Titanic

Titanic (1997)

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Factual error: The Master-at-Arms office, where Jack is handcuffed, was in actuality an inside cabin and had no portholes at all. (01:51:10)

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Suggested correction: I checked the plans. It's an outside cabin.

It's an inside cabin per the deck plans. Https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/titanic-deckplans/e-deck.html.

Continuity mistake: When Rose's mother is getting into the lifeboat and Rose runs off to find Jack, she is the only person on the boat whose breath is not freezing. (01:52:10)

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Suggested correction: At this stage, none of the people's breath is seen.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jack is sketching Rose, Rose's thumb position at her eyebrow changes from shot to shot. (01:22:50)

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Suggested correction: As an artist, I've done hundreds of hours of life drawing. Models constantly move around a bit while they're posing. Their muscles get stiff and cramped, they get tired, they're bored, they move an appendage without realizing it, they get cold, and so on. It would be unrealistic if Rose held the pose without any variation whatsoever.

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Continuity mistake: After running from Cal shooting at them, Rose and Jack run UP through the dining room, away from the flooded staircase. They go up and up, then down 1 flight of stairs. Yet when they look back up those stairs, there's water overflowing down to them at the base. There's also doors holding back a wall of water at the end of the corridor that they enter. Water isn't rising that fast. (02:16:05)

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Suggested correction: Actually it is. Jack and Rose go from the flooded stairs up through the 1st class dining room and then down some stairs at the end of the dining room. We then see a shot of the water filing the dining room from the direction they come from as expected as they are going from a flooded area to an unflooded area. Shortly after this we see the water start to trickle down the stairs. We then see a shot of the little boy in the corridor which floods as it's below the first class dining room as is prevented from flooding by the doors we see. Then we see the water gushing down the stairs. So the water is rising at an alarming rate.

Continuity mistake: After Rose cuts Jack's handcuffs with the axe there is no chain left in between the two wrist cuffs. There was enough room between his hands to stretch them across the pipe so there must have been at least a few inches of chain. Surely there would have been some chain links left on one side or the other depending on where she cut it. (02:00:40)

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Suggested correction: There is a chain dangling from his right wrist (at the very least) up to the end of the movie.

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Continuity mistake: When Jack is teaching Rose how to spit, then gets caught by some ladies, he has a glob of spit on the far upper right side of his chin, then the shot switches and it is now on bottom middle and a little to the left of his chin. (00:52:25)

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Suggested correction: The glob doesn't move from the right side to the left side.

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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: 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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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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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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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.

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.

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Continuity mistake: When Rose runs to commit suicide, the people she bumps into disappear in the immediate aerial angle. (00:35:10)

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Suggested correction: If you look closely the people she runs into are near the inner wall of the promenade, from the above angle they are simply hidden from view by the top frame along the outer wall.

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Factual error: Rose turned left after exiting the elevator during the search for Jack during the sinking. In the real Titanic, there was a wall to the left of the elevator in E Deck. In addition, going left from the elevators would take her to the port side of the ship, but the corridor outside the cabin where Jack is is on the starboard side. (01:53:40)

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Suggested correction: Coming out of the elevator, you turned left to have access to the long corridor called Scotland Road.

Revealing mistake: When the water pressure implodes the grand staircase's glass dome, the camera looks down at the boat deck windows, which are completely smashed. Yet when this is looked at closely, you can see the outside deck. Wouldn't that all be under water? (02:28:50)

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Suggested correction: Look even closer and you will see that the water is pouring into the grand staircase.

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Continuity mistake: When Lightoller yells at the passengers "stay back or I'll shoot you all like dogs" keep a close eye on officer Lowe, he is nowhere to be seen, then when Lightoller loads his gun and instructs Lowe to board the life boat he is standing there ready. (02:05:35)

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Suggested correction: Officer Lowe can been seen in the shot from behind Lightoller to the right of the screen crouched down and huddled up trying to keep passengers back from the boat.

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Continuity mistake: The drawing of Rose by Jack which Cal finds in the safe changes when the divers later find it in the wreck.

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Suggested correction: Actually it does not. Comparing side by side the pictures they are identical. The actual picture seen (drawn by James Cameron) was sold at auction in 2011.

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Continuity mistake: When Jack and Rose are running through the dining room, both of them are completely dry and running up. After Cal tells Lovejoy he'll give him the diamond if he gets it back, we cut back to Jack and Rose and both of them are soaking wet, most noticeably Jack. (02:13:15)

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Suggested correction: Part of this scene was cut from the movie. Per the site rules, Mistake between deleted scenes and the final movie are not valid as that's usually why they are deleted.

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Continuity mistake: After Cal throws Rose's cigarette away, she lowers her hand. Then there's a very brief angle on Molly Brown where Rose is lowering her hand again up to a point where it disappears offscreen. Then a millisecond later it cuts back to Rose and her hand is magically raised and still, no sign of her lowering it, and shortly after she lowers it while Cal extinguishes the cigarette and she places her index finger on the holder. Close-up on Rose and her fingers are in the previous position and she is extending her index finger again to hide the holder. So there's actually 2 mistakes in a lapse of 3 seconds. (00:32:10)

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Suggested correction: She doesn't lower it twice. She lowers her arm slightly, then completely when the camera angle has changed.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jack and Rose enter the water, Rose is barefoot, yet later she is wearing pale shoes: the heels are visible later when Rose is on the floating door. (02:36:50)

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Suggested correction: As they go into the water, Rose is wearing small light coloured heels. Due to the lighting it appears she is barefoot.

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Factual error: The lake that Jack told Rose he went ice fishing on when she was threatening to jump is Lake Wissota, a man-made lake in Wisconsin near Chippewa Falls (where Jack grew up). The lake was only filled with water in 1918 when a power company built a dam on the Chippewa River, six years after the Titanic sank. (00:39:05)

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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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