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When Dirk and Al are in the boat and being shot at by the Military, their window breaks. In the next shot all the windows on the boat are intact.
When on the yacht and Al gets a beer, it has a plain red label. In the next shot it's a Budweiser, then it changes back to the red label.
At the beginning of Dirk's and Al's tumble down the sand dune in the pickup bed, their hands are handcuffed together. In the long shot, you can see Dirk's hand un-cuffed.
When the sarcophagus is brought out of the water the admiral says "the king has an appointment at the museum in five hours". When we see the king at the museum it is completely clean. This type of work would take weeks if not months to complete.
When the Arab scholar reads from a scroll, he says the unknown ship was flying a flag with a single star. While the flag of Texas would have had a single star, it would not have been used by a ship of the Confederate Navy. Rather such a vessel would have flown the Confederate Naval Ensign and Naval Jack, both of which had thirteen stars.
There are numerous historical errors in the exposition. The following four are the most notable. 1) The model shown of the "CSS Texas" is that of the Virginia (commonly and improperly called the Merrimack). As this was built on the salvaged hull of the only federal steam frigate available to the Confederacy, its design was unique. 2) None of the Confederacy's casement ironclads were capable of transoceanic travel. a) They did not posses the seaworthiness necessary for such a voyage. b) None had the fuel for more than a few days of steaming, which is insufficient to even begin to cross the Atlantic Ocean. c) The engines in all of the vessels were not dependable enough to function for the time required to cross an ocean. 4) The James River, down which the "CSS Texas" was supposedly sailing, was closed by physical barriers installed by Union forces to prevent exactly what is shown. A few months before the "CSS Texas" is supposed to have sailed, a squadron of three ironclads, plus other vessels, attempted to force their way down river, only to be turned back. All were later scuttled to prevent their capture.
When Dirk swings from the camels neck, a "hobble" or rope limiting the camels movements is seen pulling out of the sand. It is attached to his right rear leg stretching to a point "off camera" beyond the left side of the frame.
When Dirk, Al, and Eva are driving away from the attack helicopter, in the close up shots, the driver's side is correctly on the right. However, in the longer shots, as the car skids right before entering the desert building, the driver and steering wheel are on the left side. It also appears that only the stunt double is driving the car.
As the CSS Texas sets sail from the dock at Richmond she is shown flying the first version of the Confederate national flag. At the time claimed she would have been flying either the second or possibly the third national flag. The shots are from a movie involving the CSS Virginia, which would have flow the first national flag.
The Lagos Times is shown during the opening credits. The Lagos Times was created on November 10, 1880, by Richard Beale Blaize, and was made defunct in November 1883. Thereby making it impossible to be featured in the film.
When the ironclad is leaving the dock, you can briefly see a flag flying on it. The flag is the 1st Confederate flag, but that sequence is set in 1865. At that time, it should have been flying either the 3rd Confederate flag or the Naval Jack(commonly known as the Rebel flag).
When Sandecker is talking to Carl, and he's about to ask him for a favor, and Carl says, "... it's strictly hands-off" his mouth doesn't match the words, and his mouth continues to move after he's finished speaking.
Dirk, Al, and Eva race from the top of the fort to meet the train. Not only was the train so far away from them it was much closer the energy plant than they were, meaning that there was no way the three of them could make it from the top of the tower to their camels, race across the desert, and bury themselves in the sand all without being seen and before the train passed them.
Boom mic visible
Just before Dirk talks to the Tuareg leader about the vintage car, the shadow of the boom mic is clearly visible on the sand in the foreground.
Pitt states the Confederate gold coin was minted in 1865. Jefferson Davis could not have given one to Stonewall Jackson, who had died on May 10, 1863.
In the trailer you see a man who is reading an Arabic text. He's reading it from the left to the right instead of from the right to the left (the way an Arabic text is read).
Near the beginning of the film, Eva puts the stethoscope in her ears backwards.