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The Long Goodbye (1973) Poster

Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

Marlowe's initial line following Dr. Verringer's demand of $4400 from Roger Wade (in the hospital) appears to be dubbed. Marlowe lights a cigarette and does not move his mouth as the line is heard.
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Boom mic visible 

Boom mic and operator are reflected off a black car in Malibu Court.
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Continuity 

When Marlowe buys a newspaper from a vending machine, the headline on the front page reads "Jet hijacked". Moments later, when reading the same paper in the car, the headline has switched to "Rain of jet parts".
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At the beginning of the film, Philip Marlowe opens the refrigerator to get food for his cat. There are two rows of eggs on the fridge's door, with one egg missing on the lower row. After a cut away scene, Philip reaches for some eggs, but now there are several eggs missing on the lower row.
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During the scene where Marlowe is chasing Mrs. Wade in her top-down Mercedes 450 SL convertible, the car goes from having head rests to having no head rests in various shots.
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When the cat won't eat, the position of the cat and food dish change.
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A toothpick suddenly disappears from Morgan's (Warren Berlinger) mouth while he is driving Marlowe home from jail.
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The ink handprints include the palm of Marlowe's hand, but it did not appear that the palm of his hand was on the ink pad.
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Miscellaneous 

When Marty Augustine and his henchmen threaten to castrate Marlowe, Augustine says, "Harry, your father was a mohel", but the DVD subtitles read "Harry, your father was immoral". A mohel (pronounced "moil")is a person who performs circumcisions on Jewish males.
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