Best movie character mistakes of 1991

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New Jack City picture

Character mistake: After Pookie is killed (with his eyes open) and the bomb is strapped to him, he blinks his eyes.

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Character mistake: When Garrison is leaving the house to question Clay Shaw on Easter Sunday, his wife is complaining about his working on the Sunday, and at one point calls Garrison 'Clay'.

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The Doors picture

Character mistake: In the scene before the New Haven concert, when Jim is talking with the reporter/ love interest about his school history, she comments that Jim attended the University of Florida. In actuality, Jim attended Florida State University.

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Character mistake: Sarah Connor breaks her doctor's arm while informing him that "there are 215 bones in the human body. That's one." But there are 206 bones in the human body.

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The Silence of the Lambs picture

Character mistake: A SWAT officer gets the go-ahead to use his Browning HP to shoot an unconscious Lecter (actually Pembry) in the leg to immobilize him. he fires the pistol extremely close in proximity to his face, something a real officer would not do, as the motion of the slide would harm or burn his face and he could very nearly go deaf.

Joey221995
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What about Bob? picture

Character mistake: When Bob is getting married, the minister says, "with the power invested in me." The proper phrase is "with the power vested in me."

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Return to the Blue Lagoon picture

Character mistake: When the Tradewind arrives at the island, captain Hilliot says, "They might not be civilized," to which Richard replies, "Civilized: c-i-v-i-l-i-Z-I-D."

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Character mistake: When Shep and Charlie need to stop the aliens from tracing the power signal, he impatiently rips the driver's door off Charlie's Festiva because he was taking too long to unlock it. However, Shep gets into the car from the passenger side before Charlie has even retrieved his keys from the detached door. Why would Charlie leave the passenger door unlocked but make a point of locking the driver's door? (00:48:20)

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Character mistake: Flat Top should have numerous roughing the passer calls against him in the final game. Many times he ran into Blake long after he threw the ball, but the ref never called a roughing the passer call.

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Dolly Dearest picture

Character mistake: In the very first scene, in the first shot you see a sign in Spanish that says "NO PASE por orden del departamento de arquiologia". The correct Spanish word is arqueologia.

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Character mistake: After Santa gives the children new clothes, Ray says that he and the mother can now raise the 9 children. The mother points out that they only have 2, but he points to the group of orphans to include them. However that makes only 7 children.

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Character mistake: When Hook has Pan under control, the kids start to say "I believe in you" in turns. The second one, a red haired boy, can't help staring at the camera.

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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country picture

Character mistake: At the trial, the witness said that "With the first shot, we lost our gravitational field. I found myself weightless, and unable to function." However, the first shot caused the ship to start listing to port. It was the second shot that caused the gravitational failure.

Movie Nut
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Suggested correction: People misremember events all the time, especially if the events are unexpected and chaotic. At best a character mistake.

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