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Reign of the Gargoyles (TV Movie 2007) Poster

(2007 TV Movie)

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Anachronisms 

High tension power lines seen several times during the bridge scenes.
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One of the characters is listed as a B-51 Pilot. The B-51 was a low flying fast attack jet bomber that had not been invented yet (as opposed to the high flying famous B-52) The production probably meant "P-51" pilot, which was the famous "Mustang".
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When the B-17 goes down, the radioman uses the plane's nickname instead of its call sign when sending out a mayday. Further, the mayday is sent over a voice radio which was used for short range communications between aircraft. A mayday would be sent using Morse Code with a long range radio.
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US flags have 50 stars in the movie; however, the US had 48 states (and thus a 48-star flag) during WWII. Alaska and Hawaii did not become states until 1959.
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Factual errors 

The B-17, unlike the later B-29, was not pressurized. The B-17 pilot, early in the film, says they are flying to 20,000 feet - and yet the crew is not wearing oxygen masks. These are required if you fly much above 12,000 feet.
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The airmen use the term UFO when the term UFO wasn't invented until 1952."Use of "UFO" instead of "flying saucer" was first suggested in 1952 by Capt. Edward J. Ruppelt, the first director of Project Blue Book, who felt that "flying saucer" did not reflect the diversity of the sightings.
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The downed airmen make radio contact with an Allied airbase, who identify themselves as being "8th Airborne". There was no 8th Airborne; the writers likely meant 8th Army Air Force.
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The actions the Flight Engineer is ordered to take in response to the engine fire in the B-17 would have been performed by the pilot or co-pilot.
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The Army Air Corps flight crews are shown in basic flight suits; not cold weather suits. Equipped as shown they would have frozen to death within a few minutes at cruising altitude.
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As usual, every German soldier (actually SS troopers) is shown carrying a submachinegun. Normally infantry would have one such weapon per squad (eight to twelve men).
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The helmets the German troops are wearing are the Bulgarian M36.
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The two SAS soldiers are wearing the wrong colour berets, their beret pins are on the wrong side, the berets are pulled down on the wrong side, and their patches show them as being part of the current British Army Parachute Regiment 16th Air Assault Brigade, which uses the Pegasus badge to denote the assault on the bridges of Arnhem and Nijmegen (as seen in the film 'A Bridge Too Far'). In addition to this, the rank badge shown on the collar is a US Officers rank badge, and not a British one.
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The Army Airforce flight personnel are all wearing infantry badges on their lapels. The AAF's badge was a winged, two-bladed propeller. Also, the uniform jackets are the wrong color and cut; they look like surplus Yugoslav or Bulgarian army tunics.
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The commanders in England speak of "mounting rescue missions" for downed flight crews as if they were routine actions. Crews shot down over enemy territory were considered lost. Rescue efforts were not expected or performed.
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The resistance fighter says that the knight choose to be buried as a common person. A raised and carved stone tomb is not the burial method for a "common person", anywhere in medieval times.
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Plot holes 

In the church when the exposition about the gargoyles occurs, the girl states that the small ones are "flesh and blood"; yet, moments before one was hit by a shotgun, and shattered as if made of stone.
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Revealing mistakes 

The interior shots of the B-17 show far, far too much space. The interior appears to be 25 to 40 percent over sized.
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The Army Air Corps enlisted personnel wear no rank insignia.
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(at around 1h 15 mins) In the scene on the bridge with the mortar, as the German fighter strafes the soldiers, you can see that its propeller is not moving.
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