Best movie mistakes of 2012

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Lawless picture

Audio problem: In the scene where Jack Bondurant is loading jars into the back of the truck, Floyd Banner is driven into town and screeches to a halt nearby. Although the tyres screech which is characteristic of tyres stopping suddenly/losing traction on Tarmac or cement, the car is on a loose dirt road.

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Revealing mistake: When Stevens leaves the house about halfway through and sits on a bench there is a modern electrical outlet on the wall to his left.

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Rock of Ages picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Drew and his band are setting up on stage, just about to do "Heaven", you can see the Mic has the decorations on it. Then just before Lonny goes to put them on they magically disappear.

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Snow White and the Huntsman picture

Revealing mistake: When Snow White rides the white horse bareback to the dark wood. In the last few frames as the horse gets trapped in the mud you can see a very thin set of reins attached to the horse's head.

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Continuity mistake: Near the end of the movie, when they are being chased on the unfinished bridge, FDR blows up one of the cars following them and it flips upside down and remains on the road, but when Heinrich attempts to run them over the road is clear, no flipped cars or even signs of an explosion.


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Character mistake: When the three are introduced to the adoptive couple, their names are not provided. But the husband then says they want to adopt Moe.

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Step up 4: Miami Heat picture

Continuity mistake: Sean and Emily spend the night on a boat after her first mob. The blanket lies differently in consecutive shots. (00:45:25)


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Continuity mistake: In the scene at the cove where Suzy and Sam are talking after swimming, the flower stem over Sam's ear keeps changing positions. In some shots it's parallel to the temple on his eyeglasses, and in others it's drooping down over his cheek.

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Continuity mistake: Luke's motorcycle can't decide if it's a 2-stroke (in the circle cage), or a 4-stroke engine. It seems to be the high pitched wail of a 2-stroker when there's a chase, but has the mellow burble of a thumper when he starts it for his son. This changes back and forth at least 4 times.

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The Angels' Share picture

Visible crew/equipment: Crew member holding some equipment is visible in a reflection of the window on the right of the screen. (01:29:45)

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Frankenweenie picture

Revealing mistake: When Sparky's tail pops off there is a hole where it popped off. But when the tail goes into the bucket the hole is gone.

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Lockout picture

Plot hole: Hock sneaks a gun into the prisoner interrogation area because he is told that guns are not allowed there. If the prison was so strict about keeping guns out of that area then they would surely have metal detectors to prevent such a thing from happening. (00:15:25)

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Suggested correction: Not a plot hole at all. Most of the people who are allowed in those areas will be government employees, who will be deemed trusted enough to follow the rules.

If they won't even allow a member of the Secret Service - the President's own security team - to have a gun in that area, they wouldn't simply trust them to just follow the rules.

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Continuity mistake: When Scott wins his first MMA fight he removes his mouth guard with his left hand, runs over to the cage wire (guard not in his hands or his mouth) and slaps the wire, now with the guard in his mouth. (00:48:15)


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Safe House picture

Continuity mistake: When Frost is checking the documents at the Counterfeiters house, Frost borrows his glasses and in a quick camera shot of the Counterfeiter he is wearing them even though he has passed them to Frost.

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Dredd picture

Continuity mistake: The homeless beggar at the entrance of Peach Trees gets splattered by the blast doors closing, creating a pool of blood on the ground. When they open again at the end of the film there is no blood or body.


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The Snowman and the Snowdog picture

Deliberate mistake: When the grandfather clock chimes at 12:00, look at it when the clock ticks. It starts at 11:58 but then ticks to 12:00. The clock has somehow ticked 2 minutes instead of 1 minute.

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Character mistake: In the middle of the film Candice answers Michael's phone and says "Michael Atwater's phone how can I help you." At the end of the movie during Candace's family reunion Michael makes an announcement and says his name is Michael Hanover.

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Continuity mistake: When Frank and Tony arrive at Fitz's house, they stand next to the speaker com awaiting Fitz' answer. Frank is wearing a blue shirt and it is relatively still with wrinkles and folds. But when Fitz answers the com and asks "who is it?", it cuts to a closer shot of Frank. Suddenly the wind is blowing his shirt quite hard. (00:02:20)

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Deliberate mistake: When the cop car is ramming the back of the trunk of Dorff's car, you can tell it is a Ford. The filmmakers however, have put gaffer tape over the logo.

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The Pirates! Band of Misfits picture

Factual error: The pirates' map shows a drawing of Tower Bridge, which Pirate Captain sees through the telescope moments later. Construction of Tower Bridge started in 1886, and it was completed in 1894. Queen Victoria was 73 when Tower Bridge was completed, whereas she is in her late twenties or mid thirties here. The sign setting the film in 1837 also makes no sense given this timeline. (00:25:20)


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