Best movie character mistakes of 1995

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Character mistake: When Craig gets the milk out of the fridge he takes it to the table and pours it on his cereal. He looks surprised when there isn't much in the carton. He would've known this from the weight of the carton when he first picked it up.

amycamille1975
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Character mistake: At the end of the movie, Ramsey and Hunter begin a conversation about Lippizaner horses. Ramsey says they are from Portugal, Hunter says they are from Spain. However, the Lippizaner horse's place of origin is believed to be in modern day Slovenia (though they are believed to have descended from Spain in the distant past). Lippizan is Slovenia's national symbol. Plus Lippizans are associated with the ‘Spanish Riding school' but the ‘Spanish Riding School' is situated in Vienna, Austria.

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Character mistake: When Tommy is being shown his new office the glass reads "Thomas R. Callahan III, " but when Tommy is introduced as the new President of the company he is introduced as "Tom Callahan, Jr." which would be his dad. (00:11:35 - 02:11:55)

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Character mistake: When Lucky the dog is chasing Slick the cat, into John and Ariel Gustafson's house, Ariel yells out her husband's name, she actually yells out the actor's real name Jack instead of John, the character's name. Pay close attention, it could be easily missed. (01:07:10)

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Character mistake: When the group is escaping from the killer gorillas, they find a cave and Ross say "It's a geode, a giant diamond." A geode is not a diamond at all, it's basically a hollow rock with crystal formations inside.

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Character mistake: Lucy asks the hot dog man for the usual: mustard and Coke. She gets the hot dog but no Coke.

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Character mistake: When Bond is jumping from the dam in the opening sequence, you see him 'clip in' twice, once attaching the rope to his feet, and once attaching the rope to the dam. He is using screw-gate carabiners, large clips that have a small bevel gate on them that secure them shut. Yet Bond doesn't screw them shut - all it takes is a simple flick of the fingers and they're done. This means that they're not as safe as they should be, and could potentially open - particularly when doing something as stressful as diving off a dam. You would have thought that as Bond's parents 'had the luxury of dying in a climbing accident' as Trevelyan puts it, he would take more care over basic safety procedures when using ropes and climbing equipment. (00:01:10)

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Character mistake: When the high roller Ikachawa returns to The Tangiers, Rothstein said he's betting $1,000 instead of his usual $30,000, so when he won, it didn't feel like he had won $10,000 (10 $1,000 bets), but felt like he lost $90,000, alluding to the fact that betting 1/30th of his normal bets made him feel even though he was winning $1k a hand he was missing out on the other $29k, or losing that. At ten hands won, at $1k/hand, he really would have felt like he was losing $290,000, not $90,000 as Rothstein says.

Michael Prete
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Character mistake: In the scene when they do the weigh in, the camera man recording Ben does not even have the tape door pressed into the camera, so nothing is being recorded.

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Jumanji picture

Character mistake: When young Alan is talking young Sarah, he says that he found a board game at the factory. Alan didn't find the game at the factory. He found the game across from the factory at a construction site.

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Suggested correction: The construction might very well be part of the factory, a new factory building for example.

lionhead
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Character mistake: When Marilyn asks Henry "Do they know they're not on the air?" her finger is pointing just below her face. In the next frame with the camera now facing the pair, her hand is down at her lap. (00:47:00)

Zim
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Character mistake: During the St. Ives riddle, Simon gives them 30 seconds to solve the riddle and call back. But it takes them 65 seconds to call, to which Simon says they're 10 seconds too late. And, after 42 seconds, McClane says they only have 10 seconds left.

Bishop73
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Character mistake: When Billy comes back from high school to visit his 3rd grade class, Ms. Vaughn is teaching prime numbers. The board reads "1, 3, 5, 7, 11" with the words "prime numbers" below it. "1" is not a prime number and it is written on the board, and "2" is a prime number and it is not written on the board.

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Character mistake: When The Plague starts talking at the meeting and comes up with the story about a hacker planting the virus, he first says that an "unknown intruder" was the one who broke in, but only minutes later says that the cops picked up him already. (00:34:40)

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Character mistake: At one point Michael J. Fox says he doesn't want to end up in Danbury Correctional, why not? The Federal prison in Danbury CT would be a dream come true since he would be the only male inmate, as it became all-female in 1993.

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Character mistake: At one point in the movie, the commentators mention that the last time the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup was in 1960. The Blackhawks last won it in 1961.

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Character mistake: Mr Potato Head gets torn apart by baby Molly after the opening scene. When Andy returns to the room with Buzz everyone resumes their positions, but Mr Potato Head looks for his bits and sits under the shelf with the other toys.

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Character mistake: After Ryback was allegedly killed, Penn claims "we got him, but the SOB killed six men." Penn would not have known this, as he was with Dane the whole time preoccupied with Dane and his plans - he was nowhere near all the killings done by Ryback and never checked with his men at the time who was still accounted for. Also, it appears Ryback killed much more than just six by then anyway.

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Character mistake: When Sammy, the postman, arrives on the scene, he rushes up and attempts to take Vera's pulse in her neck. Unfortunately, Sammy's fingers are nowhere near the carotid artery, so he couldn't take her pulse.

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Character mistake: While sitting on the bed, Darkly relays the story of how he got his name, saying it comes from 2 Corinthians 13:12. It, in fact, comes from 1 Corinthians 13:12. (00:10:55)

Greg Dwyer
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