U.S. Marshals

Stupidity: It's perfectly legal for cops to hold suspects at gunpoint when making an arrest. So when Newman caught Royce holding Sheridan at gunpoint, he could've just taken him into custody and killed him later. Instead he does the stupidest thing possible, he shoots Newman, which also lets Sheridan escape.

MikeH
Upvote valid corrections to help move entries into the corrections section.

Suggested correction: Taking Sheridan into custody and killing him later would have looked incredibly suspicious. Royce is trying to stage the scene so it looks like he was forced to shoot Sheridan in self-defense. Shooting Newman isn't stupid at all, if anything it helps Royce's story as he can pin the shooting on Sheridan. He can't let Newman live at this point, he's planning on executing Sheridan and the second Newman walks into that room that plan would go awry unless Newman dies as well. The fact that Sheridan gets away is credited to his reflexes and skill, not to Royce's stupidity.

BaconIsMyBFF
1

Continuity mistake: In the scene at the cemetery, Snipe's girlfriend arrives in a 1995-1997 model black Lincoln Town Car. When they begin to escape the cemetery & the back window is shot out, that car is a 1990-1994 model Lincoln Town Car. As the car speeds through the cemetery it returns to a 1995-1997 model. When it then crashes with the Suburban at the cemetery entrance it has once again turned into a 1990-1994 model.

More mistakes in U.S. Marshals

Cosmo Renfro: Sam.
Sam Gerard: Cosmo.
Cosmo Renfro: We're still at the Chinese Consulate. No sign of Chen since he went in.
Sam Gerard: Get the N.Y.P.D. on him. I want you and Royce here at Queens Hills Cemetery.
Cosmo Renfro: Where the hell is Queens Hills Cemetery?
Sam Gerard: Ask a cop.

More quotes from U.S. Marshals

Question: In a scene of the film there are some expressionist portraits in a house. I would like to know who is the artist. Does anyone know?

beatrizdiaz55
More questions & answers from U.S. Marshals

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.