Universal Soldier

Universal Soldier (1992)

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Continuity mistake: In the hotel scene when Van Damme is crashing through walls to escape the other Universal Soldiers who are shooting from outside, one shot from the inside of the room shows him hitting the wall with his left shoulder, but when the camera goes into the next room to show him coming through that wall, he is breaking through with his right shoulder. (00:39:35)

Continuity mistake: When Luc Deveraux and Veronica Roberts are on the prison bus and Andrew Scott is chasing them on the truck/base of operations Andrew starts throwing hand grenades. Andrew throws one that lands inside the bus. Veronica has time to fumble around for it, pick it up, scream about it and throw it out of the window before it explodes. The rest of the grenades that Andrew throws explode in a couple of seconds like they are supposed to. (01:17:20)


Other mistake: When Dolph Lundren shoots his boss he shoots him through his glasses in his eye. However the guys lens never breaks. His glasses fill up from the inside with blood. (00:52:50)

Continuity mistake: In one scene JCVD is trapped in the back of an out of control prison bus. The driver has been killed but has, one must assume, died with his foot jammed on the pedal because the bus doesn't slow. In a shot facing back at the bus you can clearly see a pair of hands steering the bus. (01:16:35)

Audio problem: When Jean Claude and the girl are in the bus while Dolph is throwing hand grenades, they say a few lines as their bus is getting rammed. There are 3 lines in a row where what they say is not what is heard. 2 lines by the woman and 1 line by Van Damme. (01:16:15)

Revealing mistake: Towards the end of the movie where Veronica Roberts hands are tied behind her back, she goes over to the mulching machine to cut the rope free. But as she hits the blades they bend and move like rubber.

Continuity mistake: In the final fight scene when Andrew is ramming Luc's head into the side of the police car the blood on Luc's forehead disappears and reappears between shots. (01:29:15)


Continuity mistake: When the Unisols first show up at the dam, the colonel is wearing a 11th armored cav patch on his left sleeve and a Special Forces patch on the right. In the next shot he is wearing a 11th cav patch and no SF patch, then a SF patch on the left sleeve and nothing on the right, then they switch (SF on the left and 11th cav on the right). This continues throughout the movie.

Revealing mistake: As Luc and the girl escape the motel, they drive through several windows. On the last one, you can see a (very) badly placed ramp for the stunt. (00:41:50)

Plot hole: When Luc and Veronica escape from the motel, they pass by an old lady reading a newspaper. Given that 4 soldiers have been bombing the place for the last 10 minutes it is totally idiotic to think that the old lady would be calmly sitting in the middle of the chaos.

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Continuity mistake: When Luc and Veronica escape from the gas station, the bullet holes have disappeared from the back of the car.

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Revealing mistake: When Luc cuts out the tracking device from his leg, you can see that the knife was never inside the leg although the leg is trickling with blood from the wound. (00:45:30)


Deliberate mistake: At the start of the movie when the articulated truck is leaving the aircraft, you never see the attached trailer until the truck is completely flat on the runway. This is because of the steepness of the loading ramp, the trailer would ground and get stuck on the ramp.


Plot hole: Luc can break Lundgren's muscled arm but is unable to break his own handcuffs.

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Continuity mistake: After the big chase scene with Luc and Veronica in the prison bus, and Sgt Scott has seemingly been killed, Luc and Veronica knock out the Sheriff and take his car. The car they take is a white car with blue lines on the side, the word "Sheriff" stencilled on the back wing and large flashing lights on top. In the next scene when they arrive at Luc's family's home, the car is still white with blue lines, but has no lights on top or writing on the wings, and has a totally different bumper on the front. (01:18:20)

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Factual error: The prison bus manages to utterly defy physics. Scott throws a grenade which detonates by the rear left wheel. However, the bus then rolls over toward where the explosion occurred, not away as it should have done.


Continuity mistake: After Veronica's car crashes, she is seen on a CCTV screen showing her ID. Half a second later, when the angle changes, her hairstyle is different.

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Continuity mistake: After escaping from the motel, Luc and Veronica buckle up. Minutes later they pull the car over and in the wide angle you can see that neither he nor Veronica is buckled up. Then in the close-up they're buckled up again.

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Continuity mistake: When Luc is in the tub covered with ice bags, a bag appears next to his armpit in the close-ups, but disappears in the wide angles.

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Continuity mistake: When Veronica arrives at the Hoover Dam and pulls over there's just three people next to the car. A frame later there's about 10 people who have appeared out of nowhere.

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Veronica: How can you be so damn calm? I mean, your buddies back there just shot enough ammo at us to destroy Eastern Europe, and you're sitting here bitching at me about a goddamned seat belt?

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