Corrected entry: In the beginning of the film, the secret service agents are forced to kill the woman with the President (Hackman). In his stupor he is laid on the bed while others begin a cover up. Hackman is laid on the left side of the bed. Subsequent shots from different angles show his placement on the bed alternating from the left side to the right side. He is even removed from the bed from the right side.
Corrected entry: When the 2 Secret Service agents are chasing Clint Eastwood down the hill from the Sullivan house, they put on night vision goggles or binoculars. Clint Eastwood could see just fine without any aids, as so could we. When Clint Eastwood reached his vehicle and drove away, there was a POV shot from one of the Secret Service men of the rear of the vehicle. The license plate was too bright to see any characters yet one of the agents told the other one (Scott Glen) that he saw the license plate number, so why were they used and are they standard equipment carried by the Secret Service?
Corrected entry: When Clint Eastwood calls Ed Harris (the detective) right after the terrace scene where he was shot at, he states that Ed shouldn't bother tracing the call, for he won't be hanging that long. However, when Ed tells him the Secret Service is taking care of his daughter, Clint DOES NOT hang up the phone, but drives away immediately. Thus, if Ed would have kept the connection alive, he could have traced the call in a second.
Corrected entry: When the bad guys start to push the daughter's car toward the edge of the cliff, we see her stepping on the brakes, trying to stop. A few more seconds pass as her car continues toward the edge. Why didn't she just open the door and get out of the car when it was obvious that she was going over the edge? It seems like there was plenty of time to bail out.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the President and his crew are getting back in the car to leave after the coverup, the President's advisor panics when she discovers she's left the letter opener in the house, and the Secret Service agents run back up the stairs to get it at full speed. They've spent hours covering up the crime, and the letter opener is just upstairs in the bedroom. They don't know that Luther is there, so why the urgency? Also, if they're covering up the crime, why bag up the letter opener like evidence in the first place?