Tuesday 23 April 2019

13 things about professions movies get all wrong

From endlessly glass-polishing bartenders to ‘super smart’ airline pilots.

(Yui Mok/PA)
(Yui Mok/PA)

By Edd Dracott, Press Association

Films add drama and fantasy to the everyday and professions are subject to a fair bit of artistic licence – for example spies are, sadly, not James Bond.

It is these discrepancies between real life and on-screen that are being discussed on Reddit, where user Kattsu-Don asked their fellows what it is movies “get wrong” about their profession.

Here are 13 of the best and most popular responses.


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2. From user throwaway622796

“Bartenders don’t spend their entire shift wiping the bar or polishing glasses.”

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4. From user thepilotboy

“Airline pilot. I don’t do cocaine nor am I an alcoholic, and neither are 99.9% of the other airline pilots.

“We aren’t all in the military/ex military.

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“Also, we (pilots in general) aren’t some elite breed of people who are super smart or had super good grades. I was a s*** student in high school and college.

“The guy that is flying your plane is probably just that dorky kid in high school that really liked planes.”


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6. From user saaltxwater

“No surgery scene in a movie follows sterile technique.”

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8. From user srikos

“Pizza delivery driver. A lot less invitations for sex by sexy ladies or dudes.

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“Though I did delivery to a porn company one time. To their office. They didn’t even tip.”


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10. From user poisonthewatersupply

“Whenever I see someone welding in a movie I always notice how they aren’t wearing anything to cover the skin on their arms or body.

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“That’s how you get serious arc burn that’s like a super bad sunburn. Hurts like hell.”


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12. From user ikverhaar

“Lab research.

“You can’t do that stuff so fast. You can’t make a cure for a virus within a week.

“Enhance! Enhance! Enhance! Aha, we can now read his DNA molecules right from the security cam footage!”

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