Ice Station Zebra

Continuity mistake: When the sub surfaces at Zebra it is shown running up a tower. When we next switch to a close-up there is no tower and it is running up an antenna.

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Continuity mistake: Their first attempt to punch through the ice occurs in an area where the water depth is stated as 140 feet. After bouncing off the ice the sub submerges down below 200 feet and is still descending as it moves away.

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Continuity mistake: When the nuclear sub Tigerfish submerges for the first time it is at dusk in rough seas. When they cut to an underwater shot looking up at the sub the water is very calm and light. Cut back to a surface shot of the tower submerging and it's once again dusk and rough seas.

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"Ice Station Zebra" is one of dozens of films which make the mistake of showing people carrying rifles such as M-16s with the magazines inserted. In the scene where Marine Captain Jim Brown arrives at the submarine via helicopter, he comes aboard passing his M-16 through a hatch with the magazine inserted, barrel first - a double safety violation. I first saw the movie in a Marine Corps base theater, and all of us yelled at the screen when we saw that.

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Patrick McGoohan committed himself to appearing in "Ice Station Zebra" whilst he was filming his famous TV series "The Prisoner". However, as is well known, "The Prisoner" went massively overbudget and seriously behind schedule. As a result, McGoohan had to leave filming of "The Prisoner" in late 1967 for several weeks, in order to appear in "Ice Station Zebra". This is the reason why several episodes of "The Prisoner" have McGoohan either absent or only in previously filmed flashbacks and inserts...McGoohan could not be filming both "The Prisoner" at Elstree, and "Ice Station Zebra" in Hollywood at the same time.

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