The Love Bug

The Love Bug (1968)

9 mistakes

Revealing mistake: When Carole and Jim rush out of Herbie to find Thorndyke under the bonnet, you can see that Carole is not Michele Lee but her stunt double.

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Continuity mistake: When Thorndyke sprays Havershaw with his oil pistol in the garage, Havershaw's neck is covered with oil, but viewed from behind, it is completely clean.

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Revealing mistake: In a shot of Thorndyke's car and the front and back of Herbie as they approach the finish line of the El Dorado, look at the back half and you can see that Tennessee is not Buddy Hackett but his stunt double.

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Continuity mistake: When Thorndyke and Havershaw are working in the garage towards the end of the movie, you can see Thorndyke brings down his oil pistol from the ramp when Havershaw reminds him about the wager he made with Mr Wu, but in the next shot Thorndyke is holding his oil pistol near the ramp again.

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Continuity mistake: At the start of the El Dorado road race, you can see Herbie leaving the grid when the starter waves the green flag, but after a quick cut to Jim, Carole and Tennessee in Herbie, we see the other cars and Herbie is leaving the grid for a second time.

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Continuity mistake: When Thorndyke and Havershaw are working in the garage towards the end of the movie, Thorndyke says to Havershaw "You're despicable!" and squirts oil on him. At this point, you can see the top of Havershaw's overalls is covered in oil, but when Thorndyke squirts oil at him a few shots later, the oil has disappeared.

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Continuity mistake: When Jim and Carole are at the drive-in restaurant, Carole's earrings are on when she is speaking to Jim. The earrings are off when she is speaking to the two hippies, then back on again when speaking to Jim again.

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Continuity mistake: When Tennessee is hanging out of Herbie over a cliff, you can see that the number "53" is missing from Herbie's passenger door.

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Continuity mistake: When Thorndyke is squirting oil at Havershaw in the garage towards the end of the movie, the amount of oil on Thorndyke's right shoulder changes between shots.

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