Best war movie revealing mistakes of all time
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Revealing mistake: When Sara and Ms. Minchin are fighting in the attic, it is night time, but there is light coming through the cracks of the attic.
Revealing mistake: Except for the one that crashes, every single helicopter in this film is 100% factory fresh, brand new - no mud spatters, no scratched paint, not a dent or a blemish anywhere. They look like they just rolled off the production line. Strange that, on the front line in a war zone and all.
Revealing mistake: At the beginning of the film when Nester and Opelka and at least two other Americans are attempting to run towards the chopper, you hear a series of Vietnamese mortars which hit two of the Americans, followed by screams. If you look real closely at the last mortar to hit the second American, it is a scare-crow type figure dressed in military fatigues that takes the mortar hit.
Revealing mistake: In the last shot of Elwood machine gunning his Mercedes, he's run out of ammo - there's no belt left.
Revealing mistake: During the fight after Witty has been killed, Peiter throws a grenade that lands in a bush on the right of the path up which the enemy are advancing. However, the resulting explosion comes from the centre of the path and not as far away as the grenade flew.
Revealing mistake: A man gets killed and is lying dead on the porch of a commoner. When the man who lives in the house picks up the dead man, the dead man moves his foot, and it's very obvious that he is alive. (02:22:10)
Revealing mistake: When Corporal Bin's group of men eventually arrive at Dunkirk, they speak to a soldier adding sandbags to a Vicker's gun position. Here (and later on in the film when it is shown firing) it has a blank-firing adaptor prominently fitted to the front. Additionally the belt of ammunition shown going through it is filled with blanks - no bullets project outside the other side to that of the actual cartridge cases.Andrew Upton
Revealing mistake: When Von Richthofen is shot down and crash-lands in the combat zone, German and British soldiers arrive and fight for possession of the Red Baron's plane. It is strange, though, that the German soldiers fire British Lee Enfield rifles instead of the German Mauser Gewehr 98.
Revealing mistake: During the transport of the POWs by train (which starts about 26 mins into the film) the number on the side of the engine is visible as 719. About 3 mins (filmwise) into the journey it appears in mirror image. It appears they filmed the train moving from right to left, but throughout the film the train moves from left to right, so the film must have been reversed. It happens twice, the second time 14 min 24 sec after the first. (00:29:34)
Revealing mistake: In the scene where the boy is shot in the leg and the carried away by an unionist soldier you can see more union soldiers storm past them. The bayonets of the soldiers are obviously made of rubber as they are dangling while the rifles are moved up and down by the running soldiers.BangOlafson