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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: At the French plantation dock Lance and Chef get off the boat and it's clear to see that it's not tied to the dock. In subsequent shots sometimes it's tied and sometimes it isn't and in all the close-up shots of Chief Phillips it isn't tied up. (01:57:00)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Visible crew/equipment: After Clean is killed there's a shot of Lance sitting on the back of the boat holding a mirror in his right hand. This is not the actor Sam Bottoms but a longer haired thinner stand-in who's not wearing the black wristwatch that Sam wears in every other scene in the movie. (01:54:10)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As they get close to the French plantation dock we can see inside the building and it's dark. Several shots later as Captain Willard is walking around inside the building it's lit up from the inside. (01:56:00)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: The lights on the Do Lung Bridge keep changing between shots. There are many more burned out light bulbs in the shot of Captain Willard and Lance as they leave the boat then there are when we first see the bridge or when the bridge is in the background as they walk past it. (01:42:15)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: At the end of this scene the shots of Chef and Miss May in the helicopter at the Medevac were done in an entirely different place. All the outside shots of the helicopter have different backgrounds (trees, mountains, tower) from what we saw when Captain Willard first walked around the Bunnies' camp. (01:31:50)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As they pull up to the French plantation there are several close-up shots of Chief Phillips where you can see Clean's legs lying on the floor board of the boat behind him. As some dead bodies in movies do, they move (six inches to their right) between shots without being touched. (01:56:40)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As they approach the French plantation we see a close-up of the right side of the boat which was just in a horrific Vietnamese rocket and machine gun attack. There's none of the damage that you would expect to see on the side of the boat. But specifically we saw close ups of where the hand-held machine guns are stored, and the spot where Captain Willard is standing which were all hit with heavy fire and riddled with holes. (01:55:40)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Character mistake: After Captain Willard walks through the front door of the burnt out French plantation dock there's a close-up of Chief Phillips at the wheel the boat. He turns around and looks right at Chef and says, "Lance". (01:56:40)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As he first spots the French plantation from the bow of the boat Captain Willard's watch reads 12:45. Then when Chef puts his rifle down it's 4:00. then two shots later as the captain walks forward towards the Frenchmen it's 5:50. (01:55:10)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: Captain Willard inquires from two soldiers manning a machine gun, "Who's the commanding officer here?" The two can't kill the "Gooks out there by the wire" so they ask their friend "Roach" for some help. As "Roach" walks over he turns off a tape recorder playing some Jimmy Hendrix riffs. If you look closely at the buttons of the tape recorder it was never on in the first place. (01:45:50)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: In the close-up of Chief Phillips piloting the boat up to the French plantation dock look closely at the pair of boots hanging evenly by their shoe laces over the 50 BMG that Chef is pointing towards the dock. He hasn't taken his fingers off that machine gun but when Chef gets ready to leave the boat the boot on the right is now higher than the one on the left. (01:56:10)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: Several different boats are used in this movie as "PBR Street Gang" and they are almost duplicates of each other. In the scene where Clean is killed look at the handrail on the port side that extends from the rear of the roof towards the front of the boat. The last section is kinked up at a 45-degree angle where it's attached to the roof. Two minutes later we see a wide shot of a different PBR which has a gentle bend in this piece of metal rather than the abrupt bend on the other boat. (01:52:00 - 01:54:05)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: After the rocket attack Chief Phillips looks back and says, "Chef, Chef check out Clean. Captain, he's hit". Look closely at the blood spatter on that the piece of metal that was behind him during the attack. Later as Lance takes over the helm of the boat there's less blood dripping on it. (01:52:30)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: The red wind spinner in front of the helm of the PBR appears for the first time after the attack that killed Clean than disappears in the French Plantation scene (redux version). (01:54:00 - 01:57:40)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As Chef and Clean sit on the back of the PBR reading their mail, we see Lieutenant Kilgore's surfboard wedged between the machine guns. It's there until the shot when we see Clean after he's been killed, where it disappears. (01:51:40)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: Just after the rocket attack that kills Clean starts there's a close-up of Lance manning the machine gun in the front of the boat. The Vietnamese spray this area with machine gun fire and chip away a lot of the green paint to his left under the radar dome. The next time we see this spot the paint is untouched. (01:52:00)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As Lance dances around with the purple smoke canister there's nothing in front of the helm of the boat under the radar dome. Later as the rocket attack that kills Clean starts a helmet appears there. (01:51:30)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As they all sit on the boat and read their letters from home Lance dances around with the purple smoke canister. Look closely as the red Vietnamese banner on the shoreline disappears between shots. (01:51:20)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: After leaving the Do Lung Bridge everyone sits around reading their mail from home. Lance takes the canister of purple smoke and proceeds to throw it overboard as he says, "Hot potato. Hot potato." In the next shot he has the canister in his hand again. (01:51:15)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Visible crew/equipment: As they pull away from the Do Lung Bridge, look closely and you can see water spraying up and turbulence from the propellers of the camera boat in front of them. (01:48:40)

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