Classic Film Mistakes

We all love to watch a good movie or television programme, but here are some howlers that you might have missed.

Random Movie Trivia

In 1991, in the remake of Father of the Bride, Annie and Bryan marry on 6 January, but the opening scenes of Father of the Bride 2 contain a framed invitation of their wedding which gives 9 October as the date.

Near the end of Forrest Gump, Forrest says that his wife died on a Saturday. In the next scene Forrest visits her grave and the headstone read 22 March 1982 – a Monday.

John Travolta is not the man walking down the street at the start of Saturday Night Fever. The legs belong to his stand-in Jeff Zinn.

Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket was filmed in England. A telltale sign is the moment the Marines are jogging around the training camp – the road they are jogging on shows British road markings.

In Lord of the Rings:Return of the King, Frodo has a scar on his face for part of the film, but its size and position keep changing. It even moves from one cheek to the other.

During the re-enactment of the Battle of Carthage in the Colosseum in Gladiator, a chariot is knocked on to its side and hits a wall. Just then, a blanket lifts up to reveal a gas cylinder in the back of the chariot.

In Pirates of the Caribbean:Curse of the Black Pearl, Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow says, ‘on deck you scabrous dogs’, and at that moment a member of the film crew can be seen decked out in t-shirt and sunglasses.

In 1980s classic Teen Wolf, an extra can be seen exposing himself in the final victory scene during the American football game between the Beavers and the Dragons. As Scott’s dad comes out of the crowd to congratulate him, the fan behind him quickly slips his privates in and out of his trousers.

Hitchcock’s North by Northwest contains a scene in the Mount Rushmore cafe. Just before gunfire is heard, a boy in the background puts his fingers firmly in his ears.

In the Charlie’s Angels scene where they fight a strange assassin played by Crispin Glover, Drew Barrymore picks up Lucy Liu and spins her round to kick Crispin. However, Barrymore warns Lucy Liu what she is about to do by shouting ‘Lucy’, not Alex, the character’s name.

Top Gun contains a fundamental error. In real life, aeroplane throttles are pushed forward to increase power, and back to reduce it. Unfortunately, Tom Cruise never fails to pull back when he wants to go faster and vice versa.

The Titanic scene in which Jack tells Rose of his ice fishing experiences in Lake Wissota, Wisconsin, is very lovely, but rather implausible, the artificial lake was created when a dam was built six years after the Titanic sank.