different places. Really odd editing.

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Continuity mistake: In the alien room, Spalko walks to Ox to take the skull away from him. In the first angle Marion is standing to the left of Ox, but in the immediate close-up she is behind him.

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Continuity mistake: Mutt says, "We have to cross the waterfall," and extends her left hand. From the opposite angle, a frame later, he is extending the right arm.

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Continuity mistake: When the Russians arrive at the barrier the sky is either sun setting, bright and sunny, or cloudy, depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: When Indy finds out that Mac has betrayed him, Mac is standing half a meter away. Right after, from a different angle, he is 10 centimeters away, with the tip of his rifle touching Indy. And right away, from yet another angle, the gun is on top of Indy's shoulder.

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Continuity mistake: In the Nevada warehouse,when Spalko is opening the corpse bag, the amount of smoke coming out swaps from a lot to zero depending on the angle, without any logical sense whatsoever.

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Continuity mistake: In the Nevada warehouse, the first angle of the corpse's hand shows the baby, ring and middle finger together. When the angle changes, the position of the fingers is completely different, with the baby finger now totally separated from the rest.

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Continuity mistake: When Mutt is pulling Indy out of the quicksand both are inches away from each other. A frame later Mutt is meters away in a different position, as if he had fallen backwards.

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Continuity mistake: Indy's car crashes face to face against Mac's, destroying its front. When Indy runs away there's a view of the car and the damages are minor.

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Continuity mistake: After Mutt falls from the ladder in the graveyard, a native jumps from above to attack him. Indy is already on the right side of the scene, walking out, but when the angle changes he is standing on the left side, very close to Mutt.

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Continuity mistake: When Mutt's ladder to the temple ruins breaks and he falls to the ground, the position of the broken parts around him keeps changing positions between shots.

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Continuity mistake: In the warehouse, after Indy throws Spalko out of the car he is about to crash against Mac, who grabs the car's window totally panicked. A frame later his hand is away from the window.

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Continuity mistake: In the graveyard, Indy hits a native with a shovel and knocks his mask and wig off, revealing a short thin hair. A frame later, when the native escapes, his hair is back to fuzzy and long.

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Continuity mistake: In the Nevada warehouse, when Spalko opens the corpse's body, its hand is covered in a white dust. A frame later it's clean.

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Continuity mistake: In the Nevada warehouse, the way the whip is rolled around the soldier's shoulder keeps changing between angles in a matter of nanoseconds.

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Continuity mistake: Indy enters the warehouse and two soldiers on the right gather next to him, while Mac walks towards Indy. When the angle changes, the guards are standing several meters behind, walking towards Indy again.

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Continuity mistake: The military car racing against the young kids has its right windshield covered in dust, except for the wiper's track. A frame later the glass is clean.

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Continuity mistake: Just before Irina enters the warehouse with her men you can see she has no sunglasses on, as she took them off while speaking to Indy, but as she enters the warehouse we see her remove her sunglasses and hand them to one of her men.

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Continuity mistake: The CCCP emblem on the back of Irina Spalko's uniform appears and disappears between shots, most notably when she is descending off the cliff and we get a clear view of her back-minus the emblem.

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Continuity mistake: When the aliens kill the Russians, the group is launched out of the temple thanks to a jet of water. Seconds later they're all completely dry.

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Continuity mistake: By the waterfall Indy says "Nobody else can" and then Mutt's wet hair swaps from brushed backwards to messy.

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Continuity mistake: Mutt's bike passes by a group of strikers in the campus, and heads for the red banner. When the angle changes, a second group of strikers has suddenly appeared out of nowhere next to the banner.

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Continuity mistake: When Mutt and Indy run away on the bike, there's a shiny red car parked behind. A mere frame later, a dusty greyish car has magically appeared parked next to it.

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Continuity mistake: At the start, after Irina Spalko unsuccessfully reads Indy's mind she slaps him a few times. Then she lowers her hand, but in the following close-up the hand is raised and being lowered again.

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Continuity mistake: During the ants scene, Indy is about to grab a stick to the left of his hat. In the close-up the stick and the hat have swapped sides.

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Continuity mistake: After Indy has been decontaminated, the lamp behind him swaps from lit to unlit between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Indy and Mutt are in the diner, two baddies show up, Mutt pulls out his knife and places it leaning to the left. In the close-up it's facing upwards, despite Mutt not having moved it.

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Continuity mistake: After Mutt crashes his bike in the library there's a shot on a nerd. Watch the table behind him. A lamp suddenly appears in the second angle.

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Continuity mistake: During the credits, while the young kids are racing the military car, the jeep behind always has a roof, as seen in all the outside and inside angles. However, in barely half a second, when the cars turn towards the base, the jeep has no roof.

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Continuity mistake: When the race begins between the staff car and the hot rod, they immediately pull away from the convoy, as is logical. However, in the next shot the convoy is right behind the staff car again - which is still accelerating racing the hot rod. When the convoy pulls off the main road towards Area 51, the convoy again is right behind the staff car.

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Continuity mistake: While Mutt's bike is sliding along the library floor, right before it comes to a stop it's pushing a chair on the right. A frame later the chair has magically made a 180ยบ turn and moved half a meter to the right.

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Continuity mistake: When Col. Spalko begins cutting the leather covering the alien corpse in the casket, no straps are seen. In the close-up shot a strap is suddenly visible.

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Continuity mistake: In the race between the soldiers and the youngsters in the roadsters, there is a shot of boots on the military vehicle's pedals and the next shot is of sneakers on the same pedals.

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