The Legend of Tarzan

Continuity mistake: The doctor starts out carrying a Holland and Holland "Royal" Double Rifle; but when he and Tarzan pursue the train, the doctor loses his H&H rifle in the leap from a cliff. Lo and behold, after they commandeer the train and disembark, the doctor is inexplicably carrying his H&H Double Rifle again. The H&H is not a common rifle, even today, and his chances of just discovering an exact replacement aboard the train is beyond coincidental.

Charles Miller

Factual error: Virtually all of the CGI animals in this film are rendered at about 150% of their natural size. Additionally, even a small gorilla could tear the strongest human limb-from-limb, so Tarzan wouldn't have lasted two seconds in a hand-to-hand combat with an alpha male gorilla.

Charles Austin Miller

Factual error: When Tarzan is captured one of his captors uses the word "grotty." That word did not exist until the 1960's.

Factual error: Near the beginning of the film, Greystoke exits Number 10 Downing Street after speaking to the Prime Minister. Downing Street is shown as a busy thoroughfare with many people walking by. But, in reality, Downing Street is a cul-de-sac (a dead end) so would unlikely to have ever been that busy. Incidentally, the public right of way into Downing Street has never been revoked despite 21st century security measures restricting public access, which is possibly technically illegal in UK common law.

John Clayton: Your son killed the only person who ever cared about me.
Chief Mbonga: It was an animal.
John Clayton: She was my mother.
Chief Mbonga: How was he to know? My son was just a boy! Not like you! Where was your honor?
John Clayton: I... I had none. I had none.

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Trivia: Early in the movie, when George is speaking to John, he says, "Me Tarzan, you Jane." Even though this line has been synonymous with the character Tarzan, it has actually never been said by Tarzan at all in any movie or any stories written about Tarzan's adventures. This is officially the first time the line is used.

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Question: Is the doctor carrying a double barrel shotgun but his ammo belt has rifle bullets?

Answer: He's carrying a Holland and Holland "Royal" Double Rifle (popularly known as an "elephant gun"), which was introduced in 1918 using large-caliber rim-fire rifle cartridges. The H&H Royal Double Rifle was (and still is) available in a variety of calibers, the largest of which is a truly enormous.700 cal, typically used by big-game hunters on African safaris.

Charles Austin Miller

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