Congo

Congo (1995)

18 corrected entries

Corrected entry: When Munro and Dr. Ross are sitting with the General, there's nobody in the lobby. In the next shot a group of people are standing there.

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Hamster

Correction: Most of the times the angles of the shot makes the soldiers in the lobby disappear, but they would be just out of frame (to the left, mostly). The camera simply does not catch the entire lobby. In addition, the men are moving around a little, so could easily have moved to stay out of frame.

Twotall

Corrected entry: At the start of the film, one of Jeffreys eyes is ripped out. Later when his corpse is found by Dr. Ross and Elliot, he has both eyes in his corpse.

Hamster

Correction: We never get to see Jeffrey's entire face, as his head is turned to the side, and only the left side is visible. And even this is only seen in a wide shot, so it is impossible to make out his eye (or lack thereof).

Twotall

Corrected entry: When Charles Travis is waiting for Jeffrey, in the first shot he's sitting on the steps of Zinj, then standing, and then he sits down again.

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Hamster

Correction: The scene is not shown in real time - Charles is there for quite some time waiting for Jeffrey, which is why he is getting so impatient and shouts that they have to link up with Houston in ten minutes.

Twotall

Corrected entry: When Homolka looks outside the plane door [before jumping] he puts his right hand on the doorside. In the next shot it's his left hand.

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Hamster

Correction: He places both hands on the doorsides, one on each side.

Twotall

Corrected entry: Karen asks Charles' if she can have his co-ordinates for a later link-up. However later we see her able to operate the camera herself remotely.

Hamster

Correction: When Karen said to Charles "send me your coordinates", it was under the impression that the expedition would be moving towards the source of the river and the diamond mine. Had everything gone normal, the expedition would move, and new coordinates would have to be given so they could link up again. Karen could later remotely use the camera because coordinates had not changed, and it was still in its previous location.

Twotall

Corrected entry: In the scene in the cave where they finally found the white diamonds, they take the diamonds from the stone-mine-wall with their fingers and the diamond is alredy cut like a jewel (diamonds in their "raw" form look like rough glass).

Correction: The characters never take the diamonds directly from the wall, but pick them up from the sand floor. And the diamonds in the movie are not cut, but have the natural crystal-shapes raw diamonds have. How can we be sure? Because they WERE real diamonds, on loan from the Herkimer Diamond Mines.

Twotall

Corrected entry: When our heroes are in the hut, with the African warlord, there is a lot of money. At a time, they throw an bundle of dollar bills, and the top-bill flips over, and shows that the next is just plain white paper.

Correction: First of all, they are in a very nice hotel, not a "hut". Second, if you look closely, you can see the corner of the printing on the second bill as well. American bills have a white edge to them, so it may at a glance appear as if there is no print there, but you can make it out, even without zooming.

Twotall

Corrected entry: Karen asks Charles' for his co-ordinates so they can link up again, but she must already know them in order to currently be linked with him.

Hamster

Correction: He called them. She needs his co-ordinates to be able to call him back.

Jazetopher

Corrected entry: When everybody lands after parachuting out the plane, Munro says he has to sedate Amy. But in the next shot she is very much wide awake.

Hamster

Correction: He says that the pill will calm her down, jokingly refering to it as "Gorilla Prozac" in the plane. Then he says that she woke up on the way down, biting him. He even remarks that she has quite the sharp set of teeth. It merely knocked her out for the jump, and even that dose was shown to not be enough.

Jazetopher

Corrected entry: Charles and Jeffrey have to swim through deep water to get to the city of Zinj. The group only walks through ankle deep water to get to it though.

Hamster

Correction: They swin "under" a rock formation to get to it in, at most, 10-15 feet of water. The second crew has Amy for their guide, and she leads them to the most direct route to the mines, which just happens to be a different path altogether.

Jazetopher

Corrected entry: When they find the pit where the gorillas put dead bodies, only Jeffrey and Charles are in there, when seven others were also killed.

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Hamster

Correction: Perhaps it's because Charlie and Jeffrey were the only two killed at the mine, while the others were killed at camp. Since the other seven members were never shown again, this is not a continuity mistake, as the gorillas can do whatever they want with the bodies.

Jazetopher

Corrected entry: Flares fired from the airplane should be immediately swept behind, but they are not.

Correction: Not necessarily. It would be a matter of the muzzle velocity of the flare vs. the speed of the slip stream. After all the DC is a fairly slow plane.

Corrected entry: During Tim Curry's death sequence, if you freeze-frame the shot where a gray gorilla crushes his head, you can see that the gorilla's fists don't actually come in contact with Tim Curry's head-they land on either side.

Correction: If you have to slow the movie down to see this, it is not a movie mistake as per the rules of this website. Only mistakes that are visible in regular viewing are valid.

Twotall

Corrected entry: In the scene where the convey comes across a member from the expedition, Monroe takes the dying guy's pulse. The mistake is that Monroe takes the pulse with his thumb. When taking a pulse in the wrist or neck, you can't do it with the thumb because the thumb has its own pulse.

Correction: A mistake by the character, not the movie.

Corrected entry: On the plane ride where the heroes are attacked by missiles, they jump out of the plane and one of them takes the gorilla with him. There is no way that, at that speed, the gorilla could stay in the guy's arms after he pulls the rip cord to open the parachute. The gorilla would 'shoot' out of the guy's arms and fall to its death.

Correction: Amy "the gorilla" is in fact strapped to Munroe so it's unlikely she would fall to her death. You can even see Munroe raise his arms up as he's falling. Amy was sleeping so she wasn't holding on.

Corrected entry: When everyone is jumping out of the plane, Monroe tells Peter he'll take Amy. The pilots jump out along with some equipment, then some porters. Mr Homolka has to be pushed out and Karen jumps out after him. Peter then goes and so there's only Monroe, Kahega and Amy on the plane. Monroe and Amy jump, but we never see Kahega jump even though he manages to land before Karen Ross and Monroe.

Correction: The fact we see Kahega lands indicates he jumped from the plane (we just don't see it). As for landing before Monroe who jumped first, Monroe, with Amy, opened his chute right away. Kaheag on the other hand obviously chose to free-fall a little before opening his chute and thus passed Monroe on the way down.

Corrected entry: The walls of Zinj are all covered with Egyptian hyroglyphics. But Zinj was built by the Jewish King Solomon. There is no reason for hyroglyphics to be there; it should be ancient Hebrew writing.

Correction: It is never said that the hieroglyphics are Egyptian. Hieroglyphics are a system of writing using pictures which was used by several ancient cultures. If they had been Egyptian, the scientists would have figured their meanings out much quicker than they did.

Corrected entry: When everybody is in the cave there are rocks falling on them, but when the rocks go in the water, they float!

Correction: Pumice is often produced during eruptions, and floats very well.

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