Hilarious mistakes found on films

Though hundreds, and sometimes thousands, of people work on the production of major motion pictures, sometimes mistakes slip through the cracks and make it through the final edit. Some of the biggest blockbusters in history include oversights, false information, and other snafus that apparently went unnoticed on the cutting room floor. Keep reading for hidden mistakes you likely haven’t noticed in some of your favorite films:

Pirates of the Caribbean #1Next, Pirates of the Caribbean faultily shows Jack Sparrow wearing a hat with an Adidas tag in clear view. Needless to say, it was a major oversight.

Pirates of the Caribbean #2

Yet again, in one scene of Pirates of the Caribbean, a cowboy sporting a white tee and a ranch hat can be spotted aboard the ship.

Pirates of the Caribbean #3
Pirates of the Caribbean: 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.

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 use the legal killing method until several years after the film’s setting.

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 of those vehicles have dented roofs on account of the physical activity undertaken atop them.

American Sniper
Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper strangely and obviously uses a fake, plastic baby to serve as the dainty daughter of Bradley Cooper’s troubled GI character.

Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind, a nearly four-hour long classic film, features a lamp attached to an electric cord, which would not have been commonplace in Civil War-era America.

The Mummy
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 Spaniard,” 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.

Top Gun
The aerial acrobatics of Maverick and Goose’s planes in 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 seen in the background bracing for a gunshot that would come later in the scene.


Schindler’s List
Spielberg’s epic WWII drama Schindler’s List features a plastic stamp pad, though the item hadn’t actually been used during this period.

Pulp Fiction
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.

Cast Away
In Cast Away, starring the inimitable Tom Hanks, the FedEx boxes that wash ashore aren’t waterproof, though not a single item he discovers is damaged from the South Pacific waters.

Raiders of the Lost Ark
In one scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark, an extra can be spotted in jeans and a T-shirt, which wouldn’t actually be in fashion in the 1930s setting of the film.

Reservoir Dogs
Reservoir Dogs depicts a scene in which one of the criminals is handcuffed from the back, only seconds later to be seen handcuffed from the front.

The Avengers
In 2012’s *The Avengers*, Captain America’s suit is ripped near the waist, though the film continues inconsistently without the tear in the costume.

Independence Day
The ’90s blockbuster Independence Day shows NYC’s Empire State Building getting blown up, though it incorrectly depicts it as being located on 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 over a millennium later.

Django Unchained
In Tarantino’s Django Unchained, the titular character dons reflective sunglasses. Though they’re very much in vogue today, sunglasses were scarce in the Civil War era and were typically used for medical reasons.

Terminator 2: Judgement Day
In Terminator 2: Judgement Day, the chief villain’s head splits in two before Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character even fires his weapon.

Sherlock Holmes
A recent iteration of Sherlock Holmes features the titular character running from the House of Parliament to the Tower Bridge in a mere two minutes, though the actual run would take upwards of 10 minutes for even an advanced sprinter.

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Han Solo is strangely given a jacket in the scene in which he’s about to be frozen in Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.

The Aviator
In The Aviator, Leonardo DiCaprio’s Howard Hughes character indulges in chocolate chip cookies, though the famous snack would not come into circulation until a few years following the film’s setting.

The Matrix

Dallas Buyers Club
The movie is set in 1985, but if you look behind Ron Woodroof (Matthew McConaughey character), you can see a Lamborghini Aventador, a car that wasn’t made until 2011.

During Cher’s driving test she runs into another vehicle and destroys her sideview mirror, causing it to fly off, but it reappears in the next scene.

Pretty Woman
Julia Roberts was eating a croissant before it magically turned into a pancake.

Public Enemies
In Public Enemies, Johnny Depp’s John Dillinger character murders Babyface Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd, though the latter two men outlived the former in real life.

Encino Man
There’s a scene in Encino Man where Link takes off in a driving test car. Dave runs after Link and jumps into the car through the back window, but when you cut to the next scene, the man behind Link isn’t Dave

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
The chessboard can’t decide if it wants to be full or empty.

You’ve Got Mail
Tom Hanks puts the same olive in the martini twice.

Back to the Future
In Back to the Future, Marty McFly strums on a Gibson ES-345 guitar though the model hadn’t been brought to market until three years following the film’s 1955 setting.

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