Corrected entry: It doesn't take 2 guys pushing buttons to make the press operate. OSHA establishes that a light beam be placed so that if anyone/thing tries to enter an unshielded area on a press it breaks the light beam and the press stops immediately, like an automatic E-stop. The press would never operate while someone is in the die pulling the part out so there would be no need for dual controls.EMTurbo
Corrected entry: In the opening scene, there is a zoom in of Rabbit's shoes, showing them dirty and worn out. In the next scene when Rabbit's on the bus home, his shoes are new.
Corrected entry: When Jimmy jumps off the roof of the burning house onto the car below, if you slow it down when he jumps, you can see very clearly that it is not Eminem.
Corrected entry: When Jimmy is rapping outside the factory, there is a crew member holding a boom mic reflected in the window behind him
Corrected entry: Obie Trice has a small cameo in the parking lot scene. But what few people notice is that he appears for another brief moment in a music video playing in the background during the scene where Jimmy visits Cheddar Bob after the accident with the gun.
Corrected entry: When Eminem is in the lunch line battling with Xzibit if you look carefully you can see a crew member running behind the crowd just after Eminem claims that Xzibit has HIV. (00:53:05)
Corrected entry: Just before he enters the club for the final rounds of battles, Rabbit's bruise below his eye is nearly gone, but it is back very much in evidence by the time he takes to the stage.
Corrected entry: If you look very closely at the crowd sequence at the end of the film when Rabbit has just beaten Likety split, you can just notice Dr. Dre standing about mid-screen wearing his trademark leather jacket.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Jimmy is having sex with Alex a member of the crew passes running very very fast just a few meters behind them. It must be a crew member, because no-one was supposed to be in that part of the factory. Slow the DVD way, way down and you can see that Jimmy's hand moves down first, and is completely out of the way when the red-dressed figure whizzes by. It's moving a lot faster than his hands are.
Corrected entry: In the scene where they are riding around shooting paintballs they shoot a bunch of paintballs and there is no hopper on the paintball gun. At most they would only be able to shoot 2 without a hopper.
Corrected entry: In the final battle with Rabbit and Pappa Doc, Rabbit is holding a shirt in his left hand, seconds later when Future hands him the mic Rabbit isn't holding his shirt anymore and it's no where to be found on the floor. (01:39:32)
Corrected entry: In the scene where Jimmy is carrying Lily back to the trailer and the black SUV pulls up, Jimmy tells Lily to go inside and lock the door. Later, when Jimmy's Mom comes home and Jimmy is sitting on the porch, Jimmy's Mom seems to have no trouble entering the house and no key is visible. Plus, if she had been gone before Lily had gone inside, wouldn't she have locked the door when she left?
Corrected entry: When Eminem is doing one of his rap battles, there is a shot of Mekhai Phifer who can be seen mouthing Eminem's words. Aren't rap battles supposed to be freestyle?
Corrected entry: When Jimmy is in the bathroom about to battle Lickety Split in the first round at the Shelter, he is shown with a faintly blackened right eye. After Cheddar Bob briefly comes in to call him to the stage & then shuts the door behind him, the black eye has made an obvious switch to his left eye & appears far more severely bruised. He exits the bathroom & as he walks down the hall the black eye is back on the right but now as severely bruised as it appeared on the left, remaining here for the duration of the film. (01:28:00)
Corrected entry: In the scene where Rabbit and his friends torch the abandoned house, they sing the verse from "Sway" by Coal Chamber that goes, "The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire. We don't need no water let the..." 8 Mile took place in 1995, "Sway" was published in 1997.
Continuity mistake: When Rabbit and his mom's boyfriend were kicking each other's ass inside the Smith's trailer, Rabbit pushes or punches the boyfriend from the kitchen to the living room, breaking a small wooden post in a quick shot. A few shots later, when Rabbit returns to the trailer, the wooden post is intact. There was no time to fix it.