Fast & Furious 8

Fast & Furious 8 (2017)

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Factual error: The Akula class submarine is an attack class submarine, not an SSBN (Missile Carrier).

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Plot hole: Timeline is wrong for the young lad to be Dom's son - he would be older.

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Factual error: Roman is completely submerged in ice cold water and is trapped in his car when pulled out, he would be suffering from hypothermia by the end of the chase but is completely unaffected by it.

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Plot hole: The nuclear codes are stolen and the Russian guy holding them was let go by Dom. He would contact his government to let them know and the codes changed. Cypher would also know this so her plan is flawed.

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Suggested correction: Russia lost a number nuclear weaponry to Russian militants. They would be resistive to government request to deactivate those weapons.

Plot hole: Using an EMP to disable the security at the base would render anything electrical useless, computers, cars, cameras, anything with a micro chip in it. Firing a EMP directly under something you want to steal like a submarine is completely stupid - Cypher would know this.

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Continuity mistake: While everybody hooks Dom the sun on the floor changes between shots.

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oswal13

Factual error: The Russian submarine is propped up on steel supports with its propeller well out of the water, so there is no way it could have been launched so quickly. Filling a dry dock and launching usually takes several hours.

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GillBill

Factual error: When the EMP goes off - apart from the obvious like the ridiculous shockwave...it causes the big gates to fall down. This is a unsecure security principal called "Failing open." I highly doubt that a secure military station would "fail open." Instead if would fail closed - ie if something went wrong then the defense systems would default to being closed and impenetrable.

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Factual error: At the end of the film where the gang are trying to outrun the submarine, it should be noted that submarines cannot travel much faster than about 40mph when submerged, let alone above water/icebreaking. Yet it is shown at least keeping pace with the Fast and Furious heroes.

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Paul Weston
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Suggested correction: It's also likely the cars wouldn't be going much faster over rough ice and snow. Look what happened when Tej first hit the ice in the Lamborghini because he was going too fast.

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Factual error: A submarine's propeller is made for propelling it through water, not air. Activating the engine while the submarine is propped up on land will not cause it to move.

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throcko

Factual error: Throughout the "Manhattan" race scenes, it is obvious that the location is nowhere near New York. The wide two-way streets, west coast-style traffic signals, street furniture, and architecture look nothing like Manhattan.

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throcko

Continuity mistake: Prison scene - Jason Statham jumps over the first rail and lands with his right hand on ground. He would have rolled over his right shoulder, but when it cuts to him he rolls on his left shoulder. Next rail he jumps over and right when his feet hit the ground his bracelet is on his left wrist, but it's previously been on his right.

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Factual error: When the heroes are trying to shut down the submarine's missile launch, the keyboard in the control center is in English characters.

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Suggested correction: There are a lot of English speaking Russians. A lot.

rswarrior

Plot hole: There is no way that Dom could have organised the meeting with Shaw's mum or contact the guy from Cuba or his two friends from Brazil that were in Fast Five to shoot Shaw, or to organise Shaw and his brother to be kitted out with wing suits and board the plane. Nobody or Hobbs must have been in on it for it to work.

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Deliberate mistake: The coordinates listed for Hobbs' soccer game (34.1381N, 118.3534W) at the beginning are not actually a wooded suburban area with a recreational field, but are in fact the longitude and latitude for the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park in Los Angeles.

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Vader47000

Continuity mistake: Near the end, the Russian chase vehicle fires a grenade at Hobbs' vehicle. The tube on the top far right is used and can be seen open. When that same vehicle goes for the second shot at Hobbs, the tube that was used before is unused now. When Dom hits the vehicle shortly after that there is a very close shot that shows that despite having just fired another round the array of tubes is again unused.

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Other mistake: How did "Cipher" get in her car and drive off without replacing the fuel linkage and putting down the hood?

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