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26th Nov 2017

Friends (1994)

The One With The Yeti - S5-E6

New this month Continuity mistake: When Rachel and Monica knock on Danny's door and he opens it, there is a wall a few feet behind him. Later, when Rachel shows up at Danny's apartment to cancel their date, she enters into an open room and there is no longer a wall in front of the door. Danny's apartment is supposed to be one floor directly below Chandler and Joey's apartment. This was obviously the same set for their apartment that was used for Danny's and the wall was added for that shot to disguise it.

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Trivia: When David is cutting his hair, he is singing, "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo." This is a reference to the film, "Lawrence of Arabia." In Alien: Prometheus, David had a fondness for that particular movie and emulated Peter O'Toole, who played T.E. Lawrence. In the movie, Lawrence sang that song while riding on a camel in the desert.

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Revealing mistake: During winter at the cabin, several of the kidnapped girls are doing chores. As they are about to go back inside the cabin, the long icicles hanging on the porch eaves can be seen swinging loosely when they should be frozen in place.

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Stupidity: During the execution scene when Carina is on the gallows with a noose around her neck, the plot depends on Henry being able to get to her before she is dropped through the trap door. However, there is so much slack in the hanging rope that during the chaotic fighting, when Carina is left unattended, she could easily have stepped off the small trap door and onto the solid flooring that is inches away. Instead, she continues standing there, waiting to be rescued.

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Trivia: When Ana is telling Hannah, her new assistant, what she expects of her in the job, the dialogue is taken from the 1988 film "Working Girl," starring Dakota Johnson's mother, Melanie Griffith. Ana says, "I expect you to call me Ana. I don't expect you to fetch me coffee, unless you're getting some for yourself, and the rest, we'll just make up as we go along." In "Working Girl," Melanie Griffith says, "I expect you to call me Tess. I don't expect you to fetch me coffee unless you're getting some for yourself, and the rest we'll just make up as we go along."

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4th Apr 2017

Passengers (2016)

Trivia: The sleeping girl that Jim awakens is named Aurora. The character in the Disney animated film and in the Brothers Grimm's version of Sleeping Beauty is named Aurora.

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2nd Jan 2017

Torn Curtain (1966)

Continuity mistake: When the German agents dig up Gromek's buried motorcycle and are pulling it out of the hole in the ground, it is completely clean and in perfect condition with no dirt, scratches, or dents on it.

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Trivia: The black eye that Jim Kirk sports at the end of the film is real. During the fight scenes between Krall and Kirk, Idris Elba (Krall) accidentally hit Chris Pine, resulting in the bruised right eye. Pine insisted on using this in the final scene to add realism.

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9th Sep 2016

Cast Away (2000)

Revealing mistake: When Kelly is copying her dissertation, there is no paper being fed through the copier feeder or any printed pages going into the output tray.

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Factual error: The balloon that the Union soldiers escape in has no mechanical burner of any type in it that would be needed to keep the craft aloft in the air. A balloon flies by heating the air inside the bag, causing it to rise up. It descend as it cools.

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14th Jul 2016

Donovan's Reef (1963)

Continuity mistake: At the end, when Amelia goes to Donovan's bar, she gives Gilhooley a wrapped present containing a model train set. Amelia then goes into another room to confront Donovan. When she comes out a few minutes later, Gilhooley has completely set up the train and is playing with it. He would not have had enough time to unpack it, much less have it up and running.

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Plot hole: Even though Toula speaks and understands Greek (having gone to Greek school most of her life) her grandmother, who does not speak English, uses sign language to communicate with her. The grandmother is not deaf or mute.

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13th May 2016

Rear Window (1954)

Factual error: Jeff has been in a cast (for a broken leg) for a seven weeks and has been in his apartment for most of that time. He tells his boss that he has one more week before the cast is removed and can then immediately go back on assignment as a photojournalist. By this time he should have been transferred to a walking cast and be using crutches instead of confined to a wheelchair, but he is still wearing a full leg cast that goes up to and around his waist.

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13th May 2016

Vertigo (1958)

Continuity mistake: Near the end, when Scotty is driving Judy to the Mission, the view from inside the car of the road shows that Scotty is driving on the left-hand side when he should legally be on the right. It is not a one-way road, and it appears that the shot was flipped.

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Other mistake: When the boat that Willy Wonka and the passengers are riding on is heading for the tunnel through the river of chocolate, two crewmen are cranking the paddle wheel. The wheel is in an opening in the middle of the deck. As the paddle is rotating, moving the boat through the river, the blades are always clean and dry and never have any chocolate on them whatsoever.

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25th Nov 2015

Fargo (2014)

Fear and Trembling - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: In the parking lot outside the medical clinic where Otto Gerhardt just had an appointment, a large wet spot on the ground continually appears, disappears, changes shape, and sometimes has tire tracks running through it, then does not.

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11th Oct 2015

The Strain (2014)

The Night Train - S2-E13

Factual error: When Nora electrocutes herself by putting her sword on the third rail, Eph is touching her. The electrical current would have gone through Nora's body to Eph's, also electrocuting him, but he is left unharmed.

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28th Sep 2015

The Strain (2014)

The Assassin - S2-E10

Continuity mistake: After Coco Marchand's emergency surgery for a serious gunshot wound to the chest, she is seen recovering in bed, in a coma, on a respirator, possibly permanently brain-damaged, and in critical condition. A few hours later, when Eldridge Palmer is sitting by her bedside, Coco is suddenly without the respirator and there is no physical sign (bandages, tubes, stitches, bloodstains, etc.) whatsoever of her just having had extensive thoracic surgery for a near-fatal injury. There is only an IV line in her arm. This is before the Master arrives and revives her, and Palmer did not know if/when the Master would come, so he would not have had the respirator removed.

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Continuity mistake: The morning after Christian brought a drunk Ana back to his hotel room, she is sitting in bed eating some breakfast. The piece of toast she is holding keeps changing shape, having one bite taken out of it, then two, then one again in a different pattern.

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1st Sep 2015

Rose Red (2002)

Trivia: David Dukes, who played Dr. Miller, died from a massive heart attack during the filming of Rose Red while on location in Washington State. The film was dedicated to him.

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