Best biography movie mistakes of 2016

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

The Lost City of Z picture

Plot hole: When the group is walking through the jungle for the 2nd time, they have nothing more than their backpacks and a horse to accompany them. Suddenly we see them rowing down a river on a boat and raft. After making peace with the savages, when they have to let a group member go to get medical help, they have been washed ashore as they have been traveling on a single raft since the canoe was damaged by spear attack. How is it that they had a horse and an Indian guide to send away with their injured man? (01:16:55)

More The Lost City of Z mistakes
Sully picture

Continuity mistake: While Katie Couric is interviewing Sully, the first shot shows her with a portfolio in her hand and she is not wearing a ring on her left hand. The camera goes to Sully, then back to Katie and suddenly there is a ring on her left hand.

Harry Rattay

More Sully mistakes
Hacksaw Ridge picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Dorothy hands her bible to Desmond on the bus, he is seated on the passenger side. However, after the bus departs, he is suddenly seated on the opposite side. (00:26:45)

Michael Bernardo

More Hacksaw Ridge mistakes
The Founder picture The Founder mistake picture

Continuity mistake: When Ray Kroc first orders a meal from McDonald's he is at the order window on the left. As soon as he walks away from the window he is at the right window.

Pink Floyd

More The Founder mistakes

LBJ (2016)

LBJ picture

Factual error: Round gallon ice cream containers did not exist in the 60s.

Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: The container in the film is a quart and the brand Dreyer's had that style of container as early as 1928.

More LBJ mistakes
Loving picture

Character mistake: Civil rights lawyer says bring up the 1983 case. Should have been 1893 or 1883.

More Loving mistakes
Free State of Jones picture

Factual error: When Eakins returns to the house after he swears an oath to the union. You can see a thermostat on the wall behind him. (01:40:00)

More Free State of Jones mistakes
Florence Foster Jenkins picture

Factual error: A 1950 Chevrolet and a 1950 Oldsmobile can be seen in street scenes in this supposedly 1944-set movie.

More Florence Foster Jenkins mistakes
Snowden picture

Continuity mistake: When Corbin writes FISA on the board, the text changes between shots, note the circle surrounding it.

Sacha Premium member

More Snowden mistakes
More Eddie the Eagle mistakes
Jackie picture

Factual error: Jackie is handling medication vials and taking a pill. Some of the vials have childproof "palm and twist" caps, but they were not invented until 1967. (00:48:00 - 00:49:00)

origamibob

More Jackie mistakes
Race picture

Factual error: In the Templehoff Airport flyover scene there are Soviet era Antonov An-12 propeller driven aircraft on the tarmac. These were first used by the Soviets in 1953.

Bryan Beers

More Race mistakes
Anthropoid picture

Factual error: The jacket blurb and plot synopsis for "Anthropoid" are historically and factually incorrect in stating that Heydrich was "third in command" of Nazi Germany. He was not; there was a chain of Nazi hierarchy above him and any historian of Nazi Germany will verify that. Unfortunately, Rotten Tomatoes perpetuates this inaccuracy by using the same jacket blurb in its own plot summary of the movie.

More Anthropoid mistakes
Bleed for This picture

Factual error: When Vinny Panzienza has his cervical halo brace removed (without anesthetics), he yells and groans and grunts in pain, but his hands are relaxed on the arms of the chair. I can tell you, from experience with this exact situation, the pain is so intense that his hands should have been clenched as tight as a vise.

Charles Austin Miller

More Bleed for This mistakes
A Street Cat Named Bob picture

Character mistake: It happens in real life too, but when Betty makes the "I'm a level 4 vegan; I don't eat anything that casts a shadow" joke, she misquotes The Simpsons' episode where the quote originated. That'd be level 5. (00:48:40)

Sammo Premium member

More A Street Cat Named Bob mistakes
Maudie picture

Continuity mistake: Maudie lights herself a cigarette. There are 2 matchboxes on the railing of the porch. They disappear for the rest of the scene and Maudie's cardigan and dress do not have pockets. (00:02:35)

Sammo Premium member

More Maudie mistakes
The Infiltrator picture

Factual error: In the wedding and arrest scene the U.S. Customs Service officials have police attack dogs. The U.S. Customs Service only has drug detection dogs. (01:57:00)

Snag.1

More The Infiltrator mistakes

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.