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Bob Maar
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"Hawaii has always been a very pivotal role in the Pacific. It is in the Pacific. It is a part of the United States that is an island that is right here."

--Dan Quayle during a visit to Hawaii in 1989

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The Texas Eagle is the Amtrak train that for years has operated between Chicago, St. Louis, Little Rock, Dallas, Fort Worth and San Antonio. But facing a $243 million shortfall in 1997, Amtrak President Thomas Downs recently targeted four Amtrak routes for elimination, including the Texas Eagle service between St. Louis and San Antonio.

"What can you do to save our Eagle?" the couple pleaded to the vice president.

Gore responded with: "Dear Mr. and Mrs. Delgadillo, Thank you for your letter regarding the protection of the Texas eagle.

I appreciate hearing from you. "I share your view that the urgent problem of species extinction and the conservation of biological diversity should be addressed. The first step in saving any plant or animal from extinction is to become aware of and respect the fragile ecosystems that make up our environment ... "Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me.

I look forward to working with you for the future of our planet."

It's strange he should talk about the ecosystem and extinction since the Texas Eagle is a TRAIN!

(Sources: reported on Fox News Sunday on December 3, 1996, as well as quoted in the National Review and reported in the 12/6/96 Washington Times "Inside the Beltway" by John McCaslin)

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This page lists a detailed list of all the goofs, otherwise known as mistakes in the die another day film.


When Bond gets away across the lake in the jet-powered ice racer, the cable pulling it along is clearly visible in the overhead shot.

When the Aston Martin is flipped, its wing mirror housing is smashed off (and a piece of it flicks away), but the car has intact wing mirrors in all the subsequent shots inside the Ice Palace.

In Mr. Kil's laboratory, the keypad swings away from Jinx and its wires twist so that it facing away from her. In the next shot the keypad facing her as it swings back towards her.

In the scene where Graves holds Bond captive, and reveals that Bond has again been betrayed, a henchman can be seen behind Graves holding a G36 assault rifle. There is no magazine loaded into the weapon.

A metal strut in the broken aircraft window repeatedly disappears and reappears between shots.

Bond inspects his sword twice in rapid succession (unnaturally so) before the fencing match.

Reflected in Miranda's sunglasses during the initial demonstration of the Icarus satellite.

The zip on Jinx's catsuit moves up and down between shots during the laser sequence.

Bond's hands are shackled while arriving at the prisoner transfer, but they are unshackled as he gets off the truck.

A boat is visible in the lower right corner of the screen filming the three surfers in the opening sequence.

When Jinx is pressing buttons in the airplane cockpit, the lights next to the buttons are going out before she presses them.

Some of the supposedly native North Koreans speak Korean with terrible accents.

Zao is not a Korean name, it is Chinese. Although many Koreans do have Chinese names, written with Chinese characters, and although Zao is one of them, the Koreans have no "z" sound in their own language and pronounce the name as "Jo" or "Cho".

Korea, whether North or South, does not have surfable beaches.

The level of the drink Bond and Jinx share.

The camouflage uniforms of North Korean Soldiers are actually South Korean civilian reservist uniforms.

Wheel tracks from earlier takes visible early in the ice-lake car chase.

There is a poster advertising the latest model Philishave electric shaver in the supposedly long-abandoned Vauxhall Cross tube station.

While in Cuba, Bond pulls the plug on the surveillance camera facing the hidden door. The wire he unplugs is only the zoom control and the iris control for the lens Without this wire the lens will protect itself by closing. The camera will still work, but the image will be completely black (closed lens).

Bond and Zao are swapped in the middle of a thick evergreen forest. Panmunjom, the only point along the DMZ where one can walk between North and South Korea, is grassy fields and hills.

The ice racer is slowed by a canopy parachute but when Bond is hanging over the ice cliff and gets the chute from the rear it is now a parafoil and its housing has sprung two foot straps.

In saving Jinx, Bond's windshield is destroyed. Several subsequent shots show the windscreen intact.

When Bond orders the Mojito in Cuba, they make it with golden rum, but when the drink is handed to him, it has been (correctly) made with white rum.

The Icelandic car number plates shown in the film do not have the correct typeface (they used the same typeface as on British number plates).

Jinx is badly cut on her torso during the sword fight on the plane. Yet, moments later, when she is with Bond in the Korean hut fiddling with diamonds in her belly, the cut is gone and she is scar-less.

When Bond is talking to M in the subway there is a shot over Bond's shoulder that shows his mouth moving when he is not speaking.

When Jinx comes out of the water, she is wet (obviously). However, when we see her again just a couple of seconds later, she is dry.

The cheque that Jinx gives to Dr. Alvarez is different to the one seen a few shots later. The handwriting is different and the surname has changed from Johnson to Jordan.

When Bond lands after surfing the huge pressure wave, the clouds behind him multiply between shots from a few to a sky-full.

The camera is reflected in the back of the Aston Martin in two different shots when Bond carries Jinx out of the car after saving her.

When Bond escapes from Graves' lair by running down the outside of the dome, the stuntman appears to be wearing sunglasses, while Brosnan, in the shots immediately before and after the stunt, is not.

When Bond escapes and jumps from the boat, his hands are clearly visible at the bottom of the screen after he rebounds from the trampoline.

When Bond is watching the Icarus demonstration, the woman behind him is not wearing sunglasses. In the next shot she is removing a pair of sunglasses.

Near the end of the film Moneypenny is typing on her keyboard, the sound of keys being typed is heard after the words stop moving.

Bond pulls the detonator from his watch and inserts into the explosives, but it is back on his watch when he replaces the diamond tray.

The downward air pressure of a hovercraft would be more than enough to set off a landmine. [Big Grin]

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Spiderman Bloopers


- In the scene where Peter is approaching Uncle Ben after he's been shot, you can notice that Peter is wearing jeans. Peter then decides to seek revenge upon the killer and he storms off into an alley. You can see him taking off his jacket, but he never had time to change his pants from jeans to sweatpants, that he is obviously wearing as he is climbing the wall. Did he find time to take a bathroom break and switch pants before he stormed off to take care of the killer?

- In the scene where Mary Jane is being mugged by four men, Spider-Man throws two of the men into two windows behind Mary Jane. Then the camera goes back to Spider-Man beating up the other two guys. When the camera goes back to Mary Jane the two windows are intact.

- When Peter shoots his web at his bedroom lamp and pulls it across the room, it smashes against the wall and breaks. But when Aunt May is talking to Peter from the door seconds later, the lamp is back on the dresser in one piece.

- In the scene where Norman is getting ready to test himself he lays down on the bed fastens himself in and the doctor goes to the computer. However when it shows him being brought in to the chamber he has several electrodes connected to his chest and head. Wow - self attaching electrodes. What will crazy Oscorp think of next?



- When Peter Parker first discovers he can climb up walls (while in citizen clothing), he tests it out by climbing up a building in an alley. During this scene, you can clearly see his clothes hanging out forwards, indicating that the scene was filmed with him crawling along a floor horizontally.

- The scene at Columbia University was filmed on an unseasonably warm spring day, however, the costume department had provided the high school extras with cold-weather clothing. The real Columbia University students can be seen in the background wearing shorts and t-shirts by contrast.

- When Harry is talking to Mary Jane on the phone, she hangs up on him and his cell phone produces a dial tone. Cell phones do not have a dial tone.

- When Peter is drawing up ideas for his costume the hand is that of comic artist Phil Jimenez, current artist of Wonder. Phil Jimenez is right handed and Tobey is left handed. In one of the cuts the pen is in Tobey's left hand but it shows him drawing with his right.

- In the final cemetery sequence, Peter and MJ square off for a little heart to heart, with MJ touching his face tenderly with her black leather gloves. The camera intercuts between frontal views of both: in hers, her fingers are touching his ear lobe, in his, they are a inch below his ear lobe. In one quick cut of hers, the hand has diappeared completely, then in mid-sentence as they cut back to Peter, it's there again.

- When Peter and his uncle are talking in the car, almost every time the shot changes to Peter you can see the same blond walking by (3 times) and the same redhead (2 times). You will even see one of the female extras stopping and looking in the direction of the car, only to have a male extra appear to tell her to keep walking.

- At the end when Spider-man dumps the brick wall on the Green Goblin, the wall is still in one piece after it's landed in the long shot, but when the Green Goblin sticks out his hand in close-up, he pushes it up through rubble. Where's that come from?

- During the scene where the apartment building is on fire- the lady whose baby is still inside points directly up and exclaims "what's that?", while Spiderman is still swinging towards the fire from several blocks away.

- When Peter is learning about his new improved eye-sight, he takes off and puts on his glasses a few times. When he puts them on, the whole screen gets fuzzy, but only what you see through the lenses should be fuzzy, not the area outside the lenses too.

- During the Festival, when the Green Goblin throws the bomb under the balcony the windows above the balcony all break, but when Spider-man goes to save MJ the Green Goblin catches Spider-man and slams him into the the window and the glass breaks again.

- During the bridge scene the tram/cable car was obviously anchored on the other end when the Green Goblin was holding it to make Spider-Man choose which one to save, but after he drops it and when Spider-Man grabs the tram/cable car to keep it from falling, it is no longer anchored, instead it became sort of an yo-yo and somehow was secured at the end of the snapped cable.

- When Green Goblin is holding MJ off the bridge, she's wearing house shoes. She starts flailing her legs. Two of the shoes fall off, but she still has one on her foot. Was she wearing three shoes?

- In the final battle, the blood on Spider-Man's chin and under his nose keeps disappearing and reappearing.

- When the tram with all the kids is falling, the kids are yelling. The adult behind them isn't yelling & looks bored.

- At the beginning of the movie when Peter is chasing after the school bus you can cleary see a bridge ahead of the bus. But niether the bus, nor Parker, go under the bridge.

- At the bridge scene, MJ begins to climb down the steel cable, then the Green Goblin swoops in, attacks Spider-man and causes her to fall a considerable distance, yet she manages to catch on to the rail on the cable car. Now unless MJ has super powers of her own, cathing on to a rail after falling from that distance would be nearly impossible. Her arms would be yanked right out of the socket.

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The Matrix Reloaded 2


In the scene where Neo is sitting on the bench next to the Oracle, there is one quick shot of the fence area where Smith comes in. In spraypaint on the metal fence it has "ONE" written across it diagonally up to the right. When the oracle leaves and Agent Smith comes through the fence entrance the spraypainted "ONE" has disappeared.

In the scene where Morpheus is sitting in the chair near the end of the movie giving his "War and fate" speech you can see the microphone and camera in his sunglasses. This is repeatedly seen during the whole scene.

During the car chase on the freeway a red Miata is seen on left side of the lane, the scene cuts to a frontal shot and the Miata can be seen in the back of the car, and then back to the left in the following scene.

During the freeway scenes, the sword Morpheus used as a foot hold to grab the keymaker keeps moving. It was at arms length from the top when he inserted it; when Morpheus was standing on it, the sword was a whole body length below the top; when Morpheus took the sword out in his fight against the agent, it was back in its original position.

During the car chase, the albino twins shoot out most of the windows in the car that Trinity and Morpheus are driving in. But every time they cut to a shot of them inside of the car, the windows are intact and there is no shattered glass to be seen.

After Niobe's car windshield gets smashed by Morpheus we see a side view of Morpheus jumping from Niobe's car to the semi truck. In this view we can see that Niobe's windshield is no longer broken.

In the highway fight scene between Morpheus and an Agent, the truck they are riding passes the same energy plant seen in the background at least twice. And at times it seems they are about to pass it and in another shot it's far away again.

In the 100 agent Smith fight, you can see that there are many Smiths that don't look like Smith at all. Also, for the ones that have Smiths face digitally painted on them, when they turn around you can see that the backs of their heads are all different. And if you look closely you'll notice that some of the broken benches are suddenly fixed again.

When Neo flies away from the hundred Smiths, we see the Smiths watch and start to wander their seperate ways but if you watch the Smiths as they walk off (except for the last three) their hair changes from Smith's style to the style of the stuntmen used for the sequence.

There is never any gasoline in any car or motorcycle that is transported on a truck. How did Trinity steal it?

When Trinity is riding on the motorcycle and being chased by the police, she dodges a car which is shown crossing the lanes and heading for a head on collision with the police cars. But when the scene switches to a reverse angle during the chase, the car is still in the lane and has yet to cross over.

When Neo first steps off the Nebuchadnezzar and is walking away from the camera, he has no data hookup port on the back of his head whatsoever. It is not further up on his head or partially covered by his hair, it is missing entirely.

In the second scene, Morpheus's connection that is supposed to be in the back of his neck is missing, and Neo's connection is farther up on his head, covered by his hair now.

In the scene at the restaurant when they meet with Merovingian, he and his wife have a chair between them, but in another shot from behind them, they are sitting right next to each other.

Befor Neo goes to see the Oracle, he must fight the keeper. They start fighting on the tables. The tables have bowls on them. You can see one of the bowls gets kicked hard and then re-appears 2 shots later.

During the car chase on the freeway, an agent does a spectacular jump onto the hood of a moving car, crushing it and causing it to flip over. As the car flips over, you can see that there is no driver in it. You can also see that the gas tank of the car used in the stunt had been removed before the scene.

In the scene where Trinity and the Keymaker are being chased by the agents on the freeway watch closely when the left rear tire gets blown out. First you see the car riding on the rim, then in the next shot the tire is perfect again, but when the car comes to a stop the tire is flat again.

When Trinity and Neo have sex, the plug on the back of Neo's head is much larger than in any other scene.

When Persephone is in the bathroom she is re-applying her pale colored lipstick and talking to the crew. But in the followong scene, when she exits the bathroom, you can see a visible dark outline around her lips. Where did the dark line come from? She only was shown using lipstick and not applying a lip liner.

When Agent Smith stands in the way of Neo, Morpheus and the keymaker, in the close up of Smith's face you see that his glasses reflect an empty corridor, although the 3 other people are supposed to be standing right in front of him.

At the beginning of the fight scene between Neo and the henchmen, they shoot probably hundreds of bullets at him, out of many weapons. Assault rifles, and submachineguns both. When you see the bullets, they all look the same caliber and length. Not all SMGs fire the same caliber, and there are certainly no cartridges common to Assault Rifles and SMGs.

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In the film, 'Titanic', when Jack walks through the french doors for dinner with Rose and her family, a camera man's reflection can be seen on the glass.

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During one scene in 'The Sound of Music', an orange box can be clearly seen stamped with the words 'Produce of Israel'. The film was set in 1938, ten years before Israel was founded.

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Some of the chariot racers in 'Ben Hur' were seen to be wearing wristwatches.

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In the 1985 movie, 'Falling in Love', a reflection of the camera can be seen in a mirror.

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Esteemed actor Richard Harris was seen wearing an elastoplast on his neck when playing King Arthur in the film 'Camelot'.

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Edward G Robinson's character in 'The Last Gangster' gets sent to Alcatraz in 1927. This was probably not as bad a sentence as you might imagine since the prison wasn't opened there until 1934.

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In one scene from this movie a young boy who is nothing to do with the film is scene moving across the set. Later, when this was discovered, no-one knew who he was and rumours started to spread about a possible haunting.

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Television ariels can clearly be seen on the roofs of Victorian London in the comedy, 'The Wrong Box'.

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A red London bus can be seen in the background of one of the battle scenes from the Arthurian legend film, 'Excalibur'.

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