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Favorite bloopers that made it into films?

User de Faux-Fuyants

about 6 years ago

Collateral where Tom Cruise throws the chair through the window then jumps on the it and eats shit.

Boogie Nights when Macy says his wife has an “ass in her cock”

Star WARS when Luke sees the princess and yells “Carrie!” instead of “Leah” —dont know if fckng Lucas got it “fixed” in the digital version.


about 6 years ago

Slacker – the boom mike in the Madonna pap smear scene. so small an error but still very random.

The kid covering his ears before the gun is fired in North by Northwest. Also, in Spellbound – Hitch again – at one stage Ingrid Bergman opens a door with a sign saying “Library” on it, goes in for a browse, and when she comes out again the sign has vanished.


about 6 years ago

I don’t know if you mean funny actions or dialogue that ends up in film or continuity errors.


about 6 years ago

The Marx Brothers instigate a bunch of flubs by the other performers in Animal Crackers which they then use for great ad libs.

Pendy Sixteen

about 6 years ago

One of the worst I’ve ever seen is in “Anaconda” when they apparently forgot to shoot the footage of the boat leaving the waterfall, so they just reversed the footage… with the water going UP the waterfall in the background.

David Barba

about 6 years ago

Major league… After the indians beat the yankees tom berenger looks at his love interest in the stands and you can a really fat run down the same aisle twice

Frank P. Tomasul​o, Ph.D.

about 6 years ago

There’s a series of short books called (I think) FILM FLUBS, which document numerous bloopers in famous & not so famous movies. Plus, lists bloopers with almost every film listing they have.

Wrist watches and tennis shoes in SPARTACUS
The Universal Studios Black Tower building in HIGH NOON
Liquid food dropping through a straw in 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (they’re supposed to be in a zero-gravity environment)
The wrench (or some kind of tool) sitting next to King Kong in the original.

I’ve spotted a few on my own that are not in the books:

At the end of ADAPTATION, Nicolas Cage drives off, supposedly alone in his car, but there’s someone (just barely) visible in the passenger’s seat.
In Bertolucci’s 1900, the film depicts farm life in Italy at the turn of last century with pain-staking realism — except for the red Farrari driving by in the background of one shot
In tthe original run of THE TURNING POINT, about the world of ballet, there’s a shot that shows the long mirror in a rehearsal room and you can see the entire crew and Herbet Ross, the director, in the mirror. That shot was eventually removed from all release prints.

More important are holes in the plot. For instance…

The main plot point in CASABLANCA is obtaining the “letters of transit” that will enable Ilsa and her husband to leave Casablanca and continue the Resistance. We’re told that the letters were “personally signed by Charles DeGaulle.” Unfortunately, Charles DeGaulle had absolutely no authority in Vichy-occupied Casablanca.

In CITIZEN KANE, right after Kane dies, a nurse bursts into the room to attend to him. So, who heard his famous last word, “Rosebud”? Don’t tell me it was the butler, Raymond, unless you can prove that he was hiding behind a curtain. Raymond CLAIMS he heard the last word, but he actually heard it at another time (when Kane’s wife left him), NOT at the moment of the tycoon’s death.

In THE PIANO, another important plot point seems to be illogical. The woman sends messages to her Aboriginal lover (Harvey Keitel) written on piano keys. However, it’s been established that the man is illiterate. Why would someone write a note to a person who can’t read?

Jake Howell

about 6 years ago

@ Frank

I read a funny story about the Citizen Kane blooper a while back. Apparantly a reporter asked Welles about the flub in an interview about Citizen Kane. Welles paused for a moment, and responded, “We shall never speak of this again,” or something along those lines.

And that car in 1900 reminds me of the car that drove by in the first Lord of the Rings.


about 6 years ago

Not by any means a good film, but there’s a moment in WAR OF THE ROSES where Michael Jackson calls Danny Devito “Devito” rather than by his character’s name.

Austin Erwin

about 6 years ago

Harold hits his head with a shovel in Harold and Maude. Right before they steal the policeman’s bike. Good stuff.

George Kaplan

about 6 years ago

An obvious, but classic one is in Star Wars when the storm trooper clanks his head on the top of the doorway where the droids are hiding.

Claus Harding

about 6 years ago

“Monster” with Halle Berry is somewhat shoddily lensed. At least two scenes (as viewed in a theatre) are quite out of focus, and one scene, where the camera peeks into another room, the leg of one of the lighting stands is clearly in view.

I have yet to find the scene, but in one shot in “Ben Hur”, outside the cave of the lepers, apparently a white Fiat is visible, parked in the distance.
Also, someone mentioned somewhere that in Cameron’s “Titanic”, one shot aboard the ship shows the California coast.


about 6 years ago

Fellowship of the Ring when Gandolf hits his head in Bilbo’s house, that was not scripted.

Matthia​s Galvin

about 6 years ago

Raiders of the Lost Ark : The scimitar-weilding native against Indiana Jones’ firearm.


about 6 years ago

In The Taking of Power by Louis XIV, in one scene Louis is visiting his mother and, going to a chair, bumps into a footstool, but they keep going with the scene. It gives it a very real feeling.

Jake Howell

about 6 years ago

Oh, speaking of Indiana Jones, in Raiders when he’s in the snake pit and it is clear the snakes are behind glass because you can see the reflection of one of the cobras. As far as I know, this hasn’t been fixed on any of the DVDs yet.

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