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: After doing his recruitment test, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are sitting down on a bench and talking. The distance between them decreases between the first and second shot. (00:31:20)

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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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Continuity mistake: Just before the diner scene, where the two aliens are discussing the galaxy, we see the outside of the Russian restaurant. The neon sign says "haroshaya" meaning "good" all the way across the window, in the next shot inside the restaurant, the "ha", which looks like the English letters "xo", is gone and the sign is centered. (00:41:00)

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Kay: Imagine a giant cockroach with unlimited strength, a massive inferiority complex and a really short temper is tear assing around Manhattan in a brand new Edgar-suit. That sound like fun?

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Trivia: After reading the script with his wife, Barry Sonnenfeld (the director) turned to his wife and said "Tommy Lee Jones". She turned to him and said "Will Smith", and that is how they were cast. This is confirmed by Barry Sonnenfeld on the DVD commentary.

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Question: When K and J are about to leave the police station, J says that he has a report to do. At that moment, his boss arrives and tells him he did a good report. Who did his report? It couldn't have been the MIB, because J was the only person who saw the entire chase.

Answer: The MIB - or K specifically - had already erased the memories of all the police that were involved to cover up the alien sighting. It stands to reason therefore that theyd already have a cover story in place - that is the report that the captain is reading, and for which he congratualtes J.

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