Real Genius

Factual error: During the scene where the laser is used to heat the popcorn in Hathaway's house, the laser hist the ground, works its way up the side of the house and then settles on the window. At that point it stops moving. This seems impossible since the laser is being fired from a moving airplane and would constantly need a slightly different angle in order to keep hitting the house in the same spot.

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Other mistake: When Mitch calls his mom asking to come home Kent and his friends hear him make the call. Mitch then has some conversation with his mother. Kent and his friends begin recording the conversation at the point where Mitch says "I want to come live with you". The problem is that when the recording gets played back in the cafeteria the conversation is replayed from the beginning which was before Kent had begun recording it. (00:45:50)

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Suggested correction: Kent starts recording when Mitch asks "Mom, are you there?" which is where the recording in the cafeteria starts.

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