Goofs from Being There (1979)
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- While at dinner for the first evening with Ben and Eve, Chauncey's wine glass fills and empties within seconds.
- When Eve enters Chance's room as he is eating breakfast in bed, the napkin beneath his chin changes position back and forth between shots.
- When Chance is watching himself on the large screen in the store window display, he uses his home remote control to try and change the channels on that set, but it controls another TV instead. However the remote is of the earlier "ultrasonic" technology, and these sound waves DO NOT pass through glass at the required strength needed to work. Those of us born before the movie can recall that jiggling your keys would make a remote controlled TV unwittingly change channels, or turn off and on. At about this same time the now common "infrared" RCs were coming out, albeit at outrageous prices. These signals CAN in effect pass through glass, despite some losses due to reflection. For the scene to be technically correct they should have used an IR remote, which would not make those "ringing bell" metallic sounds.
- When Eve and Chance first enter the Rand estate by limousine the car turns left inside the gate, but when they arrive at the front door they are approaching from the right.
- When the President is shown aboard Air Force One asking aids about "Chancey Gardner", immediately prior is shown a twin engine Boeing 737 taking off. A 737 has never been outfitted as a presidential plane. More accurately, a Boeing 707 taking off should have been shown.
- When Chance is bumped into by Eve's car his left leg is injured. But it's his right leg that is examined and treated by the doctor at the Rand mansion.
- Not only is it a Boeing 737, but it is an American Airlines commercial jet.
- When Chance touches the "dead" old man's forehead, you can see the old man's chest rise and fall as he breathes.
- Chance tries to use the bed's adjustment device to change the TV channel. In doing so, the pillows fall forward onto the bed. The next time he passes the bed the pillows are back in place, upright.