Traffic

Factual error: The Ohio Supreme Court does not meet in the State House, as portrayed in the movie. (00:07:40)

Factual error: Javier Rodriguez and the assassin light up a cigarette in a bar in San Diego. Smoking has been illegal in bars in California since 1998. This movie was released in 2001. (00:32:55)

Continuity mistake: It can be seen twice during the in-car arguement scene between the Wakefield parents that the passenger side fog light is out on their vehicle. After the bugged driveway scene where the car rotates 45 degrees while the wife is backing out (with fog lights off), you can catch a glimpse of the previously inoperative fog light being on and working perfectly as she drives down the street. (01:16:07)

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Ray Castro: Why are hurricanes named after women? Because when they arrive, they're wet and wild, and when they leave, they take your house and your car.

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Question: Catherine Zeta Jones' character is the daughter of a Mexican drug lord, but she tells her upper-class friends that she's European. I'm assuming she's trying to pass herself off as Spanish or maybe Portuguese because it seems more exotic and socially acceptable among the upper class than being Mexican. Is this correct?

Krista

Chosen answer: The upper classes in Spanish-speaking countries tend to be more of Spanish ancestry, decendants of the original conquistadores. As such, some consider themselves Spanish, distinct from the lower-class Mestizos.

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