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20th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: After Harrison Ford lights up his cigarette and walks towards the General, we see Jerry sitting behind him putting the piece of paper he was reading into his briefcase. In the next shot Jerry is holding the piece of paper in his left hand again. (00:10:40)

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20th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As he gives the captain some water Dennis Hopper says, "Why would a nice guy like you want to kill a genius?" The tip of Dennis Hopper's right ring finger is black with soot. In the next shot the soot is not there. (02:42:50)

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20th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: Before the napalm attack as Colonel Kilgore gives Lance a pair of shorts to wear while he's surfing, there is yellow smoke visible on the beach between them and the other side of the bay. As the jets fly by and this spot is again visible the yellow smoke canister is not there. (00:48:35)

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20th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: Harrison Ford lights up his cigarette and Captain Willard says, "I'm not presently disposed to discuss those operations sir." Jerry is sitting with his back almost up against the wall. In the next shot as he takes a puff from his cigarette he's moved and is now leaning forward. (00:10:45)

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20th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As Captain Willard smokes his cigarette ,Dennis Hopper says, "I'm curious. I'm very curious. Are you curious?" The captain has the cigarette between his lips pointing upward, but the in the next shot the cigarette is pointing downward and the ash is longer. (02:43:40)

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20th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As they stand and listen to the Frenchmen shouting at them, the floodlight on the front of the boat, along with the machine gun turret that it's attached to, move about 45 degrees to the left between shots without having any one touch them. (01:57:35)

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20th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Other mistake: When Chief Phillips tries to kill Captain Willard there's a shot of the captain's back in the bright sunlight. If you look closely at the center of his back below his right shoulder there's a pressure mark similar to what you see on a hot summer day after a person gets up from sitting in a beach chair for a while. On the PBR we see Martin Sheen's character standing for a long time throughout the entire scene, but he was definitely sitting for a while before this particular shot was filmed. The pressure mark is not in the previous shot. (02:23:20)

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20th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As Lance water skis and Clean dances, Chief Phillips lays down to watch with his head leaning against the port side metal roof support. In the following shot he is leaning on his right elbow no longer near the roof support. (01:15:00)

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20th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: Captain Willard and his two escorts get out of a helicopter and walk up to the guard post on the way to see General Corman. The soldier in the front is carrying some yellow papers in his right hand. In the next shot as they pass the guard the papers are in his left hand. (00:09:40)

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20th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Audio problem: After Captain Willard says, "They're just little sticks. They're just trying to scare us", Chief Phillips has some prime words that he shouts at the captain which are edited out. (02:22:05)

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20th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: In General Corman's residence Captain Willard walks past the dinner table and there's an extra light green plate between his plate and the chair that's not there later when he sits down for dinner. None of them went near the table. (00:10:20 - 00:11:40)

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20th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As Dennis Hopper circles the bamboo cage saying, "I know something you don't know..." Captain Willard's earlobe has less blood on it than when Hopper began his walk and talk. (02:43:45)

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20th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Revealing mistake: As Captain Willard takes his second swing at Colonel Kurtz there is a "spark" superimposed against the wall behind his head, which is to depict the contact point of the blade to the wall. However, the blade is actually resting on the Colonel's back, nearly a foot away at that time. (03:07:45)

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20th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Other mistake: The soldiers show Captain Willard his new orders, which are visible to the audience. Note there is no mention of Captain Willard anywhere on the page. (00:08:50)

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20th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As Hubert says, "They put the French army in an impossible situation where they couldn't win." Notice Roxanne and the people next to her, whom are bathed in sunlight, in the next shot the woman has no sunlight on her at all. (02:09:30)

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20th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: Note the boat position as Chef starts to mouth the words to "Satisfaction", by tree line they are close to shore. After less than a two second pause in action, we see that the boat is no longer near the shore or any trees. (01:14:55)

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20th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As the shot shows Chef and his playmate Miss May through the helicopter window it's pouring rain and totally overcast outside. In the next shot from inside the copter, water is cascading down the windows but the sun is now shining. (01:28:55)

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20th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: Roxanne prepares a pipe for Captain Willard and says, "It was the morphine he took for the wounds he suffered in his heart." The shadow of her left hand falls on her face as she holds the needle over the flame. In the next shot, however, the lighting has changed and the shadow is now nowhere near her face. (02:16:40)

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20th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As Dennis Hopper leads Captain Willard up the steps we see the wall with "Apocalypse Now" written in white. In the previous shot there were a lot of sand bags there, now there is just a big boulder. (02:31:35)

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20th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: Dennis Hopper and Chef are looking at the heads on the ground, Chef turns to face him as Hopper says, "You were gonna call him crazy?" In the next cut Chef is looking forward at the heads again. (02:33:40)

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