Men in Black

Continuity mistake: When J and K are shooting their guns at the space ship toward the end, if you look carefully, you can see the spark that ignites their guns to have the fire come out of the barrel. (01:20:25)

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Continuity mistake: Before Kay erases the memories of the border patrol cops, he holds the neuralizer with his left hand while adjusting its knobs with his right hand. In the next shot, he's holding the neuralizer with his right hand.

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Continuity mistake: The Bug pulls his new "Edgar Suit" skin back tight over his face and the wife faints. In the wide shot, he is still holding it back, but the head is completely normal. (00:15:30)

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Continuity mistake: After D is knocked down, K draws his weapon. In one shot of Mikey running, K has his gun aimed directly at Mikey. A moment later, K is shown aiming at Mikey again.

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Continuity mistake: When Jay touches the ball that goes flying around, the ball goes past the Immigration Stats board where the time reads 33:01:42 pm. Then when we see the alien surveillance map, the time is 30:21:40 CTN. Then the second shot of the map, the time reads 32:01:42 CTN.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, when the van is approaching the road block, you can see the 4 sets of headlights. However, when we see the road block from behind, we see one cop car parked at an angle, in front of another cop car's headlight, which would obstruct the view of the light which we saw before.

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Continuity mistake: When K shows the neutralizer at the border patrol guys, he holds it parallel to his face, but in the close-up it's next to where his shoulder meets the arm. (00:07:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Arquillian's stretcher is about to pass through the doors, the cat is raised and nervous, when the angle changes he is resting relaxed. (00:50:00)

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Continuity mistake: When J is searching for the cab, K arrives to pick him up and says "He won't be leaving in a cab". Right then a bus suddenly appears on the right lane, only to disappear in the next angle. (01:14:40)

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Continuity mistake: At the morgue, K walks towards the Arquillian's head while Weaver and J walk to see the Jeweler. When the angle changes, a frame later, K is meters away, close to the racks. (00:52:00)

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Continuity mistake: When J exits the jewelry, he falls on a some trash with a pizza box next to his armpit. A frame later, the box is laying by his hip. (01:03:45)

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Continuity mistake: After Dr Weaver unveils Arquillian's body, the way the blanket is folded changes between shots. (00:51:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Arquillian's body is brought to the morgue, the strap around his legs disappears in the first shot. (00:50:00)

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Continuity mistake: Towards the end, when J is fending off the Edgar Bug with the flaming branch, Edgar's mandibles are outside his mouth. Cut to a shot of J and the mandibles are inside his mouth. (01:23:40)

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Continuity mistake: When the farmer kills the two men at the diner he exits the place and encounters a passer-by. When the angle changes the man has vanished. (00:43:05)

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Continuity mistake: When the two men with the cat are eating at the diner, the table behind the old man is either empty or has an old woman sitting by it, depending on the angle. (00:41:30)

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Continuity mistake: During the written test, Hudson accidentally pierces the page with his pencil. He then reverses the pencil so the eraser is towards the paper. After the cut to Jensen trying to work on his, Hudson's pencil is suddenly corrected with the point towards the paper.

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Continuity mistake: When J holds the baby squid, his fingers protrude more or less depending on the angle. (00:44:40)

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Continuity mistake: In the jewelry store, when J chases the farmer, the boots behind him swap from standing to fallen between frames. (01:03:35)

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Audio problem: When Will Smith is looking at the two space ships at the MIB headquarters, if you look in the background Zed and K are there typing on the computer. But if you look closer you can tell that they're not even touching the keyboard and the sounds are just added into the movie. (01:16:00)

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Trivia: In many European countries, as in Spain and France, since Dennis Rodman's weirdness isn't that well known, the celebrity mentioned in the last line of the movie as being an alien was changed to Michael Jackson. (01:30:00)

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Question: When I watched both films in succession, I noticed the same person played both the man on desk at the morgue and Newton, the video store owner in the second film. Is there a reason for him being in both films?

Answer: The person in question is actor/comedian David Cross. In the first MIB film, Cross is listed in the credits as "Morgue Attendant," and he ends up glued to the morgue ceiling, presumably killed by The Bug. If he had survived, the Men in Black would have certainly neuralized him, anyway, and he would have no memory of the alien encounter or the Men in Black. In MIB 2, David Cross is listed as "Newton" (the video store nerd) who apparently recognizes K, because K had asked Newton to reserve a videotape for him at some time in the past. K made this video request before he ever met J, and then K neuralized himself after leaving a trail of clues leading to the video store. Newton remembers K, so Newton hasn't been neuralized in years. Therefore, Newton in MIB2 cannot be the same character as the Morgue Attendant in MIB.

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Answer: David Cross plays Newton in both movies. In the first he is attacked by the Bug but survives and something went wrong with his neuralyzing as in the sequel he knows small things about the men in black like how they appear and he recognises the neuralyzer from his previous encounter with it, which isn't a coincidence. It appears J's neuralyzing of Newton did work and we don't see him in the 3rd movie (probably because he is in jail for the murder of his mother).

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