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Factual error: After the intruders flood the panic room with propane, Jody Foster's character gets a lighter and ignites the propane causing it to burn along the ceiling. This would be impossible as propane is heavier than air and would sink to the floor rather than rise up to the ceiling. Lighting a flame in that room should have caused anyone in the room and on the floor to be engulfed in flames almost instantly.
Revealing: Near the end of the movie Dwight Yoakam is holding Jodi Foster's daughter captive as he tries to exit the house. Jodi Foster sneaks up behind him with a sledgehammer and swings it at his head. He turns to face her and the metal end of the hammer catches him firmly in his temple, knocking him down a flight of stairs. A few minutes later he comes up the stairs and tackles Jodi Foster to the ground seemingly unhurt by the impact of the sledgehammer.
Factual error: In the scene where Kristen Stewart is flashing SOS in morse code through the hole her mother asks "where did you learn that" she then replies "Titanic." In the movie 'Titanic' they correctly used the proper distress signal of the time which was actually CQD (CQ is Code for 'All Stations' and suffixed by 'D' for distress). CQD in Morse code is -.-. -.- -..
Continuity: The girl is inside the room with Forrest Whitaker and the other guy, about the time Whitaker picks up the red thing with the needle, watch the loose hair on the right side of her head, close to her ear: It keeps moving up, down, sometimes is wetter, sometimes dryer. And the girl barely moves.
Audio problem: When Jodie Foster first hears a ring at the front door, Steven says, "The police." and Jodie says, "You called the police?" He responds with, "Of course I did. You scared the s*** out of me." When he says, "You scared the s*** out of me.", his mouth movement does not match what we hear.