Though hundreds, sometimes thousands, of people work on the production of major motion pictures, sometimes mistakes slip through the cracks and made it to the final edit.
Some of the biggest blockbusters in history include oversight, false information, and other snafus that apparently went unnoticed on the cutting room floor.
Below are some hidden mistakes in some of your favourite movies.
Pirates of the Caribbean #1
Pirate of the Caribbean faultily show Jack Sparrow wearing a hat with an Adidas tag in clear view. Needless to say, it was a major oversight.
The Green Mile
In The Green Mile, an accused rapist with otherworldly powers gets sentenced to the electric chair, though the State in which it took place didn’t the legal killing method until several years after the film’s settings.
La La Land
In the modern musical La La Land’s grand opening scene, drivers dance on car roofs on a Los Angeles freeway. Multiple takes of the scene show that some those vehicles have dented roofs no account of the physical activity undertaken atop them.
Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper strangely and obviously uses a fake, plastic baby to serve as dainty daughter of Bradley Cooper’s troubled GI character.
Pirates of the Caribbean #2
In one scene of the Pirates of the Caribbean, a cowboy spotting a white tee and a ranch hat can be spotted aboard the ship.
Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind, a nearly four hour classic film, features a lamp attached to an electric cord, which would not have been commonplace in Civil War-era America.
When Cruise and Wallis are in the underground tunnel beneath London they are walking along the tracks before a Tube train blasts through. The third rail is missing, which carries the electricity for London underground trains and would have electrocuted them both if it was there as it should be.
In Ridley Scott’s 2000 epic drama on Ancient Rome, Gladiator, Russell Crowe’s character is referred to as “the Spaniards,” though that term would not come into popular use until the 14th century whereas the film takes place some 1,200 years prior.
The Shawshank Redemption
The poster in The Shawshank Redemption hiding the main character’s escape route is of Raquel Welch in One Million Years B.C, though the film would not have been released by the time of the film’s setting.
The Ariel acrobatics of Mavericks and Goose’s Top Gun would have actually crashed together if the stunt had been undertaken in real life.
North by Northwest
In one scene in Hitchcock’s classic North by Northwest, a child can be sen in the background bracing for a gunshot that would come later in the scene.
Pirates of the Caribbean #3
At world’s End includes a voyage to Singapore, though the land would not be founded by British explorers until the following century from which the film takes place.
Spielberg’s epic WW11 drama Schindler’s List features a plastic stamp pad, though the item hadn’t actually been use during this period.
In Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction, Mia Wallace loses the red mark indicating where adrenaline would be shot into her chest upon coming back to consciousness.
In Braveheart, Mel Gibson’s character dons a Scottish Kilt, though the apparel would not come into wide use until centuries after the setting in which the film takes place.
In Cast Away, starring the inimitable Tom Hanks, the FedEx boxes that wash ashore aren’t waterproof, though not a single item he discovers damaged from the South Pacific waters.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
In one scene of the Raiders of the Lost Ark, an extra can be spotted in jeans and a T-shirt, which actually won’t be in fashion till 1930s setting of the film.
Reservoir Dogs depicts a scene in which one the criminals is handcuff from the back, only seconds later to be seen handcuff from the front.
In 2012, The Avengers, Captain America’s suit is ripped near the waist, though the film continues inconsistently without the tear in the costume.
The 90s Independence Day shows NYC’s Empire State Building getting blown up, though it incorrectly depicts it as been at 53rd rather than 34th street.
In the war film, 300 one army fights with the help of bombs, though the mechanisms behind bombs wouldn’t be discovered until millennium later.
In Tarantino’s Django Unchained, the titular character dons reflective sunglasses. Though they are very much in vogue today, sunglasses were scare in the Civil war era and were typically used for medical reasons.
Terminator 2: Judgement Day
In Terminator 2: Judgement Day, the chief’s villain’s head split into two before Arlnod Schwarzenegger’s character even fires his weapon.