Titanic

Deliberate mistake: When Jack and Rose are adrift in the ocean, the stars behind them are not the right ones for that time and date. In fact, it's not any sky ever seen on Earth. The right half of the sky is a mirror image of the left half. The fimmakers deliberately positioned the stars to form the shape of the pendant 'Heart of the Ocean.' (02:46:00)

Continuity mistake: When Jack cries he's king of the world he raises his arms pointing in an 11-12 o'clock direction. A frame later, from a different angle, they're in a 9-10 o'clock direction. (00:31:00)

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Factual error: Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) was handcuffed with old English Hiatt's Darby Handcuffs (type 104). This is historically correct. But the key for these handcuffs identifies them as modern reproductions, because it had a flat top and was "checkered". The old keys had an oval and smooth (only marked with "Hiatt" and a number) top. The handcuffs used in the film were not from 1912. (01:47:50)

Factual error: All deep sea submersibles that travel to depths of two or three miles fall to the ocean floor with no power on. At the start of the film, you see MIR1 and MIR2 pan past the camera with all their lights on. The lights should be off to conserve electrical power. The journey to the sea bed takes two and a half hours. (00:02:00)

Continuity mistake: When Ruth boards the ship she walks on the plank followed by her maid. Cal and Rose are not seen in the scene. In the next scene Ruth is entering the ship followed by Cal and Rose and then the maid is in view again. (00:22:15)

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Suggested correction: In the shot of them walking up the walkway onto Titanic, it's Ruth followed by Cal and Rose and then the maid with the boxes. As they enter the ship its the same order. No mistake here.

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Continuity mistake: Close to the end of the film when lots of people are trying to free the lifeboats from the ropes, you can see Cal, climb up a black wire and stand on the side of a half turned lifeboat, but if you watch closely in the following shot, you can see that Cal is still climbing up the black wire. (02:27:55)

The-Immortal

Continuity mistake: On the day after Rose got the diamond she and Jack talk a walk on the deck. From the light on the deck you can tell that the sun is still fairly high up. When the camera angle changes and we see them from behind the deck is in the dark, and the sun is falling in almost horizontal. When they sit down to look at Jack's drawings the sun is higher again. (00:46:15 - 00:49:10)

NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: When Jack is playing poker in the beginning of the movie with the Swedish guys and Fabrizio we can see a short shot of his cards. He then takes another card and wins by having a full house. However, there was no way to get a full house with the cards he had by just drawing one more card. (00:22:50)

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Suggested correction: You must of missed the part where he trades two cards with Sven (the one Swedish guy) before picking up the single card. Thus, it is possible to get a full house.

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Factual error: On the real Titanic the first set of davits were cranked back in to lower the lifeboat Cal is in, not the second set. One of the davits that should have been cranked back in is still on the real Titanic in the position ready for picking up the lifeboat to lower it. (02:25:40 - 02:34:45)

Continuity mistake: When Cal gives Rose the diamond her front hair changes from shot to shot, most drastically when she says "good gracious." (00:44:30)

NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jack is handcuffed water starts running into the room the desk. At that moment the desk, which had been out of reach before, is moved closer to Jack and standing diagonally, so that Jack can climb on it. This happens before things get moved around by water or gravity. (01:54:45)

NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: When Jack is sneaking over the rail to the first class deck, a boy is preparing to spin his toy top. As Jack leaps the rail and begins walking, the boy throws the top and you see it start to spin. The camera angle then changes to show Jack walking, toward the coat he is about to 'borrow', and in the background you can see the boy again drawing back to toss his toy top. Since you have to meticulously wind the string around the top of the toy, it would be impossible for him to be making a separate toss. It's obviously the same toss filmed from two separate angles. (01:13:40)

Continuity mistake: In the scene close to the end, we see crewmen of the ship pulling down a lifeboat, if you watch closely the plank that passengers sit on breaks off when falling onto the deck, but in the following scene it has repaired itself and is back on the lifeboat. (02:20:10)

The-Immortal

Continuity mistake: When Tommy begs the steward to open the gate he is reaching with his right arm through the gate, holding on to a bar. When the camera angle changes the arm is hanging down. (02:04:05)

NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: When Jack and Rose are on the way to the end of the ship to try and stay on as long as possible, you can see them jump down from a railing, but if you watch when Rose jumps down, a woman also jumps down next to her and falls over, yet in the following shot she has vanished, then in the background she can be seen jumping down again. (02:28:55)

The-Immortal

Factual error: Early in the film Jack smokes hand-rolled cigarettes. When he is smoking on the stern deck before Rose is thinking about jumping, he is smoking a mass-produced filter cigarette. Filters in cigarettes didn't exist in 1912. (00:36:05)

Revealing mistake: Throughout the whole movie, you can see the outline of hills in the background, even though the Titanic sank in the middle of the Atlantic. (00:30:30)

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Suggested correction: The outline of hills are seen in the earlier parts of the movie while the Titanic is still close to the land. After the first night sequence (where Rose goes to jump) you see no more outlines.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene you see Rose going down stairs, before she goes into the water she rests an axe on the door frame which turns to the side, yet in the following shot it's not turned to its side. (02:00:00)

The-Immortal
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Continuity mistake: When Tommy Ryan, one of Jack's ship friends, is trying to get to the top deck, but is stopped by metal guard rails, at the beginning of the scene he has his right hand on the rail, then in the next shot he has his left hand on the rail. (02:04:05)

The-Immortal

Revealing mistake: If you look at the deck planks to the right of Rose and Jack you can see that there is something that runs perpendicular to the rest of the planks. This wasn't on the real Titanic. This is where the set was "cut" so that the front half could be sunk into the tank later on in the film. (00:51:00)

Cal Hockley: You're going to him? To be a whore to a gutter rat?!
Rose: I'd rather be his whore than your wife.

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Trivia: Bernard Fox, who portrayed Colonel Archibald Gracie IV, also played Frederick Fleet in the 1958 film, A Night to Remember, another film about the sinking of the RMS Titanic. Frederick Fleet was the first person to notice the iceberg and shouted the warning to the crew.

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