On Deadly Ground

On Deadly Ground (1994)

11 mistakes

Continuity mistake: In the very first scene when Seagal first gets off the helicopter we see that he's wearing a navy blue shirt tucked into his jeans. In the next shot he's shown wearing the yellow suit but instead has a white shirt on underneath instead of the navy blue one.

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Factual error: It is physically impossible to snow machine from the arctic circle area to Valdez in one day, as Steven Segal does.

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Plot hole: Towards the end of the movie we see Steven Seagal telling a room full of reporters and Native Americans that we must not pollute our planet by using oil. That we must find alternatives to crude oil and not harm or further damage our atmosphere. During the course of the movie Steven blows up a helicopter, explodes a satchel bomb on pristine terrain, and lastly blows up an entire oil refinery that rains havoc on the environment by polluting the water, air and soil with crude oil and dead bodies he is voicing to protect.

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Continuity mistake: When Segal rides into the hills he is wearing an embroidered and fringed hide tunic. At this point the tunic is a pale cream colour, later, at the refinery the tunic appears to be a dark rust colour, and even later, after all the explosions, when they are escaping from the refinery it has become a light tan. Was he carrying a couple of spares?

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Factual error: Picky I admit, but the scene where the Native Alaskan Shaman is talking to Steven Segal, the Shaman is dressed in Athabaskan attire, but is supposed to be an Inupiat Eskimo.

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Continuity mistake: When Forrest is fighting with the oil worker AKA big balls, big balls is knocked to the ground and emerges with one side of his face covered in a red liquid (ketchup or blood). In the very next shot of him we see that his face is totally clean even from the grime of working in the oil refinery.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Steven Seagal is fighting the man in the bar. He hits the man, who falls to the floor and vomits. In the next shot the man is laying on the floor and no vomit is seen on the floor, but comments are made about it from bystanders.

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Continuity mistake: When Seagal is making a silencer out of a soda pop bottle, you see him tape the bottle completely to the gun, which would prevent him from taking a subsequent shot. After he fires through the window and comes through the door, the tape and bottle are completely gone and the gun is back to normal.

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Other mistake: Taft secures one end of a cable to a crane then lassos the other end to Jennings' feet. Then Jennings is hanging straight down over the oil. This shouldn't be possible because the cable would still be wrapped around the side of the railing that Taft was standing beside and the same railing that Jennings was pushed under.

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Factual error: When the two bad guys shoot at the elevator, they set off the claymore mine, and a huge flame and explosion kills them. A claymore is explosives and ball bearings, they don't create big fuel type flames, just a big focused explosion and shredding of anything in front of it.

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Continuity mistake: Michael Caine gets the rundown from the mercenaries that are to kill Steven Seagal, the lead mercenary takes Caine to one side and asks how he wants him delivered. The camera shot changes to a side view of Caine, and he turns his head full to the right and talks to the camera as if its the lead mercenary's viewpoint. The problem with this shot is the mercenary is stood in front of Caine, when Caine turns his head full to the right as per the next camera shot, it means in actuality, he's turned his head away from the mercenary completely and is talking to empty space.

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