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Continuity mistake: When Teddy's kids are lying dead on the grass, the position of the girl's arms keeps changing between shots.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Teddy swims towards the light house and gets out of the sea, his clothes are wet, few seconds later, when he is running up the stairs, his clothes are absolutely dry.

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Continuity mistake: While Teddy Daniels is talking to George Noyce in his cell in ward C, each time the camera angle switches George change between scratching his head and no hand at all.

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Continuity mistake: Two cops run away from a wall when a tree falls in front of them. Half a second later they are standing still next to the wall, as if nothing had happened.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Teddy and Chuck are walking through the grave yard they approach a building which they enter to get out of the rain. When they are taking off their rain coats, Teddy throws his, but Chuck's just disappears between shots.

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Continuity mistake: The first night Chuck and Teddy sleep in the bunk bed, Chuck's head is totally resting on the pillow in the close-up angle, as opposed to the semi-rigid position from the previous wide angle shot.

Sacha

Factual error: In the flashback, when Teddy was among the soldiers liberating Dachau, there is a semi-circular sign above the gate that says "Arbeit Macht Frei". Dachau had a sign with those words on it, but its sign was oblong. The sign at Auschwitz was that shape.

Continuity mistake: When Teddy's in the lake holding his dead kids, the amount of floating leaves increases / decreases randomly between shots.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: The morning after Teddy's light-flash migraines, he and Chuck walk out into the center courtyard and look upon the havoc wreaked by the thunderstorm. Teddy glances up at the electric wires around the gated perimeter and sees a branch that had fallen and bent the line. In the first shot, the log is leaning into the courtyard. The shot then cuts closer and the log is leaning outside of the courtyard. When the shot cuts back to Teddy, the log is once again mostly inside the courtyard.

RuskiTyoma

Continuity mistake: When Edward is entering the lighthouse, he grabs the doorknob on the left side of the door. Next scene, when we see him entering, the doorknob is on the right side.

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Continuity mistake: In Cawley's office Teddy takes an aspirin with one hand and a glass of water with the other. Next shot his hands are empty.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: During the interrogation scene, a patient asks for a glass of water. When she receives a the glass of water, she lifts her hand to her mouth and makes a drinking motion, but is not holding a glass. A moment later she sets down an empty glass that previously she was not holding. When the camera angle changes, the glass has become half full. She also is "drinking" with her right hand and sets the glass down with her left hand.

AtomicSkunk

Continuity mistake: When Rachel is covered in blood she places her hand on Teddy's cheek. When the angle changes it's suddenly over his shoulder.

Sacha

Other mistake: During the flashback of the soldiers executing the Dachau guards, the soldiers are in a line opposite the guards who are in a line against a fence. The soldiers all start shooting at the same time, but we are shown the guards being mown down by gunfire in succession, like dominoes, rather than simultaneously.

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Continuity mistake: Teddy has a freckle or bruise next to the band-aid that appears and disappears all the time.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: While talking with Teddy, Noyce's hand is either holding the bar or raised depending on the angle.

Sacha

Revealing mistake: In the very first scene, when Teddy and Chuck meet, they are standing on the bow of a ship traveling at full speed (as the Captain wants to return to the mainland before the storm hits), yet their lapels don't so much as flutter. Even at a slower speed, there would be some movement from the air as they passed across the water.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie, Teddy and Chuck are talking by the steps. Teddy's cigarette is in his mouth or away depending on the angle, with no continuity sense whatsoever.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Teddy interrupts the doctors' meeting, the coffee spoon on Dr. Cawley's saucer changes positions between the first and second angle.

Sacha

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Quotes

Teddy Daniels: Baby, I love this because you gave it to me, but it is one fuckin' ugly tie.

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Trivia

During the ferry approach at the start, we are shown Shutter Island. In actuality this is a combination of Peddocks Island (the decaying brick buildings), Maine's Acadia National Park, Massachusetts' Medfield State Hospital, and Turner Hill Country Club's Rice Estate (located in Ipswich, MA), which were combined via CGI. Additionally, the mountainous region of the island (shown as the ferry approaches) was also CGI, and added in post-production.

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