Best thriller movie factual errors of 1988

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Die Hard picture

Factual error: Powell says he has a desk job, but he is driving a cruiser. Cruisers are for cops on patrol. A cruiser would not be issued for a cop at a desk, especially not one who's on his way home, as Al says he is.

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Suggested correction: Obviously, since he is out on patrol he's finally back in the field.

Jason Hoffman
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Factual error: At one point in the movie the sun is behind the helicopter and we can see that the places for the missiles are empty. However, he's shooting right after that.

Ivan-sama
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Midnight Run picture

Factual error: When Jack is trying to buy the bus tickets, the bus company employee tells him that his credit card was cancelled. Credit card companies do not divulge that type of information, they simply indicate whether the requested charge is accepted or denied.

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Factual error: When Bruce and Patricia are in a lift after being chased by the cars in the garage, the lift rapidly descends but the two people in the lift are seen struggling on the floor when they should just about be on the ceiling due to the speed of the lift's descent.

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Factual error: Ivan Danko's police uniform is a combination of at least six different uniforms. His hat is a Moscow Commander's Special and he also wears a Parade Band Musician axelbant.

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Young Guns picture

Factual error: When Billy The Kid is taking a bath and dictating a letter to Doc, intended for the governor, he says he is in the Mexican village of Juarez. This town was actually named "Paso del Norte" at the time, it wasn't until 10 years after the events depicted in the film that it was renamed "Ciudad Juarez."

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Factual error: Sean Connery's character is the Provost Marshall for the Presidio, he would not be wearing the MP sleeve placard as he is in the scene at the Officer's Club. He also wouldn't be running around wearing a Field Jacket with the collar up and it unzipped. You wear the jacket correctly or not at all.

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Factual error: Shooting at a gas tank with buck shot at 50 meters distance will not make it explode (it likely won't even dent the surface), and lead pellets do not cause sparks when they hit.

Jacob La Cour
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Factual error: Bob is in prison and he still has his gold ring on his right hand ring finger. Prisoners are not allowed to keep their personal property while in prison. (01:17:00)

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Sunset picture

Factual error: The events in the film take place in mid-1929, as evidenced by the first Academy Awards being presented in May. However, Wyatt Earp went to the happy hunting grounds in January of that year.

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