Corrected entry: In the chase, Indy pulls out a rocket launcher at one point. Despite fighting the Russians with their own weapons, it is a Chinese copy of the famous RPG-7, distinguished by the lack of a rear grip. Also, these rocket launchers weren't put into service in the Red Army until 1961.Friso94
Corrected entry: When Mutt is trying to pull Indy out of the sand pit, Indy tells him to get a rope. Indy had his whip, all he had to do was get it off his hip and throw it to Mutt. I know it would've ruined a good joke, but Indy is known for using his whip to get him out of trouble and therefore would've thought of that, even panicked as he was.
Corrected entry: In the truck, after Marion tells Indy he is Mutt's father Indy asks why she never told him. She gives her reasons and then says it was why Ox had stopped talking to him (Indy) - but later in the film, after the alien spaceship has left, Indy and Mutt are talking like father and son on the top of the ruined temple and Ox appears amazed when he realises they are father and son.Noods
Corrected entry: At the end of the motorcycle chase in the library, the bike lays down and Indy and Mutt slide underneath some tables. The last student who is sitting and reading (he asks Indy a question) seems to get pushed back by the bike before it finally stops. But if you look closely, nothing actually touches the student or the chair that makes him move back. (00:36:25)
Corrected entry: The hotrod in the opening chase scene has a Chevrolet engine in it, even though it is a Ford car. That was not uncommon to do in the fifties, but the speed equipment on the engine would have not existed in 1957, as it was not until the early to mid-sixties that market speed parts were produced for the small block Chevy engine, something that the car in the shot is equipped with.
Corrected entry: When Indy opens a shotgun shell to extract its shot, these pellets are then magnetically attracted to the case which contains material from the 1947 Roswell UFO incident. Although it was correctly pointed out that the shell's hull was made of paper with a felt wad, until the 1980s, the pellets were formed from lead and thus would not be influenced by magnetism. Due to lead's toxicity, the shot types that are mandated for waterfowl hunting include steel, bismuth, and several combinations of tungsten, iron, nickel, tin, etc. Another issue with that scene is: how did the pliers produce such a precise cut around the hull? The implement itself wasn't a "multitool" with a knife blade incorporated into the handle. All he had to do was squeeze the crimped end of the shell a couple of times to open it.
Corrected entry: Indy mentions to Mutt that his riding with Pancho Villa was "the fight against Victoriano Huerta". However, that referenced episode of "Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" took place in 1916; Huerta had already abdicated the presidential office the year before in 1915. During Indy's time with Villa in 1916, Villa was actively engaged *against* the United States due to the US' support of the Carranza regime in Mexico. So by joining Villa at that time, Indy was fighting against his own country, not Huerta.
Corrected entry: In the beginning, when the trucks are being stopped at the Army gate in Nevada, one of the guards raises the bar immediately, but in a new shot, it is down and stopping the cars from continuing.
Corrected entry: In the beginning scene, when Indy is taken out of the car, all he has on is just the one belt, but when he comes out of the refrigerator, he has both belts on with the whip attached.
Corrected entry: In one scene, Indy and the group are being held captive by the Russians and are being taken through a rain forest. After they hijack the truck that is transporting them, Indy destroys a deforesting machine with an RPG. The model of RPG that Indy fires wasn't invented until the 1960s.EpicFishFingers
Corrected entry: In the warehouse scene at the begining of the movie, Indy climbs up some crates clutching a few shotgun shells and pliers. Using the pliers, he rips open the shell, yet no powder comes out, and the wad that is in all non-slug shotgun shells is missing.
Corrected entry: When a very wet Indy is getting decontaminated, you see the camera move back and then it shows Indy siting all dry on the chair, talking.
Corrected entry: During the chase scene, the pursuing car lands on the one Indy is sitting in, right by where the ants come out. When the vehicles collide, Indy loses the gun that is in the front of the car. Later, when the car is in the river, the gun has mysteriously returned. (01:25:00 - 01:28:00)
Corrected entry: Throughout the movie Indy keeps referring to Orellana's quest for the City of Gold taking place in the 15th Century, which can't be, the Spanish didn't venture into the southern continent of America until the 1500's which would make it the 16th Century. An archaeologist would know that.
Corrected entry: In the scene when the skull gets returned to the alien body, you can see an obvious editing pause and film misalignment when the skull flies from her hand to the alien body.
Corrected entry: As Mutt rides his motorcycle alongside the train in his introductory scene, he yells, "Professor!" to get the attention of Indiana. In the diner scene that immediately follows, Mutt is oddly shocked at learning Indiana's profession when he exclaims, "So you're a professor?"
Corrected entry: When the refrigerator comes to a halt with Indy inside, the door suddenly pops open. This is not possible, because once latched shut, the door can only open if the handle is pulled outward. The latch is a secure physical connection no matter how much the refrigerator is banged about.
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