Best comedy movie factual errors of 2014
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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.Charles Austin Miller
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.woodscooter
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.
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.
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.
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.agals
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. (00:46:30)
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.
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.bnemirow
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 Standartenführer. To hold a title of Oberst (colonel), he would have been a member of the Wehrmacht, regular army, not SS.Twotall