Best mystery movie mistakes of 2018

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The Outsider picture

Factual error: At the point where Jared Leto is released from prison he is picked up in a 1960 Black Chrysler Imperial. As the camera rises it shows the date as 1954. The car is used a few more times in the movie.

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Factual error: During the plane ride into France, the Paratroopers are holding/carrying their weapons by their sides. In reality, their weapons (M1 Garands, B.A.R.s, etc.) would be carried in special "bags" strapped to their parachute harness. This not only protected their weapons, but also secured them to their person.

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Continuity mistake: When Sister Irene's habit is ripped at the back, you can see a bra strap on her left shoulder which disappears when she is seen at the front and when the camera is closer to her back (when she has the pentagram carved into her).

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Continuity mistake: At the dinner scene, just before Peter asks his mother if she's okay, the meat on his plate, (apparently chicken) is sitting with the mounted end up. It cuts to his mother then back to him without him moving, and suddenly the meat has flipped upside down the other way. And it flips around several times through this scene. (00:56:55 - 00:58:00)

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Factual error: When Dominica is tasked with swapping Intelligence using a laptop in the hotel, she is using floppy discs which is highly unlikely in the realm of international espionage. Not only do they not hold enough info at only 1.44MB each, but laptops have not had floppy drives for quite some years and this movie is supposed to take place in 2017.

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Other mistake: When the detective sends the traffic cam footage, a Gmail alert pops up. However, the dad is currently using Margot's computer, not his. He previously logged into Margot's gmail account on this computer so any alerts received would be Margot's mail, not his.

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Continuity mistake: When Buster is shot, his hat with the hole in it disappears.

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Continuity mistake: In the car at the start, when Hamilton says it's like the fourth blackout today, Michael corrects her and says it's the fifth. When he says this, he is leaning forwards some as he looks up out the windshield with his mouth partly open. It cuts to a different angle and suddenly he's leaned back in his seat fully and his mouth closed. (00:01:30)

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Continuity mistake: The main character is exercising in the gym and in the background is a man on the abs machine holding the handles above the grips. In the next shot he is holding the grips, and then next shot back to above the grips. (00:38:00)

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Audio problem: On the Titanic, Mrs. Hudson is tying Watson to the cogs. Shortly before she leaves him, she says a line but her lips do not match up with the audio, revealing that the line has been dubbed.

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Continuity mistake: When Stallone kills the bad guys with skull masks in the corridor of the bar, his motions pointing the pistol don't match the positions of the lemming-like goons he hits. For instance he has the gun all the way to his right for the first one he kills, but the guy is shown with a hole opening in his forehead while he's in the middle of the corridor. (00:29:00)

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Continuity mistake: After Chloe runs off into the woods and the other two girls finally find her after she's had her run in with Slender Man, they are shining the flashlight in her eyes and asking her questions. In one shot her eyes are still open as she gazes near blankly off in the distance. When it cuts to a close up and suddenly her eyes are tightly squinted shut. (00:38:45)

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Factual error: The robbery flashback scene is at least 15 years previous to the main story, placing it circa 1953. The big lettering on the armored car uses Helvetica font, which did not exist until 1957.

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Continuity mistake: Velma and Daphne are back to back on the corridor, hearing the spooky sounds. Velma moves away and just looks at her with her arms crossed. When Daphne says "Sounds like a ghost", Velma's reaction shot shows her with her arms down her body. (00:13:20)

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Other mistake: At the end of the movie Lorraine has to remind Elise that she helped her once, implying they haven't seen, or spoken since. When Elise first meets Josh in the 1st insidious she tells Josh that her and Lorraine have been friends for a long time, implying they talk or see each other regularly.

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Continuity mistake: Jeffrey downs all his whiskey, but in the following shot his glass is still half empty. (01:35:50)

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie, while in the house the sun is shining through the kitchen window. They get in the car to commute, and it's clear and dry. In the next scene they are in a pouring down rain shower, and when they show the car again it's dry and so is the road. However, when they reach the train station the ground and the driver side window are wet. (00:03:00 - 00:04:00)

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Suggested correction: A question regarding this was asked and answered. The opening scene isn't meant to be a continuous scene. It's a type of montage showing how Michael (Neeson) has the same routine everyday throughout the year or years.

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Continuity mistake: When Jason lunges at Batman with his knife, there is a pile of garbage by the wall where he lands. In the first shot the barrel by the garbage is wooden. But in the next shot it's suddenly a metal barrel/drum. It then changes back to a wooden barrel again. (00:04:20)

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Continuity mistake: Constance is hugging Mary. In the close up shot, Constance is wearing a round sky blue earring. In the long shot, the earring is not seen even though her ear is fully facing the camera. (00:27:45)

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