StevenJ

17th Jan 2007

The Majestic (2001)

Continuity mistake: When Pete awakes on the shore, the dog licking his face steps over his head, leaving footprints in the sand. In the following shots, however, the footprints have disappeared. (00:18:40)

StevenJ
The Addams Family mistake picture

Other mistake: When Gomez begins to flip through his desk calendar, we see that "today" is Thursday, March 28, 1991. He then turns to the date of the "next quarter". The left hand page shows Thursday, August 8, but the right hand page shows Tuesday, September 9. (00:11:15)

StevenJ

26th Jul 2006

General questions

Question: How exactly does film crediting work? I know of several examples where a "major" actor/actress is in the film, but is not credited. (Whoopie Goldberg in Star Trek Generations, for example). How can someone be "introduced" if they've been major players in earlier films? (Julia Roberts in Ocean's 11 & 12).

StevenJ

Chosen answer: The Julia Roberts thing in Ocean's 11 & 12 was a joke by the writers. Credits usually work on the theory that the first person listed is the most important role in the film, and the 'good guy' is listed first. (Example, Robert De Niro is credited before Al Pacino in 'Heat' - both top class actors but De Niro is the good guy. Same with Face/Off with Nicholas Cage and John Travolta). Some actors/actresses don't want their names listed in the credits, usually because they don't want the film/TV show to sell on their name alone. One more interesting fact - in Se7en, Kevin Spacey's name isn't listed on the opening credits, or any of the posters/promotional material surrounding the film, but in the ending credits he recieves top billing. He agreed not to have his name in the opening credits/promotional stuff as he wanted his appearance as the bad guy to be a suprise to people (thus they don't know who the bad guy is) - but he did this on the understanding he'd recieve top billing in the end credits. Ultimately all unusual credits (cameos, etc.) are generally decided on a case by case basis.

Sam Johnson

24th Jun 2006

Major League (1989)

Other mistake: After Vaughn strikes out Heywood in the playoff game for the third out, New York's first base coach remains in the coach's box as the players leave the field. He doesn't plan to coach for the Indians now, does he? (01:32:35)

StevenJ

24th Jun 2006

Major League (1989)

Major League mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Vaughn enters the playoff game, the scoreboard introduces him with a glittery "Wild Thing" display, then reverts to showing the score by the end of his warm-ups. However, when Dorn talks to him on the mound prior to Vaughn's first pitch, the board again shows the glittery display. (01:29:40)

StevenJ

Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie, all the falling debris and the accompanying firetrails change color all at once.

StevenJ

7th Jan 2006

The Rookie (2002)

Factual error: The cab that delivers Morris and Brooks to the Ballpark in Arlington is driving on the wrong side of the road - southbound in the northbound lanes of Nolan Ryan Expressway. The road runs along the first base line of the stadium (now Ameriquest Field). (01:46:40)

StevenJ

27th Sep 2005

The Natural (1984)

The Natural mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Roy breaks his bat in the playoff game, the bat is a long way from the batter's box; the "Wonderboy" fragment is lying further away from the foul line than the rest of the bat, and the fragment "point" faces away from the foul line, the top of the bat on both parts face the line. However, in the close-up, the fragment is facing the other way, with the point facing the foul line. Note, too, that when Hobbs hits the ball, the bat is not split. (02:09:10)

StevenJ

24th Sep 2005

The Natural (1984)

Other mistake: In the top of the ninth inning of the game against the Cubs, both the scoreboard and the radio announcer state that the score is 4-3 in favor of the Cubs. However, when Hobbs is at bat, the radio announcer says "Blevins is at 3rd base, 3 to 3". (01:14:00)

StevenJ

Question: Is it my imagination, or does the opening theme sound similar to the classical piece "The Planets - Mars" by Holst?

StevenJ

Chosen answer: There are certain similarities, yes. Whether any specific aspects of the piece were deliberately incorporated into the film's opening theme is an open question, but the overall feel is undoubtedly very similar.

Tailkinker Premium member

Continuity mistake: When Kirk and McCoy are arrested on Kronos One, McCoy offers his right hand to the Klingon putting the handcuffs on him, and Kirk's hands are also being cuffed in that shot. Then in Kirk's next shot, 10 seconds later, his hands are being put into the cuffs again. (00:36:05)

StevenJ

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