Shogun

Shogun (1980)

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Corrected entry: When Blackthorne is steering the Japanese galley duing a storm, Rodrigues goes forward to tell him how to steer around the rocks ahead. At one point, Rodrigues yells, "Hard a-port!" At the time, the term for the left side of a ship was "larboard." The term was replaced with "port" in the mid-1800's because "larboard" was easily confused with "starboard."

Correction: As is standard in historically-set movies, present-day language and terminology have been used so that a modern audience can understand what's being said. This is a standard movie convention and is not considered a mistake.

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Factual error: When they first meet, Rodrigues tells Blackthorne that aboard his ship there is plenty of food and grog. The problem is that grog was not "invented" until 1740, when it was introduced into the British Navy by Admiral Edward Vernon, who was nicknamed "Old Grog" because of his habit of wearing a grogram coat.

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Trivia: In the documentary The Making of Shogun, it is stated that the rise of Japanese food establishments in the US (particularly sushi houses) is attributed to Shogun.

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