Broken Arrow

Continuity mistake: When Hale shoots into the train from the helicopter, he wounds Deakins in the right arm, but later during the movie, the wound is nowhere to be seen. Especially during the fight scene at the end when Deakins takes off his jacket. There's no blood or wound anywhere on his right arm.

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Continuity mistake: In the gun fight in the mine shaft, Christian Slater pulls the hammer down on his pistol, then seconds later it's back up.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene in the copper mine, Christian Slater accidentally arms the bomb. As it counts down it is at 26 minutes. Later it counts down to 22 minutes. When John Travolta finds the bomb and begins stroking it the timer is back to 26 minutes.

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Continuity mistake: When Christian Slater and the ranger are radioing for help in the ranger's truck, the enemy helicopter comes from behind a ridge and shoots at them. They get out of the way, and the bullet fire continues and hits the truck on the driver side door, the roof above, and then the ground after that. In the next scene, you can clearly see bullet holes on the hood, going from front to back, but the fire was from right to left.

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Continuity mistake: When Christian Slater and the ranger are getting into the boat, there is a mysterious pair of binoculars that keeps appearing and disappearing.

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Continuity mistake: In the big fight scene in the end John Travolta gets hit in the face and has blood all over his face and the front of his shirt. This keeps disappearing.

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Continuity mistake: Near the end of the movie, the underground nuclear bomb is detonated, creating shock waves and rippling in the ground beneath the Hummer getaway vehicle. The ripples are huge and come in waves, yet when the explosion subsides, and they drive away, the dirt road isn't rippled or disturbed at all.

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Continuity mistake: When Slater has captured the Hummer, Travolta slams into Slater's car which wrecks the right front light. Seconds later when Travolta arrives at the mine the front light is in one piece.

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Continuity mistake: After the nuclear bomb is detonated, the helicopter spins out of control and crashes in front of the Hummer. Moments later, a camera shot from behind the Hummer shows the road in front of it to be clear, and the Hummer drives away without the helicopter being anywhere in sight.

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Continuity mistake: In the closing fight sequence between Slater and Travolta, Travolta takes out a $20 bill, folded, and sets it under the remote for the nuke. Later, when they show the remote again, the bill is shown unfolded, in fact it is flat. When Christian picks the scorched bill off of the plant it is still flat.

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Continuity mistake: When Hale throws the gas bomb at Deakins' hummer, you notice that the damage to the right side of the front end from Kelly ramming the other hummer is magically gone.

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Continuity mistake: When Terry and Hale first meet, Terry says "You're under arrest until we can get this sorted out", and puts the handcuffs on his right wrist. When he kicks her off, the handcuffs are on his left wrist.

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Continuity mistake: When Kelly fires at the hummer, you see that he punctures the gas tank. On hummers, the gas tank is in the middle of the underside. What he shot was the floorboard.

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Continuity mistake: When we see Terry again after her escapee in the river with Hale, her hair and clothes are in perfect shape. Did she have a comb and hairspray on her?

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Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the movie, there is a nuclear bomb with a counter displaying a digital readout of the time countdown. After using several different camera shots and angles, the timer displays "26:00" then 18:00" then "23:00".

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Continuity mistake: The mine is 600 meters deep. Deakins offloaded the bomb at ground level, started sending the elevator down, and then dropped two hand grenades down the shaft. In the next clip the elevator is at the bottom of the shaft, and the grenades hit the bomb. For that to happen the elevator must have free-fallen to the bottom, not descended as we see it.

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Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: Toward the end of the movie, after the nuke has been armed in the mine and both groups are driving Hummers, John Travolta switches off the engine and informs his passengers that when the nuke goes off, the electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) will disable any vehicle that is running. Little does John (and apparently the movie's director) know, but EMP will fry any and all electrical circuits, whether or not the vehicle is running.

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Continuity mistake: When the helicopter on the train blows up, the boxes that Deakins is hiding behind are on fire. When Deakins stands up, the boxes are not even touched.

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Continuity mistake: When Hall (Slater) and Terry (Mathis) fight on first meeting, he cleverly yanks her gun out of her holster as she kicks him away. However in the next shot she draws the gun out of the holster.

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Continuity mistake: During the fight on the train, the white antenna is shot to pieces (one of the corners is totally gone) but in the next clip it is less damaged.

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Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Deke hits the investor in the throat with a pipe, his head is straight back against the chair. In the next shot, his head is leaning to the left towards Deke and in the next shot it is straight again.

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Bonita Kilpatrick

Continuity mistake: In the fight on the train scene, the train goes at very different speeds in the various shots.

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Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Terry goes out of the lake, she is soaking wet and without her jacket, and remains without it for several minutes. Then when she hides behind a bush while the truck goes by, the jacket is suddenly back on her.

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Continuity mistake: When Terry's jeep explodes, we can see the bullet holes in the hood. They are all circular. But when shot from the helicopter from low in front of the car, the holes would be elongated.

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Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Hale is aiming the revolver up at the helicopter, where Terry is talking to the pilot, we can see (in two clips) that the drum of the revolver is empty.

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Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Slater and Travolta are flying in the Stealth, in the outside shot small clouds pass by the plane, but in the inside shot there are none, and they are high above the cloud layer.

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Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Christian Slater and the girl are trying to take over the jeep with the nukes in it, Slater shoots the driver's foot and pushes him out of the jeep to the side of the road, but then the car with Travolta in it accidentally runs over the guy in the middle of the road.

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Continuity mistake: Despite a nuclear explosion sufficient to cause the ground to ripple for several kilometers, strangely, it is not sufficient to blow the top of the mineshaft.

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Continuity mistake: When Deakins drops the nuclear weapons out of the stealth, the parachutes on the nukes are white. When the recovery team finds the nukes, the parachutes are black.

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Continuity mistake: During the fight between John Travolta and Christian Slater in the train car towards the end of the film, the amount of blood around John Travolta's mouth changes between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Terry is hanging on the side of the train, she shifts between being on the sun side and the shadow side of the train.

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Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Terry meets Hale, it is just at sunrise. But during their fight, the angles of light and shadow show that the sun is high up in the sky. And the light level (and cloud cover) changes between shots.

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Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When Travolta holds the dollar note towards Slater in the locker room, the way it is folded changes between shots twice.

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Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When the humvees are racing across the desert they both go over a cliff at the same time, as they do they are just facing each other at the front but when they fly over the camera they are fully straight.

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Continuity mistake: When John Travolta resets the timer on the nuclear warhead in the mine, he sets the warhead to 13 minutes and then smashes the buttons. Right before he smashes the buttons you can see that the buttons are already out of place.

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Continuity mistake: When Wilkins' helicopter blows up, the train comes to an almost complete stop and then goes through the tunnel slowly. When Hale and Terry are done sabotaging Deakins helicopter, the train is back to full speed.

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