San Andreas

Factual error: In the film, the San Andreas fault produces the largest, most sensational earthquake in earth history that levels both Los Angeles and San Francisco, also creating a massive tsunami that also floods the latter. In reality, and according to many earthquake experts, the biggest quake that this fault could produce is an 8.3 and, being a land and not ocean fault, cannot cause a tsunami. Or as consultant to the film Tom Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center stated, "I gave (the filmmakers) free advice, some of which they took... But much of which they didn't - magnitude nines are too big for the San Andreas, and it can't produce a big tsunami."

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Revealing mistake: In the first scene where Natalie is checking her phone whilst driving, you can see the shift selector is in the park position and the speedo is on zero, suggesting the car is on a trailer for this driving scene.

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Revealing mistake: In the scene in the lecture hall, the handrail on the steps to the left of stage makes no sense. If built correctly, which they are not, it would indicate there is a wall behind the back row and the steps are just at or below head height of the people there which makes no sense in this auditorium design.

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Trivia: At a red carpet event to promote the film, Dwayne Johnson set a world record of 105 selfies in three minutes, averaging out to one picture every 1.7 seconds.

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Trivia: Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino play the parents of Blake (Alexandra Daddario). In real life, Johnson is only 14 years older than Daddario, and Gugino 15 years older.

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Emma: You left my daughter alone? If you're not already dead, I'm going to fucking kill you.

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Lawrence Hayes: The Earth will literally crack, and you will feel it on the East Coast.

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Lawrence Hayes: OK... Who wants a "A" in independent class study? I'm starting a new class: "How to save lives by Hacking Media Outlets".

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Question: The end of the movie shows the older brother giving the necklace back to her, but it never shows when she lost it. Am I missing something?

Chosen answer: You haven't missed anything. After the successful CPR, Blake is still wearing the two heart necklaces, but a considerable amount of time passes between then and when Ben gives them back to her, so we can presume that the necklaces had fallen off at some point in between. Since Blake had taken it upon herself to wear her sister's necklace with her own, the two chains could have been clasped together (which I've done myself), as if one.

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