The Transporter

The Transporter (2002)

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Corrected entry: Tarconi says there were 5000 spent shell casings around Frank's house. But we only see three guys, which are probably all of them, seeing how all of the bullets are coming from the same direction. All three of them use weapons with standard 30-round magazines, and are only seen reloading once. Even if you give the film a lot of wiggle room and say they actually reloaded 10 times, that's still not enough. They would need to have reloaded over 50 times - not to mention they would stand there firing guns for over ten minutes.


Correction: Inspector Tarconi actually states that there are "five dozen spent rounds...". His thick accent certainly doesn't make the confusion a hard one to make.


Corrected entry: In the scene where the transporter gets the girl out of his car to deliver her to wall street, you can see that the girl has gotten out of the bag and is hiding in the trunk (as the bag comes out, you can see that she is in the trunk still. She sort of curls up to hide from view). The car is later blown up, and the girl is magically back in the house as if she had never escaped from the bag in the first place.

Correction: It wasn't the girl in the car. It was the 2 cops who tried to save the girl after her escape attempt. This is evident by 1) The yellow outfits the person in the trunk was wearing (just like the 2 guys who tried to save her). 2) When the cop was asking Frank about his blown up car, he mentions the bodies of the 2 cops that were found in the trunk.


Corrected entry: When Martin launches his car onto a car transport truck a wheel comes off his car, only to be back in perfect condition shortly afterward.

Correction: At no point does a wheel come off the BMW during this sequence.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: After Frank has escaped from the jail with the inspector, he gets on the boat. While in the jail (and even before that) Frank has been wearing a blue shirt with khaki pants. Once on the boat, we see Frank change his shirt, but he does not change his pants which are now black instead of khaki.

Correction: Yes, we see Frank pull the boat away from the busy marina wearing the blue polo and khaki pants. At the start of the next shot, however, the boat is already in open water. So there has been more than an ample time lapse for Frank to have already changed into the dark pants, offscreen, and then onscreen continues to change his shirt as well.

Super Grover Premium member

Corrected entry: In the first chase scene, just before Frank launches the BMW off of the narrow bridge, there's a shot of his feet at the pedals showing him mashing the gas pedal while we hear the engine revving and tires squealing. Shouldn't he have had the gas to the floorboard already? How have the tires been spinning up until then?

Correction: On a car with a lot of torque, such as his performance enhanced BMW, it's not necessary to have your foot to the floorboard to get the tires to spin. In the past I had a car that could spin its' wheels at 1000 RPM with my foot pressing the brake, when normal idle speed was 750 RPM.


Corrected entry: The bad guys trap Frank by dropping oil onto the water he is under and lighting it on fire by shooting it. Just moments earlier, before he jumped into the water, they were shooting at him and hitting the oil on the solid concrete ground around him. Yet it didn't catch on fire then, so it makes no sense that it would catch on fire on the water.

Correction: The type of liquid which is thrown in the water is never shown. All we see is a "flammable-sign" on the side of the barrel, so it can be anything, and not necessarily the same liquid Frank poured all over the floor moments earlier.


Corrected entry: During the last transporting scene the semi/eighteen-wheeler with the immigrants inside is shown vigorously swerving from side to side. Shortly thereafter, they open the crate and see that the immigrants are all okay and not injured. Wouldn't, logically, at least some of these people be knocked down and hurt, since they would have been tossed around in the steel cart? (01:19:50 - 01:26:50)

Correction: If you watch as the people get out of the container, a few of them collapse onto the floor. This is most obvious if you look to the right of the truck. They may not be as injured as you would expect, but it is an attempt to at least acknowledge they may be injured.


Correction: The policeman then throws one of the bags to the side and hits the injured man who has been placed on the ground with it and walks away.

Corrected entry: Shortly after the bad guys blow up Frank Martin's house, Martin and the girl go to the Wall Street's office to confront him. Frank disarms Wall Street, taking a 1911 .45. Frank makes Wall Street sit at his desk and covers him with the gun. To emphasize a point, Martin cocks the hammer with his thumb. After some discussion, Martin hands the pistol to the girl to cover Wall Street while he searches the office. After a bit the girl gets angry and again cocks the hammer. Anyway, if Frank Martin, obviously a weapons expert, had taken a .45 auto off someone with the intention of possibly using it, he surely would have cycled back the slide to make sure there was a round in the chamber. (00:56:45)

Correction: At this point in the movie, Frank has almost been killed twice, and his favourite car and house have been destroyed. When he visits Wall Street, the last thing on his mind would be to see if there is a bullet in the chamber. More importantly, this also explains why Wall Street was so relaxed, even though he had a gun pointed at him.


Corrected entry: When Frank and Lai are holding Wall Street at gunpoint in his office, Wall Street calls Frank by his first name, even though Frank never told him. (rule 2: no names) (00:57:50)

Correction: Seeing as Wall Street was able to send thugs to Frank's house and blow it to Kingdom Come, I think it's safe to say that he did a little research and now knows his name.


Corrected entry: When Frank and the Wall Street guy are fighting in the lorry at the end, Frank is steering the lorry with both of his feet. If he has both of his feet on the steering wheel, then how is he pressing the accelerator? (01:20:50)

Correction: It is possible that the truck had cruise control that allows it to continue at the set speed without anyone pressing the accelerator.


Corrected entry: After the lead bank robber shoots his fourth partner, blood is splattered on the rear window, but it isn't shattered. How could the blood come out, but the bullet stay in? (00:04:40)

Correction: It is more than possible for the bullet to have collided with the back of the skull with enough force to spray blood outward, but be deflected either (a) back inside, or (b) outward on a different trajectory that doesn't hit the window.

Rooster of Doom

Corrected entry: In the oil fight scene after Frank takes the pedals off the bike, he throws the bike at the guys he is fighting in the oil. When Frank fights them, what happens to the bike? It disappears.

Correction: No, it doesn't. When Frank steps into the oil on the pedals, it can be seen lying on the far side, beyond a thug. In the following shot with Frank in the middle of the circle, the bike is in the foreground.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Frank is watching the news, you can see the AV1 input display on the TV; meaning he is watching a video, NOT the news.

Correction: Just because it says AV1 doesn't mean he is watching a video. It could very well be that the video feed is coming from a VCR, but it could be because his cable box or satellite box is hooked up to the VCR. Also, the cable or satellite could be hooked to the AV1 inputs, so it would be normal that AV1 appears on the TV.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Frank and Lai are getting out of the water she calls him Frank. He never told her his name, so how did she know what it was?

Correction: Remember that when Lai gets up to explore Frank's house she stumbles upon his old military files, in it included his dogtags which she read as well as photos and the medal.


Corrected entry: When the "kidnapped" inspector and Frank are at the marina, Frank's boat's name is Cassis. In the next scene its name is Manon. (01:02:10 - 01:02:40)

Correction: The town name Cassis is written on the front starboard side of all boats in the port. The boat name Manon is on the aft starboard side, and on the front port side.


Corrected entry: Jason Statham gets on a boat named 'Cassis', half way across the water he takes his shirt off on a boat named 'Manon', a later shot of the same scene he still has his shirt off and the boat is named 'Cassis' again.

Correction: In France we have the name of the boat which is this case is "Manon" (a well known girl's name in south of France) and the name of the harbor in which the boas is registered : "Cassis" (it's a town near Marseille). Both are visible.


Corrected entry: When the containers are being taken somewhere, and the chase and fight scenes begin, there are two containers being taken to wherever they're going. However Frank only rescues one of these containers and drives it away, what about the other container? (01:16:25 - 01:23:15)

Correction: If you paid attention to the movie, Frank took out all the other vehicles in the convoy in one form or another. This pretty much left the lone Transport truck, which the police would have no problem pulling over later on down the road.


Corrected entry: Frank seems to have very clean hands after changing the tire of his BMW. When I've changed a tire before my hands are covered in tire grease and dirt yet his hands show no filth at all.

Tobin OReilly

Correction: From someone who changes tires regularly, it can be done, and it is much easier on a car as spotless as this one.

Sol Parker

Corrected entry: At the start, when the bank robbers pile into the car, Frank flips a switch and the licence plate changes...out in full view of the public. Given how well-prepared Frank is demonstrated to be, that's absolutely something he would have done in private, before arriving at the bank.

Jon Sandys Premium member

Correction: The plate is changed after the robbery for a reason. By allowing plate A to be seen during the robbery the information will be relayed to the police that a car with registration plate A is involved. Swapping to plate B after the robbery ensures that police will see plate B and know that the car is not involved.

Ssiscool Premium member

Corrected entry: When Frank is paragliding after the convoy (and overhauling it rapidly) there is a realism conflict. The posted speed limit over most of Europe is at least 110 km/h. To drive too much below that is illegal. However, the top speed of a paraglider is 60-65 km/h, and the stall speed is about 20 km/h. And yet there was no speed difference between him and the truck when he landed (stalling the paraglider to do so). He should not have been able to catch up to the convoy so quickly, and should certainly not have been able to land with so little problem.

Correction: It's illegal to drive too much over the speed limit as well. Just because something is illegal does not mean people don't do it. Truck speeds are usually different, besides which, it takes very little of a grade to slow a truck down. A grade on a road is not usually visible from the air if it is slight, and as such, the truck going slower than the posted speed limit is very realistic, and most probable. The stall speed of any aircraft is affected by wind. If there is a tail wind, the stall speed will be much higher than 20 kmh. There are too many variables to categorically state it is unrealistic. Also, Frank was a trained Special Forces-type officer, and would likely not have a problem landing as much as a recreational paraglider.


Continuity mistake: When Frank begins his revenge rampage on Wall Street's men, there's a close-up of Lai bound to the office chair with duct tape across her mouth and the slit Frank made earlier is gone, so at first it's to be presumed that it's a new piece of tape. However, when Lai pokes her head out from the back seat of the car Frank stole, there is a slit in the tape, but when he pulls her and the chair out onto the road the slit's gone, only to return again when Frank brings her to his house. (00:28:40 - 00:32:50)

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Question: Frank is fighting a lot of bad men in oil, so everything is slippery. My question is: What are the things Frank puts on the front of his feet, to fight the slippery oil, they are like half-rollerskates?


Chosen answer: You notice that Frank removes those items from a bicycle frame. Those are stirrup-style rat trap bicycle pedals. They have serrated metallic edges which supposedly give Frank traction on the concrete floor, despite the oily mess.

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