Continuity mistake: When Chris Rock and Anthony Hopkins are being chased through the woods, they crash into a tree near the end of the chase. When it shows the front of the Mercedes Benz crashing, the licence plate is torn from the car. Then in the next shot, the plate is simply dented, but still attached to the car.
Continuity mistake: The special phone used by Rock (the Nokia 9210 if it's the European version) is always used the wrong way around. To make a phone call, you must talk and listen to the backside, not as with most other Mobiles, where you talk and listen on the same side as you find the display! And by the way, in each close-up of the phone there was no reception indicated on the screen!
Continuity mistake: In the opening scene the agreed upon price for the bomb is $30 million. $1 million is submitted as down payment in cash. Later on the balance discussed is always $19 million and the transfer shown on the screen is indeed $19,000,000 from Midland BS bank. Where did the missing $10 million go?
Continuity mistake: In the chess park table scene, when Chris Rock is playing chess, you can see the placement of the pieces move around dramatically in different shots, which you cannot do in a few seconds of playing. In one part their are practically no pieces left, though in the next shot the game has many pieces on the board and looks like the game just started.
Add timeKelsey H.
Continuity mistake: Early in the movie, when Chris Rock meets Anthony Hopkins in the park, Hopkins says April 5th, 1970 as the brothers date of birth. Then, when Chris Rock is asking the CIA agents what his brother liked, he asks "What 29 year old brother doesn't like a little bit of rap?" which would make it 1999. Then at the end of the movie, when Rock, his foster mother and girlfriend are visiting the CIA HQ, they look at the book of agents who have died and it says 2003 - Kevin Pope.
Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie Jake Hayes is in the CIA headquarters explaining to his girlfriend and foster mother that when a CIA operative is killed in the line of duty his name is written in the book and the book is sealed up so no one knows who he is, but the book is in a display case in a public area of the CIA headquarters with Kevin Pope's name there for every one to see.
Continuity mistake: The scene after Michelle is shot by the Russian bad guy, they start shooting at Chris Rock and Anthony Hopkins because they have the bomb with them. Anthony Hopkins and Chris Rock are unarmed when they entered the church. In the shot just before Hopkins gets a gun, from one guy who was shot in front of him, you can see Hopkins already has a gun in his hand and then the next shot the gun disappears and you can see Hopkins grab one from the dead bad guy.
Continuity mistake: In the scene after Chris Rock is coming back from seeing the antique vase, and the assassin breaks in to kill him, he climbs out of his bathroom window onto a ledge. He climbs out, begins to move to the left, and then screams. When he screams, it cuts to a different shot, and Chris is back in front of the window when he was after moving to the left of it.
Add timeIan Mugford
Continuity mistake: During the shootout in the baggage room at the train station, Anthony Hopkins tells Chris Rock to get the suitcase with the bomb in it. After some back chat Chris Rock says, 'I'll get the case.' but his lips don't move. To make it more obvious his tongue is sticking out at the time.