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Continuity mistake: When Norman is running through the spaceship, he runs through a doorway and you get a glimpse of his facemask. It's dry. After going through water to get to the spaceship, wouldn't there be water on it? (00:43:10)

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Suggested correction: On the first visit to the spacecraft, we're told there's heat coming from it. There's no water on the masks of the team during that visit either. If there's enough heat for them to feel it at that depth, it's easily plausible that there's enough heat to dry their masks.

Continuity mistake: When Norman and Harry are talking in the dorm after they hear of the storm coming, Harry is lying down in the bunk telling Norman how they are going to die. There is a shot of Harry's leg at the end of the bunk, then Harry sits up against the wall and in the next shot his leg is still at the end of the bunk, but wouldn't it have moved back when he sat up against the wall?

Continuity mistake: When Norman should give himself the injection, the syringe moves around on the table. First it's parallel to the edge of the table, then at an angle. Later, in the overhead shot, it's lying in a completely different spot.

Continuity mistake: After Harry wakes up after he went into the sphere, he is very hungry, but as he eats, one second he has bacon in his hand, and the next second, no bacon, same with the scrambled eggs: one second, it's on his fork, and the next second, it's gone.

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Continuity mistake: When the survivors are surfacing in the minisub near the end, the sub is overtaken by a shockwave and lots of huge bubbles. A few seconds later the sub surfaces in perfectly calm, clear water.

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Continuity mistake: When Norman is running through the spaceship, he runs through a doorway and you get a glimpse of his facemask. It's dry. After going through water to get to the spaceship, wouldn't there be water on it? (00:43:10)

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Suggested correction: On the first visit to the spacecraft, we're told there's heat coming from it. There's no water on the masks of the team during that visit either. If there's enough heat for them to feel it at that depth, it's easily plausible that there's enough heat to dry their masks.

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Question: After what seems like several hours of conversation between the crew and "Jerry", did the letters J and E occur in the text before the sentence "Don't call me Jerry" appeared and Dustin Hoffman realised the translation was wrong? I haven't watched the film a second time but surely we see words that contain J and E and still make perfect sense?

Answer: It's been a while, but as I remember it, this is explained better in the book. If I remember it correctly, since the translation program was made by Harry, he subconsciously added a section that simply mistranslated "Harry" to "Jerry". That doesn't mean every H became a J or anything like that. It only affected that word.

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Answer: I did not read the book but I will say from just watching the movie I believe Jerry was changed to Harry during the duration of the movie with the idea that Norman wanted to believe Harry was the cause of all the problems. That is why we do not see a random J in all the words that needed an H earlier in the move. Or it was a giant error on the directors part but there were a lot of unanswered questions in the move.

Answer: The "Harry" is "Jerry" has little to do with transposed letters. Norman is a psychiatrist, so by nature he likes to talk to discover new information. The entire conversation is Norman's subconscious thoughts being projected on the computer so that Norman can do his job of being the psychiatrist and talk to an entity. He has no other reason of being there. Norman is basically talking to himself. So in psychoanalysis Norman has to find a twist, which is My name is not Jerry. Ted and Harry didn't mess up the code they are too smart.

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