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Looper

Looper (2012)

31 mistakes

Directed by: Rian Johnson

Starring: Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Genres: Action, Sci-fi

New this month Continuity mistake: When Joe exchanges the silver bars, his friend is shown entering in the background. The man places his hand in the right hand corner of the basket as he finishes placing the gun. A few seconds later, as Joe retracts his gun from the basket, the man's gun is now placed at the left hand corner.

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New this month Continuity mistake: When Joe is escaping the diner on Seth's bike, Kid Blue is shown running up to him. At this point, Kid Blue has a blue shirt on, then as he gets blasted back by the bike's engine and falls backwards, he suddenly has a purple shirt on. A few shots later, he is back to having the blue shirt on.

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New this month Continuity mistake: As Sara and Cid practice maths, Cid places a 21 on the 3 x 7 grid. The shot after he says "He's keeping us safe", the 21 has vanished. A couple of shots later, as Cid goes to set the 32 down, it has reappeared.

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New this month Continuity mistake: When Joe is in the diner for the first time in the movie, he is sitting in the corner of the booth. As the waitress says "How's the French?", Joe is now suddenly sitting in the middle of the seat. Then when the shot cuts back to Joe, he is back to being in the corner.

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New this month Continuity mistake: When Suzie is looking at herself in the mirror having a cigarette, she has make-up on and some of it is wrongly smeared around around her eye. When she is sitting on top of Joe a few moments later, the smeared make-up around her eye is gone and she is just wearing make-up.

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New this month Visible crew/equipment: When Joe is driving in his car with his friends whilst on the drug, he ends up having to make a quick stop to prevent accidentally hitting a kid on the road. When he stops the car and just before the shot pans over to the kid, a stage light is visible reflected on the car. The only other lights in the area are two lights visible in the far background and there is no outdoor light that could have appeared to look like the light reflected on the car, except for the car's lights. However, the lights on the car are facing in front of the car, so the reflection was not that.

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Continuity mistake: When Joe and Cid are sitting at the table working on the signal frogs, Cid's front tooth is missing. In every scene Cid is in after that, his tooth is not missing.

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Continuity mistake: When old Joe is in the night club killing everybody, his face is covered in blood, but spotless when seen through the CCTV.

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Continuity mistake: When Joseph Gordon-Levitt is shot by Emily Blunt with rock salt, he is hit in the right shoulder. In the next scene he is having his left shoulder treated.

Continuity mistake: After Joe puts his gun in the basket at the start, he walks over to a slot to put the silver bars in. A CCTV camera is visible duct taped to the wall with a wire attached to the camera. The wire next to the camera goes on for a few inches before there is a bend in the wire going upwards. After Joe says "Two, Jedd" the shot cuts to a close-up of the CCTV camera, and the bit of wire before the bend is shorter than it was before.

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Continuity mistake: When Sara and Cid are practicing maths on the multiplication grid, Sara asks what is 8 X 7 and Cid puts a 56 on the board. The 56 is located one next to the end grid in the first shot, but by the next shot, the 56 is located is suddenly located at the corner of the grid.

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Continuity mistake: In the "loop closing" montage, after Joe is shown at the cafe speaking in French to the waitress, he is shown looking at his stopwatch and the time reads 2:29. The following shot shows a tied up man appearing from the future on the white sheet. Joe then shoots the man, but it is noticeable that the angle of the gun and the position of the wound after he is hit do not match up. The gun itself is aimed at the man's head, possibly higher, but the wound itself is shown in his chest.

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Continuity mistake: When Abe raises his hammer to break Kid Blue's hand, Kid's hand is shown making a clenched fist. But when the hammer hits Kid, his hand is perfectly flat on the table.

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Continuity mistake: When Sara points her gun at the field and cries "don't give me no hobo story", her hair around the right side of her face and neck changes positions between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Kid Blue is riding on his bike trying to kill Joe laying on the floor, Joe's position is inconsistent between shots.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Joe drives his red car and stops by his friend's bike, a huge white lighting screen is reflected on the car's hood.

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Continuity mistake: When Cid is comforted by Joe and his mom arrives. Cid is either facing her or the opposite side, depending on the shot.

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Continuity mistake: When the waitress delivers the identical breakfast plates to the two Joes, she places them in exactly the same way with respect to the men - eggs toward them, steak facing away. In the longer shot, old Joe's is different, although neither has touched the plate.

Revealing mistake: Considerable efforts were made for this film to have Joseph Gordon-Levitt resemble Bruce Willis (colored contacts, nose prosthetics) since they are playing the same character at different ages. Yet the two actors' ears remain distinctly different. Bruce Willis's ears are much larger than Joseph Gordon-Levitt's, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt has connected ear lobes while Bruce Willis does not.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Old Joe (Bruce Willis) is forced to the time machine and then fights back, the amount of Gat Men changes. 2 are seen bringing him in, another collecting the gold and the brown jacket, and a fourth opening the time machine. However, when he fights back there are only 3 bodies. It is plausible but unlikely that the fourth man would have left and gotten far enough away not to hear the fight.

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Quotes

Joe: I'm gonna fix this! I'm gonna find him, and I'm gonna kill him!

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Trivia

Emily Blunt signed on to the film after reading the first half of the script. She hadn't even gotten to the scene where her character was introduced.

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