Best comedy movie factual errors of 2014

Kingsman: The Secret Service picture

Factual error: When the barracks are completely flooded, Eggsy punches through a large two-way mirror to escape. The fact is that any glass (or plexiglas) thick enough to withstand many tons of water pressure without bursting would be as impenetrable as concrete to Eggsy's bare fist. He would need a chisel-tipped jackhammer to penetrate such a mirror.

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Charles Austin Miller
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Suggested correction: However, the room is designed as a test with solutions, one of which is breaking that glass. Hence the glass is not designed to safely hold the water, it's designed to barely be able to hold it and be breakable by the recruits.

No, you don't defy physics by making a containment barrier just strong enough to contain many tons of water but weak enough to be penetrated by a human fist.

Charles Austin Miller
Mr. Peabody & Sherman picture

Factual error: Toward the end, Einstein holds a Rubik's cube. A corner piece has two orange faces (not possible). It appears again about a minute later.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles picture

Factual error: In 1999 when April is filming inside the research facility, you can see her video camera displaying Bluetooth, which wasn't available in cameras until 2002.

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Annie (2014)

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Factual error: When they are chasing Annie's fake parents into Liberty State park, the park is not located near the George Washington Bridge, as shown immediately before they entered the park, and NYPD would not give chase into the park, since Liberty State Park is located in New Jersey.

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A Million Ways to Die in the West picture

Factual error: The movie is set in 1882, however there is a scene where he meets Doc Brown with his DeLorean. Back to the Future Part III took place in 1885.

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Tusk (2014)

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Factual error: At the diner scene at the Gimli Slider, there's an ashtray with a lit cigarette on the table. Manitoba has had a smoking ban in all enclosed public spaces for over a decade.

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rswarrior
A Long Way Down picture

Factual error: When Jess meets her father and Martin on the embankment it is twenty to five in the afternoon, however this is between New Years Day and Valentines Day - it would be dark at this time of day in these months.

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Liam D
The Interview picture

Factual error: When they are in the tank as the main gun is firing towards the helicopter and Kim, the breach is partially open as it "fires" and showers them with sparks.

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Pride (2014)

Pride picture

Factual error: About 20 minutes in, the group find a Welsh miners' group in the phone book. The character who is making the call speaks the first two digits of the phone number: "0, 1,..." The movie is set in 1984, when the dialling code for that district was "0639" In that year, "01" was the code for London, not Wales.

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woodscooter
The Grand Budapest Hotel picture

Factual error: The concierge in 1968 rushes to help a guest who is choking. The scene depicts him performing the Heimlich Maneuver. It was not introduced until the 1980's.

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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) picture

Factual error: The film makes use of a real Broadway theater, the St. James, which is on West 44th St. When they leave the stage door, the actors are next to the Edison Hotel, which is on 47th St.

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Tammy (2014)

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Factual error: Tammy hits a buck with her car, which has polished antlers. The next day her and her grandmother are in the woods, and they see another buck, whose antlers aren't fully developed, still in velvet. These two scenes would have to be several months apart for antlers to be that different.

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Big Hero 6 picture

Factual error: When Honey first meets Hiro, she is rolling a solid ball of Tungsten Carbide that is about 2-3' in diameter. Honey claims the ball is 400 lbs. Tungsten Carbide is very dense, around the density of gold, but much harder. The specific density is 0.54 lbs per cubic inch. If the sphere was only 2 feet in diameter - it would weigh approximately 3,619 lbs - or about 1.5 tons. If it was 3 feet in diameter it would weigh an astonishing 12,200 lbs - or just over 6 tons. Honey would not be able to roll it around on the floor as easily as she appears to do in the movie.

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Suggested correction: The ball could be hollow.

Horrible Bosses 2 picture

Factual error: When Nick, Kurt, and Dale are in Rex's closet, Dale appears to be turning on the gas. What he is turning is actually the screw to secure the regulator onto the gas cylinder. You can see the valve to release the gas at the top end of the cylinder.

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Veronica Mars picture

Factual error: In the Logan departure scene near the end of the movie, Logan's naval officer uniform is missing his rank shoulder boards.

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Mike Nix
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb picture

Factual error: There are actually no dinosaur remains at the British Museum. There used to be, many many years back, but they were removed to the Natural History Museum, which is about 3 miles from the British Museum.

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David Dillon
Planes: Fire & Rescue picture

Factual error: The unit on Dusty's torque dial appears as FT/LB (i.e., FT divided by LB) which is incorrect. FT.LB (i.e., FT times LB) is a unit of torque.

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Hackney's Finest picture

Factual error: When the guy is talking to him on the phone and the Russian smashes it on the floor, the phone smashes and the battery comes out but the guy other end can still hear him.

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gazza2009
Before We Go picture

Factual error: While Evans and Eve are still in Grand Central they overhear an announcement which states "According to Port Authority policy This station will be closing for the evening." Grand Central is not part of the NY/NJ Port Authority. Also Grand Central is a terminal, not a station, as trains do not pass through Grand Central, they enter and turn around.

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bnemirow
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead picture

Factual error: Just like in the previous movie, Herzog is referred to as "colonel", in particular in the WWII museum where Martin reads about his history. But both in the museum's picture of him, and throughout the movie, Herzog is wearing the uniform of a SS Standartenf├╝hrer. To hold a title of Oberst (colonel), he would have been a member of the Wehrmacht, regular army, not SS.

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