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Camel Spiders (TV Movie 2011) Poster

(2011 TV Movie)

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Continuity 

After hot-wiring the truck to escape the spiders, when they use the truck to escape from the bombing run, the keys are clearly visible and used to start the truck.
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When we see the coffin being transported in the back of the army truck, there is no seating space along the sides. Later when everyone from the diner get off the truck, there is fixed seating.
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The police car has no official license plates, just regular ones from California, although it is stated that the events take place in Arizona.
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The army truck crash supposedly happens at an intersection, yet when we see the scene from the trooper's point of view, there is no road behind or ahead the truck.
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When the diners escape in the army truck, the cargo is there, but the crate containing the corporal's body is missing.
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After the professor tells the students to count the number of legs, one student exclaims that there are only six legs. When the view switches back to the bug, there are four legs on the side facing the camera, along with a fifth appendage at chest level on the same side. When the bug faces the camera, the other side mirrors with the four legs and appendage.
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The hole in the coffin from where the spiders escape disappear after the army truck crash.
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The exterior view from the inside of the police car during the car chase scene doesn't match the scenery outside (i.e. the sky has a different tone, there is more vegetation, etc.)
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In the accident, the driver of the military truck flies forward before the vehicle has been struck by the other car.
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A police car pursuit ends up with the suspect's SUV crashing into the army truck transporting the coffin and the weapons. Seconds later, nor the truck or the two army personnel appear to have been damaged or injured in any way.
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When we see the coffin in the back of the truck, it appears they are driving through somewhat rough terrain, yet when the scene cuts to the two soldiers talking in the front, it seems they are driving through a really smooth highway.
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Factual errors 

Camel spiders are solifugids, not true spiders.
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Although solifugids are fast compared to other large insects, arachnids and other invertebrates, top speed is about 10 mph or one-third as fast as a good human sprinter.
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Solifugids do not spin webs.
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Anything given as fact about the "spiders" in this movie is probably wrong.
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The biggest solifugids have a leg span of about five inches. Many of the ones shown in the movie were much larger.
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Solifugids are not venomous, with the possible exception of one species in India (Rhagodes nigrocinctus).
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Solifugids don't make sounds.
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When they fire their guns, they never have to reload, and the guns never eject spent cartridges.
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The Sergeant's camoflague uniform is a different pattern that the Captain's. She has no name tape or US ARMY on her jacket. She also never wears a cap or a helmet.
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The Captain's rank should be on the front of his BDU jacket. His cap appears to be a USMC issue and it should have silver, not subdued CPT bars on it.
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Miscellaneous 

During the firefight with the Taliban at the beginning of the film, several of the M-4 carbines have no rear sights.
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Revealing mistakes 

When entering the basement, St. Shelly comments on how no one must have been down there in a very long time. The corridor is filled with battery-powered Coleman lamps.
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