Papillon

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the inmate is being beheaded in the courtyard, as they change shots for the special effect you can now see that the sun has moved and is glaring into the camera lens and the executioner is now visible standing next to the guillotine.

Kristal

Continuity mistake: Just after Papillon tattoos the butterfly on the native, he walks away with a considerable amount of sweat on the back of his shirt. A shot or two later, as he is walking toward the hut, most of the sweat has disappeared.

William Bergquist

Continuity mistake: When Papillon is getting shaved by Maturette, the amount of foam on his face changes between shots.

Continuity mistake: When the inmates are trying to catch the butterflies, Papi is seen with his chest exposed, no tattoo on his chest. In the following scenes the butterfly tattoo is there.

Visible crew/equipment: In the last scene where the main character escapes, he jumps into the bay and is supported by a sack which he is carrying. Actually you can clearly see that he is supported from underneath by a diver.

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Papillon: We're something, aren't we? The only animals that shove things up their ass for survival.

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Trivia: In the book the tribal island girl who takes care of Papillon after he escapes is 12 years old. The film's producer made her older for all the obvious reasons.

Leonard Hassen
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