Bandits (2001)

9 mistakes

(7 votes)

Continuity mistake: In the scene at the little bar Bruce Willis kicks Billy Bob Thornton's chair over. Kate Blanchett picks Billy Bob up and tries to dance with him. A different angle shows Bruce Willis still at the table and the Billy Bob's chair is now upright.

Other mistake: When Bruce Willis and Troy Garity get hit by the rental truck, you can see the car is a junked car. When Bruce Willis gets out off the passenger side door, there is no interior on the inside of the door.

Factual error: Two problems with the end of the movie - first, a doctor must declare death officially before bodies can be bagged, and second, the bodies cannot be moved until a full investigation is performed.

Continuity mistake: The teenage girl in the first house they sleep over in hands Bruce Willis a mug of tea the following morning. First it shows her front and his back, and she turns the mug so the handle faces him as he takes it. Then it cuts to facing him from behind her, and the mug handle is now facing away from him. (00:22:45)

Continuity mistake: When Harvey finally gets his opportunity to pick up the hitchhiker, she approaches his car and stands at the driver's side. At one point, the camera is on Harvey, and to the left, you can see her reflection in the car's shiny paint job and she is smiling. When the camera cuts to her, she isn't. (01:36:00)

Continuity mistake: After the driver of the PT Cruiser retrieves the gun that Terry drops and shoots the back window, a piece of glass falls as they turn the corner, but for the rest of the sequence the piece is back. (00:14:26)

Factual error: In the beginning of the movie, there is a scene where Joe Blake (Bruce Willis) confronts his teenage hostage, who has just found a shotgun in the home. Willis overwhelms the boy and takes the gun from him. When Willis empties the gun by sliding the pump action, the live shotgun shell falls to the bedroom floor. However, when the shell lands it sounds very much like an empty brass pistol case bouncing concrete. It happens again, later in the movie. Willis' character empties the same shotgun after shooting it into the ceiling during a bank robbery. The empty shotgun shell makes the identical sound when it hits the bank floor.

Other mistake: In one of the first bank robberies there's a scene where a whole crowd of tourists are behind a barricade and they're taking pictures of the scene being filmed. It's in the little bank in Oregon. (00:13:41)

Continuity mistake: When Joe and Terry are escaping from jail in the cement truck, Terry jumps into the truck and shuts the door. A few seconds later the guards start shooting the truck, and from the viewpoint of the guard tower, we see Terry's door shut again. (00:08:55)

Terry: You know the hardest thing about being smart?
Joe: No.
Terry: I always pretty much know what's gonna happen next. There's no suspense.

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