28 Days Later

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the film during the first shot of the Westminster bridge(showing the side of the bridge and the city) everything is completely still. However, just under the center of the bridge, on the path, you can visibly see a bicyclist ride by between the white boats.


Correction: And why shouldn't there be a bicyclist? People are still alive out there, and traveling by bike would certainly be much safer than going on foot.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: There is a shot when they are driving the taxi from London to Manchester and it shows them on a 2 lane dual carriageway with wind turbines in the background. This shot is on the A30 near Truro, Cornwall (I drive it every day).


Correction: Locations in films are very frequently used that do not correspond with where they're supposed to be. Unless something actually appears on-screen that would indicate to a viewer with no knowledge of the area that the location in question is not what it claims (say, in this example, a roadsign for Truro), then this cannot be considered a mistake.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: If the rage virus takes hold of people within seconds, then how is it possible for the virus to spread to other towns, cities, etc? It couldn't, unless people could still drive, or walk long distances.

Correction: Why not? There's nothing to suggest that people infected stay in the same town they were infected in. In fact, the sheer lack of people in London at the start of the film (there are a lot of infected there, but not the millions of people who actually live in London, especially taking into account refugees from other parts of the country) strongly suggests that the infected disperse quite widely. The attack on the mansion later in the film also shows that the infected roam around the countryside.

Gary O'Reilly

Corrected entry: The film was apparently filmed entirely using a DV cam because of its small budget ($8 million).


Correction: This was actually done to provide a more realistic feel, instead of the smoothness of a real movie camera. Whether budget entered into it, I know not, but if you watch the making of the film, this is what they say.

Corrected entry: At the mansion, the British Army have laced the surrounding area with land mines. The problem is, the British Army do not use or have access to land mines due to the International Banning of Land Mines. The two significant militaries (that is, militaries that would be able to help the British) that use them are the Chinese and the U.S Army; but there is no mention of either of these forces.

Correction: In the 28 days since the Infection broke out, US or Chinese forces could have lent aid, including land mines, then pulled out once it was obvious that the situation was out of control.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Corrected entry: At the end we are left with the question of the pilot's intentions, and what happened. Is he going to help them, or pull an about-face and machine-gun them down thinking they're infected? That question is actually answered. The pilot is speaking Finnish, and he says into the radio "Can you please send a helicopter?" Looks like he was actually helping them after all, and there is still some civilization (or at least people with radios and helicopters).

Correction: By the end, the audience knows the helicoptor is there to rescue the people, not destroy them; they have made a huge sign saying HELLO and are waving and calling, something the infected wouldn't do.

Corrected entry: Watch the scene where Jim, Selena, Frank and Hannah spend the night at the ruins. After Jim's nightmare the group gets back in their taxi and continues their journey to the 42nd blockade. The last shot in this scene is of the taxi driving away and we hear Frank saying 'Door' to Jim. After this there are a series of shots of the taxi driving down the motorway. Watch the 2nd shot closely; as the taxi moves past the screen look at the back passenger window where either Selena or Hannah should be sitting. You will see a person with long red hair and a white top. It can't be Selena for obvious reasons and Hannah doesn't have ginger hair or a white top.

Correction: It's not Hannah, and as you said, obviously not Selena. It's luggage that has been moved from the trunk (boot) to the inside of the car, and is likely a white shirt, and something red, like a jacket, hanging from a hook inside the car.

Corrected entry: Watch the window carefully at the final climactic battle/escape in the film, inside the army outfit's mansion. There is a quick shot (which requires using the forward button in slow motion) of the rain "falling" upwards as the shot reverses. Simple editing error.


Correction: The rules of this site are quite straightforward - if you have to use slow motion to spot a 'mistake', it is invalid.

Corrected entry: Britain is a Nuclear Power. As soon as the UK Government "lost control" of its nuclear weapons, it is a safe bet that a large chunk of the US Navy would have been sitting off the coast to prevent any weapons falling in to the wrong hands. While the exact capabilities of their Electronic Warefare Ships is classified, if a taxi driver in London could pick up the Majors signal, they certainly would too.

Correction: Yes, but not instantaneously. It would likely take just a little while to get there, plus you have to consider that the transmission was picked up on a radio. Just because the Majors signal was out there does not mean it will be found, especially if the US military isn't looking for it. I am sure they would be a lot of other procedures to go through before scanning radio stations for a hidden signal.


Corrected entry: When someone is in a coma for 28 days, the hospital would have AT LEAST have catheterized said person, however when Jim wakes up in the hospital he is not attached to anything but an IV.


Correction: What happened when Jim was admitted is never revealed. Being that there is nothing to show what happened when he was admitted its impossible to say certain procedures would have been followed or more simply the hospital might have not undertaken them. More importantly we don't know when the virus hit certain areas. In addition Jim was taken in around the time the virus was first starting to spread and hospitals would be the most likely place someone infected would be taken to so many working or staying there would have been the first to have been infected. With that scenario the staff at the hospital might have neglected some of their patients because of how quickly the virus spread.

Lummie Premium member

If the hospitals would have been some of the first infection sites, why would Jim have survived the entire 28 days? I doubt someone was refilling his IV on a regular schedule if the patients are becoming violent animals, which would suggest he would have died of dehydration before starvation would have gotten to him. Also, why would those infected ignore Jim while he was comatose? Would it not be 'sporting'? Given how instinctual they seem to become I don't see how comatose would be any different from intoxicated or deeply asleep. Did all of those sorts avoid infection as well?

Corrected entry: When Frank and Jim are on the rooftop and Frank is talking about collecting rainwater, you can see covered containers among the receptacles. You won't collect too much rainwater with a covered plastic box. (00:39:00)

Correction: He covers the containers between showers to prevent them from evaporating. You won't collect much rainwater if you let it evaporate away.


Corrected entry: When Jim is in the boiler room with the other soldier waiting to be executed, the soldier is talking about infection not being able to cross the oceans and seas. This is later proved to be the case when we see the fighter jet scouting the area. One problem with that. There is, however, a way for infection to cross the sea. Euro Tunnel was built before the movie came out, and it connects England to France. The infected could have run through that, and there goes Europe. Since the tunnel was a means of escape, people would try to use that to get out of England and not destroy it. Even if someone had thought about destroying the tunnel one of the key points of the movie was that people were caught off-guard by infection, so they couldn't have. There wouldn't be time to destroy it.

Correction: The soldier also says something to the effect that the rest of Europe would quarantine England rather than risk infection. We know that England knew the infection was going on (rather than being overrun before being able to react), we know that at least some places put up resistance, and it's highly likely that other countries were trying to help with rescue efforts (the prime minster and his cabinet, as well as the Royal family, and anyone else they could get). The Channel Tunnel isn't something you could run through in a few minutes, and it's likely that London was one of the last places to fall (after all, it's the capital). France probably blocked up the tunnel as soon as the nature of the infection was realised. They wouldn't need to destroy it, just a 3ft concrete wall at their end of it, with soldiers posted as guards.

Gary O'Reilly

Corrected entry: In the scene where Frank and Jim are on the roof of Frank's apartment all the buckets are empty because it has been so dry (10 days since the last rain according to Frank). This lack of rain is a major reason they choose to head out for the military base. Yet in the next scene, taking place shortly after the roof scene, they drive out of the garage directly onto a very wet street. The chances that it rained and then stopped in the hour or so between the roof scene and driving scene seems pretty slim given the drought situation.

Correction: It is actually possible for rain to be that quick. Living in Brisbane, we sometimes have quick rain pockets where it can rain and make the paths and roads wet in a matter of minutes and then go back to being either overcast or even sunny. In the scene when they are on the roof it is very overcast so there is a goood possibility there may have been a quick downpour before they left.

Lummie Premium member

Corrected entry: In the closing minutes of the film, the Infected begin to starve to death as some of the characters predicted. But wouldn't they have died of thirst within three or four days of being infected (especially through using so much energy), rather than several weeks by starvation?

Correction: The infected don't live the whole 56 days, just as Jim is not in the coma for the whole 28 days. The first generation of zombies infect the second generation during the initial panic. The second generation arises and hunts any survivors, receiving hydration and nutrition from their blood and flesh. Fewer third-generation infected arise because there are fewer hosts for the virus in the area, and there is an even smaller fourth generation and so on. Therefore, though the first generation would have long since died, the newer generations can extend the threat of infected because they have become infected relatively recently.


Where is it stated that they devour survivors? Or are a few bits from biting each person enough to sustain them?

Corrected entry: Jim takes a very curious route to get from St Thomas' Hospital (where he wakes up) to Piccadilly Circus (where he reads the messages that have been stuck up on the hoarding). He gets there by going past the Bank of England - a detour of at least a couple of miles.

Correction: I don't see how this is a mistake - he's alone and wandering without any clear idea of where he's going, so there's no problem with traveling in curves or zigzags rather than straight lines.


Corrected entry: During the course of the movie, the characters kill the infected by beating them to death with machetes, bats and things of that nature which seems like a pretty dangerous way to kill people who have a blood infection. Shouldn't they be shooting from far away like the soldiers did?

Correction: The UK has very strong gun control laws. The civilian characters simply don't have access to guns.


Corrected entry: At the end of the film when the plane flies over the British countryside, there is a shot of two infected people dying of starvation. The first one seen is lacking the telltale red eyes. (01:41:35)

Correction: No, but he does have white eyes, suggesting that when the infected starve and therefore die their eyes change colour.

Corrected entry: They leave Hannah and Frank's flat in Canary Wharf, drive through the Blackwall Tunnel going South and get to the north of England without crossing the river again. Manchester is north of the River Thames, as is the flat - they have no need to cross the river and go completely the wrong way yet still get near Manchester. (00:41:15)

Correction: Canary Wharf is an office block, so it is unlikely that Frank and Hannah could live there. Therefore it could be possible that their flat was south of the river.

Corrected entry: The jet flying by in the last scene has not been in service for decades. It's a vintage 1950's collector's item.

Correction: Perhaps this was the only technology available to whoever was flying it. After all, we don't KNOW what else was happening around the world throughout the film; that's part of the point of it. Who knows what's been going on?


What plane was it I'm trying to figure out?

Corrected entry: 28 days later is a matter a fact a sequel to a film called J"Primate" about how the infection began with the monkeys. When 28 weeks later is released next year, it will actually be a trilogy, though not many people know about the first movie.


Correction: I can't find any film called Jprimate, or anything relevant called "primate", for that matter. IMDb link or other verification?

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