Corrected entry: Indy says to Mutt that he learned Quechua from Francisco Villa (Pancho Villa), who was a Mexican Revolutionary General who barely spoke this Peruvian language.
Corrected entry: Ox writings on the wall of his cell: the German word "rueckehr" means only "to go/come back", not "to give (something) back" as Indy explains. In this case German uses the word "zurueckgeben" and there is no double meaning.
Corrected entry: When Indy is escaping the warehouse at the beginning of the film, he takes out his whip and uses it to swing across to try to reach the Russian's truck, but releases it and drops into another truck. A couple minutes later, he has the whip secured to his belt again even though he had left it hanging from the ceiling.tev
Corrected entry: When they sail down the river (in northwest Brazil) and fall down the third waterfall, it's footage from the Iguazu waterfalls, which is located on the border of Brazil and Argentina. That part of the waterfall is called the Devil's Throat, which, as I see it, is impossible to survive. But, it's Indy.
Corrected entry: When Indy, Mac and the Russians enter the Area 51 warehouse, it is broad daylight - and the shadows indicate that it must be in the middle of the day. However, when they emerge after about only ten minutes of continuous story, it is pitch black outside.
Corrected entry: The movie occurs in 1957. A 50 star U.S. flag is shown. Alaska and Hawaii became states in 1959; a 48 star flag would have been correct.
Corrected entry: In the scene when Indy is getting decontaminated, a skin-colored piece is visible, which Indy is wearing during the procedure. This occurs during the moment when a helper uses a brush or a broom to decontaminate Indy's front.
Corrected entry: When Indy is tied to the chair and Spolka comes in to talk to him, in some shots of Spolka, to the lower left there is a crew member with headphones that is crouching down. He can only be seen in that shot of Spolka, but disappears in some of those as well.
Corrected entry: During the shootout in the area 51 warehouse scene, there is a point where multiple Russians come around the corner and point their guns at Indiana. They then stop, allow him to finish climbing the boxes he was on, then proceed to fire once he reaches the top of the boxes.
Corrected entry: When Indy and Mutt arrive in Peru, Mutt establishes that he learned Spanish, but a few seconds later Indy must translate the dialogue with the nun.
Corrected entry: During the movie, somebody brings out a gun and points it close to Indy's neck; you can notice it is a Glock pistol. It was first made in 1963.
Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, when Mutt is standing in the aisle of the church holding a camera to take a picture of the wedding party, the door blows open, and Indy's hat blows down the aisle. Mutt bends over to pick it up, and the camera is suddenly gone from his hands.
Corrected entry: In the diner scene flexible drinking straws are in the drinks. Flexible drinking straws were patented in 1936 and sold to hospitals starting in 1947. Flexible drinking straws were not common in diners in 1957.
Corrected entry: When the Russians are leaving the warehouse at the start of the movie, you briefly see the Arc (from Raiders of the lost Arc) sticking out from its damaged box. The US coding and stamp can be seen on the side of the crate, however, in ROTLA one of the final scenes is the Arc burning the US code/stamp off the side of the crate.
Corrected entry: In the early scene where Indiana is in front of a classroom, he says Skara Brae is on the west coast of Scotland. Skara Brae is actually on the Scottish island of mainland Orkney, to the north and slightly east of mainland Scotland.
Corrected entry: The movie was supposed to take place in 1957, yet some of the Russian soldiers are armed with AKM assault rifles instead of AK-47s. The AKM was a modernized version of the AK-47 that was introduced in 1959, two years after the movie was supposed to take place.
Corrected entry: In the scene showing the local village you can plainly see a large modern yellow crane above the roof line.
Corrected entry: In the shot of the amazon jungle where they are driving with the enemies, at first they show a truck cutting the way through and forming what would be the road in a forest full of trees and woods. After the chopper truck is blown up, a road still exists, and there's even a double road when Shia and Cate Blanchett are fighting in between cars.