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Factual error: At the end of the fight between Pai Chang Tien (the Old Man) and Shu Chin (the fan-wielder), Pai catches his opponent with his pipe on the larynx and strangles him to death. In his death-throes Shu Chin groans until he dies; but with a piece of wood pressing down on his windpipe, he realistically wouldn't be able to make such a pronounced sound.

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6th Nov 2016

Airplane (1980)

Trivia: The coffee scene with the two children is a parody of a similar scene from the 1958 film Crash Landing.

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Revealing mistake: When Mahoney first meets Larvelle Jones at the police precinct, Jones demonstrates his vocal imitation skills by simulating machine gun fire. In the shot with the unwitting crowd, look at the police man to the far left talking to the lady with the hat. That officer ducks down a split second before Jones lets loose with his gunfire sound.

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Trivia: The movie's plot was largely adapted for the episode "A Chinatown Ghost Story" of the 2012 CGI series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, with James Hong reprising his role as the main antagonist Ho Chan (who is patterned after Lo Pan) and with appearances by the Storms Thunder and Lightning (Rain being replaced by an entity named Wind).

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Trivia: When King Théoden rallies his men before the first charge into the Battle of the Pelennor Fields, he rides along the first rank of his army brushing their lances with his sword. This scene was apparently inspired by the Japanese historic drama Kagemusha (1980), where the titular character performs a similar feat before he unceremoniously falls off his horse.

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14th Jul 2014

Commando (1985)

Revealing mistake: When Matrix reaches Arius' mansion (in actuality the Harold Lloyd Estate), he is rushed at by several soldiers of Arius' private army and starts shooting at them with his RPK. In one shot from Matrix's rear we can see him shooting four soldiers at the same time. However, the two soldiers on the far left drop dead even though Matrix is aiming his weapon to the right.

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Revealing mistake: When Jake reactivates the old biplane at Daley's Airport and Wilson mounts it as it takes off to pursue Olympus, you can see the wires from which the skeletal plane is hanging.

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10th Jun 2014

Them! (1954)

Factual error: Grandpa Johnson's .30-30 Winchester rifle was apparently bent by the giant ants during their attack on his store. But as we can see later, the ants' mandibles are too thin and too curved to provide enough gripping and leverage area for bending a metal rifle barrel that severely.

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29th May 2014

Them! (1954)

Factual error: In order to keep the giant ants inside the New Mexico nest, the protagonists bombard the entrance hole with phosphorus shells. Phosphorus burns at an average temperature of 5,000° Farenheit. At this temperature, the heat from the shells should have fused the sand around the entrance hole to glass (the threshold for this process is about 4,200° Farenheit), yet the sand remains unchanged.

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22nd May 2014

Thunderball (1965)

Trivia: When the blackout hits Palmyra, a henchman of Largo's can be heard shouting something. The sentence is in German and says: "Go to Mr. Largo! Tell him the lights are all broken!"

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Trivia: The device Bond uses in the final part of the film to reach Atlantis is known as a Wetbike. This device would not be introduced for public use until 1978, one year after The Spy Who Loved Me was cinematically released.

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Continuity mistake: When Smith fires at the last German Kübelwagen chasing his team on the Oberhausen airfield runway, the scene alternates between two perspectives of Smith firing from the bus's engine cover: One from the front, the other from his backside. In each of these alternating shots, Smith holds the front part of his MP40 in a different grip.

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17th Feb 2014

The Paleface (1948)

Revealing mistake: During the film's climactic end scene, just before the dentist wagon Potter and Jane used to escape the Indian camp blows up, the two protagonists jump off the released horse team to take cover behind a tree trunk on the ground. In that instance, you can briefly see the tall frame and definitely male face of the stuntman playing Jane's part in the scene.

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17th Feb 2014

The Paleface (1948)

The Paleface mistake picture

Revealing mistake: When Potter starts shaving at the morning of the Indian attack on the wagon train, his mirror falls off the post, and as he bends down to retrieve it, an arrow embeds itself right above his head. If you look closely in that scene, you can see a length of targeting wire used to guide the arrow sticking to the post above Potter's head.

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The Living Daylights mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Bond has his final confrontation with Whitaker, he empties his PPK at him in an attempt to take him down. In the process, he hits the gunshield on Whitaker's weapon five times, and it remains clean. But when Whitaker rounds the corner a few seconds later, the impacts from the PPK bullets are suddenly visible on the shield's surface.

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Question: In the scene where the American 82nd Airborne is storming the river bank at Nijmegen, there is a brief shot of one of the German defenders, who looks quite startingly like a puberescent boy. Anyone know whether this assumption is correct, and if so, what's the background to this story?

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Chosen answer: The Germans did use some Hitler youth movement in the war.

Factual error: The film starts in the year 1936, and just like the RPG Indy uses to threaten Belloq with, the MP40s (or at the earliest, MP38s) are an arms-historical anachronism in this movie. As the numbers in their names imply, the MP38 was first produced in 1938. The weapons in the movie are not the similar-looking ERMA MP-36, you can see the ribbed, vertically angled magazine holders typical for the MP40 - its predecessors had either a 30°-canted, smooth magazine holder (MP36) or a round viewing port for checking the ammo (MP38).

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11th Mar 2013

El Dorado (1966)

Continuity mistake: During the final showdown, when Jim Purvis is shot, he slumps onto the saloon porch face-up, with his left hand on his chest. But when Bart Jason is shot and falls right afterwards, Purvis is suddenly lying face-down on the porch.

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11th Mar 2013

El Dorado (1966)

Continuity mistake: When Mississippi and Maudie return to the jail to deliver the news of Thornton's capture, and when Maudie begins to tell her part of the story, part of the veil she is wearing slides off her left shoulder. In the close-ups on the actress, the veil stays down, but in the far-off shots the veil is again draped over her shoulder.

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Attack of the Beetle - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: Before and after the Beetle's battle armor is fried by May Parker activating the jet engine, the appearance and arrangement of the building in the background changes between shots.

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