Best movie character mistakes of 1987

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The Quick and The Dead picture

Character mistake: When Vallian prepares to leave the homestead, McKaskell asks him how his chest wound was. Vallian was shot low on the right side, just above the gun-belt, and McKaskell, who removed the bullet, was quite aware of the location.

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Character mistake: When Charlie is making the come back against the guy in the bar, he only needed twenty but he actually gives 25. When Charlie asks how many so far a guy yells out 14, but he's actually at 19 at that point.

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Character mistake: When the Marines are navigating through the Paris Island obstacle course, Hartman is shouting "It should take you no less than 10 seconds to negotiate this obstacle!" In other words, the LONGER it takes someone to get across, the better? (00:13:27)

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Character mistake: When Cronauer and Garlick get stuck in traffic with the Army trucks, Garlick asks the assembled troops to guess who is in the Jeep with him. One of the troops shouts "Mork". Robin Williams played Mork in Mork & Mindy, but not until 1978, well after the setting of this film.

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Character mistake: On the handwritten label Bond finds, Bratislava is written Bratislavia.

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Character mistake: During the scene in the diner, there is a sign that reads "EMPLOYEE'S ONLY." There shouldn't be an apostrophe.

Low Cow

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Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2 picture

Character mistake: After Ricky has just killed his girlfriend with the car antenna, he's challenged by a police officer. Officers would never walk right up to someone who have just committed a murder. Police would always order the suspect into a position that presents the least amount of threat and minimal chance of resistance. Grabbing the officer's gun would never had been an option.

Mercury

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Character mistake: When Polly answers the phone and is told of the log drifting in the channel, she immediately yells to Sean and tells him this. However, she does not leave enough time for the caller to be able to tell her all this, she leaves 1-2 seconds before passing it on to Sean.

mightymick

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Character mistake: The bulletin of the plane crash announces J.P. Richardson (The Big Bopper) as from Louisiana. Richardson was born in Sabine Pass, Texas and later moved to Beaumont, Texas where he lived for the rest of his life.

MJR09

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Character mistake: In the final scene of the film where Axel is leaving, and Taggart says "See you around." when Axel turns around to start driving he says "Be cool Rein..." He accidentally uses the surname of the actor, Judge Reinhold, who plays Billy Rosewood. However he cleverly tries to cover it up by trailing off his sentence as he knows he has made the mistake. (01:34:15)

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Suggested correction: He doesn't say "Rein", he says "be cool, man." But that was the end of his sentence, he wasn't trailing off.

Bishop73

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Character mistake: During the movie, Stallone Lincoln Hawk is referred several times as 'Hawks' by other characters (the police officer retrieving him from his cell, as well as his former father-in-law, who should know his real name). Lincoln actually calls himself Hawkes before he crashes the gate.

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My Best Friend Is a Vampire picture

Character mistake: When Modoc is suggesting what type of blood to drink, he suggests pigs blood B-. Swine don't have B blood. They have A and O blood only.

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Character mistake: When Mac describes what he saw after Blaine was killed, he states that he "capped off 200 rounds with the minigun." At the rate the minigun fires, and the length of time Mac was shooting, he fired at least 10 times that amount. Perhaps he meant to say "capped off 2000 rounds." This adds to another mistake: the ammo pack Blaine carried only holds 500 rounds but much more than that is fired during the course of the film.

BaconIsMyBFF

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Suggested correction: He actually says "capped off 20 rounds, in the minigun...full pack" just the word spacing is a bit odd. 20 rounds refers to his normal gun which ran out of ammo quickly.

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Character mistake: The Daily Planet newspaper headline "New publisher for your favourite paper" has "favourite" is spelled the British English way. Since Metropolis is in the United States it should be spelled "favorite."

Corey Citrin

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Character mistake: Theresa Russell identifies the rare coin as "Felice Baciocchi and her sister Elisa." Aside from the mispronunciation, Felice Baciocchi is a man.

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American Ninja 2: The Confrontation picture

Character mistake: During the whole movie the rank of the CO "wild Bill" is Captain. But in one of the final scenes where they are saying their goodbyes Curtis suddenly says Colonel. (01:24:45)

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Character mistake: When Dan and Beth are talking on the phone, Beth says Ellen, their daughter, is five years old, but later, when Dan and Alex are together, Dan says Ellen is six years old.

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Character mistake: The little girl asks Kristen "what's your name?" Kristen replies "Kirsten". (00:05:59)

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Suggested correction: I hear her say "Kristen." The transcript and subtitle even say "Kristen."

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