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The Last of the Mohicans (1992) Poster

Goofs

Revealing mistakes 

Just after they send their canoes down the waterfall and right before going into the cave, the water on the left edge of the waterfall vanishes and reappears as it is falling. Patches of the water appear to have been digitally cut out.
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Anachronisms 

As the British are leaving Fort William Henry, two buses are visible in the background as the British General rides by.
The flare launched from Fort William Henry, during the bombardment scene was equipped with a parachute to provide longer use. This type of flare was not invented until shortly before the First World War.
When Hawkeye is hunting at the beginning of the movie, there is a chain link fence in the background.
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Telephone pole visible on the left side of the screen when the argument over the burial takes place.
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The bars of the cell in Fort William Henry, in which Hawkeye was detained, were deformed reinforcing rod (rebar). Reinforcing rod was not used in construction until at least 1848, but deformed rod requires specialized rolling machinery which did not exist at that time.
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When the British leave the Fort, a propane gas bottle, a plastic box and bucket made of stainless steel can be seen as the soldiers go down the ramp.
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At Cameron's Cabin, Uncas say's they saw fields belonging to Chief Joseph Brandt. This was supposed to be set in 1757, Chief Brandt would have been about 16 years old and wasn't a war Chief yet. In fact he would have been in Connecticut at Wheelock's school.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

Duncan can be heard translating one of the lines from French before it is spoken.
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When Cora, Alice and Duncan have been taken prisoner by Magua and his men, the branch that Cora "breaks" is broken before she falls into it.
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When Major Heyward's company enters the forest for the first time, the drum tempo does not match the marching of the soldiers.
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Continuity 

Hawkeye shoots a Huron who drops his gun. The gun falls off of a rock and then in the next shot reappears on the rock for Hawkeye to grab as he runs by.
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As they are climbing rocks along the river, Uncas looks back at Alice. His earring has changed sides. (The shot was flopped)
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Maj. Duncan delivers a dispatch to Gen. Web. After he reads it, Gen. Web puts it completely rolled up and straight ahead in front of him. Subsequently it appears placed crosswise and a little open.
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When the party going to Fort William Henry is attacked, Alice's hair is pinned up in a complex pattern. However, a few minutes later her hair is completely down and there is no evidence that it was ever done up at all.
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Just before Chingachgook gives Magua the final blow. The shot shows Magua standing upright, the next shot just before Chingachgook hits him he's already bending over.
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During the scene at Fort William Henry where the colonials are arguing with General Munro about releasing them to go back to their farms, Cora is shown standing in a doorway. In the first scene where she is first shown, the doorway is over her left shoulder. In the subsequent scene, the doorway is over her right shoulder and she ultimately exits through this doorway.
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After Chingachook delivers the final blow that kills Magua the first shot is of him from the waist up. He begins to raise his right foot to disengage Magua's body from the war club blade. The next shot shows his left foot raised and disengaging Magua's body from the blade of the club.
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When Cora is in the bedroom with Alice, her hair in braid over her right shoulder, in the next, it is over her left shoulder.
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As the British Army is retreating from Fort William-Henry, Magua ambushes the British. At one point in the battle, Major Duncan Heyward is commanding a small group of British soldiers. Most of them get killed, and he begins to run away. The bayonet on his rifle disappears soon after he shoots one of the Indians.
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During the messenger runner sequence, the sky above Hawkeye and the others changes between shots, showing different cloud patterns and periods of twilight.
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Crew or equipment visible 

If you look very carefully during the opening, just as the elk emerges from the trees, you can see a man wearing a red hat, moving right next to the elk.
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When the troops are leaving the fort there are two big red and white buses as well as a blue and white umbrella on the beach.
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After Fort William Henry has surrendered, the assistant director is visible at the bottom of the screen, wearing a blue baseball cap and waving a megaphone.
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Diver visible at the bottom of the waterfall.
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Factual errors 

There are a number of scenes at Fort William Henry where Scottish or Highland soldiers in highland regalia are depicted , there were no Scottish or Highland soldiers present, the two regiments present were the 35th Foot (Sussex) and the 60th Foot (Royal American) who wore conventional British Infantry uniforms, not highland.
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Hawkeye first sees the bombardment of the fort on the far side of an island. There is no island in Lake George anywhere near the fort.
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The French are seen lighting the bomb fuses in their mortars and then firing the mortars, when by the Seven Years' War it was discovered that the flash was sufficient to ignite the fuse on a bomb (and indeed safer).
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Plot holes 

When Colonel Munro learns that General Webb has sent reinforcements to another fort only 12 miles away, he orders that a runner be sent. On clear, windless nights, the sounds of cannon fire can travel up to 50 miles. So General Webb would have known that Munro's fort was under attack.
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Revealing mistakes 

Gray rock-textured canvas, presumably covering modern trail signs or graffiti, is clearly visible in final scenes. Hawkeye bumps a canvas while running through underpass, and a larger portion is visible as he returns to embrace Cora after Magua's death.
When Chingachgook hits Magua's arm with the war club, the club bends, showing that it was actually rubber.
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When Major Heyward and Cora Munro first meet and discuss marriage, there is a large sheet on a washing line flapping violently in the wind. However, none of the three characters in this scene is remotely affected by the wind.
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(around 1:36:01) Hawk eye brushes against a rock which is in fact a canvas prop.
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