Leaving Las Vegas

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

7 mistakes - chronological order

(3 votes)

Continuity mistake: When Ben first meets Sera and takes her back to his motel room, they get drunk and pass out on the bed. When Sera wakes up next to Ben several hours later and realizes it's morning, she's wearing strappy sandals with a very high heel. In the following scene when the cab driver drops her off at her apartment, she's wearing flatter sandals with a much lower heel. (00:35:10)

Continuity mistake: Moving out to Sera, Ben is packing his things in a motel. You can see a half full glass standing on a bed table on his left. In the next shot Ben is pouring alcohol to an EMPTY glass filling it in 1/3 approx. In the next scene glass is half full again and in the next one - FULL. Eventually he is drinking from a glass full of alcohol.

Continuity mistake: When Nicholas Cage is in the pool and in a couple of other scenes where he is wearing a shirt you can clearly see a tattoo on his back, but when filmed without a shirt the tattoo is gone.

Other mistake: Nick Cage is playing blackjack at a Caribbean stud table.

Continuity mistake: In the scene directly following Sera's asking Ben to move in with her, while he is packing his bottles and clothes into the too-small suitcase, he empties his tequila (I think) bottle into his glass (the one on the book) filling the glass, at most, half-way, however, after he says "I'm nuts about you," and picks up the glass, it is completely full.

Other mistake: When Ben and Sera are in the casino playing blackjack, and Ben gets angry and loses control, he supposedly knocks the waitress to the ground. It's a terribly fake looking stunt because Nicholas Cage never even comes close to making contact with the girl playing the waitress. She just falls backward and throws her tray to the ground.

Continuity mistake: When Ben goes to the pool hall, he orders a beer. At first, the beer doesn't have a head on it, but, in 2 shots later, it does have a head, but then it doesn't, again.


Sera: What's up?
Ben Sanderson: I was looking for you tonight. I don't know if you've a boyfriend, or a girlfriend, but I thought maybe we could get some dinner.

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Trivia: Nicholas Cage and Elizabeth Shue were so dedicated to the film that she interviewed several real Las Vegas prostitutes while he went on a drinking binge to experience what might happen to his cognition and speech patterns.

Erik M.

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Question: How did Nicolas Cage manage to keep his job for so long? You'd think he'd get fired for coming to work drunk the first time.


Chosen answer: On the contrary, the social contacts at work typically tolerate, sympathize with, and even enable alcoholics and other substance abusers, because many of the other employees are also similarly (and secretly) engaged in addictive behavior of their own to varying degrees. Usually, no action is taken until the addictive behavior starts affecting company income, insurance and morale. So, some substance abusers can lead lengthy careers within a company before the hammer falls.

Charles Austin Miller

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