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28th Dec 2021

White Christmas (1954)

Continuity mistake: During the train club car scene, in the booth behind the foursome (on the left side of the screen) the large menu card leaning against the window continually appears and disappears.

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28th Dec 2021

White Christmas (1954)

Continuity mistake: When the foursome first arrive at the inn, the general and his granddaughter walk in, both carrying firewood. The granddaughter's bundle suddenly changes shape where one piece of wood is sticking out, then everything is neatly together.

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Continuity mistake: When Sirius and Lupin cast a spell to change Pettigrew from a rat and back into human form, he is fully clothed, as was Sirius when he changed from a dog. Later, when Pettigrew changes back into a rat to escape, his clothes remain behind as he shrinks.

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Continuity mistake: When Melanie is showing the nosey reporter around the Carmichael Plantation, she looks through the kitchen door's porthole window and sees the top of the maid's head on the other side. She then steers the reporter in a different direction. The scene cuts to a shot of the maid inside the kitchen, only now she's much shorter and her head is about six inches below the little window.

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21st Oct 2021

Friends (1994)

Trivia: Sophie Thompson, who plays Mafalda Hopkirk, the Ministry of Magic employee that Hermione impersonates using polyjuice potion, is the sister of Emma Thompson, who plays Professor Trelawney in the series.

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Other mistake: Just after newlyweds Gil and Lana arrive at Gil's small log cabin, they are visited by a Native American named Blue Back, who brings them a side of venison. Even though it has been pouring rain outside for hours, Blue Back is perfectly dry when he enters the cabin.

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14th Oct 2021

Roseanne (1988)

Halloween - The Final Chapter - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: Roseanne becomes pregnant at the beginning of Season 7, and it is before the Halloween and Thanksgiving episodes, so she is in her first trimester during the holidays. However, Roseanne does not give birth until the following year in the Season 8 Halloween episode. Her pregnancy has lasted for well over a year.

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14th Oct 2021

Patriot Games (1992)

Continuity mistake: When Cathy Ryan is lying in the hospital bed, Jack gently strokes her forehead. The shot changes view, and Cathy's long hair is now in a different position around her neck and shoulders.

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20th Sep 2021

Field of Dreams (1989)

Question: Maybe someone with agricultural expertise can answer this. Ray's cornfield is large and obviously worth a lot of money. How much would the corn that he plowed under for the baseball field have been worth in comparison to the rest of the crop once sold?

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Chosen answer: In modern times (say, over the last 10 years) corn crops yield about $240 in profit per acre. In the mid-to-late 1980s (when this movie was made) the profit yield was far less, maybe only $150 or less profit per acre. Today, most farms produce about 1100 acres of corn per season; but, back then, most farms produced around 600 acres per season. Of course, these are all just average figures. So, let's say Ray had an average Iowa farm of 600 cultivated acres in 1989, expecting to profit $150 per acre. Optimistically, Ray would profit about $90,000 on his total crop. Meanwhile, the acreage of a large baseball field (with 90-foot baselines) is only about 5 acres. Which means Ray plowed under only about $750 worth of his crop profits to open up land area for the baseball field. It doesn't sound like much of a sacrifice at all, in terms of corn. Ray could still potentially profit $89,250 on his remaining crop (assuming he had the farm hands and heavy equipment to harvest it).

Charles Austin Miller

Thanks! The plot seemed a bit far-fetched by implying that he would go completely bankrupt because he sacrificed five acres to build a baseball field. Factoring in the other incidental building costs would be a different consideration, though.

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Yeah, the 5 acres of corn was not a bank-breaker. My impression was that Ray probably cut down the corn himself at no great loss; but he then mortgaged his farm to have that one small piece of the cornfield leveled and professionally developed with ballpark-quality turf, baselines, stadium lighting and fencing, et cetera, not to mention the bleachers and professional-grade field equipment...all of which would total, what, a half-million bucks (or more) in the 1980s? Ray's brother-in-law rightly thought it was an insane risk that would result in bank foreclosure.

Charles Austin Miller

I just watched it again. It's mentioned they paid for building the field using all their savings, so presumably nothing more is owed. Another year passes and there is another crop of corn to be harvested, but the bank is threatening to foreclose.

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Maybe it's a plot hole or a deleted scene; because, if the bank was threatening foreclosure, then a mortgage of some kind existed somewhere.

Charles Austin Miller

Stupidity: If the song "Beyond the Sea" can be continuously broadcast on the radio station as a "cryptic clue" that there are survivors living on the island and the aliens are unable to swim, then someone could verbally announce that information over the radio and otherwise communicate with other humans. The same thing about how Regan's hearing aid incapacitates the creatures. Rather than explaining how to weaponized the high-frequency sound, only the hearing aid's noise is broadcast and anyone hearing it has to figure it out.

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3rd Sep 2021

Patriot Games (1992)

Question: Near the end, during the dinner party at the Ryan house, how did Jack figure out that Lord Holmes' assistant, Watkins, was the IRA informant? He seemed to put it together very suddenly.

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Answer: Because, while everyone was scared and running for safety, he was the only one cool and calm. Plus, everyone was together, he was the only one alone and appeared out of nowhere.

29th Jul 2021

Roseanne (1988)

The Dark Ages - S5-E3

Revealing mistake: When Dan calls Becky, there is a shot of her and Mark in their Minneapolis apartment. This is the exact same set that is used later for Darlene's Chicago apartment when she goes to college. The fireplace shape and style, the wallpaper, position of the bathroom door, and the windows are exactly the same. The only difference is that the Darlene version looks shabbier.

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29th Jul 2021

Seabiscuit (2003)

Trivia: Charles Howard (Seabiscuit's owner) married second wife Marcela Zabala Howard. Marcela's sister, Anita Zabala, was already married to Lindsey Howard, Charles' son. Though the movie never mentions it, Charles Howard actually had three sons from his first marriage not just the one who died (who was not as young as depicted in the movie).

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7th May 2021

The Conners (2018)

Keep on Truckin' - S1-E1

Plot hole: In "The Conners" premier, Dan solely blames neighbor Marcy Bellinger for Roseanne's death after finding a bottle of opiates with Marcy's name on it. He only relents after Darlene shows him additional opiates that other people gave Roseanne and were hidden around the house. However, in the Season 10 reboot of "Roseanne", Dan had previously discovered and confronted Roseanne about her multiple opiate stashes, including one bottle with Marcy's name on it which he read aloud.

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Trivia: When the 2015 Marty Jr. is walking across the street and a car stops, almost hitting him, he bangs both hands on the hood and yells, "Hey! I'm walkin' here!"I'm walkin' here!" This is an exact recreation of Dustin Hoffman's scene in 'Midnight Cowboy'.

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27th Apr 2021

Roseanne (1988)

The Wedding - S8-E23

Character mistake: When Roseanne, Darlene, Jackie, Bev, Becky, and Nana Mary are dressing for Darlene's wedding, Nana Mary comments that all of them were pregnant when they married. However, Becky, was not pregnant when she and Mark eloped and they never had children together. Roseanne was not pregnant before marrying Dan. When the series began, Becky was 13 years old and Dan and Roseanne had been married 15 years.

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9th Apr 2021

Friends (1994)

27th Mar 2021

Friends (1994)

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