Kit Sullivan

24th Sep 2018

Cars (2006)

New this month Continuity mistake: McQueen kicks a can into Doc's slightly-open garage door. The door opens outward. McQueen then slowly pushes both garage doors inward to open them, opposite of how the door was just shown. When Doc subsequently throws McQueen out of the garage he slams the door shut...which would not be possible if it swung in both directions.

Kit Sullivan

Continuity mistake: Barry is leaving his house, going towards the trees. Jillian looks out her upstairs window and Barry as well as the immediate area surrounding him are drenched in bright direct light, as if from a spotlight mounted on the side of the house. However, from an outside angle of the scene he is not bathed in light, and neither is the area he is in.

Kit Sullivan

Character mistake: When Ronnie is cutting the article about Roy's encounter out of the newspaper, the title of the article begins with "UFO's...", the apostrophe making it possessive. It correctly should have been "UFOs...", with no apostrophe making it plural as intended.

Kit Sullivan
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Suggested correction: There is no standard on how to pluralize acronyms and either way is acceptable, depending on a person's preference. An apostrophe does not automatically make something possessive, such as using apostrophes in contractions to replace missing letters.

Bishop73

Factual error: The ferry splits in half down the middle...enough so the water is flooding in dramatically as the split grows. There is no possible way that the two halves of the ferry could have remained afloat like that. It would have sunk immediately. Then, as Iron Man "welds" the two halves back together, the ferry is afloat at the same waterline as before the incident...certainly not feasible with all the water it took on.

Kit Sullivan
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Suggested correction: Actually, it could be the same waterline, because all the cars are seen floating out. That way, a huge amount of weight would have been lost, but with the new addition of the water taken on, it would be about the same.

Friso94

The weight of the water displaced would be equal to the weight of the car while is floating so that would make absolutely no sense at all. The water that would fill the total area that would have been taken by the car would be far greater.

terry s

Center of gravity takes precedence. Sliced down the middle, the two halves of the ferry would have instantly toppled away into the water.

Charles Austin Miller

Well, not instantly. There's a lot of mass with a lot of inertia there. It would take some time for them to gain momentum.

Phixius Premium member

10th Aug 2017

Baby Driver (2017)

Other mistake: When Baby is in his boss' car, the boss puts both hands on the steering wheel, and then the sound of the car's engine starting can be heard. He could not have turned the key/ pushed the button with both hands on the steering wheel.

Kit Sullivan
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Suggested correction: The scene you are suggesting simply did not happen in the movie. Please watch it again and you will see Baby start the car with the button before doing anything else.

17th Feb 2010

Marooned (1969)

Continuity mistake: Rescue astronaut Dougherty wears a red helmet with a large, single white stripe running down the middle from back-to-front. Once inside his space vehicle the stripe disappears, but shows up once again once he exits the ship in space.

Kit Sullivan

16th Feb 2010

Marooned (1969)

Continuity mistake: The Russian spaceship approaches the stranded 'Ironman 1' capsule, and as it moves across and fills the screen, it blocks the bright sun directly behind it. The following shot shows it moving away from that position and the sun is now nowhere to be seen.

Kit Sullivan

14th Feb 2010

Marooned (1969)

Factual error: In nearly every scene depicting someone or something in weightlessness (zero gravity), objects tend to start moving randomly without any initial propulsive force or, when already in motion, to been seen to randomly change direction of movement with no outside force acting upon them. Both of these are impossible in a true zero-G environment.

Kit Sullivan

1st Feb 2010

Capricorn One (1977)

Plot hole: Somehow, Elliot Gould and James Brolin drive several hundred miles through a desert and halfway across the country in Gould's car (a Datsun 280-Z)in a matter of a few minutes, to arrive at Brolin's supposed funeral in Houston, Texas revealing the conspiracy. I used to own a 280-Z and they are not that fast.

Kit Sullivan

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