Speed

Speed (1994)

229 mistakes

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Revealing mistake: In the elevator scene, when Jack looks up standing on top of the elevator, you can obviously tell that he is in front of a rear projection. Notice the elevator ropes don't move one bit.

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Other mistake: When the safety cable goes taut and stops the falling elevator, a woman standing in the corner is shown to fall through a hole in the floor. However, the hole in the floor was plainly visible in the bottom of the elevator as it was falling. As the hole was more than wide enough for the woman's legs to fall through, she couldn't have been standing in that corner as it was falling.

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Continuity mistake: When the cops arrive at Payne's house, the front passenger door of the silver car closes. However, in the next shot it is open. (01:19:45)

Continuity mistake: When Helen tries to get off the bus, Payne blows up the door. The door is open. However, in the next shot, when looking over Jack's shoulder, the door is closed.

Continuity mistake: As McMahon watches Harry stumble out of the bar, he takes a puff of his cigar. Between frames, his right hand quickly moves from the cigar to the counter-top. (00:26:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Norwood and McMahon break out their maps after hearing about the gap, their platform truck passes a large overhead freeway sign on the right, as seen in a rear window reflection. But a second later, when McMahon insists that the freeway is finished, the sign is roughly 100 yards away instead. (01:02:40)

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Continuity mistake: At some point before the bus slams into a tow truck and sends a car flying, a large pile of shrubs appears on the curb's edge near the bystanders who start running for cover. (00:46:30)

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Visible crew/equipment: As Jack inspects the bus's speedometer for signs of tampering, a camera can be seen in a reflection on the window to Annie's left. (00:44:35)

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Revealing mistake: In the shot where Jack and Harry are descending a ladder to the stranded elevator, we get a good look at the elevator shaft and its surroundings. Upon closer inspection you'll notice how the lowermost section of the shaft is actually a mural - given away by the shadows cast upon it. (00:09:20)

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Continuity mistake: In the cafe, when saying goodbye to Bob, Jack's coffee cup changes hands between shots. (00:27:20)

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Continuity mistake: In Jack's first attempt to stop the bus, he runs alongside it waving his badge. Between shots, his badge switches from right hand to left (before he turns around to shout "Stop" at oncoming traffic). (00:34:50)

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Revealing mistake: A large crowd of onlookers is visible on the highway overpass in the background as soon as Tuneman props himself up in the driver's seat after crashing into the water barrels. (00:40:10)

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Visible crew/equipment: As Harry walks out of the office after telling his colleagues to search for their mystery bomber via pension fund files, a boom mic pole is reflected in the left window when he says, "I've seen this a**hole." (00:55:25)

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Continuity mistake: When the bus passengers notice Tuneman's Jaguar approaching, watch how Stephens (the tourist wearing a blue shirt and sunglasses) changes his position between shots. From the outside we can see him minding his own business and facing the front of the bus at first, possibly reading a book on his lap. However in the following shot he's suddenly got both arms leaning over the seat back and his head turned left. (00:36:25)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Jack is trying to pry open the subway train's doors, a boom mic can be seen mounted on the car's interior, suspended from the ceiling. (01:40:30)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jack pulls a gun on Tuneman, watch as Tuneman's hands change positions on the Jaguar between shots. At first he grabs the top edge of the windshield when pulling himself up to switch seats, but then his hands are placed much closer to the windshield's center all of a sudden. (00:35:10)

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Audio problem: When Ortiz tackles a criminal in the bus aisle, a gun fires and injures Sam, but the blast can be heard a split second after the trigger is pulled. (00:41:45)

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Visible crew/equipment: During the passenger transfers at LAX, a cameraman is visible through the bus doorway two shots before Annie glances over her right shoulder twice. (01:27:35)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Jack is running alongside the subway train trying to find a way in, a camera and its operator can be seen on the window's interior reflection. (01:40:20)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Jack's Bronco weaves across two lanes of traffic on the highway seconds before throwing it in park to catch up with the bus on foot, a camera can be seen, mounted in the Bronco's back seat. (00:34:15)

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Jack: You're crazy! You're fuckin' crazy!
Howard Payne: NO! Poor people are crazy, Jack. I'm eccentric.

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Trivia: The famous "Dukes of Hazzard" sequence was the filmmakers' wry commentary on the uncompleted state of Interstate 105, which had become a running joke among LA motorists. It was finally (and quite uncoincidentally) completed in late 1993 shortly before the film's release, years behind schedule.

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Question: How many people were on the bus throughout the movie (counting Jack, Annie, Sam, & Helen)?

Answer: There appears to be 20. On IMDb, some have character names and others are listed as "bus passenger".

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