Corrected entry: Nick Tortelli's house on the compound is remarkably similar to Victor Maitland's estate in Beverly Hills Cop. Perhaps Arnie had seen BHC and that's how he knew the layout so well. (01:13:00)

Correction: This isn't a mistake. The location was just used in both programmes.

Corrected entry: When Matrix drives into the mall parking lot after Sully, it is light outside. When he chases after him from the same parking lot, it is night time. It doesn't make sense that Arnold would spend hours in the mall; he was on a tight schedule. Nothing he does suggests a prolonged period of time.

Correction: It can get dark that quickly. 1 hour is not too long to be following someone at the mall. Also, Sully appeared to have had one too many when he was driving, so he was drinking for a while.

Corrected entry: At one point when Matrix is having that huge battle on the island (ya know, him versus a hundred soldiers), he gets behind some bushes for cover. While there, you see the bush RIGHT IN FRONT OF HIM getting hit by gunfire, but for some reason, the bullets never hit Matrix. I guess plants stop bullets. (01:12:55)

Correction: The bush is getting hit by Arnie's fire, not the other soldier's.

Corrected entry: When Arnie gets to the island where his daughter Jenny is being held he is only wearing a bathing suit then he gets dressed and puts on the black camy make-up. Later he takes off his vest the make-up goes around his chest and onto his back, Rae Dawn Chong was still on the plane - how could he reach that alone?

Correction: Matrix was a member of some elite military unit. I'm sure he would have increased his flexibility (along with strength and speed, etc.) to his full potential.

Corrected entry: The truck that Matrix pushes down the hill won't run, because the bad guys have trashed the engine, but after free-wheeling down the hill, when it finally crashes the exhaust is smoking away... (00:13:25)

Correction: Its not the exhaust, the truck caught fire, hence the explosion afterwords.

Corrected entry: Why does Rae Dawn Chong get back into the car with Arnold after she pointed him out to the police at the airport?

Correction: Remember how she pushed the police officer down the stairs? Yeah, they are after her now. She reveals this when demanding to know what all the commotion is about.

Corrected entry: Bennett has just been pierced by the pipe going into a steam compressor or whatever that is behind him. When the camera draws back along the pipe to reveal the steam pouring out, look closely and it looks like CO2 from a fire extinguisher. The edge of the pipe with the "steam" coming out of it has frost on it. (01:24:10)

Correction: How do you know the pipe was carrying steam? It could conceivably have been a pipe carrying a cryogenic fluid (liquid nitrogen lines are common in industrial plants).

Oscar Bravo

If it's not supposed to be steam then that makes the line "Let off some steam, Bennett" make absolutely no sense. It's obviously supposed to be steam.


Corrected entry: When they get to the motel, Arnie tells her to start searching, only he doesn't actually say what for, and she doesn't ask. (00:44:57)

Correction: Arnold probably didn't care about telling Rae what to search for, he just wanted to get on with it to find his daughter. Rae probably assumed she would know what she was looking for when she found it.

Corrected entry: When Matrix and Cindy go to the Galleria it is a beautiful morning outside. When they get out after 15 minutes it is totally dark. It takes a lot more than 15 minutes for the sun to go down. (00:31:07)

Correction: It may not have been the morning, just a bright evening, close to sun down. In those 15 minutes, the sun could have gone down.

Corrected entry: When Arnie and the black guy are fighting in the hotel room there is a point where one or both of them go through a partial wall made up of glass bricks. If you don't look directly at the characters and pay attention to the bricks you'll notice there is no mortar in place. The glass bricks were only neatly stacked one on top of the other and were practically just pushed out of the way.

Correction: This just shows how bad quality the hotel is. It is a little overnight place, not a 5-star leisure facility.

Corrected entry: Matrix is given 11 hours to rescue his daughter. Let's just say that his time started at 12 noon. That would mean he would be at the bad guy's house at about 11pm. However, he arrives there the next day. If he was that late they surely would have killed his daughter, instead of waiting several more hours.

Correction: It gets dark outside shortly after Matrix's plane takes off, so it was definitely in the late afternoon, early evening. They may also have traveled across time zones.

Corrected entry: Arnold blows up many buildings using what appear to be Claymore mines. Claymore mines are deadly anti-personnel mines that shoot out hundred of little steel balls. While the mines may account for the number of soldiers he kills, they certainly could not cause the massive explosions seen. (01:09:53)

Correction: The mines ignited some powerful military explosives stored inside the buildings, which are weapons warehouses.

Where does it say in the movie the buildings are weapon warehouses and there are explosives stored there?


Corrected entry: The point about Arnie using claymore mines to blow up the buildings was a very valid one, but even if he was using high explosives the bombs he placed were clearly outside the buildings, but the massive explosions are even more clearly coming from inside the buildings! (01:11:00)

Correction: The buildings are weapons warehouses. They might contain explosives which were ignited by the initial explosion.

The movie never says the buildings are weapons warehouses stored with explosives. The implication is that the mines Matrix set blew up the buildings. There isn't even a hint that the mines set off explosives inside the buildings because we are never shown it.


Corrected entry: When Matrix shoots the man in his daughter's room with the M16, the sound, and reaction of the man is more like a shotgun. (00:13:50)

Correction: Actually the rifle Matrix is holding is a Heckler and Koch G3, which fires 7.62 mm rounds, a lot more powerful than an M16's 5.56 mm.

Corrected entry: When Matrix rips out the seat out the the woman's car, he didn't release a latch or anything, so wouldn't there be twisted metal where the seat was? But Matrix just jumps right in. (00:29:20)

Correction: Not necessarily. If he pulled the bolts out of the floor then the seat would come away with very little twisted metal left in the car. If you look at the bottom of the seat when he takes it out, it appears quite neatly done, suggesting there will be no such metal where the seat was.

David Mercier

Corrected entry: I think it's funny how Bennett can get zapped by massively high voltage at the end of the movie and still come back punching. (01:23:24)

Correction: If the ampage is low then this is entirely possible. The voltage may be high, but on its own cannot do any serious damage.

David Mercier

Corrected entry: The registration of the amphibian aircraft changes. When Matrix is talking on the radio, he says Whiskey X-Ray for the callsign. Soon after, on an external view of the plane, there is neither a W or an X in the registration. (01:01:35)

Correction: That's his callsign with general Kirby, not the plane's registration. Cindy uses the same callsign when she wants to get a message to Kirby from Matrix.


Corrected entry: Near the end of the film Matrix is inside the main house searching for his daughter. As he kicks in the doors to some of the rooms he calls out 'Cindy'. The only problem is that his daughter's name is Jenny. Cindy is the name of the woman helping him back at the plane. You would think he'd know the difference between his own 12-year old daughter and some woman he just met that day. (01:17:40)

Correction: He says "Jenny" every time, but his accent makes it sound like a bit like "Cindy" that one time.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Matrix runs out of the mall and gets hit by Sully's car, you can see him drop his wallet on the ground. After the car case, Matrix pulls out his wallet to show Cindy a picture of Jenny.

Correction: That wasn't his wallet, it was the left-side mirror. It got knocked off when the car hit Matrix.

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Continuity mistake: After chasing down Sully, the yellow Porsche is totally wrecked on the left side, until Arnie drives it away, and it's fine. Later, when Arnie and Cindy arrive at the hotel, the car is wrecked again. (00:39:50)

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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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