Charlie's Angels

Factual error: At the end of the movie, the villain shoots a missile from his helicopter at a beach house. Just before he fires, Lucy Liu changes the missile (upon which she is sitting) from laser-guidance to heat-seeking, causing the missile to circle around and blow up the chopper. The heat-seeking missile would have locked onto the strong return from the beach, and not pursued a target that was behind it. (01:21:50)

Factual error: When the Angels are chasing Creepy Thin Man down the alley, he turns and fires approximately 20 shots at them without reloading. The luger pistol has an 8 shot magazine. (00:23:35)

Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie, when Knoxx tracks down Charlie's phone call, Lucy Liu is up in the attic, trying to hack into the system that's locating Charlie. There's a satellite antenna right up in the attic, to which she connects her laptop. It's the same antenna Knoxx is using for the satellite uplink. It would be much easier to rip off the cables that connect Knoxx's computer to the Redstar satellites, wouldn't it? (01:11:50)

Factual error: In the Indycar scene, both Cameron Diaz and Crispin Glover couldn't jump in their cars and drive off without help from the pit crews because CART cars don't have starters installed. The cars must be started manually from the back by one of the crew. Also, Indycars must be kept at a very high RPM or else they will stall out, so the quiet scene on the bridge wouldn't happen because both cars would have died. And without a crew member present, they couldn't get the cars restarted for the game of chicken. (00:30:35)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where the Angel throws Lucy's "homemade" muffin: The first muffin actually broke through the door and you could see the depth and the cracks around the point of entry. When the girl comes through the same door, you can see the door no longer has a hole in it, just a fake muffin with adhesive attached to the door to look as if it had done so previously. (00:11:30)

Factual error: When the two are falling from the plane, they achieve terminal velocity or 125 miles per hour. The parachutist from the helicopter grabs the bad guy and pulls the cord opening the parachute, which means achieving 4Gs or weighing four times your normal weight as deceleration from 125 mph to 18 mph takes place under a second. There is no way that that Angel could have held on to someone weighing four times their normal weight.

Factual error: In the scene in which Dylan and Natalie are wearing their men's diguises to break into Redstar's secure area, Natalie wears contact lenses to pass the retinal scan. The retina is inside the eye, and could not be disguised by a lens over the front of the eye. (00:38:35)

Revealing mistake: When the Angels are driving through a tunnel and decide to turn around to get to the marina, there are distinct skid marks the exact same way the girls U-turn. Evidence of previous takes. (01:03:50)

Other mistake: As the girls learn about their assignment from Charlie, he shows them a film. The film shows Knox in a tree. His sweatshirt says "BOSTON" in white letters. It is backwards in that shot, and the scene following. (00:13:34)

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Continuity mistake: The shards in the broken window, from which Drew hangs with her sheet, look different after the repetition. In the original take it's made up of many more fragments than after the slow-motion. (00:57:25)

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Continuity mistake: When the girls are at the race track, in one shot you can see Lucy Liu flashing a bit of cleavage (when she's wearing headphones). Then shortly afterwards she's behind Corwin's car, and she's got a relatively high collared black T-shirt on. (00:29:05)

Factual error: Given that the Angels are all about stopping crime and so on, is it not a bit reckless that they would just rip the door off a flying plane? Anyone not wearing a seatbelt would have been sucked out and killed, which would undoubtedly cause Charlie a spot of bother in law cases and so forth. Just a thought. (00:03:15)

Continuity mistake: In the racing car sequence Natalie chases Creepy Thin Man. As they approach the bridge the sky's completely overcast, but when they're facing each other on it, it's suddenly clear blue sky. Then in different shots the sky changes. (00:32:00)

Continuity mistake: In the finale when the girls are climbing up the helicopter, we see Cameron Diaz sitting down on the helicopter's leg. However, AFTER that scene, from a far shot of the helicopter, Cameron Diaz is still clinging on the leg, trying to climb it. (01:20:30)

Audio problem: In the sequence where Natalie is saving Bosley and calling Pete, listen carefully. When Bosley warns her that there are thugs behind her, he says Dylan instead of Natalie.

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Suggested correction: I just watched the movie...he says Natalie.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning when the guy with the bomb and Drew Barrymore's character, in disguise, are falling out of the plane the guy with the bomb has it still strapped to his chest but after they land in the boat the vest has disappeared. It reappears a few moments later but then again disappears. (00:04:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Lucy Liu is fighting the Thin Man in the tower, the bell falls. Soon afterwards he heads towards her, sword swinging, and we can see the bell again on the right. (01:13:40)

Other mistake: During the five man fight sequence with Drew, she does a split kick in the air and "kicks" two guys, but her foot is clearly a good distance away from even grazing the guy on the right anywhere on his body. (01:16:45)

Continuity mistake: After the two cars hit each other, and Crispin Glover's car is catapulted over the bridge, as his car falls, take a close look - there's no damage at all. Even though he skipped over Cameron Diaz's car rather than ploughed right into it, you'd expect there to be some indication... (00:32:30)

Continuity mistake: In the first fight between the girls and the Thin Man, he grabs some red hair - we see him with it at the race track. However, towards the end of the film he's creeping up behind Lucy Liu and we see him with black hair. Now, the point is that at no point has he fought with Lucy Liu and grabbed her hair - yes, he fights with her AFTERWARDS and grabs some of her hair, but when we see him holding the black hair in the bell tower, he has it before he's had a chance to get any. (01:11:50)

Dylan: And that's kicking your ass!

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Question: Does anyone know the story behind the "Creepy Thin Man?" Like why he likes to pull hair and smell it? Anything that helps me understand his character is appreciated.

Answer: This character gets a backstory in the sequel (Charlie's Angels Full Throttle). Supposedly he was a runaway from a circus, who found refuge at an orphanage. He didn't much like haircuts when he was little.


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