Continuity mistake: Towards the end Arnold is firing a gun, and the length of the ammo belt changes. They show the ammo almost gone and then after an edit it's dragging on the ground. (01:16:00)

Continuity mistake: At the end, where Matrix kills Bennett by throwing a pipe through him (OK sure, but let's just pretend). The pipe goes through Bennett, and into a steam pipe behind him. Then steam pours out of the Pipe that Matrix threw. Now what happened to all of the flesh, bone, skin, and blood that was inside of the pipe? (01:24:00)

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Revealing mistake: During the fight scene with Matrix and Cooke at the Motel, the stunt double for Cooke (the bald black guy) looks nothing like him and can be seen during many parts. (00:47:24)

Revealing mistake: When Arnie hits the telegraph pole with the red sports car, you can see Rae's "dummy" head go flying off over the windshield. (00:40:18)

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Continuity mistake: After Matrix lands on the island and kits himself up, the camera zooms out to show him fully geared up; pay attention to the binoculars hanging from his neck - they are different to the ones he uses a minute or two later. (01:07:35)

Revealing mistake: In the close-up, Matrix is seen grabbing a balloon, but in the wide-angle he is swinging himself grabbed to some sort of safety harness and wire in the balloon. (00:37:10)


Audio problem: When Matrix drops Sully of the cliff, he never seems to hit the bottom or the ocean. Even with a small man like Sully you would clearly hear a splash or a thud. (00:41:20)


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Continuity mistake: After landing on the marsh, Matrix sets his watch, putting 3 fingers around the sphere. when the angle changes there's just 2 fingers around it. (00:25:00)


Factual error: Matrix reads coordinates N33° 13' W117° (or possibly W119°) 18'. Neither LAT or LONG has seconds; just degrees and minutes, but he says, "These coordinates are somewhere near Santa Barbara". Even if you fill in 59" for the latitude north, it's still quite a ways south of Santa Barbara. If you fill in 119° it takes you farther west out to sea: that much further from Santa Barbara. The closest island to those coordinates is San Nicolas Island, and since they did go to an island later, that must have been it. Still a far cry from Santa Barbara. The handwritten coordinates would be much easier to read on Blu Ray. (00:52:10)

Factual error: The gun that Arnold uses at the end to take out a hundred soldiers would need to be deployed. The kickback would knock even Arnie flat on his back after a few shots fired. And there is no way he could run and shoot at the same time. (01:12:40)

Continuity mistake: At the shopping mall when Sully does the cash exchange (in the envelope) he picks up the money and puts in his pocket, then in the open shot it's back on the table.

Continuity mistake: Near the start of the film, Matrix's van tumbles dorn a hill and lands on its side. In the next shot, the van is on its top.

Continuity mistake: When Matrix's daughter brings the food, Matrix's sandwich is either pointing in a 6 o'clock direction, or in a 8 o'clock, depending on the angle. (00:07:45)


Deliberate mistake: When Matrix arrives to the beach and arms himself up, a cloud of smoke appears out of nowhere. This results in a more dramatic shot, but it's totally senseless. (01:07:35)


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Revealing mistake: When Matrix grabs the phone booth, it has no screws or wires connecting it to the floor, wall or anywhere. Furthermore, the only spark it produces starts a metre away from the booth. (00:36:10)


Continuity mistake: When Matrix boards the plane towards the beginning of the film, it is early evening - the sun is shown to be low in the sky, casting long shadows. Once he has escaped from the plane and is making his way back across the runways into the airport building, the shadows are smaller and more intense, showing the sun is more directly overhead - therefore it has suddenly become much earlier in the day. (00:21:50 - 00:24:15)

Audio problem: When Cooke enters the motel room, the sound of the first hit that Matrix gives him happens a split second before the fist makes contact.

Revealing mistake: As Matrix's truck crashes at the bottom of the hill, you can see smoke coming out the tail pipe even though the truck is supposed to have been electrically sabotaged.

Continuity mistake: After Jenny is abducted and Matrix chases the bad guys, the windshield in his car swaps between very dirty and dusty in the wide angles to spotless in the close-ups.


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: The shopping mall used in this film is the same one that was used in Terminator 2.


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Question: The villain's whole plan was to force John Matrix to kill some foreign president by holding his daughter hostage. So why at the beginning were they killing members of his unit? That seemed rather pointless to me.

Gavin Jackson

Answer: They didn't know where Matrix lived. They were killing Matrix's old unit because they knew if they did General Kirby would make physical contact with Matrix to warn him. They simply followed Kirby to Matrix's home.


Answer: To flush him out into the open. By killing his unit it will make it more likely he will want revenge and come out into the open making him a target.


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