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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As Captain Willard sits in the boat looking at pictures of Colonel Kurtz the shadow of a metal bar slowly goes from left to right across the pictures indicating that the boat is turning. In the next shot of Clean dancing to Satisfaction we can tell by looking at the sky that the boat is not turning but going straight ahead. (01:15:15)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: Chef and Clean pull Lance entirely into the boat. Than Captain Willard says, "Don't leave without me "as he runs to steal the colonel's surf board and we see Lance's legs dangling over the side as he is pulled into the boat a second time. (00:51:20)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As Captain Willard and Lance run away from Colonel Kilgore, their boat is coming towards them with no colored smoke behind it. A few seconds later we see it again with green and purple smoke behind it. (00:51:05)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Visible crew/equipment: As he looks out to the surfers Lt. Col. Kilgore says, "It's gonna blow this place out, it's gonna ruin it… it's the napalm that's what's doing it" and a mortar shell soon explodes in the water. If you look closely behind the surfer on the left you can see the explosive device floating in the water before the explosion. (00:50:15)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: There are four shots of the fighters that drop the napalm. The first time we see the jets there's only three of them and the part of the nose in front of the cockpit is painted black. The second time we see them there are five planes, the third time we see them there are four without black paint and the last time we see them there are three. (00:47:55 - 00:48:45)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: After the napalm attack we see the back of the PBR as the men prepare to continue up the river. Later we see the back again after the scene at the Do Lung Bridge and the boys have a different boat, which now has three lights on its back section. (00:49:00 - 01:49:10)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Audio problem: In the first aerial shot of the schoolyard the closed captioning reads, "this should make everything burn" but if you listen closely what the pilot is actually saying is, "can somebody cover that downed bird". Also the helicopter he's talking about hasn't been shot down yet. (00:40:20)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Apocalypse Now mistake picture

Continuity mistake: As the chopper pilot circles the courtyard he says, "We've got wounded down there" and a yellow flair is in the center of the courtyard. In the next shot of the soldiers running around down below we see the center of the courtyard but the yellow flare is not there having been replaced by a Vietnamese hat. (00:43:10)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: A little old Vietnamese woman wearing a bright red scarf around her neck is feeding bullets into the machine gun. Six seconds later as the machine gun is blown up her stunt double is not wearing the bright red scarf. (00:40:55)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: When the helicopters first attack Vin Din Dop we see eight in formation attacking from the beach with the bridge on the left. One second later we're in a helicopter attacking from the other side of the bridge and we can see the entire beach. From this angle we should be able to see all eight helicopters, but we don't and we also don't see any smoke on the beach from the explosions in the previous shot. (00:39:55)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: In an aerial shot a helicopter pilot says, "I got a vehicle on the bridge…" but if you look closely there's no vehicle on the bridge until the next shot. (00:41:40)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: The vehicle on the bridge that is attacked by the helicopter has three men in it. In the first shot of it exploding one man falls to the right and two men fall to the left. In the next shot as it falls off the bridge all three men fall to the left of the vehicle. (00:41:45)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Visible crew/equipment: In the helicopter after Colonel Kilgore talks to Lance he says, "My boys love it" and you can see the silhouette of the crouching cameraman in his sunglasses. (00:36:50)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: In a close-up of a soldier on a helicopter gunship shooting down at the people of Vin Din Dop below we can see the bridge in the background and it's already been blown up. This doesn't actually happen till later in the scene. (00:40:05)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: As the Captain passes Francis Ford Coppola there's a flame throwing tank burning down a hut behind him. In the next shot after the helicopter takes off the flamethrower is gone and some Vietnamese wagons are there instead. (00:26:10)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: Martin Sheen's fingers are shown many times in close-ups of him reading files such as after the "Satisfaction" surfing scene. They all look the same except for when he picks up Kilgore's death card. The thumbs on this person's hands are much longer than we see throughout the movie and are not Martin Sheen's. (00:28:10 - 01:13:55)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: Before they swing the boat around and head to shore to meet up with Lieutenant Kilgore it's the middle of the afternoon with the sun above them. When they reach the shore in the next shot and get off the boat it's sunset. (00:24:30)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Continuity mistake: When we first see Captain Willard in the movie he's looking at the ceiling fan spinning above his head. There's only one fan above his head yet we see two different fans in the scene. The first ceiling fan has a different motor and the acoustic tiles show signs of water damage not seen on the second fan. (00:01:50)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Visible crew/equipment: Captain Willard is on the right side of his bed dancing and he sticks his right fist towards the camera. Watch the bedspread closely as he pulls his fist back and you can see the shadow of the camera moving on the bedspread. (00:06:50)

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17th Mar 2006

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Apocalypse Now mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Colonel Kilgore leans down to give the VC soldier a drink from the canteen watch closely as the roses on the rosebush to the left of the injured soldier disappear and then reappear between shots. (00:29:25)

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