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(1987)

Goofs

Revealing mistakes 

When Loretta picks up one of her new shoes in front of the fire at home, the new shoe's sole is scratched as if worn, not new.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Loretta is talking to Cosmo in the kitchen, we hear and see her tearing at the capsule on the wine bottle. In the next shot, we can still see the bottle and hear the tearing, but Loretta's hand is not there.
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Boom mic visible 

In the final scene, when Rita and Raymond show up, a boom mic is reflected in the glass in the cabinet.
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Character error 

Early in the movie, Loretta greets her grandfather-in-law as he comes down the stairs, but she says "ciao, bella," which is to greet a woman. She should have said "ciao, bello."
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Continuity 

The amount of gray in Loretta's hair varies throughout the movie. In one scene (in a kitchen) the gray in her hair changes every time the camera cuts back to her.
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The size of the piece of steak on Ronnie's fork.
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Johnny proposes to Loretta at the conclusion of a leisurely dinner (complete with celebratory after-dinner champagne) in a crowded Italian restaurant that suggests that the meal is taking place well into the evening. Yet after the proposal, the couple still somehow manages to drive from Brooklyn to the airport, park and arrive for takeoff in advance on an international flight that is leaving at 9:30 pm.
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When Loretta tells Cosmo she is getting married, the wine glasses and bottle do not match when the camera cuts from Loretta to Cosmo.
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At the start of the movie, when Johnny and Loretta are in the Italian restaurant, the waiter's sleeves switch back and forth between long sleeves and long sleeves rolled up above the elbow.
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At the end of the movie, Rose's hairstyle changes between shots as she goes to answer door.
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When Rose and Perry are saying goodnight in the street, his coat lapel is alternately open/closed between shots.
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During Loretta and Ronny's conversation in Ronny's kitchen, Loretta's glass of whiskey switches back and forth between shots, from near the centre of the table to Loretta's hand.
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When Loretta sits down at Ronnie's kitchen table, a cup and saucer are near her right elbow. In the next "wide" shot, they are gone.
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When Ronny and Loretta are talking about love outside Ronny's apartment after seeing La Boheme, Ronny is looking to the side. When they cut away, he's looking up. When they cut back, he's looking to the side again.
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In the kitchen, Ronny finishes a glass of whiskey. In the next scene, the glass is on the table, with whiskey in it.
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When Loretta joins her mother for breakfast near the end of the movie, she pours sugar into her coffee, stirs, and takes the spoon out. In the next shot, she is stirring the coffee again.
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During the breakfast scene, Cosmo's (Vincent Gardenia) eyeglass frames change from one style to another after his father sits down.
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In the beginning of the movie, as the La Boheme poster is being put into the glass display, the Premeire opening date reads November 15th. But the tone of the movie has already been set as "near Christmas". We have seen a man carrying a Christmas tree, and later we see Christmas cards strung in the dinning room on Cranberry St.
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When Ronnie and Loretta are in Ronnie's kitchen having a drink, the J&B bottle keeps changing orientation so the label is facing the camera no matter which angle.
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When Cosmo is pouring champagne to celebrate Loretta and Ronny's engagement, you see Ronny holding Loretta's left hand with the ring on her middle finger. In the next scene, the ring is on her ring finger.
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During the dinner scene with the "adults" Raymond Cappomaggi is seen with a front shot eating his meal with a fork in his left hand lifting the food into his mouth, and a glass of wine in his right hand. Immediately ensuing, the same scene is shown with the shot now from behind his left shoulder and he puts down his fork with his right hand.
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While at the opera during intermission, Cosmo orders a Canadian Club and ginger ale, and a Dubonnet on the rocks. While he and Mona are drinking, the C.C. and ginger ale isn't being drunk by either of them. Cosmo is drinking the Dubonnet, and Mona is drinking red wine.
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Errors in geography 

Loretta and Jonny leave the Grand Ticino restaurant, seen as being on Hicks St, which is in downtown Brooklyn. Loretta drives Jonny to the airport for his flight to Sicily, traveling via a tunnel. Since it's an international flight, he'd be going to JFK, but there's no need to travel via a tunnel from Brooklyn to JFK.
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Factual errors 

Loretta says "ti amo" to her father, and he answers "ti amo." "I love you" is the accepted English translation, but "ti amo" refers only to romantic love, and would never be used between father and daughter. They would say "ti voglio bene" instead.
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Miscellaneous 

When Johnny visits Rose late at night, she opens the door for him, Johnny walks in, and no one closes the door. Later, the grandfather walks in with his dogs and closes it.
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Plot holes 

Clearly Ronny and Johnny Cammareri have been raised in the United States. They have no trace of an Italian accent and they have an established business in Brooklyn - the bakery. So how is it that their mother lives in Sicily?
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Loretta goes to meet Ronny Cammareri at the Cammareri Bros Bakery. She is about to marry Johnny Cammareri, and yet she has never been to his bakery and never met his brother. Apparently she doesn't know her fiancé very well.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Nicholas Cage is seen playing an opera phonograph record, the turntable is clearly rotating at 45 RPM. With the exception of certain DJ dance records, the only speed that 12" LPs play at is 33 RPM. So the record was not actually playing. Instead, the sound was dubbed into the scene.
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Loretta's grandfather enters the kitchen with dogs in front of him. As he walks through, you can see a leash pulling the dogs from off camera.
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In the opening moments of the film, the 'corpse' in Nucciarone's Funeral Parlor can be seen swallowing, the skin of his neck moving.
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When Ronny demands that Loretta comes to bed with him, she reaches out to hold his artificial hand, and his thumb moves.
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Loretta goes to the liquor store after returning from the airport and orders a bottle of wine. The male clerk says the price is $11.99 and Loretta hands him a bill which he gives his wife who puts it in the cash register. The wife hands the change to her husband who then hands two bills and a coin to Lorreta saying it was the change for her twenty. Even if sales tax was not disclosed to Loretta, two bills and one coin can not possibly make up the correct change for a twenty dollar bill.
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