Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
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Continuity mistake: When John and Catherine are in the hangar at the runway, the Cessna's tail number is N3035C. When the plane is shown in the air, the number is N3973F. When they land, the tail number has changed back to N3035C. (01:22:25 - 01:25:50)

Continuity mistake: In the scene were John, Kate and the Terminator find the RV, when John says to Kate, that Scott's death wasn't her fault, she is sitting in the passenger seat of the broken down Hearse. Then in the next shot Kate completely disappears and reappears when the Terminator mentions the TX is going to kill Robert Brewster.

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Continuity mistake: In the cemetery scene when the Terminator uses a bazooka to fire a missile at the TX, the shot that shows the TX being launched up in the air and hitting a gravestone should have shown the car used by the TX and the road where the car was parked. In the next shot, when the TX gets up and starts to run after the hearse, the road reappears but not the parked car. (01:04:40)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene just after Kate Brewster's dad has been shot he says to go to his office. On the way there you can see his jacket is undone and you can see his shirt and tie. Yet when they enter the office it shows him sitting down with his jacket neatly buttoned up. For a guy who just got shot and is running from machines, I doubt he would worry about buttoning up his jacket. (01:16:40)

Continuity mistake: JC's leg was crushed by the T-X. After emerging from the elevator, he limps on the wrong leg. (01:36:00 - 01:36:55)

Continuity mistake: When the T-850 walks around at the gas station, shopping, he fills up the shopping basket, and one of the bags of chips can't fit in the basket. However in the next clip, the basket is half empty and there is plenty of room for the two boxes of candy he grabs at the counter. (00:41:00)

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Continuity mistake: As the hearse comes out from under the truck while they are trying to get rid of the Terminatrix, you can see that the windscreen is intact. But as they drive down the hill it's missing. (00:59:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Kate gets the phone call in the middle of the night to goto the pet clinic, her phone is a white+blue Nokia 8310. Later on when she is calling from the back of the pet truck and it loses reception and the camera goes onto the phones, its now an all blue Nokia 51xx (I think) series phone. (00:17:30 - 00:29:25)

Continuity mistake: After the first two fireman jump out of the fire truck, Arnold climbs in and says "Get out" to the other fire fighters. When the next two fireman jump out, the first two are not seen on the road behind them. Also, when Arnold changes gears on the fire truck none of the four fire fighters are seen on the road. (00:36:10)

Continuity mistake: When the remote cars are crashing into John Connor's truck the up close camera angles do not show the same damage on the front and sides of the police cars as the far away angles do. (00:32:40)


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Continuity mistake: During the scene when Arnold carries the casket, a shot shows many bullet holes on its front side. Two shots later, these holes have disappeared. (00:54:45)


Continuity mistake: During the scene with the hearse the front right hub cap comes off twice. (00:57:45 - 00:58:35)

Continuity mistake: When the Terminator and John are talking while driving the pet truck through the desert with Kate in the back, keep watching out the Terminator's side. In the distance, you can see about three huge cone-shaped trees and every time the Terminator talks, they're always in the shot. In one shot, there's about five, then it's always three again. (00:39:45)

Continuity mistake: In the scene at the gas station, Arnie removes the iron bar from the truck's doors and discards it. The truck drives off and is seen to have no bar holding the doors closed. There then follows a lengthy conversation between John and Kate. At the end of this conversation the truck is seen driving down a slight hill just before the scene changes to Scott's apartment- look closely and you'll see the iron bar on the doors, despite Arnie having removed it. (00:41:40 - 00:45:20)

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Continuity mistake: When John is threatening to kill himself, his finger alternates from being on the trigger of the handgun to being on the trigger guard from shot to shot. (01:04:55)


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Continuity mistake: When the TX runs a red light in the stolen Lexus, a cop stopped at the red light does a one-eighty to begin pursuit. When the TX pulls over, the license plate on the cop's squad car is not the same as when it was stopped at the red light. (00:08:10)


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Continuity mistake: When John crashes the Toyota truck into the rear of the silver Taurus, the car's bumper cover lands on the ground to the right of the car, between it and a parked car. When John drives away from the accident, he drives between the Taurus and the parked car, but the cover isn't there to be run over- it's now tucked under the Taurus at the right/rear corner. Then, as the crane smashes the Taurus, the cover is now well to the car's left, in the lane of opposing traffic. (00:31:10)


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Continuity mistake: When the Terminator gets in the Toyota Tundra with John (after destroying the crane that the T-X was in), you can see that there is no seat belt in the seat belt holder. But when the Terminator is examining John for "brain trauma", there is now a seat belt in the seat belt holder. (00:38:00)

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Continuity mistake: After Arnold has taken the fire truck, John is chased by a single police car. The overhead shot pans left to show the crane approaching from John's right. This shot shows the crane arm is pointing rearward. But when the crane bursts through the wall a split-second later, the arm points forward. (00:36:20)


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Continuity mistake: When Arnold shoots the crane tires, the motorbike is shown to have a windshield. Right after when the T-X knocks him off the bike the windshield is missing. The next shot is the ambulance hitting the bike and the windshield is back. (00:33:15)

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Character mistake: When the Terminator scans the doorman at the bar, a display comes up categorizing each piece of the doorman's clothing. The word "briefs" is misspelled "breifs". (00:13:40)

Phil C.

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Question: In the second Terminator movie, the Terminator says that he can't self-terminate. When the Terminator is trying to defeat T-X, he manages to destroy himself and her in the process. If the Terminator couldn't self-terminate in the second movie, how come the new one could?

Answer: The difference there would be suicide vs sacrifice. In T2, basically what he meant is he could not commit suicide as it was against his programming. They had beat the T-1000 and had won, but it was too dangerous for Terminator to stick around and knew he had to be destroyed. But he could not purposely do it to himself as it was an act of suicide. However in T3, it was a sacrificial move. The goal of his actions was not to destroy himself, it was to take out the TX and prevent her from reaching John. He had to do this by any means necessary and made a sacrifice play by shoving his core into her mouth and blowing them both up. It wasn't suicide this way, it wasn't self termination. He was taking her out but caused himself to be collateral damage.

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Also, after watching that scene again, I'm adding this little tidbit. The Terminator didn't actually die from the thing he did to the TX in that move. If you notice towards the end after the nuclear bombs go off, the fall out ash is falling down around its head and its eyes are still on, slowly fading away. It was badly damaged by its move, but the bombs in the end finished him off.

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Answer: For me, T2 was a lot about machines being able to learn so in T3 when he managed to shut himself down it was because he had learned compassion and not to be just a machine following orders as well as understanding how vital it was that John survived.


Answer: If you listen in the second film, I don't remember if it was cut out of the theatrical film and put back in the extended version or not, John and Terminator are in the desert looking at the guns Terminator says "I have to stay functional until the missions is complete." Once the T1000 is dead Terminator had no other reason to function and thus sacrificed himself. In this film he knows the fuel cell would destroy the TX once that happened his mission was completed and no longer had any real reason to function anyone.

That can't be the case, because by the end of T2 his mission was complete, and he still couldn't self terminate.

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