Edit
The Last Detail (1973) Poster

Goofs

Jump to: Character error (2) | Continuity (4) | Errors in geography (1) | Factual errors (1)

Character error 

Many of the actors playing Marines wear their hair too long. Additionaly, many sport sideburns. According to Marine Corps grooming regulations, sideburns will not extend below the top of the orifice of the ear.
2 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
In Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism, prayer beads include two strands which hang on the left hand and three strands on the right while chanting with palms pressed together. When Donna is seen in profile chanting for Meadows, her prayer beads appear opposite from the correct arrangement with three strands on the left hand.
0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Continuity 

About 50 minutes into the movie, the trio are walking by Gate 4 at the train station. One of the Marines they are about to fight is walking ahead of them. Moments later, the same Marine and several others are walking behind them.
1 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
Badass & Mule take off their SP bands and white utility belts before brawling with the Marines in Penn Station NYC, and afterwards run off without them. Much later when leaving the Boston Hotel, they're wearing them again.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When Meadows takes his first bite of his first hot dog dipped in mustard, he opens his mouth - and his tongue is already stained bright yellow.
0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink
When Meadows is in the office waiting to leave for prison, the camera is focused on his shoes, which are all scuffed, but in later scenes his shoes are shined.
0 of 1 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Errors in geography 

An exterior shot of the their train traveling eastbound from New York to Boston in actuality is passing a water tower in Secaucus, New Jersey which is west of New York and not en route.
Is this interesting? Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

Factual errors 

The MAA Master Chief is not wearing a Master-at-Arms rating badge, he is wearing a Boatswain mate rating badge. The Master At Arms rating was disestablished in 1921, but was officially re-established on 1 August 1973. Therefore, as the story takes place, a Master Chief Boatswain's Mate being assigned the collateral duty of MAA is entirely accurate.
3 of 3 found this interesting Interesting? | Share this
Share this: Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Permalink

See also

Trivia | Crazy Credits | Quotes | Alternate Versions | Connections | Soundtracks

Contribute to This Page