Big Trouble

Visible crew/equipment: When Officer Romero and Arthur are alone in the house, handcuffed to the brass shelving unit, as she says, "Help me or I will crush you like a damn bug," a crewmember wearing glasses and a blue shirt is seen crouching on the floor, at the bottom right of the screen. (00:53:05)

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Continuity mistake: In the restaurant scene where the cigar dispute takes place, Bruce gets his fingers broken on his right hand. Later on in the movie, the two FBI agents encounter Bruce in his yellow Hummer. When he rolls down his window, his bandaged LEFT hand is shown.

Visible crew/equipment: When Desalvo, Ferroni, Matt and Andrew are all in the backyard waiting for their moments to strike, in the exterior shots facing the back doors, Arthur is standing facing the TV and there is a small beige rug between him and the TV which disappears in following shots. (00:16:10)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Eliot shows up at the Herks the first time, just as he and Officer Kramitz approach Matt the boom mic dips into view at the top. (00:19:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Eliot is coming to get his son after the missed murder attempt, he enters the room and walks towards his son then is nearly beside him. After it cuts to Anna, when it cuts back to Eliot, he is again walking toward his son. (00:19:45)

Revealing mistake: About 30min into the movie, there is a scene at an airport with a 4-engined 707 freighter. As the characters walk behind the jet, you can see that the left-hand inboard engine pod has no engine on it, unlike the outboard pod. The aircraft is obviously being dismantled despite the appearance of having just landed.

Continuity mistake: When Snake falls toward the water with the "kingpin's suitcase", the gun is in his right hand and he's gripping the heavy suitcase in his left hand. Yet, in the last shot of him underwater the gun and suitcase have switched hands. Interestingly this is not a flipped shot, the watches are still on his left wrist. (01:14:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Stanley Tucci throws his wallet at Tom Sizemore in the bar's robbery scene, the wallet hits Sizemore in the face, then hits his upper arm, then falls behind him to his right. Yet, in the next shot, it has landed on the bomb case on the floor to his left. The same thing happens a few moments later when Tucci throws his keys at Sizemore. (00:40:04)

Continuity mistake: When Puggy is at the bar, and the bartender gives Puggy his change, the money is either closer to him or farther away between shots.

Continuity mistake: Several times throughout the movie, the sweat stains on Tom Sizemore's shirt either disappear, reappear, or grow larger or smaller all in the same scene.

Continuity mistake: When Snake sees Eliot in the airplane terminal, he shoots at him once, shattering only the top half of the glass door (which is split in two by a metal bar). Eliot then leaves the terminal heading outside. He ducks under the bar and through the door to go outside.

Plot hole: When the pilot rolls the plane to dump the suitcase carrying the bomb, Snake grabs hold and falls out of the plane with it. Snake saves himself from falling to his death by grabbing the railing of the open door. The weight of the suitcase would have either ripped one of Snake's limbs off or would have ripped the railing from the door.


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Suggested correction: The suitcase was able to be picked up by Puggy so it didn't weigh enough to rip an arm off. Also railings on stairs have to be able to support lots of weight. They are designed to withstand 1000lbs+.

Factual error: When the Dalmatian and her new puppies are shown, the puppies are standing and their eyes are open. However, a new born puppy's eyes are sealed shut until they are at least 12 days old and they can only crawl on their bellies. (00:05:19)

Visible crew/equipment: When Arthur is pouring himself yet another drink, ranting on about how kids must have done it and how they sniff glue, the reflection of the moving light screen is visible on the glass to his right (viewer's left).

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Continuity mistake: When Leonard Ferroni trips at the airport the first time, in the still shot all the golf clubs are uncovered, but when they hit the ground three of them suddenly have covers. (00:05:35)

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Continuity mistake: At the Miami Herald, when Ken Deeber turns the computer to face Eliot, the Herald's homepage is visible on the PC, but when Eliot stands on Deeber's desk nothing is on the PC's screen. (00:03:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Snake shoots Arthur's TV, the reflection on the TV screen shows the couch and lamps opposite it, but the tall cabinet beside the couch and the huge painting with the table beneath it are all missing from the wall it faces. (00:45:30)

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Continuity mistake: After the Geo hits the goat on the way to the airport, Eliot swerves to avoid the traffic and we see the dent on the front hood, but the dent disappears and then reappears. (00:56:40)

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Factual error: Officers Romero and Kramitz are Miami police officers so they should have no jurisdiction in Arthur Herk's home. He lives in Coral Gables, a suburb of Miami and its own city.

Henry Desalvo: Now there is no law that says I can't come over here and fart on your entree, but I don't. Why? Because it isn't good manners. Now I will ask you again in the nicest possible way, to please put out your cigars.

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Trivia: The voice of the Gators fan, who calls in to the sports radio show, belongs to the film's Director, Barry Sonnenfeld. The voice of that radio show's host belongs to Sonnenfeld's friend, Director/Writer (not for this film), David Koepp. Sonnenfeld's daughter has an uncredited brief cameo as the little blonde girl, in the pink shirt riding a scooter, which Puggy, Nina and Matt run past at the airport. Dave Barry, the author of the novel, upon which this film is based, has a cameo in the boardroom.

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