Factual error: When Bruce Willis is looking at his old high school news clippings you see a professional baseball score on one of the newspaper clippings. The game was Pittsburgh vs. Arizona Diamondbacks. The Diamondbacks were not a team yet when he was in high school. (00:33:35)

Character mistake: In the final scene, one of the newspaper clippings on the killer's office wall reads something like, "Huge Mudslide in Mexico: All Killed Expect Newborn." The penultimate word should be "except." (01:35:55)

Revealing mistake: When Bruce Willis is in the hospital, the doctor comes up to him and asks Bruce to look at him. The doctor proceeds to get a torch out and shine it into his eyes. Yet there is no light coming out of the torch. (00:10:25)

Factual error: When Elijah first meets David at the gallery, he says that he has Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type 1, which is the mildest form of the disease. But Elijah then states that there are types 2, 3 and 4, and that type 4's don't last very long. The types are not in order of severity, type 2 is the most severe form. Type 4 is actually one step more severe than type 1. (00:30:05)

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Continuity mistake: After Willis rescues the people, he's at breakfast with his son and wife. He slides the newspaper to his son. Close-up on paper (beside orange juice) shows "Bold" typestyle on story slug. Camera pans up to Willis, cuts to son, cut back to newspaper. Suddenly typestyle is italicised (noticeable on "f" in "found"). (01:34:30)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where David is looking through the newspaper clippings, he flips through them, and if you watch carefully, you will see one of them appear twice. (00:33:30)

Continuity mistake: In the final scene of Samuel L. Jackson's office when we first see Jackson wheel himself down the last ramp towards his desk, three computer towers sit below the desk - two off to the left side, one off to the right with space between to wheel his chair up underneath. After the scene cuts to Bruce Willis and then back to Jackson, the two towers on the left have been moved closer to the one on the right. (01:34:10)

Other mistake: Bruce Willis's character has a very clear scar on his forehead in some scenes (I think it's on the right as you look at him) - doesn't really fit the whole "unbreakable" theory. You'd think they could have put some makeup on it...

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Suggested correction: According to a previous explanation, David's "unbreakableness" is limited to his bone structure and general health. His skin can break and heal naturally. See the correction on why the scar from his ear piercing shows.


When David wakes up in the hospital, Dr. Dugan tells David that he doesn't have a scratch on him. If his unbreakableness was limited only to his bone structure, he should have woken up covered in scratches from not only the force of the collision but also from the glass as he was sitting next to the window.

Continuity mistake: After David returns from the hospital he pauses at the bottom of the stairs. First his watch is visible then in the next shot it's covered by his sleeve only to be exposed again in the next shot.

Continuity mistake: The train derailed "just before" (according to the news) 3:20 pm, as seen in the scene where Joseph watches the news on TV (clock over the TV). But when David reads the newspaper later when lying in bed with Joseph the newspaper says it derailed at 9:34 am. Seen on DVD (European Version) (00:08:20 - 00:31:10)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bruce Willis is sitting at the table with his wife and son, there is an orange juice container on the table, the type of container that is a carton but has a screw on cap on the top. When Bruce's son is about to sit down at the table, the cap on the OJ carton is facing Bruce. When the camera focuses on the child, the cap is facing the boy, and no-one had touched the carton. (01:29:40)

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Bruce Willis comes up from behind the killer in orange, he makes him drop his beer he's been drinking, but when they show the beer on the ground during the fight there is none spilled on the floor. (01:29:45)

Visible crew/equipment: When David gets off the Bus to see his son playing football the boom mic is visible. Look closely to the far left of the screen in the reflection of the bus window and you'll see the large stick like mic briefly.

Continuity mistake: Samuel Jackson as a child in the apartment, right arm is in a sling. When he leaves the apartment to retrieve the package on the park bench, the sling is now on his left arm. The child uses his right hand, with no sling, to open the package.

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Suggested correction: It's always his left arm in the sling. When we first see him in the scene in question, he is reflected through a TV screen.

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Character mistake: Various newspaper clippings are shown on the wall. There is one apparently in Italian saying "130 muore en aeroplano accidente." If this were Italian it would read: "130 muoiono in un incidente aereo." If instead it is Spanish it should read "130 mueren en accidente aereo." (01:40:00)


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Suggested correction: Both the text in the film and the corrected text are technically correct. It's not a mistake.

The text in the film is grammatically incorrect. "Muore" is singular and would not be used for 130 people. Also, accident in Italian is incidente. Third, even if it were to be accidente, it would be "accidente di aeroplano." The text in the movie is reversed.


Other mistake: David is supposed to be immune to disease, which is why no one can ever remember him getting sick, but at a number of points in the movie the Chicken Pox scars on Bruce Willis's face are visible. If he was immune to disease, he should never have had Chicken Pox. I noticed this best in the scene where he asks his wife if she can remember him getting sick, look at his right temple.

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Suggested correction: The scars could easily have come from something else. His skin is not impervious to damage, so extreme trauma would break his skin and leave a scar.

David's skin is impervious to damage. After waking up in the hospital after the train crash, Dr. Duban tells David that not only does he not have any broken bones, but also that he doesn't have a single scratch on him. If his skin wasn't impervious, then he should have suffered major cuts and lacerations from the wreck. Even during the flashback of the accident when he and Audrey were teenagers, Audrey is show bruised and bloody while David is completely unharmed.

Suggested correction: David is not "immune" to disease. He has a much higher resistance to disease.

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Revealing mistake: When Bruce Willis bumps the guy in the stadium with the gun in his pants he has one of his "flashes" and the camera zooms in in slow motion to the side of his face. You can see that his ear is pierced. He must be "breakable" if he has a hole in him.

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Suggested correction: The 'unbreakableness' of Bruce Willis' character is that his bones cannot break. (According to the explanation given by S. Jackson's character) His skin can be punctured and so forth. If every part of him was invulnerable he couldn't shave or do many bodily processes.

His unbreakableness does extend to his skin. This is first seen in the hospital when David wakes up in the hospital and the doctor tells him he doesn't have a scratch on him. The second time is during the flashback scene of a teenage Audrey and David both ending up in an automobile accident and Audrey being shown bruised, scratched and bleeding and David completely unharmed.

Continuity mistake: When Mr. Glass is at the comic store, he hits 2 or 3 comic stands. From the last one, 7-8 comic books fall down to the floor but in the wide shot over 20 are on the ground.

Elijah Price: Now that we know who you are, I know who I am. I'm not a mistake. In the comics, you know how you can tell who the arch-villain is going to be? He's the exact opposite of the hero. And sometimes they're friends, just like you and me. I should have known way back when. You know why, David? Because of the kids. They called me Mr. Glass.

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Trivia: Another comic book reference: Most of the film is shot through door frames, windows, between seats or otherwise "framed" like comic book panels.


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Question: I was watching this film on TV the other night, and was expecting to see the train crash at the start, so I was surprised when I didn't. Has this been cut from the TV version?

Answer: No, the crash never actually happened on-screen.

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