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Scarface (1983) - 20 mistakes
Directed by Brian De Palma, starring Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer
Visible crew/equipment: When the first deal goes wrong and the man with the chainsaw jumps out the window you can clearly see him land on a grey crash mat because it lifts up at the corners.
Continuity: Tony and Omar Sauraz go down to Bolivia to meet with Mr. Sousa. After Omar has an accident from the chopper,the binoculars are put down on the table on end. Next shot, they lay flat. Next shot, on end again. And so on through out the scene.
Continuity: In the final scene where Tony is killed, he is shot, then falls through a banister. When he first falls through the banister both halves are pushed outwards. The next shot is from below looking upwards and shows one half of the banister coming outwards and the other going inwards. Then it goes back to the shot from above and both halves are back outwards.
Other: In the scene that begins with "Three Months Later" where Tony and Manny are sitting at the table near the beach watching the girls in bikinis walk by, Manny is attempting to explain to Tony how to pick up women by explaining what "women in this country know and understand". After Manny sticks his tongue out to demonstrate and Tony asks Manny "what the f*ck was that, Mayne?", if you watch Al Pacino's lips as Steven Bauer is talking, you can see Al's lips moving in unison to whatever Steven is saying.
Continuity: When Tony shoots Manny after he finds out that he has been with Gina, she runs to hold his bloody body, in turn getting blood on her robe. A few scenes later, when Gina comes into Tony's office, wearing the same robe, it is perfectly clean and there is no sign of any blood.
Continuity: When Tony is in the Babylon Club watching the performer dressed in a clown suit, the assassins shoot everyone, including the clown. When the clown is first shot, his hat falls to the ground (but the camera cuts away). After a few seconds later, we see the clown again falling, but his hat is back on top of his head.
Visible crew/equipment: Just before Tony gets shot at in the Babylon Club, there is a close up of his face. In the mirror behind him, you can see director Brian De Palma's head.
Continuity: Tony tells Nick to call Lopez at exactly 3:00. The scene goes on with Lopez and Bernstein dying when they ask Ernie if he wants a job. The clock says 3:03 but 7 minutes have passed since Nick called Lopez.
Continuity: In the scene where Tony is watching the blimp go by with the words "The world is yours", if you look at his reflection in the glass he has a cigarette in his mouth. He reaches up to remove it and as the camera changes he is putting it up to his mouth.
Visible crew/equipment: When the camera pans down, at the scene of the Carlyle sign, the crew members can be seen moving the camera crane in the reflection of the last window.
Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Tony goes back to his mother's house to visit her and Gina, watch the bottom right corner of the screen, on one of the kitchen appliances. You will see a shadow moving through the area, but no-one in the scene is moving at this speed or direction.
Revealing: When the man is pushed out of the helicopter and hung by a noose around his neck, in the brief close-up shot you can see the prop noose around his neck is very loose and partially conceals the real rope that suspends the victim.
Continuity: In the scene at the beach/pool where Manny approaches the blonde in the blue bikini, if you watch the area of the pool behind where the blonde is seated on a lounge chair, you will see several people in the pool. Immediately after Manny sticks his tongue out at her and the camera pans back to her as she slaps him, if you look at the same area of the pool, there is absolutely no one there anymore. This was only a matter of seconds after seeing everyone there.
Revealing: During the riot at Freedomtown, the camera pans over to Rebenga exiting the telephone booth. As soon as he leaves the phone falls down inside the booth, but there are no wires attached to the back of the phone.
Continuity: When Tony walks into the Colombians' motel, he says hello to Marta. Watch Marta's arm. It changes positions from being in front of her on the pillow to on her hip depending on a shot from behind her and a shot from in front of her.
Continuity: In the scene when Tony goes visit his mother, Gina hugs him and you can appreciate her long and neat nails. Right after the hug, Tony gives her a present that she opens, and then the camera shows only the jewel and (supposedly) Gina's hands touching it. These hands have really short and not so neat nails. You can see Gina's long nails again at the end of the scene when she holds Tony again outside by the car.
Continuity: In the scene where they are having dinner at the Babylon Club, the waiter brings them champagne and when they all raise their glasses to toast, Tony has a cigar in his mouth. The camera cuts away and then cuts back to Tony about to take a drink of champagne and the cigar is now gone. There was not enough time to take out the cigar. A second later the cigar is back.
Audio problem: At Tony's interrogation at the Immigration Office, the voices of two of the INS Officers are shoddily dubbed over. This error is made even more noticeable by the fact that the first officer has been replaced by the distinct voice of actor Charles Durning.
Continuity: Just before Michele throws the drink in Al's face, when they keep cutting from her to the others, her body position is different each time. Sometimes, she is leaning forward, with her left hand on the drink, other times she is leaning back, with her right hand up holding out her cigarette. When the camera is on Al and you just see her in the frame, her body is still, inconsistent with her body position changes.
Continuity: When Tony is supposed to do the assassination for Sosa they are following the man and his family in a car. There are two beer cans and chinese food containers on the dashboard. When it shows Tony and the rest of the people in the car one of the cans is smashed. When it shows the view of the car in front of them it isn't smashed. The can changes from scene to scene.