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Blood Diamond

Factual error: In the scene in Kono, one of the child soldiers is seen with a Game Boy Advance SP, which was released in 2003, but the movie takes place in the 90's.

Factual error: Throughout the entire movie, the vehicles are driven on the left side of the road. Sierra Leone drives on the right. This is likely because the filming locations of South Africa and Mozambique drive on the left.

Revealing mistake: When Solomon finishes negotiating with the diamond dealer and steps out of the car, it drives away. Presumably the shot was to appear that it pulls away and drives off into traffic, but the car doesn't clear the camera before it stops. The car just pulls ahead about 30 feet and stops again.

Continuity mistake: When Danny first spots Maddy in the bar, his cigarette is broken. Then he sits down, and there is nothing wrong with it.

Continuity mistake: Danny has two small wounds on his forehead on the right side which disappear through the film.

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, the bad guy with a red beret tells the kid about the consequences of voting. He extends his left hand with a paper in it. In the next angle he is holding a machete. Then in the next one, he is back with the paper.

Continuity mistake: Danny takes a sip from his beer but the camera changes and he is suddenly holding his beer.

Continuity mistake: The big diamond that Solomon found at the river changes shape and size at the end of the film.

Continuity mistake: After Solomon takes the kid to the bus, he gets in but he suddenly appears in the car with Danny Maddy and the other guy.

Factual error: When Solomon is in London towards the end of the movie, one shot shows a new 2006 model Volkswagen Passat in the background, even though the movie takes place in the late 90's.

Factual error: The plane at the beginning of the film, a Gippsland GA8 Airvan, only existed as a prototype during the late 1990s when the film is supposed to take place. They were not produced until late 2000.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie they show the article written by Maddy and a photo of Archer that she took, in the photo he is facing to the side but when she took the photo he was facing her full-on.

Factual error: When Solomon goes fishing in the morning, the sun is shown to have risen over the sea. In reality, the sun would rise over land, as Sierra Leone is on the West Coast, revealing the shot of the sunrise was taken elsewhere.

Continuity mistake: When Danny and Maddy are at the bar, Danny says, "Get over yourself, darling," and then proceeds to light a cigarette, which he holds between his index and middle fingers. When the shot changes, he is holding it between his thumb and the rest of his fingers.

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