Jewel of the Nile

Revealing mistake: When Jack and Joan escape in the F16, if you look at the back wheels, you can see the car driveshafts that drive the wheels. Jet aircraft don't have driveshafts.

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Jack wrestles the native for Joan's hand in marriage, the native is wearing a wedding ring.

Revealing mistake: Joan gets splashed by Jack's water skis and goes inside the boat to watch a picture of the two of them on a tropical beach. The picture is blatantly fake: Jack's legs become invisible at one point, his skin looks wiggly were it's been pasted and no shadows match at all.

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Revealing mistake: Jack is on a platform next to the burning stage. In the close-ups it's Michael Douglas, but in the wide angles it is a skinny stuntman with light hair who looks nothing like him. (01:34:10)

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Factual error: The tiny missiles on the F16 are shown as being attached to some sort of flexible metal framework which bends and shifts as the plane moves along the ground. The F16 is a supersonic fighter - any such thing would be ripped clean off the wing at speed. The missiles carried by the F16 are attached to streamlined 'hard points' under the wing, or the wingtips themselves.

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Joan Wilder: My heart just isn't in it. I mean, romance just doesn't seem real to me anymore.
Gloria: Real? You don't write real - you write about people that sail off into the god damn sunset.
Joan Wilder: Well, what about the next day, when the sun comes up?
Gloria: There is no next day! That's why it's a romance. You've got to stop confusing real life with a romantic novel.

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Question: Does anyone know where the idea for the Arab flag in the movie came from? Seems to me it resembles the Louisiana flag (the bird with the babies) except with no writing. Did anyone else notice this?

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