Apocalypse Now

Audio problem: After Captain Willard grabs the sergeant by the throat and pulls him over his desk Lance says, "Dog starts barking" and his lips don't move. (01:05:35)

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Factual error: Captain Willard narrates to himself, "I am beyond their timid lying, morality, and so I am beyond caring" as we see a downed helicopter burning in a tree. The main rotors are detached and would not be sitting on top of the helicopter had it actually crashed and not just been placed there. In an actual helicopter crash the rotors fly off. (01:22:10)

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Continuity mistake: When the boat stops at the Playboy bunnies' camp it's raining. It's a partly cloudy day and if you look closely it's only raining in the foreground and not in the background. (01:22:30)

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Continuity mistake: As Captain Willard continues to look at his folder on Colonel Kurtz several cuts go between him and Clean with his transistor radio playing. The shots of the Captain are in bright sunlight and the first shots of Clean are overcast. (01:14:00)

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Continuity mistake: After speaking to Bill Graham in the tent Captain Willard comes back and tells the guys, "I negotiated two barrels of fuel for a couple of hours with the bunnies". As he walks back to the boat the hills in the distance can't be seen because of the rain but in the next shot when Chief Phillips comes over to talk to him the hills can be seen. (01:26:25)

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Continuity mistake: Captain Willard says, "the army tried one last time to bring him back into the fold" and we see a close-up of General Corman again sitting at lunch with the captain from earlier in the movie. This was not shot at the same time because the general's shirt is different. Look closely at his name, the collar covers everything except the first two letters whereas earlier in the movie, for the entire scene his name was showing and could be read. (01:18:10)

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Continuity mistake: As they leave the MedEvac we see an overhead shot of the boat and the flag has changed. The back of the flag has been cut up considerably since when they arrived at the MedEvac even though they haven't been it any battles. (01:32:55)

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Continuity mistake: As they approach the Do Lung Bridge Chef talks to Lance with his gun muzzle pointing out in front of him. The muzzle isn't near anything but in the next shot it's resting on the flat piece of metal on top of the machine gun. (01:40:35)

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Continuity mistake: As Chef looks over the papers from the sampan crew the woman is standing under the canopy with the sun shining on her. The next time we see her several seconds later she's in the same spot but the sun is no longer shining on her. (01:35:35)

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Continuity mistake: As Colonel Kurtz opens up the steel doors to the room where Captain Willard is being held we see thick black smoke engulfing the entire area behind the colonel. They cut away to the captain for few seconds then back to the colonel as he stands in the doorway, this time with no smoke at all behind him. (02:49:05)

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Continuity mistake: Captain Willard hears the drumming as they approach the USO show at Hau Phat. He's sweating profusely but they don't put any sweat on Chief Phillips, Lance or Clean who, in the same heat, are bone dry. (01:03:15)

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Continuity mistake: As he talks to him in the bamboo cage Dennis Hopper gives Captain Willard a cigarette with his fingers outstretched. In the next shot his fingers are clenched in more of a fist. (02:43:20)

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Continuity mistake: As they approach the severed heads Dennis Hopper says, "Wrong, wrong, if you could've heard the man just two days ago". The lock of hair falling over the left side of his bandanna is combed differently between shots. (02:33:35)

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Continuity mistake: After Dennis Hopper comes onto the boat Captain Willard asks him, "Who are all these people?" The Captain has more dark makeup on his cheeks now than he had when they approached the camp a few seconds ago. (02:30:15)

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Continuity mistake: As Captain Willard approaches Lieutenant Colby there is a woman standing in the crowd to the right of him. The next time we see him a few seconds later everyone in the shot is standing in the same spot except the woman is gone and a man wearing a green beret appears in her place. (02:32:40)

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Continuity mistake: Before Captain Willard walks into General Corman's residence the front door is in the shade. In the next shot as he walks through it's lit up with sunlight from behind. (00:10:00)

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Continuity mistake: Captain Willard gets off the PBR and goes looking for Kilgore. A large piece of driftwood appears floating in the water to the right of the boat between shots. (00:25:15)

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Continuity mistake: After the Captain passes Francis Ford Copola he walks up to a helicopter unloading some soldiers. There's no one near the captain but in the next shot after the helicopter takes off he bumps into a soldier. (00:26:05)

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Continuity mistake: As he blows "charge" the trumpet player's scarf turns into a collar the last time we see him as the helicopter leaves. (00:35:10)

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Continuity mistake: As they approach the shore to meet up with Colonel Kilgore, there's another boat with teeth painted on it's front next to them on their right. In the next shot they arrive on shore and the other boat is much further behind them. (00:25:00)

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