New this month Factual error: The screen writer has inadvertently turned Jordan Belfast into an omniscient being through his incredible foresight to have known in the mid-90s that internet stocks (late 1990s) and CLOs (mid 2000s) would become the subject of significant Wall Street misdeeds...with that type of foresight, Mr. Belfast would have never had to pump and dump stocks to make money! From the yacht scene at World Financial Center: "You know who you should be looking at? Goldman, Lehman Brothers, Merrill. What those guys're up to with collateralized debt obligations? This internet stock bullshit? C'mon. If you want, I'll walk you through exactly." Sloppy unprofessional writing - completely out of context for the time at which the discussion was happening...it sure would have been interesting if Agent Denham had taken Jordan up on the offer.
Continuity mistake: In the very last scene in New Zealand when Jordan is giving a motivational speech, he approaches his first target in the audience and says 'Sell me this pen.' As he does so, he holds out a pen in his right hand. When we cut to the shot to the person's face, we see that the pen is in Jordan's left hand; this goes on and on with every person. (02:52:10)Allister Cooper, 2011
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Teresa is yelling and hitting Jordan after pulling him out of the limo, we see the door being closed 3 times. She starts to close the door. In the next shot she slips, and the door is fully open again. In the following shot she closes the door completely, and in the shot following that, she's closing the door once again. (01:00:25)Tshepo
Factual error: When Jordan tries to escape with his daughter in the Mercedes, he pulls the parking brake with his hand (a hand-type parking brake) to stop the car, but that car (Mercedes Benz SL Class R129) is only available with a foot-type parking brake, making his action impossible. (02:43:35)Pablo Tapia Lam
Audio problem: Jordan and Donnie are talking about Jordan's money. Jordan then says "technically 72 thousand last month. Something like that." When he says "something like that", the camera is very close to Jordan's head with Donnie in the background. You hear the words "something like that", but Jordan's mouth is not moving, it is closed. (00:23:00)
Continuity mistake: When Jordan goes to lunch with Mark, Mark is wiping his nose with a napkin as the waiter talks to him in the wide shot. As the waiter says the next word, they cut to a close-up of Mark, but the hand is missing the napkin and is in a completely different position reaching into his suit pocket. (00:08:25)