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Revealing: When Detective Frazier enters the bank and tries to get the jump on Dalton Russell, they get into a struggle and fall down the stairs. As they fall down, look and Detective Frazier's head. It is supposed to be bald, but it suddenly has a full head of hair. It's quite obviously a stunt double.
Continuity: Near the end, when Jodie Foster barges in to see Christopher Plummer at the barber, she has a tote bag. She sits in an empty barber chair and places the bag on the floor before speaking to Plummer. As she rises to leave, she picks up the bag, but when the shot cuts to her just as she walked out the door, she is no longer carrying it. Both hands are "clearly visible" as she buttons her jacket, and the bag is NOT in either hand, nor is it slung over her wrist or arm. It is simply not there. This particular shot may only be visible in the theatrical and widescreen DVD versions, and not in an edited and "pan and scan" format. I watched it three times on the CBC channel to confirm that Foster's hands are seen, so please do not claim that they are not there.
Plot hole: The police conclude as that no money was taken, "no crime was committed." However,armed robbery is still a crime, even if nothing is taken. So is taking hostages and controlling the building illegally for several hours, as well as other subtle misuses of bank property. "No crime was committed" is an unrealistic and unprofessional description of what happened.
Deliberate "mistake": At 1:44:31 a close-up of a bank safe deposit records document shows box sizes that don't match the sizes of the boxes themselves shown at 0:58:41 and 1:55:21. The document shows box 378=3x10, 379=5x5, 384=5x5, 388=3x10, 396=5x5 but the boxes themselves appear to be 378=5x5, 379=5x5, 384=3x10, 388=3x10, 396=10x10.