Continuity mistake: When Remo Gaggi is talking to Andy Stone about Ace cussing out the Board, there's a pack of cigarettes beside Gaggi in his car. The camera angle changes to show Stone's face, who is outside the car, and when it flips back to Gaggi, there is a Zippo lighter in place of the cigarettes. The camera goes back to Stone, and when it comes back again, the Zippo is gone and the cigarettes are back. And to top it all off, not once did Remo smoke in this scene.
Revealing mistake: In the scene where Pesci's character is being buried alive, the body is quite obviously a fake: look at the mechanical way the head moves, and the movement of the chest intended to simulate breathing, not very convincingly.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Sharon Stone is talking to Joe Pesci about how De Niro had his guys beat up James Woods, there are 4 security monitors on the desk behind Sharon Stone. First, the top left monitor goes out. Next only the bottom right monitor is on. Then all four monitors are off. Finally, all four monitors are on again. (01:18:05 - 01:19:20)
Audio problem: In the scene where Sharon Stone is talking to Joe Pesci about how De Niro had his guys beat up James Woods, at one point Sharon Stone says, "Oh C'mon." If you look closely her mouth doesn't move at all. Also if you listen closely, that line comes out on surround sound. When she continues her line it comes out on mono. It was obviously recorded.
Continuity mistake: When DeNiro catches the cheats at the card table, he takes the one with the beard to smash his hand with a hammer. In the first scene the guard is holding the cheat down by the wrist, and in the next scene the guards hand is up by the elbow.
Factual error: When Joe Pesci is driving to meet De Niro, he has to change cars. The scene right before going to the garage, they show Pesci's car driving around a corner and at the bottom right of the screen, you see a lamp post with a bus sign on it that reads CAT. CAT (Citizen's Area Transit) wasn't established in Las Vegas until late 80's early 90's. Before that it was the Las Vegas Transit. This scene was supposed to be late 70's, early 80's...
Audio problem: Ace yells "come with me now" over and over while dragging Ginger out of the house after overhearing her trying to have him whacked. DeNiro's lips are not moving while he's yelling.
Continuity mistake: When Ginger is arguing with the gambler at the craps table about "giving her a bigger cut", the man reaches for her purse to show her the chips she's been stealing from him. As she pulls the purse back, the gold chain strap breaks. The next shot of Ginger shows a repaired chain.
Other mistake: In the scene after De Niro's car explodes, they show him being put in the ambulance feet first. Patients are always put in head first.
Continuity mistake: Jennifer has the diamonds inside her hair bun and she's shaking it to retrieve the diamonds onto the table. As Santoro slaps her face as a gesture to thank her and for her not to get smart with him, her hair bun comes loose and falls out into a pony tail. The next shot then shows Jennifer with the hair bun perfectly groomed again on top of her head.Gisella
Continuity mistake: When news on Robert De Niro not having a casino license first hits the airwaves, the news broadcast displays a still picture of Joe Pesci having a conversation with his friend Frankie. The picture that they use is when Pesci and Frankie have tooth picks in their mouths because they don't want FBI agents lip reading what they are saying. But that didn't happen until later on in the movie. So how could they have displayed a picture of a conversation that hadn't taken place yet?
Continuity mistake: When Nicky goes to Sam's house to meet with Charlie, it's very light outside when he arrives. However when he leaves about four minutes later, the sun is setting. His entire stay at the house takes place during that scene.
Character mistake: When the high roller Ikachawa returns to The Tangiers, Rothstein said he's betting $1,000 instead of his usual $30,000, so when he won, it didn't feel like he had won $10,000 (10 $1,000 bets), but felt like he lost $90,000, alluding to the fact that betting 1/30th of his normal bets made him feel even though he was winning $1k a hand he was missing out on the other $29k, or losing that. At ten hands won, at $1k/hand, he really would have felt like he was losing $290,000, not $90,000 as Rothstein says.Michael Prete
Continuity mistake: In the scene towards the end when De Niro's car explodes, one shot he opens the door and the window is up. In the next scene he opens the door and the window is down.
Continuity mistake: When Ace is having a meeting with Green about him firing the cowboy, Ace stubs out his cigarette. In the next shot from behind Ace is still smoking, but when in the front he has no cigarette.
Continuity mistake: Lester gets beat up by two guys, but after they throw him in his car three guys walk away.
Audio problem: When Nicky is at the airport having his suitcase searched by Customs, he says "If you find any cash in there we'll whack it up with ya" but his lips don't move in unison with the sentence. (00:27:50)
Audio problem: When Pat Webb is reading aloud the newspaper article about Sam Rothstein, his lips don't match when he begins the sentence reading "the Midwest bookmaker", and also the audio sounds spliced in. (01:31:15)
Other mistake: When Ace meets with Lester in the diner, Lester looks around at the guys guarding the exits. The camera pans around to show his perspective, looking first at the door directly behind him, and then the door to his right. Except the camera swings left for both shots, meaning Lester would've had to crane his neck around 270° to see the right-hand door while looking to the left.
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