Deep Impact (1998)
ContinuityAbout 10 minutes in the movie when Jenny's mother, Robin, is being corrected by Jenny on Chloe's correct name, we first see Robin from her back just holding a cigarette with her right hand while the other hand is seen empty and disappearing away. The next shot facing Robin now shows her also holding and setting her watch with both hands. P.S.: Please feel free to correct my description in better and more concise terms as needed, french is my first language.
Crew or equipment visible
Errors in geography
Incorrectly regarded as goofs
Audio/visual unsynchronisedThe cheering-crowd sounds in the final shot do not match the visual of the crowd, which is standing still and impassive.
ContinuityAfter the Biederman portion of the comet hits, there is a shot of the larger Wolf comet as it approaches the earth. The earth is seen with North and South America visible, and clouds throughout the atmosphere. The devastation of the clouds and even the "shifted" East Coast shore from the Biederman impact should be seen, but is not.
ContinuityAfter Jenny makes her way out of the studio and collects her mothers jewelry she can be seen sitting on a street bench in the pouring rain. The camera (using a passing car to obstruct view) switches from two different angles of her sitting, and a car driving away from her appears that the viewers would have seen pass her in the previous camera angle.
Errors in geographyThe impact off Cape Hatteras forms a tsunami that we are told washes inland as far as the Ohio River valley. Given what we are told about its height, it actually could reach no farther than the Appalachian Mountains. If any part of the tsunami reached the land north or south of the mountains, either by a direct route across land or by diffraction around the end of Florida and then moving north, it would be too attenuated by this to continue as far as the Ohio River.
Errors in geographyThe direction of the wave varies in several shots during the New York destruction sequence. Examples:
- When the wave hits the Statue of Liberty it is observed coming from behind it, which in reality would have been coming from the Jersey City side. The problem is that that the wave would be coming from a northwesterly direction as it is shown. The wave was really supposed to be coming from the southeast. So the wave should have hit the front of the statue instead of the back.
- When the wave reaches Washington Square Park. (The Washington Square arch is actually on the uptown side of the park, while the wave should be coming from farther downtown. But it makes for a nicer shot that way.)
- In the overhead shot of the Chrysler Building the wave is shown impacting it directly from the east whereas it should have been coming from a more southernly direction.
- The head of the Statue of Liberty and the debris is shown advancing underwater by the current in a southeasterly direction on Wall Street even though the wave came from that direction.