Best comedy movie factual errors of 1987

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Factual error: It is not possible to be "allergic to all known anaesthetics". Amongst the amide local anesthetics lidocaine, prilocaine, bupivicaine, mepivacaine and dibucaine are naturally occurring substances and if administered without a preservative they cannot trigger an allergic reaction. If Bales is allergic to them, he'd be allergic to the metabolic processes of his own body. They are all powerful local anaesthetics and could easily be used for a radical rhinoplasty such as that required by Bales.

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Factual error: When they are driving back home from the holiday cottage you can clearly see an M25 sign in the background. The M25 didn't exist in the 60s.

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Factual error: When the Joan Cusack character bolts into the control room with the "Mercenary" cassette, you can here the director counting down to roll the tape. A 3/4" tape being inserted and threaded up in the machine normally takes about 8 to 10 seconds, yet the tape plays when the operator hits the play button.

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Factual error: The movie is set in Saigon, 1965. Adrian Cronauer plays "What a Wonderful World" by Louis B. Armstrong on his radio show, but the song wasn't recorded until August 16, 1967.

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Factual error: Hot Air Balloon's have no lateral control. They fly in the direction the wind is blowing, so it's rather impossible for two hot air balloon's very close to each other to be flying in different directions, let alone fly exactly to the desired locations.

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Factual error: Ronnie Cox is shot in the heart at point blank range by Brigitte Neilsen, and it looks to me like she's using a large caliber handgun. Keeping track of the action of the film tells us that Cox is sitting up in bed chatting to his friends just three days later. What nonsense. Even if he did survive (unlikely) he'd still be in Post-Op Intensive Care at that stage. He wouldn't be conscious, let alone allowed visitors.

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Factual error: At the beginning of the movie, Steve Martin is trying to catch a cab to LaGuardia at about 5:30PM. In the movie, it's still daylight, whereas in reality, NYC is pitch black by that time of day - the sun sets at about 4:30PM in late November.

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Factual error: This story takes place in Oregon, but the Coast Guard cutter says "Point Evans" on the stern. This boat would be dispatched from Los Angeles, California.

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Factual error: Shelley Long and Bette Midler track down Michael in Tres Cruces, New Mexico. Yet near the end, when they are catching a ride back to town, a town sign reads "Welcome to Tres Crucas". It's unlikely the town would have misspelled its own name.

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Factual error: There is a scene where the 'ex-bellboy' goes looking for the nerds in the hotel suite. He is wearing a 'White Castle' apron, indicating that he now works at a White Castle Burger Restaurant. There are no White Castle Restaurants in Florida.

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Factual error: Sam neglects to cock his gun before he shoots Old Cheif Woodenhead.

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Factual error: When Ash finds the bridge destroyed, in a side view we see the bridge missing, and both cliff edges either side of the screen. However the right cliff side is up MUCH higher than the cliff Ash is on.

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Factual error: Sam asks his mom if he can sleep in her bed. He sits down and she says, you smell like garlic. He's wearing whole cloves around his neck which don't smell at all until they are cut, crushed, or minced.

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amycamille1975
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Factual error: The Police Academy is in an unnamed American city. However, during the opening credits, Mahoney and Jones can be seen driving past a Hudson's Bay store, and the Sam The Record Man, in Toronto Canada.

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Factual error: This movie centers around characters attending a Tucson, AZ High School, yet Patrick Dempsey has his own neighborhood lawn service. Anyone who has lived in/near Tucson knows that large lawns (especially containing big, thick trees like that of love interest Amanda Peterson) don't exist in Tucson and it's laughable that he would own a riding mower or have a feasible business with it.

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The Monster Squad picture

Factual error: The way Horace was holding the shotgun was incorrect and dangerous; the kickback of the blast would have knocked him, like any other 12 year old child, off balance and caused him to miss his target.

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