For many, the movies are a chance to enter a fantasy land where everything is perfect. There might be hardship, disaster, and death. But, in the end, everything works out. The hero lives, the aliens die, and love is found. But movies are not above making mistakes. Many movies feature all kinds of historical inaccuracies and run-of-the-mill slipups that the average viewer might not be able to spot. There are bullet holes when guns have yet to be fired, wardrobe choices that are years ahead of their character’s time, and even wrong addresses for iconic landmarks. For an overview of some of the most notable movie mistakes, read on.
Released in 1993, Tombstone is a gritty cowboy movie starring Kurt Russel and Val Kilmer. There’s a lot of violence and a lot of shooting—maybe even a tad too much.
Curly Bill is drunk and he’s shooting up the town. He has a six shooter in his hand, yet, miraculously, he manages to fire about 10 more bullets than six shooters could possibly hold without reloading.
Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman star in this praised prison movie melodrama. In the film, Robbins’ character plans to get out of jail.
The character digs a hole. He conceals the hole with a sultry movie poster for the film One Million Years B.C. This Raquel Welch film came out only after the character may or may not have escaped jail.
Tom Cruise was riding high when he starred in Top Gun. The stunts in the movie were incredible but not at all realistic.
If Maverick and Goose flew their plans so close together in real life (with one plane upside down), the wings would crash into each other and a deadly collision would ensue.
This installment of the Star Wars franchise made over 500 million dollars. It also had a style malfunction.
In the scene in which Captain Han Solo is on the cusp of being frozen in carbonite, somehow a jacket appears. Who gave Hans the jacket?
Denzel Washington played the charismatic and controversial black-power leader in this biopic. In the film, Malcolm screams for someone to call 911.
But no one could call 911, because there wasn’t a 911. 911 didn’t come around until 1968 — three years after Malcolm was assassinated
Clueless was an incredibly successful coming-of-age comedy that came out on the big screen in 1995. Starring Alicia Silverston, Brittany Murphy, and Paul Rudd, Clueless became an instant hit.
When daddy’s princess, Cher Horowitz, goes on her driving test she rams her jeep into a parked car and the right-hand mirror goes flying. However, by the end of the ride, the mirror is back, stronger than ever. She failed her test anyway.