Best drama movie mistakes of 2012

Red Tails picture

Factual error: Me 262's were armed with 30 mm cannon in the nose, a round penetrating a canopy would leave a hole much larger than was depicted, and being high-explosive, once it detonated inside the cockpit, the pilot was toast. One of the red tails had a number of holes in his canopy.

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Rust and Bone picture

Revealing mistake: In the first scene at the beach, where Ali carries Stephanie to the water, you can see the shadow of her legs, despite her legs being amputated.

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Django Unchained picture

Factual error: Dr Schultz pays with 12 $1000 bills, but $1000 bills were not created until 1861, after the time period of this movie.

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The Hunger Games picture

Other mistake: The video stream displayed in the night sky showing which tributes have died after the first day does not add up correctly. They display in district order. We see the start, the girl from three (so the boy is still alive), and the boy from four with no breaks. Then they break away to show Katniss and the control room, after which they continuously show the boy and girl from seven, the boy from eight (so the girl is still alive), the girl from nine (so the boy is still alive), and then fade to the end. We know that Foxface, the girl from five, dies later in the movie. Even if we assume that during the portion not shown, the girl from four, the boy from five, and both tributes from six are dead, that's only a total of ten. Thirteen are supposed to be dead at that point in the movie.

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P3ngu1n
Flight picture

Factual error: Whenever the fire extinguisher is activated for a jet engine, that engine becomes inoperable. In the movie, the co-pilot first activates the extinguisher for the left engine, and 30 seconds later, for the right engine. At that point, both engines should be shut down. However, the engines are still operating (and revving up) and Whitaker even asks Margaret to apply full power, which is also audible.

00:23:00

NoDouty

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Argo (2012)

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Factual error: It's mentioned that the British and New Zealanders turned the Americans away. This is untrue - the Americans stayed with both for a time until it was decided that they would be safer with the Canadians.

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The Woman in Black picture

Factual error: In the scene where Arthur first enters the house and starts going through paperwork, there's a shot of Nathaniel Drablow's death certificate which shows 'body was not recovered' in the box next to his cause of death. Such a thing would not be written on death certificates of the time - that box is reserved for 'Signature, description and residence of informant', a heading which can partially be seen as the camera pans across the certificate. For the death to have been registered, an informant's signature would have to have been there.

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Byzantium picture

Plot hole: Ruthven is apparently bitter that he has been denied his chance of becoming an immortal vampire after Clara steals the map from him, which is why he attacks Eleanor. But why doesn't he just go to the island anyway? You don't need to be invited - Clara, Eleanor and Frank aren't. Having been there once, it seems highly unlikely he can't find it again - he's a naval captain, so navigation and observation are major professional skills for him. And it isn't hidden or magically protected - the local boatmen know where it is and are prepared to take people there, although they won't set foot on it themselves. He could quite easily have gone there without the map, entered the shrine and been turned into a vampire if that's what he wanted.

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 picture
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 mistake picture

Continuity mistake: At the end, when Bella is thrown into Edward, she is wearing shoes with a heel, but a few seconds later she is wearing regular boots.

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sunfox35
Les Miserables picture

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of "Stars" the camera is behind Javert while he faces out towards the city. On the right, you can see clouds being illuminated by an absent moon that is off screen but behind said clouds yet the moon reflects off of the left side of his face.

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Silver Linings Playbook picture

Other mistake: In Tiffany's converted garage, Tiffany says she's thinking of putting in a ballet bar, but there's one there already right next to the big mirror, where it's supposed to be.

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kh1616
End of Watch picture

Factual error: In the beginning scene in the locker room, Taylor brings up his Glock and calls it the "Glock 19", however a shot shows the pistol's trademarks, displaying it as a Glock 22.

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Jack Reacher picture

Continuity mistake: At the end of the bar fight when the cops are pulling up to the scene, a shot from inside one of the cop cars shows it passing the blue pickup truck and getting close to Reacher and Sandy. In the next shot from Reacher's perspective, both cop cars are much further away.

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Rock of Ages picture

Continuity mistake: At the boy band gig at the Bourbon Club, Drew is wearing a red shirt and a coloured jacket. He runs off stage when he sees Sherree and they kiss. She tells him the jacket has to go and pushes it off his shoulders, Drew is now wearing a black vest top and the red shirt has disappeared.

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Taken 2 picture

Continuity mistake: Bryan is cornered in an Istanbul alley and engages in fierce hand-to-hand combat with Albanian gangsters. Bryan takes one of the gangsters hostage, holds a gun to the gangster's face and threatens to kill him. Another gangster doesn't even hesitate to shoot Bryan's hostage in the back multiple times, and the guy drops down dead at Bryan's feet. Bryan is frozen on the spot. Camera cuts to another Albanian gangster entering the alley, holding Lenore hostage. Camera cuts to close up of Bryan, who quickly calls his daughter Kim to warn her. Camera cuts back to a full view of the alley, and the dead guy at Bryan's feet has completely vanished.

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Charles Austin Miller

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Mud (2012)

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Continuity mistake: After Ellis and his mom are stopped by the Troopers, one of them holds a clip board with Mud's picture on it and finger prints. As he is showing it to Ellis, the close up shows his fingers over the finger prints as he is holding it one-handed. Then in a further shot, his fingers are suddenly holding the board about 2 inches above the finger prints.

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Quantom X
The Impossible picture

Factual error: When Henry uses someone's mobile to call home, which would be overseas, he only presses about 4 numbers, when he should have had to press about 10.

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Lincoln picture

Revealing mistake: When Stevens leaves the house about halfway through and sits on a bench there is a modern electrical outlet on the wall to his left.

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Zero Dark Thirty picture

Factual error: When the agent searches for Abu Ahmed in Peshawar, Pakistan, in one scene he gets out of his car, and a shop named Bhatia sons appear in the background, a company based in Delhi, India. In the next scene he is walking down a market, where a sign board of Jaggi sweets, (existing in Punjab, India) is seen, with words written in Hindi (only to be found in India).

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Snow White and the Huntsman picture

Continuity mistake: Snow White's feet move closer together when she is lying 'dead' as the huntsman mourns her.

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Step up 4: Miami Heat picture

Continuity mistake: Sean and Emily spend the night on a boat after her first mob. The blanket lies differently in consecutive shots.

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The Angels' Share picture

Visible crew/equipment: Crew member holding some equipment is visible in a reflection of the window on the right of the screen.

01:29:45

Lawless picture

Audio problem: In the scene where Jack Bondurant is loading jars into the back of the truck, Floyd Banner is driven into town and screeches to a halt nearby. Although the tyres screech which is characteristic of tyres stopping suddenly/losing traction on Tarmac or cement, the car is on a loose dirt road.

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Trouble with the Curve picture

Other mistake: While Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams are sitting in the restaurant two guys walk in the door Just a couple of seconds later the same two guys walk through the door again.

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Cleanskin picture

Continuity mistake: Ewan and Mark are seen drawing their guns outside of Paul's house with silencers on. As they enter the house, the silencers are off. Once Ewan is upstairs, and Mark goes outside to look for Paul, they are back on the guns.

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AngryBird
The Sweeney picture

Visible crew/equipment: As Jack and George enter the boat site they hide behind a red Jaguar XFR. As the camera moves round the camera man is visible in the chrome-work on the Jaguar.

01:35:20

Starlet picture

Continuity mistake: The main character alternates between driving a Ford probe and a Saturn throughout the movie.

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Much Ado About Nothing picture

Continuity mistake: When Benedick is listening to Don Pedro and Claudio from outside the house, his close ups are in the sun and the wider shots are in shadow.

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kjbar
Moonrise Kingdom picture

Factual error: The VW Bug that the belfry falls on is a later model than 1965 when the movie is set. The larger tail light with yellow on the lens seen on the VW in the movie didn't come along until 1968. The one in the movie may even be of early 70's vintage.

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The Odd Life Of Timothy Green picture

Continuity mistake: While Timothy is saying goodbye to his girlfriend, the girl's birthmark disappears in the shot.

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