Best crime movie mistakes of 1979

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Visible crew/equipment: In the final scene before Phil Daniels rides the scooter off the cliff you can see a shadow of the helicopter filming the scene.

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Continuity mistake: After Ajax is arrested Swan goes to the station with "tough chick", the first time you see the train platform it's empty but a few seconds later a man has appeared from nowhere, then a policeman sees Swan and chases him and the man has once again vanished. (00:55:25)

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Revealing mistake: When Mac Vicar is going crazy he knocks the food off the table along with this yellow cup, however this reappears on the table again.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the non-widescreen version, a hole in the ceiling and a microphone can be seen picking up the dialogue between Patrick McGoohan and Clint Eastwood in the warden's office.

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Continuity mistake: During the time when Vince and Sheldon are on the highway, in the cab fleeing the bad guys in Tijada , the same cars can be seen over and over again between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Watson is conned by the prostitute who says she knows Mary Kelly, she lures him into a closed alley. After Watson has called the police and subdued the attacker, 2 constables arrive and arrest Watson, but as they all leave, a third constable comes from behind the camera. Either he magically appeared, or he walked through the wall behind.

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Other mistake: The Onion Field is a true story about a cop who who is murdered on March 9, 1963. In the film prior to the murder one of the suspects is shown watching General Hospital on TV. GH didn't debut until April 1 1963, that almost a month after the murder happened. (00:20:55)

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