Any Given Sunday

Any Given Sunday (1999)

14 corrected entries

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Corrected entry: After they have won the final game, all the other players are running out on to the field, they show a shot of Biemans' back as he is about to be lifted into the air, the number 40 is clearly seen on the back of his jersey with number 13 on the sleeve.

Correction: Wrong - the number on the back is 13.

Corrected entry: During the closing game sequence there are several shots of Texas Stadium in Dallas. They are not playing the Dallas Cowboys football team but a fictional Dallas pro team. Luther 'Shark' Lavay (Lawrence Taylor) goes down with an injury and Head Coach Tony D'Amato (Al Pacino) looks at the sky through opening in the roof of the dome. Clearly visible are several of the Dallas Cowboys NFL championship banners. They can be seen at least once more during the game.

Correction: This does not matter - when the Clippers play, you can see the Lakers' banners if you look up - they don't take them down after the game.

Corrected entry: When Al Pacino and James Woods are arguing after James Woods was fired, a shadow of the camera and part of the camera-man can be seen on the back of James Woods shirt.

Correction: They are at football practice and it is quite possible that the camera that you see is a news camera. Reporters were at the practice, as we seen when Al Pacino punched the one of them.

James Storck

Corrected entry: There is a team that the Sharks play (I think the last team in the movie) that does not have numbers on the front of their jerseys. This is illegal by football rules because all teams must display numbers on the front, back, shoulders and or sleeve of the jersey.

Rollin Garcia Jr

Correction: The league they play in is not a real football league. Their final game is not the super bowl, but the pantheon cup. Since it is not a real league, we can't compare its rules to the rules of the NFL or any other real leagues.

James Storck

Corrected entry: No football league from PeeWee to Professional has allowed the mirrored shields in helmets for the past 4-5 years due to the fact that a trainer can't see his eyes in case of a head injury. These shields were shown numerous times throughout the film.

Correction: The league they play in is not a real football league. Their final game is not the super bowl, but the pantheon cup. Since it is not a real league, we can't compare its rules to the rules of the NFL or any other real leagues.

James Storck

Corrected entry: In the sex scene with LL Cool J in the bathroom, his tie is red. When he is seen again on the dance floor his tie is black.

Correction: In both scenes his tie is red and black, it is a checkered pattern.

James Storck

Corrected entry: When Al Pacino gets drunk at the bar the first time, his shirt is brown. When he gets home and calls his ex-wife, his shirt is black.

Correction: His sports jacket is brown and his shirt is black, both at the bar and at home. Any seemingly change in color happens due to lighting of the room, but the clothes are the same.

James Storck

Corrected entry: After LT makes the tackle to stop the Dallas team from getting the first down, he is laying face down and unconscious. When they go to check on him he is laying on his back and with his arms folded across his chest. How did that happen if he is unconscious?

Correction: When they reach him he is still on his back they pan through the players and cheerleaders and you hear them say stabilize his head which is when they put him on his back with his arms crossed.

Corrected entry: In the first game, the first half is played in daylight and after only a short halftime, the stadium is completely dark and the game seems to be being played at night.

Correction: It is possible to have a football game where it's sunny at the beginning and dark by the end. Especially if it's winter time and the sun is down by 5 or 5:30.

Corrected entry: Jaimie Fox's first play is on a count of two, when he calls for the ball to be hiked he only calls once.

Correction: The center snapped the ball on the wrong count. Perhaps it was done on purpose to express his dislike of the new QB.

Corrected entry: When the "old man" quarterback is starting in the final game, and runs for the touchdown, the Sharks' score is shown from going to 10 to 17, before he leaves the field. After every touchdown, there should be an extra point kicked.

Correction: I've assumed that in the fictional football league in this movie, they don't use conversions (which are not shown even once), but count a touchdown as 7 points, always. It's portrayed as a real "high-energy" league so maybe they left out the virtually automatic extra point to speed up play. (I've heard some people suggest the NFL should adopt this idea.).

Corrected entry: In the climactic game, the Sharks score a touchdown late in the 4th quarter that cuts Dallas' lead to 35-31. In such circumstances, most teams would have tried a 2-point conversion that if successful, would have made the score 35-32 and allowed them to tie the score with a field goal.

Correction: This would have been a judgment call by the coach, not a mistake by the movie makers.

Bob Blumenfeld

Corrected entry: After the final game, Willie goes back onto the pitch wearing his game jersey without any padding. So he took off his sweaty shirt, took off his padding, then put the sweaty shirt back on to go onto the pitch? Why not change to another shirt?

Correction: It's common practice to remove your pads and wear your jersey after the game as a source of pride.

Corrected entry: The Miami Sharks never change their uniforms for home or away contests; they are always show in their black uniforms (which would be unpleasant in the South FL humidity). Most NFL teams wear dark jerseys at home and white on the road.

Correction: Not necessarily - though most teams wear dark jerseys at home, it is not a rule. See the Dallas Cowboys.

Factual error: During the final game against the Knights, whenever the score is shown on "TV", the Knights' score (home team) is shown on top and the Sharks' score (visiting team) is shown on the bottom. In sports, the visiting team's score is always on top and the home team's score is always on the bottom.

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Suggested correction: In American sports yes, but not in other sports. In fact during the 1970's, NBA scores showed the home team score first.

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