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The Wages of Fear (1953) Poster

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Continuity 

In the bar M. Jo puts down a bottle of champagne on the table. It's almost completely full. Luigi then picks it up, while it's still full. However, when he stands up and threatens M. Jo with it, it's empty.
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When Bimba is shaving in the cab of the truck, he has the right side of his face covered in shaving cream, but he when he turns to talk to Luigi the right side of his face is clear of shaving cream.
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The truck is clean after driving through oil.
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Near the end of the film, when Jo is leaning against Mario in the cab of the truck, the oil smear on Mario's right cheek changes between shots.
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When Jo gets out of the truck, there is not room for the other truck to pass. The road is obviously only one lane wide in that place.
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Crew or equipment visible 

As the truck leaves town, when Linda is seen from inside the truck cab, she casts a shadow on the projection screen behind her that is showing the passing houses.
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Factual errors 

At least one truck has a sign saying 'no smoking' within 50 feet of the truck, but they are smoking near the trucks all the time and even in the cabs. Mario is also smoking while the charge to explode the boulder is being set up.
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Although the platform has survived two heavy trucks being driven on it, it collapses completely in splinters when one cable is broken. The hole caused in the rotten floor by the first truck seems to disappear when the second one comes.
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As the nitro glycerin is a liquid how do they propose to get it to the heart of the raging fire? Although the explosive is so volatile Bimba gets down from the truck with a whole jerrycan of it in one hand and risks it exploding.
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Miscellaneous 

Mario jumps out of the cab and runs back toward where the platform had just collapsed. Jo is hiding in the hills. With nobody in the cab, the engine stops as if someone had turned it off.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Mario throws a stone at Jo's face, although he stands at a higher lever, the stone seems to hit Jo's face from below.
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Spoilers

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Continuity 

After Mario, the lone survivor, delivers the explosives, he heads back to town. He crosses the pool of oil on the road very fast, splashing oil on the workers and smearing the truck. A little later, we see a clean truck without a hint of oil or even mud on it. No car wash in between, though.
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Factual errors 

The shock wave of the explosion arrives before the flash.
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