Best movie mistakes of 2008

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iCarly: iGo to Japan picture

Factual error: In scenes apparently in Japan, all the cars drive on the right side of the road. In actuality, the Japanese drive on the left side of the road.

Sangie

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The Cottage picture

Other mistake: It is crucial to the story that Peter is terrified of moths - but when he is led through the woods at knife point by Tracey, a large moth flies around both their heads for several seconds (lured by lights of the film crew) and he ignores it, being as it's an unplanned visitor. (00:42:30)

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Righteous Kill picture

Audio problem: Right after Det. Corelli finds the limerick in her apartment, she pulls out her gun and there is a distinct sound of what's supposed to be her cocking the hammer on her pistol. However, Det. Corelli (along with all the other cops in the movie) uses a Glock semi-auto pistol, which does not have an external hammer that can be "cocked." The sound is added artificially, likely for dramatic effect. (01:06:30)

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Body of Lies picture

Factual error: When Leonardo DiCaprio is arriving on the tarmac at what is supposed to be Abu Dhabi, the main (and very distinctive) Dulles airport terminal is visible in the background.

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The Rocker picture

Factual error: In the scene when ADD is first leaving to go on tour, they drive past the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the bus driver announces, "On your left..." The shot of the museum as they drive by is the front. The road going by this way dead ends; there would be no way for them to get on the highway or a surface road. (Look on Google Maps. They are on East 9th Street going northwest.)

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The Red Baron picture

Factual error: Although correctly addressed as "captain" towards the end of the film, Richthofen continues to wear the rank insignia of an oberleutnant (lieutenant).

Necrothesp

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Deception picture

Factual error: At the end of the film, Wyatt and McQuarry each take a briefcase containing $5 million dollars. $1 million dollars in $100 dollar bills (highest denomination in circulation) weighs approximately 22lbs = 110lbs for $5 million. $5 million in $100 dollar bills is also approximately 3445 cu. in. in volume. This would not likely fit in the cases they are carrying, and would not be as easy to carry as they are.

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Punisher: War Zone picture

Revealing mistake: While Punisher is killing Pittsy, you can tell he is holding a dummy, not the real girl.

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Einstein and Eddington picture

Factual error: When Einstein is crossing a bridge on his way to the university, two German flags (black-red-gold) are flanking the bridge. The scene is set in 1914, so it should instead be the 'German Reichsflagge' which is black-white-red. Only after WW I, in August 1919, was the black-red-golden flag officially used to represent Germany. (00:38:50)

inkasan

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The Midnight Meat Train picture

Continuity mistake: At one point, when Leon is fighting with Mahogany on the train, there is a shot of blood dripping off a knife onto Leon's face. This blood later vanishes. (01:20:02 - 01:21:19)

Jack Vaughan

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Igor picture

Continuity mistake: When Eva is being brainwashed, her car is numbered '12.' During the brainwash she doesn't move from her seat, but when the brainwash is over, she comes out of a car numbered '03.'

Kosei-san

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The Good, The Bad, The Weird picture

Continuity mistake: Torrential rain falls during the big shoot-out scene at the Ghost Market, but when Park Do-won is up on the rooftops, a 360 degree pan shot shows only light clouds that could never dump such rain.

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W. (2008)

W. picture

Continuity mistake: While George W. Bush is walking along with his cabinet in Texas, on his ranch, Dick Cheney goes from walking in back of the group to being up front quickly and mysteriously. (00:25:00 - 00:26:20)

RLN

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Traitor picture

Continuity mistake: When Samir parks by 128 Randolph, he leaves the vehicle with the drivers side window down, but when the other agents pull up, the window is rolled up.

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The Promotion picture

Factual error: When we see the car John C Reilly is driving in, coming from Quebec, we see a license plate on the front of the car. Quebec does not have license plates on the front of its cars.

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The Spirit picture

Continuity mistake: When The Spirit is hit by the severed head in the first fight, you can see that the projectile thrown at him doesn't look like a head at all. However, it changes back when he is hit. (00:10:55)

Alpha23

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Futurama: Bender's Game picture

Continuity mistake: In the scary door, the hay stack on the barn it diagonal, but when the aliens are attacking, the hay stack is vertical. (00:13:30)

swissmistake97

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Transsiberian picture

Continuity mistake: When Jessie and Carlos walk to the church ruins, a big bruise on his nose suddenly appears for a couple of seconds, only to disappear briefly after.

Sacha Premium member

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Telstar: The Joe Meek Story picture

Factual error: The Major and the band are (correctly) summonsed to appear before a magistrates' court for driving without insurance, but then appear before a judge in full robes. Judges do not sit in magistrates' courts.

Necrothesp

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