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Life of Pi (2012) Poster

(2012)

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Character error 

Early in the movie, Pi says that Hinduism has 33 million Gods and Goddesses. In Indian English, the word 'crore', which means 10 million, is used rather than million. A fundamental belief in Hinduism is that there are 33 crore Gods and Goddesses. This converts to 330 million, not 33 million. (The use of million rather than crore may be a translation for the benefit of the audience, rather than a goof.)
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One of the Japanese investigators claims that bananas do not float. This can be easily proven wrong with a simple experiment, fresh bananas do indeed float.
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When standing in French class talking about his name, Pi writes the number pi to nine digits after the decimal point. According to mathematical rounding rules the ninth digit should be 4, not 3 (pi = 3.14159 26535 89793 ... ).
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Continuity 

In the flying fish scene Pi fights Richard Parker with a boat hook. In one shot, the boat hook has a splintered end but then is completely restored.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Adult Pi is telling the story, the camera is reflected in his eyes.
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Factual errors 

When Pi's father is going to feed the goat. The goat is outside the cage but after Richard Parker has made his move its on the inside. The goat shouldn't get behind the bars whole.
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Miscellaneous 

During the entire time Pi is stranded, his beard does not grow even though his hair does.
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Revealing mistakes 

When the ship rolls in the storm, the bedroom where Pi and his brother are sleeping is perfectly still.
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To demonstrate animal behavior, Pi's father lets a live goat to be fed to Richard Parker. His worker comes in and ties a goat with a rope to the iron bar of the cage. Goat is outside the cage facing Pi and the family. Then the worker opens the second door so the tiger could come through. The thing that would happen if the tiger comes in and attack the goat who's outside the cage is, the goat will jump backwards to the maximum the rope will allow and the tiger's head will get smashed against the iron bars of the cage injuring him. Correct way is to tie the goat inside of the cage and then let the tiger in through the second door and watch what happens.
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