Best movie character mistakes of 1988

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Halloween 4 picture

Character mistake: As we know throughout this movie series, Michael's middle name is Audrey. However when the doctor is typing Michael's release form, he types his middle initial as "M".

amycamille1975
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Big picture

Character mistake: When Tom Hanks starts to play on the floor piano he throws the bag he is carrying aside and when he goes to leave he doesn't pick it up. He leaves it on the floor.

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Without a Clue picture

Character mistake: Watson says that there are fifteen windows on the front of 221B Baker Street, but if you look, there are only twelve.

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Die Hard picture

Character mistake: An unloaded automatic pistol is much lighter and balanced differently than a loaded one. When McClane hands "Bill Clay" (Gruber) the empty pistol, a terrorist of Gruber's credentials should pick up on the odd balance (I notice that difference, and I very rarely even pick up a gun).

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Suggested correction: This presumes that a person can notice the difference between a fully-loaded pistol versus a pistol that is empty, which makes sense. However, it would be much more difficult for a person to tell that a gun is completely empty versus one that only has one or two bullets loaded. Since Gruber has no way of knowing his ruse didn't work, he doesn't believe McClane would have given him a completely empty gun. He obviously believes there is at the very least one bullet in the gun. He's not planning on getting into a shootout with McClane, he is just planning to threaten him and he certainly doesn't need a fully loaded gun to do that.

BaconIsMyBFF

Suggested correction: It's easy to tell the different between the weight of a loaded vs. unloaded pistol, but given Hans had never held the pistol before, he had no way to compare the weight. Unless he regularly handled that particular model of pistol (unlikely, given his pistol is a completely different make and model) he would have no point of reference.

Jason Hoffman
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I'm Gonna Git You Sucka picture

Character mistake: When the little boy is reading his report about Abraham Lincoln, he states that Lincoln was born in a log cabin in Illinois. Lincoln was actually born in a log cabin in Kentucky.

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Tequila Sunrise picture

Character mistake: Mac's cousin says that even if Nick wasn't a cop, he'd have to hate Mac's guts. He says that Mac wears a Rolex and Nick wears a Timex - not true. Nick is wearing a Rolex, also.

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Character mistake: When Nico comes out of the parking lot and gets caught by the police, right before he gets in the van and is patted down by the police officer, the police officer says, "she's clean", not "he's clean."

Bennett Gubitosi
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Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy Campers picture

Character mistake: Phoebe gets hit in the head with a tree branch but she puts her hand on the opposite side she was hit on.

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