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Continuity mistake: During the final attack the cloud cover is continuously changing. One minute it's clear, than over cast, then wispy cirrus clouds, then puffy cumulous clouds all between shots. (01:13:00)

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Deliberate mistake: As the saucer lands on the White House lawn the aliens walk out and fire on some soldiers, killing them. A few shots later we see them walking backwards into their spaceship as the film is obviously run backwards. (01:16:25)

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28th Jan 2007

The Exorcist (1973)

Continuity mistake: Regan sits up in bed as Father Merrin says, "By this sign of the Holy Cross" and she has no frozen vapor coming out of her mouth. In the next shot before her head spins around frozen vapor appears and can be seen all the way down to her blanket. (01:49:35)

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Continuity mistake: Carol and Dr. Marvin stand in the front of the Supreme Court Building as the aliens destroy it. As they cut away to the long shots of the front of the building they're not there but then in the close-ups they are. (01:19:05)

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Continuity mistake: In the underground bunker Carol and Dr. Marvin listen to the aliens voice from the slowed down tape recorder. At first we see the tape in the middle of the spool than ten seconds later it jumps to the end. (00:25:45)

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27th Jan 2007

The Exorcist (1973)

Question: What happened to the movie that Chris was shooting. It just disappears from the script after Burke Dennings dies?

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Chosen answer: It's never explained. Presumably shooting was suspended during her daughter's "illness," or they were able to continue filming around her absence.

raywest Premium member

27th Jan 2007

The Exorcist (1973)

Question: Who put the cross under Regan's pillow? It couldn't be the demon. (01:12:35)

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Chosen answer: Burke Dennings, that's why he was murdered.

27th Jan 2007

The Exorcist (1973)

Continuity mistake: After the first part of the exorcism Father Karras sits on the steps as Father Merrin walks to the bathroom. His coat and purple scarf are draped across the railing but two shots later as Father Karras goes back into Reagan's room the items have disappeared. (01:54:45)

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Audio problem: Dr. Marvin watches the magnetic interference unit take down an alien spaceship and says, "Â…saucer hit and down in the Potomac". If you look closely his lips do not match what we hear. (00:13:10)

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Continuity mistake: As the aliens announce their intentions to the people of earth Dr. Marvin walks up to a radio in the back of the lab and says, "If I'm right they'll sail into Washington in broad daylightÂ…". If you look closely the radio is pointing to a different station that it was when we saw it previously in the scene even though no one has gone near it. (01:04:35)

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Continuity mistake: After the aliens announce their intentions Dr. Marvin and the generals meet together back at the Pentagon office. Dr. Marvin's hanky in his jacket pocket is arranged differently between shots. (01:07:05)

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27th Jan 2007

The Exorcist (1973)

Continuity mistake: Damien goes back into Reagan's room and takes the towel on the night stand to her right and wipes her forehead with it. He never puts it back on the nightstand but when Father Merrin comes back into the room it's there again. (01:56:15)

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Visible crew/equipment: During the final attack after Carol falls on the floor in a hallway in the Pentagon there's a shot of a crowd running towards the camera. The woman in the front has the shadow of the boom mike right on her forehead as she comes close to the camera screaming bloody murder. (01:13:25)

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27th Jan 2007

The Exorcist (1973)

Continuity mistake: After the first part of the exorcism, Father Merrin leaves Regan's room and we see his red prayer book and crucifix sitting on the nightstand as he does. He sits on the steps and then goes into the bathroom to take a pill, but later as he goes back into her room he has the book and crucifix in his hand. (01:53:00)

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Deliberate mistake: After the aliens announce their intentions Dr. Marvin meets with Carol back at their hotel room. He tells her that she must take a flight alone back to Palm Springs and then leaves the room. In the end of the scene she picks up a copy of The Evening Star, which is an obvious prop as it has no date on it. (01:08:50)

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27th Jan 2007

The Exorcist (1973)

Continuity mistake: Father Dyer runs to Chris' car at the end of the movie as we see another car coming at them and passing on their left. In the next shot that car has disappeared. (02:05:25)

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27th Jan 2007

The Exorcist (1973)

Continuity mistake: As Regan spins her head around her blue nightgown is now totally clean. (01:49:50)

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27th Jan 2007

The Exorcist (1973)

Deliberate mistake: Father Merrin says, "It is He who commands you", and we hear and see the ceiling crack above his head. In the next shot we see the ceiling above him and they are no cracks in it, but four shots later we see the exact same spot and now cracks appear even though we hear no more cracking over-dubs after the first one. (01:49:15)

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27th Jan 2007

The Exorcist (1973)

Continuity mistake: Father Merrin says, "I cast you out", and the green vomit that was around her mouth has now disappeared. (01:49:05)

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27th Jan 2007

The Exorcist (1973)

Continuity mistake: Father Merrin says, "Be gone" as he walks over to the other side of Regan's bed, and the lamp on her right almost falls over. In the next shot it's not moving at all. (01:49:25)

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