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Laserblast (1978) Poster

(1978)

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Boom mic visible 

At Dr. Mellon's crash site, the boom operator is visible in Tony Craig's car door.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

Near the beginning of the film, when the police take off in pursuit of Billy's van, their tires squeal on the dirt shoulder.
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Boom mic visible 

In the exam room when Dr. Mellon tells Billy he's going to give him "a local", the boom mic is visible.
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The boom mic dips into frame when the Sheriff calls Deputies Unger and Jeep into the office.
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Continuity 

The mark on Billy's chest appears and disappears intermittently: Kathy asks about it when she and Billy are lying next to the van, then when they go to the pool party, it isn't there anymore. Later, Billy shows the mark to the police, and it's clearly visible as a silver "spot", but then when he goes on his final rampage all over the town, there are several occasions when we can see that it's gone again.
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When Billy first visits Kathy's house, he puts on his shirt just after he gets out of his van. In the next shot, as he gets to the front yard, he is carrying his shirt, which he puts on as he enters the yard.
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When Billy first discovers the laser gun and pendant in the desert, he puts the pendant around his neck. But in the next shot when he fires the gun for the first time, he's holding the pendant in his left hand.
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When the "alien cops" arrive in the desert, the First Humanoid Alien stands up from behind a shrub. In the immediate reverse shot, he is still crouching. A few shots later, he stands up again.
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When Billy first finds the laser and figures out how to shoot it, he puts the amulet around his neck and continues to shoot. But in the scenes where he is shooting after he dons the amulet, he is still holding it in his hand.
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The back doors on Billy's van are closed when he's pulling out of his driveway in one shot, but when the cops pull a U-turn and question him, the shots through the windshield of the van reveal that one of the van's back doors is open.
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When the the Star Wars sign that is blown up first visible, there is no car ahead on the road. The the laser is then pointed out the window, and there is a car about 100 yards ahead, which starts braking. The same scene appears at a slightly different angle, and there is no car there, and the sign is blown up.
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Crew or equipment visible 

After Billy blows up the Star Wars sign, we see the van from the front, and the camera rig is visible on the left.
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After Kathy has finished looking at Billy's pendant, and Billy wakes up, the edges of his monster makeup are visible around the top of his nose.
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When Billy blows up Chuck and Froggy, the stunt man in full fireproof gear and helmet, is visible.
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When the camera dollies around the gas pump when Tony Craig stops at, the camera is reflected on the glass
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When Chuck and Froggy's burning car is rolling along in slow-motion, cables can be seen streaming from the rear of the vehicle.
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Factual errors 

Roddy McDowall's name is spelled incorrectly (as Roddy McDowell) in the closing credits. It is, however, spelled correctly in the opening credits.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Billy blows the hippie out of the VW van, the hippie falls out the open door, which has suffered no damage. However, in the next shot, the door is missing, and the side of the van is scorched.
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