Best romance movie factual errors of 1987

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Factual error: It is not possible to be "allergic to all known anaesthetics". Amongst the amide local anesthetics lidocaine, prilocaine, bupivicaine, mepivacaine and dibucaine are naturally occurring substances and if administered without a preservative they cannot trigger an allergic reaction. If Bales is allergic to them, he'd be allergic to the metabolic processes of his own body. They are all powerful local anaesthetics and could easily be used for a radical rhinoplasty such as that required by Bales.

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Factual error: When the Joan Cusack character bolts into the control room with the "Mercenary" cassette, you can here the director counting down to roll the tape. A 3/4" tape being inserted and threaded up in the machine normally takes about 8 to 10 seconds, yet the tape plays when the operator hits the play button.

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Factual error: In the scene when Baby is changing her clothes in the back of Johnny's car the lights and shadows in the car are moving in the wrong direction. (00:49:30)

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Factual error: This story takes place in Oregon, but the Coast Guard cutter says "Point Evans" on the stern. This boat would be dispatched from Los Angeles, California.

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Suggested correction: Point Evans is the ships actual name...below it you can see a fresh coat of white paint below it saying Elk Snout instead of its actual home port in Southern California.

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Factual error: When Ronald shows up mowing Cindy's lawn at 6am, it is fully bright outside. Not possible. It's January (since just after the New Year's Eve scene) and in Arizona during January, the sky is still fully dark at 6am (about 6:15 to 6:30 it would start getting a bit of daylight).

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Suggested correction: I believe several weeks, maybe even a couple of months have passed since New Year's Eve. After Cindy exposes their secret to everyone there are various scenes of Ronald trying to make amends with Kenneth and attempting to get Cindy to talk to him again. When Ronald stops Quint from beating up Kenneth and makes his final speech the jocks are all dressed in baseball uniforms indicating that it is spring. I believe the scene where Ronald woke Cindy up with his lawnmower actually occurred in March or maybe even April as opposed to January. I think we are supposed to assume a lot of time has passed from the time Cindy exposed Ronnie to the point where he finally got her attention with the lawnmower.

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