Best mystery movie continuity mistakes of 1998

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The Faculty picture

Continuity mistake: Mr. Furlong pushes Zeke into the fishing tank and it breaks, soaking him from head to toe with water. Moments later they are walking out and he is dry.

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The X-Files Movie picture

Continuity mistake: When Mulder and Scully start frantically running from the bees inside the dome Scully is clearly seen untying her belt twice. (01:01:55)

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The Negotiator picture

Continuity mistake: At the end, the paramedics are taking Samuel L. Jackson into an ambulance. His head is toward the front of the ambulance but in the next shot, Jackson's head is at the back of the ambulance. (02:08:25)

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Wild Things picture

Continuity mistake: When Suzie pours champagne on Kelly's chest,from shot to shot she sometimes has champagne on her chest and sometimes doesn't.

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Practical Magic picture

Continuity mistake: When Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are getting ready to bring back Nicole Kidman's jerk boyfriend from the dead, they are going to put him on a counter that has towels and other stuff on it. The camera shows them picking him up and putting him on the counter, and when they do, the towels and stuff are all gone, without them clearing it off. (00:36:40)

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Continuity mistake: When the Dude is in Jackie Treehorn's estate, he pencils over a pad of paper to see what Jackie wrote down while he was on the phone. He then hurriedly crumples up the piece of paper and shoves it in his wallet. Then, when we see the Chief of Police of Malibu looking through the contents of The Dude's wallet, the paper is there, neatly folded in fourths.

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Dark City picture

Continuity mistake: When Emma is protecting John at the top of the stairs and he says, "I didn't kill anyone," her hand is at her side. In the next shot, her arm is raised in front of him. One shot later, it's back at her side. (00:23:40)

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Beloved picture

Continuity mistake: At the carnival, the glass of lemonade goes from half drunk to full. (00:32:20)

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Snake Eyes picture

Continuity mistake: When Julia Costello goes to leave Ned Campbell's hotel room he grabs her by her upper arms. She did not even flinch, which considering she had recently been shot in the upper left arm is a little strange.

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Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island picture

Continuity mistake: In the picture of Morgan Moonscar in Simone's book, his scar is much longer than it was when we saw his ghost, and also later when we see his Zombie.

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Meet Joe Black picture

Continuity mistake: When Marcia Gay Harden is doing the final preparations for the party that night, she and Anthony Hopkins have a dialogue where they talk about favorites and children. Towards the end of the dialogue, she hugs him and the watch on her wrist says something like 10am. A minute later she hugs him again and the watch now says 12:25.

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Ringu picture

Continuity mistake: When the two girls are on the floor, just as the phone rings, Tomoko (the girl in green) has her right hand on Masami's (girl in red) shoulder. Cut to a different angle but now, Tomoko has her hand on Masami's arm instead of her shoulder.

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Urban Legend picture

Continuity mistake: When Michelle thinks she is being attacked, she grabs the phone and throws it through the window, and it smashes out all of the glass. Yet as she climbs out, there is an amount of glass which has reappeared in the side ledge. (00:06:45)

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Sphere picture

Continuity mistake: When Norman is running through the spaceship, he runs through a doorway and you get a glimpse of his facemask. It's dry. After going through water to get to the spaceship, wouldn't there be water on it? (00:43:10)

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Suggested correction: On the first visit to the spacecraft, we're told there's heat coming from it. There's no water on the masks of the team during that visit either. If there's enough heat for them to feel it at that depth, it's easily plausible that there's enough heat to dry their masks.

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I Still Know What You Did Last Summer picture

Continuity mistake: Julie goes to the mirror and wipes away some of the condensation from it, still leaving some condensation on it. However when Julie walks away from the mirror, the whole mirror is suddenly clean. (00:47:00)

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Psycho picture

Continuity mistake: When Marion searches for a place to hide the money, the lamp on the nightstand is over to the left side. However, when Marion places the newspaper on the nightstand, the lamp has moved to the center.

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Following picture

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film, Bill is shown coughing up the white gloves that had been stuffed completely in his mouth. However, later in the film, Cobb does not completely stuff the gloves in Bill's mouth.

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Continuity mistake: When Karin takes the gun up to her face to shoot herself, she takes it up to her left ear, but in the next shot the gun is at her right ear.

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The Red Violin picture

Continuity mistake: The young son of the Chinese owner of the violin is near-sighted and his glasses have concave lenses. When he attends the auction as an adult he is far-sighted with incredibly thick convex lenses.

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Evidence of Blood picture

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film, the writer seeks out one of the locals, and finds him in a corn field digging up pot plants that marijuana growers are trying to grow in his corn field. There is only one problem: It is supposed to be Spring, but the corn is all brown, thus it really is fall or early winter.

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