Six Days, Seven Nights

Other mistake: When Quin is cutting the plane that's stuck in a tree, he uses a saw, that looks brand new. He's just been chased by pirates and jumped off a cliff - where did he get the saw from? Anything in the plane would be rusty by this point.

Other mistake: Watch Harrison Ford's hair throughout the film. When they are making the rafts out of the plane, you can see that he has had his hair cut. I never knew that they had a barber's on that island.

Continuity mistake: When Harrison Ford and Anne Heche come out of the cave they fell into, Anne has a scorpion on her head. If you look closely you will see that it is just a toy and much smaller than the real one we see in the next shot.

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Trivia: Temuera Morrison and Cliff Curtis are speaking Maori in their roles as pirates. However they didn't know how to say the complex lines they were supposed to (about gold and pirates, etc), so they just ad-libbed random everyday stuff such as what they were cooking for dinner. (From Temuera's biography "Temuera Morrison: From Haka to Hollywood").

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Question: If Quinn and Robin had no idea what island they crash landed on AND the plane's navigation system and radio had been knocked out by the lightning, how were they able to navigate straight back to Makatea once they retrofitted the plane and eluded the pirates?

Answer: Once they were in the air, Quinn would be able to navigate by sight. He was an experienced pilot and and was familiar with the territory and the different islands' configurations. He would also be looking for ship traffic, and he had a general idea which of several islands they were on. Once in the air, he would easily know which direction he was heading based on the position of the sun.

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But he passed out. And the ocean is a big expanse, not a lot of landmarks to navigate by.

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