Ocean's Eleven

Corrected entry: At the start, Josh deals everyone a single card and is stopped and told to deal to the left. Camera cuts to another angle and everyone has 5 cards in their hands. (00:06:10)

A Demon Premium member

Correction: It's a montage of everything that happens in the game over several hands. It's not meant to be one shot.

Greg Dwyer

Corrected entry: Once Benedict realises that the footage of his vault being robbed was a tape, a scene starts which shows the thieves, disguised as the SWAT team, descending the elevator shaft. When they pull open the elevator shaft doors, a random black man is seen standing on the right along with them. He is not part of Ocean's 11, and seconds before this scene both black men (Basher and Frank) were up in the hotel room. (01:40:00)

Correction: There are six SWAT team members wearing full body armor and suits, no way you can tell the skin colour of any of them from behind. However, one of them is black, Basher, who had joined them as part of the SWAT team after he fired the EMP. Them being upstairs was a lot earlier. Rusty was also part of the SWAT team while only moments before that he was in the casino making the call. They had time to go to the SWAT van and go to the casino.

Corrected entry: In the scene when Clooney and Damon are rappelling down the shaft on steel cables, the come up short of the floor. They pull knives and swipe the cables. No knife would be able to cut a steel cable with one swipe.

Correction: The cable is actually small enough gauge to be severed by a sharp knife when under the amount of tension created by the (static) suspended loads, i.e. Linus and Danny, although if so, it probably should have broken when their dynamic descent was halted so abruptly.

Corrected entry: When Danny tries to trigger the vault door, it turns out that the trigger device doesn't have any batteries in it. Linus mocks Danny with the "you lose focus in this game for one second" line. However, since Linus had no idea that Danny was even going to the vault after he got red-flagged in the casino's system then didn't it have to be Linus that forgot to put the batteries in, not Danny? Because there would really be no point in bringing down two trigger devices and Linus would certainly not go to the vault by himself to trigger the vault door without having a means to open it.


Correction: Danny and Rusty were the ones to set up the equipment for the heist. It would be their responsibility to make sure everything was ready for Linus' use.


Corrected entry: When Rusty frees Basher, there's a weird difference between shots. In the shot of them just as they start walking away from the car they were leaning against, they're by the bonnet and turning right slightly, so they should pass in front of the car. Then the angle changes, and they're now at the rear of a police car walking perpendicular to it. Not a different car, as it blows up shortly afterwards. (00:21:00)

Jon Sandys Premium member

Correction: I watched this scene twice. Though it appears to be confusing at first, what happens is Basher sets the explosive as Rusty is leaning in whispering their conversation and when the two walk away, they walk from the rear passenger door, AROUND the rear of the car to the rear driver side door and then continue forward leaving the slantingly parked car in the background. Movies don't always account for very small passages in time. The only moments that we do not see (but should logically be assumed) is the short time it took for them to walk around the rear of the vehicle.

Corrected entry: The 160-million dollars that the heist group carries out of the vault in several duffle bags would actually weigh about 6400 pounds and take up the better part of 2 cargo vans. A quick calculation: a stack of 200 $100 bills is $20000 (they can't have used $1,000 bills - while legal tender, they're steadily being removed from circulation, so there wouldn't be enough). Roughly 100 of these stacks would fit in a milk crate sized container, so we are up to $2,000,000. $160 million would require 80 of these crates. Figuring 80 pound per crate, that is 6400 pounds.

Correction: This math is way off. A $100 bill weighs approximately one gram, so 453 weigh one pound. 1,600,000 of them would weigh 3500 pounds, not 6400. Also, one bill measures 2.6"x6.1"x0.004". A medium-sized duffel bag is around 24"x14"x14" when fully packed. So one duffel bag could hold 73,500 bills, requiring 22 total bags to hold all the money, and each one would weigh 162 pounds.

Correction: If a $100 is 1 gram then $160M is 1.6M grams which is 3527lbs. The correction is correct, the original entry is wrong.

The_Iceman Premium member

Corrected entry: When the SWAT team leaves the vault, how do they account for the extra people leaving with them? Even if Ocean made his own way back to the beat room, Yen and Linus would be 2 extra SWAT team members who magically appeared.


Correction: When a crisis is occurring, most people don't stop and count the number of responders (SWAT, police, fire, ems). They just accept what they are being shown. No one asked for identification either.

shortdanzr Premium member

Corrected entry: When Virgil Malloy (Casey Affleck) is shown controlling the remote van carrying the bags of fliers, he is also shown in a SWAT uniform when they are in the vault. There is no way he could be in both places at the same time.

Correction: It is how the movie is set, showing various different character perspectives.


Corrected entry: Wouldn't Benedict or any of the security staff recognise the same people (the team as different characters) going around the casino all the time, e.g. the Utah twins as the balloon man and the guy he is arguing with, and at another point, the two of them as Mr. Zerga's bodyguards?

Correction: Benedict is very busy and isn't likely to notice anyone in particular unless his staff points them out. As long as the individuals aren't doing anything threatening, the staff aren't likely to remember them either since they see literally thousands of people a day.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: After Danny and Linus attempt to blow the vault door and discover the remote's batteries are dead, Linus makes the comment of, "You lose focus for one minute in this game and someone gets hurt." Danny responds by saying, "I don't hear Yen complaining." Danny's comment only makes sense if he already knows that, had the remote's batteries worked properly, Yen would have been hurt or killed in the explosion since his bandage was snagged and he couldn't get away from the vault door. He couldn't possibly know Yen's hand was stuck when he made that comment - if he did he never would have attempted to blow the door in the first place.


Correction: Danny's comment is a reference to the incident earlier in the movie when Linus "lost focus" and, as a result, Yen's hand was smashed. At that point he said the line to Linus "If you lose focus for one minute, someone will get hurt". He's implying that although he did lose focus here, Yen wasn't hurt this time.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: When they show Frank making the "move to a warmer climate," he's in a taxi, smiling, and then you see "Welcome to Las Vegas" signs off the freeway. If I'm not mistaken, those signs are on the freeway coming from LA. And even if they are from a different direction, the LV airport is in Las Vegas, so unless he took a taxi all the way from New Jersey, there's no reason he should have been 'entering' the city.

Correction: This didn't happen in real time, nor did he say "I'm going straight to vegas". He very easily could have taken his time on the way to vegas, made a detour to do some sight seeing and then come in from LA. Or he could have taken a flight to a different airport and driven from there.

Nick Bylsma

Corrected entry: In the scene where Brad Pitt's character is teaching poker, the actors use their real names or nicknames instead of creating a character name (such as Danny Ocean or Rusty).

Correction: That is become some of the players are doing cameo performances as themselves, check the credits for confirmation of this.

Corrected entry: When Rusty and Linus are watching Tess walk down the stairs, Rusty is holding a bowl of shrimp, but in the next shot, he is holding a plate instead of a bowl.

Correction: Duplicate Mistake.

shortdanzr Premium member

Corrected entry: Right after Sal walks by Linus and Rusty, Rusty asks Linus, "tell me about Benedict." His arm is in a fist up on his chin. On the back of his hand you can see his mic.

Correction: It isn't a mic, it's his tattoo. You can also see the tattoo at the race track when he's with Saul.

Corrected entry: When George and Matt are in the lift and they drop the glow sticks not all of them light up but when they fall to the bottom of the lift they are fully alight. (01:23:50)

Correction: It generally takes 1-2 seconds for the chemicals to mix and fully light up. The longer the stick, the longer it takes.

Soylent Purple

Corrected entry: Terry Benedict makes a call to 911, which the crew has used as an extension number in the Casino's PBX System. Wireless/Cellular Phones cannot be used with PBX Devices as it requires the telephone cable to plugged into the line input.

Correction: Not really a mistake as you can have phones wired from a base station to the PBX system. You have to remember this is Vegas and they have money to spend on keeping their security and phone systems up to date.


Corrected entry: After the lights come back on from the "pinch" everyone in the casino was trying to grab chips and money and a number of people were just running around, but when Rusty is walking through the casino talking on his cell phone to Tess and Benedict everything around him seems to be normal. No one is running around and people are still playing at the tables and slot machines. (01:29:50)


Correction: Rusty called right after the lights came back on. We don't actually see Rusty just yet. He could still be up in the room, outside by the pool, anywhere. The call came just as Terry and Tess are leaving the fight. Terry then had to leave the MGM, get back to the Bellagio in the middle of fight night traffic on the Vegas strip (which anyone can tell you is quite terrible), enter the Bellagio, and get to the security center. That is enough time for casino security to restore order. We don't actually SEE Rusty until Terry gets back to the Bellagio.

Corrected entry: When Yen's bandage is trapped by the explosive device, he tears it out. When he does this, you can see pieces of the bandage, which would fall to ground and surely trigger the floor sensors and the alarms. (01:28:35)

Correction: Not really. Even though pressure and motion sensors can be designed to pick up just about anything, their sensitivity is tweaked to avoid generating false alarms. Just as you don't want your motion sensor going off if a fly buzzes in front of the camera, you don't want all the casino's alarms going off if air currents in the vault blow a piece of scrap paper to the floor. The fact that a dropped piece of bandage doesn't trigger the alarms is highly credible. plus, you don't know for sure just exactly what percentage of the floor in there is pressure sensitive.

Corrected entry: Right before the van door slams on the acrobats hand, you can see that his hand was not even near the door when the van door started to close. (01:01:07)


Correction: If you slow it down, and use frame by frame as the van goes round the corner, you can just about see Yen's hand in the door.


Corrected entry: The balloons in Rusty's car are made up of four colors only (light and dark pink, and clear and pink see-through with writing on them). When Virgil brings them into the casino, there are now three purple balloons in the bunch that weren't there in the previous scene. (00:35:35)


Correction: The three purple balloons could've very well been hidden by the other balloons in Rusty's car, you only see the front view of the car, the balloons could've been at the back or in the middle.


Corrected entry: When Virgil Malloy is walking through the casino with the balloons, he bumps into Turk Malloy. Watch when he first bumps into him and their argument ensues. Their mouths are not moving. (00:35:50)

Correction: Unless you can see their heads/faces in fullscreen, you don't see their faces at all, all you see is partial hair and the balloons going up to the ceiling.


Corrected entry: The car dealer salesman has two pens in his coat pocket, then one, then two, and then back to one. (00:39:40)

Correction: Unless this mistake can only be seen in "Fullscreen", I only see two pens when it first cuts to the salesman. In all other shots the camera is too high to see the pocket where the pens are.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Benedict's men surround the van, you see two tyres been shot out, and three others from a different angle. This means that there are five tyres being blown... (01:37:10)

Correction: In editing it is a fairly common filmmaking technique to repeat or overlap two action shots from different angles, as it intensifies the action.

Corrected entry: Rusty hands Basher a device to rig up to create an explosion and diversion. As the police car begins to smoke, a voice can be heard that yells out "everybody down". It is in fact the voice of Matt Daemon. Later, when the SWAT team is in the elevator and they cut the power, there is another explosion (that of the robbers blowing the safe) and again you hear the same cry out, "everybody down". Again, it is Daemon.

Correction: Given that you actually see Rusty say it in the first instance, it seems unlikely that they would have overdubbed it using Matt Damon. It also sounds very much like Brad Pitt's voice rather than Damon's. The second cry is "Take him down", not "everybody down" - once again, we see this being said on-screen and it's not Damon who says it.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When Benedict talks to Rusty on the phone, his security manager tells him that the S.W.A.T. team arrives 10 seconds before Rusty says his last words to Benedict and leaves his phone in the casino. But Rusty is joining the others as part of their fake S.W.A.T. team and we see them entering the vault a minute after. He would not have the time to change from suit (we saw him wearing suit when Tess found him in the casino) to a S.W.A.T. outfit in that time. Even if he went out of the casino the last time we saw him and changed clothes whilst still talking to Benedict, there was only 30 seconds until the arrival of the S.W.A.T. team. (01:30:35)

Correction: Just because only a minute of film goes past between Rusty leaving the phone and the 'SWAT team' entering the vault, it doesn't mean that that's how much time passes in actuality. It would take the 'SWAT team' much longer than a minute just to get themselves and their equipment out of the van (let alone move through the casino and the back corridors to the lift shaft, abseil down and head into the vault). Rusty has more than enough time to get changed.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When Brad Pitt and George Clooney leave the room where they looked up the blueprints and go down to wait for the elevator, Brad Pitt is missing his jacket and his tie, which were definitely there when he was playing cards. If the two of them didn't have anything else to do nor anywhere else to go, then where would he leave them?

Correction: You're talking about 2 totally different scenes here, in different buildings (unless Brad was teaching the stars to play poker in the city's municipal building). His jacket and tie could be anywhere between the two. I guess the most obvious place would be in their car.

Corrected entry: Throughout the card game, Russ's sitting position changes from his hands being on the table, to his arms being crossed, and back again as the camera angle changes. (00:07:00)


Correction: Okay, first you didn't say which game. But let's take both, the first one. The camera cuts are in elapsed time, not in one sitting. The second game he isn't in every shot and has time to change.

Corrected entry: In the scene where we first meet Linus, you can see he is holding his pen up to his mouth in the wide shot and then it is placed in his mouth and has moved 90 degrees to be straight along his face. (00:25:25)

Correction: Have you ever heard of elapsed time? That's why it changed, and he needed that hand to grab the wallet.

Corrected entry: When Mr Zerga's case is being brought into the vault, it is seen placed on top of Yens box, and then seen, at the control room, on the screen. When Benedict is looking at the screen while talking to Rusty on the cellophane, there is no black case on top of the boxes. How come had no one of the security man noticed that the case (probably at the fake vault) is missing, after specifically following it before Zerga's "death"?

Correction: They're not watching the vault continuously - they have to switch to the vault cameras when Benedict arrives. With their rather agitated boss in the room, they're not going to be focused too strongly on the screen. Livingston switches over to the tape of the 'robbery' after only a few seconds - it's simply the case that none of them noticed in that short period of time. Once the 'robbery' is revealed, they've got other things to worry about.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: Brad Pitt tells George Clooney that he can't be part of the operation. Why doesn't Matt Damon get curious about having two complete sets of cable equipment to go down the elevator laser beam shaft? He thought George Clooney was originally doing it solo, replaced by him, so would only expect one set.

Correction: It is very likely that Linus (Damon) never even opens the brief case to check the equipment. It was ready to go for Danny (Clooney), so there was no need. He didn't open the briefcase until after Danny met up with him, and he has already realized that Danny getting kicked out was staged.

Corrected entry: In the scene where we see Linus (posing as NGC) with Terry; Linus states that he has left his pager behind. Terry then asks if Linus knows his way out before leaving him. As we can see in this scene and previously with Livingston, a security card is required to leave this area. Linus would not have a security card and would certainly not be left alone in this area as he would not be able to pass through the doors to exit. (01:13:40)

Shaun Ewing

Correction: Terry is in a hurry to get to the fight; he propbably doesn't have time to think about that. Even if Terry was awere of Linus' need to use a security card, he might assume that another staff member in the casino would be nice enough to let this representative of the NGC out with their keycard.

Corrected entry: When the card game begins, Russ opens up a deck of cards and places the deck in front of him. The camera angle changes and Topher is now dealing out the cards. He never handed him the cards. (00:06:20)


Correction: First, Rusty sets the cards directly in front of Josh, and second, Josh has enough time to reach out and grab the cards before we see it from the other angle.


Corrected entry: After the robbery is completed, Danny followed the SWAT team out presumably in the uniform. There is no way he can change out of the uniform fast enough and get back to the room where Bruiser (the man who's supposed to beat up Danny) is and continue the act of being beaten up.

Correction: Danny probably climbed back up the elevator shaft and went through the same ventilation system that he did to break in, while they were packing up as the swat team.

Corrected entry: Two vans are being purchased at the used car dealership. When Basher blows the "pinch," the explosion blows the roof off a white van. Later, a white van is shown rigged for remote control (with a perfectly intact roof). Finally, at the end, viewers are clued in that the SWAT van is theirs as well. That makes three vans, not two.

Correction: The SWAT vehicle was not part of the "two vans" and could not have been purchased at the dealership with the other vans.


Corrected entry: In the scene where the money cart with Yen in it is parked in the vault, the briefcase used is placed on top of the cart Yen is in. The handle used to push the cart is toward the vault door. When Yen is attempting to get out of the cart, the briefcase starts to slip. However, it would be slipping toward the side that has the handle, so the briefase should have been stopped by the handle. Yen is shown grabbing the briefcase just before it slips off the cart, but from the camera angle, the handle is not there as it should be stopping the case from slipping off. (01:21:50)

Correction: If you look quickly, you will notice that the briefcase actually slides between the handle and the cart before Yen catches it.

Corrected entry: When Andy Garcia says "walsh" after he notices that there is no money in the vault, we can see how destroyed the inside of the vault is. If there had been an explosion that big the Amazing Yang would have died, or at the very least bleeding due to ruptured eardrums.

Correction: Remember that they throw a second explosive into the vault during their SWAT team masquerade - it's this detonation that wrecks the vault, not the initial one that blows the door. Yen was well out of the way for the second, larger blast.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: After the lights turn back on the motion detectors turn on as well. If that is so then the motion detectors inside the vault would be active as well. Those would go off when the vault door explodes due to all the debris being scattered about.

Correction: According to dialogue in the film, the blast that destroys the door locking mechanism also takes out the floor sensors.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When the white van is at the airport getting its tires shot out we can see that there is water coming out of the exhaust. Water only comes out of the exhaust the first couple of minutes after a completely cold car is started due to the condensation. Warm cars do not have water coming out of the exhaust, and since the van was driven all the way to the casino and then to the airport there shouldn't be any water.

Correction: Not entirely true. It depends what the temperature difference between the exhaust and the outside air is. On cold days, and usually at night water will drip out of the tail pipe no matter if the car is hot because the cool outside air will cool off the ends of the exhausts pipe, letting water condensate inside. This scene does take place at night, and in the desert where it gets freezing at night.


Corrected entry: An electromagnetic pulse fries any electrical circuits that are in the blast radius, which means that electricity would not come back on at all; the bomb would not just shut it off then back on.

Correction: The pulse was only supposed to disrupt the electricity for a time, which it did. Now how they "scientifically" effected this reaction is the real mystery.

Corrected entry: Danny's trigger for the bombs has four LEDs along the top, none are lit. When Linus replaces the batteries you can see from their explosion reaction shot, from behind, that they are lit. But when we see them from the front, they are no longer lit.

Correction: They probably light up only when they actually trigger the explosion, then turn off again after the signal is sent.

Corrected entry: In the scene when the "swat team" have been sent in to stop the thieves with the money in the vault, they ask for the power to be cut. When this happens the lights go out, and the security monitor screens go black. But the "No Signal" message also appears on the screen. Meaning either the input to the monitors have been pulled out, or the cameras have been turned off. Security cameras would not be running on the same power as the lights in the area near a vault, and even if they were, the "No Signal" message still wouldn't appear as they would be connected to a computer.

Correction: The techs in the security room cut all power to the vault level. This would include the cameras.

Corrected entry: After Danny, Linus, and Yen have triggered the vault and the bomb goes off, Danny and Linus enter the vault and Danny throws down what appears to be a crowbar. He didn't have it in any of the shots before then, and neither did Linus. So where did that come from?

Correction: The shot cuts from one with the door closed to one where they walk through the open vault door. So there was some time in between as they opened the door for Danny to get something he was carrying. It is a lot smaller than a crowbar, but I can't identify it even frame by frame. My guess is that it's a tool to finish opening the vault door.


Corrected entry: Shortly after the vault has been successfully robbed, George Clooney is beaten-up by Bruiser in a small room with two guards outside. Andy Garcia enters and George Clooney's face is badly bloodied and bruised. A few moments later they are talking to each other in the corridor outside and George's face has made a near total recovery. A few moments later still, George Clooney meets up with Julia Roberts at the entrance to the casino and his face has completed its miraculous healing. (01:41:58)

Correction: When Andy Garcia enters the room after George clooney was "beaten up" by Bruiser, his face wasnt badly bloodied at all. His clothes and hair were a little messed up, that's all. It's possible he fixed himself up a bit after.

Corrected entry: When Yen is in the vault he uses the fake jewels (that Basher made) with another device to blow the door.Why doesn't he just bring the jewel device in the trolley with him like the other (silver) device? It would have much less risk because they knew that Benedict would check the case and possibly the jewels too.

Correction: There is very little room inside the box. The silver device he takes with him is an oxygen tank so he can breathe so it's an absolute necessity.

Corrected entry: When Casey Affleck releases the balloons to cover the in-house security camera, is the length of the string long enough or the ceiling low enough for him to then reach up and pull them down when the move is completed? (00:20:45)

Correction: Both. You can see the ceiling is actually hardly higher than the ceiling throughout the rest of the casino, and that the balloons have a long string. The reason Casey Affleck's balloons weren't hitting the ceiling as he was walking was because he was holding them relatively high up on the string.

Corrected entry: After discovering the thieves in his vault, Terry Bennedict (Garcia) turns to Mr. Walsh and whispers "Make the call" [to the police.] Near the end of the movie, when a flashback is shown of the same scene, Bennedict says "Make the call" in a much louder voice and Mr. Walsh brings the phone to his ear much more quickly than before.

Correction: It's not a mistake. It's a flashback, it is how he is remembering it in his own head.

Corrected entry: In the beginning Danny says he was "put up in the pen for 4 years". But when he's talking to Tess for the first time she says "how do I get my 5 years back?"

Correction: She was probably referring to the five years that they were married (presumably, as the film doesn't spell this out) and not to the four years that he was imprisoned, making the point that she spent all that time with a man who lied to her about being a thief.

Corrected entry: When Benedict finds out that Frank Catten has a criminal record, he has him escorted out of the hotel and tells him never to step foot in any of my casino's again. Later, Frank was able to walk into the Bellagio and into the hotel room. As ruthless and devious Benedict is, wouldn't it make sense to inform security about him to make sure he does not enter the casino?

Correction: Not necessarily. Given that fact that Benedict was trying to make it to the fight on time after being delayed, and the break in that followed; chances are that barring Frank Catten was probably not a priority at the time.

Corrected entry: When George Clooney and Matt Damon first meet, George slides a ticket along the table, which Matt Damon subtly takes, leaving Mr. Clooney quite impressed. But before Matt takes it, George Clooney looks towards the bar, waves his hand, and is then amazed when the ticket's gone. Matt Damon had about 3 seconds to take it - anyone could grab it in that time.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Correction: While Danny looks away for about three seconds, if you follow the motion of his hand, it's only away from the ticket for about a second. Given that Linus wouldn't have known that Danny was going to take his hand off the ticket at that moment, it does require quite impressive reflexes to grab it within the one-second window.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: If the thieves are surprised/concerned when the security guard places the briefcase on top of the cart where their accomplice is hiding, why does the recording they made have the brief case in exactly the same place?

Correction: That's not a tape. So that things remain exactly as they were, Livingston is simply looping a shot of the empty vault taken from after the briefcase was brought in.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: During the "pinch" Cloony and Damon crack chemical light sticks to illuminate the elevator shaft. When this is done, the sticks are bent and only one side of the sticks are illuminated. However, in the next shot of the sticks hitting the ground, the sticks are straight and fully illuminated.

Adam Feller

Correction: The sticks are flexible, and offscreen for a second - it would only take a quick bend and shake to get them straight and evenly lit.

Corrected entry: When the two brothers get out of the elevator, we see the clothes on the elevator floor. Wouldn't the cameras see them change in the elevator?

Correction: Livingston had control over the security system. He could have simply looped a recorded shot of an empty elevator.

Corrected entry: In both the scenes where the robbers and the SWAT team absail down the elevator shaft, there is no elevator, as this would obviously prevent them from reaching the vault in the first place.

Correction: There is an elevator, its what the robbers use to hang the ropes from in order to get down. Remeber earlier you see Matt Damon go through the top of the elevator and join George Clooney. They then just go down the side to the bottom and rapelle down.

Corrected entry: Basher sets off a pinch to short circuit the entire Las Vegas Strip. This is a destination many thousands of seniors come to each year. Wouldn't it stand to reason that some of these senior citizens would have pacemakers that would falter in the wake of the pinch?

Correction: Possibly, but this is not really a mistake because there could very well have been senior citizens dropping like flies all over the city, but we just never see them. This may have even been a plus for the team because with ambulances and police scattered all over the city, tending to these fallen seniors, the attention would not be on the casinos when they were robbed.

Corrected entry: The two guards outside the vault doors get gassed and then bound by their hands and feet. Afterwards, while Matt Damon and George Clooney are putting batteries into the bomb detonator outside the vault, you can see the two guards behind them on the floor, unbound.

Correction: I went through this scene twice. During this scene the camera only tilts down enough to see the floor a minimal number of times. I was unable to see the guards, let alone make out their status. This mistake may have been corrected for the DVD version of the film.

Shaun Ewing

Corrected entry: In the scene when Matt Damon is at the bar in Chicago talking to George Clooney, Matt Damon takes off his eye glasses and puts them down on the table. The next shot George Clooney is asking for another drink with the plane ticket on the table. When you see the table, Matt Damon's glasses are not there, but when Matt Damon is holding the plane ticket in his hand the glasses are on the table.

Correction: He has the glasses in his hand when talking to Clooney, from the side shot you can, see he is twiddling them round in his hand, he just puts them down the once so he can read the plane ticket.

Corrected entry: On the tape of the stage robbery, we clearly see three men in the vault, Yen, Linus and Danny. But up until Danny was "burned" there were only going to be two people in the vault - Yen and Danny. Linus was a last minute replacement for Danny (albeit pretend, we later find out). Regardless, there were only ever meant to be two people in the vault, as far as Linus knew, at least - he would have been a bit suspicious while filming the fake robbery with three people there.

Correction: The 3 people on the fake tape are wearing masks, so the third man may not even be Linus. Therefore, they could have made sure that he didn't see the fake robbery being filmed, specifically so he wouldn't get suspicious about there being 3 people taking part in it. In addition, when they talk about making a replica, Linus says "to practice?" and Danny says "something like that". Linus probably wasn't even aware that there was a 'staged' robbery.

Corrected entry: One of the reasons the gang decides to rob the casinos on a fight night is because, Danny says, the vault has to hold enough money to cover every chip played on the floor. That's not actually true anymore. With ATM's and electronic transfers, the law no longer stands.

Correction: The law still stands. Casinos must have enough money to cover all chips (for table games) or silver tokens (for slot machines) being used in the casino. They are required to pay all winnings in cash. ATM's are for customers only.

Corrected entry: Why didn't Terry have the cell phone dusted for fingerprints? Danny didn't use gloves, as we see in the flashback, and he's a convicted criminal. Terry would have been able to pin the heist on Danny in no time.

Correction: In the clip showing Danny placing the phone in Tess' pocket, he's shown holding it by the extended antenna; which would not be a large enough area to retrieve a print. Which would explain why the antenna is extended in the first place. Also, Tess and Benedict both used the phone which would also reduce the chance of retrieving a usable print.

Corrected entry: To get into the vault, they need the amazing Yen to pull fancy acrobatics because of the eleborate alarm system, including lasers covering the floor. For some reason, exploding the doors does not set off the alarm. If they could kill the alarm, why didn't Yen just walk across the room?

Correction: In a cut-away scene during the time that Danny, Linus & Yen are rigging the vault door with explosives, Livingston (back at the computer console) mentions that they are down to "pins and floor sensors now." This indicates that they were blowing not only the door, but also the alarm system.

Corrected entry: When George Clooney and Matt Damon are going down the elevator shaft, the laserbeams are turned off for a short amount of time. Both of their ropes are short and they have to cut them. Right when they drop from the ropes the laserbeams are turned back on. Wouldn't the ropes left dangling set off the alarms?

Correction: the pulley systems they use to descend down the elevator shaft pull the remaining ropes back up after Clooney and Damon cut themselves free.

Corrected entry: Why go to the all the trouble of getting the briefcase into the vault when they are also sneaking in the Chinese acrobat (in a very large container)? Why not put the explosives in with him?

Correction: They needed Carl Reiner in the security room to create a diversion for Matt Damon to enter the elevator and for the security cameras to be switched without being detected. They needed the briefcase as an excuse for Carl Reiner to be there in the first place.

Corrected entry: When the cops take Danny away he has blood on his collar of his tux. When he gets out of jail there is no blood.

Correction: As he was in there for four to six months, the prison wardens porbably had the decency to wash the tux for his leaving the prison.

Corrected entry: When the pinch is activated and all the power is cut off in Las Vegas, how does George Clooney and Matt Damon use their pulley system to go down the elevator if the pulley system is also equipped with electronics, because you can obviously see the red lights turn on when the pulley is attached to the wall (electromagnets, presumably). So the pulley system shouldn't work, just like all the electronic equipment.

Correction: EMP pulses disrupt electronics, but if the electromagnets weren't activated when the pulse was triggered, they could be switched on immediately afterwards and work perfectly.

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