Continuity mistake: When Ace is trying to work out what Einhorn and Finkle have to do with each other, his dog sits on a photo of Finkle and its hair does not cover the face, the shot moves to Ace and then back to the dog and now its hair is covering the face of the photo without even moving.
Revealing mistake: At the end of the movie, when Ace is at the stadium and he attacks the mascot, his name is called and he looks up to smile and wave. He is surrounded by players from the Miami dolphins, but if you look through the crowd of players you can see the stadium seats are empty.
Continuity mistake: When Ace is in the asylum, he is trying to hide in a little cardboard box from an employee of the building, so he crams himself into a box and when the man leaves he breaks out of it. He ends up completely squishing the box underneath him. When the camera comes in for the close up shot, the farthest side of the box from the viewer is now undamaged.
Continuity mistake: When Ace is sneaking into Ronald Camp's Private Aquarium, he begins to look around and open some doors. If you look at the colour of the wall it is red. When he opens the door to the giant tank, the wall outside the door (which should be red) is now white. The door also reverses - the handle goes from Ace's left to Ace's right.
Deliberate mistake: In the scene in which Ace is in the asylum, he breaks into a storage closet to view Finkle's belongings that were left behind when he escaped. At first the doorframe is such that the door closes against about an inch of wood, meaning the lock would be behind this wood, so Ace couldn't pry it open. In the closeup, the door's flush against the frame so Ace can use the sign to get between the door and the frame. In the wide shot it's back to how it was.
Continuity mistake: At the end of the mission impossible music, where Ace is sneaking into the billionaire's private Aquarium, there is a plant in the hallway shown from outside of the building when Ace swings opens the door. When he slams the door shut and is inside the building no plant is there.
Continuity mistake: In the apartment crime scene, Sean Young says "we'll let you know if we find a tic", and the large grey-haired cop on her left chuckles, arms by his side. We then cut to a close-up of him with his hands on his hips, pushing his jacket to the sides, then back to the original shot with his hands by his sides again. The close-up itself is a bit weird - Sean Young should be right in front of him, but isn't visible. They must have used a later shot, because after about a minute, when everyone's moved around a lot, we see him back in exactly that position, only now the people visible fit the scenario better.
Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, someone is crawling through the shattered rear windshield of Ace's car while it is in motion. They show a shot from inside the car and the guy has about half of his body in the car. When they show an outside shot, his hands are barely inside the car. Then, in the next inside shot, half of his body is still in the car.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Ace is trying to find a connection between Finkle and Einhorn, there is a shot of his monkey walking along a mantelpiece to the right hand end. There are 2 photos in frames on the mantelpiece, one of which is right up against a heavy book that is flat on the mantelpiece. In the next shot, zoomed in on the monkey jumping on the book there is no sign of the photo that should be touching the book.
Revealing mistake: When Ace's car flips over you can see the left wheel is elevated over the bush. If you look closely there is a wooden plank there to help the car lift itself over the bush. The other mistake in the shot is that there is no conceivable way the bush would have flipped the car. Unless there was something very solid in front of the bush, the car would have just gone right through the bush.
Character mistake: In the scene at Roger Podacter's condo building, you hear the reporter mention that he allegedly leaped to his death from his own 20th story balcony. As the camera pans down, you can see the flashlights and people up on his balcony doing the investigation. This is the 2nd from the top floor. If you count the floors as the camera moves down, there are more than 20 floors to this building. The number is actually closer to 30. Even though it is difficult to get an exact count of the floors, it is still possible to tell with 100% certainty that his unit was on a floor higher than 20.
Revealing mistake: In the scene where Ace visits Woodstock's secret office at the music club, pay attention to the computer screen when Ace asks him to tap into the aquatic supply stores to track the sale of equipment for transporting a dolphin. Woodstock says, "All right, we got marine winch, sling, feeder fish, 20,000 gallon tank..." As he is saying this, the computer screen shows a bunch of non-related items (plates, cups, concrete, stone) with crazy numbers that don't make sense. It was as if someone was in a hurry to create a fake spreadsheet to use in the movie that they just pounded on the keyboard and a bunch of numbers came out. If you look through all of the items, it's actually funny how they are so varied (dog food, speakers, sneakers, soup, chairs) and have nothing to do with the story. Many of the items also repeat with different sets of numbers.
Revealing mistake: After Ace loses the guys in the car chase who kidnap Dan Marino, Ace goes hurtling through the park in his car and smashes through a picnic table. Just before his car flips you can see his windshield is smashed but no holes through it. As the car flips over the bush there is a sizeable hole in the windshield on the drivers side. Its likely the hole was for the stunt driver to look through on the flip. Ace in his car has to keep his head out the window to see anything in front of him (because of the smashed windshield). On the flip the guy has his head in the car. Later on the hole has fixed itself. We see this as Ace is driving Dan Marino to the Superbowl the windshield is still smashed but no hole and throughout the film its made very clear Ace doesn't have the money to fix it up at any point.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film when Ace is kicking the box down the apartment's hallway and he says, 'We're going downtown.', before he says that the box is up against the wall in a normal position, after the close up of Ace saying this, the box has moved to a different position.
Continuity mistake: When Ace is talking to the dog in Roger Pedactors apartment (after his death), he picks up the dog when Einhorn approaches. As he is picking up the dog he places his left hand around the dogs neck. In the next split second shot his left hand is around the dog's body.
Continuity mistake: Near the beginning when Ace is in the parking lot of the stadium for the first time, there is a person walking in the background as Ace swerves his car. In the next shot, it shows two people watching him drive, and then when it goes back to Ace's driving, the man walking in the background is gone without having enough time to walk out of the camera's line of sight.
Continuity mistake: When he is in the aquarium tank (just after he says "I've got to, mister!"), he leans down with his glasses in his left hand. He's supporting his weight on his hands so can't move them, but in the next shot from behind his left hand's flat on the ground with no glasses in sight.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Ace is trying to figure out the Finkle/Einhorn connection there is, what looks like, an air horn on the far end of the table to the right of the dog. A shot or two later when it shows the dog's hair around the picture of Finkle you can see the end of the horn laying right next to the dog on his left side.(This is visible in the screen shot already on the site that shows the dogs hair position changing.).
Factual error: The movie that Ace plays back when he goes to Finkel's house mentions that it is Superbowl 17. Only problem was the entire film references to Super bowl 19 between the Dolphins vs 49ers. Superbowl 17 was Dolphins vs Washington. Added to this the Dolphins lost by much more than just a fieldgoal in both games.
Deliberate mistake: In the final stadium scene, the scoreboard sets forth that it is the 2nd quarter, 3rd Down and 6 yards to go. The game clock indicates that 15 minutes are left in the quarter. The announcer indicated that it was the start of the 3rd quarter, and neither team kicked off.
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