Sleeper (1973)

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Directed by: Woody Allen

Starring: Diane Keaton, John Beck, Mary Gregory

Genres: Comedy, Sci-fi

Audio problem: In the shop scene at Ginsberg and Cohen's, when Miles replies, "Something simple," he never opens his mouth to do so.

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the scene in which Diane Keaton rides on Woody Allen's back across the water, she is wearing clunky platform shoes. Later in the scene, her shoes have inexplicably changed to Keds-style tennis shoes. At the beginning of the next scene, she is wearing the platform shoes again.

Visible crew/equipment: When Woody is trying to escape with the flying device (the one that mounts in the back) the tow cables are visible in one shot.

Continuity mistake: When Woody is stuck in a tree, he is wearing blue jeans, but both before and after that, his pants are black.

Visible crew/equipment: When Woody Allen confesses his sins at the portable confessional watch closely towards the back of the confessional because you can see the "back" of the person who drops the souvenir into the slot.

Leonard Hassen

Continuity mistake: The windshield of the Volkswagen Beetle is free of dust and dirt while Miles and Luna drive it, but when they shove it off the cliff, the windshield is shown coated with dirt.


Continuity mistake: Miles is holding a jacket in one hand in the long shots after Luna surprises him in his apartment and he orders Rags to attack her. The jacket disappears from his hands in the close up, then returns in the next long shot.


Continuity mistake: Luna's hands are either combing her hair or not as the shots quickly change while she and Miles are on the stairs talking about sex.


Character mistake: The word "Aries" is misspelled as "Aires" during the scene of the scientists being briefed on the upcoming cloning project.


Continuity mistake: The script in Erno's right hand disappears and reappears as the scene cuts during the recreatiion of dinner at Miles' parents house in 1962.


Continuity mistake: When Miles goes to put the ladder down while escaping the security police, he has it hung on the toes of his left foot. A moment later, his right foot is planted on the top rung too quickly.

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Luna: It's hard to believe you haven't had sex in two hundred years.
Miles: Two hundred and four if you count my marriage.

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Trivia: Woody Allen's jazz band played live and recorded the score while watching the film. Woody also played lead clarinet during the session.


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