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Five Million Years to Earth (1967) Poster

Goofs

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Character error 

Near the end of the film Quatermass and Roney lock themselves securely in a Public House. When Quatermass leaves the bar a few minutes later the doors are unlocked.
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Continuity 

At the end of the film as buildings start falling down, the debris from the buildings bounce as though they're made from Styrofoam.
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The top half of a complete skeleton is revealed when the workman pulls a lump of clay away with his shovel. But during the press conference, the archaeologist says they've only found some skull fragments and lower limbs. Liar.
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When the spaceship starts to come alive, you can see the wires holding up the floating debris in the tunnel.
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Crew or equipment visible 

A minute or so before the end credits roll, as Quatermass is walking away from the devastation, a crew member's hand swings into the right-hand side of the frame and back out again.
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When Sladden is being tossed about the martian missile, several tools are tossed about as well. Strings can be seen attached the tools.
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Factual errors 

A pattern of seven circles with hexagonal symmetry is twice described as a pentacle.
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Miscellaneous 

The final shot of Quatermass and Barbara, playing out under the end credits, is the same twenty-one or so seconds of footage looped four times.
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Plot holes 

Dialog states that the creatures want to make London a "Martian colony" yet there is no explanation or justification for the creatures being from Mars.
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Revealing mistakes 

Sladden is going back into the Underground dig site and the lights go out. He takes out his flashlight and someone from off-camera shines a light in front of Sladden to provide the appearance of light shine due to the underpowered flashlight.
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When Roney & Quatermass enter the "missile" they are both wearing gloves to protect themselves against the cold surface. When they take the arthropod' body out Roney has taken off his gloves. When they pass it over to the soldiers he is wearing gloves again.
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