Corrected entry: Ramirez throws a grappling hook on to the helicopter that is stuck in a tree. We hear a metallic sound as it hits. However, when he climbs up the rope and reaches the helicopter, the grappling hook gets caught in his clothes for a second. The hook gets easily lifted and then dropped back on to the helicopter without a sound. It even bounces a little, like it's made of plastic.

Correction: While it's true that the grappling hook gets caught on Poncho's clothes and then falls back, this isn't really a mistake. It falls back into place because Dillon is on the ground, pulling secure so that Poncho could go up safely, and Dillon follows after.

Corrected entry: When Arnold is sliding down a hill as he escapes the predator, the camera takes on his POV. It shows as it pans down that he will be pulverized by the ground below. But instead he falls into water.

Correction: Basic physics...Arnold was moving on a downward slope, gaining speed and momentum...when he fell from the cliff, he continued to move forward, rather than falling straight down like a rock.

Corrected entry: When the guy with the minigun is shot, it has a forward scene of him falling down and the wound is fairly small. When they flip him over after they've shot the hell out of the trees, it looks like a small comet hit him.

Correction: Its possible the Predator is using a plasma weapon. Plasma (kind of like super-napalm) would continue to vaporize flesh and bone until it finally burned out, greatly enlarging the wound.

Grumpy Scot

It is indeed a plasma weapon known as the Plasma Caster.

Corrected entry: When someone is searching the man who has been captured by the predator in front of Anna, we see his backpack on the ground and some meters away, his machine gun. When he returns with Dutch, the machine gun is next to the backpack.

Dr Wilson

Correction: That's because Poncho carries the equipment back after he initially discovers Hawkins' partial remains. You can quite see him drop them on the ground when Dutch asks him 'Did you find Hawkins?'

Corrected entry: Near the end of the film when Arnold and the Predator are fighting and they nearly bump into each other, Arnold hangs on to the underside of the tree bridge. When the Predator walks over it, it sounds like amplified footsteps like he's wearing shoes or something but all through the film when you see the Predator he has bare feet.

Correction: Actually, the Predator is wearing metal sandals. You can see these quite clearly in most of the shots that you actually see his feet.

Corrected entry: Why is it, when they are first storming the base, they have been blowing the hell out of it for about 10 minutes, but when Arnie bursts into a room saying 'Knock Knock' there are two guys just playing cards? Don't you think they would have noticed that their base was falling apart around them?

Correction: The two guys in the room aren't playing cards. One guy is standing guard at the window while the other is sitting down, going through the documents Dillon was after.

Corrected entry: When the guys are attacking the natives, you see a guy getting ready to shoot someone in the head. He does, but the blood leaves the man's head before he even pulls the trigger.

Correction: Arnold is viewing the shot from a long distance. We all know that light travels faster than sound. It is actually very accurate that you would see the shot before you hear it.

Corrected entry: After Dutch busts into the village hut and says "Knock Knock", he shoots one of the bad guys with the grenade launcher on his machine gun. The guy flies backwards out of the window but the grenade never explodes.

Correction: He does not shoot him with a grenade. He shoots him with a short blast from his rifle. Besides, an M203 grenade doesn't arm itself until after several meters of flight and rotation. Much shorter than the path it would have taken.

It was the M203 that fired but the arming point still stands.

Corrected entry: One of the soldiers is stood behind Anna who is knelt on the floor with her hands bound. She picks up a log and hits the soldier in the head and flees. If you freeze frame or look closely, when the log hits the side of the soldier's head, it breaks and you can see white polystyrene or sponge from which the fake log was made.

Correction: That's obviously meant to look like wood. Tree bark is generally white in color.

Revealing mistake: Mac and Dillon go after the Predator. The Predator is sitting in a tree, and Mac points him out to Dillon. They both agree that they see it and take position. Mac crawls underneath the alien and is killed by his laser. The Predator then sees Dillon and lasers his arm off. Dillon's arm falls to the ground with the gun firing. Quickly Dillon turns and reaches for the machine gun around his neck. When he turns you clearly see his bloody right stump and his right arm sticking out the bottom of his jacket. [Note: As far as I can work out, this has been cunningly edited out of the UK DVD version].

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Trivia: Kevin Peter Hall, who plays the Predator, also appears as the pilot of the general's helicopter at the end of the film.

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