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When Kate and Marek are examining the monastery cave-in, they see a decorated section of the wall, which is damaged. When Kate and Chris go to the same section of the wall in 1357, it is decorated differently, and they break out a larger section of wall than what was missing in the present.
When the group is first handed their markers, Kramer tells them, "You can use any one of them to call for your return at any time. Frank will explain the intricacies of how they work once you arrive. Most importantly, one marker will bring all of you back. Do not lose them." However, when Barreto is shot with the arrows, he presses his marker to return to the present time, but no one else is transported with him.
After the group has walked into the time machine, we see Kramer and Doniger run up to the control room. In the next shot, Kramer can be seen next to the machine, just as Gordon asks Marek to change position.
Decker yells "Fire!" to the archers at the river. But "fire" was an expression that only developed after the invention and widespread use of gunpowder and firearms. Before then, archers were commanded to "shoot" or to "loose" their arrows.
When explaining to the group how they would travel to 1357, it is explained that the fax machine was developed 30 years ago. In fact, it was first patented in 1843 by Alexander Bain, and commercially introduced and patented 119 years later in 1964 by Xerox Corporation.
The hand grenade has "M-7204-F Fragmentation" clearly marked on the outside of it. There's no such grenade in existence. Also, fragmentation grenades are smaller and rounder in shape, rather than cylindrical. The grenade is in fact a repainted replica of a standard military-issue M-18 smoke grenade.
When Marek and De Kere are falling down the steps, a "dead" soldier lifts his head up.
When Lord Arnaut is in the tunnel with Chris and Kate after the explosion, one of the "rocks" on the ground is obviously made of foam.
When Gordon is killed, he falls to the ground and is dragged by the rope tying him to the cart. But despite the fact that he's supposed to now be dead, we can clearly see his hands holding tightly to the rope as he's dragged along.
The film completely misrepresents the languages being spoken at the time. In 1357, when the film takes place, neither modern French nor modern English would have been spoken. The English would have been speaking Middle English (a language closer in pronunciation and vocabulary to Old English) and the French would have been speaking Occitan - a combination of Middle French and Latin. Certain members of both sides would have spoken Latin, especially the clergy. Michael Crichton details these languages in his book but the film ignores them.
When Claire and Marek are floating down the river, the raft she is in is held together by industrial staples.
If the only way to see the time remaining on a marker was by pressing a notch with a thumbnail, then it would have been impossible for Decker to find out the time remaining on Gordon's marker while wearing thick leather gloves.
When Doniger is trapped in the machine, after he says he doesn't have his marker, when he says the words "I'll never get home!" his mouth isn't moving.
Errors in geography
When the team see the star chart images, taken in 14th Century France, they clearly show the constellations of Centaurus and the Southern Cross, not visible from France, now or 1357.
The European trebuchets of the 14th century were not mounted on wheels. They were too big and exerted far too much force on their frames to be free-standing. They were literal installations built of heavy timbers that had to be disassembled, transported on carts for a siege and then rebuilt in place and staked to the ground to stop them from ripping themselves apart or falling over.
At the beginning of the movie, Marek tells the grad students about the death of Lady Claire, which galvanized the French forces and led to them winning the battle. Later, Marek shows Chris the sarcophagus of the knight and his lady. He points out the knight is missing an ear. This is later shown to be Marek, as we see him lose his ear in the battle in the past. The lady with him in the sarcophagus is at the end revealed to be the Lady Claire. This means Marek was always destined to go into the past, and Lady Claire was never destined to die in the battle, despite Marek's lecture stating that her death was instrumental to the French's victory.
Greek fire was a liquid which burned fiercely and which could not be doused by contact with water. It was invented and used by the Byzantines for naval warfare. The problem is that no person living today, not even a historian or an archaeologist, knows what the true ingredients of Greek fire were. Its recipe was such a closely guarded military secret that it has been lost to history. The professor would therefore not have been able to make it for the English. There's also another problem: Different scholars have different theories about it, but it seems probable that it was based on some form of naphtha, which is a liquid hydrocarbon mixture similar to gasoline or petroleum. The word itself comes from the Greek word for "wet." But in the film the ingredients they are given to work with are all dry, yet somehow the final product ends up wet and looking like ordinary pitch, which the medieval already knew about and used to defend castles against sieges.