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(2011)

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Jump to: Character error (2) | Continuity (7) | Errors in geography (6) | Factual errors (3) | Revealing mistakes (3)

Character error 

When Oleg and Evgeni are making fun of Belchier's Helmet/Mother, the back-up goalie has his leg pads on the wrong legs.
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Dr. Glatt states that he might as well have "Security" on his sweater. The character is supposed to be an American, who would normally call it a jersey. Eugene Levy is from Canada, where it is commonly called a sweater.
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Continuity 

During LaFlamme's last goal Doug Glatt can be seen skating down the right wing even though he is in the locker room with Eva.
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When Doug Glatt has an encounter with goon Ross"the Boss" Rhea, the pack of cigarettes on the diner table changes position several times.
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After the Steelers score a goal in Glatt's first game in Halifax, you can see the scoreboard over center ice during the next face-off. The score is displayed as 0-0. Also, there is only one second off the play clock (it displays 19:59) although the game has been underway for some time.
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Around 50 minutes, Doug has several cuts and bruises on his face, including a blackened left eye, split lip, and cut through his left eyebrow. In the next scenes, the bus ride to Quebec and the subsequent game, his face is completely clear again - no cuts, no scars.
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Ross Rhea is seen reading a magazine article with a picture of Doug Glatt fighting Huntington of the Albany Patriots, yet this fight hasn't happened yet, since the Patriots vs Highlanders game takes place in the next scene.
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When LaFlamme get sent to the penalty box he has the Assistance's "A" on his Jersey despite the fact that it had previously been given to Doug. Doug is also wearing it in the same scene.
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In the final game, after Xavier scores his third goal, when the bench is shown jumping with joy, Xavier is sitting on the bench pouting.
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Errors in geography 

When Doug and Eva go for a drive together and talk outside the car, a concrete building labeled "Manitoba Cold Storage" is visible in the background. Manitoba is at least 2,000 miles away from Halifax.
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The bridge over the railway yards in Orangetown is actually the Arlington Street Bridge in Winnipeg.
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A billboard with the logo of the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) is visible in the "Halifax" hockey arena.
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When the Highlanders face Quebec in Quebec City, the name of the arena is shown as the MTS Centre, which is actually located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The logos for the MTS Centre and advertisements for Manitoba-based companies can be seen throughout the game. Quebec City's main arena is the Colisée Pepsi.
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One of the exterior building shots is that of Kelekis Restaurant, a well known Winnipeg restaurant that has since closed.
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When the Highlanders' bus arrives in Quebec from Halifax, they should be traveling west or north, but the shadows of the signs show they are traveling east.
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Factual errors 

The two Russian players have the last name of Yakovlena, which is impossible since Russian surnames for men never end in -a. For instance, Maria Sharapova's father is named Yuri Sharapov. If anything, their last name would be Yakovlev or Yakovlen in real life.
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The credit for MTL Tomahawk #1 is misspelled as Tomahawak.
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Doug comes out of a convenience store in Halifax carrying a case of beer. You cannot buy beer at convenience stores in Nova Scotia (or, for that matter, in Manitoba, where the film was shot).
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Revealing mistakes 

During the Orangetown Assassins home games early in the film, some of the fans in the stands are clearly cardboard cutouts.
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Though the game shown at the beginning of the movie is between the Albany Patriots and the St. John's Shamrocks, the scoreboard displays the teams as Moose Jaw and Brandon. This scene was filmed at a Western Hockey League game at the Keystone Centre in Brandon, Manitoba. Also, the advertisements on the boards are for local businesses, including The Brandon Sun and Manitoba Telecom Services.
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Halifax's home games were filmed at the PCU Centre in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. In some shots, the PCU Centre logo can be seen on the scoreboard. There are also scoreboard advertisements for Meyers Norris Penny, which does not have offices in Atlantic Canada.
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