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The Eiger Sanction (1975) Poster

Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When driving on sand/dirt roads out in the desert, the tires screech as if driven on asphalt.

Continuity 

In Hemlock's house on the wall over his desk there are pictures of him on various climbs. One of these pictures is of him dangling from the rope by the railway tunnel door at the end of the movie.
Hemlock loses his ice axe on the mountain, but it is visible strapped to his pack as he hands in front of the railroad tunnel window later.
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When urged to cut his line, Hemlock carefully removes his gloves, but they are back on later.
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In the over the shoulder shots of Ben and Jonathan at the top of the rock column, the shadows of the surrounding mesas are short yet the frontal shot of the two show the surrounding shadows to be long as if it is late in the day.
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In the hotel at the foot of the Eiger, Jonathan looks out the window to see Pope surrounded by people at the outside tables yet in the long shot of the climbing team, the outside area is empty, yet when Jonathan goes outside to meet Pope, the area is again filled with people.
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In the sequences on the North Face Hemlock's trousers regularly change from brown corduroy knee britches to black/ blue long pants.
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After Dewayne is killed, his swollen and bloody lip from the beating given to him by Hemlock the day before is missing, even though it was still present at the resort just minutes before the chase in the desert where he is shot.
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The place in the desert where Hemlock leaves Miles is near the base of the needle rock that Hemlock and Bowman had just climbed, and it can be seen behind them when Hemlock stops his Bronco to let Miles out.
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Dragon's secretary, Miss Cerberus's position next to Pope changes between shots after Jonathan (Clint Eastwood) tells her she looks "inviting today".
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Crew or equipment visible 

During the scene where Hemlock (Clint Eastwood) and Bowmen go on a training climb, Hemlock is 'leading' but there is a rope clearly visible above him and attached to his body.
When Hemlock is shown on top of the hill near the mountain resort where they will climb the Eiger, the down wash from the helicopter filming the shot as it approaches him can be seen blowing the grass around him as well as his clothes and hair.
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At about 64 minutes into the film, Hemlock and Bowmen climb that high, thin, pillar-like formation, when Hemlock helps Bowmen onto its top, you can see the shadow of the camera, first on Bowmen as he crosses in front of it, and then on Hemlock's white t-shirt where for a moment you can also see the shadow of a cable as well.
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Miscellaneous 

When Hemlock shows Jemima the photo of Miles Mellough, Henri Bach and himself, two of the three have the flashes on their berets upside-down.

Revealing mistakes 

On the practice/training climb on the rock column in Monument Valley, Hemlock is shown climbing 'up' and using existing anchor points, yet it is claimed that no one has climbed the formation before.
(at around 44 mins) When Montaigne gets hit in the head and goes dead weight, his taught rope suddenly gets slack in Hemlock's grip.
When Hemlock meets Dragon, Dragon's right contact lens has moved to the bottom right of his eye in one shot.
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After Montaigne is hit on the head by falling rocks during the Eiger climb, the next morning it is revealed he died during the night, however his 'body' can be seen clearly still breathing (as he lay frozen just behind Clint Eastwood).
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