Corrected entry: When Dressler's 'secretary' speaks 'German' it doesn't sound German or Austrian at all. In fact I am Austrian and If there weren't English subtitles I wouldn't have understood at all what he's talking about. Yes, there were German words, and maybe even the grammar was more or less correct but the pronunciation was that bad that the whole audience started laughing when they heard him talking in 'our' language.
Corrected entry: At the end when Dressler's car explodes a piece of it ends up on top of a Jaguar, then when the camera pans back the Jaguar is not there.
Corrected entry: B2's never leave the middle of the United States unless they are in the air and are on their way to bomb something. The B2's would never have been stationed in Italy and could never have attacked Russia that quickly, as they would have to travel halfway around the world.
Corrected entry: During the scene at the end of the film where both presidents are sitting signing documents in front of an audience, both start signing left handed, but the Russian president signs the second document right handedly.
Corrected entry: In the sequence where Ryan's helicopter has been hit by the blast of the nuclear explosion, an acoustic alarm goes off during the tailspin. This wouldn't be possible, since every electronic equipment fails after a nuclear explosion due to the nuclear electromagnetic pulse.
Corrected entry: When the bomb explodes at the Super Bowl in Baltimore it is daytime, but the Super Bowl is always held at night.
Corrected entry: One thing that is created by a nuclear blast is an electromagnetic pulse. This radiates out of dozens to hundreds of miles at the speed of light. The pulse fries all electrical equipment whether they are on or not. Cabot's palm-pilot, and all cell towers in the city would have been destroyed so Ryan couldn't have used it to call Spinnaker. (01:29:15)
Corrected entry: When the call comes for the bombing of the aircraft carrier, you think that there would be a chain of command with sort of checkpoints to ensure accuracy and to ensure something terroristic would not happen. They probably did this to keep the plot flowing, but it still seems illogical.
Corrected entry: Shots that are intercut between the scene involving the President's attending the Super Bowl in the football stadium in Baltimore and the shots outside the stadium involving the explosion of the nuclear device and the resulting destruction and loss of life are clearly intended to occur during the same time frame. However, all shots set in the stadium are at night under a darkened sky, and all shots outside the stadium take place in the full afternoon sunlight.
Corrected entry: After the nuclear explosion, when the president is in his airplane, he has a plaster on his forehead, then it disappears and without any scar or wound under it. Later it's back again.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the final assassinations take place the cigarette lighter is pushed. Then the camera cuts to a view of the outside of the car right before it explodes. But before it even explodes the car sitting next to it already has its emergency flashers on. Once the car does explode then the car alarm goes off which is when the emergency flashers should cut on.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the soldiers are rescuing the President from his limo they simply rip his door open. It is well known that the Presidential limo is really an armored vehicle that can withstand quite an impact. I doubt that his door would open so easily.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the Russian president is getting into bed with his wife, his pajamas are dark blue silk. When his guards come to evacuate him in the middle of the night, his pajamas are burgundy.
Corrected entry: In the scene in which Russian migs attack the aircraft carrier, the phalanx close in weapon system doesn't fire at the missiles until they are very very close, in reality they would have been fired upon much further out; and as aircraft carrier has 2 CIWS mounts on each side, there would have been another ciws mount firing on the missiles as well, meaning the jets and missiles would not have had any chance.