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Billion Dollar Brain (1967) Poster

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Factual errors 

At the end soldiers fall in to the sea and quickly sink. However bodies dead or other wise, even carrying heavy rifles, will float in the especially cold, salty dense sea.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

As a plane lands on skids on ice/snow the sound is of tires skidding onto a concrete runway.
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When Harry is held captive with his hands tied behind his back in General Midwinter's firing range, his glasses are on when he is standing up, disappear when he is sitting down but re-appear when he stands up.
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After being freed from detainment, Harry Palmer attends the end of a symphony concert, which is supposed to feature Dmitri Shostakovich's "Leningrad" Symphony, written in 1941 during the siege of Leningrad by German troops. What we hear, however, is the end of Shostakovich's 11th Symphony "The Year 1905". Yet, music from the "Leningrad" symphony is featured later on during Midwinter's speech to his soldiers in Finland and during the final battle on the ice.
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When Palmer first meets Anya beside the lake, there are shadows on the frozen lake in the long shots. In the close shot, the lake is in full sunshine.
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When the 'ice floes' tilt out of the water during the battle sequence, the metal frames they are built on becomes visible.
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Factual errors 

When Harry Palmer is being taken to the concert, he passes a sign in Russian that says "Mopchdt" which is a meaningless unpronounceable misspelling of "Molchat" meaning "silence".
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Viruses cannot be seen in an optical microscope (except perhaps as tiny dots).
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Train wagon in Russia was marked VR which is Finnish Railways acronym meaning Valtion Rautatiet.
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The ice that breaks up under the invading force is not pure white. The edges appear brown and dirty indicating that the ice is not formed from sea water.
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The "viruses" as seen through the microscope are actually bacteria.
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Palmer is seen signing the Official Secrets Act in the car as he's just been re-assigned, after retirement. Civil Servants in fact, sign this just the once on first acceptance and are bound for life. They do not re-sign for specific tasks or missions.
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When the virus-loaded eggs are examined in the secret lab they are extracted from an egg with the yolk. Viruses when bred in eggs do not reproduce in the yolk but in the cells of the living chicken embryo.
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The three 'Russian' bombers taking off to bomb the lorries on the ice-flow are Canberra bombers. It is unlikely that the Russians, even in their Baltic bases, would be using such aircraft
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