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18th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: Approaching the sampan Chief Phillips says, "These boats are running supplies in this Delta," and Captain Willard is holding Colonel Kurtz' folder it is left hand. In the next shot he's not holding anything in his left hand and using it to lean on the boat.

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18th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: Captain Willard walks over to Colonel Kurtz' typewriter and sees his manuscript laying there. As he first looks down at the manuscript it's totally in the dark but in the next shot as he thumbs through it it's in the light.

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18th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Revealing mistake: Dennis Hopper says to Captain Willard, "He said 'If you take my picture again, I'm gonna kill you', and he meant it". Look closely at the dead bodies behind them because they're all moving.

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18th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As Captain Willard stands in front of Lieutenant Colby his hair is soaking wet with sweat dripping off of it. Several seconds later as they look at the severed heads on the steps his hair is dry.

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18th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: Colonel Kurtz drops Chef's head into Captain Willard's lap. At first the head has no blood on it but in the next shot when the captain realizes what it is Chef's face has blood all over it.

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18th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: When Captain Willard shakes Chef's head off of his lap it falls into the mud face down and in the dark. In the next shot the head is face up and in the light.

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18th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: The first time we see the severed heads there's a lot of white dry ice-like smoke to the right of Dennis Hopper. The next time we see this spot several seconds later the smoke is just starting to appear.

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18th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: After Dennis Hopper walks around to the other side of the bamboo cage Captain Willard turns around to look at him. Now both his upper and lower lips are parched but when we saw him in a close-up before when Dennis Hopper said, "he likes you, he really likes you" only the captain's lower lip was parched.

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18th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: The blood and scrapes on Captain Willard's nose disappear as he speaks to Dennis Hopper from the cage.

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18th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As the captain smokes his cigarette Dennis Hopper says " but he's got something in mind for you, aren't you curious about that". The bloodstain on the bamboo pole to the left of the captain disappears between shots.

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18th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As they approach Kurtz' compound the dead body hanging from the tree changes between shots. At first it's facing outward, then as Dennis Hopper climbs on board it's facing the opposite direction and it's an entirely different body wearing a different jacket.

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18th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As the boat approaches Kurtz' compound the dead body hanging from the tree on the left of the screen is motionless. Six seconds later as they get a little closer the body is twisting and swaying even though there is no wind and no person goes near it.

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18th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: One spear is thrown and it goes through Chief Phillips horizontally, but in the close-up shot of Captain Willard a fraction of a second before the impact we see the spear in a vertical position in front of the captain's face.

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18th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: Look closely at the shadows going across Chief Phillip's face just before he tries to kill Captain Willard. First they're going from left to right, then in the next shot when he grabs the captain's head, they're going from right to left. This happens several other times in the scene.

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18th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As Lance prepares Chief Phillips' body for burial at sea his left foot is on the side of the boat. In the next shot of Chef talking to Captain Willard, Lance is already in the water.

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18th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As they approach Kurtz' compound Captain Willard climbs up to the top of the boat. As he's climbing there's no helmet hanging off the light pole in front but in the next shot as he reaches the top a helmet appears.

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18th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: Lance's facial makeup changes between shots. The area around his eyes and nose changes in the three seconds it takes for Dennis Hopper the jump onto the PBR.

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18th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: During the arrow attack Chief Phillips grabs a machine gun and starts shooting. At first he and Chef's guns are both pointing in the same direction, starboard. In the next shot one gun is facing one way and the other is facing the opposite way.

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18th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: During the arrow attack Captain Willard orders Lance to take control of the boat as Chief Phillips is shooting. When we first see him at the helm look at Lance's head, he doesn't have the broken arrow in his hair. In the next shot he does.

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18th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: After Chief Phillips is speared he falls to the floorboard of the boat. As he falls Lance is not at the helm of the boat where he just was a second ago and where he will be in the next shot when we see his legs.

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