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Goofs from Brazil

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  • Holly's hair has a big gap in her front bangs when she says her one line, whereas before her bangs were intact. Holly Gilliam did this on purpose in an effort to avoid working on the scene again because she despised the process of filming. It didn't work, and the result is the continuity error.
  • When Sam enters his apartment after the Central Services had frozen it, his shoulders bump into some "ice" that is hanging from pipes. You can clearly see that the "ice" is made out of rubber.
  • After the bombing in the mall (when Jill is holding the suspicious package), Sam Lowry gives his coat to a wounded woman and is apprehended shortly after. In the next scene in the back of the paddy-wagon, Sam is wearing the coat again.
  • The "Trucking" magazine behind Jill's head during the truck chase is first folded, then open.
  • When Harry Tuttle escapes from Sam Lowry's flat, he is wearing a hood covering his head. When Harry starts to zip-line off the precipice, he is replaced by a stunt double wearing a baseball cap.
  • When Sam Lowery first gets into Jill's cab, he says that he is number is D Zed stroke 105 (DZ/105) when in actuality his number is D Zed Stroke 015 (DZ/015)
  • When Harry Tuttle escapes from Sam Lowry's flat, the front door is shown open from the outside and the room is fully lit. However in the previous and subsequent shots, the flat is almost dark.
  • When Sam is in Helpmann's office looking at the printer, pre-printed text can clearly be seen on the feeder roll.
  • When Sam falls over Jill's truck's hood, she walks around and sees his right foot hanging on top of the grille over the truck's fog/turn lights. But when the angle reverses to show her, his foot is resting on the bumper, in front of the grille.
  • When Sam enters the small room behind Mr. Helpmann's office, a moving shadow on his coat sleeve reveals either a crew member or equipment moving off-screen.
  • When Kurtzman is trying to find information about Buttle/Tuttle on his computer, he removes his glasses and sets them on his desk. He then punches a key to spy on his workers. A shot of the employees shows they are watching movies rather than tending to their work. The next shot shows Kurtzman with his glasses back on his face as he angrily takes them off again.
  • When Lowry enters Lint's office, Lint is seen from the side wearing a clean white lab coat. The towel to his left is almost clean. Then Lint turns around to Lawry. All of a sudden coat, its sleeves and towel are bloodied.
  • When Lint, who has just returned from a 'customer', takes off the bloodied lab coat, it is shown briefly from the inside being soaked with blood. However, there are no blood traces on his vest underneath.
  • When Harvey Lime goes to use his computer to look up Jill, as the camera moves forwards it hits Lime's desk and makes a loud audible thudding noise.
  • When Tuttle is at Sam's apartment for the first time to fix the heating, he removes the wall-panel and hands it over to Sam twice.
  • Sam sticks his head in his refrigerator to cool off when his air conditioning breaks. He leaves it open throughout Tuttle's visit, but just before Tuttle leaves the door is shut even though no one closed it.
  • When Sam Lowry is overwhelmed by the incoming cylinders coming through the pneumatic tubes, he connects the "incoming" pipe to the "outgoing" pipe with a short U-shaped hose. The bend in the hose is far too sharp a turn for any of the cylinders to make it to the "outgoing" pipe.
  • Sam is looking at his newly-issued badge upside down during a stressful encounter with security forces. He simply reads that badge number backwards. Quite an intentional element of the script.
  • In the early scene of the movie, in the Department of Information Retrieval, when the bug falls into the printing machine, we can see that the "Subject for Detention and Interview" forms identify Archibald Tuttle as a "shoe repair operative." This is, in fact, the occupation of the soon-to-be wrongfully identified "Buttle." Archibald Tuttle's occupation is "heating engineer."
  • (Around 11 min.) A shadow of the camera crane can be seen on the wall and automated clothing rack as Sam steps inside the bathroom.
  • While Tuttle repairs Sam's air conditioning, Sam approaches him and the cameraman's shadow is visible over him.
  • Camera shadows in some scenes of the finale.
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