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Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) Poster

Goofs

Revealing mistakes 

When the Master sets Torgo's hand ablaze, the can of lighter fluid used for the effect can be seen sitting by a pillar.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When the cop slams his car door to have a talk with the teens in the car, the sound effect is delayed.
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Character error 

When the cop pulls over the family for the busted tail light, he begins writing the ticket without asking to see a license.
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Continuity 

When the snake attacks Michael and his family, the characters are surrounded by the dead of night, but the stock footage of the snake was obviously filmed in broad daylight.
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When The Master is waving Torgo's stick at him, he waves it slowly side-to-side from Torgo's point of view. Seen from behind, he jerks it around quickly.
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The area is supposed to be abandoned, but when the family first talks to Torgo, a car drives by in the background.
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During the search for Debbie, the scarf on Margaret's head disappears and reappears several times.
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Crew or equipment visible 

The first time the cop tells the teens to move on, the slate (or clapper) is briefly visible on the right-hand side of the screen.
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Near the end, when the wives fan out to look for Mike and Margaret, a crew member is visible, standing behind a bush (uncut version only, not visible in the MST3K edit).
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Revealing mistakes 

The female teenager in the car misses her cue, looks directly into the camera, then delivers her line.
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At the beginning, when the family pulls over, Mike says his line, then mouths the word "Cut!"
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The zipper on The Master's back is clearly visible throughout the movie.
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When the Master breaks up the wives' fight, rolled-up jeans are visible when he lifts his cloak.
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Moths are attracted to the camera in night scenes. A big one flies by in the right side of the frame when Mike runs out to find Peppy, the family's dog.
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Spoilers 

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Continuity 

When the parents talk to Debbie after the dog is killed, the gun and flashlight disappear from Mike's hands.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Michael shoots the Master at the end of the movie, the Master disappears from the shot. Michael clearly fires on an empty hallway.
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