The Great Mouse Detective

Factual error: Apparently, Ratigan had to cross the River Thames to reach Big Ben from Buckingham Palace as evidenced by him tossing Fidget into the river before taking reign of the blimp. However, the two landmarks are on the same side of the river.

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Suggested correction: Ratigan changed direction multiple times during the chase because he was trying to get away from Basil. He may have flown away from that side of the river, but then after changing direction he flew across to the side he came from again.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Dr. Dawson and Olivia are seeking Basil's help at his house, Basil sits down and starts playing the violin, holding it in his right hand and having the bow in his left. When Basil the stands up in another shot, he is holding the violin in his left hand (like it's supposed to be) and the bow in his left.

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Basil: There's always a chance, Doctor, as long as one can think.

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Trivia: The producers' first choice for the role of Basil was John Cleese.

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