jle

Factual error: Amanda gets married when she is either 13 or 14. The legal age in Oklahoma is 16, and there's nothing to suggest she lied about her age.

jle

Factual error: When Helen and Julie are researching David Egan on her computer, the browser shows the URL as '//http:cnty457.lib.org'. It should of course be 'http://cnty457.lib.org'. (00:45:30)

jle

Factual error: David Egan's obituary says he died on 'Wednesday July 5th 1997'. In 1997, July 5th was a Saturday. (00:45:30)

jle

21st Dec 2003

Split Second (1992)

Factual error: The radio at the beginning of film says that the flood problem will increase with the approaching full moon. Later it is revealed that the killer only kills when there is a new moon. Since he kills that evening, and tides are highest with full and new moons, the radio should have been warning about that evening's tide, not the high tide in 2 weeks time. (00:04:00 - 00:43:30)

jle

21st Dec 2003

Split Second (1992)

Factual error: The forensics report says that Leptospira interrogans is the virus which causes Weil's disease. Leptospira is actually a bacterium. (00:52:20)

jle

Factual error: At the ball, in 1957, they play Eddie Cochran's "C'Mon Everybody" which wasn't written until 1958.

jle

Factual error: Lara's GPS gives her position as 22.15N, 114.10E. This is the position of Hong Kong airport which is over 20 miles from the city center where Lara really is. A rough calculation shows she should be around 114.4E. (00:58:30)

jle

23rd Oct 2003

28 Days Later (2002)

Factual error: After Jim escapes the house and makes his way back to the blockade there is a shot of him operating the siren. In the background is a sign saying that the M55 junction for Blackpool is in 1/3 mile. The M55 is nowhere near the M602, where the blockade is supposed to be. (01:30:20)

jle

21st Oct 2003

Owning Mahowny (2003)

Factual error: Mahony gets Can$15,000 from the bank he works in in Canada and flies to Atlantic City (US) where the cashier gives him US$15,000 of chips. US and Canadian dollars are not equivalent and, at the end of 1981, the cashier should be giving him less than US$13,000. Since he is broke, he couldn't have made up the difference himself. (00:09:30 - 00:11:30)

jle

17th Oct 2003

Casino Royale (1967)

Factual error: After the grouse shooting scene, there is a map on screen which shows the A230 crossing the England-Scotland border. The A230 is really in Kent. (00:33:30)

jle

8th Oct 2003

Jabberwocky (1977)

Factual error: In the opening shot of the film, The first verse of the poem is recited. There is a very minor mistake in the subtitles on the region 1 DVD. Instead of "...in the wabe: All mimsy..." they read "...in the wabe. All mimsy...". (00:00:10)

jle

8th Oct 2003

Jabberwocky (1977)

Factual error: As the knight and Dennis leave to fight the Jabberwock, another verse of the poem is recited. A line is read as "the Jabberwock with eyes aflame". The line in the original poem is "the Jabberwock with eyes of flame". (01:22:30)

jle

Factual error: Bruce has life threatening asthma yet doesn't know how to use his inhaler properly. The way he uses it, with his mouth open, breathing out too quickly and activating the inhaler again too quickly, it would have little effect. Even with bad attacks you quickly learn that rushing the treatment isn't going to relieve the symptoms any quicker. (00:39:25)

jle

17th Sep 2003

Pleasantville (1998)

Factual error: The flag on the fire engine has 50 stars on it. In 1958, the US had 48 states. (Alaska and Hawaii joined in Jan and Aug of 1959 respectively). NB. the flag shown outside the school earlier in the film is correct. (00:48:45)

jle

1st Sep 2003

Hudson Hawk (1991)

Factual error: When the bomb that is stuck to Snickers head explodes, the explosion starts behind him and the bomb remains intact until obscured by the smoke. (01:17:25)

jle

1st Sep 2003

Hudson Hawk (1991)

Factual error: The opening voiceover says that the Duke of Milan commissioned the statue of the horse in 1481. The statue was actually commissioned in 1473 and, due to the size of the statue, Leonardo's planning wasn't complete until 1490. The project was abandoned a few years later.

jle

1st Sep 2003

Hudson Hawk (1991)

Factual error: Leonardo's workshop is shown with a model of one of his flying machine ideas hanging from the ceiling. This is in 1481 but Leonardo did not start his studies into flight until about 1485. (00:01:45)

jle

1st Sep 2003

Hudson Hawk (1991)

Factual error: Bruce says his coffee tastes funny and Anna says it was the ethyl chloride in it. Firstly, ethyl chloride isn't soluble and secondly you would need much more than a sip to have any noticable effect, let alone instant unconciousness. (00:58:30)

jle

1st Sep 2003

Hudson Hawk (1991)

Factual error: Although there is a lot of uncertainty about the painting, the Mona Lisa was painted sometime between 1505 and 1515. Certainly not as early as 1481. (00:05:00)

jle

28th Aug 2003

M*A*S*H (1972)

Abyssinia, Henry - S3-E24

Factual error: When reminiscing about Radar's appendectomy, Henry says it took a long time to find because it was behind his secum. The appendix is behind the secum in more than 50% of people, so this shouldn't have fooled a doctor of Henry's caliber. (00:09:00)

jle

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