redbaron2000

1st Sep 2004

Rat Race (2001)

Corrected entry: When everyone is racing down the stairs to get to their cars/the airport, there is a shot from beneath glass as someone's sneaker rushes across the landing between floors. The landings were all metal platforms.

redbaron2000

Correction: That's just a cinematography thing, to shoot the actors from below their feet. They weren't implying the floor was glass.

Brian Katcher

Corrected entry: Why is Elaine so suddenly friendly towards Jackie at the end of the film, when she boards the hovercraft? Why is she even there? And most importantly, why is her hair so short?

redbaron2000

Correction: Elaine is friendly towards Keung (Jackie Chan) because he basically put an end to the mobsters who destroyed her supermarket, and he invited her for a ride to see up close the damage he was going to do to the rest of the remaining mobsters with the hovercraft.

21st Jan 2004

The Relic (1997)

Corrected entry: When Margo first explores the Superstition exhibit near the beginning of the movie, she has to step over a velvet rope blocking its entrance. However, when she runs out of it a few minutes later, she charges right through the entrance and down the stairs - the rope was obviously removed so she could run faster, but in reality, she would have either jumped over it or tripped and fell.

redbaron2000

Correction: When she is running her arms are pumping but when she reaches the rope she raises them in a wing - like fashion as people do when they are jumping down. You can also faintly hear her shoes thud when she lands because she jumped the over the rope (which was only calf high) and the three steps.

She doesn't jump over the rope, she jumps down the steps (rather than running down each one). At no point in the scene is she seen jumping up that would be required if she jumped over the rope. The rope is not there.

Bishop73

Correction: The rope is still there. The reason it's not seen is because when Margo flees from the exhibition the focus is on her and the entrance. Not on the ropes.

The rope is not there because there's no evidence she jumped over the rope, even if the camera angle was too high not to show the rope, her jumping (or even stepping over) it would have been visible on camera.

Bishop73

It's not because the camera is on her the entire time and with how low the rope is, it would never be seen on camera.

Except that's not what the mistake is saying. The rope not there in real life for the stunt scene of her running out. Saying the rope is simply off camera is wrong. Yes, if the rope was actually there it's possible that it would be off camera. But if the rope was there, she would have had to jump over it, which she does not do. We know she doesn't jump over the rope because we see her on camera and all she does is jump down the steps.

Bishop73

Pause the movie at the 35:04 mark and advance frame by frame. It shows the rope is still there. And yes, Margo is seen making a jumping movement. If she hadn't, she would have tripped over the rope.

The rope is there from that angle, just as it was there when she stepped over it. That's never been the issue. When the camera cuts to face Penelope Ann Miller, that's when the rope is no longer there. Because in real life they would have stopped the action in order to change camera position, or the shot of her running out was a re-shoot during post. Either way, that shot of her (which is meant to be continuous in the film but was not continuous in real life) was filmed without the rope present.

Bishop73

If the rope wasn't present, then there wouldn't be a need for her to make a jumping motion. She would have just kept running without any interference but her jumping is a clear indication that the rope is still there. We don't actually need to see it.

Except she never jumps up and over the rope. She only jumps down the steps. There was no jumping up motion.

Bishop73

22nd Aug 2003

Lake Placid (1999)

Corrected entry: If indeed a crocodile can/will not attack underwater, then why does the crocodile in this movie do so several times? Whether crocodiles actually *CAN* or *DO* attack underwater in real life is all fine and dandy, but in this movie, with this movie's rules of nature, how come Oliver Platt's character is wrong?

redbaron2000

Correction: Hector is kind of a jerk/jackass so it's not unusual for him to make a comment to tick everyone, more specifically the sheriff, off. He might have known the actual truth or this is a character mistake, or him just being a "know-it-all".

27th May 2004

Bowfinger (1999)

Corrected entry: After the parking lot chase/filming scene, the Chubby Rain cast and crew are previewing the finished scene on a small screen later that day. A musical score plays over the playing scene as Carol stalks Kit...but how did Bobby and the rest of the crew create music to go with it? Logically, this is impossible, because A - there was not enough funding for a musical department, B - there is never any indication of even a makeshift musical department for the filming of Chubby Rain in the film, and C - the scene was shot earlier that day, not nearly enough time to score it.

redbaron2000

Correction: It isn't impossible at all. There are dozens of websites that will sell you a non-exclusive licence to use music from their libraries, and they have such a huge range of music in stock that you can find everything from full orchestral symphonies to a swanee whistle toot within an hour of starting your search. Nothing to it.

5th Apr 2006

Nine to Five (1980)

Corrected entry: When Lilly Tomlin is driving the car with Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton, and the body in the trunk, there's a small accident, and one of the tail lights gets smashed. A cop pulls them over and makes a whole ordeal ABOUT the tail light being broken. Yet as soon as they manage to pull away from the cop, both tail lights are on and equally functioning perfectly.

redbaron2000

Correction: Lily Tomlin is pulled over for her left taillight blinking, NOT broken. She has left her signal on due to all the drama and when the officer asks her if she left it on, she states "no" and returns the turn signal stalk to the off position, making it clear she doesn't want to get a ticket. This is when the "short in the trunk" is suggested by the officer.

27th May 2004

Bowfinger (1999)

Corrected entry: How can the cast and crew for Chubby Rain *not* know that Kit doesn't know he was being filmed for the movie? The way he reacts in many of the scenes as the actors walk up to him and recite their lines is very unprofessional and probably not even in the script.

redbaron2000

Correction: The crew are mostly illegal immigrants, others are completely new to acting in Hollywood, and Bowfinger and his assistant are in the know, and as we find out later, Daisy figures it out as well. The others are just naive enough to think that Kit's behavior is diva-ish.

rswarrior

27th May 2004

Bowfinger (1999)

Correction: This is a question, not a mistake. But, in short, Mindhead controls Kit as much as possible, so having someone following him at all times would not be out of character.

rswarrior

Corrected entry: There is an awfully fast transition between nighttime and a clear, sunny morning during the scene where Indiana and Sallah are retrieving the Ark.

redbaron2000

Correction: This is not a mistake. It's well into night, perhaps even after midnight, when they finally open the Well of Souls. The indication is that it took some time for Indy and Sallah to clear the snakes, locate the Ark, retrieve it, box it up and prepare the harness to lift it out.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: How would McClane know that there were bad guys in the truck (in the aquaduct) when he shot through the door? Granted he had his hunch and whatnot, and the guys really WERE German baddies, but how could McClane have been sure? What if he'd shot two innocent bystanders?

redbaron2000

Correction: Because earlier on, the foreman for the aqueduct said that no one is working down the tunnel. It's also obvious because McClain saw the trucks design used in the heist previously.

5th Jul 2004

Rocketeer (1991)

Corrected entry: Notice Neville Sinclair's English accent disappear aboard the zeppelin, switching into German? Indeed, "...it was acting."

redbaron2000

Correction: Neville being an undercover Nazi posing as an English actor is one of the basic plot points to the entire movie. Naturally he would begin speaking with a German accent when he was around his own people. This is about as far from trivia as you can get.

Corrected entry: When Jabba pulls Leia from the window in the Sail Barge, watch her as she jumps onto his throne to press herself against him - her hand presses against his belly, sinking notably deep into his (rubber) gut.

redbaron2000

Correction: Jabba is a mess of fat. Your hand would sink deep into stuff like that. Besides, we don't know what his gut is made out of, so we can't say that a hand couldn't sink deep into his gut.

9th Feb 2004

Bowfinger (1999)

Corrected entry: When Heather Graham's character is running with Kit Ramsey (Eddie Murphy) towards the end of the movie, she keeps switching between speaking with her "Chubby Rain" Hispanic accent and with her normal speaking manner. Understandable she might only need to speak with a Hispanic accent for Chubby Rain's filming, but since she knew that Kit Ramsey didn't know he was being filmed for a movie, you'd think she'd try to keep her character (and hence her accent) consistent to avoid raising his suspicion.

redbaron2000

Correction: Yes, but remember that her character is an amateur and inexperienced actress. Slipping in and out of her accent would not be out of the question for her.

alex garrido

23rd Mar 2004

Blade (1998)

Corrected entry: When the blood trails from the corners of the ceiling of the Temple of Arabus, it leaves long lines as it moves to the center of the ceiling's dome, yet for some reason, all the blood trails (after connecting in the center) detach from the corners, and form just one drop. Blood is blood, including Blade's, so there should have been at least minute traces of where the blood had run.

redbaron2000

Correction: Since the temple's ceiling was built for this purpose, it likely had some sort of coating on it (beeswax or somesuch) that kept the blood from clinging to it. That way every trace of the blood released from the Daywalker would reach the vessel for La Magra.

Phixius Premium member

18th Aug 2004

The Mummy (1999)

Corrected entry: The Egyptian Book of the Dead was not a long-lost artifact that there was only one copy of. It was written on papyrus and placed in the tombs of most sacred figures.

redbaron2000

Correction: Strictly speaking this may be true, but down that road there is no end to the mistakes. For example, reading the book doesn't actually bring back life to the dead, you don't need a key as in the movie, etcetera.

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, when Bridget first came into the conference room, she was carrying a purse with her. When she and Darcy come out however, the purse is gone - and even after she goes back into the room and out again, she still doesn't have it.

redbaron2000

Correction: You can see her purse on the conference table in front of where Mark was sitting (even though we never see her place it there).

21st Jan 2004

The Relic (1997)

Corrected entry: What happened to the Blaisedales immediately after the Kothoga killed Parkinson? The Blaisedales grabbed each other while gasping, and the Kothoga knocked McNally into a glass display case (thus killing him), and it loomed over Parkinson's body. There are no shots, sounds, or other hints as to what became of the Blaisedales. They simply are dropped from the film entirely at this point.

redbaron2000

Correction: Most likely they were killed. At the end of the movie, an officer tells the police captain that there are two bodies inside the main exhibition hall. These could very well be the bodies of the Blaisdales. We might not have seen them get killed but it's a possibility.

Correction: According to a computer graphics supervisor who worked on the film, the Blaisedales immediately begin running through the lab and are attacked by the Kothoga. The Kothoga knocks them to the ground where they are then partially eaten by the dermestid beetles that Margo earlier in the film was told had escaped. There was even a scene where Margo, while running from the Kothoga would trip over their bodies.

18th May 2004

Troy (2004)

Corrected entry: A style of the Ancient Greeks from the Mycenaean era (during which the Trojan War occured) was that men never bore moustaches on their faces. This movie had an army - literally - of men with them.

redbaron2000

Correction: This has already been corrected. It was the ROMANS who never had beards. The Greeks had beards at every era, including the Mycenean era. Becides, even if it was the style not to have beards, it doesn't mean that some men wouldn't have had them.

Corrected entry: When Indy is holding Marion in the Well of Souls (after she had been dropped in by the Nazis), watch carefully as they look up as the Nazis seal the entrance. There is some kind of string, cord, rope, or cable visible on Marion's arm (possibly a safety harness for if Harrison Ford dropped her?). The string/cord/rope/cable disappears in the next shot.

redbaron2000

Correction: It's actually the cord from Marion's dress that just wrapped around her arm, when she jumped on Indy.

7th Aug 2004

Hidalgo (2004)

Corrected entry: Watch one of the racers as he looks through a telescope during the first part of the race. He lowers the telescope, then turns it to himself and tries to shorten/close it by pushing it against his hand. He misses the first time, the telescope going past his hand and brushing along his torso. Then he quickly gets it right.

redbaron2000

Correction: Why would this be a movie mistake?? This is a character mistake. He simply missed, which happens frequently in real life.

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