Factual error: The damage done by the hobgoblin-induced fantasies is real, as seen several times in the movie. Kyle's car runs off a cliff, Nick's grenades really explode, etc. Nick is in one scene set ablaze by throwing himself on a grenade, and is completely engulfed in flames from his head to his toes. But he shows up in the last scene with nothing but a few minor burns on his forearms and a pair of crutches (that he immediately discards). His hair and eyelashes are not even singed.
Plot hole: After Dennis (the first guard assistant) gets killed, the vault is open for several minutes before the old guard arrives. The hobgoblins, however, do not run for their freedom, but patiently wait until the hero, Kevin, comes in a later scene and opens the door. Then they escape as quickly as they can.
Plot hole: The hobgoblins are locked in a security vault to ensure they never escape and kill people. In addition to the heavy vault door, there are two steel bar doors and an additional door up the corridor protecting the vault. None of these doors are ever locked, even after the first security guard walks in and gets killed. Even the burglar walks straight through these doors, so that Kevin has to follow him and let the hobgoblins out.
17th Nov 2005
Continuity mistake: At the security meeting, just as Captain Lochley is saying "I agree with Sheridan", she is shown in a long shot uncrossing her arms and starting to move forward. The camera goes to a close-up of her, and she once again is shown uncrossing her arms and starting to walk forward.
8th Nov 2005
7th Nov 2005
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Paul and little Mole first meet Shadrach, they are playing marbles. In the shot where Paul looks over his shoulder to see Shadrach, a lot more marbles appear on the ground than there was in the previous shot, and the arrangement of the marbles is completely different. When the camera goes to a close-up of Shadrach and back to the boys, the marbles once again change their positions. (00:17:50)
6th Nov 2005
Continuity mistake: When Poirot and Mr. Ratchett first meet in the restaurant car, Poirot has to correct Ratchett's pronunciation of his name. Poirot then points with his right hand toward Ratchett, but when it cuts to a close-up of Poirot, both his hands are on the table. The angle changes back, and Poirot's hand is once again lifted.
6th Nov 2005
Continuity mistake: In one of the flashback scenes, as the drugs start working on Mr. Ratchett, in a close-up he is holding the last anonymous letter in both hands. Ratchett then removes his glasses with his right hand, and places that hand on his forehead. Back to a close-up of the letter and the letter is in both hands, but when it cuts he is holding the letter with only his left hand again.
27th Oct 2005
Continuity mistake: When Karen Black is first shown, her blue uniform is sleeveless, showing her white shirtsleeves. After a cut to the "Dawson's Creek" kids, Peter says "It was a movie in the seventies," and Black's outfit has sleeves. Later, when she is helping people off the plane, her uniform once again is sleeveless.
19th Oct 2005
Visible crew/equipment: Just after Tarzan goes under the stone door, he finds the torches dropped by the bad guys. The flame from one of the torches is reflected in the camera lens, and was caught on tape. It looks like a single, unattached flame is hovering on the stone wall nearby. This is made even better when Tarzan picks up the torch and then drops it, the reflection follows his movements precisely.
Plot hole: When Tarzan comes to the hotel to visit Jane, he overhears the bad guys threatening the hotel clerk into giving them Jane's room number. Tarzan then has time to go into the streets and study the hotel for a little while (coincidentally just when Jane happens to appear in her window), climb to the second story and through her window, have a romantic reunion with Jane and explain what is going on before the villains have managed to ascend the one stair from the lobby.
4th Oct 2005
4th Oct 2005
Factual error: During Memnon's training session, at least one of his opponents uses a Japanese training sword known as a shinai. You can see this most clearly after the fight, when one of the weapons lying on the ground comes into view. Not only did the Egyptians and Japanese not have any contact with each other at this time, but this particular training weapon had not yet been invented.
1st Oct 2005
28th Sep 2005
26th Sep 2005
Trivia: Bart changes the lyrics to Iron Butterfly's "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" to "In the Garden of Eden." This was in fact the original title of the song, but because Ron Bushy had difficulty listening through a headset, he misinterpreted the title. It was not due to Doug Ingle being drunk while singing, as the popular rumor has it.
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