Armageddon

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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

Factual error: When the first shuttle has crashed, you can see that one of the characters (I think it was Liv Tyler's fiancé) has torn gloves. Together with the issue of decompression, in space it is about -260 degrees celcius - he would lose his fingers and could even die.

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AidanN
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Suggested correction: Decompression would be the problem. Despite popular belief, it would take a very long time for a human to die from temperature variations in space. Humans lose heat mostly from convection and conduction. There is no medium in space, therefore minimal heat loss.

Define "a very long time " You don't have to worry about convection in space, but your radiant heat would not be contained and you'd lose heat rapidly. In near-earth space, the side of you facing the Sun would roast pretty quickly; and your dark side would freeze solid in a matter of seconds.

Charles Austin Miller

My great uncle worked for NASA during the 60s, 70s, and 80s. He recounted that their main problem was cooling astronauts off, rather than keeping them warm, during spacewalks. Heat doesn't radiate off a human body that quickly. You'd have about 90 seconds of exposure before you died of asphyxiation because your blood had degassed. Exhale deeply, keep your eyes, mouth, and nose shut, and pray for rescue for the next minute and a half.

Phixius Premium member

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the film when Sharp says "Houston, we're coming home." We see Bear looking out at the Asteroid passing the Earth yet in the next shot he is strapped to his chair saying "You Harry, you the man".

02:19:55

ClearanceClarence

Continuity mistake: When Harry and Chick are lying down and the spinning pillar goes over them, the pillar's direction of spin changes twice. Backward spin, then forward, then backward, then forward again.

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Continuity mistake: When the team meets the flight crews for the shuttles, there are two munitions specialists - Gruber and another astronaut. We see this other astronaut board the shuttle, then he's never seen again, not even his body.

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Audio problem: When Freedom shuttle is being destroyed by the asteroid field, you can hear Harry say, "Sharp, what the hell is that? Is that the Independence?" but you can tell by Bruce Willis' mouth that he isn't saying any of those words.

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Revealing mistake: When Ben Affleck riddles the shuttle's fuselage with the bullets from armadillo's gatling and then rams it to get outside, it can be seen that the side wall of the ship is paper thin. Now, I know titanium is a sturdy stuff but don't believe such a flimsy construction would be enough to stand the ordeal of a space flight with gravity loads during the start, escaping/entering the atmosphere and pressure difference in the vacuum of space.

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Deliberate mistake: When the bomb is going to be remote detonated, on the inside lid of the briefcase, the remote destruct warning says that upon activation, the warhead will detonate in T minus 10 minutes. When the countdown begins on the bomb however, it is only for 6 minutes.

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Audio problem: When the Russian space station is on fire, and the crews are running out, you can hear Harry say, "Where's the rest of the team?" but his lips don't move.

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Character mistake: During the scene when AJ is yelling out for any other survivors in his crashed shuttle, we hear Lev calling "A.J.", but with no Russian accent. Then Lev gets his accent back when he says "I'm here."

01:28:10

Continuity mistake: The first shuttle takes off some time before the second. Nevertheless we see a picture of both shuttles in the air shortly after they clear the towers.

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Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: As Harry's crew is about to start drilling, Rockhound analyzes the surface. The drilling head is already bellow the asteroids surface. When the camera pans back to Rockhound the drill head can still be seen slowly turning on the upper right corner.

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Christoph Galuschka Premium member

Factual error: In the Paris meteor scene, the POV is from the walkway of Notre Dame cathedral, with a very famous gargoyle in the RH side of the frame. From that POV, the Eiffel tower is visible, but the L'Hôtel national des Invalides (Napoleon's Tomb, the gold-domed building in the foreground) is in the wrong location. To show both of those structures in those positions, Notre Dame would have be located about a mile southwest of its actual location.

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taylorgtr

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

Audio problem: During the sling shot around the moon we hear a sound in more or less every shot of jet engines being revved up. They couldn't rev the engines up several times - it's not like such engines have gears.

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Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Grace throws down Thurman because of frustration, she first grabs him by the back, but in the next shot he's facing upwards.

01:55:25

Visible crew/equipment: There is a reflection of the cameraman & crane in fume in the outside shot while A.J. and Lev discuss controls of the Armadillo, before they reach the canyon.

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Zenzucht

Revealing mistake: When AJ drives through the wall in the spaceship wreckage, the material flaps about in a very un-metallic way.

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Revealing mistake: When it shows the first shuttle docking with the Russian space station, you can see the word "Force" on the side of the shuttle. When the second shuttle docks, its a reverse of the same footage, because now you can see the word "Force" is backwards.

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