Best drama movie plot holes of 2001

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Planet of the Apes picture

Plot hole: The "video history" of the crashed USAF ship makes it very clear that the planet is uninhabited when they "landed". I can understand how a race of apes develops - they had a bunch of them on board. I can understand how a race of humans develops - they are descendants of the original crew. What I don't understand is...where the heck did all the horses come from?

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Suggested correction: Humans refer to parts of their own planet as uninhabited even though even though they are crawling with animals - vast areas of the Arctic are "uninhabited" even though polar bears and seals are found there. Were we to find a planet with nothing but primitive horses on it, we would label it as uninhabited. Apes and humans came from the crashed spaceship, horses were always there.

Suggested correction: According to the backstory, the space station Oberon was dedicated to genetic modification sciences. They were actually experimenting with animal genes in the safety of space (which kind of makes sense). Given that the Oberon was a truly gigantic space station, it's not too much of a speculation that they were experimenting on many different types of animals (not just apes). When the Oberon crashed on Ashlar, half its crew was killed, but half survived with a number of ship's systems still functional, and they continued their genetic research, possibly producing a number of Earthly species on the otherwise uninhabited planet.

Charles Austin Miller
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Plot hole: Near the end of the film, Trish, Darry and Jezelle have a problem trying to escape from the police station, due to the power being cut. But when the beast flies off with Darry, Trish is outside within seconds despite her starting from the second floor.

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Plot hole: As Burnett runs through the minefield, he clearly runs right into much of the exploding debris. Why does not even one bit of shrapnel hit him? (00:55:15)

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Plot hole: How could the police miss finding Cybil in the trunk of Michael Zane's car when it was in an impound lot? They would have definitely searched the car if he was found in violation of a federal offence (for carrying the weapons). Even if they didn't do a search, they would certainly have heard the sounds that Cybil would have made from being locked in the trunk.

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Plot hole: When Billie and Dice are in the limo, Dice mimics what Rafael said to Billie at the party. However at that point Dice was not with them to hear this - he was off in the crowds at the party.

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Plot hole: When the security guards enter the cage housing the blown safe there are no traces of the water used to break the safe - not even on the (dry) floor. This happens only minutes after the explosion sent the safe door and gallons of water across the cage.

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Plot hole: When Martin decides to antagonize David by eating spinach, he eats it from his plate. When they both eat the spinach frantically, they each eat out of a large bowl. Where did the second large bowl come from, and why would there even be a second one if they only need enough for three people? (00:34:55)

Matty Blast
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O (2001)

O picture

Plot hole: About half way through the movie, the basketball coach is in his office and you can see a dry-erase board behind him, and a couple of dates such as 3-15-99... however earlier in the movie when they are announcing the basketball game they say that it is the 2000 season. They obviously changed the voice over to 2000 after the release date was changed, however the dates on the board are still referring to the scheduled '99 release.

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Plot hole: When the police search the white car and the barn they fail to find the compartment in the car behind the boot in which the decoding equipment was hidden. This is completely improbable. It was a standard car, the compartment was not a secret add on, and the police were supposed to undertake a thorough search of everything.

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Plot hole: How is it that the main character was able to follow her father's dead body to the coroner's office to see him put into a specific casket? She was a nine year old girl...no one noticed a little girl hanging around a morgue?

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Suggested correction: Maybe the morgue workers didn't have the heart to eject a lone orphan from seeing her Dad for the last time?

dizzyd
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Plot hole: When John retrieves the mail from the postman, Iris dashes outside. Less than 10 seconds after she closes the door, a car is heard, off-camera, honking a horn. Wouldn't John have found Iris so soon after that noise is heard? She doesn't seem to have enough time to allow for a search for her.

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Plot hole: When Margaret has to collect the $50,000, she goes around to various banks trying to get a loan on their house, which she can't get because her husband, co-owner of the house, isn't around. Why couldn't she just have taken the papers, said she was going to take them home to her husband, forged his signature, and brought them back? You can't exactly say she has either moral problems or isn't devious enough, since we've already seen her stuff a body into a dinghy, toss it into the lake, and come back to her house looking fairly normal.

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Plot hole: If Tori (Jessica Pare) has fears of being discovered that she's a lesbian and involved with Paulie (Piper Perabo), why would they be making out in the schoolyard and hanging all over each other in the gazebo?

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Plot hole: WARNING-SPOILER! Right after the climax, the paramedics show up to take Vince Vaughn away for being electrocuted and Teri Polo for being thrown against a wall and miscarrying her pregnancy. John Travolta has just been belted over the head with something at his boathouse and left for dead. Then he has the fight with Vince Vaughn where he gets belted in the head again with a paint can, gets kicked while he's down - then gets his head smashed through the passenger window of the SUV! And yet he is fine to drive off happily ever after - no medical attention required whatsoever.

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Plot hole: When Michelin is trying to sell the stolen objects, he says he wants 227,700 Francs for them. The problem is that they need 400,000 Francs for Jamil and even if they also stole money, I'm not sure it was as much as that.

Dr Wilson
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Plot hole: Danny receives the telegram from Rafe, telling him that he is alive, at the same time Rafe meets with Evelyn. The telegram must have been sent from Hawaii. Why didn't he just call on the phone? When Rafe reached the U.S. after leaving England why didn't he send a telegram then. In those days it took some time to travel from the Eastern U.S. all the way to Hawaii and there is no way he beat the telegram if it was sent when he returned to the U.S.

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Charlotte Gray picture

Plot hole: The police wanted to take Julian's father away as a Jew because they found out his grandparents (plural) were Jewish. Even assuming they were only talking about one set of grandparents, this would make the father half Jewish, and therefore in the eyes of the Nazis, a Jew. That means that Julian would then be one quarter Jewish, and also considered a Jew. But the police then go on to say that the father is one quarter Jewish, but Julian is only one eighth Jewish, and therefore not a Jew. But he'd have to have only one Jewish great-grandparent to be non-Jewish, and they already confirmed that he had at least two. The numbers don't add up.

Krista
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Plot hole: In the first street race, you see 4 people shift into 1st gear, but when the Latino guy says go, Dom shifts into first gear. That would mean there were 5 cars in the race, but there were only 4. (00:18:17)

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Plot hole: Jack is observing Maldic, one of the hijackers, while he is checking in at a London hotel. Maldic receives a message, and after he has read it he throws it into a garbage bin. However, at this particular moment Jack is looking discreetly into the opposite direction and should have no reason to look for the message in the garbage bin later. (00:48:00)

NancyFelix
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Plot hole: In the end when Mauricio meets the dog loving girl his tail is seen wagging through his pants, which he says it does when he's happy or nervous. Since it's so plainly visible, how come Hal (or anyone else for that matter) never noticed it?

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