Best adventure movie mistakes of 1990

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Other mistake: In the slaughterhouse scene, after Harrigan has injured the Predator with his shotgun and Keyes reappears, the Predator throws its disc, and severs Keyes in half at the waist. We see his legs flop to the ground, and blood pour from above, but his upper half (torso, backpack and weaponry) mysteriously remain hovering out of sight. (01:21:50)

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Factual error: Mel and Goldie board a ferry. A visible sign states 'Detroit-Racine Ferry'. Detroit is on the east side of the state of Michigan but Racine, Wisconsin is west of Michigan, across Lake Michigan. The only water route to get from Detroit to Racine would be to circumnavigate the entire state of Michigan.

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Revealing mistake: Doug has the hologram when inside the alien nuclear reactor, and a bunch of bad guys encircle the holographic image and fire at it at point blank with automatic weapons, and not one bad guy gets hit. If they encircled the 3D image, at least a few bad guys would have been hit by their own men. (01:37:00)

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Factual error: When the USS Dallas submerges to attack the Red October, they rig for battle stations as well as rig for red. On a submarine, rig for red is only for periscope depth operations at night, to allow control room watchstanders eyes to adjust to the darkness topside. No other area on the boat rigs for red. Throughout the movie the lights darken along with battle stations. No naval ship would reduce visibility on purpose in a heightened state. (01:31:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Marty returns to 1985, he goes to his house and gets in his Toyota pick-up. Look closely behind his head when he first gets in the truck, there is no driver-side head rest. But when he picks up Jennifer, when they pull up to the stop sign the head rest is there. (01:45:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Ford and Jazz are at the Colleen Sutton party, Jazz is asked to keep an eye on Colleen. Collen spots her and put a CD down her dress with the black end facing downwards. When Ford is taking the CD up from her dress the black end is now facing upwards. (00:43:25 - 00:45:00)

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Continuity mistake: In one of the final scenes where Tom Selleck has a gunfight with Alan Rickman, the time of day during the few minutes (in movie time) the scene takes place varies from noon (full sunlight) to dusk. Just prior to the gunfight, when Selleck is getting ready to draw on Rickman and his two henchmen, there are almost no shadows and there is bright sunlight indicating it is in the middle of the day. Just after the gunfight there are now long shadows on the characters and moments later the camera pans across the hills and the sun is setting.

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Revealing mistake: In the extended version of the film during the buffalo hunt, there is a shot of a buffalo making a turn and in the distant horizon, you can briefly see a modern radio tower on top of a hill.

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Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film, when the SEALs are in the inflatable boats heading towards the coast of Beirut, there is a shot from behind showing all the SEALs wearing black diving suits. But when the shot changes to a close up of their faces, you can see they are wearing camouflage fatigues, not diving suits.

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Continuity mistake: The telephone on Scrooge's desk briefly disappears after his maid delivers an invitation to the archaeological society ball. (00:19:05)

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Continuity mistake: When Troy and Rowsdower are standing and looking up at the Lost City that flies up and leaves the planet it is dark. But a few seconds later, while they are still looking upwards towards the city, it is full daylight.

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Other mistake: Why do the good guys keep shooting 2.75in unguided rockets to kill the enemy aircraft? These are designed to kill lightly armored vehicles and trucks on the ground. You would have about as much luck with those as with chucking rocks at planes. There are infared (heat-seeking) Stinger missiles on the wing pylons, we see Billie pull one off and attach the hand held unit to shoot down a jet. Why aren't they using those?

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Visible crew/equipment: When Nimbly takes off and flies onto Xayide's wagon, the wires pulling him up are visible. (00:58:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Ralph is running from the hunters at the end and he finds the pig's head on the stick, he stops with his arms spread out a bit. In the next shot, even though you only see his head and shoulders, you can tell that his arms are now straight at his sides.

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Continuity mistake: When the delegates assemble in the Great Hall, it is first shown that Canada is sitting to the left of Morocco. But shortly afterwards, Morocco is suddenly sitting to the left of Iceland, and Canada has mysteriously vanished.

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Continuity mistake: In beginning of the dvd there is a scene where the farmer meets the sheriff and the farmer has a shotgun. When the farmer has the gun, it has hammers; when the sheriff has the shotgun, it does not have hammers. (00:05:05)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where the crooked sheriff is about to throw Kiefer Sutherland off the train, the sheriff doesn't have any blood on his trouser leg, but if you check the shot right before then, he does have blood on his trouser leg.

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Continuity mistake: Sailor Ripley and Bobby Peru are robbing the Feed Store in Texas. Bobby says "Say cheese" shooting one of the two men. We can see that his right hand is blown off. Cut to a shot of the two men searching for the hand and the victim has a bloody left stump. Then the store dog runs out with a right hand in its mouth.

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Continuity mistake: As Clara is asking Drosselmeier how old his nephew is, the shot is a close up of her face and at the very last frame of the shot, she is wide eyed looking up with a curious expression on her face and mouth. The shot changes to show her and Fritz, and suddenly her head is tilted down, her eyes looking differently, and her mouth showing a smile. (00:03:00)

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Character mistake: G. Peppard holds up a Walther P-38 pistol and calls it a Walther PPK.

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