Best crime movie factual errors of 2012
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Factual error: When the bridges are blown up, some of the bridges are suspension bridges, but the bridge only fails at the point of the explosion. The main horizontal supports are severed, but large portions of the bridge remain magically aloft. The nature of suspension bridges means the remaining vertical cables and road deck would fail as well, resulting in the loss of the bridge between the two main pillar supports.
Factual error: Bryan tells Kim to go to the US Embassy if he doesn't return in 5 minutes, and enters "US Embassy" into the GPS. Later there is a chase scene that ends at a building with "United States Embassy" on the signage. This is impossible unless they drove about 6 hours to Ankara, the capital city. Istanbul has only a US Consulate (albeit a very impressive one).
Factual error: The station under Cape Town stadium do not exist. Although the first tram line was from Cape Town to Green Point (the stadium's location) it was discontinued just before world war 2.
Factual error: When Bradley Cooper is leaving the Police Station in the 1990's, he is being watched by Ray Liotta by the street. You can see a silver 2010 Hyundai Sonata drive right past them, a model that doesn't get built for another decade. There's also a GMC cargo van parked across the street that looks like it was built after 2009. (01:23:20)Fubie
Factual error: Kuklinski is looking at a newspaper which is dated January 3rd 1983, and the text reads that Roy DeMeo was found dead the previous day. In actuality, Roy DeMeo died on January 10th 1983. (01:22:55)