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Act of Valor (2012) Poster

(2012)

Goofs

Anachronisms 

While in Somalia taking pictures of "Bulldog" the Canon 20D (2004) viewfinder display shown is incorrect. Battery Power and ISO wasn't introduced until Canon 60D (2010).

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

The Foley artist chose the wrong sound effect for the camera used by the recon team in Somalia. The camera used is a Canon 20D digital SLR, while the sound produced when the operator releases the shutter is that of a 35mm film SLR with a motorized film drive. Since digital SLRs use an imaging sensor instead of film, they do not need a film advance drive and would not make that sound. Instead, you would hear the click of the shutter followed by a much more rapid whir of the shutter curtains being reset.

Continuity 

When in a two truck convoy traveling through the cartel-controlled area of Mexico, the first half of the trip features a GMC and an International dump truck. The second half features a GMC, still in the lead, but the second truck is now a Freightliner.
The bus which the terrorists left in was #14 (large no. above front windshield above front passenger) but they pulled into 'milk factory' and unloaded from #15.
Mexico, the first (GMC) dump-truck hits a car located in the street parked to stop it. After the crash you can see actual damages on the right side, the light and the metallic bumper of the truck. In subsequent scenes the side, the light and the bumper have no damage at all.
While riding the rigid hull boats en-route to assault the Mexican town, Chief Dave's M4 does not have a AN/PEQ-15 laser sight. Later, during the assault on the town, he has one.

Crew or equipment visible 

During the Jungle Raid, the second guard is shot and the three-man team emerges from the water. We see the lead SEAL's point of view as he makes his way on the embankment and after he passes below the larger tree branch, at least two silhouettes of crew members are clearly seen kneeling at the top of the bank on the right side of the screen behind the shrubs. The following shot is from the position of those crew members.

Errors in geography 

The male CIA Agent meeting up with Agent Morales in Costa Rica claims to have ridden his motorcycle from Colombia that day. There are no roads between Central and South American. The Pan-American Highway is broken up by a virtually impassable section called the Darien Gap. Vehicles have to be transported from one to the other.
At the beginning of the film, there was a shot which is supposed to be in the Philippines, but if you look closely, some store names are printed in the Indonesian or Malay language. Also in the Philippines, there are no Buddhist spirit houses in any school grounds. The film showed a typical Thai/Cambodian school with spirit houses. The school uniforms were also typical of Thai/Cambodian students.
In the beginning, there are GPS coordinates for the Philippines. It says 30 degrees North on the super. Philippines lies between 11-17 degrees North latitude.

Factual errors 

Motorcycle plate numbers in the Philippines comprise a 4-digit number followed by 2 letters. And though the ice cream truck bears a correct plate number convention for 4-wheel vehicles (3-letter and 3 number), the color of the plate is red, which is issued for government/official vehicles only.
The lens used on the Canon 20D to take near photos of the weapon transport hasn't got anywhere near the magnification shown in the film. Thus, the viewfinder pictures are taken from a different position, or with a much bigger lens.
At the beginning of the film, the spelling for the International School shall be 'Sekolah Internasional' instead of 'Seolah Internasional'; which is an Indonesian or Malay language not Philippines.

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