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Matdan97

8th Mar 2017

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

New this month Factual error: Throughout the first battle at "Hacksaw Ridge" some of the men are seen pulling the pins of grenades with their teeth. In actuality, the pins on the grenades (both modern and old ones) take at least 7 pounds of force to release the pin. If someone did that, they'd either cause severe damage to their teeth or maybe lose a couple.

Matdan97

8th Mar 2017

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

New this month Factual error: Some of the men (including Desmond) are seen using modern, reproduction canteens. They have metal wire chains while World War II ones use stamped ones and a silicon or rubber disk in the cap instead of a cork.

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16th Feb 2017

Lone Survivor (2013)

Factual error: Throughout the film, the SEALs are seen wearing Mechanix gloves, but the type seen are the current type. What distinguishes them from older models is the velcro wrist strap. The older models had an elastic, velcro strap, while the newer ones have a reinforced, rubberized velcro strap. The newer type as seen in the film is inaccurate for the time period.

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Factual error: The Marines in Afghanistan in 2003 are seen wearing MTVs (Modular Tactical Vest), when in reality they should be wearing IBAs (Interceptor Body Armor). The MTV was adopted by the Marines in 2006 to replace the IBA. Lance Corporal Coughlin (Evan Jonigkeit) is seen wearing an IBA but none of the other Marines are.

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13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When the G.R.S. team is on their day off (9/11 anniversary), Tanto is seen video chatting with his wife. In the frontal shot of him, he's using a Samsung smartphone, but in the next shot, it changes to a Blackberry. This is done multiple times throughout the scene.

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Factual error: When Upham and Mellish are conversing before the fight at Ramelle, Mellish is seen placing Mk. 2 Pineapple grenades into Upham's helmet. The "spoon" on the grenades does not look to be the correct type. The ones in the film appear to be modern, folded, sheet metal painted dark green; World War II era ones are a simple piece of stamped, sheet steel. The modern ones are angular while World War II ones have a slight curve.

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23rd Jan 2017

Generation Kill (2008)

Show generally

Factual error: Throughout the mini-series, the First Recon Marines use AN/PAQ-4 laser sights, when in reality they used the AN/PEQ-2 laser. Another error is that they are using (according to them) AAA batteries for the sights, while both sights actually run on AA batteries.

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Factual error: When Kim Baker arrives in Afghanistan, most of the Marines are seen wearing Desert marpat (Marine Pattern), when in reality, that camouflage was not widely adopted until 2004 to 2005. In 2003, it was in the testing phases, Three Color Desert or DCU (sometimes called "Coffee-stained") would've been the primary camouflage pattern for both Marines and Army soldiers.

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23rd Jan 2017

Stranger Things (2016)

Chapter Two: The Weirdo on Maple Street - S1-E2

Factual error: When Chief Hopper and his fellow patrolman are standing over the lake, Hopper has a radio on his belt. The radio is a modern Motorola walkie talkie and at least a decade newer than it should be.

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Edward Mordrake: Part 1 - S4-E3

Factual error: During the Bette and Dot surgery dream, we see the bone saw machine brought in and it says "Easymatic 300." In actuality, the machine is the power source for an X-Ray machine and wasn't produced until the early 1980s, while the season takes place in the early 1950s.

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1st Dec 2016

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Factual error: Once the men first climb up to "Hacksaw Ridge," the camera pans over numerous corpses. One of them has an M1 Helmet lying on its top to where the liner is seen. The liner has the web suspension straps cross each other instead of being tied in the center. This means the liner is a Vietnam era type, and not World War II.

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10th Aug 2016

Flatliners (1990)

Visible crew/equipment: When the rest of the cast try to revive Nelson at the end of the film, they try defibrillating him and check his vitals afterwards. There's one shot when the camera zooms into the screen of the heart rate monitor. In the screen reflection, a camera and camera operator are visible.

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