Corrected entry: In the scene where Alonzo, Jake and Alonzo's "crew" break in to Roger's house with the warrant Alonzo paid the judge for (apparently to rob him of the money in the floor of the kitchen while making it look official), Alonzo furthers the plot by shooting Roger with the shotgun, and Jeff with the "Stinger". He and his crew all go along with the story that Jeff got shot by Roger as he broke the door down and Jake dropped Roger with the shotgun. This was all after they dug up the floor and seized the money. Are we to believe that (in a matter of 5 minutes, no less) they took the time to dig up the money while their fellow officer was bleeding to death on the floor? Even if that's the case, they didn't have enough time between when Jeff was reportedly shot and paramedics showed up. Even if they said Roger already had the floor dug up before they got there, they used the "picks and shovels" that Alonzo was so persistent his crew sign out before they served the warrant. The whole scene makes no sense and Alonzo's scheme would have raised far too many questions for detectives.
Corrected entry: It is established in the opening scenes that Ethan's character only carries 15 rounds in his Department issued Beretta 92F, when he inserts a 15-round magazine and chambers a round. Towards the end of the film, while Ethan is in the bus heading for The Jungle to apprehend Alonzo, and after getting his firearm back from the Latino Hillside gang, he loads up his 92F and chambers a round. When he gets to Alonzo at his girfriend's house, Ethan initially fires 3 rounds at Alonzo (in the bedroom) while heading for the kitchen. He then fires an additional 6 rounds (2 plus 4) in the kitchen, and a final 7 rounds on the balcony while fighting with Alonzo, bringing the round count to 16 rounds. One round too many.
Corrected entry: At the end of the movie when Hawke returns home he passes in front of his garage. About a second later his shadow passes by the garage again.
Corrected entry: Denzel takes Ethan to see the 3 wise men to get a search warrant. Near the end of the conversation Denzel asks the wise men who's driving and the guy by the window says me. Denzel asks what he's driving - he says red Mercedes. Then Denzel proceeds to walk by the red car and opens the trunk of a white car and puts the money in it. It's the wrong car.
Corrected entry: When Alonzo and the crew steal from and murder Roger, their "cover story" is that Roger shot one of the cops when he came through the door and Hoyt shot and killed Roger with the shotgun. The ambulance arrives about 2-3 minutes after they call in the shooting. How would they explain the kitchen floor being cut up and the money being dug up? It clearly took longer than 3 minutes (It shows where Alonzo smokes 4 or 5 cigarettes in the time it takes) so when, according to their "cover story," would they have had the time or opportunity to dig it up?
Corrected entry: At the end of the film, after the fight with Ethan Hawke, Denzel Washington is sitting calmly in his car at a stop light late at night. But why would a bad cop with no regard for the law bother to stop at a red light late at night? Especially when he knows mobsters are after him? Is he more concerned about traffic laws than criminal law?
Corrected entry: When Denzel and his crew arrive to rob Roger, Denzel gives him a copy of the warrant which Roger tosses on the coffee table. Later Denzel blasts Roger in the chest with a shotgun and begins to make up a story about what happened. But Denzel never retrieves the warrant and would therefore have to explain how Roger's chest matter got on the warrant during a shootout upon entering his house.
Corrected entry: When Denzel and the other guy get their car shot up as they're driving away, where do the bullets go? In the back window they appear to go straight through, meaning they would also go through the front windshield but amazingly they just stop. The front windshield is in perfect condition.
Corrected entry: Jeff, the dirty cop who was shot at Roger's, is seen clutching his right side where the bullet got past the vest. When he comes out on the stretcher he has a bandage on his left side. BTW, they did a remarkable amount of medical treatment on the scene before they put him on the ambulance...
Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie, Denzel was wearing 2 platinum chains, but about half way through, he is only wearing one.