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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: When we first see the Frenchmen appear on the dock in the plantation scene there are eleven of them. The next time we see them as Captain Willard approaches there are four and a few seconds later another five more appear out of hiding. (01:57:55)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: They took the flag from the PBR (which is removed from the roof of the boat the next time we see it) to cover Clean's body at burial. It's not the same flag, the last red stripe on the bottom of the PBR's flag is torn off as we see at the French Plantation dock. The flag on Clean's body has the last red stripe and also has a shorter white stripe on it's bottom. There's no indication that there is more than one flag on the PBR (redux version). (02:00:05)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As they carry Clean's body to the grave there's a lot of smoke blowing through the area. The smoke is in each shot except the close ups of Clean's flag draped body when there is no smoke at all. (02:00:50)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: In a shot from behind his head Captain Willard sits and looks at Roxanne as the man in the tan jacket to the left of her says, "Look, Captain". In the next shot the captain's right hand is raised shielding his eyes from the sunlight. (02:07:15)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: Before the napalm attack we see a shot of the spotter plane flying over Vin Drin Dop and the place hasn't been attacked yet even though the battle has been going on for a while. There's no smoke and the bridge is still intact. (00:47:25)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Audio problem: On the French plantation dock Captain Willard walks over towards the Frenchman and they do an excellent job of overdubbing the sound of his helmet strap each time it hits his chest. Two shots later they don't put in the sound as the helmet strap hit's against his chest several more times. (01:58:00)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: When the soldiers carry Clean's body to it's grave his head and feet are not covered. The next time we see him they are. The cords tied around his body are also in a different position. (02:00:35)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: In the second shot of dinner at the plantation a French boy is speaking to the people seated at the table. There's no centerpiece or flowers in the middle of the table but there is in the next shot. (02:02:50)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: When the soldiers carry Clean's flag draped body to its final resting place there's no sunlight from behind falling on the flag. The next time we see it it's bathed in sunlight coming from the opposite direction. (02:00:30)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: After she sits down everyone is eating and Roxanne breaks the silence saying something in French while holding her napkin. At first she holds the napkin with the frills up but in the next shot the napkin is reversed with the frills on the bottom. (02:04:25)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: Chief Phillips yells, "Lance, cover the captain" and we can see the shadow of the flag waving behind him on the floor the boat. In the next shot the flag is motionless. (01:57:15)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: The gentleman in the tan jacket to the left of Roxanne is eating when Hubert says, "You don't understand our mentality". In the next shot he's reaching over and pouring a glass of wine for her. (02:05:20)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: After Roxanne sits down to the eat she says something sweet in French that makes Hubert de Marais chuckle, and also makes the amount of wine in his glass decrease between shots. (02:04:25)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: The entire French plantation dinner scene is beautifully lit. It looks as though it's sunset until Hubert walks over to the window in middle of the scene. As he stands by the window we can see outside and it's not sunset but midafternoon. Then as he walks to his seat he passes back into the yellow stage lighting again which makes it look as if it's sunset. (02:08:50)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: The gentleman sitting next to Roxanne in the tan jacket gets up and says, "Look, Captain," and Roxanne reaches over with her right hand as she holds her cigar in her left. In the next shot she's sitting with both hands on the table and the cigar in her right hand. (02:07:20)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: After the gentleman in the tan jacket spills the egg into the plate, between shots Roxanne goes from having her right hand on the table to having her right hand near her mouth holding her cigar. (02:07:30)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As they prepare to lower Clean's body into his grave Lance stands to his right and reaches down to lift the flag. According to his wrist watch it's 11:45 but twenty seconds later there's a close-up of Chief Phillips' watch and it's now 4:10. (02:01:10)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As Hubert de Marais explains, "The French officer mentality," to Captain Willard, Roxanne goes from looking at the waiter on her left to looking at Hubert on her right between shots. (02:05:15)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: Hubert de Marais says, "Oh I'm sorry, Captain," as Roxanne makes him apologize for carrying on their conversation in French. If you look at her hair it goes from being in the sunlight, to not, than back again several times in this scene. (02:04:40)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As Hubert stands at the window he says, "The generals and the colonels believe it's impossible for the Viets to get the cannons up there in the mountains". It's clear to see that all the windows are closed but the next time we see them the second one from the bottom is open even though no one has gone near them. (02:08:55)

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