High Anxiety

Continuity mistake: There is a scene at an airport where Mel Brooks is approached by a man claiming to be a FBI agent or something like that. In the next shot inside the bathroom you can see the boom microphone from the top of the screen. (00:04:05)

Continuity mistake: Madeline Kahn and Mel Brooks are in a hotel room in San Francisco. She is smoking a cigarette which grows shorter as the scene progresses. After cutting away and then back to her, the cigarette is long again. (00:49:55)

Other mistake: When Mel Brooks is singing the song "High Anxiety" to a bunch of people in the dining room, near the end of the song he sings about two words and his mouth is clearly not moving. (01:00:10)

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Trivia: The actor playing Dennis the Bellhop is Barry Levinson, future Oscar winning director.

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Trivia: When Dr. Thorndyke is checking into the hotel in San Francisco, he is informed a "Mr. MacGuffin" has changed his room number. "MacGuffin" is a movie-making term popularized by Alfred Hitchcock referring to a plot device that drives the story, but what the object actually is or does is irrelevant.

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Dr. Richard H. Thorndyke: You want to x-ray the celery? What do you think we're smuggling dope in the celery? The celery's not for dope. It's for dip.

Victoria Brisbane: How did you, ummmm... get my room number? I am not going to listen to any more of this, I mean, I've had just about enough! What are you wearing? Jeans? You're wearing jeans? I bet they're tight.

Dr. Vicktor Lillolman: Working? Hmm, working. Working is a big word. I'm a consultant. It's a fancy title for a part-time job.

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