Identity (2003)

29 corrected entries

(2 votes)

Corrected entry: After the actress has been killed, she is decapitated and her head is put in one of the washing machines. The ex cop for no reason just decided to go to the laundry room and look in one of the machines, where he discovers her head. There is no possible explanation for why he just decides to go to the laundry room and look through the washing machines.


Correction: Ignoring the fact that the film's central plot takes place inside the head of a schizophrenic serial killer who is being coaxed into killing off his own personalities one by one, Ed is awakened by a sound and decides to go out and investigate it. His investigation leads him to the laundry room where he can hear her severed head being bounced around in one of the dryers.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where John Cusack is photographing the corpse (on the region 2 DVD theatrical cut), the disposable camera doesn't flash for one of the shots (Strangely, he doesn't seem to notice this). However, it does flash the next time he takes a picture, even though he never touches the flash charge button on the disposable camera. (00:46:45)

Correction: So it didn't flash...this happens all the time with disposable cameras. As to whether he noticed or not, he may not have even cared as he took multiple pictures.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: Unless limos/town cars are made differently (so correct me if I'm wrong), the windows of Jon Cusack's car should have been tempered glass. Therefore, when he breaks the window with the tire iron to get the cell phone from the actress, the glass should have shattered instead of broken into huge jagged chunks. (00:09:50)

Correction: True, but since the entire scene is occurring in the killer's mind, reality doesn't necessarily need to hold true.

Jason Hoffman

Corrected entry: The cop dies instantly when stabbed by Ray Liotta whilst in the cop car. Yet in the next shot from the outside view, the stunt driver steers the car to a stop.


Correction: There is nothing in the scene that indicates that the policeman died instantaneously. We see him get stabbed, jerking from the shock and the impact of the blade, and then the camera goes to the outside view. The policeman may have lived some seconds or even minutes after the stabbing, and would have stopped the car to get out.


Corrected entry: Towards the end of the movie when Paris is driving through the orange grove that is supposed to be in Polk County, Florida , you can see a mountain in the background. There are no mountains in Florida.

Correction: This scene takes place inside Malcolm's head, not reality. Factual errors can be attributed to him, not the movie.


Corrected entry: When they are looking through the driver's licenses of the people at the motel, Paris' Florida drivers license number starts with a V. Florida driver license numbers start with the first letter of the person's last name. Since Paris' last name is Nevada, her license number should start with an N.

Correction: The majority of the movie takes place in the mind of a mentally disturbed man who created different personalities from scratch. This mistake doesn't apply because it only occurs in that imaginary realm, not reality.


Corrected entry: If the real D.O.C. officer was stabbed in the back through the seat wasn't there a big blood spot on the driver's seat, and wouldn't there be a hole? Didn't anyone notice that, especially Ed, the ex-cop? Why didn't the hooker notice it when she saw the radio wires were cut? (01:15:50)


Correction: Ed never got a chance to get into the car. Rhodes insisted that he'd manage the radio so he didn't give anyone a chance to get into the car. The two criminals obviously would have cleaned the blood when Ray started to pretend to be Officer Rhodes. When the hooker gets into the car, she already started to realise that Ray is not who he is supposed to be. The discovery of a "hole" would be irrelevant by then.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Rebecca de Mornay takes the shower curtain outside to make a cell phone call, she rips the curtain hard from the shower rod. When a person does this, the curtain will tear away from the loops, with the metal loops remaining on the metal shower rod. However, the rings are still attached to the curtain, apparently passing through the shower rod undamaged. (00:25:50)

Correction: The shower curtain is attached to the bar with U shaped clips, as seen in the deleted scene when Edward inspects the shower. These clips are for the exact opposite reason stated here. They are designed to unclip from the bar when the curtain is pulled on to PREVENT tearing.


Corrected entry: In the scene when John Cusack enters the laundry, only the two driers on the left hand side are working. After he opens both of them, he goes to a third drier on the right hand side which has started working since he entered the room. (00:29:05)

Correction: If you look at all the driers, the ones that are working have a red light on. When he walks in the room, the last drier has a red light on indicating that it is running.


Corrected entry: Right after the convict Jake Busey and the supposed detective Ray Liotta kill the real cop, his dead body is shown in the trunk with his legs sticking out, but when both convicts are about to leave, Ray Liotta slams the trunk door shut without ever moving the cop's legs. (01:16:05)

Correction: There is a slight pause before Liotta closes the trunk, during which we can assume he's shoving the leg to fit into the trunk. Just because he's not looking down, doesn't mean he's not doing anything.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Ginnie locks herself in the bathroom, after her husband is killed. The murderer is pulling on the door and you can see the lock is being pulled away from the doorjam. How does the door remain locked? (00:41:55)

Correction: It looks that way to heighten tension, but in the closeup on Ginny's hand as she opens the lock, we see that there is a small piece of wood on the outside wall of the slide lock hole. It's very thin on the outside, but probably thicker and stronger deeper in the socket so the lock will hold.


Corrected entry: Paris asks Ed what month he was born in and when he says May she smiles and says, "A Taurus." She couldn't know this without knowing the exact day -because anyone born between May 22nd and May 31st is a Gemini.


Correction: She's just assuming he's a Taurus, since the majority of May falls under that sign. Since he doesn't correct her, she knows she's right.


Corrected entry: When the actress was outside in the rain and she heard something, she turned around and screamed. But if it was the kid doing all the killing, she would have had to look down. But she looked straight at her eye-level where she wouldn't have been able to see him.

Correction: The kid could have been in the act of hitting her with something, such as a shovel to the face, when she turned around. This could better explain a valid reason for her turning around and screaming while still looking head level.

Timothy Conard

Corrected entry: In the scene where all the character's are in one room, you can see a clock behind Ginny that says 12:20, the camera moves off her and keeps coming back to her over the next 2 mins or so. Yet the clock continues to say 12:20 for the two minutes that the scene actually took place.

Correction: It could be that the clock is just not working.

Corrected entry: In the scene where they are going through everyone's drivers licenses to see the birthdates, they hold up George York's which is an Illinois driver's license. While they did a really good job making it look authentic, the license is full of mistakes. First of all, the first letter in the Illinois DL number is always the first letter of your last name, but George York's license number started with P. Secondly, the license number consists of 3 sets of numbers and the last digit of the second set and the first digit of the third set are your birth year (Hence if your DL number was H658-9857-6321 you were born in 1976) but George's digits in the number are 5-6 and the birthdate is listed as 5-10-59. Third, the address is listed as Everton, IL 60045. there is no Everton, IL and 60045 is the Zip Code for Lake Forest, IL.


Correction: Yes, but all these are features of Malcolm Rivers's tortured imagination. There are other inconsistencies pointed out to him within the film (the birth date thing, the fact that all their names are states); he just doesn't know all that information about an Illinois license.

Rooster of Doom

Corrected entry: In the movie, Lou was supposedly stabbed in the abdominal area because that's where all the blood was, but in the scene where Ed is taking photographs of Lou, you can see that there are no stab wounds anywhere near his abdominal area or his body.

Correction: In all of the scenes where you see Lou dead he has his hands over where the stab wounds are (as if he were trying to hold his inards in). This is evident when Ed takes the key out of his hands after taking the pictures.


Corrected entry: In the scene where some of the guests are getting rooms the innkeeper says "I don't like to look at trash," Ed walks over and talks to George and he says "looks like were stuck here George." That's weird because George never tells Ed his name.

Correction: It's pretty easy to beleive that they exchanged names on the ride to the hotel, especialy after such a horrific experience.

Corrected entry: When Ginny and her husband arrive at the motel they are put into room 6 and when her husband slams the door the 6 falls upside down and becomes 9 but from shot to shot the number is 6 on the door and then it is upside down again to 9 when Edward goes to the room.

Correction: The number stays 9 throughout the movie.

Osky #13

Corrected entry: After Ray Liotta handcuffs the convict to the toilet he breaks off the pipe to get free, but the handcuffs should still be around his wrists. When he is running out of the motel, only his feet are shackled.

Correction: It's difficult to see in the scene in the rain at night, but they're there. You can also see them for a second when Ed and Rhodes are beating him.

Osky #13

Corrected entry: After the scene where John looks through the licenses he walks away from the motel. He puts his hand out palm up in the rain, the next immediate shot his hand is clenched in a fist and he opens it again.

Correction: You can see him close his hand and then open it again.

Osky #13

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