Best action movie mistakes of 1968
Continuity mistake: When the team are about to jump from the cable car into the river, the view from ground level shows a bare road with no snow on it on the right and a line of trees on the left with German trucks parked next to them, but the view from the cable car shows a snow-covered road and no trucks beside the trees.
Factual error: "Ice Station Zebra" is one of dozens of films which make the mistake of showing people carrying rifles such as M-16s with the magazines inserted. In the scene where Marine Captain Jim Brown arrives at the submarine via helicopter, he comes aboard passing his M-16 through a hatch with the magazine inserted, barrel first - a double safety violation. I first saw the movie in a Marine Corps base theater, and all of us yelled at the screen when we saw that.
Revealing mistake: When Matt and Freya are attacking the compound, at one point he goes outside and throws a "hanky panky" grenade at what looks like a garage door. He throws himself over a hedge and a moment later the grenade explodes. When he is getting up, the "ground" is obviously a cushion covered with fake grass.
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