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127 Hours (2010) Poster

(2010)

Goofs

Anachronisms 

In Aron's guidebook, at the top left of the map, there is an inset with an elevation profile. On the elevation profile, "Aron Ralston's chokestone" is labeled. This label actually appears in current versions of the guidebook.
Though the film takes place in 2003, modern-styled (2008) Mountain Dew and Pepsi cans can be seen during Aron's dream sequence when he attends the party.
During the flashback to the game where Aron's girlfriend walks out on him, an ad for the Motorola phone, Droid, can be seen although there was no such thing at the time.
When Aron takes the Capital One credit card out of his wallet, the logo that is on the card did not come out until 2008.
In both scenes with Brian, Aron's boss, he is wearing a T-shirt that can be identified as being a product of the website www.someecards.com. This website did not launch until 2007, but the movie is set in 2003.
During the Utah Jazz game, the logo on the court is one that was not used until 2004, when the Jazz changed their color scheme.

Continuity 

The film takes place over 6 days, however, Aron's facial hair never increases in length over the course of the movie. No stubble appears and his mustache and chin hair remained the same.
Aron could only manage to get his watch off using his mouth. Then a few scenes later, the watch is back on his wrist.
When Aron's comes out of the mountain, there is blood on his chin and then he takes lot of water, which removes that blood stains but when he starts to walk the blood appears again.
At the beginning of the scene where Aron takes inventory of his supplies after being pinned by the boulder he is hatless. Partway through the scene he inexplicably suddenly has a hat on.
When Aron is cutting off his arm, his mouth goes from being bloody, to clean, then bloody again.
In the final scene of the film, when Aron is swimming in the family pool, his arm is gone in close up shots however when the angle changes to a birds eye view directly above, both arms are visible as he swims.
When the camera is first used to record himself, the battery life changes from 3/4 full to 1/2 full and then back again before fading away.
After crashing with his bike in the beginning of the movie, Aron clearly lies a couple of feet away from it. When he takes a photo of himself a few seconds later, however, he suddenly lies with his head on top of the bike.
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(at around 1h 23 mins) When Aron plops into the water pool after freeing himself, his hat comes off in the water. Then he rises to kneeling, drinking and splashing water on face and head. In at least one quick shot of this, his hat is on.
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When Aron and the girls are taking a the photo, feathers are visible in the girl's hair. When he snaps the photo, the feather has jumped to the other side of the girl in green's head. Her necklace is outside of her shirt then tucked in, and the rock in the background is differently colored and patterned.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Aron is watching the film of Kristi and Megan in the pool on his camera, it moves too far to the left, so a hand is seen pushing the camera back into shot. This can't be Aron's hand as he's holding the camera.
During one of the time-lapse sequences of the desert, a person becomes visible for a very short time. They appear in about 5 spots on the screen, only for about one frame.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

In the initial scene where Aron tries to move the boulder it can be seen to wobble slightly. However, it's described in his book Between a Rock and a Hard Place that when Aron tries to first move the boulder it does wobble slightly, trapping his hand further. He then proceeds to move the boulder back to release the added pressure he caused by moving it.
After the boulder initially lands on Aron's arm he decides to remove his backpack to see what he can use to help him get out of this situation. He pulls off the backpack from both shoulders with a fair amount of ease despite his right arm being trapped under a rock and incapacitated. However, although not shown, all he had to do was undo the buckle on the right shoulder strap.

Revealing mistakes 

When Aron and the two girls are taking their final photo together, the frame that becomes the photo includes the camera that is supposedly taking the photo.
When Aron rides his bike off the top of his truck, the camera pushes through the back doors of the vehicle. This vehicle appears to be a cargo van (similar to one that crew may use for transport) with doors that open from the center. This cannot be Aron's vehicle as he drives a truck with tailgate and a canopy.

Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Aron is interviewing himself as a guest on a breakfast show, toward the end of the piece, facing his video camera and back to the audience, the image on the video camera screen does not match his actual movements.

Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The "127 hours" of the title refers to the time of his uninterrupted experience, beginning with when he woke up that first morning in his truck until he passed out from the morphine in the hospital after being rescued, not just the time trapped by the boulder.

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