Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

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

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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)

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Audio problem: When the female TX is stopped by police during the intro credits, before the officer speaks you can see the TX's lips moving saying "Is there a problem officer" but her audio is muted. (00:08:50)

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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)

johnrosa
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Revealing mistake: When the hearse has no roof it is obvious at one stage that it is not Arnold sitting behind the steering wheel but his stunt double. (00:57:10)

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Other mistake: When Kate is viewing the T-X on the security cameras, the two views of the corridor do not match each other. For example, the first camera shows glass walls, whereas the second shows wall panels. (00:23:30)

Daz

Audio problem: While the T-101 takes off the crowbar at the gas station it makes a clanging sound before it even leaves his hands. (00:43:15)

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Revealing mistake: When the animal rescue truck crashes through the seminary gate, the sparks that fly come a few seconds after the truck hits. (00:48:25)

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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)

johnrosa
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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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Continuity mistake: After John crashes the truck into the silver car, the empty emergency vehicles approach from behind. At the right, a red sedan is shown from the rear with a broken tail light and mangled bumper. A few shots later, the crane comes around a corner and hits this red car, but before the actual collision, the tail light and bumper of the car are fine. (00:31:55)

johnrosa

Factual error: All over the particle accelerator you can read about the dangerous magnetic fields that are caused by it. the radiation that is created by the accelerated particles is mentioned nowhere although there is no possibility to find a wall without radiation warnings in a science lab with a real accelerator.

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Continuity mistake: When John and Kate are in the bunker and they are talking about why they are there, we see John look down at the timer. It reads one minute 16 seconds. When Montana Civil Defense is talking over the radio, he deactivates it at 7 seconds. It should have read 27 seconds; there had been no breaks in the scene. (00:38:50)

Daz
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Continuity mistake: When John and the vet arrive at the mountain in their Cessna, the sun casts a shadow straight under the plane. The very moment they walk through the door into the hangar integrated in this mountain (which in the film is immediately after they landed), their shadows are in front of them indicating a low sun. (01:30:45)

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Continuity mistake: When the Terminator puts the tyre wrench in the doors of the van he bends the wrench. But later in the desert it's bent differently. (00:25:15 - 00:41:40)

Ssiscool Premium member

Factual error: When the T-X is driving the crane and swinging the Terminator around, that is mechanically impossible. All mobile cranes are designed to run only when they are in neutral. The T-X would have burned out the hydraulic pump within seconds. (00:33:50)

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Suggested correction: The TX can control other machines including police cars, it's not far fetched she could control and manipulate the crane truck in anyway she wanted.

Being able to control the crane truck does not alter the fact that the hydraulic pump would burn out. That's the purpose of the safety system.

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The T-X is a super robot from the future with machine controlling superpowers. So she presumably overrode the hydraulic systems in some techno magical way. None of the Terminator movies are particularly mechanically realistic so this shouldn't shake our willing suspension of disbelief.

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Question: Why did John Connor program the Terminator to only obey Catherine's orders? Since he is the boss wouldn't he make it so the Terminator would obey his orders?

Answer: He didn't program the Terminator, she did - remember, John is dead, successfully eliminated by that very Terminator. As to why she didn't program the Terminator to obey both of them, that's an open question - possibly she needed to supply a voiceprint which obviously couldn't be obtained from the deceased John (which would also explain why the Terminator in T2 appeared to only be programmed to obey John, not both John and his mother). Alternatively, it's plausible that the Terminators can only be programmed to obey one individual, in order to prevent problems in the case of conflicting orders.

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