Scott215

29th Dec 2019

Kelly's Heroes (1970)

New this month Factual error: When Kelly convinces the German tank commander to blast the door open so they can get the gold, an 88 mm shell at that close range would have blown the bank apart. But only a relatively small hole is through the doors and the gold in the middle of the floor lies undisturbed.

Mike Lynch
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New this month Suggested correction: If the shell fired was a high explosive shell, then yes, maybe the bank would have been blown apart, as you say. Since the German tank commander just needed to "blow a hole through that door", then an armor piercing shell would have done the job (as was likely ordered by the Tiger commander) with little damage to the interior of the bank.

Scott215

New this month Your suggestion doesn't fit the facts since there's no hole in the back of the bank.

Mike Lynch

Corrected entry: When the board of directors are meeting at the Building and Loan, Mr Potter says that Harry Bailey was not a business man. George replies "You're right, my father was no business man. Why he started this building and loan I'll never know. What did you say a few moments ago the people save their money, save their money for what?" Mr Potter never said anything about saving money.

Correction: We didn't hear the whole meeting we only heard the last parts of it. So when he said a few minutes ago he could have been referring to the part we never heard.

Correction: You have characters mixed up: Potter and George were talking about George's father, Peter Bailey, not being a businessman. Harry Bailey is George's younger brother.

Scott215

Corrected entry: In the money contribution scene at the end, when Violet Bick drops in some money, Jimmy Stewart says her name. You can read his lips, but there is no voice track of it.

Correction: Don't understand this as an audio problem, as George was most likely pleasantly surprised to see Violet Bick not only cancel her plans to leave Bedford Falls for New York City, but return the cash George had given her earlier. With all the noise from the cheering and laughing, George's voice most likely was drowned out by the cacophony or he was so taken aback by her gesture he could only whisper or mouth her name when he saw her.

Scott215

Corrected entry: How come Charlie didn't get any publicity after he found his golden ticket? Everyone else did.

Correction: Actually, Charlie did get some publicity, as Wonka tells Charlie he read about him in the papers.

Scott215

Correction: Because he found his ticket the day before the tour, there was not enough time for publicity.

shortdanzr Premium member

30th Jul 2019

NOS4A2 (2019)

Sleigh House - S1-E9

Stupidity: Smoke and flames travel up. Why then did Vic attempt and eventually escape by going up the laundry chute? Seems that exit would have been filled with smoke and soon after fire.

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Suggested correction: True, but Vic had no other way to escape as she was surrounded by flames and all exits were blocked by fire. The laundry chute was the only logical way to try an escape from the inferno, desperate as it may be.

Scott215

25th Jan 2007

Time Tunnel (1966)

Merlin the Magician - S1-E27

Deliberate mistake: Here, as in many other episodes, Doug and Tony are time-shifted wearing period (in this case, Viking) clothing. But they tumble into their next adventure magically wearing their left-behind 20th Century clothes again. (00:45:30)

Jean G
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Suggested correction: A comment, not a correction to your astute and correct observation about the Time Tunnel. Aside from it being episodic television that allows characters to look the same in all situations, I believe Tony and Doug keep their clothing, hair length, lack of facial hair, etc, because the Time Tunnel "remembered" the exact disposition of Tony and Doug when they first entered the Tunnel, allowing them to keep their clothing, hair length, etc., as they slip through time. Any "Time Tunnel" aficionados wishing to add more to this would make a fascinating discussion.

Scott215

A valid speculation with which I agree, but as the poster himself points out, not a correction.

Jean G

Stupidity: The Engineer and Fireman of the Polar Express train crew should have known better than to not bend back the the metallic prongs of the cotter pin, which would have prevented the cotter pin from coming loose and causing all those problems in the driving of the train.

Scott215
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Suggested correction: As you yourself stated, the whole thing is likely a dream, where "normal" reality doesn't apply. In the "real world", the train would never be able to do any of the things that it does in the film.

wizard_of_gore Premium member

Dream or not, it is still a stupidity of the train crew to not secure a pin that could work itself free of the controls of the locomotive.

Scott215

Dreams are often unrealistic. There is no mistake.

New this month The entry doesn't say anything about the entire trip to the North Pole being a dream.

Corrected entry: If these tracks are in plain sight why would any of these kids doubt Santa? They could follow the tracks and go to the north pole.

Correction: The whole thing is most likely a dream, so the train tracks would not be visible to the kids in their daily lives. Also, what kid in their right mind would walk to the North Pole when they could dream up a magical train to take them there and also get served hot chocolate by gravity-defying dancing waiters?

Scott215

Corrected entry: When Dennis is talking to Libby on the balcony at her birthday party, her dress is draped from one shoulder but in the next shot it is draped from the other.

Correction: Yes, Libby's dress sometimes covers one shoulder and the other, but there is plenty of time for her to cover or uncover her shoulders due to the long scenes of Dennis monologuing.

Scott215

27th Jun 2018

Preacher (2016)

Angelville - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: After Jody kicks and knocks Bruneau Boyd to the ground, Jesse peels out in the pickup truck and Bruneau's body disappears, even though it should be lying next to the truck as it quickly departs.

Scott215
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Suggested correction: Actually no, in that angle and the way Jody kicked him away hard from the truck it's possible he landed a lot further away than you might think.

lionhead

Before I submitted the mistake, I did take into account the angle and the distance that Jody kicked Bruneau, replayed the scene several times, and he did disappear, as there was a sidewalk and a length of lawn leading up to the apartment building where Bruneau should have been lying as Jesse and Jody took off in the truck.

Scott215

Corrected entry: When George is drunk and crashes into the tree, the homeowner comes out and yells at him. The man says that his great-grandfather planted that tree, therefore this man and his family would have lived in Bedford Falls for generations. It is also apparent from the movie that George's family has also lived there for a generation or two. However, the homeowner doesn't know who George is. It is mentioned time and time again that Bedford Falls is such a small town. It would be impossible for George and this man not to know each other. (01:37:00 - 01:38:00)

Correction: There is no evidence in the film this man has lived in Bedford Falls all his life and would have known who George Bailey was. Just because he said his great grandfather planted that tree is not proof he was a resident of Bedford Falls in years past. It is just as plausible he inherited the house and property and recently moved to Bedford Falls, and was told through family lore which relative planted the tree.

Scott215

2nd Dec 2003

Kelly's Heroes (1970)

Corrected entry: I could be wrong, but I reckon trained soldiers would rather seek cover than to take on tanks with only rifles and submachineguns. In the scene where Oddball's tank squad shoots a German train station to pieces, the Germans fire at the vehicles with their smallarms, even though it's just a waste of ammo (maybe they were just desperate?).

Correction: Soldiers will use whatever weapons they have on hand to defend against the enemy, whether or not they are outgunned or even outnumbered (reference Captain Miller in "Saving Private Ryan" using his .45 caliber pistol against a German Tiger tank). The heaviest weapon the Germans had in the rail yard was a 4-barreled 20mm anti-aircraft gun that would be useless against a Sherman tank, yet, they used it to fire on Oddball's Sherman's, in addition to the small arms the Germans were using against the Shermans.

Scott215

15th Aug 2007

Kelly's Heroes (1970)

Corrected entry: During the discussion between Crapgame and Kelly in the supply depot, just after Crapgame realises that snatching the gold from behind enemy lines would be "the perfect crime", a jet airliner can be heard flying overhead. Jet aircraft were in use by the Luftwaffe - but only on their side of the lines with the exception of a few recon and bombing missions at the front, specifically on the Remagen bridge in March of 1945, months after the movie's timeframe.

Correction: After watching the scene many times, the sound heard is not of a jet aircraft, but a piston-powered propeller-driven craft that can be prominently heard over the whistling sound that was mistaken for a jet engine.

Scott215

10th May 2018

Timeless (2016)

The King of the Delta Blues - S2-E6

Character mistake: "Are you going to send in the calvary?" is said twice. It should be "cavalry". (00:09:40)

toroscan
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Suggested correction: So the character knew they were supposed to say "cavalry" instead of "calvary"? For all we know, that person was pronouncing it wrong their entire life, along with many other people in the world who do not know the difference between the two words.

Scott215

Both characters used the word "calvary." Clearly a mistake.

10th May 2018

Timeless (2016)

The King of the Delta Blues - S2-E6

Corrected entry: A November 23, 1936 San Antonio, Texas scene shows a one way street in front of a hotel. The first one way street in the US was in Eugene, Oregon in 1941. (00:01:00)

toroscan

Correction: Not really a mistake. In the context of the show, small historical details are being inadvertently altered as the Lifeboat agents track down Rittenhouse sleeper agents to prevent Rittenhouse from drastically changing American and World historical events.

Scott215

A Night of Fright is No Delight - S1-E16

Corrected entry: When Scooby is in the bathtub, his collar tag has a blue diamond on it, but when we see him going down the chute, the diamond has gone.

Correction: Sometimes Scooby's dog tag does not show the blue diamond on it. Presumably, when the blue diamond is not on the tag, then it can be reasonably inferred the tag has been turned around to the backside, where there is no blue diamond, showing the gold-colored backside of the tag, instead.

Scott215

Corrected entry: Right before Doctor Frankenstein (Gene Wilder) gives life to his creation he is standing behind the monster on the platform giving his speech. While he is giving his speech you can see the "dead" monster breathe, not only once but several times. (00:43:35)

Correction: You must have really good eyes, because aside from the camera movement and angling, there is nothing that shows the monster is breathing.

Scott215

Corrected entry: When Dr. Frankenstein breaks the door handle, there are two pieces in his hand. The next shot shows him holding only one.

Correction: With the shadowing, the dim lighting, and the fact that Frankenstein's hand is blocking the viewer's point of view, it is difficult to ascertain whether he was holding two pieces of the broken handle or one. The close up shot of his open hand after the handle broke shows two pieces, however.

Scott215

Corrected entry: In the movie, screams of terror are heard outside as the Israelis are eating Passover inside. Very unlikely, as the Israelis lived in the land of Gosh-en separate from the Egyptians, and they all followed Moses' instruction to be protected as in Exodus 12: 28 - "And the children of Israel went away, and did as the lord had commanded Moses and Aaron, so did they."

Correction: Maybe so, but in the context of the film the screams were from those (Jews and Egyptians) who did not believe Moses was their deliverer and thus disregarded his instructions from God to mark their homes with the blood of a lamb to protect their families from God's wrath. After the first born of a family who did not mark their homes with the lamb's blood was found dead, people would start believing Moses' words were for real.

Scott215

11th Apr 2015

Fury (2014)

Corrected entry: They make reference to taking a TicTac. TicTacs were not invented until the late 60's.

Ann Newhard Clack

Correction: In what scene was a TicTac referenced? I have seen this movie over and over with and without subtitles and nowhere was mentioned a TicTac. The closest thing to hearing "TicTac" was when Gordo is telling a German lady he will take care of her and asks, "Wanna see da tank?", but says it quickly, so it may have sounded like he was saying "TicTac."

Scott215

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