Best sport movie mistakes of 1997

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Factual error: On 26th May 1989, the Liverpool v Arsenal game kicked off at 8pm, which meant it would be 9:50 at the earliest before the end of the game. Sunset was at 8.59 that day (I checked!) so why is it still light when they're celebrating?

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Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way picture

Revealing mistake: Towards the end of the film when the Yankees are trying to close out Game 6 of the World Series you can tell the "real" footage they use is not from the World Series. They are playing the Atlanta Braves in the World Series but you can see the Baltimore Orioles logo on the field in a number of shots.

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Continuity mistake: The rich promoter has red on his vest, before Don King throws his tomato juice.

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Plot hole: In the waning seconds of the championship game, the Huskies are down by 2 and UMass has the ball. Not only do the Huskies not intentionally foul to stop the clock, but UMass attempts to run a play and set up a basket when they simply could have dribbled out the clock and won the game. Both these strategies go against what any basketball team would do in this situation, especially in a championship game.

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