New this month Factual error: Aaron Cross claims he got into the Army because his recruiter lied on his application and added 12 points to his IQ so he would meet the minimum. The problem with that claim is the military does not take your IQ into consideration for enlistment. The military uses the ASVAB to determine academic qualification and it is not a measurement of your IQ. Also, in order to prevent dishonest recruiters from altering test scores recruits are tested in a neutral location and have their scores loaded by a third party.
Factual error: When the agents come to Marta's house and try to fake her suicide with her handgun, Aaron arrives in time to knock the gun away from her head. The gun discharges twice before it knocked from the assailant's hand. Marta picks up the gun and repeatedly fires the weapon as she runs to the staircase. She fires off five shots for a total of seven shots fired from her gun. Her gun is a revolver and only holds five or six rounds depending on the calibre.
Continuity mistake: They are shown boarding a Boeing 777, which is a twin engine plane. We're then shown a four engine plane flying off to Manila.
Plot hole: The tracker chips that the Program participants have surgically implanted in their legs make no sense: (1) Implanting an RF device in an agent who is going undercover in North Korea, Pakistan, Iran etc. is a very efficient way of blowing his cover. (2) The drone pilots are unable to imagine that the agent may remove or shield the chip, despite knowing that these agents are super-intelligent and resourceful. (3) Why does killing the agent switch off the chip? Even if he's blown apart by a Hellfire missile, the chip should still keep chirping away, safe inside the lump of meat that's left.
Factual error: American Airlines does not carry passengers from America to the Philippines, nor do they operate any 747s.