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(2009)

Goofs

Jump to: Character error (2) | Continuity (1) | Errors in geography (1) | Factual errors (4) | Revealing mistakes (3)

Character error 

While Malcolm Tucker might consider "climb the mountain of conflict" would be something a "Nazi Julie Andrews" might say, it was Marjorie McKay (ghosting for Peggy Wood, who played the Mother Abbess) and not Julie Andrews who sang "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" in The Sound of Music (1965).
Liza Weld is sometimes referred to as Liza Wells, most notably when Toby is first introducing her to Judy and Simon.
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Continuity 

In the scene where Malcolm is walking outside the White House talking on the phone, he walks a segment from a light pole to a police car with very few people around. However, when Judy hangs up and the camera switches to face the fat man, Malcolm is back in the first light pole and the place is suddenly crowded. Then the camera turns around and shows the police car ahead which is now surrounded by a group of people on Segways.
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Errors in geography 

When Malcolm Tucker leaves the White House urgently for the State Department, he is seen running eastwards on Pennsylvania Avenue, and in the following scene past the Willard Hotel on E St NW. This route would take him directly away from the State Department, which is west of the White House.
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Factual errors 

Simon and Toby land in DC at what seems to be the afternoon (it is still full daylight, there are no long shadows and they proceed to the hotel and discuss what they'll do that evening). They phone Judy in London to arrange transport for them. She is woken by the call in what she says is the middle of the night. But DC is only 5 hours behind London, so it should be no later than mid-evening there.
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The United Nations emblem portrayed in the film is incorrect (the chief difference being the emblem's map of the world presented as a cylindrical rather than an azimuthal projection).
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Toby mentions he met Liza while she was a Kennedy scholar at his college in Cambridge. In reality, Kennedy Scholarships are for British students to study at Harvard or MIT.
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The Bose 901's being used as PA speakers at an international meeting near the beginning of the film are turned around. The two cones showing on 901 speakers are on their backs. Ordinarily the purpose of such a sound system at a meeting is to amplify what is said, and employing them backwards defeats their purpose.
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Revealing mistakes 

Despite appearing less sober and inhibited, Liza and Toby are drinking bottles of Beck's non-alcoholic (blue label) at the bar in the Washington D.C. club.
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General Miller (James Gandolfini) is wearing a unit patch on his left shoulder. However, officers assigned to the Pentagon, since they are not officially assigned to units, do not wear a shoulder patch. At the apparent time of the movie (pre-Iraq), even the current generic square US Army patch was not as yet authorized.
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British outlets are seen in both the Washington hotel and United Nations scenes.
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