Best action movie revealing mistakes of 1986

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Top Gun picture

Revealing mistake: Near the end of the movie, when Maverick's plane is about to be launched, there is a quick closeup of an F14's nose gear, which is quite obviously not hooked up to a catapult or anything else.

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Aliens pictureAliens mistake picture

Revealing mistake: When Newt is sliding across the grated floor, Bishop reaches out to save her and you can clearly see he's standing in a hole to make him look cut in half. (02:11:40)

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Armour of God picture

Revealing mistake: When Jackie jumps on the hot air balloon, he is supposed to be REALLY high in the air. Still you can see tops of trees on the lower right corner of the screen.

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Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives picture

Revealing mistake: When the counselors show up at camp with groceries, Paula and Cort walk away with bags to take inside. However if you watch the reflection in the side of the truck closely you can see them sit down and wait for the scene to end. (00:17:55)

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F/X picture

Revealing mistake: In the car chase scene where the cop is after Roland, you can see that there is no key in the ignition of the cop's car.

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The Golden Child picture

Revealing mistake: When Sardo is aiming at Jarrell running you can see Kee Nang hiding behind a post, looking to the side waiting for her turn to get into the shot. (01:13:55)

Mortug
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The Wraith picture

Revealing mistake: The "blower" on the yellow Firebird never runs. NO wonder he couldn't beat the Wraith. (00:44:10)

Michael Westpy
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Critters picture

Revealing mistake: After the bounty hunter, who changes three times throughout the movie, changes into the Reverend, he is in front of someone else who is a stand-in for the real Reverend but is obviously not.

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No Retreat, No Surrender picture

Revealing mistake: At the beginning, when Ivan and the two New York businessmen approach the school, the three are seen through a window from inside the school. If you pay close attention to the reflection of the students in the window, you can see that they are in no way doing anything related to what is being heard inside the school. After the class is dismissed and starts to leave, we see Ivan and the two businessmen begin to enter the school, and if you look in the window, the class is still going hard.

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Jumping Jack Flash picture

Revealing mistake: When Terry dismounts the bus, people on the street look over at the camera. (00:03:20)

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The Hitcher pictureThe Hitcher mistake picture

Revealing mistake: When Jim hits the brakes in his stolen patrol car, the two pursuing police cars turn and flip over and over. As they roll, the 'roll cannon' is visible on the underside of one of the cars (a round steel tube in a hole in the floor) and at left, the two cannon slugs from both cars bounce down the road. This device fires the slug downward, and the force behind it lifts the car when the slug hits the road, launching the car over.

johnrosa
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Maximum Overdrive picture

Revealing mistake: When the ice-cream van is being shot at the end of the film, for a single shot you can see the driver sitting in it.

David Mercier
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Platoon picture

Revealing mistake: During the fight scene in the village between Elias and Barnes, as they roll around on the ground, Barnes "hits" Elias with a right hook and Elias's head is thrown to the side as if he just caught a serious blow. The problem is Barnes's fist quite obviously clears the front of Elias's face by at least 5-6 inches.

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Armed and Dangerous picture

Revealing mistake: When Lazarus and Klepper's vehicle goes through the wooden crates and flips over, you can see the wooden ramp used to launch the car.

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The Karate Kid Part II picture

Revealing mistake: When Daniel and Kumiko first see the storm coming near the end of the film, the wind outside is blowing the trees sideways. They open the door to run out and the camera shows what is outside. The trees there are not moving.

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Highlander picture

Revealing mistake: The initial fight with Fasil is supposed to take place in the parking garage underneath Madison Square Garden. But in the shot where wrestler Terry Gordy is smashing his head against the turnbuckle, a banner for the New Jersey Nets is visible in the upper left corner of the screen. The arena scenes were actually shot at the Meadowlands Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey, where the Nets play.

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Iron Eagle picture

Revealing mistake: If you pay close attention to the close up shots of Doug's F-16 dropping bombs or launching mavericks, you will notice that the fighter is a poorly detailed scale model of the real thing. In the scene where Doug drops the Hades, you will notice that he is actually a barely painted figurine and that he suddenly has no headrest/ejection chair.

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Big Trouble in Little China picture

Revealing mistake: When Egg Shen helps the others escape by using a crossbow-and-winch device, he fires the bolt into a stone. When the bolt digs in, the stone shudders slightly (since its made of wood or plastic, and no fixed part of the floor).

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The Delta Force picture

Revealing mistake: 10 minutes into the movie, the hijacker is at the cockpit cabin door and forces the stewardess to have the captain open it. If you look behind the hijacker at the main cabin door, you can see light coming through it on the upper right each time they show him from the front. It's a sealed plane door, there wouldn't be any light coming through.

terry s
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Raw Deal pictureRaw Deal mistake picture

Revealing mistake: When Arnold throws the bad guy through the glass door at the dress shop, it shatters a split second prior to him going through it. (00:55:40)

Ian Hunt
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