Best crime movie mistakes of 2006

Inside Man picture

Continuity mistake: As Dalton stands inside the bank vault staring at the cash, the scene jumps from a wide, distant shot, to medium, to close-in, just outside the cage. Another robber stands just outside and between jumps his gun position shifts from relaxed to raised to relaxed again.

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THGhost
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Continuity mistake: When Clouseau parks in front of the ministry of justice, he breaks the hood of two police cars. A few shots later, when we see him entering the building, only one of the cars is broken.

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Dr Wilson
16 Blocks picture

Continuity mistake: Watch the newspapers on the front of the bus when Mos Def is getting off. At one point there is a big hole and you can see out, but in the very next shot a newspaper is covering it again.

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Saw III picture

Revealing mistake: When Eric Matthews is smashing his foot, he hits it the first time and it shows a close up. If you watch the small amount of blood when he hits it again they have used the same shot.

00:04:00

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift picture

Revealing mistake: In the disco scene, the DJ is playing music, but the Pioneer decks and the DJ Mixer are not even turned on, as no lights are showing.

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Lucky Number Slevin picture

Deliberate mistake: In the parking lot at the horse track, the old cars are so huge, they don't fit properly in the tiny modern spaces. They are hanging over the backs of the spaces so badly that the drivers would only have about two feet to try and get their enormous cars out of the spaces.

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Continuity mistake: There's a scene with a woman dead on the floor, in most of it her left hand is down and her right is at her mouth. But, in the last shot where she is seen, her left hand is at her mouth and her right is lying out away from her head.

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Hollywoodland picture

Factual error: Louis Simo gives his son an Etch-A-Sketch while taking him to school, and later when Louis stops by to see his son at his ex-wife's house, his son is playing with the Etch-A-Sketch in his bedroom. Both incidents take place in the summer of 1959. George Reeves died June 16, 1959, hence the investigation. The first Etch-A-Sketch toys were produced on July 12, 1960 and Ohio Art launched the toy in the United States in time for the 1960 holiday season.

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ezyrydr2000rs
Firewall picture

Factual error: Text doesn't actually move up a screen, it only appears to; it's really only blinking lights. As such, the improvised scanner wouldn't work, you'd only get a small slice of each line.

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James King III
The Departed picture

Continuity mistake: When Ellerby attacks the guy for not installing the cameras in the right place, he knocks off a map from the board. A second later Ellerby is still going after him, and the map is fixed.

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BillyBlake
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Factual error: As the two fast boats start heading up river towards the finale shootout, one boat has its navigation lights reversed. It has a red light on the starboard/right side, and a green light on the port/left side. It should be the other way around. (The lights on the other boat are correct.)

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Alpha Dog picture

Continuity mistake: In the fight scene at the party, Jake gets hit over the head with a bottle and he has blood on the top of his head. It changes constantly throughout the fight. It disappears totally when the fight is over. He has no blood anywhere on his body.

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Smokin' Aces picture

Continuity mistake: When Ryan Reynolds is between the two hospital beds, preparing to pull the plugs, there are three wires he grabs to our left (two white and one black). He yanks all of them out (along with another white one to our right) and no plugs remain in the red outlet cover on the wall. But in close ups, as the other agents are banging on the door, we see the lone black wire is still plugged in.

01:40:15

johnrosa
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Continuity mistake: In the morgue scene, the coroner states that Elizabeth Short had a wound inflicted on her right hand, but then in the pornography scene, she grips the bed post with her left hand.

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Little Man picture

Continuity mistake: The cookie Calvin rubs all over his body only has raisins on the top left of the cookie. When the grandfather picks it up they are neatly in the center: not the same cookie.

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Step Up picture

Continuity mistake: When all of the dancers are preparing for the showcase dance, Nora walks in with hair that has her usual bounce. When she and Lucy are talking in front of the mirror, her hair is almost completely straight, sporting just a few slight waves. When Tyler approaches her backstage, her hair is extra curly. It has only been a few minutes, and there was not enough time for her to have curled it. This is confirmed in the commentary.

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My Super Ex-Girlfriend picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene on the roof after the power transfer, Hannah falls through the sky light and Matt yells down to her. You can tell the close-ups on Matt were re-shot because Matt's hair is longer and styled differently in between shots.

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Freedomland picture

Continuity mistake: When Felicia and Brenda run into Lorraine behind the Armstrong homes, Lorraine pushes between them and walks a few steps. In the next shot, when she turns to say, "You stay away from my child," she is suddenly in Brenda's face, but in the following shot she is about ten feet away when she resumes walking.

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Running Scared picture

Revealing mistake: The money that the two gang members are counting in the opening view of the hotel room scene is obviously fake. Notice how white the bills are, when they should be greener and have more of the random anti-counterfeit features.

00:02:00

BillyBlake
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer picture

Continuity mistake: The crescent-shaped scar which bisects the protagonist's right eyebrow in many scenes appears instead on the left eyebrow in many others. Same size and shape, but looking as if photo-reversed; for instance, when his face appears from the darkness to sniff over the shoulder of the red-haired girl, the scar is in the right eye-brow. But during the scene in the plaza before a huge crowd (the hanging scene) the scar is over his left eye.

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The Sentinel picture

Continuity mistake: At the very beginning of the movie, when Kim Basinger is in the bedroom and walking towards the mirror, the movements of her reflection do not match her movements. She stops moving and her reflection continues to move.

00:04:25

DirrtyGrrl
Waist Deep picture

Continuity mistake: In the garage scene, 02 pulls a pistol from the guy he beat to the floor and stuffs it into his pants quickly as his girl starts trying to kick the guy on the floor. when he stuffed the pistol into his pants the grip was pointing to his right pocket. With the quick struggle the shot changes back to the pistol in his pants and now the grip is pointing towards his left pocket, and no one touched it.

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See No Evil picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the guy and the girl are making out on the bed, they trigger a bell to ring in Kane's lair. The bell shown ringing is a large bell on the far left top row of two rows of bells. When he walks into the room to see which bell is ringing, the bell ringing is a small bell in the middle of the bottom row and the large bell isn't moving at all. Later in the movie, that same large bell is triggered when the kids are walking down the hall and hit a trip wire, and it makes a completely different sound than the first time.

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Rochelle McCarty

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Crank (2006)

Crank picture

Continuity mistake: When the guys in the Impalas are chasing Chevy and his girlfriend from the sweatshop, the last car hits the fence. Right before the car hits the fence a guy is hanging out of the window (meaning it's open). After Chevy walks up and finishes the guys off and turns around the angle changes with the car behind him and the window is up. Chevy would have shot it out EVEN IF the guy rolled it up.

01:03:30

EMTurbo

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Volver (2006)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene, near the end, when Raimunda, Soledad and Agustina are having dinner in the deceased Tía Paula's house, there's one shot where Raimunda is looking at Sole, at her right; the next shot shows her, at the very same moment, looking to her left, at Agustina.

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Death Note picture

Revealing mistake: After Raye has finished writing down the agent's names onto the piece of paper on the subway, the "dead" man next to him can be seen swallowing.

00:57:30

Piemanmoo
Let's Go to Prison picture

Revealing mistake: After John and Nelson are led to their prison cell, Nelson walks to the toilet and starts complaining about how disgusting it is. When Nelson steps away from the toilet, he breaks down in tears and let's himself fall backwards against the 'stone' prison wall. The wall is seen moving, which reveals it's not a real stone wall, but made from a softer material, like wood or plastic.

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Bandidas picture

Continuity mistake: After the scene where Sara and Maria tie up Quentin and take pictures of him naked, when they are leaving the hotel with Quentin tied up, Sara's hair is just below her shoulders, but the whole movie her hair is to her waist.

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sunfox35
Idlewild picture

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Rooster is driving/running away from the gangsters, he is supposed to be alone in his car but in one shot a hand appears and is holding on to the passenger side door from inside the car.

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Basic Instinct 2 picture

Visible crew/equipment: When the girl is bleeding to death in the bathroom you can see a reflection of a camera in the sinks and cabinets.

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