Badbird

1st Dec 2003

The Tick (2001)

Couples - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When we first see Captain Liberty's dog with the grenade in its mouth, the handle is at the top. Then the scene cuts and when we return the grenade handle is now at the side. Another cut and when we return before the dog barks the grenade handle is at the top again.

Badbird

1st Dec 2003

The Tick (2001)

The Terror - S1-E9

Revealing mistake: When Captain Liberty writes The Terror's phone number on the napkin we can plainly see that she is using a blue bic ballpoint pen - but when we get to see the napkin she had written the number on (again - second napkin) it was written by a felt-tip marker.

Badbird

Factual error: This happens throughout the entire film. Whenever bullet hits are shown on objects like cars or walls, the hits always appear to have been made from a weapon fired directly at the object - no matter what angle the shooter is actually firing from. This is particularly noticeable in the highway scenes. Bullet hits make very different impact scars/holes depending on the object and the angle.

Badbird

7th Nov 2003

The Tick (2001)

The Tick mistake picture

Pilot - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When The Tick first enters Arthur's apartment he breaks the door which then rests at a sharp angle. Then later when The Tick breaks the light fixture thinking it is the 'secret trigger' the broken door is propped up straight. In all shots after that one the door is at a sharp angle again.

Badbird

7th Nov 2003

The Tick (2001)

Pilot - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When we first meet the character 'BatManuel' he swoops onto the rooftop where The Tick and Arthur are. At the top of the screen you can see the wire he swoops in on.

Badbird

7th Nov 2003

U-571 (2000)

Factual error: Submariners are trained to always listen to the sounds of the boat, since anything out of the ordinary could mean death. Given that training, the small size of a German U-boat and the less-than-skeleton crew aboard it is not possible that the sounds of the fight in the forward torpedo room, or the sounds of the German commander operating the chain on the torpedo loading rail would have gone unnoticed or uninvestigated for so long.

Badbird

7th Nov 2003

Soylent Green (1973)

Revealing mistake: The sliding door to the bedroom in Simonson's apartment appears to be covered with a sheet of 'bubble wrap' in early scenes of the room.

Badbird

7th Nov 2003

Soylent Green (1973)

Continuity mistake: When Thorn goes back to Simonson's apartment to see Shirl, he interrupts a party. Shirl is holding a drink which contains huge ice cubes, but right after the two of them go into the bedroom the ice is no longer in the drink. Way too fast to have melted.

Badbird

6th Nov 2003

U-571 (2000)

Revealing mistake: When the German destroyer is hit by the torpedo at the end of the film it is seen to stop dead in the water upon the torpedo impact. In reality momentum would have carried the ship forward some distance after the explosion. A thousand or so tons of steel just does not stop on a dime unless it hits something like a mountainside.

Badbird

6th Nov 2003

U-571 (2000)

Factual error: At the beginning of the film the diesel fuel in the German U-boat is shown being ignited by a spark and bursting into flames during the depth charge attack as if it were gasoline. In reality diesel fuel is quite hard to ignite when not compressed and does not burn quite so readily as shown in the film.

Badbird

6th Nov 2003

U-571 (2000)

Factual error: At the beginning of the film the depth charge attack is shown rupturing a diesel fuel line in the engine room, which showers the fuel DOWN on the crew stationed there. In fact the fuel lines ran UNDER the deck plates and so a broken line could not shower fuel in that manner.

Badbird

6th Nov 2003

U-571 (2000)

Factual error: At the beginning of the film the German commander is shown directing an attack using the periscope in the control room. German U-boats had two periscopes: a 'sky' scope (the one in the control room) used exclusively for searching the area directly above the boat prior to surfacing, and the 'attack' periscope located in the conning tower (turm). It was not possible for a German submarine commander to direct an attack from the control room periscope as depicted in the film.

Badbird

6th Nov 2003

U-571 (2000)

Other mistake: A German U-boat could dive in less than 30 seconds. By the time the boarding party even got to the conning tower the boat would already have been submerged.

Badbird
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Suggested correction: Just because it can, doesn't mean it has to. Not a mistake.

Yes mistake. The order to crash dive is heard. On a German sub the cry "Alarm!" always implied an order to crash dive as quickly as possible. A bit later the order to dive is given again. Practice on German subs was to open the quick-release vents as soon as the prompt "hatch latched" was given - in case of air attack often before that, meaning the vents were already open while crew members were still dropping through the hatch, resulting in the last guy getting an involuntary shower. True, the boat couldn't have dived in record time because they had no way in the ship, but still, at the very least the first thing the boarding party should have needed to do after taking the Central of U-571 should have been to close the vents and blow the tanks.

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6th Nov 2003

U-571 (2000)

Revealing mistake: The German destroyer is actually an old converted minesweeper.

Badbird

6th Nov 2003

Soylent Green (1973)

Continuity mistake: The doors to the suicide center are frosted opaque from the outside, but clear when seen from the inside. (01:10:10)

Badbird

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