Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Continuity mistake: During the chase scene with the veterinary truck and the terminatrix, the damage to the truck is constantly changing. In one shot the hood of the truck is bent upward, in the next shot it is straight and undamaged.

Continuity mistake: When the crane flips over the arm is missing when it is seen sliding across the road.

Continuity mistake: When the three leads leave the rest area in the mobile home to go find Cate's father, it's about 3.30pm (we hear reference to 6.18 pm and it's in 2 hours 53 minutes). After the conversation where T101 tells that he killed John, you see the car from the outside. You can see on the shadows that the sun is so low, it must be very close to sunset. Shortly afterwards, during the next conversation, it is bright daylight again and it stays so during the rest of the outdoors scenes. (01:08:20)

Jacob La Cour

Continuity mistake: When the TX runs the crane through the glass corner of a small building while chasing the tundra truck, the flashing orange lights on the top of the cab are missing. These lights return on the next shot.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the Terminator is carrying the casket out of the mausoleum, the police open fire from his left side. Close-ups show bullet holes on the front and top of the casket even before he turns to return fire. (00:54:40)


Continuity mistake: A headlight breaks loose on the ambulance after hitting Arnold's motorcycle. The next shot when the TX is looking in her rear view mirror, the ambulance has two flawless headlights.

Continuity mistake: The crane's arm is draped in cables, wires, and even a partial telephone pole right before Arnold is dragged through the buildings glass facade. The next shot before impact the crane's arm is clean. (00:34:00)

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Continuity mistake: When the TX pulls up to Jim's Burgers, notice the umbrellas in front of the store and the "in-out" arrows on the road. Asking for Jose Barrera at the drive-through speaker, she drives in and shoots him from the passenger side of the car and exits on the same side of the building she came in. You can see the front of the store with umbrellas upon entry and exit, yet the speaker has disappeared. (00:16:30)

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Continuity mistake: The hubcaps on the hearse come off but are back on in later scenes. (00:59:20 - 01:00:30)

Continuity mistake: When the Terminator is slamming his fists again the truck trying to fight his new programming, the damage to the truck changes between each camera angle. Watch the passenger front tire collapse under the truck in one scene and then it's just at an angle on the next. (01:28:10)


Continuity mistake: The Terminator is following the crane at the rear corner when the TX moves the arm out allowing the hook to hit parked cars and telephone poles. During the overhead shot there is no Terminator behind the crane.

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Continuity mistake: During the chase scene with Kate's truck and the T-X in the crane, the driver's door disappears and reappears several times.

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Continuity mistake: After Kate throws John in the dog cage, moments later she returns to say, Mike Kripke's Basement. The first two cutaways to John there are no bars in front of him. On the third cutaway, there are bars. (00:21:05)

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Continuity mistake: During the chase scene when the T-X is driving the crane, the legs of the crane are out in some shots and retracted in other shots.

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Continuity mistake: When John talks to Catherine while sitting at the table in a moving RV, watch the explosives he is working on. Position of the charges changes with every shot facing Catherine. At one point they completely disappear from the table leaving only the Glock 18 handgun, and just a second later the table shown full of explosives again. (01:09:55)

Continuity mistake: When the Terminator breaks into the van the broken glass changes from smashing it to getting in.

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Continuity mistake: Just before both Terminators are thrown in the bathroom, the T-850 grabs the T-X by the shoulders, but in the next shot it's by the arm.

Continuity mistake: After Kate's dad gets shot at the base the blood and the wounds and the holes in his jacket disappear.

Continuity mistake: When John and Kate are in the Crystal peak bunker, T-X smashes through with a helicopter, and there is an external shot of the chopper's rear blade spinning, but when T-X exits, the rear blade is gone, then in the wide shot of T-X it reappears. (01:32:35)


Continuity mistake: The hook for the crane alternates between secured and free between shots. Also, the crane boom switches positions between shots too quickly.

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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)

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Terminator: I am unable to comply.

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Trivia: The cat lady's cat at the Animal Hospital is called Hercules. This is a tribute to Arnold Scharznegger who played Hercules in the 1970 movie, "Hercules In New York", his first film. (00:20:30)

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Question: Can anyone tell me if Edward Furlong was asked to reprise his role as John Connor and why he didn't?

Answer: He was originally in talks - and by some reports, did appear on set for some period of time. While factual answers are in short supply (for obvious reasons), there appears to be a connection to his drug-use habits. For instance, he was checked into a hospital (LA Cedars Sinai) for what friends feared was a drug overdose in April 2001, and has been in and out of rehab over the years. Chances are the production company was unable or unwilling to get completion insurance.

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