Maverick

Maverick (1994)

32 mistakes

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.

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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.

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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.

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Other mistake: Right before Bret meets Annabelle on the Lauren Belle (before the big game) the drummer in the band (he's on the far right) is just moving his drumsticks up and down, there's no drum set in front of him but you can hear the drums in the music being played.

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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.

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Revealing mistake: When Maverick is pulling the dead stage coach driver up to the roof of the coach, watch the driver's right hand - he grabs the railing to help push himself up to the roof.

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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.

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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.

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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.)

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Revealing mistake: In the scene where Maverick is 'taken away' to get his hands chopped off by his Indian friends, there is a vehicle driving down a highway in the distance. It can be seen in the far background, but it is obviously an automobile.

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Factual error: Maverick and the rest of the poker players throughout the movie are using plastic poker chips. You can tell by the sound they make when thrown. Poker chips during that time were made out of wood or ceramic.

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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.

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NancyFelix

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.

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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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Mortug

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.

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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.

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NancyFelix

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.

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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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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.

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Lincoln F Stern

Revealing mistake: When Maverick is tied up following his horse truck tracks are visible on the ground.

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Mortug

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.

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NancyFelix

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.

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NancyFelix

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.

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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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Other mistake: When the carriage stops, Maverick, who was holding on tightly to the reins, is propelled over the edge of the canyon. It remains a mystery how the dead driver stays on his seat.

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NancyFelix

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.

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NancyFelix

Factual error: When the camera focuses in the the clock striking five, we see the clock has patent number "19701". While this patent does apply to a clock, it was not issued until 1900, 25 years after the movie was set.

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LorgSkyegon

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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Character mistake: After Maverick gives the "actors" their hundred dollars, he says "News travels fast in the Old West." Why would he refer to the west as "old" when, for him, it's the present? This is an expression that didn't come about till later on, when the west BECAME old.

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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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NancyFelix

Revealing mistake: During the explanation of security procedures on the paddlewheeler there is a modern ceiling fan in the backround.

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