Remember the Titans

Remember the Titans (2000)

11 corrected entries

Corrected entry: In the scene where Denzel Washington takes the team on a jog early in the morning, he takes them to the site of the battle of Gettysburg. Gettysburg is in Pennsylvania. If the camp was located in the south, it seems highly unlikely that the team would jog all the way up to Pennsylvania.

Correction: The camp they were attending was at Gettysburg College, not at TC Williams in Virginia. They rode the buses to Gettysburg and trained/lived there for a week. Therefore it was possible they ran to the site of the battle. It's about half a mile from the College.

Corrected entry: The milk cartons they drink at football camp are the same milk cartons that I buy at school. I doubt that back in 1971 milk cartons had cartoons about the food groupies(yes, groupies) and health facts that weren't known back then, let alone web addresses on the bottom.

Correction: How would you know if they have health facts or web addresses on them? Could it be possible that the milk cartons are the same shape and size of the ones at your school and just have writing on them?

Corrected entry: In the first game against the Hawks, Petey forces a fumble after a reception and another player from the Titans picks it up and runs it into the wrong end zone for a touchdown. It would be a safety against the Titans.

Correction: Actually, the camera just reverses angle.

Corrected entry: Groveton Highschool's mascot was a Tiger, not a Lion. They were the Groveton Tigers.

Correction: Simply because a movie is based on a true story doesn't mean that they need to incorporate all the minor details from the true-life influences. Often times, while making a film, a writer/producer/director will knowingly change minor details, such as this one, simply because they believe it to be better for the story as a whole. This is a creative decision.In this film in particular:1) Sunshine never really kissed Gerry in the locker room.2) The team never really ran to the graveyard at Gettysburg for Coach Boone's speech.3) The scene where the boys are rejected from the restaurant on the grounds that some of them were black never happened.4) The character of Ray doesn't exist in real life at all. Therefore he couldn't have intentionally missed a block and, in doing so, injure one of the players.5) The real Titans never danced onto the field prior to games, etc.

Ian Mugford

Corrected entry: In the scene in the beginning where Allan tells the team about the riot, he is in street clothes and the team is at practice. However, Allan is a part of the team (and all-city from his father), so why wasn't he suited up practicing?

Correction: High School teams cannot begin practice until August 15th (for fall sports), players have pick-up games throughout the summer and have informal work-outs together, all of which are optional. Additionally, Allan could have had a summer job or some other excuse to not be there also. Only 4 of the players are shown running down the street, so obviously many of the white players were not there.

Corrected entry: The little girl speaks with a Southern accent, but (assuming she's a native of Alexandria, Virginia) she would sound really strange; no one in Northern Virginia has a Southern accent. They also appear to live on a farm, but Alexandria is an urban area adjacent to downtown Washington D.C.

Krista

Correction: Many people who lived in Alexandria in the 1960s had southern accents. As the population grew and more people from the north, mid-west and west moved to the area, the accents weren't as pronounced or disappeared altogether. Also, there were still a few farms inside the Beltway and many farms outside the Beltway during this period. I was born in Alexandria, grew up less than a mile from T.C. Williams in the 1960's and 1970's and still have a southern accent - just not as strong as when I was younger.

Corrected entry: In the shot when the brick was thrown through Denzel's window, you can see that the window is shattered. Yet in the next scene as Denzel comes out of his house to see who threw the brick you can see that the window is perfectly fine with no cracks or breaks.

Correction: A house has more than one window. We don't know for sure if that was the window that had the brick thrown through it.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Cheryl tells coach Boone that he did a good job and ran a tough camp, Cheryl is wearing a Tommy Hilfiger shirt that would not be available before the early 90's.

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Correction: I don't feel this is a mistake. Just because the shirt had the Tommy Hilfiger colors (red, white and blue), it doesn't mean it's an actual Tommy Hilfiger shirt.

Corrected entry: As the players at camp are forced to get to know each other, Blue's roommate makes him listen to hillbilly music - the scene with "Does the term cruel and unusual punishment mean anything to you?." However, a few minutes earlier, after Coach Boone rearranges the bus riders into white/black seating pairs and tells them that the person they are riding with is the same person that they will be rooming with - we see them on the bus and the white hillbilly is not seated with Blue. He is seated with a much smaller black player. Blue is in the next seat singing "Ain't no mountain high enough."

Correction: There is no indication that they are roommates in this scene. The kid could have invited Blue to his room or brought the music into Blue's room while getting to know him.

Corrected entry: In the state championship game, the other team had the lead and the ball with about 17 seconds left. Instead of taking a knee and ensuring the victory, they run a play. After the fumble, the Titans get the ball back with 11 seconds left, and the announcer says they will only have time for one play. About 3 passes to the sideline and then another play for the touchdown could have been run.

Correction: This is a matter of opinion, and the announcer is entitled to his own. This isn't a mistake.

Corrected entry: In the football game that Coach Boone takes Pete out and sits him on the bench, then Coach Yost puts Pete on defence, Pete's number on his jersey changes from 40 to 81 throughout the game.

Correction: There is a logical explanation for this, 40 is a defensive number(usually worn by the free safety or strong safety)81 is an offensive number (usually worn by the wide receiver or tight end) sometimes the referee will make you change your number to let you play that position. If the number isn't changed on offense and the quarterback passes you the ball, a flag is called for passing to an ineligible receiver, regardless of what position you are playing.

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After Sunshine shows up at practice with his father, he picks up a football and throws it at Bertier. On the way down, the ball looks as if it will miss the player by 2 or 3 feet to the right, but on close up it hits him square in the back - rather weakly.

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Throughout the movie, it is implied that the Titans are underdogs, and the final game is depicted as being very close, with the Titans winning on the last play of the game. In reality, the Titans won the state championship by a score of 27-0 and held the opposing team to minus 5 yards total offense. They also finished the season ranked second in the nation.

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