Continuity mistake: In the water, Jack and Rose climb on a floating piece of wood when a man in the background blows a whistle. First this man has a strand of hair over the forehead, a frame later it's combed backwards, then half a second later the strand of hair reappears. (02:39:35)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Jack and Rose are going back to the sitting room to tell Cal and Ruth about the bad news, you can see a crew member reflected on the wall over by the door. (01:41:00)

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Suggested correction: The room is full of at least 3 stewards, Cal, Lovejoy, Rose, Ruth, Jack. That's at least 8 people in the room. The reflection is just a shadow. No possible way of determining if it was a crew member or one of the 8 people in the room.

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Factual error: The radio system in use at that time was based on spark transmission and we should never have heard a nice clean transmission of Morse code SOS or CQD beeps. (01:45:25)

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Continuity mistake: When the musicians go out on deck to play as the ship is sinking all they have on is their uniforms. They are seen this way a few times, in the last shot of them they all have on overcoats. (02:06:30 - 02:22:30)

Continuity mistake: After Rose sees the Titanic, Cal replies "it's 100 feet longer than the Mauretania", with nobody behind him. Right then the angle changes and his chauffeur appears. (00:21:20)

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Suggested correction: Lovejoy is seen further back. When Cal says its 100ft longer, he turns to help Ruth out of the car and Lovejoy is still further back. However due to the new angle, he appears closer.

Deliberate mistake: When the lifeboat crew are searching the water for survivors, they are using lanterns. It has been admitted by James Cameron himself that the real Titanic crew didn't have lanterns in the lifeboats, but this was the only way to light the shot. (02:45:55)

Continuity mistake: When Jack and Rose are dancing on the 3rd class level, Rose takes her shoes off and looks down at her feet, in the following shot she is looking at Jack, and the shot after she looks at Jack again. (01:05:30)


Continuity mistake: When the captain looks at the bridge sinking, the water level is by the middle of the helm wheel. In the next shot, from the other entrance, the level is lower than that, and in the next it's again by the middle of the wheel, which is also turned to a different position. (02:24:00)

Continuity mistake: When Jack and Rose are on the way up to the end of the ship, they go past a priest with lots of people praying, some are holding his hands, yet in the following shot, the people are not holding his hands, and are a bit further away from him than in the previous shot. (02:31:20)


Continuity mistake: During the break-up of the ship, David Warner's character, Lovejoy, is right where the gash starts. Right after we see the interior break-up shot, we see the hull breaking, and on the top, where Lovejoy should be, he is nowhere to be seen. (02:35:00)

Factual error: Regarding the church service on the Titanic, it was non-sectarian, however it was based on the Anglican Church in England (or Episcopal in America). The fact is that Captains did conduct the service, were open to anyone; thus Jack could not have been kept out. (01:12:05)


Continuity mistake: When the diamond is found in Jack's pocket the way Rose's hair is messed up is different in every single shot. (01:41:45)


Continuity mistake: When Jack is dining in first class with Cal Rose and the others, when the men get up to leave, and in one shot you see Cal walk past Jack, and in the following shot he is walking past again. (01:02:15)


Factual error: In the film the water tight doors are shown to lower mechanically all the way down, however in reality the last 20 inches or so they would suddenly drop by their own weight to effectively "dent" into the floor creating the water tight seal. A few of the crew in the film getting through "at the last moment" would have actually had their lower legs shattered by several tonnes of iron.

Factual error: At the end of the movie, the Straus' are seen lying in each other's arms on their bed with water coming into the cabin under the closed door as the ship is sinking. This is not true, their cabin was on C deck, but his body was found in the following days of the sinking. For his body to get into the open water it would have had to float through a closed door, and up several flights of stairs. Historically, they refused to leave the ship, and were last seen sitting in deck chairs. They were there when the ship sank on the boat deck. Her body was never recovered.

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Suggested correction: Yes that's a fact but this is a movie and if James Cameron would've taken the time to make this movie with everything as a fact it would've taken forever. Just like Rose wasn't a real person on the actual Titanic. Things like that.


Continuity mistake: When Jack is showing Rose how to spit and is interrupted by the arrival of her mother, the glob of spit on his face moves from the side to the middle. (00:35:45)

Continuity mistake: When Jack gets invited for dinner after Rose's rescue his hair changes between hanging down and tucked behind his ear alternatingly. There is another change after he puts Lovejoy's cigarette behind his ear. Similar alternating changes happen while he talks to Rose in the gym. (00:43:15 - 01:14:55)


Continuity mistake: When Rose and Jack beg a steward to open the gate for them while the water is rising, the steward drops the keys and runs away. There are two shots of the keys on the chain lying in the water arranged in totally different ways (the difference is not caused by the water flow as the keys are not moving in either shot). (02:18:55)


Factual error: When Jack describes taking Rose to the Santa Monica Pier, he specifically mentions riding on the roller coaster. Although the pier itself did open in 1909, the land for the amusement portion of the pier was not even purchased until 1916. (00:53:45)

Continuity mistake: When the ships sinks and the back is rising, you see no people swim under the ship. When the ship breaks and falls down, the sea is crowded with people, who get crushed under the ship. (02:35:15)

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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