Corrected entry: There's a scene where Richard Gere is in the hotel at Pleasant Point trying to understand what Indrid Cold is saying in the message he taped. He tries over and over and finally the whispering voice of Indrid says something about a 'tragedy UP the Ohio River'. Then, in the scene where it becomes clear the tragedy will be the collapse of the bridge, Richard Gere remembers Indrid's message and a voice, that in no way resembles Indrid's, say in background that a 'tragedy will happen ON the Ohio River'.
Corrected entry: The bridge's collapse is shown taking place at night, in full darkness. The collapse of the Silver Bridge actually happened at 5:04 pm - in that area, and in December, this is within a few minutes of sunset.
Corrected entry: When Richard Gere and his wife have the accident in the beginning of the film her head smashes against the side window. She is in hospital and the scene jumps to two weeks later. He drives to the scene where they had the accident and you can see that the car's side window is still smashed. Surely in 2 weeks you would think he would get it repaired rather than being a constant reminder of his wife's accident.
Corrected entry: When Richard Gere's car breaks down on his way to Richmond and he stops at Gordon's house and Sgt. Connie Parker (Laura Linney) turns up and gives him a lift to Point Pleasant, she arrives in a state trooper police car, in the next scene, they are travelling in a Jeep Grand Cherokee police vehicle.
Corrected entry: The beginning of the movie takes place in the 1960's, but in the car accident scene they crash an E28 BMW from the 80's.
Corrected entry: When Richard Gere receives the first hangup phone call in the motel, he is sitting on the side of the bed. The camera shot then changes, and it appears that he is sitting on the other side of the bed facing the other direction. This "other side of the bed" also now has a phone and the lamp is turned on (whereas before there was no phone and no visible lamp). Even if there was a phone and a lamp, there is no way Richard Gere could move to the other side in a split second. (00:38:30)
Corrected entry: According to the "West Virginia Historical Society" October 2001, 46 people perished, not 36 as stated by the Fire Chief.