The Shadow

Revealing mistake: As Moe and Cranston chase Khan through the city streets, the view through the rear window of Moe's cab shows the cab doing a sharp turn even though it is driving straight.

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Revealing mistake: After Shiwan Khan's goon falls to his death and Moe is looking at the dead body, it is elevated up to the mid-section of Moe's body, indicating the the body was on a table or platform to get a better camera angle of Peter Boyle (Moe) observing the dead body. The shot could not have been accomplished if the body was at ground level.

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Revealing mistake: The first time at the Cobalt Club, Wainwright gets a report of the Shadow, and plans a task force. Lamont's face goes dark, and he makes Wainwright forget about the Shadow. After the matter is forgotten, Lamont's face lightens, and you hear the chair he's in creak, giving away that he leaned back out of the light to make the illusion.

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Continuity mistake: When Claymore shoots the invisible Cranston (The Shadow) in the water tank, a small volume of blood immediately starts dripping into the water. When Cranston materializes seconds later there is no blood whatsoever on him and no blood comes off him or his clothing when he dives into the water.

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Shiwan Khan: In three days, the entire world will hear my roar, and willingly fall subject to the lost empire of Shan Kahn. That is a lovely tie, by the way. May I ask where you acquire it?
Lamont Cranston: Brooks Brothers.
Shiwan Khan: Is that mid-town?
Lamont Cranston: 45th and Madison. You are a barbarian.
Shiwan Khan: Thank you. We both are.

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Trivia: Director Russell Mulcahy manages to insert his name in this movie: Lamont Cranston's butler is addressed as "Russell" by Margo Lane at Cranston's residence, and there is a delivery truck with the name "Mulcahy" emblazoned on the side of the vehicle.

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Answer: Unlike most comic book superheroes, the Shadow character evolved from a series of pulp novels, and later a radio program, starting in the 1930s. The Shadow's true identity was initially unknown, and he had multiple aliases and many alter egos. Only later was he permanently known as rich playboy Lamont Cranston. As the Shadow, he used different disguises when combating villains. While in Asia, Lamont learned how to read minds and use hypnosis to cloud peoples' vision. The movie reflected his ability to alter his appearance when transforming into the crime-fighting Shadow.

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Answer: In the comics he was a tall, thin man with a large hook nose, sort of like "Sherlock Holmes." When the movie was cast, they thought of altering Alec Baldwin's face for the role, but decided that all those prosthetics would make him unrecognizable, so it was decided he would morph into the original character, when using his "Shadow" power. The same thing was decided when Warren Beatty was cast as "Dick Tracy."

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