The Rock

Continuity mistake: When Sean Connery kills the soldier telling Nicholas Cage to get on his knees at gunpoint, Sean Connery takes the rifle and rests the stock on Nicholas Cage's shoulder. In the wider shot when Cage takes hold of the gun, the stock is a slightly different style than the one that was on his shoulder.

Continuity mistake: When they fire the missile, they say its headed for the game in Oakland. The tracking computer shows it heading for the Oakland Coliseum but when its diverted it shows it was about to hit Candlestick park in San Francisco.

Factual error: When Goodspeed fires the rocket at Captain Darrow, the rocket back blast would've killed Goodspeed. Despite the fact that he ducks to try and avoid it, the flames would've completely enveloped the room, killing if not serious injuring anything inside.


Revealing mistake: Towards the end while Goodspeed is struggling with the last soldier, then he jumps down and the stunt double is visible - the hair is different.


Continuity mistake: When Mason pulls Goodspeed out of the water in the next scene they are both completely dry hair, clothes, face but when Goodspeed is picked up his hair, clothes and face are wet.

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie as Hummel visits his wife's grave, the rain changes from shot to shot, in some it's raining heavily, while in others barely at all. In the shot just before we see who's grave it is you can see blue sky behind Hummel.

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Visible crew/equipment: Right near the very end where you have the overhead shot of the bombs hitting the back of the island you see Stanley Goodspeed being thrown through the air by the force of the explosion, and into the water. As he is flying through the air you can see the wires he is attached to, to make him fly.


Visible crew/equipment: In the interrogation room, it shows the mirror reflecting Mason, Goodspeed and the other guy. Look carefully: for a split second you can see a shine of a watch, then an arm, of the cameraman.

Continuity mistake: The SEAL Team attempts to take the island in the cover of night. When Hummel expects invaders, he sends out patrols to look for them. In every shot of the patrol searches it is night. Except for one shot where it is pure daylight.

Continuity mistake: When Goodspeed is driving through the warehouse in his yellow convertible then smashes through the big glass window you'll notice that it's simply not possible. The window is about a foot off the ground, which means there would have to be a ramp. If you look closely there are two hinges at the bottom of the window which show where the ramp ends. The fact that there's a ramp at a dead-end window was poorly planted there by the crew.

Deliberate mistake: When one of the captains throws the grenade while Mason is in the bath, it coincidentally rolls to a left into the bathtub area, instead of rolling straight.

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Suggested correction: The grenade isn't a sphere. It is obviously lopsided, and would tend to not roll in a straight line. Although it is probably exaggerated for the scene.

General Hummel: Do you know who I am? Did they tell you why I am doing this? Why I am out here? Or are they using you like they did everyobdy else?
John Mason: All I know is that you were big in Vietnam. I saw the highlights on television.
General Hummel: Then you probably have got no fucking idea what it means to lead some of the finest gentlemen on God's earth into combat, and then watch their memories get betrayed by their own damn government.
John Mason: I don't quite see how you can cherish the memory of the dead by killing another million. This is not combat, it's an act of lunacy, General Sir. Personally, I think you're a fucking idiot.
General Hummel: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." Thomas Jefferson.
John Mason: "Patriotism is a virtue of the vicious," according to Oscar Wilde.
[Hummel knocks him to the ground.]
John Mason: Thank you for making my point.

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Trivia: When Stanley introduces himself, Mason replies with "but of course you are". James Bond said the same thing to Plenty O'Toole in Diamonds are Forever, and both Bond and Mason were played by Sean Connery.

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Question: What is the purpose of the special gear given to Mason? He uses them to kill the bad guy later in the movie but he was just there to lead the way and wasn't meant to take part in any action, so is there any other reason why he was given them?


Chosen answer: He wasn't meant to be involved in any action, but being SAS-trained he could defend himself if needed. He was given the equipment just in case.

Answer: Actually he led them to believe he needed it to break in.

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