Best biography movie mistakes of 2004

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The Aviator pictureThe Aviator mistake picture

Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of the film where Howard Hughes flight tests the silver monoplane (the H-1), the close up shots show an open cockpit while the longer shots show a closed cockpit.

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Continuity mistake: When Chris and Dani are at the police station and about to have sex, her shirt mysteriously reappears. They are kissing and Chris is shown removing her shirt (leaving her in a red bra). A few seconds later they are still kissing, and you can see that her shirt is back on. (00:58:55)

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning, Ray holds out a ticket for the bus driver to see. In the next shot, from behind, both Ray's hands are at his side. When the shot changes back to the front, his right hand is extended again holding the ticket.

K.C. Sierra
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Factual error: When they show the Nelson Eddy song 'I Love You', the set/movie shown is Rose-Marie. But that number is from Rosalie not Rose-Marie. Two totally different movies - one set in West Point not with the Canadian Mounties. There are no Cole Porter songs in Rose-Marie, likewise there are no Mounties in Rosalie. Rose-Marie's music was by Harbach / Hammerstein II / Friml / Stothart. (01:09:25)

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Revealing mistake: Towards the beginning of the movie, young Alexander tames a horse and then jumps on the horse and rides off. He is supposed to be riding bareback, but in one of the shots from a distance, you can tell that the actor's feet are in stirrups.

Allyson Premium member
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Visible crew/equipment: Peter comes home after having sex with the Sophia Loren stand-in, and when he walks into the lounge room and finds Michael and the babysitter asleep on the couch, a camera shadow is visible on the lamp shade.

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Factual error: The movie is set in Rwanda in 1994. At the start of the movie you see a billboard advert for MTN, a South African cellular service provider that was not available in Rwanda in 1994.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Sylvia and Barrie go inside the house after the children's fight, the camera crew is reflected on the window.

Dr Wilson
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Visible crew/equipment: While Dr. Kinsey and the president of the university are talking with Dr. Greg about getting a grant from the Rockefeller Centre, in the mirror behind them on the right hand side you can see a crewmember ducking out of sight.

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Factual error: Before 1949, when the part of the film set in Hollywood takes place, the famous sign on the mountain read "Hollywoodland", not "Hollywood". The sign had been allowed to deteriorate and during that year, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce offered to remove the last four letters and repair the rest.

Dr Wilson
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Against The Ropes picture

Continuity mistake: When Luther is having dinner with Jackie, he picks up his napkin twice.

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Continuity mistake: When the message from Göering arrives in the Führerbunker, the signature jumps from one side of the paper to the other. When we first see the machine printing the words "H. Goering, Reichsfeldmarschall", they are on the left side of the paper, as the officer removes the paper from the printer the signature is to the right.

Twotall
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Factual error: In the scene of reaching Machu Pichu, the asthmatic Che Guevara is practically running up (6.000 meters high), and his friend, who doesn't suffer from any respiratory illness, is gasping for air. In other scenes, the asthma plays an important role in the film.

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Factual error: In this scene several sailors attack Alice Paul and tear down the demonstrator's banners. The older sailor's petty officer rank specialty insignia featuring three lightning bolts, Radioman, was not created until 1921, four years after this incident. (01:30:35)

alberslh
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Continuity mistake: After Bobby Darin loses the Academy Award for supporting actor, he and Sandra Dee argue and threaten to leave one another. Sandra Dee jumps into her pink '63 Cadillac Coupe Deville and roars away as Bobby Darin jumps into his red '61 Cadillac Convertible and futilely tries to start it. The car's battery fails, and we see the four headlights flicker and go dark. Enraged, Bobby Darin jumps out of the convertible and begins smashing the car with a golf club. When he starts smashing out the headlights, all four lights are now glowing brightly.

Charles Austin Miller
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