Planet of the Apes

Revealing mistake: If you look closely at the back of the head of both Zira and Dr. Zaius, you can see the actor's real hair.

Excalibur

Continuity mistake: The American flag on the raft moves from shot to shot. That can't happen, because the raft was tethered to the spaceship while Taylor was throwing the supplies down. (00:10:15)

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Plot hole: Wouldn't Taylor have suspected he was still on Earth, seeing as all the apes were speaking English?

Revealing mistake: As Lucius tackles the guard and yells "Grab him!" to Taylor, Lucius then strikes the guard over the head, knocking him unconscious. When Lucius begins pushing the guard over to Taylor's cell, you can see the guard is already unconscious before he gets struck. (01:18:45)

Continuity mistake: When Taylor is trying to describe where he came from to Zira and Cornelius, he has Cornelius hold up a map. Cornelius holds the left side and Taylor holds up the right. As Zira says "You fell into the water here?", the map is slanted to the side. In the next shot, Taylor suddenly isn't holding the right side of the map and the map is more levelled out. (00:48:20)

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Continuity mistake: Towards the end when Taylor is shaving, they show a shot of him when he is nearly finished; only a small dab of the shave cream left on his chin. Cut to a shot of Lucius and Cornelius looking at him from behind and his face is completely lathered once again.

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Continuity mistake: When Taylor and Nova approach the Statue of Liberty, there is a slow panning shot looking down on them from behind the statue's crown. All of the spikes on the crown are completely straight when seen from this angle. When the camera angle changes and we're looking up at the statue, there is a spike on the left side of the crown bent outward. The bend starts a little more than half-way up the spike; it would have been visible in the shot from behind.

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Continuity mistake: After Zaius warns Taylor not to go to the Forbidden Zone, Taylor turns the horse to face Cornelius. In the closeup after Zaius tells Taylor "You may not like what you find", he turns the horse around again.

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Revealing mistake: After Taylor gets up from being dragged in the square, another ape tries to rope him. As this occurs, the stuntman is easily distinguished.

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Other mistake: As the Apes first appear on horseback, as the second one from the camera's left turns around, you can see that the rifle doesn't have an ammo clip in it.

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Other mistake: After the rocket hits the water, the view of the landscape bobs up and down. But the movement at the top and bottom of the view are slightly jerky rather than the smooth stop and go that a real bobbing craft would have.

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Revealing mistake: During the desert walk you can see footprints in the sand from previous takes, also dark lines in front of them which they follow like a pathway.

Continuity mistake: After the apes have blown up the cave, Taylor and Nova are shown riding away on a horse. In a close-up, Taylor looks at Nova and places his hand on Nova's cheek, but in the reverse angle he suddenly doesn't have his hand on her cheek and he is now looking straight forward. (01:44:30)

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Continuity mistake: After Lucius knocks out the guard, Lucius then ties the guard to the cell bars. In the shot where Lucius says "I'm Doctor Zira's nephew. This abduction was her idea", it can be noticed the fingers on the guard's right hand are resting freely. Then as Taylor says "Get me out of this", the fingers on the guard's right hand are almost clenched together. (01:19:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Zira looks at the "My name is Taylor" on the notepad she says "Get me a collar and leash." The shot then cuts to Taylor in the cell. In this shot, he has a few strands of hay along his arm, but in the reverse angle, there's hardly any hay on along his arm at all. (00:45:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Taylor, Landon and Dodge do water check, during the shot where Landon says "Thunder and lightning, no rain", Landon is looking down on the ground. In the next shot, as Landon finishes the line with "If we could just get a fix", he is suddenly looking upwards. (00:17:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Lucius releases Taylor from his cell after knocking out Julius' the guard, his hands are shown to be tied above the horizontal lining along the cell. Then as Lucius says "We've got to move fast", the guard's hands are now tied below the horizontal lining along the cell. (01:19:05)

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Visible crew/equipment: After Taylor flees the market, he enters a museum and begins to run down a spiral staircase. As he reaches the bottom of the staircase, to the right of shot, a cameraman's shadow is visible on one of the carvings and the staircase's support column. (00:55:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Julius starts hitting Taylor in his cell, Taylor drops the notepad and pen he is holding and it lands about 4-5 inches away from him. A couple of shots later, the notepad is suddenly an inch away from Taylor without being touched. (00:45:10)

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Other mistake: After running from the falling boulder in the forbidden zone, Dodge walks ahead of Taylor and Landon. In one shot, Dodge is shown in the distance, but you can two tracks in the dirt between him and the others. (00:19:50)

Dr. Zaius: Don't go looking for it, Taylor. You may not like what you find.

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Trivia: To help keep Heston from hurting his feet when running, he was fitted with rubber soles molded to look like bare feet.

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