Men in Black II

Factual error: When Jay and Tee are in the diner at the start of the film, it's 9pm (we know this because Tee started at noon and Jay set the neuralyzer to nine hours), and outside it's completely dark. In New York City at 9pm in July, the sky is not completely dark - the sun would just be setting. (00:13:20)

Factual error: When Jay and Frank go to Truro, MA, to get Kevin, as they drive in, the background shows the Post Office in front of a lighthouse. However, 1) There is no lighthouse in Truro, and 2) the closest lighthouse is in North Truro, and this lighthouse (the Highland Lighthouse if you're wondering) doesn't even remotely resemble the lighthouse behind the post office. This means that either the shot was filmed in a different place than they say it was, or the background was digitally animated. (00:26:14)

Factual error: When Agent Kay looks up, after he is "deneuralyzed" he sees Orion in the sky. They're in NYC...you can't see the Evening Star, even in the middle of the night. There is no way that Kay could see a perfectly clear, and detailed constellation, complete with stars that can't even be seen in rural areas. (00:42:00)

Factual error: K sees the constellation Orion in the night sky above New York City, but the film takes place in July, and Orion is a winter constellation in the Northern Hemisphere, meaning it wouldn't be visible during the summer.

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Factual error: In the beginning when Agent J is riding on Jeff (the huge subway worm) he has to duck out of the way of the lights that control the traffic in the tube. However, the traffic control lights are not in the ceiling of the subway, they are generally on the right side of the train. (00:07:55)

Factual error: Grand Central Terminal has no lockers in the main concourse area. (00:52:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Frank the dog is growling at the agent in the park his teeth are fine but later talking to Zed he is told he can have better dental. He smiles and his teeth are horrible. (00:23:50 - 00:31:10)

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Agent Jay: Could I have your attention, please? [Neuralyzes the crowd.] Thank you for participating in our drill. Had this been an actual emergency, y'all would have been *eaten*. 'Cause you don't listen! You're ignorant! How's a man gonna come crashin' through the back of a subway win - that's the problem with all y'all New Yorkers!"Oh no, we've seen it all!" "Oh no, a 600 foot worm, save us Mr. Black man!" I ask you nicely to move forward to the next car, y'all just sit there like... [Neuralyzes the crowd again.] The City of New York would like to thank you for participating in our drill. Hopefully you enjoyed our smaller, more energy-efficient subway cars. Watch your step, you all have a nice evening.

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Trivia: The little girl who asks Kay for stamps in the post office and Jay lifts out of the way is the director (Barry Sonnefeld)'s daughter. (00:27:40)

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Question: I never understood the two people on the bikes, you know the people with all the stars. What are they suppose to represent?

Answer: They don't represent anything. Barry Sonnenfeld says in the commentary that he simply likes to use that cycling couple as he thinks that it is a cool visual.

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Answer: They are extraterrestrials, the fact they are weird gives it away to K now he has been deneuralized. He started to notice them again as his mind is rebooting.

lionhead

Answer: And apparently they are a couple who actually live in that area of New York. So they may be familiar to some who see them in the movie.

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