Synonym for blunder or anachronism. One of the bigger fact-check ommisions or common sense blunders in movie-making history, as displayed in the movie "The Insider" starring Al Pacino and Russell Crowe, which debuted in 1999, as was Directed by noted Michael Mann.
One of if not THE glaring mistake made in the movie "THE INSIDER" - which stars Al Pacino and Russel Crowe - was a van appearing in the background repeatedly showcasing the company name 1-800-CLOCKS on the side of the van, and which DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH DIGITS to POTENTIALLY EVEN be a real phone number -- it is 1 DIGIT SHORT! This will go down as one of the biggest blunders in recent movie-making history. This movie was nominated for a gazillion awards, and for good reason! For those who may not remeber this movie by name, this is the one where the character played by Russel Crowe takes on Big Tobacco. Great movie! Presumably the van should have been painted 1-800-4CLOCKS, the Company that they must have meant to be plugging. Perhaps they will in the remake.
by Philip Eli March 18, 2007