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The Usual Suspects

New this month Revealing mistake: In the flashback, when the boy has his throat slit, there's no blood or wound.

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Continuity mistake: Right before they rob the police car, a Boeing 747 (four engines) is seen in shots of the plane coming into land. When the plane is shown from behind, it is a Boeing 767, with only two engines and fewer main landing gears.

Continuity mistake: In the climactic boat scene when Kevin Pollack runs back from the boat to the van full of money he shoots the man standing by the back of the van. Pollack is then shot in the back as he looks at the money in the back of the van. When Kevin Spacey returns to the van later in the boat scene, we see Pollack's dead body lying on the ground behind the van, however the dead body of the man who Pollack killed has disappeared.

Factual error: A person with 60% burns on his body would not be wearing pyjamas, as the Hungarian guy does.

NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: When McManus and Keaton are jabbering back and forth with each other in the jail cell in the beginning, the collar of Keaton's shirt changes back and forth from being tucked into his jacket and being outside of the jacket.

Revealing mistake: Towards the end of the movie, Hockney (Kevin Pollack) looks into a van and discovers it's full of cash. He is then shot from behind and blood splatters all over the money. When his chest explodes, you can see the plastic of the bag the blood was in.

Visible crew/equipment: When Kobayashi and Edie are meeting, what appears to be a boom mike is visible above Keaton's head when the group is seen through the window.

Continuity mistake: In the scene after Keaton is released from prison, after the line up scene, he stands outside with his girlfriend and lights a cigarette which swaps from being lit to not being lit, and then it disappears entirely.

Visible crew/equipment: When Verbal drops the Zippo lighter in the police office, Chazz Palminteri leans down to pick it up. When he leans down out of frame, there are 2 "C-stands" visible in the background. These shiny, adjustable stands are general-purpose utility holders on a movie set, used to position lights and light control material for a setup (i.e. flags, scrims, diffusion, etc).

Continuity mistake: When Kobayashi first meets the Suspects, Fenster is laying on a sofa with his feet up on one of the armrests. Kobayashi says, "Mr. Fenster I recognize from his mug shots," and Fenster swings his feet down and sits upright. Thirty seconds later, Kobayashi says, "I work for Keyser Soze," and then Fenster swings his feet down from the armrest and sits up for a second time.

Phil C.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Stephen Baldwin shoots the two men in the elevator, the two blood stains on the wall get noticeably wider (particularly the one on the right) when they get off the elevator.

Factual error: When the Suspects planned to kill Kobayashi, they waited for him in the office building. McManus got into the elevator and waited for the three men, hidden in the roof. After Kobayashi and the two men got into the elevator, and the lights went out, McManus fired twice. The blood on the wall behind Kobayashi would be correct if the two shots came from in front of the men. But McManus fired from the roof of the elevator, meaning the blood spray should be much lower on the wall and angled sharply downward.

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie, when Jack Baer is in the pier looking at the wreckage his cigar keeps changing size between shots.

Continuity mistake: Early on in the movie at the start of the interrogation between the cop and Verbal Kint, Kint asks for some coffee. A bit later on we see the contents of Kint's cup empty, then the camera switches back to the cop then back to Kint, showing that he has a full cup of coffee.

Other mistake: While inspecting the gems from the robbery, Stephen Baldwin is looking through the wrong end of the jewellers magnifying glass.

Factual error: When the burnt Hungarian guy is interrogated the first time a doctor insists that everyone wears masks (even though Jack Baer is very lax about it). When he is surrounded by doctors the second time none of them bothers about masks.

NancyFelix

Continuity mistake: When McManus and Keaton are clearing out the boat, the time of day outside (as shown by the daylight) changes from shot to shot. It should be dark during the entire scene.

Continuity mistake: Near the end, when Agent Kujan realizes who Soze is, he drops his coffee cup and it breaks in slo-mo. If you look closely, you can see that the bottom of the cup does not have the red writing on it. (I will not give away what the red writing is, as it may be a spoiler).

dbfilms

Other mistake: The burned guy who's supposed to be Hungarian keeps making bad language mistakes, although his pronunciation is great.

Continuity mistake: When the suspects are put into a jail cell together after their interrogation, Keaton walks into the cell. He is wearing his suit jacket in the shot where he walks through the cell door, but in the next shot, where he walks to a bench to sit down, his jacket is now slung over his shoulders.

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Verbal Kint: The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.

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Trivia

The way none of the characters can keep a straight face when reading out the card in the line up was not scripted, but resulted because the cast had had a rather good lunch prior to filming, which included some wine, and were unable to get through what was scripted as a serious scene with straight faces, because of the nature of the scene - supposedly very serious, but they were being asked to utter this rather absurd (and obscene) phrase.

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