Corrected entry: Moore sets up an appointment with Heston for the next day at 8:30 AM, yet when he is interviewing him, the wall clock behind Moore shows 6:05. This is because Moore spliced together footage from several different interviews, but tried to make it look like one interview.
Corrected entry: The "Wonderful World" segment of the documentary has several inaccuracies. 1) The Emir of Kuwait is not a dictator, but the legal ruler of his country. In fact, Kuwait is considered one of the freer Middle Eastern countries. 2) The U.S. government never gave aid to Taliban-ruled Afganistan. It actually gave that money to U.S. and international agencies that distributed humanitarian aid to the people of Afganistan. 3) Panama dictator Manuel Noriega was never a CIA agent. He was a CIA informant who used to provide intelligence to the United States. 4) Chile President Salvador Allende was not assassinated; he committed suicide with a gun.megamii
Corrected entry: Michael Moore states that the NRA shows up in Littleton, Colorado for a large pro-gun rally. This is not entirely true. The NRA is a New York corporation and a non-profit organization that is regulated by law. New York law requires the NRA to have annual meetings (to allow members to debate, pass resolutions, amend by-laws and choose officers). This NRA pro-gun rally at Littleton originally included the annual meeting and other activities and was scheduled well before the shooting. This event was to occur over several days. The New York statute requires a minimum of ten days notice to change an annual meeting date. The Columbine shooting occurred 11 days before the NRA meeting. It was determined this was too short of a time frame to notify all its members of any possible meeting change. However, the NRA in sympathy with the shootings cancelled all other activities and events relating to this big pro-gun rally. So the event was shortened to one day rather than several and basically only included the NRA annual meeting. So the NRA tried to be sensitive to the residents of Littleton, considering the circumstances.
Corrected entry: Contrary to the cartoon segment ("A Brief History of the United States") of the documentary, no one was ever burned to death for being a witch in America. In Colonial America, the punishment for witchcraft was death by hanging. Only in Europe is where witchcraft was punished by burning at the stake.megamii
Corrected entry: In the scene where Michael Moore calls out to Charlton Heston, asking him to look at the picture of the little girl, the camera angle switches around from his back to his front while he is calling out to Heston, which he doesn't respond to, making Heston seem like he is avoiding the issue. The only problem with that is that you can't see the cameraman in the front from the back, which you would have to for the shot to be taken. The only way in which the cameraman wouldn't be seen is if it is the same cameraman, taking a shot of his back, then walking around and taking the shot again from the front. Given that cut, we can't even be sure Charlton Heston was remotely within earshot.
Corrected entry: Moore spliced together two campaign ads. One actual Bush/Quayle ad, another by an independent expenditure campaign. The Bush/Quayle ad never mentioned Willie Horton, but the other non-Bush/Quayle ad did. Although Moore's film shows these as one ad, and "Paid for Bush/Quayle" shows at the bottom of the ad, when most of the footage was not.Jack's Revenge
Corrected entry: Columbine High School (scene of a notorious school shooting in 1999) was never located within the city of Littleton, Colorado. Littleton is actually the mailing address only. Columbine High School is actually located four miles west of the Littleton city limits in unincorporated Jefferson County (still the suburbs), and is part of Jefferson County Public Schools, not Littleton Public Schools.megamii
Corrected entry: The scene with Moore receiving a gun for opening a CD is most likely staged which is why this entry is a deliberate goof. In the beginning of Bowling, Moore receives a gun for opening a CD. The bank is in Michigan, and Moore is a resident of New York, which has some of the most stringent gun laws in the nation. Under the Gun Control Act (18 U.S. Code sec. 922), a gun transfer to a non-resident of a person's state is extremely controlled. If a person is not a licensed dealer, which a bank is not, then he cannot transfer a gun to a nonresident at all. He must have a permit to own a rifle or shotgun. So, Moore waited the six-month period it takes to receive this permit, then told the bank that he had covered his New York legal bases, and then ordered the rifle, all the while to film a scene showing how easy it is to get a rifle in the United States.
Corrected entry: In the scene where he is interviewing the spokesperson for Lockheed-Martin in the factory producing the huge, silver-colored missiles, Moore makes it sound as if those are missiles with an offensive military use. In fact, those are Titan IV missiles, used by NASA and the USAF to launch satellites into space, not nuclear warheads. True, early Titan missiles (Is & IIs) were nuclear-tipped, but the last of these was phased-out in 1987, and the last time the U.S. produced a brand-new nuclear missile (an LGM-118 "Peacekeeper") was in 1990.
Corrected entry: Regarding the school shooting at Buell Elementary School, Michael Moore claimed no one knew why the little boy shot the little girl (Kayla Rolland). Actually that statement isn't entirely factual. The little boy who killed Kayla had a history of violence. He had been previously suspended for stabbing another student with a pencil. He actually fought with Kayla the day prior to the shooting. He also once stabbed another child with a knife.
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