Ocean's Eleven

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the film, there's a scene where Tess runs into Terry as she's getting off the elevator to go find Danny - Her hair is smooth and styled into a French twist. As she's walking down the steps into the casino, Terry calls after her and she turns to face him - This time, her hair is wavy and in a different style.

Continuity mistake: When Danny is leaving the prison in the beginning the camera from the back shows him walking with his hands at his sides. The camera changes to a view from the front and his hands are now in his pockets. (00:02:12)

MCKD

Continuity mistake: At the end of the film, when all eleven members are in a line looking at the big fountain, and they each in turn walk off, the man on Rusty's left looks at him, then looks away again. But when the shot changes to the opposite direction, the same man looks away again. (01:48:00)

Factual error: The security cart that Yen hides in is supposed to be airtight. But when Rusty (Brad Pitt) closes the lid on the cart after Yen has entered it, the front left side pops back up slightly. That gap would prevent the cart from being airtight. (01:10:55)

Continuity mistake: When Bruiser first punches Danny, Danny bends over to slap the table and Bruiser puts his hand on Danny's back. The camera angle changes and Bruiser now has one hand on Danny's back and the other on Danny's side. (01:18:40)

MCKD

Revealing mistake: When in the vault, the Asian acrobat does a flip on to another structure. The flip has been digitally manipulated as his movements are very choppy and unnatural. (01:26:35)

Lynette Carrington

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Tess is stepping out of the elevator and she runs into Terry, her hair is in a sleek, perfectly-styled French twist. Then in the next shot when she turns to him and says, "You of all people should know, Terry, that in your hotels, there's always someone watching." Her hair looks messy and disheveled. (01:44:20)

filledemot

Continuity mistake: Danny says the elevator needs a 6-digit code that is changed every 12 hours. Later when Linus presses them, he enters 1138, which is a 4-digit code. Matt Damon mentions this on the commentary.

Visible crew/equipment: After disabling the guards, Damon and Clooney go to open the vault. The camera's reflection can be seen on the vault door as the shot pulls back. You can also see the crew member operating it.

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Danny: Does he make you laugh?
Tess: He doesn't make me cry.

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Trivia: Don Cheadle's billing/crediting in the movie was of significant dispute. Cheadle wanted to be mentioned above the title at the end of the movie - "pre title credits" - as a featured actor, along with Clooney, Pitt, and Damon, as opposed to being mentioned after the credits with the remaining cast members. His ask was refused by the director, and in response to that refusal, Cheadle said that he didn't want to be mentioned anywhere in the credits if he couldn't be granted pre-title credits. Cheadle's ask was granted in both Oceans 12 and Oceans 13, and he is mentioned before the title at the end of each movie.

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Question: Benedict goes down to the security center after receiving the call from Rusty that it's being robbed. Benedict tells Mr. Walsh to "make the call" and the "SWAT" team comes in. They tell Benedict to cut the power, then an explosion is set off, and so on. But what Benedict and everyone in the security center are actually seeing is a staged event, though it's all happening at the same time. Even if the "eleven" had timed it down to the last second of how things were going to happen, it would have been lapsed due to the few seconds wasted when Danny and Linus had to change the batteries in the trigger for the vault. So, I guess my question is, what are the chances that the tape and actual events would run in time together?

Answer: The battery-related delay doesn't matter - Rusty doesn't call Benedict until after the vault has been successfully breached. Up to that point, Livingston is simply running a looped image of the undisturbed vault. Only once Benedict has reached the control room does the tape of the fake vault start running. This just shows the preparation of the bags and the robbers generally wandering around the vault. Danny and co, down in the vault, would know how roughly long to leave it from the start of the tape to sending the bags up, and they know that the tape will start within a few minutes of them breaching the vault, so that's no real problem, timing-wise. The fake SWAT team show up and head down the liftshaft to the vault area. They then tell Benedict to cut all power to the vault, which he does, and all his screens showing what's going on go blank. During that time, they throw an explosive into the vault and it detonates. When Benedict brings the power back up, he's not looking at the tape any more - he's now seeing real images from the vault cameras. At no point is split-second timing required, nor do they have to worry about the tape being out of time with real events.

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