Best movie character mistakes of 2008

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Character mistake: While in the sewing workshop, the teacher approaches and asks, 'What's the matter, Charlie?' but at this point he is still known as Peterson. It's not until later on in the film that he decides upon the name of Charles Bronson. (00:11:35)

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Character mistake: When Brennan's brother is talking to Jack in the kitchen, he is holding a Heineken beer. However when he goes out in the tree house and shows the brothers his six pack, he claims he hasn't had a carb since 2000.

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Character mistake: On Taylor's phone it says she dies at 8:32PM, but Beth says 7:32PM, when reading the message. (00:27:05)

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Character mistake: In the scene with the ants, Jones refers to them as "Siafu", which is actually the Swahili name for driver ants which are native to Africa, not South America.

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Character mistake: The information on Walter's "patient information sheet" lists his address as 5962 Delco St but numerous shots indicate his house number is 238. (01:03:25)

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Character mistake: There is a misspelling on the cover of the issue of Forbes magazine shown in the presentation about Stark's life. It reads "Tony Stark takes reigns at 21". The correct spelling of the word is "reins". Stark may "reign" at Stark Industries but he would take over the "reins" of the company.

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Character mistake: At the end of the film, the newscaster comments that the lone assassin has been killed, but the ticker beneath him reads "Lone assassin arrested."

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Character mistake: When Will finds April's lost copy of Jane Eyre, the book shop clerk reads the inscription written by April's dad and says it's a quote from the book. It's actually a quote from Bronte's poem Evening Solace.

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Character mistake: After sleeping with Juan Antonio, Vicky returns to the library to study and do research. The narrator says that she cannot stop thinking about Javier, the actor's real first name, not the name of the character Juan Antonio.

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Character mistake: Throughout the movie the character Andrea's name is consistently mispronounced. When her husband Chris shows up at her office to apologize for looking at her bank statements and offer to take her to lunch, he approaches the receptionist saying he's looking for his wife whine he calls Andrea (pronounced like Ann-drea) but then in the same scene he calls her Andrea (pronounced Ahn-dre-uh) I understand maybe another character mispronouncing her name but not her own husband.

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Character mistake: During the Nativity play, Pastor Phil says, "Are we ready to see the result of the Immaculate Conception?" The term 'Immaculate Conception' refers to the conception of the Virgin Mary (conceived without Original Sin), not to the conception of Jesus. Furthermore, the Immaculate Conception is a dogma of the Catholic Church, and not something which a Protestant pastor like Phil would believe in.

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Suggested correction: The immaculate conception refers to Mary conceiving Jesus. It was Immaculate because she was a virgin carrying God's child. The Virgin birth (Jesus birth) is in the New Testament and every Christian (Protestant and Catholic) believe the story of the Virgin Mary and birth of Jesus.

The Immaculate Conception is indeed the belief that Mary was born without Original Sin (and thus was immaculate, meaning spotless or clean), although some religions teach Mary was born in sin and made immaculate through the Holy Spirit. The birth of Jesus is known as the Virgin Birth (one could even use the phrase "virgin conception.") Immaculate Conception has nothing to do with being born of a virgin.

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Character mistake: During the seminar, Professor Rohl tells students that only 19 workers of Auschwitz were sentenced (in 1966). During the first trial of Nazis from Auschwitz, 39 were sentenced, including 23 persons condemned to death. The trial was in 1947 in Krakow.

wozi

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Character mistake: Bud keeps calling Sarah "Ma'am." Sarah is a corporal. Corporals don't get called ma'am or sir in the US Army. Bud has been in the Army for seven months. No soldier would make this mistake after the third week of boot camp. Anytime you call an enlisted man or NCO sir, you are looking at about 20-50 push-ups or sit-ups to correct you. It's conditioned into you.

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Character mistake: When Allison Taylor arrives at the White House, a Secret Service agent greets her as "Madam President". Since she hasn't been sworn in yet, he should know to address her as "Madam President-elect".

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Character mistake: McQuarry enters the subway at the 103rd Street station on the 1. He is transferring to the 2/3 at Chambers Street when Bose approaches him. However, it makes no sense to transfer here. As someone who knows New York, McQuarry would transfer to the 2/3 at 96th Street to benefit from the express ride to Chambers. (01:03:05)

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Character mistake: When Alex Stillman is facing Karen 'Razor' Jones for the second time in the film he calls her All-In with Pocket Queen's in his hand whilst she has AJ of Spades whilst the cards on the table are: Ten of Spades, Jack of Hearts, 2 of Spades and the King of Diamonds. However the commentator then states that either a spade, Jack or Ace will cripple Alex but that is not the case as an Ace would give him a Straight and she would only have 2 pair Jacks and Aces.

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Character mistake: In the scene at the sleepover Claire says she bumped into Chris who has 'shaggy blonde hair and blue eyes' and Massie gets mad because she likes Chris, but when we see him before and after he has brown hair and brown eyes. (00:40:00)

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Character mistake: When the young boy is attempting to hack, Marriage Registry is spelled Wedding Registery. (00:10:56)

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