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(1973)

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Jump to: Boom mic visible (1) | Character error (1) | Continuity (6) | Factual errors (3) | Revealing mistakes (3) | Spoilers (1)

Boom mic visible 

While Miles is describing the artifacts from the 1970s.
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Character error 

The "AIRES" project is apparently misspelled on the visible screens during the scientific briefing. If, in fact, it refers to the astrological sign or constellation, it would be spelled "Aries." If it refers to the god of war, it should be spelled "Ares."

Continuity 

Luna's shoes change from high heels to flats when she crosses the lake on Miles' back (in the "raft" costume).
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When Miles is stuck in a tree, he is wearing blue jeans, but both before and after that, his pants are black.
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When Miles is first awoken from the cryogenic freezing process he has tin foil under his suit. During the process of sitting up, the foil mysteriously disappears from around his neck/chest area.
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In the hospital Woody Allen's character has on his doctors hat on wrong purposefully. However, in the chase scenes while fleeing and outside the hospital it changes and is on correctly like Diane Keaton's character.
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During her party, Luna suggests that everybody go for a swim. But when she and Miles are running from the police she claims she cannot swim.
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In the final chase scene, the all-white futuristic vehicle is replaced briefly by another all-white futuristic vehicle of a different design, including a black trim.
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Factual errors 

The Volkswagen could not possibly start after 200 years in a cave. Gasoline typically has a 30 day shelf life. After 30 days the aromatic parts of the gasoline noticeably start to evaporate, and it begins a chemical breakdown process into gum, resin and varnish which cause misfires and poor starts, poor performance, and could cause engine damage. Degraded fuel in a running engine also leaves deposits in the carburetor plugging essential passages and can also leave deposits on the intake valve stem causing it to hang up and not close properly or even not to close at all.
The Volkswagen's battery would have long since died.
The rubber tires on the Volkswagen could not have survived 200 years in the open air.

Revealing mistakes 

When Luna swings across a creek the action is performed by a male stunt double in a wig and the character's outfit.
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The tow cable for the raft costume is visible.
When Miles is trying to escape with the flying device (the one that mounts in the back) the tow cables are visible in one shot

Spoilers 

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Plot holes 

The whole point of reviving Miles is to have someone without any record in order to infiltrate the Aries Project, but Luna is able to do so just as easily despite the fact that she is a known fugitive.

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