Continuity mistake: In the scene where the Spaniard is beating up all the guys that Maverick paid off he ties one guy's neck to a post with his whip. As the shot changes you see the whip go only around his neck, but in the last shot of the scene it's around neck and post again.


Continuity mistake: During the first scene when Maverick is being hung - the Spaniard drops the bag of snakes - in the next long shot there is a hat on the ground at the hoofs of the Spaniard's horse which mysteriously disappears in the next camera shot.


Continuity mistake: When the bad guys lock Maverick in his room on the Lauren Belle, the camera shooting from outside the room shows the door moving a few inches as Maverick tries to open it, but the camera shooting from inside the room shows that he can't move the door at all.



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.



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.



Continuity mistake: In the second round of the first poker game the guy with the very pronounced chin is holding his cards close to his face. In close-up a cigarette appears between his fingers, which is gone again in the next shot.



Continuity mistake: In the stagecoach when Maverick feels the driver's right hand and says he's dead. He climbs out the window of the coach and the driver's right hand is back in his lap holding the reins.


Continuity mistake: When Maverick walks into his room at the beginning of the movie after playing poker, he doesn't shut his door, but it is mysteriously shut when Anabell knocks on it a couple of seconds later.


Continuity mistake: When Danny Glover and Maverick are looking at each other as if they knew each other, Danny's mask moves further down his face between shots.


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Continuity mistake: Maverick's hotel room undergoes a strange change after Annabelle enters. Originally there is an open window in the wall to the right of the bed. Later there is a plain wall with a shadow cast by a window across the room.



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.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: Maverick brings the runaway carriage to a screeching halt at a rather straight, even edge of a canyon. In a wide shot from above the carriage is standing on rocky ledge.



Continuity mistake: When we see Maverick for the first time in the hanging scene he is sitting on a horse with a rope around his neck, which is completely covered by his collar. When the camera angle changes the knot is much higher and the rope is fully visible, although the horse hasn't moved yet.



Continuity mistake: After Maverick hands over the $100 bill to the thugs, he's back in his room where he discovers a deck of cards. At first all the cards lie directly on top of each other. When it cuts, the cards are a bit scrambled on top of each other.


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Continuity mistake: The smudge that Maverick gets on his collar in the subsequent fight changes shape from when he's outside to when he's inside.


Continuity mistake: When Eugene hands over his wallet to Danny Glover, Danny is pointing his gun with his arm stretched out. When it cuts, Danny has his arm pulled back and his thumb on the gun's hammer.


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Continuity mistake: When Maverick beats up the four guys whom he had paid for this you see a horse tied in front of the saloon. The horse's head points either to the left or to the right, and this changes several times in alternating shots.



Continuity mistake: In long shots of the town when the movie begins, the town is on different banks of the river in different shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Maverick rides into the village on donkeyback he overtakes a wagon pulled by two oxen. A bit further down the road the same wagon is coming from the right (it is the same as the oxen show the same patterns).



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