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The Protégé picture

Continuity mistake: When Jackson is shot with shotgun he "flies" across the bathroom, hits the wall, and falls into the tub on his right side with his left leg on top of the tub and leaning to right. Next shot he is on his back. (00:26:25)

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Revealing mistake: The jaguar near the start jumps onto the bar and prowls along it. It knocks over one glass with some force, which shatters, but the second glass is barely tapped by its foot and it smashes to bits too, when it should just have been pushed out of the way.

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Continuity mistake: When Tony is below Maria's fire escape, there's a shot of her back with her fingers grabbing the platform. Shot changes to Tony's POV where she moves her hand and changes her grip. Then shot goes back to the previous angle of her still with the same grip.

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Continuity mistake: An exterior view of the window in the building across the street that the Virtuoso plans on shooting from shows it is comprised of three square panes stacked vertically. When the Virtuoso is inside behind the window, it is one large vertical pane. (00:10:27)


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Continuity mistake: When Jang and Tiger are talking at the poker game, Jang points a gun at Tiger and is the gun seen pressing against Tiger's forehead. In the next shot, the gun is suddenly a few inches away from Tiger's forehead. (00:18:40)

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Factual error: The scope Jim is using is completely wrong (yes I know he tested the wind using dirt) but as a U.S.M.C. Marksman his scope would have had mil-dots on both the horizontal and vertical bars. (00:04:24)

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Character mistake: When Tim and Ted enter the school, we can hear a group of girls including Tabitha singing: "The wheels on the bus go Pi-r-squared / circumference all around." But π r² equals the area of a circle, not the circumference (which is 2πr). (00:36:34)

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Other mistake: Soldiers are shown wearing camouflage BDUs. They have an American flag sewn on their right sleeve. But the flag is of the wrong type. When a flag is worn on the right sleeve, the field of stars faces the front. In this scene their flags have the field of stars to the rear. Those flags are meant to be worn on the left sleeve. It is a tradition that dates back to the 1860s. (00:57:33)


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Continuity mistake: When watching the water retreat after Sisu falls, a view from behind the characters shows Noi sitting on Tuk Tuk. The very next cut shows Tong picking her up from the ground. (01:18:01)

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Continuity mistake: In the opening scenes while lost on her way to Sandringham, Diana drives a Porsche 911 with licence plate G580SGT. Later when she stops by the scarecrow the same car's plate has changed to J548LRP, it remains so for the rest of the movie. J548LRP was an actual plate used on a Mercedes SL500 that Princess Diana once owned.

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Continuity mistake: In the desert digging, the Nova's trunk is open, then shut. (01:42:00 - 01:45:00)

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The God Committee picture

Factual error: Dr. Boxer is told the experimented upon baboon died. He asks that an autopsy be performed. Autopsies are performed on humans. A post-mortem examination on animals is called a necropsy. (01:01:45)


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Other mistake: Rebecca electrocuted the giant sand worm within 3' of the spaceship. After Lt Astrid arrives, some views show Rebecca out in the open, but the camera should have been obstructed by the spaceship because following front views still show Rebecca next to the spaceship. Also, at least part of the dead giant sand worm probably should have been visible at times but was not. (00:51:55 - 00:52:20)


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Factual error: The Channel 5 WNP Newscaster said, "it is now believed he [District Attorney Berdido] and his family were killed..." and running along the bottom of the screen was "4 confirmed dead in Fort Lauderdale gas explosion." This was a LIVE report showing two streams of water onto the house still burning inside. An investigation would barely, if at all, be started at this time and no-one would be "confirmed dead" this early. It would not even be known if anyone was home when the house exploded. (00:04:34 - 00:04:55)


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Continuity mistake: Leonardo DiCaprio's phone is shown attached to his car dashboard. He gets out of his car, all the while, looking up toward the sky. The next scene shows him grabbing his phone from his pocket while standing outside his car. (01:36:06 - 01:36:56)


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Other mistake: "Boogie" was a HS student who didn't work and lived with his financially strained (heavily in debt) parents. The Chin family was receiving past-due notices for various bills. The IRS also sent a letter of intent to levy or seize their property if they did not immediately pay $4,513.29. But Boogie had money to buy marijuana, go out to dinner with his girlfriend, go to a gym, and visit a fortune teller - each multiple times. His mother also ate out and saw a fortune teller. With what money? (00:10:20 - 00:28:57)


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Continuity mistake: The police officer stopped his cruiser some distance behind Malik's SUV, but the cruiser was closer to Malik's SUV when the officer was talking to him and when he pulled his gun on him. (00:19:27 - 00:21:55)


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Other mistake: At the Night Driver gallery showing, Haley is reading from a program that describes Anthony's "Say My Name" piece. The text states that Helen Lyle died from "self-emulation" instead of "self-immolation", immolation meaning death by fire.

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Continuity mistake: Annie's car's steering wheel is on the left side, but her dashcam showed her on the right side. Both hands appeared to be on/near the steering wheel (not adjusting the dashcam), followed by a brief view of her right hand playing on a keyboard, then returning to Annie who was now on the left side with her left hand on the steering wheel and a cigarette in her right hand. Also, when Annie was on the right side driving, there was no overhead light on above her head, but there was after she moved. (00:15:32 - 00:16:02)


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The Gateway picture

Character mistake: Detective King (?) told Mikey, "You're on probation. You got no rights." King knew Mikey had been in prison, so should have said, "You're on parole" (not probation). Although a layperson might use probation and parole interchangeably, an employee in the criminal justice system (such as a detective) should know the differences between the terms and use the right one. A parolee is given an early, conditional release from prison and has fewer "rights" than a probationer. (00:47:10)


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