Volcano

Character mistake: When they're literally watching lava creep down the street Roark says "whatever this stuff is" (something like that). 2 things: 1) how does he not realise it's lava, and 2) although it's weird to have lava in LA, Amy already told him that lava could push through from the tar pits, so he should have been able to figure it out.

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Suggested correction: Even if he knows what it is, he is still in denial and just doesn't want to say the name of it, as it's uncomfortable to say.

lionhead

Character mistake: The downed firetruck was referred to as engine 17, however it is actually engine 23.

Continuity mistake: When the female nurse is in her 4x4 vehicle, she looks in her mirror and sees two fire trucks. In the far away shot the first fire engine overtakes her, then when it cuts back to her it's overtaking her again. (00:34:30)

The-Immortal
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Suggested correction: This appears to be a not uncommon film making technique where a sequence is shown from multiple angles, and if that is the case here, then it isn't a mistake.

But as we have no way to tell if it is an intentional technique it's considered a mistake.

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Amy: Sometimes magma can find one of those fissures and rise up through it.
Roark: What's magma?
Rachel: Lava.
Roark: Lava? Right here in L.A?
Amy: It is one of the possibilities.
Roark: We have a history of that here in the downtown area?
Rachel: Paricutin... 1943, a Mexican farmer sees smoke coming out of the middle of his cornfield. A week later there's a volcano a thousand feet high. There's no history of anything until it happens. Then there is.

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Trivia: The story about the Mexican man working in his field in 1943 when a volcano rose under his feet is true. It is the Paricutin Volcano in Mexico. It rose over 1,000 feet in a week and is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. http://wonderclub.com/WorldWonders/ParicutinHistory.html.

William Bergquist
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Question: Does the art museum catch fire from the lava even though they tried to stop it by putting a bus against it?

Answer: Lava is extremely hot. It heats the air above and around it to such a degree that it can reach the flash point of various items.

Greg Dwyer
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