Necrothesp

15th May 2022

Ghosts (2019)

22nd Oct 2021

Vigil (2021)

22nd Oct 2021

Vigil (2021)

4th Sep 2021

Before We Die (2021)

1st Sep 2020

The X-Files (1993)

Drive - S6-E2

Character mistake: Scully continually addresses the senior police officer as "Captain." But he wears sergeant's stripes. As a law enforcement officer continually dealing with other law enforcement officers, Scully is not likely to make this mistake. More likely a failure to match script with costume.

Necrothesp

7th Oct 2019

Peaky Blinders (2013)

Season 5 generally

Character mistake: Several times Tommy addresses Sir Oswald Mosley as Mr Mosley instead of the correct Sir Oswald. Mosley never corrects him, which given his snobbishness portrayed throughout the series seems highly unlikely.

Necrothesp

7th Oct 2019

Peaky Blinders (2013)

Strategy - S5-E3

Character mistake: Mosley says Tommy won the Distinguished Service Medal. This was a naval decoration. Tommy actually won the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Not a mistake someone like Mosley is likely to make.

Necrothesp

25th Sep 2019

Peaky Blinders (2013)

28th Feb 2019

Luther (2010)

Episode #1.3 - S1-E3

Character mistake: Luther and Ripley pretend they have not been on the boat and did not find the victim's body as they do not have a search warrant and do not want to compromise the case. However, under English law a police officer may legally enter any premises without a warrant in order to save life, prevent injury or protect property. Since they have a reasonable belief that the victim is being held prisoner on the boat and her life is in danger (as far as they know at that time she is still alive), they don't need a warrant. As experienced police officers, they are bound to know this.

Necrothesp

25th Feb 2019

Luther (2010)

Episode #1.2 - S1-E2

Character mistake: A number of times the police officers refer to Owen and Terry Lynch as being soldiers and in the Army. They were in the Royal Marines, part of the Navy, and Marines are Marines, not soldiers.

Necrothesp

24th Feb 2019

Luther (2010)

21st Feb 2019

Luther (2010)

6th Feb 2019

Casualty (1986)

Episode #33.22 - S33-E22

Character mistake: Charlie says that Iain has been a paramedic for ten years. Iain actually joined as a student paramedic in August 2013 immediately after leaving the Army (in which he was an infantryman, not a medic). As 'Casualty' operates in real time and this episode was shown in February 2019, Iain has therefore been a paramedic for only five and a half years.

Necrothesp

20th Sep 2018

Happy Face Killer (2014)

Character mistake: When Jesperson imagines himself as a Mountie his uniform is completely wrong and is not even the right colour. As it was his ambition to join the force and he has photos of RCMP officers in his cab, it seems unlikely that he would imagine himself in a completely incorrect uniform.

Necrothesp

Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: It's not a character mistake, for the reasons stated; it's a clear factual error from the filmmakers.

Necrothesp

It's a character mistake since it's his imagination and, as you stated, it's not something the character would get wrong.

Bishop73

22nd Oct 2017

The 4400 (2004)

20th Oct 2017

Victoria (2016)

12th Jun 2017

Wonder Woman (2017)

Character mistake: While posing as Steve's driver, Sameer refers to him as a colonel. He is actually wearing captain's epaulettes.

Necrothesp

23rd Jan 2017

The Missing (2014)

14th Dec 2015

Homeland (2011)

9th Oct 2015

The Longest Day (1962)

Character mistake: According to the subtitles, when the landings begin General Marcks asks his aide to get General Pemsel at 5th Army on the phone. Pemsel was chief of staff of 7th Army, as the caption correctly states when he first appears. 5th Army was disbanded in 1939.

Necrothesp

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