Accidental Bloopers That Became Iconic Moments

By Sophia Maddox | January 18, 2024

The Rocky Horror Picture Show — Janet Steps on Brad’s Foot

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(20th Century Fox)

When it comes to cult classics, few films have the kind of dedicated following that The Rocky Horror Picture Show does. And let's be real, part of what makes this horror musical so endearing are the hilarious mistakes that pop up throughout the film - mistakes that have been lovingly pointed out by fans over the years.

From crew members sneaking into the background of the lab scenes to continuity errors that will have you scratching your head, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a treasure trove of fun flubs. But if you ask me, the best mistake of them all happens during the final showdown between Frank-N-Furter, Magenta, and Riff Raff.

As Brad and Janet back away from the tense situation, keep your eyes peeled for actor Barry Bostwick. Because if you look closely, you'll notice that he's wincing in serious pain. The reason? Co-star Susan Sarandon accidentally stepped on his foot during filming. Sure, it may not be the most glamorous behind-the-scenes moment, but it's these kinds of little details that make The Rocky Horror Picture Show such a beloved cult classic.

True Lies - Jamie Lee Curtis Takes A Fall

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(20th Century Fox)

Jamie Lee Curtis, in the role of Helen Tasker, was tasked with playing a seductive spy in the action-comedy True Lies. As part of her mission, she performs a lingerie spy dance in an attempt to seduce a mysterious man. However, in true Helen fashion, she slips on a bedpost and falls to the hotel room floor mid-performance. This was not part of the script, but rather an accidental moment that stayed in the final cut.

The rest of the scene is shot with a straight-faced approach, while the mystery man, who was supposed to remain cool and enigmatic, briefly jumps out of his seat in reaction to Lee Curtis's unexpected tumble.