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22nd Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: After the helicopters land on the beach at Vin Drin Dop a soldier yells, "I'm not going, I'm not going" and we see huts that were blown up and burned down earlier in the scene untouched and as good as new.

00:42:50

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22nd Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: Chef says to Captain Willard, "I thought you were going in to blow up a bridge or some railroad tracks or something" and he has something strapped around his waist. He never touches it but ten seconds later when we see him again it's strapped across the middle of his chest.

02:24:30

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22nd Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: Roxanne continues to prepare the pipe for Captain Willard and says, "he would rage and he would cry, my lost soldier, and I said to him there are two of you". In the shot of them from the foot of the bed Roxanne's head is almost touching the captain's but in the next shot over the side of the bed she's about a foot away.

02:16:55

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22nd Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: On the beach Colonel Kilgore says to one of his soldiers, "what do you know about surfing major, you're from New Jersey" look closely at the Vietnamese prisoners walking on the opposite side of the beach. They're always walking from left to right but several times in this scene they change their starting position from further down the beach (left of screen).

00:45:50

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22nd Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As Chief Phillips yells, "you savages, come and get it" Captain Willard grabs him with his right hand to try and make him stop shooting. In the next shot he's holding him with both hands.

02:22:20

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22nd Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: Captain Willard shreds all of his notes on Colonel Kurtz and narrates to himself, "but the thing I felt the most, much stronger than fear, was the desire to confront him". In a wide shot of the boat we can see that the flag that covered Clean's body is back on top of the PBR.

02:26:20 - 02:27:50

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22nd Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As Lance prepares Chief Phillips' body for burial at sea they are both surrounded by orange smoke. In the previous shot the PBR was surrounded by purple smoke.

02:23:50

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22nd Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As Captain Willard takes a smoke from Roxanne's pipe the pillow he's lying on is light green. Later after they're finished as he lies on his back the pillow is now light red.

02:17:20

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22nd Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: No one goes near them but as Chief Phillips tries to kill Captain Willard the pile of arrows on the floor of the boat to the left of Phillips' head are rearranged differently between shots.

02:22:55

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22nd Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: After Chief Phillips falls to the floor of the boat Captain Willard kneels down to try to help him. Look closely at Phillips' left hand, there's blood dripping on his knuckle. In the next shot when he grabs the captain around the throat there is no blood on his left hand.

02:23:05

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22nd Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: During the arrow attack as Chef is firing the rear machine madly Captain Willard walks from the front to the rear of the boat to try to stop him. Just as he swings into the back part of the boat he slips and falls backwards. In the next shot he's up and running toward Chef.

02:21:50

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22nd Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Audio problem: On there way to Vin Din Dop the music for "The Ride of the Valkyries" is an overdub as the VU meters do not move when the tape recorder is running.

00:37:25

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22nd Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: After Colonel Kilgore looks at Captain Willard and says, "someday this war's gonna end" he gets up to walk away and the soldier to his right straps his rifle around his right shoulder twice between shots.

00:49:55

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22nd Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: During the arrow attack as Captain Willard grabs Chief Phillips to try and make him stop shooting, the sun can be seen setting over his shoulder. Several other shots in this scene, like the next one, were filmed in the mid afternoon with the sun overhead.

02:22:20

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22nd Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As the helicopters land in Vin Drin Dop "The Ride of the Valkyries" is still playing but none of the helicopters have speakers hanging out of their side doors to play the music the way they did before.

00:42:30

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22nd Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As they all sit on the boat and listen to the "Arc light" B-52 strike Lance is sunbathing in direct sunlight. In the next shot he's in the shadow of the roof of the boat as he gets up and says "there they are".

00:24:15

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22nd Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As Chief Phillips is speared he holds on to the roof of the boat with his left hand. The straw has been rearranged from previous shots and is no longer hanging over the side of the roof as it was in the shot before.

02:22:35

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22nd Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: One minute into the attack on Vin Din Dop one of the helicopters flies over the schoolyard. This aerial shot is taken around mid-day as there are no shadows visible in schoolyard, unlike the first shot of the schoolyard at the beginning of this scene, which was done when the shadows were long.

00:40:20

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22nd Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As the boat approaches Kurtz' compound the natives in the canoes are looking forward. In the next shot they're facing sideways looking at the PBR.

02:28:15

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22nd Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Audio problem: On the beach Colonel Kilgore takes the radio phone from one of his soldiers and calls in the napalm attack on Vin Din Dop. If you look closely at his lips they do not go along with what he's saying. This happens again two shots later when he sends the Vietnamese woman and her baby to the hospital by helicopter.

00:47:25

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