Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

New today Character mistake: In her speech outside the bank, Mary Lou Barebone mentions "the wireless" as one of the wonders of modern technology, which is the British term. A New Yorker in 1926 would use the Americanism "radio."

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Factual error: At one point, Newt Scamander says he found one of his beasts in Equatorial Guinea. That country only got that name after independence from Spain in 1968; back in 1926, when the movie is set, the place was known as Spanish Guinea.

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Factual error: In opening scene of of 1920s New York the Statue of Liberty is in view with the modern refurbished gold leaf torch, not the original iron and glass torch. Lady Liberty's torch was not replaced until October 8th, 1984.

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Factual error: A theater marquee is visible promoting the showing of a film called Tribeca Follies. The acronym "Tribeca" - an amalgamation of "Triangle Below Canal [Street]" - didn't come into usage until the 1970s.

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Other mistake: When Newt gives Jacob a suitcase full of eggs, he bumps into him, apparently swapping suitcases. If you watch carefully, the suitcases don't actually switch.

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Factual error: In the final scene in the bakery, there is a fire visible in the oven. In bakery ovens, there is no open fire in the oven, it is in a closed cabinet below. Bread and cake are not grilled.

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Other mistake: A shot of Jacob and Queenie walking was used twice. Queenie is showed on the left side of the screen and Jacob on the right, and Jacob looks behind, then turns to look to his left, then turns more in front of himself. This happens while Queenie and Jacob are trying to find Newt's case, then find what cell Newt and Tina are in when they are trying not to be killed by Grindlewald in disguise.

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Audio problem: When Newt, Tina, Queenie and Jacob are peeking at Dougal at the department store, Newt says to Jacob and Queenie, "You two, head that way." His lips don't move at all.

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