Ghost Ship

Ghost Ship (2002)

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Continuity mistake: When Epps first walks into Katie's cabin, there is a straw hat underneath a suitcase on top of the clothes rack. Yet when Epps gets up again after looking at the dress, the hat is now on top of the suitcase without her having moved it. (00:53:40)

Migster

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Suggested correction: Maybe Katie moved it?

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Plot hole: After the small boat blows up, all the characters are off the big ship. They magically appear back on top of the main ship, but had absolutely no way of getting up there. (00:46:50)

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Suggested correction: Wasn't Murphy still on the board of the big ship during the explosion? He could pull them on the rope or something.

What rope? They got up on a crane. Some soaking wet natural fiber rope from the 60s? What about the injured guy? Nah.

Who said it had to be a wet rope? Cruise ships of that size are likely to have supplies on board for a "man overboard" situation. Murphy is still on the ship so could use them.

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Other mistake: Ferriman says he can only mark someone if they do something sinful first. Dodge shouldn't have been marked as he technically shot Ferriman in self-defense, which isn't considered a sin, but near the end Epps sees her dead crewmates and Dodge is also shown as well as marked.

Joey221995

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Suggested correction: It was implied that if they sinned in their life they could be marked not immediately before death. That is also why the demon explained that he couldn't mark Katie because she never committed any sins.

Factual error: When Murphy goes into the "Cabina de Capitano" (Captain's Cabin), he sees the glass with a little alcohol in it, and the bottle standing next to it, without a cork or stopper. If left standing open like that, after 40 years, the liquid would have evaporated. However, it can be said that the Captain's ghost made it appear to entice Murphy.

Movie Nut

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Suggested correction: The Italian captain's ghost had just poured it to intrigue Murphy.

I amended my entry to reflect your suggestion, thank you.

Movie Nut

Suggested correction: I think the captain's ghost did that just like Francesca had the lit cigarette inside the ash tray.

I amended my entry to reflect your suggestion, thank you.

Movie Nut

Revealing mistake: When the crew are getting ready to load up the gold, one of the crew slams the crate lid making the gold bars "move".

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Epps: After you.
Murphy: No, after you.
Munder: No, no, no, no, no. After me.

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Trivia: The studio and producer Joel Silver reportedly called for major re-writes of the script shortly before shooting began. Many of the actors had signed up based on the original script, titled "Chimera", which contained far less violence and supernatural elements, and instead was a psychological drama about what happens to a salvage crew when they are stranded in the middle of the ocean. Much of the cast wasn't informed that the script had been almost completely altered into a more generic supernatural-horror/slasher film until just before they showed up to begin filming, leaving many of them disheartened and disgruntled.

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Question: Why was Epps's dead crew involved in taking the gold onto the new ship? Wouldn't their souls have gone to Heaven when the ship sank?

Answer: No, they succumbed to their sins so their souls are eternally damned.

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