Correction: The train was actually headed to San Francisco and made at least one stop when Summer Glau got off the train, since Pasadena is nearly 350 miles from San Francisco and it was not a nonstop route, the ride could take approximately eleven hours.


Oldies but Young 'Uns - S5-E17

Corrected entry: Oddly enough that the song Al is looking for is just played when Al switches on the radio. But then the DJ announces days of music - but after a jingle nothing happens. No music, no DJ, just silence for seconds - and no-one has switched the radio off. (00:14:00)

Correction: The first part was simply a coincidence, which happens often in TV as well as film. The second part (known to broadcasters as "dead air") occasionally happens on broadcast radio stations (as well as TV) for any number of reasons (human error, etc.).


3rd Jan 2014

Rock of Ages (2012)

Corrected entry: Stacee Jaxx is singing Def Leppard's 'Pour Some Sugar on Me' at his solo gig. This song was not released in the USA until April 1988, when the film is set in 1987.

Melanie Butson

Correction: This film depicts an alternate "fantasy" version of 1987, so it's considered to be Stacee Jaxx's song to that end, released whenever suits the plot.


18th Nov 2013

Family Guy (1999)

Correction: It's not a world with no religion whatsoever; Stewie simply described it as a world without Christianity. The Sistine Chapel could still exist, but not necessarily as a building with any religious significance, or possibly representing a different faith.


Corrected entry: When Jeanie is racing to beat Ferris home, a cop chases Jeanie and eventually Jeanie pulls over. Later, Mom says that Jeanie got a speeding ticket. It is unlikely that Jeanie would have gotten home before Ferris or Dad after pulling over and getting a speeding ticket(s), yet somehow Jeanie gets home first.

Correction: This is easily explainable: Ferris was on foot cutting through yards, someone's house, and bounding over a fence. Ferris' dad, however, was stuck behind the slow, swerving old lady, and Jeanie could have been very close to the house when she was stopped since it's unclear how long she was speeding before that.


18th Sep 2013

Last Action Hero (1993)

Corrected entry: When Jack Slater and Danny Madigan go into the LAPD station, there is a fountain bearing the seal of the City of Los Angeles. On the actual seal, there is a bear on the upper right corner (to match the California state flag) but on the fountain, there is a rhino. (00:32:15)

Correction: That's the "movie" version of Los Angeles; it doesn't have to match the "real" city in every aspect.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Lt. Aldo Raine is briefing the newly formed squad of Basterds, he wears the Special Forces Branch Insignia on the left collar of his chocolate brown shirt. The special forces didn't exist as a separate branch (and had no own insignia) until June 19, 1952. Since this particular scene happens in 1944 it is not possible for Lt. Aldo Raine to wear this SF branch insignia. He is however part of the 1st Special Service Force (shown by the red USA-CANADA patch on his left sleeve), which is the predecessor of the modern US and Canadian Special Forces. (00:22:40)

Correction: There's a lot of things that didn't happen in "our" history in this film (Hitler killed in 1944, etc.); this is Quentin Tarantino's rewriting of history, so the Special Forces could have indeed been a separate branch in this version of 1944.


7th Jul 2013

True Blood (2008)

Plaisir D'Amour - S1-E9

Corrected entry: In the previous episode, Jason and Amy kidnap Lafayette's source of V. While Jason drives them home with the vampire in the back of the truck, Amy says, "If you wanna make the same arrangement which Eddie Lafayette's got, then have at it." However, nothing has happened that would let her know what the vampire's name is. (00:05:00)


Correction: Just because it didn't happen onscreen doesn't mean it didn't happen at all; Jason and Amy had plenty of time to have had a conversation we didn't see.


Corrected entry: When Lotte chases Maxine through JM's subconscious she shoots at her while she escapes through a door. The bullet hole in the door frame appears a second later. (01:34:05)


Correction: The laws of real-world physics don't necessarily apply to a chase taking place inside a person's subconscious.


29th Sep 2003

Twins (1988)

Corrected entry: In the scene where Arnold runs into the house for a shower and Danny DeVito jumps into the car, Marne goes into the house with some cookies, and Arnold has already showered and almost dried off, quite a quick rinse really..

Correction: A quick shower is not a mistake. Julius (Schwarzenegger) would be used to bathing quickly, considering he grew up on a desert island where there was little time or need for taking long showers or baths.


19th May 2009

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Corrected entry: Although Napoleon comments that he wishes he could grow a mustache like Pedro, in chapter 19 after Kip gets on the bus with Lafawnduh, Napoleon has a 5 o'clock shadow in the next shot. (01:24:05)


Correction: Not a mistake. Napoleon simply wishes his facial hair grew as thickly as Pedro's; he never said he can't grow facial hair at all.


29th May 2005

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Corrected entry: Turn on subtitles when Uncle Rico says "So why don't you go outside and feed Tina?" There is a period at the end of this sentence - there should be a question mark.

Correction: Closed captioning/subtitle mistakes are not accepted as valid by guidelines.


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