mrfrede

14th Jun 2013

Godzilla (1998)

Continuity mistake: Nick and company are in a plane after leaving Tahiti. A soldier goes up to the colonel and tells him about the fishing trawlers that were pulled under. Just after that, the camera shows three guys sitting down that look up. In the following shots those guys are gone. (00:19:50)

mrfrede

13th Jun 2013

King Kong (2005)

Continuity mistake: At the end, planes are attacking Kong on top of the building. They stop when they see Ann up there. At one point she is standing, hugging Kong's arm. The camera angle changes to a wide shot and shows her about ten feet away and standing up from a crouched position.

mrfrede

13th Jun 2013

King Kong (2005)

Continuity mistake: Carl is talking to Ann in a restaurant. He asks her if she's a size 4 and she moves to stand up. In the background is a waitress walking toward them. As she stands, the camera changes and the waitress has disappeared. (00:14:50)

mrfrede

28th May 2013

Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

Revealing mistake: Near the end they land on the island. After they cross a bridge a soldier shoots an explosive and blows up a machine gun position. Just after that, look at the muzzle of Highway's rifle. It isn't open like it should be but has a type of plug to ensure only blanks can be used.

mrfrede

28th May 2013

The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Continuity mistake: At the very end, Jefferson is shot after dropping grenades into the vent pipes. He lands face down with his right arm bent and his right hand right next to his helmet. The camera cuts to those left on the truck. When it shows Jefferson again, his hand is now about a foot away from his helmet.

mrfrede

Continuity mistake: The crop duster takes off to spray the spider hills. He is attacked in the plane by spiders and starts to fly erratically. The camera shows the spider lady, the vet and others from behind through an open shed door. They are standing in the open. The next shot shows the spider lady and the vet up close from the front and they are now in front of the shed wall. Just before the plane crashes they are shown from the shed again and they are all in the open again.

mrfrede

Continuity mistake: When they walk up to the spider hill to burn it, the rancher sticks a pitchfork in the ground straight up and starts pouring gas on the hill. The next scene shows a spider crawling into a hole. When it goes back to showing the rancher pouring gas, the pitchfork is now at an angle.

mrfrede

Continuity mistake: The spider lady and the vet go to the rancher's place to burn out the spider hill. While there, a bull runs out and collapses. While the spider lady is talking to the rancher's wife, her hands are by her side. When the camera switches to the wife's point of view, the spider lady's hands are in her coat pockets. When the view switches back, her hands are by her side again.

mrfrede

28th May 2013

Godzilla (1998)

Continuity mistake: They go into the broadcast booth in Madison Square Garden. While Audrey is broadcasting, the French guy moves the vertical blinds to his left to look out the window and sees a dinosaur raise its head. Just after that the view switches to the dinosaur's side and he is now holding the blinds to his right.

mrfrede

23rd May 2013

Godzilla (1998)

Factual error: A sergeant is neither called sir nor is saluted. Sergeant O'Neal is called sir twice and saluted twice. The first time is shortly before they dump the fish for bait the first time. Someone runs up to O'Neal, says sir and salutes him. He says something about ten minutes then salutes him again and runs away. The second time is when O'Neal is on the roof and looks over the parapet and sees Zilla walking past. Right after that someone comes up to him and says "Sir, Godzilla has been spotted in section five."

mrfrede

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Suggested correction: Sergeants, just like any other military member of a higher rank than the person doing the saluting, are called sir as well as saluted.

Not true. Sergeants are non-commissioned officers. They are respected for experience and expertise but they are not saluted first or called Sir. (Some services will have Drill Sergeants or Platoon Sergeants addressed as Sir by recruits in basic training but that's not happening here).

17th May 2013

Godzilla (1998)

Factual error: At no time does the military use standard radio protocol such as "over", "out" etc.

mrfrede

15th May 2013

Them! (1954)

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning, the two cops leave the trailer to go to Gramps' store. When they leave, the shadows are low but there should be plenty of daylight left. They arrive at the store and it's pitch black out, but it was only a twelve mile drive.

mrfrede

15th May 2013

Them! (1954)

Continuity mistake: When they go to visit the trailer, Pat is surprised by an ant on a bluff. When they shoot it, it falls with it's head just over the edge and two bushes in front of it. They switch to a camera angle from behind the ant and now its head is further back and there is a large white rock in front of the ant's head.

mrfrede

Other mistake: About seven minutes before the end, the geologist and company and a Highway Patrol car go to the edge of town to get a better view. As the Highway Patrol car skids to a stop look on the road and there is already a longer skid mark. I'm guessing that in the first take the car skidded too far.

mrfrede

Question: With so many bank accounts under a phony name, where were all the monthly bank statements going?

mrfrede

Answer: Bank statements weren't mailed as they were in more recent times. In those days, when you went to the bank, a passbook or ledger was updated and provided to you. Remember, in those times everything was hand-written and manually recorded. Statements weren't created automatically and mass-mailed.

8th Apr 2013

Rio Bravo (1959)

Continuity mistake: The sheriff, Carlos and wife and Feathers are in the back room. The sheriff asks Feathers if she was sorry she missed the stage. When he does, Carlos' wife turns her head to look at Feathers then turns back to the right. Immediately after she does that, the scene switches angles and she is shown turning her head to the right again.

mrfrede

8th Apr 2013

Rio Bravo (1959)

Revealing mistake: After leaving the poker game, Feathers goes upstairs to her room followed by the sheriff. When she enters the darkened room she turns up a lamp. Her shadow is OK but the sheriff is standing just inside the door and his shadow is too far to his left.

mrfrede

17th Mar 2013

This Island Earth (1955)

Continuity mistake: Three scientists escape from the lab. The car stops and two get out and go into a pond surrounded by water. They dip under the water as the car explodes. When they come up they are still surrounded by water. Next, the German scientist shows up and they dip under the water again. After the explosion the camera shows the two in the pond again but now they're surrounded by reeds.

mrfrede

17th Mar 2013

This Island Earth (1955)

Character mistake: After Cal goes to the secret lab in Georgia, he and two others go into his new lab. When they enter a cat jumps up on the counter. Dr. Adams says "This is Neutron. We named him that because he's so positive." Neutrons are neutral and electrons are negative. It's protons that are positive. They should have named the cat Proton.

mrfrede

17th Mar 2013

This Island Earth (1955)

Continuity mistake: Shortly after the movie starts, Cal's plane lands and they go into the lab. Cal looks through a scope at an experiment and his assistant is next to him without glasses. After the experiment flames out, they show the men again but now his assistant is wearing glasses. (00:08:50)

mrfrede

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