Other mistake: In one of the final scenes where Maverick is having a bath/sauna, enjoying his victory, you see a man walk past with only a towel on. As the man climbs the stairs, his towel opens a little bit and you could see he is wearing white underwear or briefs. In those times that kind of underwear did not exist.
Continuity mistake: When Annabelle tells Maverick that she is short of $4000 to enter the big game he goes and extorts money from the Russian Duke. When he hands it over to her he holds a small bundle of bills, but when the camera angle changes the money is fanned out. Plus, when you pause the DVD you can count only eight $100 bills. (01:18:45)NancyFelix
Continuity mistake: When the final game first starts you see a waiter walking to the commodore's table with 4 glasses of wine on his tray, the camera angle changes to a closeup of the table and you now see the same waiter with an empty tray picking up empty glasses. The camera angle changes to another perspective of the same table and you now see the same waiter delivering those original 4 drinks. (01:28:00)MCKD
Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Mel Gibson tumbles over the cliff, right along his boot, which is in the air, a safety harness is visible on Mel Gibson, which is best viewed in slow motion. (As per MM's rules, slow motion is permitted in order to view significant things such as crew/equipment and revealing mistakes.) (00:42:00)
Other mistake: During the scene when the trio is attempting to rescue the mission women's money, Maverick goes on a rant on how he is outmatched in bullets when set up against the thieves. He complains that he only has six, so he takes Ms. Bransford's gun as well, yet when the shooting finally begins, he fires about fourteen shots from his six-shooter before pulling out his second gun. (00:53:15)
Continuity mistake: In the opening 'flashforward' scene, when Maverick is hung, the rope is thrown over a big branch and tied to the trunk. When the plot arrives at this point again the rope has been thrown over a small branch, which breaks off when the horse walks off and Maverick falls down. Furthermore, since his foot is stuck in the stirrup the horse drags him across the ground with the branch in tow, which should not be possible since the rope should still be tied to the trunk. (00:02:35 - 01:13:50)NancyFelix
Continuity mistake: During the scene on the paddle boat with Bret Maverick (Mel Gibson), Annabelle Bransford (Jodie Foster), and a third character (the law enforcement type), when the camera switches from Maverick to Annabelle and back multiple times, you always can see part of the paddle wheel. It's rotational speed is significantly different depending which camera is used.Lincoln F Stern