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Continuity mistake: During the opening scene, after the boat is shot and begins sinking, the officers begin to row away. A close-up shot of the officers is reversed, as Ned Beatty's pocket full of pens and such has moved to his right side, as has the other man's badge. (00:03:30)

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Continuity mistake: Close-up interior shots show that Gator's brown Ford has a Hurst floor-shifter and manual transmission. But when he arrives at his parent's home, he very obviously puts the column-mounted automatic shifter into 'Park'. (00:17:10)

johnrosa

31st Oct 2007

Smokin' Aces (2006)

Continuity mistake: When Ryan Reynolds is between the two hospital beds, preparing to pull the plugs, there are three wires he grabs to our left (two white and one black). He yanks all of them out (along with another white one to our right) and no plugs remain in the red outlet cover on the wall. But in close ups, as the other agents are banging on the door, we see the lone black wire is still plugged in. (01:40:15)

johnrosa

30th Oct 2007

Smokin' Aces (2006)

Continuity mistake: As the exterior shot of Lake Tahoe advances, the cameras closes in on the roof of a hotel. Beyond, another hotel's facade is in shadow as the sun is behind it, off to our left. The shot sinks through the roof of the closer hotel so our view is now from within the penthouse, but now the facade of the second hotel is in full sun, the light is now coming from the left, but behind the camera. (00:18:40)

johnrosa

30th Oct 2007

Smokin' Aces (2006)

Continuity mistake: After saying "We've been here for 16 hours.", Ray Liotta's character is shown in close-up, looking toward Ryan Reynolds. But the wide shot shows he is staring off to his own left, into the camera. (00:02:00)

johnrosa

28th Oct 2007

Grindhouse (2007)

Continuity mistake: When the chase continues onto the highway, the black Charger is shown catching and passing a gray Chevy Suburban with oversize tires. The SUV is at the front of the pack of traffic. Without slowing, and after zig-zagging through additional traffic that is miraculously ahead of the SUV, the chase arrives at the rear of the same Suburban again, and the white Challenger hits it, sending the SUV out of control. (01:44:40 - 01:45:20)

johnrosa

28th Oct 2007

Grindhouse (2007)

Visible crew/equipment: When Zoe climbs into the open widow and straddles it, the car reverses, exposing tire tread marks on the road left from a previous take of this same shot. The car turns left and accelerates, leaving a second set of such tracks. (01:39:55)

johnrosa

25th Oct 2007

Grindhouse (2007)

Trivia: When Mike joins the first foursome of girls on the bar's porch, he asks 'Jungle Julia' if she's the person on a billboard near the Big Kahuna Burger restaurant. This is a fictitious joint also featured in Pulp Fiction during the scene when Travolta and Jackson kill the college guys.

johnrosa

25th Oct 2007

Angel Heart (1987)

Continuity mistake: When Cyphre tells Angel to watch his language in close-up, he's sitting straight up. The wide shot shows Cyphre is leaning quite forward toward Angel as Angel responds. The next close-up shows Cyphre is as vertical as before. (01:22:10)

johnrosa

25th Oct 2007

Angel Heart (1987)

Continuity mistake: As Epiphany walks away from the baby-sitter's house, her bag instantly goes from hanging at her side in her hand to being slung over her shoulder in the wider shot. (01:17:00)

johnrosa

25th Oct 2007

Transformers (2007)

Factual error: Mikaela hot wires the tow truck by twisting two conveniently exposed and very long wires together. Allowing that this could work at all in a modern vehicle, it can't steer until the ignition lock is turned or removed, neither of which she does. (01:55:55)

johnrosa

25th Oct 2007

Angel Heart (1987)

Continuity mistake: After the dog attack, Angel is talking with Epiphany as a tan pickup passes. Just before the truck blocks our view, Angel is clutching his shirt and jacket to his chest with his right hand, and Epiphany's arms hang straight down. As the truck leaves the screen, Angel is holding just his jacket tightly in his fist, at his side (no shirt visible) and Epiphany's left hand clutches her kidney area. The changes are instantaneous, obviously from different takes. (01:16:05)

johnrosa

25th Oct 2007

Angel Heart (1987)

Continuity mistake: Angel lights a fresh, long cigarette. The shot changes to Epiphany for a few seconds, then returns to Angel as he looks at his hand and seems as surprised as I was that his cigarette is already half the length it was seconds ago. (01:24:45)

johnrosa

23rd Oct 2007

Angel Heart (1987)

Continuity mistake: Angel undoes his girlfriend's bra, then the left/front garter clip, and then the right/front garter clip. But after he says "What do you mean, spells?", a wide shot shows she's on her back then sits up, and both front garters are still fastened. (00:33:15)

johnrosa

23rd Oct 2007

Grindhouse (2007)

Continuity mistake: Mike's car is to the left of the white car as he turns right to send the white car out of control. As the cars bump, the road ahead is straight, with wire fencing along both sides, and not a side road or driveway entrance is in sight. Yet the angle changes and the white car slides safely into a wide, setback, dirt driveway with an obvious metal gate and orange safety poles. (01:35:40)

johnrosa

23rd Oct 2007

Grindhouse (2007)

Continuity mistake: When the three girls are in the white Dodge, ready to leave on a test drive, the 4th girl is in a chair while the car is seen from the side in the background. The car has no silver window frame on the door, yet for the rest of the film, it does have the frames. (01:27:20)

johnrosa

23rd Oct 2007

Angel Heart (1987)

Plot hole: When Angel comes back to the doctor's home with food, he opens the bedroom door and turns on the light in that room. The lights are already on outside this room when we see him turn the doorknob. When Angel leaves, he leaves the light on in the bedroom and heads downstairs. Just before leaving out the front door, he turns off the light switch nearby. The shots changes to show the doc's body and the room going dark- as if Angel is still in the bedroom and turned off that light. (00:23:10)

johnrosa

23rd Oct 2007

Grindhouse (2007)

Continuity mistake: During the chase with Zoe Bell on the hood, a shot looking forward from outside the driver-side door shows that the fender's 'Challenger' emblem is missing. Moments later, it's there. (01:34:05 - 01:34:45)

johnrosa

23rd Oct 2007

Grindhouse (2007)

Trivia: Stuntman Mike's black '70 Chevy Nova wears a Tennessee tag with number '938 DAN'.which is the same number seen on the California tag on the yellowish-green '69 Charger in 'Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry', which is mentioned in the dialogue of this film. Yet another homage to 1970s car chase flicks. (01:35:55)

johnrosa

23rd Oct 2007

Grindhouse (2007)

Continuity mistake: Mike avoids colliding head-on with a pickup by swerving off the road into a farm field. He does this after passing a tractor and flatbed truck to his right. The shot changes and he is turning off the road into the field between the tractor and truck. (01:36:50)

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