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* In ''Film/TheIpcressFile'', Harry Palmer is speaking about an American agent but Creator/MichaelCaine's lip flaps clearly show that he actually said "CIA agent" on set and dubbed "American agent" over that shot in post.

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** Also, like in the ''Star Wars'' universe, many of the actors filming on location in Film/DrNo are looped by different performers back at the studio.


** Very noticeable in ''Film/ANewHope'' as dialogue tends to fluctuate in volume and intonation even in the same scene.

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** Very noticeable in ''Film/ANewHope'' as dialogue tends to fluctuate in volume and intonation even in the same scene. In this film, almost none of the Imperial actors even have the same voices as their onscreen performers.

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* Actors in the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse have to do a lot of looping for scenes when they're in their hero costumes because the material squeaks whenever they move.


* In ''Franchise/StarWars Episode III: Film/RevengeOfTheSith,'' Hayden Christensen and Ewan Mcgregor had to record grunts for when they were fighting. That's right. ''Grunts''.

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* In ''Franchise/StarWars Episode III: Film/RevengeOfTheSith,'' Hayden Christensen Creator/HaydenChristensen and Ewan Mcgregor Creator/EwanMcGregor had to record grunts for when they were fighting. That's right. ''Grunts''.



** Looping was a fact of life for ''every'' actor in the ''Star Wars'' universe. The most well-known case is Darth Vader, who was famously played by Creator/DavidProwse but voiced by James Earl Jones, as no one would be afraid of Prowse's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSm9DDxQv8E voice]]. Prowse wasn't informed of this until the movie came out.
** On the opposite side of Prowse's situation, Anthony Daniels was originally intended to only be C-3PO's suit performer, but his performance was so charming that he was allowed to also do the voice. Remarkably, decades later the same thing happened with Ahmed Best's portrayal of Jar Jar Binks.

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** Looping was a fact of life for ''every'' actor in the ''Star Wars'' universe. The most well-known case is Darth Vader, who was famously played by Creator/DavidProwse but voiced by James Earl Jones, Creator/JamesEarlJones, as no one would be afraid of Prowse's [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSm9DDxQv8E voice]]. Prowse wasn't informed of this until the movie came out.
** On the opposite side of Prowse's situation, Anthony Daniels Creator/AnthonyDaniels was originally intended to only be C-3PO's suit performer, but his performance was so charming that he was allowed to also do the voice. Remarkably, decades later the same thing happened with Ahmed Best's portrayal of Jar Jar Binks.



** Notably averted with Bilbo's speech at the party, as Ian Holm couldn't recreate the [[EnforcedMethodActing drunk tone]] while looping those lines sober. That gave the sound editors quite some work.

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** Notably averted with Bilbo's speech at the party, as Ian Holm Creator/IanHolm couldn't recreate the [[EnforcedMethodActing drunk tone]] while looping those lines sober. That gave the sound editors quite some work.



* Hugo Weaving as V in ''Film/VForVendetta'' had to dub all of his lines, both because of the mask and because the character was originally played by James Purefoy, who left a few weeks into filming. Due to the mask, they only had to redub rather than reshoot Purefoy's scenes.

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* Hugo Weaving Creator/HugoWeaving as V in ''Film/VForVendetta'' had to dub all of his lines, both because of the mask and because the character was originally played by James Purefoy, who left a few weeks into filming. Due to the mask, they only had to redub rather than reshoot Purefoy's scenes.



* The "chompers" scene in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' features Sigourney Weaver's character seeing the completely nonsensical hallway full of banging metal blocks and exclaiming, "''Screw that!''"--except that from the movement of her mouth it's entirely clear that she originally said "fuck". Presumably the line was looped to keep the film to a PG rating. There are also a couple of other lines in the film that don't disguise the dub as well.

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* The "chompers" scene in ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' features Sigourney Weaver's Creator/SigourneyWeaver's character seeing the completely nonsensical hallway full of banging metal blocks and exclaiming, "''Screw that!''"--except that from the movement of her mouth it's entirely clear that she originally said "fuck". Presumably the line was looped to keep the film to a PG rating. There are also a couple of other lines in the film that don't disguise the dub as well.



* This was standard practice in many Italian movies until about the '80s. Films with multilingual casts (such as many {{Spaghetti Western}}s) were often shot without any microphones on set, and with each actor saying his lines in his own language. Hence, these films do not have one original or "official" language track; every version is a dub.

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* This was standard practice in many Italian movies until about the '80s.TheEighties. Films with multilingual casts (such as many {{Spaghetti Western}}s) were often shot without any microphones on set, and with each actor saying his lines in his own language. Hence, these films do not have one original or "official" language track; every version is a dub.



* In ''Film/HotFuzz'', Simon Pegg redubbed most of his lines from the second half of the movie to make his voice sound more like an 80s action hero.

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* In ''Film/HotFuzz'', Simon Pegg Creator/SimonPegg redubbed most of his lines from the second half of the movie to make his voice sound more like an 80s action hero.



* ''Film/EvilDead2'' has Ash, after his hand has been possessed, screaming and running around, then saying ''very'' distinctly "Work shed." Those two words were looped in ADR, and it ''sounds like it''. In fact, Bruce Campbell relates on the commentary that years later, when he met Creator/KurtRussell for the first time, Russell walked up to him, shook hands, and without preamble demanded Campbell "say 'Work shed'."

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* ''Film/EvilDead2'' has Ash, after his hand has been possessed, screaming and running around, then saying ''very'' distinctly "Work shed." Those two words were looped in ADR, and it ''sounds like it''. In fact, Bruce Campbell Creator/BruceCampbell relates on the commentary that years later, when he met Creator/KurtRussell for the first time, Russell walked up to him, shook hands, and without preamble demanded Campbell "say 'Work shed'."



* Averted in the Assembly Cut of ''Film/{{Alien 3}}''. Some of the restored scenes were cut before the ADR was recorded, and since they didn't do any re-recording for the DVD, it can be difficult to hear the dialogue. Thankfully, subtitles are available.

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* Averted in the Assembly Cut of ''Film/{{Alien 3}}''.''Film/Alien3''. Some of the restored scenes were cut before the ADR was recorded, and since they didn't do any re-recording for the DVD, it can be difficult to hear the dialogue. Thankfully, subtitles are available.



* Happens all the time with Tommy Wiseau's lines in ''Film/TheRoom'', for no adequately explained reason. Even in the interviews on the DVD, looped sentences and fragments appear seemingly at random. It's incredibly obvious whenever it happens, because [[HongKongDub the words don't match up to the lip flaps at all]].
* In ''Film/{{Dracula 1979}}'', the dialogue just before Dracula sucks Lucy's blood had to be looped because the dramatic fog machines made too much noise.

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* Happens all the time with Tommy Wiseau's Creator/TommyWiseau's lines in ''Film/TheRoom'', for no adequately explained reason. Even in the interviews on the DVD, looped sentences and fragments appear seemingly at random. It's incredibly obvious whenever it happens, because [[HongKongDub the words don't match up to the lip flaps at all]].
* In ''Film/{{Dracula 1979}}'', ''Film/Dracula1979'', the dialogue just before Dracula sucks Lucy's blood had to be looped because the dramatic fog machines made too much noise.



* ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'': Tony Curtis's dialogue when he was dressed up as a female was dubbed by Creator/PaulFrees since Curtis had too deep of a voice to do a proper falsetto. He did attempt it during filming though, and one or two of his quick lines slipped through. Notably, Frees also had a small on-camera part as the owner of a speakeasy.

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* ''Film/SomeLikeItHot'': Tony Curtis's Creator/TonyCurtis' dialogue when he was dressed up as a female was dubbed by Creator/PaulFrees since Curtis had too deep of a voice to do a proper falsetto. He did attempt it during filming though, and one or two of his quick lines slipped through. Notably, Frees also had a small on-camera part as the owner of a speakeasy.



* Anthony Stewart Head had to loop many of his lines as Giles on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' in order to incorporate the character's mild stutter. This was such a hassle that Head declared he would never play a character with a speech impediment again.
* The ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode ''Comes the Inquisitor'' was originally broadcast with Sheridan referring to the historical murders in London's West End. Unfortunately for JMS, the historical UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper committed murders in London's '''East''' End. The error was pointed out in a usenet post and corrected for the subsequent broadcast, in spite of misgivings by the writer given that the original scene had the camera was right on Sheridan's face for the whole scene. Watch his mouth, and it's very obvious he says "West" when the audio says "East".

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* Anthony Stewart Head Creator/AnthonyStewartHead had to loop many of his lines as Giles on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' in order to incorporate the character's mild stutter. This was such a hassle that Head declared he would never play a character with a speech impediment again.
* The ''Series/BabylonFive'' episode ''Comes "[[{{Recap/BabylonFiveS02E21ComesTheInquisitor}} Comes the Inquisitor'' Inquisitor]]" was originally broadcast with Sheridan referring to the historical murders in London's West End. Unfortunately for JMS, the historical UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper committed murders in London's '''East''' End. The error was pointed out in a usenet post and corrected for the subsequent broadcast, in spite of misgivings by the writer given that the original scene had the camera was right on Sheridan's face for the whole scene. Watch his mouth, and it's very obvious he says "West" when the audio says "East".



* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' requires a lot of looping because almost all of the action is filmed outdoors in Hawaii. The ambient noise at times covers up the dialogue.

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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'' requires required a lot of looping because almost all of the action is was filmed outdoors in Hawaii. The ambient noise at times covers covered up the dialogue.



* The early ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "The Battle" featured the appearance of Picard's old ship, the ''Stargazer''. The show was shot to the original script before the model shots of the ship were filmed, which had intended to use the old movie ''Enterprise'' model to represent it, and Laforge names it as a ''Constitution''-class ship. However, the producers then changed their mind and made up a new model representing a previously unseen class. Levar Burton then redubbed his line using a similar-sounding but different class name, ''Constellation''.

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* The early ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "The Battle" "[[{{Recap/StarTrekTheNextGenerationS1E8TheBattle}} The Battle]]" featured the appearance of Picard's old ship, the ''Stargazer''. The show was shot to the original script before the model shots of the ship were filmed, which had intended to use the old movie ''Enterprise'' model to represent it, and Laforge names it as a ''Constitution''-class ship. However, the producers then changed their mind and made up a new model representing a previously unseen class. Levar Burton then redubbed his line using a similar-sounding but different class name, ''Constellation''.



* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode 'Midnight' had a lot of ADR, because it was essentially filmed as if it were a play. So much so that the corresponding ''Series/DoctorWhoConfidential'' episode was pretty much entirely about the ADR process.

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* The ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode 'Midnight' "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E10Midnight Midnight]]" had a lot of ADR, because it was essentially filmed as if it were a play. So much so that the corresponding ''Series/DoctorWhoConfidential'' episode was pretty much entirely about the ADR process.



* Averted in the classic ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "Eye of the Beholder". Two different actresses played the main character, one with the bandages on and one with them off. The latter actress was told that they'd dub in the former's voice after filming... but she was on set during the filming of the bandaged scenes, and as a result she managed to mimic the other actress's voice well enough that they didn't need to.

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* Averted in the classic ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "Eye of the Beholder"."[[Recap/TheTwilightZoneS2E42TheEyeOfTheBeholder The Eye Of The Beholder]]". Two different actresses played the main character, one with the bandages on and one with them off. The latter actress was told that they'd dub in the former's voice after filming... but she was on set during the filming of the bandaged scenes, and as a result she managed to mimic the other actress's voice well enough that they didn't need to.



* When ''Series/TheAvengers'' switched from videotape to film in season 4, and Emma Peel became Gascoyne Beresford Steed's new partner in crime, the show's shooting became more flexible: For on-location scenes outdoors, they would be shot mute, with the dialogue being rerecorded by the original actors in post-production (as was the norm for British television at the time).

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* When ''Series/TheAvengers'' switched from videotape to film in season 4, and Emma Peel became Gascoyne Beresford John Steed's new partner in crime, the show's shooting became more flexible: For on-location scenes outdoors, they would be shot mute, with the dialogue being rerecorded by the original actors in post-production (as was the norm for British television at the time).

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* In ''Film/RyansBabe'', all of the dialogue is like this. It's executed so poorly, at one point, one guy says his line, followed by the line from another guy ''responding to him''.
-->'''Bill:''' I'll have another one, Jim! ''No more today, Bill! Please escort this gentleman to the door!''

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* One episode of Creator/TomScott's ''Things You Might Not Have Known'' series, "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKcqyREyejo Nearly Everything You Hear in the Movies is Fake]]," discusses this trope (as well as TheCoconutEffect). Scott also throws in some PaintingTheMedium to illustrate the difference: Everything before 0:47 (save for the end) in the video was recorded on location, while everything after was dubbed over later.


** Looping was a fact of life for ''every'' actor in the ''Star Wars'' universe. The most well-known case is Darth Vader, who was famously played by David Prowse but voiced by James Earl Jones, as no one would be afraid of Prowse's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSm9DDxQv8E voice]]. Prowse wasn't informed of this until the movie came out.

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** Looping was a fact of life for ''every'' actor in the ''Star Wars'' universe. The most well-known case is Darth Vader, who was famously played by David Prowse Creator/DavidProwse but voiced by James Earl Jones, as no one would be afraid of Prowse's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSm9DDxQv8E voice]]. Prowse wasn't informed of this until the movie came out.


* ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', the fourth Film/JamesBond film, shows Q introducing Bond to his new tricked-out briefcase, accompanied by the line "Now pay attention, 007". This line would later become one of many famous motifs in the series, but Desmond Llewelyn does not move his mouth.

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* ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'', the fourth Film/JamesBond film, shows Q introducing Bond to his new tricked-out briefcase, accompanied by the line "Now pay attention, 007". This line would later become one of many famous motifs in the series, but Desmond Llewelyn Creator/DesmondLlewelyn does not move his mouth.


* In the episode of ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'' that aired only three days after RonaldReagan was shot by John Hinckley Jr., two occasions where the students addressed the protagonist as "Mr. Hinkley" were hurriedly and very obviously dubbed over with a drawn-out "Mr. H", and in at least one case manifestly ''not'' by the actor speaking on screen. Two other instances took place at an airport and were [[PlotBasedVoiceCancellation masked with the noise of an airplane taking off]], but one use of "Mr. Hinkley" late in the episode made it through anyway. (After that, the character's name was carefully avoided in the scripts until he [[UnfortunateNames suddenly became "Mr. Hanley."]])

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* In the episode of ''Series/TheGreatestAmericanHero'' that aired only three days after RonaldReagan UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan was shot by John Hinckley Jr., two occasions where the students addressed the protagonist as "Mr. Hinkley" were hurriedly and very obviously dubbed over with a drawn-out "Mr. H", and in at least one case manifestly ''not'' by the actor speaking on screen. Two other instances took place at an airport and were [[PlotBasedVoiceCancellation masked with the noise of an airplane taking off]], but one use of "Mr. Hinkley" late in the episode made it through anyway. (After that, the character's name was carefully avoided in the scripts until he [[UnfortunateNames suddenly became "Mr. Hanley."]])


** Eegah himself was portrayed by Richard Kiel but voiced by Arch Hall Sr., who was also one of the leads.

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** Eegah himself was portrayed by Richard Kiel Creator/RichardKiel but voiced by Arch Hall Sr., who was also one of the leads.


* ''Series/MadAboutYou'' uses it InUniverse when Paul makes a documentary about his family. A sound problem makes him want to loop a sentence his mother said, but she refuses to participate. Fortunately, Paul's wife Jamie can do an excellent impression of Paul's mother so she does the looping instead.

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* ''Series/MadAboutYou'' uses it InUniverse when Paul makes a documentary about his family. A sound problem makes him want to loop a sentence his mother said, but she's [[DoIReallySoundLikeThat so taken aback by her normal voice]] that she refuses to participate.[[ColdHam overcompensates in her inflections when she re-reads her words]]. Fortunately, Paul's wife Jamie can do an excellent impression of Paul's mother so she does the looping instead.

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** In a Season 4 episode, Dr. Cox imitates making a call with a phone from the early 20th century. At one point during the imitation, he spouts a few repetitive lines of gibberish, which don't match the movement of his lips at all.
*** In an [[InvertedTrope odd inversion]] of this trope, in the same season, it is apparent during the breakfast table conversation between J.D., Turk, Carla and [[GirlOfTheWeek Neena]] that for some reason, none of their lines were re-recorded in the studio. There's background hiss and it really sounds like none of the lines were recorded close to a microphone.


* Very rarely a line is dubbed over quickly days or hours before broadcast of a series to remove a line in the wake of a tragic event where a punchline which was fine days before would now go over like a lead balloon, as in when Lauren Graham redid a ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' one-liner punchline about Bali to instead be Maui days after the Bali nightclub bombings. However the ClosedCaptioning track had already been laid down (which is much, much more complicated to fix, requiring almost a complete re-do of an entire scene), so viewers with it on still saw the Bali reference.

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* Very rarely a line is dubbed over quickly days or hours before broadcast of a series to remove a line in the wake of a tragic event where a punchline which was fine days before would now go over like a lead balloon, as in when Lauren Graham redid a ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' one-liner punchline about Bali to instead be Maui days after the Bali nightclub bombings. However the ClosedCaptioning UsefulNotes/ClosedCaptioning track had already been laid down (which is much, much more complicated to fix, requiring almost a complete re-do of an entire scene), so viewers with it on still saw the Bali reference.

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* For no known reason, all of the dialogue in ''Dancin': It's On!'' was ADR'd by the original actors.
* ''Film/SavingChristmas'' has a scene where several characters "talk" while holding coffee mugs over their faces to "hide" the fact that the actors' lips weren't actually moving at the time. It's not very convincing.

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