The Mission

Deliberate mistake: During the gunfire of the Portuguese soldiers at the end, seconds before Jeremy Irons is killed, an old Indian woman is shot in her chest, but the actress/extra forgets to react and continues walking.

Continuity mistake: When Robert DeNiro renounces his vows of obedience, he enters the room with his hair tucked behind his ears. During the conversation with Jeremy Irons, the camera cuts away and returns showing that DeNiro's hair has changed style - the camera then cuts away a couple of times and when it returns his hair is behind his ears again. (01:25:00 - 01:26:00)

Continuity mistake: At the beginning, when Jeremy Irons is climbing the water falls, he is barefoot, but in one shot he uses sandals.

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Altamirano: With an orchestra, the Jesuits could have subdued the entire continent.

Altamirano: Your Holiness, a surgeon to save the body must often hack off a limb. But in truth nothing could prepare me for the beauty and the power of the limb that I had come here to sever.

Gabriel: If might is right, then love has no place in the world. It may be so, it may be so. But I don't have the strength to live in a world like that, Rodrigo.

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