Best crime movie continuity mistakes of 1975

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Continuity mistake: In the scene in which they discuss Sylvia smoking, the paper on the table is different between shots. In the shots of Sylvia there is some paper near the can on the left. In the shots of Sal, the paper is not there. (01:03:00)

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Continuity mistake: In the museum, Clouseau is holding the glove in his left hand and the pincers in his left. He manages to attack himself with the pincers and then the items are suddenly in opposite hands. (00:34:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Doyle arrives at the dock at the beginning of the movie, we see Doyle from behind. A boy with a yellow shirt and a girl with a flower dress pass him on his right side. However, there is a change of shot, and now we see him from the front, and behind him we see the boy and the girl, but instead of being at his right side, they're at his left.

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Continuity mistake: During the car chase sequence with the Mustang, the headlight of the Mustang gets broken. A subsequent shot in the chase shows the headlight unbroken, and then the following shot reveals the headlight is broken again.

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Breakheart Pass picture

Continuity mistake: When John Deakin discovers the Reverend's body in the coffin, the Reverend's eyes are closed in one shot and open in the next.

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Continuity mistake: Towards the beginning when Dolemite is out of jail and his girls are driving him home, a group of men pull next to his car, get out, and go straight to his car. Later when Dolemite shoots the bad guys and drives off, the car is now at least 25 feet ahead of where the bad guys stopped.

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Continuity mistake: After he raids the candy box in the parlor, Sigerson's face is smeared with chocolate. The stains change noticeably from shot to shot as the scene progresses. The smears on his chin vanish altogether, although he hasn't wiped his face. (00:49:40)

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Continuity mistake: The line of traffic on the landing side of Tower Bridge is completely different to when the jaguar lands and the capri lands.

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