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The Top 19 Movie Blunders of All Time


#19. "Disappearing Hero" (Top Gun)

In the final moments of the movie Top Gun, Maverick (Tom Cruise) is congratulated by the aircraft carrier's deck crew. He is then hoisted into the air on their shoulders. When he is lowered, he is now wearing sunglasses, has blonde hair, and is played by Val Kilmer.

#18. "Ghost Gaffe" (The Shawshank Redemption)

In The Shawshank Redemption, Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. During his story of torment and personal redemption he is consoled by Red (Morgan Freeman), an imaginary friend only he can see. Yet in several scenes, other characters can be seen looking directly at Red, and even reacting when he speaks.

#17. "Missing Line" (Casablanca)

Humphrey Bogart's famous phrase from Casablanca, "I live my life a quarter-mile at a time" is never actually uttered in the film.

#16. "A Tale of Two Actors" (Star Wars)

Following a beard-related argument with George Lucas, Ewan MacGregor stormed off the set of Star Wars: Episode III and never returned, forcing Lucas to recast to the role of Obi Wan Kenobi for the next film. Lucas eventually settled on Alec Guinness to replace MacGregor-but despite ILM's advanced CGI magic, the 50-plus-year age difference between the two actors is quite noticeable .

#15. "Celeb Screw-up" (Footloose)

In Footloose, Kevin Bacon fights for his right to be Kevin Bacon in a small town. The only problem: Kevin Bacon is an internationally famous actor, yet no one in town seems to recognize him.

#14."Murderous Mistake" (Lethal Weapon 2)

In Lethal Weapon 2, Sergeant Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) bravely shoots an unarmed South African diplomat in the head, even though he has diplomatic immunity. Yet in Lethal Weapon 3, surprisingly little time seems to have passed, considering the 25-year jail sentence Murtaugh would have received for this unjustified murder.

#13."Sand and Sandals Slip-up" (Gladiator)

During the filming of Gladiator, Oliver Reed stormed off the set before the film was completed, following a beard-related argument with director George Lucas. This forced the film crew to shoot many of the final scenes with his stand in, Chris Tucker. The filmmakers made no attempt to conceal the sudden switchover.

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