Best movie mistakes of 1986

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The Mission picture

Deliberate mistake: During the gunfire of the Portuguese soldiers at the end, seconds before Jeremy Irons is killed, an old Indian woman is shot in her chest, but the actress/extra forgets to react and continues walking.

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No Mercy picture

Continuity mistake: When Eddie and Michel are in the police station and Losado comes to pick up Michel, her hair clip is on the left side of her hair. After Losado and Michel get into the car, her hair clip moves to the right side.

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Clockwise picture

Continuity mistake: Watch Gwenda's headrest after she leaves the station in her car. It disappears between shots.

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 picture

Revealing mistake: A sign's wooden support gets shot at the beginning, but you can see where the pre-prepared weak point is in the support before it gets "shot."

James Ollier
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Witchboard picture

Continuity mistake: When Jim and Brandon are knocked into the water, Brandon dies, but somehow manages to grab hold of Jim and pull himself up.

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A Fine Mess picture

Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie, Spence is seen with Claudia in a western movie. He walks through the swinging bar doors with a cigar in his mouth. He takes a few steps forward and the size of the cigar has nearly doubled.

MCKD
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Down by Law picture

Continuity mistake: During their escape the three protagonists have to wade through a canal. A few moments later their clothes are dry again. (01:02:15)

NancyFelix
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Spookies picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Isabelle runs from the zombies at the end, cameramen shadows are frequently cast on the zombies.

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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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Lady Jane picture

Factual error: The film strongly implies that John Dudley, the Duke of Northumberland, keeps his head (literally) by converting to Catholicism. In fact, he was executed well before Lady Jane Grey was.

meburste
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Howard the Duck picture

Visible crew/equipment: When the Overlord is busy destroying the Diner, when he starts destroying stuff on the counter, you can see the small rods pop up that flip the saucers and glasses into the air. You can also see the compressed air they used, to aid with the effect.

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Space Camp picture

Other mistake: Max takes Jinx and puts him in his locker at Space Camp. Wouldn't NASA notice if a $27 million robot went missing?

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Suggested correction: I'm sure someone noticed, but the impression is given that a) Jinx is pretty self-automated and b) is considered to be a "bust" of a project (hence the name "jinx"). Most people likely just thought jinx was just wandering around somewhere being annoying to someone else.

kayelbe
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Gung Ho picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Kazihiro turns off the T.V. while the Twisted Sister music video is on, you can see a crew member reflection in the television.

William Bergquist
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Castaway picture

Factual error: In the scene outside the pub, a Ford Sierra is seen driving past. These were not introduced into the UK until Autumn 1982. The film is supposed to be set in 1981.

Andy Benham Premium member
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Lightning, The White Stallion picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Steph is in her second show, there are at least 2 different horses. The manes and tails go from being braided to being unbraided. Also, the breeches change from grey to beige. One of the horses before her round, a chestnut, has one sock, then none, then three, etc. There were multiple (I counted at least 7) horses that played the part of Lightning, who was supposed to be registered with the Jockey Club, which is the Thoroughbred registry. Most of the horses that played him were not even close to being Thoroughbreds.

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Shanghai Surprise picture

Factual error: Throughout the film, they play one of Strauss' Four Last Songs, which is credited as being "September." The song actually played is "Beim Schlafengehn."

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A Zed and Two Noughts picture

Factual error: Oswald says that "Vermeer only painted twenty-six paintings and three of those are dubious." There are in fact thirty-five known to be extant (one recently stolen) of which only one is regarded as dubious. In addition, there have been descriptions of six (or possibly eight) others that seem to be missing. (00:35:10)

CC
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My Chauffeur picture

Continuity mistake: About half way through the video when Casey Meadows and Battle Whitherspoon are finished making love in the mountain cabin Casey is laying on Battle's left side. The next morning when they wake up Casey is on Battle's right side.

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Wildcats picture

Visible crew/equipment: A couple of the Wildcats decide to kidnap a rival school's mascot goat. When they are driving away with the goat, you can clearly see a pair of hands holding the goat's front legs in place between the two front seats from the backseat.

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Demons picture

Factual error: Why is there gas in the motorbike which is exhibited in the cinema?

Dr Wilson
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