Best crime movie character mistakes of all time

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Character mistake: At the beginning of the movie you can read the rules of the premises, in particular rule number 3 says; "No guns or any type of weapon permitted through the gates." However, the Wolf King's cronies dump their guns before the gate even when they were never supposed to be able to come in (so does Burke at the beginning, but he was trying to be admitted in). (00:07:15)

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Character mistake: The caption under Shrike's picture in the newspaper that Alma is reading, referring to the circumstances of Shrike's accidental death in a locked safe trick, reads 'Police say famed magician Lionel Shrike vigorously attempting to free himself to no avail.' It should be 'attempted', given he tried and failed, then died, so is unlikely to give it a second go.

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Character mistake: In the chicken restaurant, after Jump gives the kids change to play the games he ask the cashier how much is the food and the cashier says $57.70. After Jump again asks how much, the cashier then says $57.90.

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Character mistake: Just after the shootout between the robbers and the armored truck drivers at the dip in the road, the teacher that is with the robbers pumps the shotgun about 3 times, without firing a shot after they crossed the water. This would just waste a perfectly good cartridge, since they hadn't been shot yet.

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Character mistake: As the Trans Am goes through the sand area, its sides are caked up with splattered sand. A moment later, and as it stops at the bar, it's clean.

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Character mistake: At the boat when the two bodyguards frisk Shag, he fakes a gay yelp and then walks away with Erin. You can see the one guard on the right, try not to break (crack up) as they walk away.

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Character mistake: The alarm system has two codes; one (7466) that works properly and the other one (7465) that appears legit but would call the cops as well. Sarah is supposed to give the legit code, but before being cut off she says "774..." That would have not been a valid code. (00:15:20)

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Character mistake: When travelling between zones, they go 12 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 5 - 4. Which is the only route you can take that includes zone 8 as shown. This is silly as there are quicker routes such as 12 - 7 - 5 - 4.

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Suggested correction: He said Riverside.

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Character mistake: When Harrigan is watching the surveillance video by Bill Paxton he states that the helicopter is a silver Alouette when it is actually an AS-350.

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Character mistake: Gail is interviewing Nick on the steps with a tape recorder. You can tell she's holding down the wrong buttons. The record button is in the up position. She's not recording anything.

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Character mistake: When Walter brings Cynthia's dog in the carrier to the bowling alley he refers to it as a Pomeranian while it is actually a terrier. Somewhat related, when the the Nihilists confront Dude in the bathtub, the dude refers to the ferret as a marmot. Walter later refers to the ferret as an amphibious rodent. Perhaps he was thinking of a mink.

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Character mistake: Mac's cousin says that even if Nick wasn't a cop, he'd have to hate Mac's guts. He says that Mac wears a Rolex and Nick wears a Timex - not true. Nick is wearing a Rolex, also.

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Character mistake: When describing his product lines Udre refers to the M16A4 as the M203, which is the designation of the under barrel grenade launcher. He then says dictators have a lot of 7.62 stockpiled - that weapon fires 5.56, not 7.62.

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Suggested correction: This is not a mistake. The character just didn't know what he was talking about. 47 even says "you've been wrong about most of these guns." It was deliberate for the script and character.

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Character mistake: Following the killing of a DEA forensics agent [guy sniped on the boat], a newspaper clipping is shown on screen. Underneath the headline of the article, "Assassinations" is misspelled from omitting an S in the second set of S's. However, if you read the article, you will see the word is correctly spelled in the first paragraph. (00:20:28)


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Character mistake: As Ron goes to tackle Connie (bomb scene) - he states "Colorado State Police" - not "Colorado Springs Police" - two separate entities.

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Character mistake: The archbishop wears a red zucco on his head at the dinner. Purple is the color of a bishop or archbishop. Red is the color of a cardinal.

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Suggested correction: Generally true, but the specifics are not straightforward. The problem lies in the interpretation of "purple." Depending on the source, the purple may actually be "amaranth red" (which is a reddish-purple, but may look more like fuschia) or "magenta" (which may appear to be a reddish-purple or a purplish-red). Magenta is an equal mixture of red and blue, so the result should look somewhere between red and purple. How these colors or blends are perceived on screen may vary with the tint setting.


Also, it may be possible that the more reddish-looking zuccetto was meant to be and match the choir's red.


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Character mistake: When viewing the property, Meg's mother reprimands Sarah for riding her scooter and playing with the elevator - but for some reason, both times she calls her Kim, not Sarah, as Meg does.

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Suggested correction: She doesn't say "Kim", she says "kid."


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