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Formula 51 (2001) Poster

(2001)

Goofs

Boom mic visible 

When Elmo and Iki are talking in the stadium box during the final match, you can see the boom mic drop in the scene for a second.

Continuity 

At the start of the chase when McElroy and DeSuza get in to the red Jaguar and turn round, you can clearly see damage to the front headlight and bodywork before the car has even bumped in to anything.
When making the jump onto the garbage barge, the Jaguar's hood is shown lifting. It is down in a close-up of the passengers, and then open again in the next shot.
When Felix and McElroy jump the Jaguar onto the garbage barge, you can clearly see that there is nobody there. Then, after the car comes to a stop and they get out, Popeye and his crew are just sitting there, a few feet away on the same garbage piles they crashed into.
While inside the parking garage, Dakota is driving a 1967 Mustang convertible. When she emerges from the parking garage and throws her blond wig away, she is driving a 1965-1966 Mustang.
SPOILER. Whilst Virgil Kane interrogates Leopold Durant, he tells Arthur to face front, pointing with his empty right hand, whilst holding his baton (which is inserted in Leopold Durant's left shoulder) in his left hand. When the scene immediately cuts to Arthur, Virgil Kane is pointing with the baton in his right hand.
When Felix and Dakota are starting to fool around in the bathroom, he pulls up her shirt to show her wearing white panties with coloured spots. When they're in the tub, her panties are white lace.
When Dakota is driving to Vegas and talking to the Lizard on the phone, you can see the telephone poles passing by to her left. Then we see an aerial shot of her pulling over, and the telephone poles are on her right. When she turns around and the aerial shot pulls back, you can see the telephone poles are only on one side of the road, and would not have been visible to her left when she was driving the other way.

Crew or equipment visible 

When Iky presents the weapons to Dakota in the hangar, a shadow is visible on the right-hand side of the bench on which the weapons are placed. As the camera moves backwards, so does the shadow, indicating it belongs to either team or equipment.

Errors in geography 

When Elmo and Felix are driving around Liverpool, they go from Liverpool town center to Old Swan (about 4 miles away), then back to the town center in a matter of seconds.

Factual errors 

When they are in the box at Anfield (the Liverpool football club stadium) their box looks out across the centenary stand, suggesting that their box is in the main stand. However, there are no executive boxes in the main stand, the box would have to have been located in the centenary stand, making the view from their box impossible.
When Felix and McElroy go into the pub in Manchester, the sign outside says Manchester United vs Liverpool, suggesting that the game was being played at Manchester United's home, Old Trafford, whereas it's actually being played at Anfield, Liverpool's home stadium.

Revealing mistakes 

When DeSouza and McElroy are being chased in the red Jaguar, you can see that there are pyrotechnics under the car as it pulls of the sidewalk.
When Dakota and Felix are fooling around in the bath-tub, they throw their underpants onto the floor. Yet Felix still is wearing white underpants, visible for some seconds when he's turning around in the tub.
Just before Felix and McElroy are spotted in the ally, the police drive past, yet to simulate reversing, the editors simply rewind the footage.

Spoilers 

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The chemical formula on the back of the postcard shows some of the hydrogen (H) atoms forming 2 bonds which hydrogen does not do. However, the chemical formula is a complete and total sham - a vital, integral plot point, so naturally it would have errors in it.

See also

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