Leonard Hassen

Factual error: Early in the movie, Charles Carroll, identified as the last survivor of the 55 patriots who signed the Declaration of Independence, is portrayed as a Freemason. Charles Carroll of Maryland was not a member of the Fraternity.

Leonard Hassen

25th Mar 2005

Jaws 2 (1978)

Factual error: The "Cable Junction" in the movie is a transformer junction station built on a rock pile however when you look at it there is no algae or barnacles anywhere on the rocks. This is impossible because algae and barnacles thrive on rocks in sea water.

Leonard Hassen
The Blues Brothers mistake picture

Revealing mistake: In the beginning scene when they jump over the drawbridge there is more than a foot of space at the bottom of the rising bridge. No car, no matter how big, could have cleared that space without flipping over. Also when they land on the other side you can see a "flap" at the bottom of the bridge which would allow the car to drive over it. (00:09:40)

Leonard Hassen

Audio problem: When the band is playing at Ray's music store, Murph is playing a tambourine totally out of synch with the music. (01:09:55)

Leonard Hassen

12th Mar 2005

Jaws 2 (1978)

Revealing mistake: When the shark attacks the sailboats with only Jackie and Sean aboard at the end, you can see that it is a totally different mechanical shark right down to the bad paint job.

Leonard Hassen

12th Mar 2005

Reservoir Dogs (1992)

Reservoir Dogs mistake picture

Visible crew/equipment: When Mr White gets out of his car after it crashes to shoot the cops coming in their patrol car, keep an eye on the rear passenger window of his car where a boom mike can be seen. (01:13:10)

Leonard Hassen

11th Mar 2005

Papillon (1973)

Trivia: In the book the tribal island girl who takes care of Papillon after he escapes is 12 years old. The film's producer made her older for all the obvious reasons.

Leonard Hassen

11th Mar 2005

Papillon (1973)

Revealing mistake: When Maturette dies at the end he cannot close his left eye all the way because of the totally noticeable fake contact lens he is wearing.

Leonard Hassen

17th Feb 2005

Sleeper (1973)

Visible crew/equipment: When Woody Allen confesses his sins at the portable confessional watch closely towards the back of the confessional because you can see the "back" of the person who drops the souvenir into the slot.

Leonard Hassen

Continuity mistake: When the raiders first arrive at the mall which is surrounded by zombies, the zombies are standing on the curb waving their arms and standing still like a receiving line. Every other time, they attack, but not in this instance.

Leonard Hassen

Plot hole: At the beginning when the SWAT team breaks through the door in the basement and all the zombies escape they don't attack the SWAT team they just run up the stairs.

Leonard Hassen

Revealing mistake: When the SWAT team breaks the door in the basement and all the zombies escape,the SWAT team member to the far right is laughing.

Leonard Hassen

2nd Feb 2005

Carrie (1976)

Continuity mistake: After Carrie wreaks havoc on the high school prom and exits the high school Gym at the end keep an eye on the streamers in the windows. They aren't even burning. You can tell the fire is super-imposed by the camera.

Leonard Hassen

Trivia: The first choice for actors to play Colombo was Bing Crosby.

Leonard Hassen

23rd Nov 2004

Jaws (1975)

Revealing mistake: When the Orca is sinking and the shark smashes through the glass to get Brody, the mechanical shark's eyes are too obviously fake-looking in these close-ups.

Leonard Hassen

12th Nov 2004

Desperado (1995)

Continuity mistake: When the fight breaks out in the bar during the opening song with El Mariachi and his bandmates, he motions for them to join him to break up the fight. After he breaks it up his bandmates reappear on stage like they never left.

Leonard Hassen

Trivia: The original head of Oz that appeared in front of the columns was a flat piece of painted plywood for the actors to look at during filming. It is visible as such in an often-published studio still. For the film version, they filmed Frank Morgan in the large head make-up and superimposed it on the footage of the empty set.

Leonard Hassen

Revealing mistake: Whenever Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Lion go off into the horizon you can see the line on the floor of the sound stage where the fake horizon is and the scene cuts off right as the four get to that point. (00:57:35)

Leonard Hassen

Trivia: The aliens that come out of the ship at the end of the movie were played by 7 year old girls and the scene had to keep being re-shot because their fake alien heads weighed 5 pounds each.

Leonard Hassen

Trivia: Margaret Hamilton proved too authentic as the wicked witch as it was reported that mothers throughout the country had to carry their children out of movie theaters because the children were horrified by her make up.

Leonard Hassen

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