Crank

Crank (2006)

10 corrected entries

Corrected entry: When Chevy gets 'Defibrillated' in the hospital by the doctor, his finger is gripped around the trigger on the gun he is holding. In real life, this would have caused the finger to spasm, pulling the trigger and shooting the doctor.

Correction: Defibrillation does not cause spasms, it causes your muscles to lock in position. In truth, Chevy could not have pulled that trigger if he'd wanted to while being defibrillated.

Phixius

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie where Chev is about to land on a car, if you pay close attention under the car you can see pedestrians and cars moving at a high rate of speed. And the peds on the sidewalk are not showing any reaction to Chev landing on a car.

Jeffy

Correction: The cars are driving at variable speeds as people drive like that. The pedestrians "moving at a high rate of speed" are clearly running/jogging. And the pedestrians on the right side of the screen clearly react to Chev hitting the car by staring at him during the whole time that they are in the shot.

Knever

Corrected entry: Chev falls for about one minute and a half in the ending scene. That suggests he fell from an altitude where it is cold enough for your breath to be seen. However, Chev's and Verona's breath is never seen before plummeting down.

BlueCell

Correction: It's not temperature alone that causes this effect; the humidity level also plays a part. The conditions apparently weren't right.

Phixius

Corrected entry: Doc keeps referring to "ephedra" (pronounced uh-fed-ra in actuality, mispronounced ef-idi-rah throughout the film) as being a naturally occurring substance in the body. In fact Ephedra is a genus of plant. A particular type of Ephedra plant naturally produces the chemical ephedrine, a natural stimulant and the basis of pseudoephedrine more commonly known as Sudafed. Ephedrine does not occur naturally in the human body, and Ephedra isn't even a chemical. The actual "adrenaline" produced by the adrenal glands in the body is primarily epinephrine.

Correction: It is EPINEPHRINE they are talking about and that he is supposed to take, not Ephedra.

Corrected entry: At the end of the film when Chevy is falling from the helicopter, he breaks the bad guy's neck and he starts falling a lot faster than Chevy. One of Newton's laws states that two items will fall at the same speed. Chevy coudn't have pushed him to fall faster due to him not havving anything to push against, therefore the guy shouldn't have started falling faster.

Correction: Actually, both bodies had downward inertia. If Chevy forcefully pushed the dead man up, Chevy would slightly increase his downward momentum while momentarily decreasing the dead man's because he was pushing with his own inertia and against the dead man's. The actual increase in Chevy's own speed is small, but, when coupled with the slight, temporary decrease of the other man's, the difference appears much greater.

Phixius

Corrected entry: As the two characters fight near the end, the helicopter is hovering right around rooftop level of the large skyscrapers downtown (clearly seen out the door). This would place the helicopter right around 1000 feet. As they fight, the helicopter ascends for perhaps 10 or 20 seconds. When the characters fall, it takes our hero 91 seconds from helicopter to splat. After about 15 seconds, he would be at terminal velocity: about 120 mph. Let's subtract that 15 seconds and just calculate he fell for 76 seconds at 120 mph (176 feet per second). That means he covers 13,376 feet. So, with the first 15 seconds, at least 15,000 feet. Now, the service ceiling for the Eurostar AS350 helicopter they were on is about 20,000 feet, so it could have been high enough, but its rate of climb is only about 2,000 feet per minute, so to reach the altitude from which our heroes fell, it would have needed about 6.5 minutes of climbing, not 20 seconds. There is no way the helicopter could reach the specified altitude in the specified time.

Correction: All well and good except that the climb to altitude was most likely time compression, used frequently in films. Filmmakers rarely use real time to heighten suspense.

Corrected entry: That last message Chev left on Eve's answerphone should have been very distorted with Chev's voice barely distinguishable over the sound of the wind (he was falling thousands of feet!). But Eve gets a nice clear farewell message to remember him by.

Correction: It all depends on the type and quality of phone. My cell sounds horrible, even with only a little wind. My co-worker's cell always sounds clear, even when driving with the windows open at 110 kmh.

Corrected entry: Chev gets shot in the leg in the warehouse scene. However, he descends the lift and when he reaches the bottom he is walking just fine, with no hint of a limp or anything to indicate him being shot. The leg shot is never mentioned again.

Correction: It was a flesh wound, painful, but not debilitating. Besides with all the drugs, adrenalin, and other chemicals in his body, he probably wouldn't have felt it for long.

Corrected entry: When Chevy jumps in the swimming pool near the beginning, he is in there for quite some time yet his phone still works perfectly when he gets into the cab.

Correction: My two-year-old son flushed my wife's cellphone and it still works.

Phixius

Corrected entry: The only way to keep straight falling is to have your arms and legs spread out. However Chev is able to move his left arm freely to make a last phone call to his girl. He should have been spinning wildly and out of control.

Correction: This is just not correct. The only way to *steady* yourself *while* "spinning wildly and out of control" is to spread out your arms and legs, but you do not need to *keep* them spread to maintain balance. Many skydivers "dive-bomb" the ground with their arms and legs held firmly together without any rotation whatsoever.

Phixius

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When the guys in the Impalas are chasing Chevy and his girlfriend from the sweatshop, the last car hits the fence. Right before the car hits the fence a guy is hanging out of the window (meaning it's open). After Chevy walks up and finishes the guys off and turns around the angle changes with the car behind him and the window is up. Chevy would have shot it out EVEN IF the guy rolled it up.

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