Armageddon

Other mistake: In the scene where the asteroids are hitting New York, there is an exterior shot of one of them hitting the South end of Grand Central Terminal. Another shot goes by and the film cuts to the main area inside the station, which is close to where the first asteroid hit. There is not one hint of damage, or any discernible reaction from the people inside from the first impact. (00:08:20)

Floyd1977
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Continuity mistake: When Harry is going to A.J's room, he bangs on the door with a golf club. You can see the white fan fall to the ground. Then when Harry walks in the fan is back on the ledge. (00:12:15)

Continuity mistake: After Harry catches AJ in bed with Grace, AJ runs out of the room. Cut to the next camera angle taken from outside as AJ leaves - and he has a pair of boots tied together around his neck. They were not there in the previous shot. (00:13:00)

Bill McIntyre
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Continuity mistake: When Harry goes into A.J.'s room, he gets mad and sticks the end of the golf club at A.J.'s throat, with the tip of the club to the right. The next scene, the tip of the club is facing to the left. (00:13:30)

Continuity mistake: When AJ bumps into Bear his shirt is very dirty on his right side, but as he runs up the stairs it is much cleaner and has a sweat mark around the neck line. Next shot on the tower and the sweat is not in the same pattern. After he slides down the cable the dirt is in a different pattern again. (00:14:10 - 00:15:00)

Bill McIntyre
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Continuity mistake: When the military come to get Harry from the rig, you see the shot going between the two. In three shots, Harry has a large speck of oil on his nose but on the fourth it has disappeared. (00:21:20)

Factual error: When Oscar Choi is talking to A.J. about "Star Wars," A.J. is measuring something with a dial indicator, but he is holding it like a micrometer. A dial indicator needs to be fixed to something to measure how far the arm moves from your work piece. (00:39:50)

Factual error: The shuttle crews are taking on liquid oxygen from the Russian space station. During their briefing, Truman refers to the oxygen as their fuel. Oxygen is not the fuel; oxygen is the oxidizer. The fuel is liquid hydrogen. (00:41:35)

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Continuity mistake: During the scene where AJ is playing with cookies on Grace's stomach on the last night before the launch, the car behind them alternately appears and disappears as well as moves around. Best example - wide shot shows them well behind the car, then in a shot of Grace her head's right by the tyre. (00:51:00)

Bill McIntyre

Factual error: The idea of two spacecraft blasting off together so close to each other at the same time is a joke. One would put the other at great risk. Not only is there massive fire and heat, but the vibrations from the noise of the exhaust do great damage to the surroundings. And there is great inconsistency about just how close the two spacecraft really are. The first still shot taken in the dark has them at different towers about 150 yards apart. But, then all the men take an elevator up ONE tower and are split apart into the two groups at the top of the tower. Furthermore, the launch takes place at Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39: the fixed and rotating service structures built for the Space Shuttle are visible. The pads at LC 39 are 8,700 feet apart (just over 1.5 miles). (01:00:00)

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Continuity mistake: When the crews climb onto the buses to travel out to the shuttles, none of them are wearing sunglasses. When they exit the bus those that are seen are wearing sunglasses. However, the following 'slow mo' shot of everyone shows they aren't again. (01:03:00)

Richard Holmes
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Continuity mistake: There are two crews boarding their spacecraft, called "Freedom" and "Independence." They are mounting a ramp and when on top, there is a crew member who directs the two different crews toward their ship: "Independence on the left, Freedom on the right." We even see the ships (in their initial launch phases) right next to each other - you can see one right next to the other as they launch. Then, once they're airborne, we see a long shot of the two bright engines, miles apart. (01:03:35 - 01:06:25)

Continuity mistake: The montages around the world show a boy listening to a transistor radio. In order to make it look truly Americana the boy has an old-fashioned earphone in one ear but continues to hold the transistor radio up to his ear as though the speaker were working in addition to the headphone. (01:03:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Chick's son recognizes him on television, the camera shows a close up of his ex-wife with the phone in her right hand. However, the next shot shows her dropping the phone receiver from her left hand. (01:04:03)

Richard Holmes

Factual error: After the shuttles drop their boosters and again after they fire their retros they bank and turn in space like fighters do in the atmosphere. Spacecraft don't move that way. They don't corner like a racing car. (01:08:00)

Bill McIntyre

Deliberate mistake: Before the two shuttles dock to the MIR station, Lev initiates a rotation to simulate gravity. The shuttles then dock with their side hatch pointing to the anchorage. As the gravity is pointing away from the centre of revolution and the station is revolving around its main corridor, the gravity would push the astronauts back in to the shuttle and not towards the floor of the gangways leading to the shuttle or towards the floor of the shuttle. Also, the artificial gravity would be reduced to almost nothing at the main corridor. But here the artificial gravity somehow points down in every part of the station, and appears to work equally well throughout the station. (01:09:40)

Christoph Galuschka Premium member

Factual error: In the scene with the "lunar roll" (where both shuttles Freedom and Independence are being sling-shot around the moon), they are said to be experiencing "9 and a half G's for 11 minutes". But during this time, the crew members are screaming at the top of their lungs at each other. Under that much pressure it would be nearly impossible to breathe, let alone scream. Even if they're wearing G-suits, with the helmets off, they would be directly exposed to the pressure. (01:18:50)

acemutou

Factual error: Earlier in the film the mission coordinator says that they are going to experience 9.5G's for 11 min. Untrained astronauts would not be able to even maintain consciousness, let alone be talking and yelling as they do in this scene. (01:22:00 - 01:24:00)

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Factual error: After crashing on the asteroid, A.J. walks outside surveying the wreckage while debris is strewn out burning on the ground. This is wrong, as oxygen is needed to make something burn, and there is no oxygen on the asteroid. (01:27:40)

Revealing mistake: When the Independence crashes AJ goes over to the dead body of Oscar; when there is a spark in the background you can see Oscar blinking. (01:28:10)

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