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Gavin Jackson

18th Jul 2017

Another 48 Hrs. (1990)

New this month Factual error: No handgun shots can throw a police officer through the air halfway over a diner. That's just pure Hollywood fantasy (Mythbusters even proved this using all kinds of guns).

18th Jul 2017

Payback (1999)

New this month Other mistake: When Porter cuts the fuel line on the car and is about to light it, Carter's henchmen see him and act surprised. Despite having ample time to get out (as any rational person might do), they just sit in the car and wait for it to explode.

Question: In the movie, Buford shoots two flying bottles whilst holding the gun at his hip. Is that even possible?

New this month Answer: Technically, yes, but no matter how adept the shooter, such a trick would always rely more on luck than skill. Shooting from the hip makes it impossible to aim any better than "in the general direction of the target."

23rd Jun 2017

Xanadu (1980)

Question: Was the waitress at the end meant to be Kira, or just someone who looked like her?

New this month Answer: It's implied that it could be her, but there's no definitive answer as to whether or not it is. It's deliberately left to the audience's interpretation.

raywest

12th Jun 2017

Runaway Train (1985)

Trivia: In the film Eric Robert says jokingly to Sara "Why are we here? I'll tell you why...We're on our way to Las Vegas to see our good friend Wayne Newton." In Best of the Best 2 (1993) Eric Roberts arrives at Las Vegas at the end to stop a fight, which is being hosted by Wayne newton.

Question: I am really confused by one scene. When Buford realises that Bandit is leaving the same service station he is at, he attempts to drive after him, but the front of his car is cranked up, When it cuts back to that scene, Junior (for no apparent reason) is lying on the hood and a crowd is watching them. Was there some missing scene which explains why Junior is in that odd position? Also why is Buford's car cranked up to begin with?

12th May 2017

Under Siege 2 (1995)

Stupidity: Dane is a brilliant man who has invested countless millions (hence his billion asking price) and much planning into the operation. Yet he only makes one copy of the disk? Suppose that disk had been lost or broken? His whole operation would have been a total waste.

16th Feb 2017

Dragonheart (1996)

Other mistake: At the beginning when the king (Einon's father) grabs a torch and sets fire to the villagers' home, he only touches the corners of the roof. Yet seconds later, a fire suddenly begins inside the house...for no reason.

Question: When Bond is getting ready to go down the ski jump, he starts getting chewed out by the guy at the top. What is the guy saying to him? I've always assumed that he is demanding to know why Bond has only one ski pole...but that's just a vague guess.

Answer: He's complaining that Bond didn't wait his turn for the ski run. He cut in front of everyone.

12th Oct 2016

Superman III (1983)

Stupidity: When Superman gets to the bridge after the truck falls off, he asks the firemen if there's anything he can do. They responds that there's really nothing as he got there too late. How about asking him if he could get the truck out of the water. That would have been a help.

8th Sep 2016

Star Wars (1977)

Question: When R2D2 is stunned by the Jawas and falls over, did Kenny baker do the stunt? Me and my brother have argued about this for years.

Answer: Most likely, not. The 'costume' Kenny Baker wore had what look like hoses running from the center body to the feet of R2 (to conceal his legs). Looking at the scene in question, those hoses cannot be seen. On that note, it looks like a third leg (and not the center one shown elsewhere) is visible behind R2 and probably used to push him over.

26th Jul 2016

Lethal Weapon 2 (1989)

Stupidity: When the guy is escaping on the helicopter at the beginning, the cops are all in position pointing their guns. Despite the baddie shooting at them, not one cop bothers to fire back (despite being fully within their right to). They just stand there and let him escape.

Stupidity: When Charlie is being pursued by Rose on the rooftop, at one point they both fall down near each other and Rose drops her axe. Charlie could have easily picked up the axe and defused the whole situation...but instead he gets up and just keeps running.

Question: When Steve Rogers and Black Widow are secretly chatting to each other after the conference bombing, what brand of cellphones are they using?

Answer: Vivo V3.

30th May 2016

The Pelican Brief (1993)

Plot hole: Darby and Gray are surprised to learn at the end that the guy who tried to kill her in New Orleans was Khamel. Given that Khamel was (a) a wanted terrorist, (b) the prime suspect in the judges' assassinations, (c) shot in a public area in front of many witnesses and (d) holding a recently used handgun when he died, this would have been breaking front page news along with his name on newspapers and news shows. Ridiculous to think they had to find out from Voyles who he was.

8th Apr 2016

Licence to Kill (1989)

Question: Why did Pam Bouvier crash the boat into the dock?

Answer: It was to cause a diversion so Bond could transfer the money back onto the Wavecrest while everyone else was running about sorting out the mess from the crash.

Question: Why did Erik despise humans so much, even though it was a mutant who killed his mother?

Answer: Because it was a human who started the Holocaust and got Eric and his family put into a concentration camp in the first place. Seeing how one human reacted to just another race he saw what humans in power would do to another race or species the feared.

28th Feb 2016

Bad Influence (1990)

Question: After Alex has stolen his furniture and killed Claire, he says to Michael "OK, now we are even." So why did he continue to stalk him and plant evidence? What was his motivation there?

27th Feb 2016

Concussion (2015)

Question: Why did Bennett smash the wall of his old house?

26th Jan 2016

Rapid Fire (1992)

Visible crew/equipment: When agent Stuart brings Jake before Serrano, we see Serrano sitting at a table. In every shot of him sitting, you can see the shadow of the camera on the wall at the right.