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?


Continuity mistake: When Hugh Jackman, Don Cheadle and the extra jump off the cliff and slide down the muddy, dusty side of the steep hill they are covered in filth on the way down. When they hit bottom the only evidence of the trip is a little sweat. Even their shoes are clean. (00:42:20)

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Question: Can anyone translate what Axel Torvalds and his lawyer say to each other in their conversation after Agent Roberts is decoyed away by the fake phone call? The film doesn't provide subtitles because it isn't essential to the plot, but I'm still curious.

Phil C.

Chosen answer: Scene 1: T: Funktioniert alles noch? (Everything all right?) L: Es geht (more or less). Scene 2: L: Sagen Sie nichts mehr (Don't say anything). T: Ja. L: Ich kriege Sie hier raus und zurueck nach Europa (I will get you out of here and back to Europe). T: Sie wissen, dass die beiden Affen noch hinter dem Spiegel sind (You know that these two monkeys are behind this mirror). Scene 3: L: Das macht die Lage auch nicht besser (That doesn't improve the situation). The Lawyer speaks German as a foreign language, Thovald's German is perfect.

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