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Hercules in New York (1970) Poster

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Hercules and Helen see the Hercules movie poster ("He doesn't even look like me!"), Hercules removes his sweater and flexes his muscles. You hear Helen say "Oh wow!" and gasp but her lip movement obviously shows she is saying more words.
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When Hercules holds back the forklift truck after escaping the ship with Pretzie, he says "A fine chariot, but where are your horses?" but he mouths the words too early and no audio is heard. This is corrected in the non-dubbed version with Schwarzenegger's real voice.
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Character error 

Atlas is not depicted carrying the Earth but a celestial body.
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Continuity 

Traffic, including honking horns, can be heard during scenes on Mount Olympus, due to these scenes actually being filmed in New York City's Central Park.
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It alternates between day and night between when the bear escapes and he encounters Hercules in Central Park
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As Hercules climbs the stairs to Zeus, there is a woman standing behind Zeus's throne. In the next shot she stands beside it.
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When Hercules and Helen are sightseeing in New York, Hercules changes from wearing a white turtleneck to a white cardigan over a green shirt.
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In the opening shot as Hercules climbs the stairs up to his father, green plantation appears on the stairs between shots.
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The location of the two gold pillars, as Hercules ascends the staircase to tell his dad he wants to leave.
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When waiting outside Central park, the cab drivers sleeves are alternately rolled up/down.
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Position/location of Greek God statue on the Professors table.
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Position of items on Professors mantelpiece.
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When the guard spots the bear has escaped, the lock changes position on the floor.
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When Hercules and Helen ride in the carriage, the background frequently changes between shots.
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When Pretzie talks to the contractor, the contractor puts his cigar in his mouth. In the next shot he holds it down by his side.
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Hercules steals a chariot with two white horses, one big and one small horse. During the chase, the horses switch sides.
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When Pretzie goes to Helen's home to tell her that he saw Mercury flying out of the window, he takes his tie off 3 times and wraps it around his fist twice.
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When Pretzie grabs Hercules and leads him away from the men at the dock, he has brown boots on, but when they hail the taxi he has white and brown trainers on.
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Crew or equipment visible 

Stage lights are reflected in Zeus's crystal ball.
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In a shot as Hercules and Helen ride in the carriage, the shadow of a cameraman is cast on them.
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While Hercules and Mercury were talking to each-other in an apartment room, you can hear the camera man's creaky footsteps when the camera moves to the left and to the right.
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Factual errors 

Mercury, the character in the film, is actually the Roman messenger of the gods and son of Jupiter. His Greek counterpart is Hermes.
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Plot holes 

A mix of the Greek and the Roman names for Gods are used in the film. In the films finale, both the Greek god Atlas (the only person holding the sky up over the earth) and Samson, who is in fact a Biblical character, to help Hercules are called upon
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Revealing mistakes 

The bear is obviously a man in a suit, and in one shot you can see shoes on the bear.
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In the version of the film with Arnold's real voice restored, Hercules' replacement voice remains in the scene featuring Pretzie speaking with Hercules over the radio. The film studio has attempted to disguise this by adding radio static, but "Herc" still sounds completely different from Arnold.
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On the Mount Olympus set, car horns and traffic can occasionally be heard on the soundtrack, revealing that the set is actually a city park.
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As Hercules starts turning over the taxi driver's car, a sudden movement of the tree branches in the background reveals that there's a wire attached to the car.
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When Helen and Hercules tour the New York streets, passers by stare at the camera and actors.
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