Best war movie mistakes of 2001
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Visible crew/equipment: Near the end of the movie when the convoy is heading back to the Pakistan Stadium, a Humvee stops briefly to allow a man to walk across the street with a child in his arms. When the shot changes and the Humvee begins driving again, a crew member or cameraman is seen inside the Humvee wearing a white shirt. All of the men who entered the Humvee were wearing fatigues. (02:05:27)
Continuity mistake: The three Marine helicopters leaving the carrier are three UH1N Marine model helicopters. When they arrive in Bosnia to rescue the downed Navy pilot the same helicopters become two Bell model 205C and a Bell 412. When landing back on the carrier with the rescued pilot, they are again N models.
Continuity mistake: Nellie is called into Captain Brackett's office one day. Later, one of the girls asks her "What did the old man want this morning?" However, the scene at night between Billis and Cable shows that a whole day and night must have passed in between these two scenes. Therefore the nurse should have asked "What did the old man want yesterday?"
Continuity mistake: Just after Knoll has been beaten up we see Elwood sitting next to him. As Elwood switches on the light, we see that the left side of Knoll's face is covered in blood. After Elwood applies the bandage, the blood on his face has changed with much less blood on the left side. The blood was never wiped off.Scrappy
Continuity mistake: When Karel flies over Susan's house, there is no watermelon on the picnic table but just before Karel came along, there were slices of watermelon on the table when Susan was talking to Franta.
Continuity mistake: In a head-on shot, where Adolf Eichmann is the main character in the shot, he is shown lighting a cigarette, fully, and lowering his lighter. In the very next shot, he is shown from a side angle as a background character and again has the lighter to his cigarette, and lowers it, although it had already been lit in the previous shot.
Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where the group of U.S. soldiers is going to a higher position (to attack Germans from the top,) a camera is visible on right side of the screen. (00:22:05)
Factual error: In the scene where the resistance blow up a German train, the locomotive is a British one. The number is shown as 92240. This engine is owned by the Bluebell railway, who are named in the credits. It wasn't even built until around 1955. It seems to be the same engine pulling the train to the concentration camp later in the film. Remarkably fast repairers, those Nazis.
Continuity mistake: When Wellard and Captain Sawyer face the oncoming Spanish, the midshipman is to the captain's left. When Gunner Hobbs rushes to the wounded men, Wellard is lying to the captain's right.
Factual error: At the beginning of the movie there is information, that "Poland surrenders to the Germans after less than a month of fighting." In fact, the last big battle during Invasion of Poland (Battle of Kock) took place between 02-05 October, more than a month after first shots were fired.And Poland also never officially surrendered to the Germans. (00:03:30)ziner