lartaker1975

Revealing mistake: In the scene where the girl is going to shoot Vincent Price watch closely as she pulls the trigger. You can see the wires pulling the gun from beneath to give it the realism of the blast.

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24th May 2022

Creepshow 2 (1987)

Revealing mistake: When the elder Indian (Native American) with the black hat steps out of the yellow car at the beginning, and says hi to the shop owner, then Hi to the wooden Indian chief. You can see the Indian chief move slightly, indicating it is not a wooden statue, but a real person under the getup. (00:04:52)

eaglegrad16 Premium member

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Suggested correction: He does give a shocked look when he see's the statue move it's head a bit.

lartaker1975

Suggested correction: The scene where he moves is intentional. In fact, Old Chief Wood'nhead is played by Dan Kamin, and he moves a lot more later on.

Bishop73

Continuity mistake: When Marty gets the Western Union letter from 1885 Doc it is raining but if this is at the same moment we get the recap of the 1955 Doc from the first film on the clock tower it wouldn't be raining, just thunder and lightning.

jbrbbt

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Suggested correction: A great observation, but rain can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours so a rain shower at this time is not impossible.

Suggested correction: Also, different areas. It can be pouring rain in 1 spot, while sunny just a few feet away.

lartaker1975

5th Mar 2003

Con Air (1997)

Plot hole: All pilots have the technology to secretly transmit a code that tells air traffic control there is a hijacking in progress, without having to say a word. They also have a hijack code, something that sounds completely innocuous to you are me, but would be instantly recognisable to the airport authorities.

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Suggested correction: When you have a gun at your head and your life being threatened, you're not thinking. So no mistake that he was too scared to even think of giving the code.

lartaker1975

Absolute rubbish. It is precisely under those circumstances that a pilot would resort to the emergency code. Do you think hijackers try to talk the pilots into doing what they say?"Take this plane to Cuba or I will call you some nasty names!" Really? Pilots are meticulously trained to respond with the emergency code while under the most stressful and threatening conditions.

Not all pilots are that brave. Unless you can speak for every pilot on earth, then you're just making an assumption on how ALL pilots will act in this situation.

lartaker1975

13th Jul 2017

Deep Rising (1998)

Continuity mistake: When the woman is "sucked" into the floor of the bathroom, at one point she accidentally pulls a faucet from a sink next to her, causing water to begin spraying upwards and raining down. Problem is, less than two seconds later, she's already completely soaked and we see a closeup shot of her kicking her feet, and there's already a large volume of water on the floor. Far too much water for how short a period of time it's been coming out of the faucet.

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Suggested correction: 1st of all, she's sucked through the toilet, not the floor. 2nd of all, a creature coming through the toilet will produce a lot of toilet water all over the place.

lartaker1975

The first point is debatable - we never see where she gets sucked through, so it's unclear. As for the second point, I just watched the scene to check, and she is literally soaked instantly between shots, and the water on the floor also appears almost instantly. The argument that the water came from the toilet doesn't explain how she is suddenly soaked between cuts or how so much water is already on the floor in the literal 1/24th of a second between cuts. They obviously cut the scene quickly and frantically to make it intense, and it created a minor continuity mistake where there is suddenly a lot more water, and she's much wetter. The original mistake is correct.

TedStixon

She sitting on the toilet. She hears the creature and looks directly beneath her. She stands half an inch before she's grabbed. Therefore, it easily stands she got pulled into the toilet. As for the water, I know a plumber who says something big that shoots up from the toilet like that can cause serious water damage. Therefore, the original correction is correct.

lartaker1975

Whether she gets sucked through the toilet or floor frankly doesn't matter for the mistake, which is that she's instantly soaked. And I've done plumbing before too. It's literally impossible for that much water to appear in 1/24th of a second. (Which is the time between cuts, since film is 24fps.) Lemme explain it this way - it takes 1/3 of a second to blink your eye. (Equal to roughly 8 fames of film.) You're telling me that that much water could instantly appear in 1/8 the time it takes to blink your eye? That is literally impossible. If your plumber tries to tell you that your bathroom can suddenly be full of water in 1/24 of a second... you need a new plumber.

TedStixon

You may have done plumbing, but I doubt you ever had a giant sea creature come up from beneath the toilet either. Without knowing the situation of these creatures who caused a giant hole in tons of steel that the ship is, then all our answers are just speculation.

lartaker1975

The fundamental problem is, it's literally impossible for that much water to have appeared that quickly and for someone to instantly be soaked in 1/24 of a second. It has nothing to do with giant sea creatures... water still has to obey the basic laws of physics. It can't just magically appear in the 1/24 of a second between frames.

TedStixon

22nd Oct 2021

Con Air (1997)

Continuity mistake: When the Poe family is reunited, Trisha can be seen holding on to Casey in the close-up. When Casey hugs Cameron in the wide shot, Trisha is not holding her.

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Suggested correction: She pulled away from her mom and went to her dad.

lartaker1975

28th Dec 2018

Elf (2003)

Plot hole: Throughout the film we see several characters talk about how there's no Christmas spirit and how nobody believes in Santa anymore. If, in this universe at least, Santa does exist, it's almost impossible for people to think this. If the parents deliver the presents then how do they explain the excess gifts that Santa brings? We know that Michael is on the nice list because Santa shows him towards the end, so Michael must get presents from Santa. There is no way that Walter can't believe in Santa then because Michael gets gifts from him every year.

deadexcel

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Suggested correction: Emily and Walter probably just thought each present Michael got from Santa was from the other parent. I'm not sure if Walter got him presents or not but you can see that Emily did as she's seen walking home with presents when she's on the phone with Walter.

That is highly unlikely. When my daughter was "believing in Santa" age, my wife and I always talked about what we were getting her, so we didn't duplicate. Plus that theory wouldn't work for single parents.

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It is very likely because it's obvious Walter is not in the Christmas spirit like his wife and Michael are. Plus it's obvious Walter is not focused on his family at the beginning of the movie so it's safe to assume the original submission is correct.

lartaker1975

30th Dec 2004

Elf (2003)

Other mistake: When Buddy's brother is reading Santa's list he reads the newscaster's wish he looks and mutters something about letters meaning they were in alphabetical order. However when he is saying random names he does not turn the page and the names are not in alphabetical order. (01:23:00)

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Suggested correction: After he says each name, it cuts to that person and their reaction. Most of which was done without going back to Michael. Therefore, we can't say he didn't turn the pages.

lartaker1975

Deliberate mistake: Joey finds Channard's photo of Capt. Elliot Spencer in the closed art gallery but Kirsty stole that photo and gave it to Pinhead in the second film, where it was left on the floor of Hell. Also, all the sketches of the box were amongst the things from Channard's institute but those pictures and the other similar ones were from Dr. Channard's home collection. They were never kept at the institute.

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Suggested correction: It was actually in a room in the institute. Not hell. Easy enough to retrieve it.

lartaker1975

21st Mar 2002

Tombstone (1993)

Factual error: Three of the Earp brothers arrived in Tombstone on December 1, 1879. They served as lawmen during 1880/81 and fought the Cowboys in the famous gunfight on October 26, 1881, They left the area in April 1882. In the movie the Earp's arrive in Tombstone in 1881 and ride past Boot Hill Cemetery. The tombstone displaying one of the most famous epitaph ever written is visible: "Her lies Lester Moore, Four slugs from a .44, No Les, No more." The problem is that Lester Moore wasn't killed until 1884. So it's impossible for his tombstone and famous epitaph to be in Boot Hill when the Earps arrived.

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Suggested correction: Fact is nobody knows who Lester Moore is. They believe he was a mail clerk who was shot and killed over a dispute over a package, but they cannot prove it. There is no date on the tombstone, plus the fact that there was never anyone by that name ever killed in the Arizona territory makes this tombstone even more mysterious.

lartaker1975

Continuity mistake: When Father Thomas tells the Sisters that Delores is a Las Vegas show girl, Sister Mary Robert puts her hands up to her face, but in the next shot she has her hands down by her side.

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Suggested correction: The camera cuts back to Father Thomas before it goes back to Mary Roberts. Plenty of time to lower her hands.

lartaker1975

No it doesn't. When he says she's a show girl and it cuts to two Sisters, Mary Roberts has her hands up. The next shot is of all four of them and her hands are down.

Bishop73

1st Sep 2021

Porky's Revenge (1985)

Other mistake: After Wendy reads the fake note she wrote from 'Snookie' to 'Bubbles' she tells the guys that it's really Peewee who is being set up to meet at the motel with Ballbreaker (Bubbles). Yet it's Tommy who shows up at the door.

eaglegrad16 Premium member

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Suggested correction: That's because Tommy conned PeeWee into giving him the candy and flowers, then sent him back to his room for something else in place of those. Then he ran of, got into his vehicle, and sped away. That's why when PeeWee showed up, and they asked who was in the room, he said "Tommy" as he realised Tommy duped him.

lartaker1975

Corrected entry: In the scene when Harry first comes to the burrow, there is a shot where Harry is examining the clock. It has Mr. Weasley at quittich, but later on he comes home from work. Also, it says Mrs. Weasley and Ginny are in the garden, but later on Ginny comes down from upstairs. Persy is said to be in the garden. (00:11:15)

Correction: In the close-up of the Burrow's clock, the hands show Ginny, Percy and Molly in the garden, and Arthur's hand points to Quidditch. BUT, it isn't until "later on", when the boys have been seated for breakfast, that we see Ginny come downstairs and Arthur come home. We don't have to see every action on screen, to draw logical conclusions. Just as Harry walks away towards the knitting needles, the clock hands would simply change showing Molly AND Ginny 'home' - but we just don't see it, but we see Molly soon appear, so we know it happened. Coming in from the garden, Ginny would have used the back steps to go straight upstairs (therefore not know Harry is in their house), before her mother confronts the boys about their overnight excursion, so later on, when the boys are seated at the kitchen table, Ginny comes down to ask about her jumper. Now regarding Arthur, when he walks in he states that there were nine raids at work that day, so obviously yes, he was at work. But, the hand pointed to Quidditch EARLIER because he could have been at/near a Quidditch practice/match for the last of those raids for "misuse of Muggle artifacts" and stayed a bit to watch a game, or after work he simply apparated to some Quidditch practice/match going on, just before heading home. There is no mistake.

Super Grover Premium member

Correction: The correction is wrong because immediately after seeing the clock, Mrs. Weasley came was seen standing on the landing of the stairs, in her pyjamas. Nowhere near the garden.

lartaker1975

Plot hole: When the Griswolds are at Wally World, supposedly the only people there are the guards. Who operates the rides for them?

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Suggested correction: The guards also knew how to operate the rides.

Original mistake is correct. There were only 2 guards. 1 they kidnapped. The other they left lying like a dog until he could call the police. Therefore, there was nobody to operate the rides. Besides amusement parks don't train security to operate the rides.

lartaker1975

Factual error: The amount of people on the ship is very unrealistic. Although the low number of people is to benefit the plot, there should have been cooks, waiters, deckhands, boiler room engineers, cleaners etc. (00:40:00)

Hamster Premium member

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Suggested correction: Well there was a deckhand and boiler room workers. As for cooks, etc, they were on a class trip taking no more than a few hours. They didn't need all that.

lartaker1975

Corrected entry: It is never explained how Jason appears at the beginning of the film in his normal hulking form since the end of the previous film showed him being washed away from toxic waste in the sewers of New York City and turning into a little boy.

jbrbbt

Correction: The boy was another of Rennie's hallucinations. Jason awoke presumably after the toxic waste dried out the next day and retrieved his slightly melted mask then made his way back to Crystal Lake. The mask he has belonged to Jim Miller, who he took the mask from in part 8, as his other one was destroyed by Tina Shepard in part 7. Why there was an axe mark in Jim Miller's mask is anyone's guess. Probably authenticity, as it was national news that Jason Voorhees wore a hockey mask. Also, the writer/director of Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan has stated on DVD documentaries and in books that he wanted to portray Jason Voorhees as more of a supernatural spiritual entity rather then just a walking corpse. Rennie's "visions" were more than just her own hallucinations because her dog saw one of them earlier on in the film.

Joey221995

Correction: This movie was made as if the previous movie didn't exist. Just ignored it altogether.

lartaker1975

Continuity mistake: When Debbie is in the tent with her boyfriend, she gets a condom out of the wrapper and throws it aside, still in the tent. Later on, the wrapper is outside the tent, because we see Jason step on it.

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Suggested correction: We see her toss it. Don't see where it landed. Could have easily gone out the tent flap.

lartaker1975

Other mistake: Where were the crime scene people? Jessica goes to her mom's house and her friend from the diner is cleaning up the blood? Highly unlikely.

Amy Emerick Tice

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Suggested correction: We don't know how much time has passed since she was killed. Crime scene people would have come and gone. And what's wrong with her friend cleaning up the blood? She's just being a good friend.

lartaker1975

I highly doubt in a murder scene the police would make you clean it up! Think about that.

Amy Emerick Tice

That's absolutely what happens: https://www.aftermath.com/content/who-cleans-up-murders/. https://www.biohazardresponse.com/blog/three-things-you-need-to-know-when-your-home-is-a-crime-scene/ Once evidence is dealt with, everything left isn't the responsibility of the police to clean up. Most people would hire cleaners rather than do such an unpleasant job themselves, but it's the responsibility of the property owners to clean.

That's just your opinion. Unless you know police procedure in every state then you can't make that assumption.

lartaker1975

Character mistake: In the movie they grab Genghis Khan in 1209 which would have been correct, he ruled Mongolia from 1206 to 1227. In the presentation at the end they say in 1269 he did this and that, that would have been Kublai Khan's reighn of terror in Mongolia.

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Suggested correction: Bill and Ted have proven not to be that smart. Easy for them to get those things confused.

lartaker1975

It was also an excuse for a callback to the "69, dude!" joke from earlier in the film; whether Bill and Ted intentionally got that detail wrong just for the sake of a joke is anyone's guess.

zendaddy621

27th Aug 2003

Halloween (1978)

Corrected entry: In the opening scene, after young Michael comes out of the house with the bloody knife and his parents see him, they only utter the words "Michael?" and stand there, staring at him with their hands in their pockets. Don't you think they would be curious as to why the knife is bloody and go inside? They don't seem disturbed at all. (00:06:30)

Correction: Bad acting, sure, but hardly a plot hole. Given that Michael was carted off to a mental institute, it's pretty obvious that they did eventually do all of the things you mention. Besides, if you came home to find your kid wandering around with a blood smeared knife, you'd probably be a little shocked to do anything immediately too.

Correction: It's also Halloween night. More than likely they thought it was part of his costume.

lartaker1975

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