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Mad Max (1979) Poster

(1979)

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Jessie has the baby in her arms and runs towards the farm, the baby screams while his lips are closed.
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Continuity 

During the climatic scenes, the cloud cover changes from shot to shot. It varies from overcast to clear.
When Max is playing with the rubber mask to cheer up a "not grumpy" Jessie before he goes to see Goose, the baby (Sprog) in the background has different toys in his left hand each time we see him. When Max takes off the mask, Sprog has a brick, ball or similar object that he can clearly lift, and the plush toy is behind him, out of reach. When Max jumps onto the table, we see Sprog in close-up holding the barrel of Max's service revolver. Then after Jessie tells Max to "get out of here" Sprog now has the plush toy.
When the bikers ride into the town to pillage, one of them takes off a green helmet, but in the next shot he is wearing it again.
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When Jessie walks to the car Max is repairing she is wearing sneakers. When she walks around to the passenger side of the car she has on boots with sheepskin trim. When she walks off to the beach she is wearing the deck shoes again.
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In the beginning of the movie, the camera pans toward Roop while he is sitting atop the concrete wall looking through the rifle scope, it can be seen that his left pants leg is cut/damaged above the knee. Next scene he is running toward the police car, there is no damage to the pants.
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When Max hears Jessie screaming when she's being chased by bikers in the woods, he grabs his rifle and runs towards here with no shoes on. In the next sequence, after Max takes a few steps towards the woods, he's wearing shoes.
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During an early chase sequence the yellow police car can be seen upside down in two shots before it crashes.
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When Max and Jessie first take off for their vacation, it's just the two of them (no baby). There's no baby anywhere when they're on the beach initially either. The baby first appears at the gas station, when Jessie tells Max that she's going to buy an ice cream cone.
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Goose falls on his left leg during his crash in the opening chase scene. In his next scenes, he has a cast on his right leg.
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When Max takes the black interceptor to hunt down the Toecutter and his gang, he first comes up behind them on a road with a dashed white lines in the center and the road is lined with trees on both sides. This continues for as far as the viewer's eyes can see. When he spins up the supercharger in the next scene to run down the bikers, the road has changed to one with no lines in the middle, is narrower, and has open fields on each side.
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When the old woman locks the bikers in the barn there are two doors. She locks the bikers in the left one. When she runs to the car, we see the right door, which is open, not the left door.
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When Roop is aiming the shotgun at the Nightrider in the opening chase, his grip on the gun changes from one-handed to two-handed between shots.
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The explosion of the Nightrider's car erupts a few frames before contact.
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The Goose's wreck is caused by his rear wheel locking up. As he and the bike fly off the road, the rear wheel is still spinning.
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Max's shoes changes third time when he is running on the road to pick up Jessie.Early he was shoeless and then wearing black shoes as written in an above statement and again in this scene he is seen wearing another pair.
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When Jesse and May are being chased in the station wagon, it quits running because of radiator failure due to a piece of the gate they drive through stuck in it. It can be seen when Jesse runs in front of the car. When Max runs by the car moments later, it is no longer visible in the radiator.
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Poly Styrene, the mannekin that gets a shotgun blast to the face on the beach, shows up later in the film during Mad Max's solo revenge on the back of a bike with its face intact.
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Goose throws Johnny the Boy to the ground and, with his baton in his right hand, draws his arm back. In the next shot, Goose throws a punch with his right hand but the baton is gone.
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When Max meets Goose in the courtyard of the Halls of Justice, his baton is hanging on his right hip. When they enter the garage, however, the baton has disappeared.
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When Roop tears the hood off his Pursuit car, it lands with the underside facing up. In the next shot, as he comes around the front of the car, the hood is farther away and right-side-up.
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After the old lady locks the gang inside that barn the door is locked. When she is running to the car after that you can see the door is wide open, in the next seen it shows the door closed again.

Crew or equipment visible 

When Jessie finds Cundalini's hand hanging from the back of the van, a crew-members fingers can be clearly seen holding the chain up.
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When the Nightrider crashes in the beginning a chain can be seen pulling his car into the disabled truck.
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Errors in geography 

The reflection in max's glasses when he is waiting for the night rider.. it shows the dirt road that he just left, and the same shot is seen earlier as well
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Factual errors 

Goose starts up his cold bike in the morning and immediately races a full throttle burnout. A carburetor engine of that time is rather delicate during its cold start phase, it could not deliver that performance, but rather choke and stall when operated full throttle.

Miscellaneous 

At the beginning chase scene, Goose's KZ1000 has a front mag wheel. When he slides into the parked car, his front wheel has spokes.
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Revealing mistakes 

When the Holden Monaro that the Nightrider has stolen passes the camera, at close range in one scene, we can see that the exhaust tips of the car are actually just dangling on the car and aren't actually connected at all.
Despite being "fuel injected", the Interceptor lacks a throttle body, fuel injectors, and a fuel injector rail system.
When Max, Goose, and the mechanic are revealing the Interceptor, the supercharger is not powered by the crankshaft pulley. This is indicative of being a faux blower. Also, it lacks a belt tensioner.
Wire visible when Max shoots biker about to run him over.
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Spoilers 

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

At the end of the movie, when Max finds Johnny the Boy, he puts his shotgun to Johnny's head and we hear a gun being cocked. However, Max's shotgun has no external hammers and can't be thumb-cocked. (Max could be disengaging the safety, but there are two distinct clicks instead of one.)
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