Reindeer Games

Visible crew/equipment: When the car is sitting in the back of the trailer there is a cable visible connected to the front of the car. In the next scene the cable is gone.

Continuity mistake: When Monster is reading the love letter to Rudy in the trailer of the semi, when Monster opens it up initially, the letter is folded in fourths (halves down the middles), when they come back to him in the shot, the letter is folder into a tri-fold (like a normal letter would be folded).

Continuity mistake: Watch for the part where Gary Sinise and Charlize Theron are in the pool. (All the attention would be focused on her when she removes her top.) But watch when she flings the top to her right, it lands so nicely on the hand rail. As she moves towards Gary in a shot you will see the top lying on the deck of the pool.

Continuity mistake: When Gabriel's goons first attack Rudy in the motel room, Merlin is standing on his right and the other guy (can't remember his name) on his left. They then show Gabriel and when they show Rudy again, the goons have switched sides.

Continuity mistake: When Ben Affleck is eating his piece of pie in the restaurant, his other hand (the one he is not eating with) jumps from above the table to below every time the scene cuts away and back to him.

Continuity mistake: When Gabriel is using Rudy as a human dartboard he throws two darts in him, one in the chest, and one in the shoulder. A few seconds later Rudy slumps forward and there is a dart in his back, which is impossible since he was sitting with his back against the wall.

Plot hole: When Rudy removes the leg of the bed to escape from the motel room, he finds Charlize Theron and Gary Sinise in the pool. He walks away saying something to the effect of "I am out of here." As he trys to escape, he keeps running into the other members of the gang and has to rush back and pretend he is still handcuffed to the bed when they check on him. If he is already free of the bed, why doesn't he leave after the gang goes to sleep for the night?

Continuity mistake: When all the characters tumble down the hill they get snow on their clothes. During the chase after this, the snow is gone and the characters are not wet.


Rudy Duncan: You're sending me into an Indian casino dressed as a cowboy, thought this through entirely?
Pug: It was either that or a ballerina.

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Trivia: It's interesting to note that Isaac Hayes has a very minor role in the movie as the guy who notices the roaches in the food in prison. Kelso from That 70's Show is also in the movie as the guy Rudy swaps clothes with to use him as a decoy.

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Question: This film is called something else in the UK (Deception) because Reindeer Games isn't a phrase used in the UK - what does Reindeer Games mean?

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Chosen answer: Originally from the line in the Christmas carol "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer," it has come to mean both (a) any activity from which one is intentionally excluded and (b) tricks undertaken with the point of irritating or harassing the subject - as in: "Oh, they want to play reindeer games with me, do they? Well, I'll show them."

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