Episode 11 Great Movie Mistakes


Episode 11

Robert Webb reveals his favourite bits from the hit movies of recent times - the mistakes. From astonishing continuity foul-ups to factual blunders, he has them all.


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Welcome to Great Movie Mistakes III.

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That's right - we're a trilogy,

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which hopefully means we'll get our own overpriced box set soon.

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Now, I know what you're thinking -

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the third part of a trilogy has a certain reputation.

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Godfather Part III, Back To The Future III,

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Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves,

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they all have a reputation for being...

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my favourite part of the whole trilogy,

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so how have we made this instalment

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bigger, better and more impressive than the other two?

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Well, how does this sound?

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CGI technology, car chases, romantic interests,

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a bit where the building folds in on itself like in Inception.

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Well, according to our producers, it sounds too expensive.

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So, instead, we'll just stick to our perfectly OK formula

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of reviewing all the movie mistakes we've spotted

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from the top movies released since we last saw you.

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They say you should never meet your heroes,

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which I guess is why no-one ever comes up to me in the street

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and tells me how much they love my work.

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Thanks, guys. That means a lot(!)

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Every time someone crosses the street to avoid meeting me,

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I think to myself, "There goes a true fan."

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The hard-boiled and vicious Mechanic goes a bit Weekend At Bernie's

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as Jason Statham covers up his killing by making the corpse

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swim a few more lengths.

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But look at his grip on the dead man's wrists.

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It should clearly be visible from above,

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but it's not.

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What would Bernie say?

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Well, nothing. He's dead.

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Angelina Jolie in the disjointed film Salt,

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here climbs down a lift shaft.

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Just a wait few minutes for the lift, you impatient madam.

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Thankfully, she emerges from what must be

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a filthy and greasy lift shaft

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with a pristine white shirt and clean, spotless skin.

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How does she do it?

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It's the crackpot action movie Red

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and Bruce Willis has kidnapped a lady and taped up her mouth.

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But the more she gesticulates, the more we can see that

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she has enough movement in her arms to take the tape off.

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Maybe if she stopped complaining and thought a second she'd work it out.

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I'm a little hungry, too.

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Moody revenge film Faster now and The Rock hears an eagle call.

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# Who's that riding? #

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Trouble is, the bird he's seeing is actually a seagull.

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Maybe the seagull thinks it'll sound more impressive as an eagle.

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A bit like calling yourself "The Rock,"

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when your real name is Dwayne.

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It's the best actor of his generation, 50 Cent,

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in the very flat Blood Out

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doing some incredible sunglasses acting.

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Look good on you, man.

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They do look good on him, don't they?

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He should never take them off.

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Oh, wait a minute, they've disappeared.

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That's awful continuity if you want my 50 cents on the matter.

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Awards - what are they good for?

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Plumping up the already inflated egos of pampered performers.

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Rewarding someone for doing a job they've already been paid

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far too much money to do in the first place.

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As if all performers have a pathetic obsession with recognition.

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Awards are a complete sham, a massive waste of time

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and, as I stated very loudly at this year's Annual Clip Show Awards,

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I'm not interested in stupid awards and, yes, we have been passed over

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yet again and, yes, I may have been removed by security

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for causing a scene, but there is no way that

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Animal Foul Ups deserved to win again.

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Speaking of awards, here are some Oscar-nominated clips.

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Inception - where strange things happen almost without explanation.

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That's not the way I deal with things.

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Maybe that's how you justify the rain on the window behind Saito.

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But there's no rain on DiCaprio.

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And the continuity editor is thrown off the building

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-for one too many errors.

-What will you do with him?

-Nothing.

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You'd have thought working on Inception would be a dream job.

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Now a maths lesson from revealing biopic The Social Network.

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Facebook's run by some of the greatest business minds in the world.

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So these numbers will be meticulously crunched.

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Let's listen to how their business is divided up.

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That represents a 34.4% ownership share.

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So Eduardo owns 34.4%.

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-You should know that Mark has already taken his percentage from 60 down to 51.

-Oh.

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Zuckerberg owns 51%.

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Who else is in?

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Dustin Moskovitz owns 6.81%,

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Sean Parker 6.47% and Peter Thiel 7%.

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Total 105%!

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Would you like to use my pen?

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Would you like to use my calculator?

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Ooh, the brutal and uncompromising Black Swan now

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and check out Natalie Portman's scarf.

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Did she kill a white swan to make it?

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Anyway, she's about to step through a magical door.

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Why is it a magical door?

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Because as she steps through it, her scarf's no longer round her neck.

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It's like a very low rent Mr Benn.

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The Fighter is so full of clangers, it makes me want to hurt someone.

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Not Marky Mark obviously, he's a bit tough.

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And not Bale, the lunatic!

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But Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots would help vent my frustrations.

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It's good, Dick. I'm just trying to figure out what's best for me.

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Where have they gone? I wasn't going to break them.

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I'm sorry, I don't know who you are or why you're taking.

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Oh, back now. Well, if you're going to be like that, I don't want them.

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We're together. Do we need to do this again? Hi, I'm Charlene.

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In the emotional King's Speech,

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the Monarch struggles with a speech impediment.

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However, his missus Queen Bonham Carter has her own struggles.

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Her veil keeps moving on its own accord.

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First it's down...

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Indentured servitude?

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..then it's up...

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Well, we need to have your hubby pop by.

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-Tuesday would be good.

-..then it's down.

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They should make a film of that - The Queen's Manic Depressive Veil.

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Greetings, bold traveller. Far have you journeyed in the search

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of mistakes from the realm of fantasy films and weary must ye be,

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but finally ye shall be rewarded with what ye seek.

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First I will need drop of monk's wood from the vial of crisal wood

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to unlock the spell... Oh, stop this. Just play the clips.

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Here are the fantasy film mistakes. Yeah. No, over there.

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Over to Narnia and the exciting and epic Voyage Of The Dawn Treader.

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Look behind our brave explorers That door is firmly closed. How can they get in?

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Oh, it's already open and now we HEAR it opening.

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DOOR CREAKS OPEN

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Narnia's a confusing place. What next, a talking lion?

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What's your least favourite season? Autumn? Winter?

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Mine is The Season Of The Witch.

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That felt longer than both autumn and winter put together.

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Now, look at the boy's sword.

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Did you spot it? Let's see that again.

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Perhaps you can be of service.

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The sword swaps hands. Witchcraft, or maybe glitch craft?

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The actors in this half-hearted and messy take on Red Riding Hood

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must be a bit chilly.

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It's clearly the middle of winter,

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but everyone's wearing short-sleeved garments.

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Rumours that this film was shot on a Saturday night out in Newcastle have yet to be confirmed.

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Clint Eastwood's flawed fantasy Hereafter now, and in this scene,

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an expert is telling us about the great Charles Dickens.

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Over here on this wall we have several illustrations for The Mystery of Edward Drood...

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Oh dear. I hate to be a know-it-all,

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but I think you'll find it was The Mystery of EdWIN Drood, not EdWARD Drood.

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To think I had such great expectations for this film.

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This is the film Your Highness,

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and this poor, helpless maiden is tied down so tightly she can barely move.

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But at the end of the scene, she's able to sit up quite easily whilst still being tied down.

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Your Highness, the film that hits an all-time lowness.

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I always say the key to a successful double act is having two people...

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From my experience, if you want to create a successful double act,

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and you're not very cool,

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find someone who is much less cool than you,

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and then you'll be known as the cool one.

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Some Hollywood double acts work so well together, it's hard to imagine one without the other.

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Tom Hank and Meg Ryan, Brad and Angelina,

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Lindsay Lohan and her parole officer.

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But my favourite double act has got to be Superman and Clark Kent.

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What?

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How can they be the same person? They don't look anything alike.

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He just wears glasses?!

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That is so... So clever.

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OK, then it's got to be Spiderman and Peter Parker.

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The surprisingly dark Love And Other Drugs now,

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and watch Anne Hathaway's arm.

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It's under the pillow behind Jake Gyllenhaal's arm,

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then it pops up before tucking itself back behind the pillow

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like his arm's made of nothing.

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Also, she's not pointing and laughing,

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which in my experience is what women normally do after sex. Right?

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Here's a scene from the goofy Dinner For Schmucks,

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and just keep an eye on her ears.

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He wants me to curate it.

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Oh, my God!

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She's lost her earrings!

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You call a guy a douche and you get your first museum show out of it.

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Now they're back.

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I love you so much. You're stunning, smart and awful with pronunciation.

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Now they've gone again!

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Apparently she's wearing a new type of jewellery.

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Disappear-rings!

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I love you.

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Oh, my God.

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Here, Steve Carrel wrestles Paul Rudd away from a lift.

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I think we need to cool off...

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Gosh, I hate when that happens.

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Look, he's grabbing him by the arm.

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He's got his arm.

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And then suddenly... it's his right leg!

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What a joke.

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Paul Rudd's not the only one having his leg pulled around here.

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THEY GRUNT AND MOAN

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You are welcome.

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In this bit, Steve Carrel changes his specs

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so he can dress a mouse for its impending marriage.

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Nice cameo by Stuart Little.

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But when he removes the magnifying glasses...

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Oops, his normal glasses are still on.

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What a mouse-stake to make.

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At the schmucks' dinner itself,

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watch out for the lady in the purple dress,

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who's in two places at once.

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Here she is.

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And now she's over here too.

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Incredible! At least she can pass herself the salt.

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Here, Steve plays such a schmuck that he walks straight into a pond

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and gets his trousers wet.

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But hang on.

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They're already wet before he goes in, from a previous take.

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When they said this comedy was pant-wetting,

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I thought they meant it was funny!

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Oh, the usual scene.

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A man asleep in the bath with his hand down the toilet.

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This is the predictable Just Go With It,

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which was the editor probably said when he saw that the toilet seat

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was down instead of up in the next shot.

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Just go with it. No-one will notice.

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I mean, that kid's not noticed, and he's sat on a man's hand.

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Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler play plastic surgeons,

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but maybe it's their movie that needs corrective surgery.

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I think that's enough. Do you feel that?

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No.

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One moment Sandler is wearing rubber gloves, and then suddenly...

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..they've gone!

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That bra is the perfect size, Sandler,

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Cos you've just made one massive boob.

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Film animals are intensively-trained creatures

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who behave exactly the way the director wants them to.

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-But sometimes corners are cut.

-The pig is tasting my body!

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No, he's not.

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He should be saying, "The pig is eating the food

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"that I've smeared all over my back to attract it."

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The pig's the one who's least at fault.

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The pig is tasting my body!

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Action films now. None of your namby-pamby romance or any of that girly stuff.

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Films for blokes, full of explosions and fights and guns.

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Films for real men. Real men like me!

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Are you talking to me?! Are you talking to me?!

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Oh, you are talking to me.

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What... We can't have the gun. Health and safety. Oh, OK.

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GUN FIRES

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And talking of being sorry,

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I got kicked out of my local cinema the other week

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after I went up to the lady at the ticket kiosk and told her I was looking for a bit of action.

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I only wanted a ticket to see the new Jason Statham film.

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Well, that's what I told the police anyway.

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Nice vest.

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It's the ridiculous The Expendables,

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where the most expendable thing is that vest.

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Sly got on board wearing it...

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Now it's off.

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He hangs up his guns...

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And it's on again.

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And then it isn't.

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I haven't seen this much vest removal since Take That at Wembley in 1995.

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Cockney legend Statham starting some aggro with some sweaty crims.

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Here he is pokin' along on his bike in his levver jacket and 'elmet.

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That'll take a while to take off.

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But in an instant his trouble and strife is strolling away wiv his gear.

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Would you Adam and Eve it?

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A horrible scene of torture from The Expendables,

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but not as horrible as this goof.

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SHE SCREAMS

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MAN SPEAKS IN SPANISH

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She gives a defiant kick to her captors...

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THEY SPEAK IN SPANISH

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However, when she falls, you can see that her legs are tied together.

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Maybe the director was too tied up to notice this. Thanks again. Thanks.

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Here's Angelina Jolie as Salt in the far-fetched Salt.

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Now, too much salt is bad for you, so let's keep this short.

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Here she's brought along an ashtray and a packet of fags.

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What about your insides, Salt?

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-I need to get to the phone.

-No, no, no.

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Someone should really hide them. Oh, they have!

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But you can't fool Salt. She finds them again.

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Her IQ is as high as her blood pressure.

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Looks like Salt's about to get on a bouncy castle.

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She knows the rules. No shoes.

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That's right. Put them neatly behind you.

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But in the CCTV shot, they're scattered all over the place.

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No party bag for you!

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In this climactic scene, Salt... Spoiler alert!

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..kills the Russian president.

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And speaking of spoiling things, take a look at the dead pres.

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We need a medical crew down in the crypt.

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No need to look for a pulse. His eyes can tell you he's totally fine.

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They say dead men don't talk, but apparently they do blink.

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Now, this is the melodramatic Sanctum,

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and you'll need to watch very carefully.

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Something the director failed to do when they picked a stuntman.

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Look, a watch in this shot and no watch during the stunt.

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I wouldn't give this movie the time of day.

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And that's it. Until next time, byeee!

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Robert Webb reveals his favourite bits from the hit movies of recent times - the mistakes. From astonishing continuity foul-ups to factual blunders he has them all, and here are some of the best ones.


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