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Cannonball Run II (1984) Poster

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Continuity 

At the roadside fruit stand, Arnold's racing outfit has a few watermelon stains on it even before Jackie breaks the melon, but his outfit is perfectly clean when he drags Jackie away at the end of the scene.
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The second car to start the race after the Sheik is a dark blue Ferrari Dino. This same car is seen in the background a few seconds later when the Japanese team starts the race.
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When the CHP Sergeant is chasing the military car driven by Captain Chaos, the nuns, and JJ McClure, the police car's top emergency lights change from yellow and red in up close shots, to red and blue in long shots. Also, the lights are switched on and strobing when seen in long shots, but not on in up close shots.
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When Blake and Fenderbaum try to run the military car off the road, the overhead shot of the accident shows them being cut off by a red/gray Dodge Daytona, not the solid red Corvette they were driving.
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Before the big fight scene near the end there is a scene on a long straight road showing all the cannon ballers coming to help. In this group of vehicles lead by the pickup truck is the yellow sports car that broke down on the two Lamborghini girls early on in the race.
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At the beginning of the movie when the girls change the color of their white Lamborghini to red, the interior is red. Later the interior is tan.
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When The Sheik rips up the speeding ticket, the scenes were spliced together out of order.
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Right after Private Lyle is given the Congressional Medal of Honor, the limousine switches from an Imperial to a mid-1980s Cadillac Seville.
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During Hal Needham's scene at the beginning of the race, he doesn't have the punch card. After the Big Foot truck rolls up and over his car, he has the punch card that he flicks over the damaged car's windshield.
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Crew or equipment visible 

Crewman visible in motorcycle's side mirror during the fight scene at the roadside fruit stand.
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As Arnold throws Hymie over the building in the last fight seen, you can see the wires supporting him.
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Right after Jackie Chan/Richard Kiel's car is dropped out of the plane, they're chased by cops. To make them invisible, the car hovers above the ground. As the car is lowering, you can see the shadow of the crane on the ground, lowering it down.
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Factual errors 

The "chimp" is actually an orangutan.
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At the beginning the guy in the Mercedes Gull wing says that he now has a 383 Hemi in his car. Chrylser never made the Hemi in the 383 size. They were all Wedge engines.
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Revealing mistakes 

Terry (Tony Danza) introduces himself to Cal by saying, "And I'm your nephew Tony from Brooklyn."
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During the scene in which the two gangsters are attempting to pick up the Shiek's car in the helicopter, you can clearly see it is doubles used in the shot.
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When JJ and Victor are stopped by the Sheriff, JJ, the General, has his CIB, Combat Infantrymans Badge over the right breast pocket on his jacket. It is worn over the left breast pocket.
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When Tony and Ceasar are trying to land the plane on the highway, Tony tells Ceasar to lower the flaps and Ceasar asks Tony where the flap handle is. The flaps can be seen and are already lowered.
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Near the end of the movie when terry and the limo are pulled over by the cops, you can clearly see a big hill behind the car on the left side, however all the in car shots show a clear view behind the vehicle through the back window showing those shots were not recorded in the same place.
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Just before the semi-truck crashes through the gate at the end of the film, the two men standing at the gate start running for safety even though they never see the truck coming.
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