Airplane
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Continuity mistake: During the kissing on the beach, the seaweed on Striker's body and the lobster behind Elaine disappear when the second wave comes. (00:24:35)

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Other mistake: In the closing credits, Ann M. Nelson, who hung herself early in the film out of sheer boredom at Striker's longwinded story, is listed as the "Handing Lady" rather than the "Hanging Lady."

Michael Albert

Revealing mistake: When the girl scouts are fighting, the pad on one of the girl's back to protect her when falling is visible beneath her shirt. (00:16:40)

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Revealing mistake: In the beginning, when the girl is running along-side the plane (pretending it's a train), you can see white knee-pads under her skirt to protect her when she runs into metal structures on the tarmac. (00:13:10)

Ral0618

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Visible crew/equipment: At the point where Striker is walking through the tunnel to board the plane near the beginning, for a split second, one can see a section of cable lying on the floor and a crewmember off to the side. (00:04:35)

Continuity mistake: When the 747 crashes into the terminal window, the red stripes wrap all the way around the nose of the plane. In the previous shot, the stripes came to a point and ended several feet back. (00:04:00)

Revealing mistake: When Otto Pilot is inflated, you can see a 'helping hand' pushing him up. (00:42:25)

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Suggested correction: Wings don't sprout out of a plane's nose. They would be significantly further back on the fuselage and out of sight.

Except you can see on either side of the nose, there's nothing blocking the view of the wings. There's no way for them to be so far back that you couldn't see them.

Bishop73

Revealing mistake: In the scenes in the cockpit, when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Murdoch) is talking, you can see his eyes move back and forth like he's reading from a cue-card.

Revealing mistake: When Elaine is visiting Ted at the mental hospital and she says Lt. Zipp died this morning, when Ted picks up the water right before he spits, there's the same amount in the glass when he picked it up and set it down. So he didn't drink anything or spit any water. (00:28:50)

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Visible crew/equipment: When the vulture appears behind Striker, notice a moving white stick on the left side of the screen used by the animal handler offscreen.

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Audio problem: When the woman at the metal detector says to the man with the metal arm and leg "Would you put all your metals objects into this dish please", her mouth doesn't move for the second half of the sentence. (00:03:00)

Casual Person

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Continuity mistake: After you see all the newspapers talking about the plane, and when you see the drummer on TV who speaks by drum tones, when the drums are handed to him the ends of the sticks are round, but when he looks to HIS left, after the camera changes position, they're not round anymore. (01:04:45)

tylerasktaylorsteckleralexdenny

Revealing mistake: In the flashback dance scene, Ted does a Russian sort of dance. Throughout the scene, you can see the black wires holding him up. Just look to the slightly right or left of him as he dances. (00:20:32)

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Ted has driven the man in the turban to burn himself to death by telling him boring stories, you can see that the man has something on his pants resembling liquid before he pours gasoline on himself. (00:48:50)

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Revealing mistake: When the Girl Scout crashes into the jukebox, you can see the lights turn on before she hits it. (00:17:10)

Revealing mistake: At the beginning, a man is asked to put all of his metal objects into the dish. He then proceeds to remove his prosthetic hand and foot. When he removes his foot, he reaches a good six inches away from himself to pick it up. (00:03:05)

[Randy is crying.]
Dr. Rumack: Randy, are you all right?
Randy: Oh, Dr. Rumack, I'm scared. I've never been so scared. And besides, I'm twenty-six and I'm not married.
Dr. Rumack: We're going to make it, you've got to believe that.
Mrs. Hammen: Dr. Rumack, do you have any idea when we'll be landing?
Dr. Rumack: Pretty soon. How are you holding up?
Mrs. Hammen: Well, to be honest, I've never been so scared. But, at least I have a husband.
[Randy cries even harder.].

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Trivia: The credits list "generally in charge of a lot of things" as one of the job titles. (01:26:00)

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Question: Captain Oveur was saying things to Joey. What I didn't understand is the jokes behind the lines "Have you ever been in a Turkish Prison" and "Do you like movies about gladiators." What are the jokes behind these? Please explain. Thank-you.

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Chosen answer: All of his questions to Joey are filled with homosexual innuendos; the perverted captain is trying to see if Joey has any such tendencies. In a Turkish prison, men who are sexually frustrated will resort to "companionship" with other men (even forcefully). Movies about gladiators depict ripped, muscular men, and the question about seeing a "grown man naked" obviously fits the pattern.

Matty Blast

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