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Top Secret! (1984) Poster

(1984)

Goofs

Jump to: Continuity (8) | Factual errors (1) | Revealing mistakes (3)

Continuity 

When Nick enters the first vent in his jail cell, the crowbar he used to open the vent is swinging in its rack. In the next shot, the crowbar is perfectly still.
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Nick puts the 20th tally on the jail cell wall representing his 20th minute in jail. In the next shot the wall doesn't show any tally marks.
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When Deja-Vu checks his big Rolex, the time in close-up is 7:22, but in the wide shot it's 7:17.
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When Gen. Streck goes over to read the message attached to the carrier pigeon, he doesn't have his cap on. In the next shot, he does.
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In the first shot of the prison cell, a food processor and its parts can be seen on the shelves. These are gone in subsequent shots.
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In the jail cell escape , one of Nick's shirt buttons comes undone but becomes re-buttoned when he goes through the grate and into Dr. Flammond's laboratory.
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The darts thrown at the airplane target change positions from the first scene to when Hilary and Nick arrive and Hilary hugs her father.
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When the magnet picks up the car in the junk yard, the driver's window is halfway open. In the following shot of the car being placed into the crusher, the window is completely closed.
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Factual errors 

When Dr. Flammond tells Nick that the weapon has to be completed by September 24, Nick replies "That's Simchat Torah!" Simchat Torah is a festive Jewish holiday in which the liturgy includes reading the last portion of Deuterotomy, final book of Moses, and then beginning the cycle again with the book of Genesis. In 1984 Simchat Torah fell on October 18.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Hillary is riding the motorcycle to get Nick at the lake(long shot as she is driving down the road), you can see the helmet strap going down the side of her chin to hold on the messed up "hair".
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In the "Pizza Haus" dance, when Nick (Val) runs up the wall and back flips, the cable of his trapeze rig is visible.
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When Nick enters Dr. Flammond's cell and Dr. Flammond is seen emptying spoonfuls of dirt from under his cot, you can clearly see him scoop dirt from a different pile underneath the cot rather than the tunnel he was nearly completing.
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