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)

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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)


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: 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)

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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)

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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)

Continuity mistake: The police van with Matrix inside pulls away from Cindy and drives for about 30 seconds including the fact that Cindy fired two rockets at it, and, yet, when it stops it is still much too close to where they began and this is even after someone misfired a rocket at them.


Continuity mistake: Matrix slams the caterpillar into the gun shop through the metal gates and continues for several seconds, it appears that the metal gates are knocked down a few times. Also, the caterpillar winds up very close to the window even after Matrix drives it for several seconds once inside.


Continuity mistake: When they arrive at the airport, Matrix closes the door of the car, and the window is almost closed. But, in the next shot, when Bennett says that he'll be ready, he is looking through a completely open window.

Other mistake: At the end when Matrix gets into the sea plane the the landing gear is down - the landing gear is for ground landing only. Also shown earlier in the film before Matrix starts his assault.

Continuity mistake: When Matrix leaves the plane rowing a boat there are two angles on Cindy: In the close-up her hair remains still, but in the wide angle there's a strong wind blowing it. This changes back and forth.

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Continuity mistake: After the rocket-launcher scene Matrix's daughter is sitting on the floor with a wrinkled curtain at her feet. A shot later the curtain is less wrinkled.

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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: 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.

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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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