Best action movie revealing mistakes of 1974

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The Man with the Golden Gun picture

Revealing mistake: During the fight scene in the belly dancer's room, Bond spins the bald guy around to avoid being hit by a chair. When the bald guy gets hit in the back with the chair, you can see a large rectangle of padding under his jacket.

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The Towering Inferno picture

Revealing mistake: Watch carefully as the statue falls on the bartender. It barely touches his chest and rests on his left thigh. As the bartender slumps dead you can see a wide open gap between his whole upper body and the statue. Even if it crushed his thigh it would not have killed him so quickly. When the bartender slumps down the statue rocks freely as he brushes against it; obviously a styrofoam replica.

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Dirty Mary Crazy Larry picture

Revealing mistake: When the Charger hits the red truck, the truck turns over with the assistance of a 'pipe cannon' (note the sudden eruption of white smoke from under the truck). This device is like a large gun, pointed down that fires a cylindrical wooden 'bullet' at the ground, and the pressure behind it forces one side of the truck upward, causing the flip. Evidence of its use is seen when the passing cop drives away and in the street is a perfectly circular 'dent' in the asphalt with a burn mark surrounding it. (01:12:50 - 01:16:20)

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Airport 1975 picture

Revealing mistake: When the co-pilot gets sucked out of the plane, it's obviously a dummy.

William Bergquist
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Foxy Brown picture

Revealing mistake: When Jackie shoots her brother's left ear, there is a hole punched into the wall, behind him. We should be able to see into the hole, but we can't because the angle of the hole into the wallboard is wrong. From where Jackie took her shot, the bullet should be angled similarly to the (extra bright) light and the camera angle (our POV), but, instead, it goes perpendicularly into the wallboard. (00:35:20)

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Earthquake picture

Revealing mistake: When the airplane is coming in for a landing, we see an exterior shot of the plane shaking violently well before it has touched down. Clearly the "earthquake" effect is achieved by merely shaking the camera.

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Thunderbolt and Lightfoot picture

Revealing mistake: When Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges are being chased by George Kennedy and his partner, Bridges is driving off the dirt road down and embankment and you can clearly see that in the passenger seat is a faceless dummy instead of Eastwood or another stunt man.

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TNT Jackson picture

Revealing mistake: During the chase that opens the movie, the guy trying to escape shuts the door labeled "Back Stage" behind him. The various goons try to push it open, but only the badass villain with the charismatic afro can do it using his palm strikes. Sort of though, because just before he shows up in front of the door, you can see the door was unlocked and opened under the push of the normal minions, with the light fully showing between door and frame. (00:03:10)

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