Continuity mistake: This happens twice that I can remember in the movie, the first time in the P.T.A, when Martin crashes through the house in his car, when he lands the hubcaps fly off the car, this is very visable, but when we see the car just a few seconds later, the hubcaps are back on the car. This exact thing happens again when Martin and Steve crash through the sign at the junkyard.
Continuity mistake: When Martin and Steve are fleeing from the police (after the junkyard) as they are pulling into the car wash the rear view mirror constantly appears and disappears from the windshield of the car. In the exterior views just prior to the car wash the mirror is missing but appears to be a solid black pasted image from the interior shots. Then, inside the car wash for the exterior views the mirror is present, then is gone with the interior view. In the final fight scenes, the damage to and colour of Steve's jacket appears to change with each time the camera pans back to him inside the crane.
Continuity mistake: Steve Zahn and Martin Lawrence drive the white van out of the back of the transport truck, which flies off the bridge, and lands on the garbage barge. When it lands, an inside view of both characters shows a destroyed front window. When they climb out, the window now has a few bullet holes in it, but is mainly intact.
Continuity mistake: In the police chase scene where Earl steals the police car at the impound lot, the car they are in is 26. There are also two officers chasing them in police car 405. When this police car crashes in only show 40. The next car that crashes driven by two other officers is also numbered 26. Later it shows Earl still driving car 26.
Continuity mistake: When Hank and Charlie investigate the alarm in the start of the movie, they split up. Hank is shown going up a flight of stairs and has his gun and flashlight in the common position cops do when searching. Gun pointed forward with flashlight lying over, hands crossed. The very next shot shows Charlie passing a security monitor that has Hank on surveillance. Hanks' hands are now down at his sides.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn hijack the driving school car, the passenger side steering wheel is grey in colour and thick. The shot following of the car crashing through the portable toilets, the passenger side steering wheel is black in colour and thinner than the one in previous shots.
Continuity mistake: After getting a ride with the lady in the red station wagon, there is a shot on the outside of them coming towards the camera. You can see in the back seat that Hank is all the way on the left side of the back seat, and Earl is all the way on the right side. But then it cuts to the inside of the car and suddenly Hank is in the middle of the back seat next to Earl.
Continuity mistake: Hank attempts to commander a car and gets slapped silly. So instead, the woman driving gives them a ride. The shot of the outside of the car shows they are on a street with almost no traffic. It cuts to the interior of the car and suddenly there are other vehicles all around the car.
Continuity mistake: On the bridge before Hank uses the cell phone he found from the robbery at the Coke factory, he says that yeah, he is threatening Earl. At that moment, the camera is looking at Hank with Earl next to him and shows only a white car coming along behind Hank. Then the shot cuts to show Earl with Hank next to him, and suddenly a black car appears passing them that we did not see coming in the previous shot. Similar mistakes of cars appearing and disappearing between shots riddles this scene all over.
Continuity mistake: Just after hearing about Charlie being shot at, Hank takes off to find a way to his partner. He shoots a window and jumps through it, landing on a U-Haul truck. As he does, there are hundreds of glass pieces falling with him like a shower onto the truck. It cuts to him rolling off the front of the truck, but you see no evidence of the glass that was falling with him. And then the next shot shows him hit the ground, and now there is glass there where it would have fallen off the truck.
Continuity mistake: In the beginning scene, the thieves are pouring what appears to be liquid nitrogen on a lock. The camera slowly pans down as the liquid is splashing over it and you see steam bellowing away. The very instant the hammer comes on screen, you can tell it is a jump cut because suddenly the liquid just vanishes without a stop, and the steam is suddenly gone also.
Continuity mistake: While in the back seat of the red station wagon, you can see a car coming up on the driver side of the vehicle about to pass them. Hank tells Earl to shut the hell up and it cuts to the driver who tells them not to use that language. The car that was about to pass them never does, it just vanishes.
Continuity mistake: While fighting for control of the vehicle, Hank and Earl lose control of the Driver's Ed car and plow through various obstacles. One shot shows them bust through a wooden fence. In the middle of that shot, you see the car's wheels stop turning while they are in mid air. Two shots later, before they hit the ground, both sets of wheels are spinning again.
Continuity mistake: When Earl and Nash are fighting over the cliff, Nash tries to smash Earl's head by throwing a large concrete block at him. It sits there afterwards. You never see this block again in the spot they were fighting, not even when Hank drops the crane hook on the slab and launches Nash off it. The block should have been seen flying also.
Continuity mistake: During the old fort shoot out, Hank, Earl, and Washington are driving off in the white van. One of the S.W.A.T. team guys shoots their front right tire and it goes flat. The van then crashes through a big dirty window and lands on its side. Now the front right tire is no longer damaged.
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