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Did you catch that? Hollywood's movie blunders

Did You Catch That? Hollywood's Movie Blunders

Even after all the money and man hours spent to craft a major Hollywood movie, mistake or two always slips through the cracks.

From Johnny Depp's unusual shipmate in Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl to a Storm Trooper snafu in Star Wars, we're examining the most infamous movie blunders.

Let's start with Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl. Look at the left edge of the screen and you'll see that a movie crew member in a cowboy hat is caught in the scene.

In Days of Thunder, Tom Cruise plays racecar driver Cole Trickle. However, there's a script slip up when a co-star introduces herself as Claire, and then says 'hi Tom!' instead of 'hi Cole!'

Yes, even beloved Braveheart isn't blunder-free. In 13th century Scotland, horseback was the best way to get around ... but in super slow-motion, there's one detail that was actually missed: a car! Maybe it was Mel Gibson's ride back to the hotel?

The overlooked error in Star Wars looks like it hurt. When the stormtroopers break into the control room, the guy on the right hits his head on the door frame. Ouch.

It's a gunshot gaffe in Hitcchcock's classic North by Northwest. When you watch it on replay, the kid in the background plugs up his ears before the gun goes off. Guess he was tired of hearing that loud blast.

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neilmpsa March 24 2014 at 5:25 AM

Pacific Bell on the phone booth supposed to be in DC in the second film about terror group who took over Nagatani Plazaa and NY Detective

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Tommy March 24 2014 at 7:56 AM

Just before the NxNW clip of the kid, They show the airplane chasing Gregory Peck from the rear. However, the scrafing of the bullets come from the front. So, are those connected scenes? otherwise, there's another little gaffe.

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ckyokushin Tommy March 24 2014 at 8:19 AM

i believe that was Cary Grant

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Tommy ckyokushin March 24 2014 at 12:21 PM

Sorry, you are correct.

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melhonda March 24 2014 at 7:43 AM

Who cares about the movie blunders as long as you enjoy the movies. If you were immersed into the actions, you would not notice the blunders!!!

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page114 March 24 2014 at 7:37 AM

"It's only a moviw". I love the 200 plus horse---power of that car though.

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gramargo page114 March 24 2014 at 6:32 PM

I think my favorite is the t-shirted, straw-hatted crew member by the rail on the pirate ship. Surely that was made lately enough that he could have been "erased" from the scene. He's the only one dressed for the weather, I'd say!

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richyalf March 24 2014 at 9:21 AM

My father once told me that in the original movie Ben Hur made probably made during the thirties, Ben was wearing a wrist watch during the chariot race. As this was not realized before it's release to theaters, noting could be done.

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rjmack52 March 24 2014 at 6:57 AM


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harrymorgan124 March 24 2014 at 6:51 AM

That was great lol. I say leave the blunders in they are great entertainment.

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Doug March 24 2014 at 8:20 AM

Paying someone to sit and watch moives for blunders!? What a joke! Are there any openings??

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johnb4747 March 24 2014 at 5:57 AM

In CITIZEN KANE, who heard him whisper ROSEBUD as he died? Nobody was in the room, and the heavy door was closed. Also, the old newsreel clip at the beginning showing Mr. Thatcher calling Kane a communist was stated as occurring 57 years after Kane's mother became rich (1868), which dated the clip to 1925 -- and newsreels didn't have sound tracks then. In KHARTOUM, when Colonel Hicks gets up after being knocked off his horse, a bloody spearpoint is already sticking out of his chest -- even though he hasn't yet been hit by the spear.

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Neil March 24 2014 at 8:43 AM

The Stormtrooper gaff is nothing new. It was caught very early on by kids watching the movie ten or twenty times in the theaters. There was never a "bonk" sound, not even on first run VHS tapes. Lucas added the "bonk" in later DVD's as people started watching for the strike.

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Vash Neil March 24 2014 at 1:04 PM

Not only that but he included a bonk part in Episode II so It's no longer an error.

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