The Transporter

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: 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.

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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.

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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: Was there ever any satisfactory explanation given as to why Lai was in the bag in the first place? Certainly it got Frank Martin mixed up in the plot - but when she was reunited with her father, he was pleased to see her (far more than vice versa) and he wasn't angry that she'd apparently been sold to Wall Street. If it was his intent that she be sold like that, he would simply have handed her back over to him; if not, what was his motivation? I have trouble understanding this.

Correction: She is in the bag because the baddies didn't want Frank to know what he was transporting, as per his rules. It could have been a large suitcase, but the important thing was to keep her quiet and hidden. Her father had business dealings with Wall Street, but certainly didn't expect her to be kidnapped, thus his relief at seeing her in one piece.


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.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Frank is in the shop, he takes a bottle of juice to give to Lai who is still in the trunk but he walks out of the shop without paying for it or for the food he ate.

Correction: This is incorrect. Frank is holding the water bottle in his right hand and looking at his car. His left hand is rooting around in his jacket pocket. He then produces some paper money and puts it on the table then immediately selects a red straw and walks to the fridge to pick up the juice.


Corrected entry: Why would any of the information on the French inspector's computer be in English?

Correction: In actuality, the computer the detective uses probably is in French, but is shown in English so the audience will be able to understand. Similar to how in many films, foreign characters will speak English to one another. They aren't really supposed to be speaking English, they are simply shown speaking English to avoid the over-usage of subtitles and any confusion from the audience.

Corrected entry: When Lai shoots her father at the end, we see the blood pump through his shirt, yet there is no bullet hole in the shirt. For this to happen, the bullet would have had to gone through his chest and been stopped by the shirt.

Correction: Since the kind of ammunition used is unknown, the bullet may have shattered or went all the way through while being slowed down by the body. The shreds or the bullet could have broken a rib, rupture an intercostal artery (done by bullet, shreds, or rib) and come to a complete halt in the rib or tissue, which can't be seen, since the guy is wearing a shirt. Bullet stuck in body, no hole in the shirt, guy is bleeding. Anatomically possible, hence not a mistake.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the transporter opens the bag in the trunk to give the girl some juice, he cuts a small slit on the tape covering her mouth, throughout parts of the film when the girl has her mouth taped the slit appears and disappears. (00:19:35)

Correction: After he delievers the girl, they exchange her tape with a new one. When Frank takes Lai and her chair home, he had to drive the complete 250 km (4-5 hours) back. He surely made a stop to get refreshments and had to cut the tape again.


Corrected entry: During the initial chase scene when Frank jumps his BMW over the narrow bridge onto the transport, the number of cars changes on the transport from three cars when it is going under the bridge, to two cars when Frank attempts the jump. (00:08:00)

Reservoir Dog

Correction: There are three cars on the truck the whole time (car, space (then BMW), car, car). If you watch the jump-sequenze in slow motion you can see the tip of the third car's hood. When he later releases the cars to block the police, he releases the two cars behind him.


Corrected entry: In the scene where the transporter and the girl are attacked at the beach house they both fall into a cistern. In the next scene we see both characters utilizing scuba gears (conveniently hidden underwater) complete with fins. A few minutes later after they had reached the ground,the girl is wearing her shoes again. How did she manage to hold onto them? (00:48:00 - 00:49:45)

Correction: We do not see the shoes on, she wears the fins the entire time.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Lai downloads Wall Street's information off the policeman's computer, the very last button she hits on the keyboard says "sleep". Later on, the policeman hits the button "wake up". However, if the film is set in France, why are the commands on the keyboard written in English? (00:53:35 - 00:56:20)

Correction: "Sleep" and "Wake up" are used all over the world on keyboards, including countries like Germany have the same thing. However if you take a closer look when he presses "Wake up" you can see a "Verr Num" key, which is the number lock key on a french keyboard.


Corrected entry: When Jason Statham is getting his house shot up, why didn't the shooters use the bazooka first? If they used it first they would have killed Jason. They had the opportunity and didn't take advantage of it.

Correction: They did in fact use the rocket launcher at least twice before they started to shoot the house. The final rocket was meant to make sure he was dead. Plus the shooters wanted to have some fun. This is more of a character mistake then a script one.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Frank is fighting the bad guys in the mechanic room he ends up jumping through the window with a guy he uses to shield himself from the enemy fire. He lands in the water and the bad guys throw a barrel of oil and shoot it causing a fire on the surface of the water. As Frank is submerged under water he grabs the guy he went into the water with and takes a breath of air in his mouth. If the guy was under water and already dead, how would there still be oxygen left inside him? How would someone's mouth be completely closed when they die, and wouldn't water go through the dead guy's nose anyway?

Correction: Your lungs hold roughly 5 qts of air, but if you blow out as hard as you possibly can, you can still only expel at most 4 qts of air. There is always some air left in the lungs to maintain equilibrium. This is why the Heimlich Maneuver works, you push out that last bit of air to dislodge the blockage. This is why there was still a little air for Frank to get from the recently dead guy. I thought it was a brilliant addition to the movie and showed how resourceful Frank really was.

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.

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