Best drama movie mistakes of 2003

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Basic picture

Factual error: When the Ranger trainees first meet Samuel L. Jackson, he's wearing the rank of a Specialist on his collars even though he's a Master Sergeant. Title 18, Chapter 33 of the US code prevents the unauthorized wear of a military uniform (among other things), however this does not automatically correct the mistake since a common misconception is that one slight alteration is sufficient to make the uniform legal. Having the wrong rank on is too obvious of an alteration, especially for anybody who has spent more than a day in or around the Army and would still be punishable by law, if he was dressed in an attempt to fool your average citizen outside of a movie.

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The Last Samurai picture

Factual error: When we see the United States flag, it is the wrong flag. It has 43 stars, something the flag did not have until 1891.

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Owning Mahowny picture

Continuity mistake: At the hotel he is staying at with Belinda, there is a side shot of Mahowny walking down an escalator. Going up are 2 men. There is then a shot from the bottom of the escalator and the 2 men have been replaced by 2 different men and a woman. (00:41:25)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Moe shows the Tenor brothers their apartment, the star on the door is gold. Later when Morty is riding around on the scooter, you can see the star on their door has changed to silver. It changes many more times throughout the movie.

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Factual error: In the scene at the beginning of the movie as the 3 youths walk up the street, you can see current MA license plates, although the action should have taken place many years earlier. (00:01:30 - 00:05:50)

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Monster picture

Factual error: This movie takes place in 1990, but that big 'Welcome to Daytona Beach' sign was not built until 2001. (00:21:05)

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Calendar Girls picture

Continuity mistake: When Chris runs out of the door to the Hollywood film studio following Annie she is barefoot. When the shot changes and they emerge into the alleyway behind the studio they are both wearing slippers.

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Continuity mistake: In the first race, the Supra crashes down after jumping the bridge, and a side shot shows that the Supra's rear wheels have changed from the expensive chrome items to the standard Supra wheels. (00:12:00)

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Revealing mistake: Near the end of the movie, after Jude Law has been shot, he is lying on his back with Nicole Kidman leaning over his face. In the shot looking up at Kidman past Law's left ear, you can see the webbing for Law's wig on his left temple.

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Factual error: In the scene where kid and his mom are playing a game on PS2, you can see that they are both acting like they are controlling a character in the game. The only problem with this is the game they are playing (Gunfighter: The Legend of Jesse James) is only a one-player game.

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Factual error: Sarah Polley is dying of cancer. She's not told anyone, and the film is about completing her list of things to do before she dies. There's a scene where she's talking about children with her neighbour, a nurse, the woman who she eventually 'sets up' to replace her, to look after her husband and children, when she's died. The nurse refers to a truamatic incident having nursed Siamese twins in hospital, who both die. She describes how one died before the other -the boy, then the girl. This is medically impossible, as Siamese twins are always the same gender.

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Continuity mistake: The 2 fighter aircraft that took off from the carrier were unarmed. Later shots showed the planes armed to the teeth. (01:33:25 - 01:38:10)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Madame Zeroni is explaining to Elya Yelnats about the curse that will be bestowed upon him if he doesn't carry her up the mountain after presenting the pig to Myra's father, her blouse is a blue button-up with gold stripes and no collar. Then the camera looks at Elya, and then back at Madame Zeroni. When it looks back at Madame Zeroni, you can see that her blouse is now a gold button-up with a collar.

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S Club Seeing Double picture

Continuity mistake: In the last scene Gareth Gates was a clone but he had a belly button and the clones didn't have them.

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Factual error: In the shot of the infield at the Saratoga racetrack several Canada geese are shown landing. However, the calls inserted on the soundtrack are the quacks of mallard ducks not the honks of Canada geese.

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Open Water picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Susan tries on a hat while the couple are shopping in the island town, you can see the cameraman in her mirrored shades. (00:06:00)

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Thirteen picture

Continuity mistake: As Tracy throws her socks into her trashcan, and then her teddies (both from the bed and from the wall,) in nearly every shot the teddies differ positions/return/disappear etc. (00:08:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Maria and her husband are at the cemetary, she says Yolanda died at 33. But a few shots earlier, Yolanda's tombstone read "1960-1987".

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene near the beginning of the film, when the 2 brothers are fixing to leave to join the army. After the mother gives them the flag, the shot changes to the 2 brothers. You can see the boom mic and the camera in the reflection of their shiny brass buckles.

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Continuity mistake: As Honey Daniels is introducing the dance benefit in the very last scene, the chain she's wearing jumps from outside her shirt/top to the inside and back a number of times between shots.

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