Narcos (2015)

9 mistakes

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Season 2 generally

Factual error: The Columbia paramilitary is seen throughout the 2nd season carrying M4's. The M4 configuration of the M16 was not available during the period Norcos took place. In one seen in fact an M4 has an EOTech optic mounted on it...backwards. Not only is the optic backwards, EOTech was not founded until the late 90's or early 2000's.

The Palace in Flames - S1-E4

Audio problem: Escobar and his family climb into a helicopter. From the sound effects, the rotor is spinning full speed, but you can see from the shadow on ground the blades are not turning at all. (00:20:40)


Deutschland 93 - S2-E7

Factual error: When Peña asks for a trace on Fernando he throws a note on a computer keyboard. It has a windows 2012 logo on it. It is the early 90s for this episode. (00:12:10)

La Gran Mentira - S1-E8

Factual error: When the news reporter Valeria comes to Pablo to say that Pacho did it, she arrives in an E39 BMW 5 series from 1995. Gustavo was killed in 1990.

The Sword of Simón Bolivar - S1-E2

Factual error: Murphy is traveling with his wife by plane to Colombia from Miami. The aircraft belongs to US Airways, an airline that has never flown commercially to Colombia. Later in the same scene Murphy tells his wife that they must be flying over the Amazon. That region is at the extreme south of the country bordering Peru and Brazil. Some scenes later the couple is at immigration at Eldorado (the name is visible in a window), the main airport of Bogota, the capital city which is located at the center of the country. The Amazon is a couple of flight hours away due southeast so it would be ridiculous to overfly the river or region to land in Bogota. (00:02:00 - 00:03:00)

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Suggested correction: Murphy is no expert on Colombian geography. At this point he has never been to the country, much less understand if he was flying over the Amazon.

Going Back to Cali - S3-E10

Factual error: When Miguel calls David from prison telling him to find Pallomari, Eminem's final rap battle from the movie 8 Mile (2002) plays in his car. Miguel was arrested in 1995.

Descenso - S1-E1

Factual error: They go bowling in episode 1 and it shows USBC approved bowling pins. USBC wasn't established until 2005. (00:19:50)

Best Laid Plans - S3-E6

Factual error: While attempting to capture one suspect the police go to the island Curacao. The island is one of the three "ABC" Dutch Mediterranean Islands - Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. The map incorrectly labels Aruba as Curacao. (The islands left to right are actually Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire). (00:09:10)

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