40 Behind-the-Scenes Accidents That Turned Into Disasters (or Eureka Moments)

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40 Behind-the-Scenes Accidents That Turned Into Disasters (or Eureka Moments)

Sometimes, if a director stays loose, an oopsie-daisy behind the scenes can turn their film into a timeless masterpiece. Of course, sometimes the goof-up is so bad that the entire production becomes unsalvageable. 

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Behind-The-Scenes Accidents 1939 The Wizard of Oz Margaret Hamilton does not get nearly enough love for her portrayal of the Wicked Witch of the West. During one scene, a pyrotechnic device went off too soon, and she was left with severe burns on her face and right hand. Luckily, she got treatment on time. CRACKED.COM

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Behind-The-Scenes Accidents 1970 EART Catch-22 Cameraman John Jordan had his leg amputated after an accident while filming the 1967 Bond film You Only Live Twice, so you'd think safety would become a priority. As the second unit director for this 1970 anti- war satire, however, he refused to wear safety gear, and died after being sucked out of a flying plane. CRACKED.COM

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Behind-The-Scenes Accidents 1970 Golden Eagle Mitr Chaibancha was a huge Thai movie star, and his last film ends with his actual death. The last day of shooting had Chaibancha's masked vigilante character Red Eagle flying into the sunset hanging from a helicopter rope. But he didn't held on to it properly, and fell to his death. CRACKED.COM

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Behind-The-Scenes Accidents 1989 Back to the Future Part II The hoverboard stunt where Griff's gang flies through the front window of the clock tower was poorly planned, but the stunt crew's concerns were ignored. The result? A stunt woman dropped 30 feet onto concrete, breaking her face and right arm, and had to go through five reconstructive surgeries. CRACKED.COM

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40 Behind-the-Scenes Accidents That Turned Into Disasters (or Eureka Moments)

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A drunken extra hucked a beer can at Malkovich's bean. BEING JOHN MALKOVICH CRACKED.COM Some extras got ripped and decided to do a drive-by while the scene was live. Malkovich's reaction (pissed off) is genuine.

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The pyrotechnics malfunctioned. THE WIZARD OF OZ CRACKED.COM You can see the red smoke appear before the Wicked Witch actually leaves. When they tried a re-take, everything went wrong and the actress got 2nd degree burns on her face.

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Honey Bunny messes up a line. PULP FICTION CRACKED.COM The line that kicks off the robbery is slightly different at the end of the film, a mistake that Tarantino let slide, because it subtley highlights how the scene is no longer from Pumpkin and Honey Bunny's POV.

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Jamie Lee Curtis lost her grip. TRUE LIES CRACKED.COM Her pratfall during her seductive dance was real; you can even see Arnold move to help her.

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Idris Elba gave Chris Pine a black eye. STAR TREK BEYOND CRACKED.COM Elba was exhausted while filming a fight scene, and accidentally landed a punch, hard.

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40 Behind-the-Scenes Accidents That Turned Into Disasters (or Eureka Moments)

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