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Factual error: As someone already noted, the Boeing 747 didn't enter commercial service until 1970. In addition, the Pan Am 747 type shown flying the characters back to the U.S. never existed. It has the extended upper deck common to the 747-300 and -400 series (introduced in the 1980's) but with only three windows (common to some -100 and -200 types). Also it has higher bypass engines which came later.

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26th Sep 2019

Mindhunter (2017)

Episode #2.9 - S2-E9

Audio problem: The FBI interview Wayne Williams on the bridge and then decide to release him. The sound of the engine starting is heard as Williams is still getting in his car.

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19th Aug 2019

Mindhunter (2017)

Episode #2.1 - S2-E1

Factual error: Season 2 is set in 1979. Bill Tench and his wife are leaving the church and going to their car. Behind their car is parked a 1981 Chevrolet Celebrity.

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3rd Jul 2018

Annihilation (2018)

Stupidity: Why does the team choose to enter the shimmer from Area X and then trek for miles to the lighthouse? They could travel by sea and stage an amphibious landing on the shore right at the foot of the lighthouse. Obviously this would make for a very short movie, but this choice still needs to be explained in the plot.

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2nd Apr 2018

Red Sparrow (2018)

Factual error: In two shots during the Heathrow sequence, a CGI airplane is seen taking off in the background. The airplane is depicted as a British Airways 747-8 Intercontinental. However, BA has never flown this type. They fly the older 747-400, which is distinguishable from the 747-8 by its vertical winglets. The newer type features blended wingtips.

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Suggested correction: British Airways did fly 747-8s under the Global Supply Systems brand. These planes still had BA livery, so would look the same.

British Airways flew 747-8F's (the freighter version) circa 2013, distinguished by the shorter fuselage upper deck hump. The airplane depicted in the film has the longer upper deck, common to the 747-8 Intercontinental (passenger version).

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12th Jan 2013

The Grey (2011)

Factual error: The river that Ottway jumps into is filled with water from snow runoff, and as such it is barely above freezing temperature. Under those conditions, most people might have a few minutes to live before hypothermia and death. When Ottway gets out of the river, he isn't even shivering.

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Suggested correction: This is a follow-up question for this entry and not a correction, but since we can't comment on entries, this is how I have to do it. Ottway has been in the freezing Alaskan wildness for at least a couple days at this point, so his body's core temperature would have gradually dropped in that time. With that in mind, is it possible he could have emerged from the river without being cold enough to shiver? Wikipedia even lists the symptoms of moderate hypothermia as "no shivering, increased confusion."

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11th Jun 2012

Super 8 (2011)

Plot hole: The alien digs an extensive underground network of tunnels beneath the cemetery without leaving huge piles of dirt above ground. (01:29:05)

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7th Jun 2012

The Artist (2011)

Continuity mistake: George is in his dressing room, holding a tissue in his right hand. When the shot changes, the tissue has moved to his left hand.

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