Best comedy movie factual errors of 2008

Please vote as you browse around to help the best rise to the top.

Get Smart picture

Factual error: During CONTROL's paintball training session, a barrel view of a bullet exiting the gun is shown as it travels to its target. However, the entire bullet is shown, casing and all, instead of just the bullet. (00:09:10)

Dom
More Get Smart factual errors
Hancock picture

Factual error: Basic physics - Hancock throws Michel from a dead stop to above cloud level in about eleven seconds. The clouds are bog standard cumulus which form at around 7,000 metres in temperate zones. This means that Michel accelerates to about 700 metres per second instantly, from a dead stop. Obviously he cannot accelerate during his ascent, so his starting speed has to be at least that. (In fact he would have to start his ascent much, much faster than 700 metres per second as he would be constantly decelerating due to gravity and air resistance, but it will do as a start point.) Michel accelerates from 0 to 2,520 kilometres per hour - twice the speed of sound - in zero seconds. He would be accelerating at around 5000 Gs, turning him into a very long streak of fine, pink mist.

More Hancock factual errors
Yes Man picture

Factual error: All the Cisco VoIP phones seen in the film have the booting Cisco logo on them and would not work due to no connection.

More Yes Man factual errors
Definitely, Maybe picture

Factual error: In the scene where the camera shows Times Square, visible on the right of the screen in the front of the shot is a poster for the Broadway show "The Lion King". The Lion King just celebrated 10 years on Broadway and was not playing in 1994.

More Definitely, Maybe factual errors
Happy-Go-Lucky picture

Factual error: In the title sequence, Poppy rides her bike down Kingsway, along the Strand, and south over Blackfriars Bridge. The next shot of her shows a street with an EC1 postcode (north of the river) and the following shot an SE1 postcode (south of the river again).

More Happy-Go-Lucky factual errors
Fool's Gold picture

Factual error: After the boat has blown up and sunk, Ben swims over to it and checks it out, very little to anything is even a little charred, with that big of an explosion everything would be burnt, and black.

Disney-Freak
More Fool's Gold factual errors
What Happens in Vegas picture

Factual error: In the scene when everyone is in the white Hummer, the vehicle is moving north on the Las Vegas Strip; on the right is Bally's and the Flamingo, with Treasure Island straight ahead in the distance. Yet a few seconds later, when Joy asks the driver to let them out, they are in front of the fountains at Bellagio, which indicates that they are now travelling south on the Strip - yet we never see the Hummer change direction or turn around.

Chris in Texas
More What Happens in Vegas factual errors
Made of Honor picture

Factual error: When Tom calls Hannah from New York (and she is in Scotland) there is still bright daylight in New York. When Hannah answers she says it is 3am in Scotland. With a time difference of only 5 hours, this would mean it would be 10pm in New York and therefore dark.

More Made of Honor factual errors
Step Brothers picture

Factual error: A video is shown of Derek Huff singing "Ice Ice Baby" at a school talent show that took place when his brother Brennan was 17. Robert states his desire to retire in "in two years," in 2010, making the movie's setting 2008. Brennan is 39 in the film, placing the talent show 22 years ago in 1986. The song "Ice Ice Baby", recorded by Vanilla Ice, came out in the summer of 1990.

More Step Brothers factual errors
Wall-E picture

Factual error: As a trash compactor Wall-E does not function logically. When he fills his chest compartment with garbage and runs his internal compactor, the cube that exits his body is the same volume as the trash he puts in, despite that trash having been compacted. He does not add extra trash to fill the empty space after running the compactor - there are three scenes that show him filling up only once with loose garbage and then ejecting a densely compacted cube.

BocaDavie Premium member
More Wall-E factual errors
Baby Mama picture

Factual error: When Kate gives Angie a ride back to Kate's house/apartment, the outside scene shows a road sign for PA-51. PA Route 51 is a road in southwestern Pennsylvania, not a road near Philadephia, which is where the film is set.

More Baby Mama factual errors
Marley & Me picture

Factual error: When Marley runs on the field during the Marlins' Bark at the Park night, the stadium scoreboard can be seen briefly behind him and John. "WAS" (Washington) is listed as one of the teams playing a game that night, despite the fact that Washington did not have a team before 2004 and the film takes place in the early 90s.

tamajared
More Marley & Me factual errors
Leatherheads picture

Factual error: When Dodge and Lexie are in the building running from the police, you see an exit sign. This movie is set in the 1920's, before exit signs were invented.

More Leatherheads factual errors
Bolt pictureBolt mistake picture

Factual error: Near the beginning of the film, Calico is sitting with a cat on his right shoulder. Their reflection is shown in the glasses of a man directly opposite. The reflection shows Calico and the cat in the same position instead of being reversed, as a reflection would be. (00:04:30)

More Bolt factual errors
Mad Money picture

Factual error: In Federal Reserve cash processing facilities, multiple denominations of money are never allowed to mingle.

More Mad Money factual errors
Mamma Mia! picture

Factual error: When you first see Sam he is supposed to be in America, but when you see out of the window as he is leaving, you can see the Gherkin building in London. He is actually in the Lloyd's Building, but to add to the illusion of being in America, he is picked up by a Yellow Cab.

More Mamma Mia! factual errors
Chaos Theory picture

Factual error: In the hotel bar just after his lecture, Frank and his buddy are talking. Frank says that his wife "set the clock forward" (and thus he was late for the lecture on efficiency). His buddy asks: "she actually set the clock forward?" Ryan responds "she set it forward." Thus, he should have been early, and not late for his lecture. She should have set the clocks backwards to make him late.

More Chaos Theory factual errors
Minutemen picture

Factual error: The first day of school is said to be on September 3, 2005. However, Sept. 3, 2005 was actually a Saturday.

Michael Piscitelli
More Minutemen factual errors
Sex Drive picture

Factual error: When we see the impression from the radiator cap that shot into Ian's forehead, it says 'HOT'. Since the word 'HOT' was written correctly on the radiator cap, the word on his forehead should be backwards and read 'TOH', not 'HOT'.

scubasteve
More Sex Drive factual errors
Smart People picture

Factual error: When Chuck is stapling fliers to the telephone poles, the tree behind Vanessa has changed colors for Fall, but still has a lot of orange leaves. The scene takes place after Christmas. In Pittsburgh, PA, the leaves are long gone by December.

More Smart People factual errors

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.