gawdsmak

24th Jul 2012

Sneakers (1992)

Corrected entry: All the characters on the sneakers team are supposed to be super intelligent, but they all supposedly missed the rather large article in the newspaper about the mathematician being killed until right at the exact moment when Redford's character has begun to make the drop.

gawdsmak

Correction: The fact that the newspaper is in the car suggests that Crease (or Martin) has only just bought it, and not yet read it. If they had read the newspaper before driving to the hand-off, why would they bring it with them?

24th Jul 2012

Sneakers (1992)

Corrected entry: At one point in the movie they go through a lot of effort to prevent a phone call to Mr. Abbot from being traced. The computer screen shows that the call was hung up before it could be traced, yet at the end Mr. Abbot manages to find them back at that same location. Also, Redford's character declares that location to be not safe anymore in the middle of the film, so it's puzzling as to why they would even return there after they recovered the box from Cosmo.

gawdsmak

Correction: It's not the same location at all. They make the call to Abbott from Liz's apartment. Abbot confronts them at the Sneakers' loft. And they return to the loft because now they have the bargaining chip they need to make a deal with the NSA.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the commander of the navy ship is on the phone, first he is told that nobody knows why they are having a power drain. Then suddenly he makes a call and says that there is an intruder. There is no way he or anyone else could have suddenly known there was an intruder, because nobody had physically seen or detected Chekov and Uhura yet. And there is no "modern" technology that could drain power from the reactor so there was no reason to equate the power drain to an intruder alert.

gawdsmak

Correction: When he is informed about the power drain the phone rings. He speaks with someone that calls him Chief, apparently one with higher rank, and tells him that they are tracking the drain too and asks about an opinion of what it is. Then the scene cuts to Uhura and Chekov who try to communicate with Scotty, and after the scene goes back to the Navy and Commander Rogerson who says "Confirmed, roger that" and he makes the phone call about the intruders. Apparently on the phone they pick the transmission of Uhura and Chekov or identify exactly where the power drain was and informed the commander on duty.

Anastasios Anastasatos

Corrected entry: In the scene where Scotty beams up the whales and water to the ship, you can see the water completely fills the compartment from top to bottom so the whales would have had no air layer to breathe.

gawdsmak

Correction: We don't actually know the internal structure of the tank, nor can we see it in the movie. The top of the glass is not automatically the top of the tank/water surface; in other words, the height of the tank may be higher than what we can see from the outside. The water surface may go higher than the glass we are able to see, and therefore, have air up there.

Corrected entry: In the scenes where Kirk's communicator goes off (like during dinner with the scientist lady) to simply inform him that Chekhov is about to beam to the ship, this completely goes against his first orders given before they landed that communicators should only be used in case of emergencies.

gawdsmak

Correction: Uhura and Chekov were about to infiltrate a United States vessel in order to steal nuclear particles. Sounds like an emergency to me.

JC Fernandez

Corrected entry: In the scene where they spray paint the ship, you can see the ship is suspended on landing gear. then later when it lands in the park cloaked, the special effect shows the garbage can being compressed under the ship, and the outline of the entire ship indenting into the ground, as if the entire ship is making contact with the ground,but really only the small area of the landing gear should be compressing the ground and only at certain points.

gawdsmak

Correction: At no time do they ever show an entire indentation of the ship in the ground. Even when Scotty is looking down through the invisible ship while loading the plexiglass the only indentations in the ground are from the landing gear.

BocaDavie Premium member

And it's also plausible they hovered the ship during certain times in 'cloaked' mode so people did not collide with it. Would take a minimal amount of energy just to hover surely.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the helicopter is flying, the plexiglass is much smaller than the size they had previously stated (60 by 10 feet).

gawdsmak

Correction: The previous statement they made about the size of the plexiglass was an estimate. They obviously had to change the sizes - either because of the helicopter's lifting capacity or because of the size of the openings at the top of the warbird.

BocaDavie Premium member

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