Larry Koehn

7th May 2004

Dark City (1998)

Continuity mistake: Murdoch has to break in a window to escape from being crushed by a building. The first scene shows him kicking in the window with many jagged pieces at the top of the window frame. Another scene then shows Murdoch still removing the glass, but now there are only two smooth fragments at the top of the window. We then see Murdoch moving his head through the window and entering into a room with no glass at the top of the window frame. All the while, during those three quick scenes, there was no effort by Murdoch to clear the broken glass at the top of the window. (00:59:25)

Larry Koehn

26th Apr 2004

Star Wars (1977)

Revealing mistake: When Luke opens up a light sabre for the very first time, you never once see the light reflecting from the metal of C-3PO's head (and he was swinging it quite close to the droid's head).

Larry Koehn

Trivia: During the opening credits where the eye comes toward the viewer, if you look at the pupil, you will see a picture of Rod Serling.

Larry Koehn

Trivia: After Daryl Hannah has her eye plucked, she falls on the floor onto her back and begins screaming and flailing her arms and legs much like she did in Blade Runner after she was shot.

Larry Koehn

Trivia: NASA at one time used this movie to train astronauts on how to land on the Moon.

Larry Koehn

2nd Apr 2004

Ed Wood (1994)

Question: Why was the DVD of Ed Wood pulled off the shelves in the US? I can only find it on eBay now.

Larry Koehn

Chosen answer: Because the Special Edition is about to be released. See http://www.dvdauthority.com/reviews.asp?reviewID=3687.

J I Cohen

Revealing mistake: As Patrick McGoohan walks up the steps with a homing device, a crowbar swings out and strikes him in the head. Ernest Borgnine stops the swing just before striking McGoohan's head and McGoohan's acting takes over with him jerking his head back as seen in slow motion while falling down the stairs.

Larry Koehn

19th Feb 2004

Nuts (1987)

Revealing mistake: Barbara Streisand (institutionalized) is brought in wearing a hospital gown and house coat to meet with her lawyer Richard Dreyfuss for the first time. She props her feet up on the table and spreads her legs for Dreyfuss to get him to react (underwear-less). As the angle changes and Streisand stands up, you can see her panty-line through her house coat.

Larry Koehn

Revealing mistake: Despite being supposedly close to the North Pole, we never see the actors breath and their shadows should be long, but they are very short.

Larry Koehn

Trivia: The Vietnam scenes were shot in England, at the old disused British gas works in Beckton, East London. To the east of what is now London City Airport. Kubrick had full-grown palm trees planted for those scenes.

Larry Koehn

18th Nov 2003

Easy Rider (1969)

Trivia: Peter Fonda meets up with two prostitutes in the film. One is Karen Black and the other Toni Basil who gave us that neat little hit Mickey in 1981.

Larry Koehn

16th Nov 2003

The Last Castle (2001)

Trivia: The Last Castle was filmed in Nashville Tennessee from March through June of 2001 at an old abandoned prison facility in the northern portion of Nashville.

Larry Koehn

Revealing mistake: A skeleton of early man is found by a workman digging through mud at an extension to the Underground railway system in London. The skeleton is suspended in a pocket of air, however, and shows no mud inside the rib cage or other body cavities.

Larry Koehn

Visible crew/equipment: As Quatermass drives back to the spaceship in a cab, just before it is to be drilled, the film crew can be easily seen in the cab's windows. A woman with a white cap can be seen holding a script. Later when the police use a megaphone on their car to announce the spaceship is a hoax, you can again see the same woman with a white cap in one of the windows of the police car.

Larry Koehn

Continuity mistake: A borazon drill was used to cut a hole into a panel. The hole was rather large, but when the special effects began showing the panel dissolving, the hole was much smaller.

Larry Koehn

Revealing mistake: The flashlight that the drillman used when the lights went out around the spaceship didn't match the light from the spot used by the film crew.

Larry Koehn

Continuity mistake: Quatermass used tweezers to pull away the membrane covering the eye of a dead martian. A scene later, the membrane was intact.

Larry Koehn

Visible crew/equipment: As the drillman was removing his equipment from within the spacecraft, the gravity became nonexistent and all the tools began to float. You can easily see wires on all the tools - especially the flashlight.

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Trivia: This movie was also called "Five Million Years To Earth."

Larry Koehn

Revealing mistake: After the spaceship becomes alive and causes a cave-in, Barbara easily stumbles and moves the large chunks of broken cement beams as she leaves the pit with Quatermass.

Larry Koehn

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