Corrected entry: Muir arrives in his office at one point and his secretary has left a bottle of scotch and a glass with a note to enjoy his retirement. But Muir had already left the office for good earlier that day (around 3pm), and said goodbye to his secretary. She had no reason to think he would be back, and so there would be no reason to hold out on the gift. Had he not heard a news report from China on his way out, he never would have returned.
Corrected entry: In Suzhou Prison, presumably the Suzhou near Shanghai, all the prison guards are speaking Cantonese, which is a southern dialect. They should be speaking either Mandarin (Putonghua) or their regional dialect.
Corrected entry: Near the end of the movie when bishop is getting rescued and escorted into the helicopter; he looks at the other helicopter where he sees the girl. You can perfectly see that her hair is long, but when they show her again when she's in the chopper, you can see her is chopped off, leaving just a buzz cut, most likely because the guards cut it that way. You can see it again when her head is under a blanket.
Corrected entry: Right after the Nebaa is demolished by the bomb, some people are tending to the wounded. One man is laid down on an improvised stretcher. He is missing his left arm. The problem is, the actor is missing his left arm: he was evidently born without it. The arm gets thinner towards the end and, aside from the fake blood, you can see no fake bones, ripped skin or ripped shirt around the end. The skin at the end of the arm is smooth. This man was evidently born without the arm.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Robert Redford calls his broker at the London Stock Exchange to have $282,000 transferred to a Caiman Island account, the time that's given on screen is 9.22 p.m. in Langley/Virginia. Knowing that EST is GMT -5 hours that would mean that the London stock exchange is open at 2.22 am, which is impossible.
Corrected entry: Look at the buttons on Muir's safe. They're upside down - because the entire lock is upside down. Why? Presumably because it looked cooler. (00:13:11)
Corrected entry: During one scene 1975 flashes on the screen (indicating a flashback) and the song they are playing is Dire Straits "Brothers In Arms". This song did not appear until 1985.
Corrected entry: In a scene, Catherine McCormack was distributing candy to kids as she got off her car. According to a friend who does extensive volunteer work in third world countries, field workers will never distribute food or anything to locals like that. The situation can easily go out of hand because you never know what these kids will do to get the candy/food.
Corrected entry: Much of the movie is set on the day before Robert Redford is to retire from the CIA. As a security precaution, the CIA has restricted much of his access and made him turn in some of his badges. At one point in the movie, Redford asks to borrow a colleague (Andy Unger's) phone, claiming that his secure phone has been disconnected. While using the phone, he see's Unger's keycard on his desk and takes it. Later, Redford uses this keycard to access Unger's office when he isn't there. However, at the end of the day, Unger is unable to leave the building without swiping his keycard (because Redford stole it). Unger tells the guard that he must have left it in his office and he will go look for it. In a later scene, we see Unger rummaging through his desk looking for his keycard. If Unger doesn't have his keycard to leave the building, how did he get into his locked office?