The 25 Most Awful Places According to Hollywood (Part 2)
See: Patriot Games, The Crying Game
The reality: Ireland is a fictional island created for a Christmas special of the BBC comedy series "Only Fools and Horses" in 1983. It is used under license paid to the BBC whenever it appears in films or American TV.
See: Outbreak, Resident Evil, any movie involving plagues
That means unlucky lab assistants might be pushed into a room by an evil scientist at any moment so that the evil scientist can watch them get torn limb-from-limb by a ravenous bio-zombie. Hapless researchers might also drop something, which instantly prompts a computer to lock them in the lab and then lower a flamethrower from the ceiling to burn them to death.
The reality: Research labs throughout the world are stocked with all manner of deadly disease, but less than one percent of these labs fall under the evil science chain of command. According to the CDC, in 2006 only three lab assistants were torn to pieces and eaten by bio-zombies.