Best drama movie audio problems of 1987

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Dirty Dancing picture

Audio problem: In the scene where Penny and Johnny are teaching Baby their dance routine you see Penny putting on a record, if you look closely you can see that Penny moves the arm to put the record on then right away you see her taking the arm away even though the music has started. Even if it's a directorial device for us to hear different music than they do, it's still a mistake because she's not actually put the record on, meaning they've not got any music playing. (00:36:35)

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Wall Street picture

Audio problem: Regardless of what he has on his feet, every time Gekko walks there is the sound of shoes on the floor, even when it's clear that he has socks/sneakers on.

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Fatal Attraction picture

Audio problem: The dialogue that Michael Douglas hears Glenn Close saying when he walks into his apartment to find Glenn Close talking to his wife is the exact same thing that she says just before she leaves when Ann Archer gives her their phone number.

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The Untouchables picture

Audio problem: Ness grabs a man who's trying to blackmail him and throws him out of the office. When he does, his voice changes abruptly, much cleaner, obviously overdubbed, and the sentence "You tell Capone that I'll see him in hell" is heard but Ness doesn't mouth it.

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Robocop picture

Audio problem: At the end of the movie where Dick Jones is falling from the OCP building. At the end of the shot you can hear the splat sound. But he's not near the ground yet. He is still seen up in the air. (01:36:00)


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Shy People picture

Audio problem: At the beginning, when mother and daughter arrive from New York, they try to find someone who can take them to the Sullivans'; while working this out, there is a man playing a guitar; in the beginning, everything's fine, but soon his hand movements don't match the sound.


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Planes, Trains & Automobiles picture

Audio problem: As Neil is talking to his coworker about getting on a plane, the audio is either different or synced wrong, as the coworker says something different. In the shot facing Neil his mouth doesn't match.

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Empire of the Sun picture

Audio problem: When the movie begins and the choir sings, they're out of sync. After the shot of the Asian women on the benches the audio and the song are now out of control. Check the second boy to the left of Jim. He's absent minded and moves his mouth without control.

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Project X picture

Audio problem: After the incident in the flight chamber with Goliath at the film's climax, Jimmy turns to Teri and says "let's get the hell out of here." However, the audio does not his mouth movement, as he was saying "let's get the fuck out of here." (01:31:40)

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Suspect picture

Audio problem: Toward the beginning of the movie, Kathleen is in her home going through files. She comes across something (likely the fact that Carl is deaf), and says to herself out loud, "Can't they read?" But her lips do not match what is said.


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