The Hitman's Bodyguard

Factual error: Dutch police cars don't look like they do in the movie, with their blue and white checkerboard pattern. They had blue and orange diagonal stripes on the side. In this movie, they look much closer to what British police cars look like.


Factual error: To my knowledge there is no metro in The Hague. And the only tram in the Hague that goes through a tunnel looks totally different.

Factual error: Obviously Duhovic is supposed to come from Serbia or Bosnia where all the real war crimes took place. Instead Belarus and its flag are mentioned and seen through the whole movie.

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Suggested correction: Duhovic was the former president of Belarus. He's not from Serbia or Bosnia, nor is he suppose to be. However, this is a fictitious movie wherein the character has committed a number of crimes and not a movie about actual war crimes.


Though the movie is fictitious, the plot refers to the Hague tribunal over war crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia (Serbia, Bosnia). Duhovic is a Serbian name like Milosevic, not a Belarusian name. There has never been a former president of Belarus, its president is still active. Too many discrepancies even for a fictitious movie.

Factual error: The "blend right in" car they steal and crash deploys its airbags, which stay inflated, and Samuel L. Jackson shoots them to deflate them. That's not how airbags work - they deflate immediately, that's part of how they cushion the impact.

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Factual error: When they are transferring Kincaid from his prison in Manchester to an airport, they travel through Coventry city centre, where he escapes. There is no need to travel through Coventry. Manchester has an airport, there is no airport in or near Coventry which requires you to leave the motorway network and travel through the city.

Factual error: In the flashback to Whitman's first hit, that of the killer of a pastor, a rook is shown. This bird is not found in the US.

Factual error: There is no Dover-to-Amsterdam ferry service. Such a ferry would quickly cross the English Channel and then sail northeast along the coasts of France, Belgium and the Netherlands (passing The Hague on the way).

Continuity mistake: After they break into the old Mercedes by smashing the driver's window, in the scene when they are singing in the car the glass is there, shown by fingerprints. (00:40:00)

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Question: In the beginning of the movie there is a man recounting his story about how his wife and child were killed by Dukhovich. The opposing attorney objects due to hearsay. How is this hearsay, when the man was telling his story of him seeing his own family killed?

Answer: You are right. It isn't hearsay and this is a mistake.

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