bnemirow

Question: Why is it that the recon unit Gunny Highway leads is comprised of nearly 20 guys (early fall outs) and when they head off to battle the unit only has the 6-8 main characters?

bnemirow

Answer: It's because it's a movie. The plot could not ably handle the stories of twenty different characters while maintaining the action's pace and a cohesive story line within a two-hour time frame. It instead focuses on a few key characters.

raywest Premium member

5th Jan 2021

Blue Bloods (2010)

Atonement - S11-E3

Continuity mistake: Toward the end of the episode when the older mobster is walking from his car down a narrow alleyway toward home, he passes under a low hanging outdoor light fixture. When he is accosted by the other mobster with a gun they are standing with the light fixture between them. There is no movement, but when the police arrive, the light fixture is well behind the guy with the gun.

bnemirow

5th Jan 2021

Battleship (2012)

Question: Hopper's brother, who died fairly early in the film and really didn't do too much fighting of the aliens received the second highest Navy award for valor, the Distinguished Service Cross. Whereas Hopper, who saved the world, who had the initiative after his own ship was destroyed to commandeer a vintage battleship and lead it into battle, knocked out the aliens' ability to communicate, etc, received a lesser honor - the Silver Star. Why the disparity?

bnemirow

Continuity mistake: At Chez Paul when the sommelier is filling Elwood's glass with champagne, he begins to pour and does so again after the cutaway.

bnemirow

11th Dec 2020

The West Wing (1999)

365 Days - S6-E12

Factual error: When Will comes to Leo's office at the scheduled time of 6PM, the sun is shining brightly through Leo's window. Since this is the day after the State of The Union address which is mid-January, it would already be dark in DC.

bnemirow

23rd Oct 2020

Emily in Paris (2020)

Masculin FĂ©minin - S1-E2

Factual error: Emily is in Paris when her boyfriend calls from Chicago and wakes her. She asks the time which he says is 7pm, and she says 3am in Paris, which cannot be. Central European Time is 6 hours ahead of NY and 7 from Chicago. 7 pm in Chicago would be 2 AM in Paris.

bnemirow

Episode 4 - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Kurt is still recovering from the beating he took in the previous episode with bad cuts on his forehead, checks and temple area. They are red and impossible to miss while he is in the police station. The cuts have miraculously disappeared in the next scene when he goes to visit Mona.

bnemirow

25th Sep 2020

Grantchester (2014)

Episode #3.5 - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: Sidney is attending a pre-wedding dance in the camp he is visiting wearing a light colored shirt. When he leaves the dance floor to chat with other attendees, he is now wearing a green sweater over his shirt.

bnemirow

24th Jun 2020

The Punisher (2004)

Continuity mistake: Toward the end if the movie when Castle goes to Saint's compound to exact his final revenge, the first guard he kills is with a bow and arrow. Castle shoots him in the back but when the guard falls forward he reveals Castle on a perch directly in front facing him.

bnemirow
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Suggested correction: He doesn't shoot him in the back. He shoots him in the front and the arrow penetrates through. If you slow it down, you can see the arrowhead pointing out of his back.

Phaneron Premium member

22nd Jun 2020

This Is Us (2016)

Clouds - S4-E15

Continuity mistake: Kate flies home overnight to California and when she arrives she has little to no makeup on. When Toby immediately takes to the garage where he has built an elaborate children's area for Jack, Kate is fully made up - lipstick, make up, and hair.

bnemirow

24th May 2020

Danger Close (2019)

Factual error: This is set in 1966. The soldiers are all using the Aussie version of the M16 which was introduced in Vietnam by their military in 1967 with limited use and only became more widely used somewhat later.

bnemirow
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Suggested correction: There's no such thing as an Aussie version of the M16, they were all made in the USA by Colt, or its contractors. I assume the poster means the M16A1, identifiable by the bolt assist lug on the right hand side and closed flash suppressor.

stiiggy

Continuity mistake: Fairly early in the film Spenser is beaten pretty badly by four cops which lands him in the hospital for cuts and bruises, many of which are on his forehead and left side of his face. From then on throughout the movie is face is either cut badly or not at all.

bnemirow

15th May 2020

Liar (2017)

Episode #2.3 - S2-E3

Character mistake: DS Maxwell comes to Katy's house to interview her but when he introduces himself he says "DI" Maxwell.

bnemirow

29th Apr 2020

Chicago Fire (2012)

I'll Cover You - S8-E18

Continuity mistake: Casey and Seagar run down the stairs leading to the parking garage. Seagar passes the 15th floor twice (large sign on the wall).

bnemirow

28th Apr 2020

Chicago Fire (2012)

Light Things Up - S8-E19

Continuity mistake: One of the protesters approaches Chief Boden twice.

bnemirow

26th Apr 2020

21 Bridges (2019)

Character mistake: Toward the end of the film, Detective Davis orders Captain McKenna to put his badge on the table. New York City police always refer to their "shields", not badges.

bnemirow

6th Apr 2020

Love Actually (2003)

Continuity mistake: Toward the end of the film when Sam reaches the gate from which Joanna and her mother are departing, he looks down to see them in the boarding line with several people behind them. When he races down to say goodbye, Joanna is last in line.

bnemirow

17th Mar 2020

Chicago P.D. (2014)

Center Mass - S7-E14

Continuity mistake: While Rojas and Upton are questioning their suspect in the interrogation room, the plate with a sandwich is constantly shifting position from near the detectives to immediately in front of the suspect with no-one touching it.

bnemirow

15th Mar 2020

Chicago P.D. (2014)

Center Mass - S7-E14

Continuity mistake: Atwater and Rojas begin to chase a suspect out of the library where he had been spotted by a uniformed officer. As the chase begins Atwater moves ahead of Rojas with the officer in a distant third place. As they emerge from the rear door Rojas exits first, followed by the officer with Atwater behind him by several seconds.

bnemirow

7th Feb 2020

Strike Back (2010)

Episode #3.2 - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: Dalton and the terrorist are fleeing from the building when Locke arrives and hits the terrorist who has backed into the street with his car, thereby saving Dalton. The terrorist flies over the hood and lands behind the car in the street, never going anywhere near the driver's side of the car. Locke reenters his car to a broken driver's side mirror.

bnemirow

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