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(1989)

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Factual errors 

When Rae pulls John aboard, it is dark, yet the side of the yacht is brightly lit.
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Jump to: Continuity (3) | Crew or equipment visible (1) | Factual errors (1) | Plot holes (1) | Revealing mistakes (2) | Spoilers (4)

Continuity 

At the end of the film, the suds from the shampoo in Rae's hair disappear.
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During the first part of the sex scene Hughie rips off Rae's shorts and underwear. When she slips on a robe to go run up on deck and get the shotgun, she is wearing a white thong underneath her robe.
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When the row boat is being rowed to meet the white boat the sea is rough, but when the white boat is sailing to meet it the sea is completely flat.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Rae tells Hughie to get the canopy down, he shuts the door and we see Rae through a mirror while she gets the shotgun; the camera is briefly visible in the mirror before quickly moving out of sight.
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Factual errors 

In the scene where Rae is loading the shotgun, you can see the primers of the shotgun shells that have already been fired.
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Plot holes 

After Hughie captures the yacht, John rows back to the schooner. Halfway the movie the row-boat is still visible tied behind the schooner. Yet, as the schooner is sinking, John escapes by a raft. Why didn't he use the row-boat?
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Revealing mistakes 

In the final scene where Sam Neil shoots Billy Zane through the sail with a flare you can tell by the shadow of Zane that his head is faced sideways. The flare goes into Zane's mouth however killing him which can only mean Zane was facing Neil when he fired the flare at him.
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Before Rae and Hughie move on the floor to have sex Rae and Hughie are fully clothed. When they drop onto the floor Hughie is naked while Rae is only partially dressed.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

When John is trapped in the sinking boat and has to resort to using the pipe to breathe, it's clearly visible that there is no air at all in the room he's in. When he notices a fish got into the room, you can see air pockets in the ceiling.
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Continuity 

When Rae is at the helm of the boat after she had tied Hughie up she is wearing make up in the shot before she was not. As the scenes changes between John drowning and her steering she gradually has more make up.
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Continuity 

In the final scene, Jon fires a flare through the sail, creating a hole. In the next shot, no hole is visible in the sail.
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Revealing mistakes 

On several occasions, namely when John is pounding on the hatch after he runs out of air when trapped inside the ship, and when he swims out, we can see water running out of the ship above the water line. This couldn't happen if unless water was being pumped into the ship, or it was being hoisted out of the water, which we know it wasn't.
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