Best mystery movie mistakes of 1978

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Halloween picture

Continuity mistake: When Annie and Laurie leave the hardware store to go to their babysitting jobs it is broad daylight. When they reach the houses apparently just a few blocks away, it is already dark.

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Suggested correction: Who says they drove directly there? The sun wasn't setting yet when Annie picked her up and was just beginning to at the hardware store. They smoked some weed, then spent an hour or so cruising around before their babysitting jobs began.

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Invasion of the Body Snatchers picture

Visible crew/equipment: There's a scene in which someone goes into a phone booth to make a call. As the phone booth door closes you can see a reflection of the cameraman.

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Death on the Nile picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bette Davis has lost her shawl there is a shot of her and Maggie Smith from far away. They talk about the time and in the background Angela Lansbury is drinking. She puts down her glass and leans her head on her hand. Then the shot changes to a close-up of Bette Davis and Maggie Smith and you can see Angela Lansbury in the background, with the glass in her hand, just about to take a drink.

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Continuity mistake: Spoiler: At the end of the film, Faye Dunaway shoots Tommy Lee Jones. He falls to the floor dead. The positions of his coat and tie change between shots.

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The Big Sleep picture

Revealing mistake: A car is driven off a dock into a body of water. Before the car hits the water, special effects shoot up about 10 different blasts of water.

James Lewandowski
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The Cheap Detective picture

Other mistake: As the police lift the body of the 'dead' hotel clerk from behind the desk, you can see his eyes look around a bit.

Nicki
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Suggested correction: I looked closely into it, but I was unable to verify this mistake. Looks to me even in slow motion that his eyes do not wander at all.

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Coma picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Dr. Wheeler is leaving the Jefferson Institute after talking with the nurse, you can see someone reflected in the glass door holding a book or some papers.

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The Thirty Nine Steps picture

Other mistake: After David Warner kills a man with his long thin sword, he pulls the sword out and puts it back in its scabbard, but there's no blood on the sword or anywhere.

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Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? picture

Continuity mistake: Though Fausto Zoppi and Jean-Claude Moleno are to have contributed to the 'World's Most Fabulous Meal' for the Queen, neither of them ever shows up in the kitchen during the preparation of the dinner. They don't even appear until much later in the film.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the woman asks where her husband Abner is, the staff member is looking at a visible worded card, which matches what he said.

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