The Whole Nine Yards

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jill distracts the contract killer nude, her hand with a gun changes position between the shots. (01:06:00)


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Continuity mistake: When Oz realises that Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski is his neighbour, we see a few newspapers flying up on the screen, on the second newspaper the article with the title "His "Two Lips" are Sealed", the article text does not match the headline. (00:08:25)


Continuity mistake: When Nick and Jill are eating at the outdoor cafe the bottle of Pepsi turns around from shot to shot. When the camera focuses on Nick, you can read the whole word "Pepsi" but when it's on Jill you can still read half of the same word even though she's on the complete opposite side of the table. (00:06:10)

Continuity mistake: When Oz is at Gogolak's house you can see a bottle of vodka on Gogolak's table. When Oz leaves the bottle is gone and now there is a jar of water on the table that wasn't there earlier. (00:26:05 - 00:26:55)


Continuity mistake: As Jimmy & Oz drive from Oz's house to the city, the background behind Oz's side of the car changes from a new suburb in a wooded area (with a degree of unfinished construction) to a large, long-completed residential valley, and back again. (00:11:30)


Continuity mistake: When Cynthia and Jill discuss the money in the bank they are both in the visible shot. In the next shot Cynthia is gone. (01:28:50)


Continuity mistake: When Oz and Jimmy are talking on the Royal Mount, there's a florist stall, with a panel written "fleuristerie". Some shots later, it is bigger with "floreteria" or something like that written on it. (00:13:05)

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Continuity mistake: After Cynthia tells Jill she loves Oz in the bank, we see a long shot of the boat and Jimmy has his hand to his ear, looking like he's holding a phone. We then hear a phone ring, cut to a closeup of Jimmy with his hands by his side, and he lifts the phone to speak. (01:30:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Oz and Frankie gets in to the hotel room where Jimmy is waiting for them, Oz bumps into Frankie and knocks over a lamp. He gets up holding the lamp in front of him. The way he holds it changes during the shots, and the lamp shade changes position. (00:39:55)


Continuity mistake: When Oz is telling Jimmy about his father in law's loan you can see a man standing beside him turning his head to the left. When it cuts to a closeup the man is looking forward. (00:13:25)


Continuity mistake: In the scene where Jimmy gets the molotov cocktail the piece of cloth is pointing down. In the next shot the cloth is pointing further up. (01:15:00)


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Continuity mistake: When Mathew Perry goes to Chicago to meet with the head Boss, Bruce Willis' wife comes to talk with him at the hotel. In the scene where he is brushing his teeth he picks up the mouthwash bottle and swigs some, then sets the bottle down on the counter. The camera cuts back to her, then back to Matthew Perry, and the mouthwash is gone. (00:32:50)

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Nicholas "Oz" Oseransky: Damn it, Jimmy. What the hell did you have to go and move in next door to me?
Jimmy "The Tulip" Tudeski: Oz, do you know what kind of soil they have in this back yard? I've been here two days and I've got little tomato plants...
Nicholas "Oz" Oseransky: Oh my God.

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Trivia: In the car, Willis asks Matthew Perry if 'He's always this nervous?', to which Perry replies, hastily, 'Yes'. This is the exact same exchange that Perry has with Neve Campbell in Three To Tango. (00:12:50)

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