Magnum Force

Magnum Force (1973)

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Plot hole: Why would a timer be used on a booby trap in the mail box, only that it serves later on to kill Briggs?

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Suggested correction: As a back up detonator.

Other mistake: In the beginning credits Harry says "This is the 44 magnum, the most powerful hand gun in the world" but later when he's at the range with David Soul and the other cops, when asked about his what his gun loads he says he uses .357 lite magnum.

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Suggested correction: When at the range with the rookie traffic cops, Harry says he shoots "light specials" out of his 44 magnum which provide more control than a .357 magnum with wad cutters.

Visible crew/equipment: After Callahan removes the bomb from his mailbox, he looks up at a man on the nearby stairs. As a car drives by on the street, the lights from it cast the shadow of the boom operator onto the wall.

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Lieutenant Briggs: Suppose they panic and start shooting?
Harry Callahan: Nothing wrong with shooting as long as the right people get shot!

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Question: I understand the concept of spelling mistakes and an editor accidentally missing them, especially for an unknown actor's name. But how did "Callahan" end up getting misspelled when it was spelled correctly in the first film? Has any reason been given? Or if there someone with general knowledge of how end credits are produced, is there no editor?

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Chosen answer: The error didn't necessarily start with the makers of the credits. It could have crept into the process at any point. Whoever typed up the names to give them to the technicians who made the credits could have misspelled the name.

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