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21st Nov 2006

Bright Angel (1990)

Factual error: This film is set in Casper Wyoming, yet at the end, as they are pulling away, a visible sign for Interstate 80 can be seen. Interstate 80 doesn't go through Casper.

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24th Oct 2006

Happy Gilmore (1996)

Question: Why has the Subway logo been removed from Happy's T-shirt during parts of the concluding match? Note, I noticed this on the television version.

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Chosen answer: Probably had to do with some sort of legal issue between the Subway Corporation and the television station the movie was airing on.

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20th Sep 2006

Citizen Kane (1941)

Trivia: To get most of his extremely low angle shots, Welles often had to dig a hole in the set to place the camera and its operator in, given the size of motion picture cameras at that time. The best example of this extreme low angle camera takes place after the political rally is finished.

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12th Sep 2006

Bend of the River (1952)

Factual error: The chairlift for the ski resort on Mount Hood is visible in the scene that pans to the right just before James Stewart is abandoned on the mountain. This ski resort was not around when the film is set.

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31st Aug 2006

Cheyenne Autumn (1964)

Revealing mistake: At the cave near the end, there are several scenes with the secretary of the interior. These scenes with the main actors appear to be filmed in front of the background as they cast shadows on the other film and the lighting is different. This was most likely done because of budget limitations.

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31st Aug 2006

Cheyenne Autumn (1964)

Factual error: Monument Valley is certainly not one mile outside of Dodge City Kansas as it appears to be in this film. In fact there are no mountains that tall anywhere near Dodge City Kansas, but they appear in this film.

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31st Aug 2006

Cheyenne Autumn (1964)

Factual error: The narrator mentions that the Cheyenne tribe split in half in northern Nebraska. The scenery would suggest otherwise, as there are no mountains that high in Nebraska.

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24th Aug 2006

Speed (1994)

Continuity mistake: After the bus has left the freeway and enters the city for the first time, there is a scene where Annie is driving the wrong way down a street and Jack can be seen standing right next to her. She pulls the bus onto the right side of the road and Jack puts the cell phone to his ear. In the next shot, he repeats the same action.

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21st Aug 2006

Radio Flyer (1992)

Factual error: The walkie-talkies the kids use at the end of the film would not make the squealing noise they do. The walkie-talkies they have transmit on high enough frequencies that this would not happen. Mediumwave and Shortwave have this effect, not walkie-talkies.

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4th Apr 2006

Fargo (1996)

Audio problem: When Carl is being beat up by Shep, Shep is shouting a whole bunch of obscenities and gibberish at Carl, but during several shots where we see his face, the audio is not matched up to what he is shouting.

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9th Mar 2006

16 Blocks (2006)

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Other mistake: When Bruce and Mos Def are running through the alley near the beginning, they run past a Chinese man who slams a dumpster lid shut. Once Bruce pulls out his gun to look back, that same man starts running because he gets scared. In the next shot, he continues running, but soon stops as if he thinks filming is over. This is visible right before the camera pans to the right.

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9th Mar 2006

16 Blocks (2006)

Continuity mistake: Watch the newspapers on the front of the bus when Mos Def is getting off. At one point there is a big hole and you can see out, but in the very next shot a newspaper is covering it again.

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Trivia: Notice how on the final subway they pass Booth street (a reference to John Wilkes Booth who killed Lincoln) and are supposed to get off at Oswald St (referencing Lee Harvey Oswald who assassinated Kennedy.) Another reference to Lincoln is made earlier in the film with the pictures.

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13th Feb 2006

Batman and Robin (1997)

Revealing mistake: In the beginning when the commissioner is talking to Batman in the batmobile, as the camera shakes, so does the image on the screen indicating a blue or green screened image. (00:03:15)

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2nd Feb 2006

The Matador (2005)

Deliberate mistake: It's Christmas in Denver and there is snow on the ground. However, there still are quite a fair amount of leaves on the trees in various shots.

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Revealing mistake: A split second before the black guy gets hit with the crutch by Michael Douglas' wife, you will notice he already has blood on his face prior to being hit. Though he gets hit before, the first time there is no blood. (01:15:55)

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22nd Jan 2006

Man on Fire (2004)

Visible crew/equipment: When Denzel is trying to get information on Samuel Ramos he is talking to a woman on the phone. When we first see her talking next to her computer, this shot begins looking over a rail and pulls back. As the camera pulls back, the track that it is sitting on is visible on the bottom right of the screen. You can also see electrical wire next to the track.

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19th Jan 2006

The Quiet Man (1952)

Continuity mistake: When John Wayne first meets with the woman at the church, the first time we see her she puts a dark piece of clothing over her head. In the next scene, which is a closer angle, it is gone.

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Visible crew/equipment: Towards the end of the film when Fabian is running, he jumps down some stairs and turns the corner. On the ground is a perfect shadow of the camera and its operator, which is quickly covered up by a camera movement.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Fabian goes into his office after receiving the package, he closes the door and the rest of this shot is through the glass. The camera and its operator (with a white shirt) are visible on the right side.

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