Sex and the City

Sex and the City (1998)

26 mistakes in Anchors away

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When we first see the 3 sailors walking down the NYC street, they are in a close-up shot that cuts off about where their knees would be. But the next shot of them as Miranda turns around; the sailors are much further away, showing all of them. Then for the final shot; the sailors are closer as they would be normally, but still not as close as the first shot. Their feet are still not showing. (00:04:20)

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Revealing mistake: During the scene when the girls are walking down the street, 'strutting' fully dressed up on their way to the Navy party, look behind them in the distance. There appears to be a great crowd of people gathered behind what might be a barrier. These look like people just watching the filming. This is more clear at the very beginning of the scene, when the girls first begin walking down the street. Also, in the TBS web site in the episode guide, there is a photo of this very same scene shot from a different side angle. You can see a definite barrier on the sidewalk to the left, filled with onlookers who are watching the filming. Thus, it's possible that the people in the rear visible in the show, are the same. (00:20:05)

Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Carrie is talking to the cute guy while hiding out from the rain, she tells him, "I was engaged last year". But the previous episode, when Mr. Big moved to Napa, it was just becoming Fall in NYC. So it doesn't seem likely that only one episode later, it would be months later into the next calendar year. (00:17:40)

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Revealing mistake: When Miranda is breast feeding Brady with Carrie in the room, as she pulls down her top, you can see her prosthetic body suit rippling and bunching up.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Revealing mistake: Exactly half a second after it starts to rain at the museum, the street is already soaking wet and covered in puddles.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: Carrie tells the stranger "OK, I do!" and he turns his head to the left in satiety. A split second later his head is turned to the right.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Revealing mistake: When the cat is playing with the navel, it moves as if it has a life of its own, which is absurd and reveals that there was some wire or mechanism to move it.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Carrie arrives at the Guggenheim museum the building and curb swap between sunny or shadowy back and forth, no continuity at all.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: After the lady with the ice cream says "Never happened!" she stops staring at Carrie and looks straight at her ice cream. A shot later she is still staring at Carrie. (00:18:04)

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Sam tells the cop that Richard was eating a woman's p*ssy, Sam's right hand protrudes while holding the tape. From the opposite angle the hand is nowhere to be seen. Also, her left hand is on Richard's face in the first shot, but covering the whole picture a shot later.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When the cop tells Sam not to stick bills on lamp posts, the first shot shows the bills crumpled and messily stuck. A shot later they're neatly placed. Then yet another shot later their position changes for a third time.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When the baby starts suckling, not only does the towel disappear between shots, but it swaps between lying on the shoulder and covering the shirt's collar.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: Carrie holds a bag from the left side of the handles and tells Miranda she brought pain au chocolat. A shot later she is holding the center part of the handles.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: Miranda enters her place holding the baby chair with her right hand. A shot later she is holding it with her left hand.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: Before the girls see the sailors, all of the passers-by behind the girls have no continuity between any of the shots. People appear, disappear and reappear randomly in every single shot.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: Carrie argues with Charlotte and says "according to you, I'm done" and extends her arms, the left one holding a sandwich. From the angle shot from behind the arms are lowered.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: While having brunch, Carrie says she refuses to find love on those terms, and raises her sandwich. From the opposite angle the sandwich is nowhere to be seen and she starts raising it again. (00:03:41)

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: During breakfast, Miranda's knife and spoon lay messily on the table, but perfectly aligned a shot later. She couldn't have moved it offscreen because her arm is down next to the baby.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Miranda starts breastfeeding the baby her towel swaps shoulders. Then it disappears and finally reappears on Miranda's left shoulder.

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Anchors away - S5-E1

Revealing mistake: When Miranda is breastfeeding the baby, there 2 obviously different breasts and bodies: In the close-up (real breasts) the areola is small; but the prosthetic breast has much bigger areolas.

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Charlotte: How can you forget a guy you've slept with?
Carrie: Toto, I don't think we're in single digits anymore.

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Trivia: Cynthia Nixon, who plays redhead Miranda Hobbes, is a natural blonde. She had to dye her hair for the role.

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Twenty-something girls vs. thirty-something women - S2-E17

Question: I have a somewhat odd question for everyone that watches Sex and the city. I got into the show about 2 or 3 years after it started running but I remember watching the episode "Twenty-something girls vs. thirty-something women" which was the episode about Carrie and the girls going to the Hamptons and renting a house. Charlotte dates a younger guy that gives her crabs. There is commentary about comparing 20 year girls to 30 year old women and when I watched this episode originally I swear there was a different ending then what is what is shown now. I want to know if anyone else has seen this or am I absolutely insane. In the episode there is a girl that pukes on the beach - her friend holds her hair back and Carrie makes a commentary about "counting on 20 year old girls to hold your hair back." Later when Carrie sees Big with Natasha she runs to the beach and Miranda runs after her. Carrie throws up because she is upset and Miranda holds her hair back, but the version I saw changes the commentary/narration and says that you can "always count on a 30 something year old friend to hold your hair back." I haven't seen that version again. Has anyone else seen it or did I just dream this, because I swear I remember watching this when it first came out?

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Answer: I'm a long-time fan of the show, having re-watched it many times, and I definitely remember slightly different dialogue at the end of that episode than what's on my DVD. I'm afraid I have no idea why this change might have been made or any other info, but you're not insane.

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