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McHale's Navy (1997) Poster

(1997)

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

Character error 

During the climactic sea battle Vladikov is talking into the back of his radio microphone.
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Continuity 

Virgil puts his cigar in his mouth before catching the ice cream from McHale, but in the next shot the cigar is in his hand.
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When Parker poses as Castro, McHale asks the officer for his clothes. The man puts his cigar in his mouth and does it again in the next shot.
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Whenever Vladikov goes to shoot a missile from his boat he always has 2 missiles there
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When Parker's dive suit inflates and he is floating, Virgil and Gruber enter the water to rescue him. The water's depth reaches each man's chest and wets their clothes. However, immediately afterward while in the base, their clothes are completely dry.
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During the final chase scene a boy falls overboard. An Ensign dives overboard to save him while wearing a life vest. The boat chase is at high speed exceeding 30 knots towards an island. The man and the boy beat the high speed boat to shore while swimming.
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(at around 14 mins) Lt. Carpenter has no epaulets on her dress uniform. They appear later in the film, remain, and vanish at the end (01:40:51).
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Factual errors 

In Vladikov's jet-boat the controls are means to be in Russian. They use Cyrillic but all signs are actually nonsense.
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McHale's dress uniform is missing his Command at Sea Pin. Command at Sea Pin is wore by Navy officers who are in command of a sea going vessel
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In the Medal Ceremony at the end of the movie, Lt. Penelope Carpenter uniform is incorrect, in fact, does not exist in its shown form. She would be wearing a dress shirt with a black tie with full sided decorations
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Revealing mistakes 

The "wireless microphone" at the awards scene on the baseball field is clearly just a Shure SM-57 (conventional dynamic mike) without the cable.
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