XXX (2002)

118 mistakes

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Factual error: When Xander is seeing through the binoculars what is happening in the basement, he is looking through a brick wall. He would not be able to hear them. (01:13:20)

Factual error: In the opening scene when the agent is trying to get on the stage and gets shot he is leaning forward, yet he falls backwards into the crowd. (00:03:10)

Plot hole: When Xander Cage is just about to try and get into the basement, two scientists walk out. One of the scientists says 'We are finished now - what about you?' The other scientist replies 'We will be done tomorrow' - yet just a few scenes later Yorgi uses the rocket to gas the whole room of scientists. How were they supposed to finish off their job? (01:12:55)

Factual error: When Xander is riding down the rooftop of the barn in Colombia, he lands perfectly smooth without a sound. Now with a jump of at least 10 feet and at that speed, the motorcycle would at least bounce a bit.

Continuity mistake: In the beginning, when Xander steals the corvette, he goes into a reverse 180. When the camera angle is switched to camera 2, he's clearly coming out of a power slide (i.e. fishtail). (00:06:20)

Revealing mistake: At the end of the movie, Czech Air Force sends two Sukhoi 22's to destroy Ahab, armed with rocket pods. When shown from the front, you can see the rocket pods are empty. (01:44:40)

Plot hole: Gibbons ordered the 'Ahab' blown up. He justified it by it's better that they blew up a city if it stopped ten from being destroyed. Then why did they even enter the city and get as close to it as they could?

Continuity mistake: After Xander's car jumps off the bridge, you can see in one shot that he is jumping from the car. In the following shot, Xander is opening his parachute and jumps off the car. (00:08:40)

Factual error: When XXX is first driving his GTO, looking for the cop, he lines up the blood splatter dart so it is in the barrel, the hammer is not cocked back. The next shot should be the bullet after the dart, not the dart as it is in the movie. (00:49:20)

Continuity mistake: Just after X gets his new GTO and the cop knocks the window of the warehouse out, X and the bad guy jump back into the GTO. They drive out of the warehouse and the car is dirty on the bottom. If the car was spotless in the previous shot indoors, how did the car get so dirty so fast?

Factual error: The castle is built amongst beautiful scenery, however, there are no mountains like that in the Czech Republic.

Continuity mistake: When Xander switches off the submarine by tearing off its HD, the flame of the rocket wildly varies in intensity and colors in each shot of the sequence. (01:51:00)

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Continuity mistake: Harpoon in hand, Xander yells to his driver "There's a bridge" pointing at a railway bridge with characteristic metal archways. "Cross the bridge!" he orders, and they do cross a bridge that is blatantly different, with no metal structure. (01:46:20)

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Continuity mistake: Asia Argento unties Xander with a knife she had strapped to her boots. In close-up, the boots are army-like with a dark olive color, but when she was sitting down, and even better when she later has to put her feet on the car pedals, she is sporting pointy camel-yellow boots. (01:35:30 - 01:45:40)

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Continuity mistake: Some potato carts are blocking the road. We see the accident spot and there are several people by the carts taking care of the injured driver, with very few potatoes on the asphalt. When Yelena fires the rockets, no people are by the carts anymore, and as they drive through the flaming wreckage there are many more potatoes - of course since the cart just exploded, but they are all perfectly still and not burnt, not looking at all like they come from a cart that blew up in an inferno of flames a split second before. (01:44:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Toby arrives to bring XXX his new modified car, as he drives it around the court you can notice a policeman appear all of a sudden in the shot with the close-up on the GTO on the grill; was nowhere to be seen before. (01:40:40)

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Revealing mistake: When the cop that Xander drove insane gets wasted, the holes on the armchair don't match in timing nor pattern the ones in the door, and somehow the gun pierced the door, his body and the stuffed furniture without even producing entry wounds on his chest. (01:21:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Milan Sova pulls a gun on Xander, in the wider angles his left hand rests on the inside of the armchair, by his thigh, while in the closer angles it is on top of the armrest. (01:21:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Xander whips out the binoculars to look at the bad guys dressing up the submarine, his fingers are positioned differently on the device between shots. (01:13:10)

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Toby Lee Shavers: I've always wanted to say this. Fire in the hole.

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Trivia: In the party scene at XXX's house after he pulls the stunt with the Corvette, Joshua Todd, the ex-lead singer of Buckcherry, makes a cameo appearance - he never turns around, but you can see the suicide king of hearts tattoo on his back.

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Question: This is regarding the scene where Xander is telling Shaver he wants "All of that, in here" referring to a vast array of weapons to go into the GTO. Where/How in the world did Xander gain access to "all of that"?

Answer: Xander and Shaver were back at the compound where they first met. The one where Xander finds out that Shaver is responsible for making the gun and darts that were used to knock him out. In that scene Shaver shows Xander some of the cool stuff that he had made, and Xander uses a few items later in the movie.

Rollin Garcia Jr

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