Swordfish (2001)

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Corrected entry: In the coffee shop scene (UK DVD chapter 15, time 47:40) where Gabriel is explaining Operation Swordfish to Jackman, he said the DEA businesses had almost $400,000,000 in the bank when they were finally shut down. Gabriel said that after 15 years of interest the total works out as $9.5 billion. For this to be true, the interest rate would have had to average 96% for the whole 15 years. I wish I knew which bank the DEA used. (00:47:40)

Correction: Actually the compound interest rate would have to be around 23.5% - high but not impossible with the right investments in various off-shore activities (especially illegal ones)


Corrected entry: In the opening coffee shop scene, Gabriel is seen preparing and lighting a cigar. Following this you have several clear shots of both hands above the table. However when he leaves the coffee shop, he has a bomb trigger in his hand, that he implies will go off if he lets go. Where was it when he was preparing his cigar and sipping his coffee? (00:01:33)

Correction: That's because he picks it up as he stands.

But the dead man switch was the only thing keeping the police from subduing him. Why didn't they subdue him then?

Factual error: At the end of movie, the TV speaker says US Embassy in Istanbul was bombed by terrorists. US does not have an embassy in Istanbul, Turkey, but has a consulate. Embassies are located in the Capital, i.e. Ankara. (01:49:45)

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Ginger: If you want a chance in hell at getting your daughter back, you better listen up. Unless of course, you want to stay here, in this loser existence, while your daughter grows up to be the fluffer in her daddy's new videos.
Stanley Jobson: Please pay me the courtesy of not confusing your own childhood with my daughter's.

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Trivia: Very little of the bus/helicopter scene was CGI. The director insisted that a real helicopter be used that could handle the load. This made the crew and the pilot extremely nervous as the load was almost 80% of the helicopter's capacity. The stunt crew held firm on the scene where the bus crashes into a meeting however. That was completely CGI as the pilot insisted that it was way too dangerous to attempt it even with a fake building.

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Question: What actually happens at the end of this film? I know that JT escapes down a staircase and therefore is not killed, but why is there a body? You see Halle Berry get shot, but at the end of the film she is on the boat with Travolta. If he is a good guy, why did he kill all those people? Does Halle Berry actually work for DEA? If not then what is the wire for?

Answer: JT is exactly who he says he is. He leaves a body behind to fool the FBI/CIA into thinking he is dead. Jackman would have believed it too had he not seen him heading down the stairs and the surgically altered corpse. Berry was not hurt, the wire, the DEA story and her getting shot were all parts of a ploy for Jackman to trust and confide in her, making it easier for Travolta to make Jackman do what he wanted. Travolta didn't actually kill any hostages directly himself, (though he did put them in that situation, he is by no means Mr. Innocent) - had the police done what he asked, no one would have been hurt at all. So basically, he IS a good guy, but his methods are somewhat morally lacking.

Grumpy Scot

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