Best romance movie mistakes of 1997

Titanic picture

Factual error: The lake that Jack told Rose he went ice fishing on when she was threatening to jump is Lake Wissota, a man-made lake in Wisconsin near Chippewa Falls (where Jack grew up). The lake was only filled with water in 1918 when a power company built a dam on the Chippewa River, six years after the Titanic sank.

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Addicted to Love picture

Continuity mistake: When Sam and Anton are finished fighting (Anton is in an upper-body cast), the arm support on his right keeps changing. First it's a short piece coming from the elbow, then it is a long piece coming from the side, and then back again.

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Chasing Amy picture

Visible crew/equipment: The cameraman is visible in the reflection of window while Holden is walking back to his car in the rain.

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The Saint picture

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie, when the little girl is falling, they film her falling all the way down backwards. When they flash to the young Simon's face and the priest and back to the girl she lands face down.

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My Best Friend's Wedding picture

Continuity mistake: When Jules is leaning against Michael's hotel door she is smoking a cigarette. When he opens the door she falls back and ash from the cigarette falls on her hair. Two shots later it is gone and her hair is rearranged while she is still on the floor. Then the ash reappears a few shots later.

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Lolita picture

Continuity mistake: When Lolita begins to undress in front of Humbert, she is wearing her school uniform. Her shirt first appears tucked in, then out and then in again.

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Scream 2 picture

Visible crew/equipment: If you look really close in the background as the killer throws Cici off the balcony, you can see someone sitting in a tree, wearing black, with a camera.

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Gattaca picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Ethan Hawke is picking out a suit and shoes, you see a distinct hand on the left side of the closet holding up what must be a false wall.

00:33:25

George of the Jungle picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Lyle and Ursula slide through the river then over the falls, when they go over the waterfall they are both dry.

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Life is Beautiful picture

Visible crew/equipment: The camera searches for Dora whilst Guido plays music through the open window. In her room, you can easily see a cable (from a microphone or a spotlight?) on the left side of the screen.

01:42:00

The Fifth Element picture
The Fifth Element mistake picture

Revealing mistake: Right after they "create" Leeloo and she is lying in the plastic cage with the little straps on her, the guy approaches her and says, "if you want out, you are going to have to work on your communication skills." She gives him a dirty look, and then you can see a huge hole, pre-cut in the glass, that she busts her hand through.

00:29:47

As Good As It Gets picture

Visible crew/equipment: Early in the movie, Melvin walks for the first time to the restaurant in which Carol works. As Melvin turns the corner on the sidewalk and walks towards the camera, he is surrounded by extras playing people he must dodge. If you look in the center and right background, you will see New York spectators standing in the middle of the street, watching the movie being made.

00:10:20

Picture Perfect picture

Continuity mistake: After Nick becomes a hero, he wears a cast on his right arm. However, when he and Kate go to dinner with Kate's boss, Nick's cast mysteriously disappears for one shot. They are sitting at the table at the beginning of the dinner and Nick picks up a glass with his right hand, with no cast. The next time you see Nick, he has a cast on his right arm again.

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Booty Call picture

Other mistake: When Tommy Davidson and Jamie Foxx are both running and they run into, then flip over a car door that opens, if you look closely, you can clearly see the hair piece worn by Jamie Foxx flies right off his head.

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Speed 2: Cruise Control picture

Factual error: In one scene they attempt to divert the ship by manually activating the ship's bowthruster. A thruster is a propeller in a transverse direction. This allows the ship to turn more efficiently when docking. However the thruster loses any efficiency above approximately 5 knots. In the film they use it at 17 knots. Secondly, a thruster is powered by an electric motor of at least 500 kW, yet they manage to turn it by hand. That handle does not exist in real life, and no one would be able to turn it anyway.

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Grosse Pointe Blank picture

Continuity mistake: At the high school reunion dance, Tracy hands Martin her baby son. When she starts to hand him over, the baby is facing her, but in the next shot, when Martin reaches out to take it off her, the baby has turned round and is now magically facing HIM.

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Rocketman picture

Continuity mistake: When Fred Randall keeps expelling gas, the glass on his helment keeps reappearing and disappearing.

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That Old Feeling picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Lily and Dan are doing it in the car, you can see someone sitting in the front seat in the car rocking it.

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Leave It to Beaver picture

Continuity mistake: when the kids are telling Beaver that he has to climb into the teacup, the kid with the heabands hair keeps changing. In one shot, it's hanging over the headband, and in the next the headband is in front over the hair, and it keeps going back and forth.

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Conspiracy Theory picture

Continuity mistake: When Jerry is on the bus with Alice, one second he's wearing his hat, he takes it off, then the next second it's back on, then it disappears for the rest of the scene.

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Mrs. Brown picture

Continuity mistake: When Billy Connolly and his on screen brother have just been for a swim, they are drying themselves off on shore. Just to the left of his brother you can clearly see someone windsurfing in the background - not bad for the late 19th century.

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Excess Baggage picture

Revealing mistake: There is one scene where Alicia Silverstone is being taken away, and in the window, in the background, you can see a metro train with the letters on the side stating BC Transit and a picture of the British Columbia flag. Yet, the whole movie supposedly takes place in Washington state.

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Trial and Error picture

Continuity mistake: There is one scene where Re-Eddie and Tuttle are driving in the desert but the clouds aren't moving and are easily fake.

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An American Werewolf in Paris picture

Continuity mistake: Much of this movie was shot in Luxembourg, not in Paris. This is obvious on several occasions - the road signs are clearly not like the French standard. You even see a sign to »Trier (Trèves)«. In Paris, there would be no signs to this German town...and even if there was, these would say »Trèves«. The buses also have French registration plates but are from Luxembourg companies.

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Father's Day picture

Continuity mistake: In an early scene Jack and Collette sit in a bar. While he is drinking a martini she tells him that he is the father of her son. He is so shocked by the news that he practically finishes the entire drink, leaving only a little bit and the olive in the glass when he sets it down. The camera swings to another angle and the martini is full again and after the camera changes angles a few more times, each showing a full glass, it finally goes back to the original angle where the glass is once again almost empty.

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Fools Rush In picture

Continuity mistake: Toward the end of the movie when Alex is waiting for Isabel on the bridge, Isabel sees Alex and hits the breaks. Her foot is shown stepping on the pedal and her polish color is a light color. Later when the two are in the ambulance, her toe nails are painted bright red.

01:38:28

Vanishing Point picture

Continuity mistake: During the sequence where Kowalski is being chased through the mining buildings, there's a shot where the passenger-side mirror gets knocked off the car by a jutting pole, and the camera tracks it to breaking on the ground. But the next shot showing that side of the car shows the mirror. It keeps appearing and vanishing for the rest of the scene (when it's not there, there's no sign of damage to the car: the car used for those shots appears to never have had a wing-mirror).

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Love! Valour! Compassion! picture

Continuity mistake: When Gregory is preparing his house for the arrival of his friends, (first five minutes of movie) he makes the bed and opens all the windows. When John walks in the room, all the windows are closed.

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A Life Less Ordinary picture

Continuity mistake: When Robert finds Celine after she has been kidnapped by O'Reilly and Jackson we see several times that O'Reilly has bled from her left nostril and the blood has run down onto her bottom lip. After she gets shot, the blood stops at her top lip.

01:22:30 - 01:23:50

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Mr. Magoo picture

Continuity mistake: When the man at the wedding (in the gazebo) is shown wearing a money jacket, he removes the outer jacket he is wearing twice.

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