Commando

Continuity mistake: In the dealership, Cooke never shifts the Cadillac into reverse, and yet instantly starts backing up after he says he likes "the price." The car would have had to be in Park or Neutral in order to be cranked up and would not start in gear.

Continuity mistake: In the final fight scene Bennett opens a furnace door into John's face, knocking him to the ground. When he opened the door it was two half-doors that opened together, yet in the next shot when he rips the door off to throw at John, only the bottom half is still there.

Continuity mistake: When Matrix's daughter dirties him with ice cream, he turns his head to the left, yet in the opposite angle the head remains straight. (00:05:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Matrix's daughter brings the sandwiches and he talks about Boy George, the magazine is sometimes on top of the sandwich or side by side to the dish. (00:07:45)

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Continuity mistake: After Matrix's daughter puts ice cream on him, the ice cream on both him and her's changes from higher and lower positions between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Matrix arrives to the beach in a rubber boat he has black swim pants on. When he jumps out, they are grey (far shot). When the camera switches back to close up, the pants are black again. (01:07:00)

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Continuity mistake: After killing the guy in the watchtower, Matrix kills 2 more guys coming out of a door, plus 2 showing up from behind. The first of these two falls on the ground, but disappears a second later. (01:10:50)

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Continuity mistake: After Cindy says "I've known you for 5 minutes and I want you dead, too", there's a shot of Matrix's face and all the cars suddenly disappear, only to reappear a second later from a different angle. (00:30:40)

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Continuity mistake: Matrix enters his home and a baddie holds a paper heart. The position of his hand differs between shots, notice the fingers on the second "D" and later on on the yellow paper. (00:13:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Matrix's house is being destroyed, the leaves next to the soldier's head on the floor increase/decrease depending on the angle. (00:12:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Matrix is home covering his daughter, the soldier's thumb next to him is bloody in the close-up angle, but clean in the wide angle. (00:12:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Sully enters the parking lot there's a grey car on the exit ramp. Half a second later, when Cindy and Matrix follow, the car is already on the street, several metres ahead. (00:31:05)

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Continuity mistake: Matrix's camouflage make-up changes style between shots (watch the thick line to the right side of the nose), furthermore, sometimes it's brilliant and shiny, others mat and dry, with no continuity at all. (01:07:25)

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Continuity mistake: Matrix arrives at El Presidente's house and plants a bomb on the floor. In the close-up shot, grass and weeds appear next to the bomb. These later disappear. (01:10:25)

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Continuity mistake: At the mall, when the cops approach Matrix he is either looking straight at them, or away and turning his head slowly. This changes back and forth randomly. (00:35:20)

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Continuity mistake: At the very end of the film. When the 3 helicopters and the seaplane come into land, it is quite a wide shot, with no boats visible. A few minutes later, when the seaplane takes off again, a big white boat is near the coast. Even if the boat was off camera during the landing scene, a few minutes was surely not enough to get that far, and that close to the shore. (01:20:30)

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Arius: Your father appears to be cooperating. You will be back with him soon. Won't that be nice?
Jenny: Not as nearly as nice as watching him smash your face in.

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Trivia: When Col. John Matrix is with Cooke in the motel, Matrix says the famous phrase: "I eat green berets for breakfast." This was a reference to Sylvester Stallone, who played a Green Beret in the Rambo movies. (00:46:45)

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Question: Why were members of John's former team given new identities?

Answer: Possibly so any surviving enemies they encountered on previous missions and or tours of duty couldn't hunt them down and kill them for revenge.

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