Identity

Identity (2003)

31 mistakes

Revealing mistake: When John Cusack is driving the actress, there is a shot looking over his right shoulder at the dashboard. The speedometer reads 0 mph.

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Revealing mistake: When Ed is driving the limo at the beginning of the movie, the gearshift is in the Park position.

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Continuity mistake: When Ed walks into the hotel's reception, he goes to pick up the boy and puts him in the green chair to the right of the screen, then when the camera cuts back to him after the hotel manager's line, he is doing the very same actions.

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Revealing mistake: When the guests open up the freezer containing the dead hotel clerk, it falls towards the camera, i.e. the viewer. Right before it changes to the reaction shot of all the guests, the corpse blinks.

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Continuity mistake: In the first minute or so of the first scene, the doctor, played by Alfred Molina, is writing notes about his patient. He writes the word evil. The movie shows ev connected as in a lazy type of cursive from the left side of the doctors hand, then switches to a view from the right of his hand. The ev is now unconnected written in non-cursive writing.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie, when Paris is singing "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" to her "client", she licks whipped cream off of a finger on her left hand. When the reverse angle is shown, she's licking a finger on her right hand.

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Revealing mistake: Near the end of the film when we see Rhodes shoot Larry in the chest, you can see an outline of something underneath his vest, very obviously a device/squib simulating being shot in the chest.

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The-Immortal

Continuity mistake: When the kid's mother puts her hand against the glass and steps back, she gets hit by the car and just AFTER she is hit, the brakes are applied. Then when they switch to when Ed is driving the lady, he slams the brakes on BEFORE she is hit, as if he saw her first.

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Continuity mistake: When the actress has been killed, and they walk around outside, they are getting all soaked. But when they catch the convict, all of the people are dry, and so are their clothes, even though there's quite a long walk in the rain from the motel to this building.

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Audio problem: When Paris goes to get her money from the hotel room and runs into Ed, in one shot Paris is talking, then it changes to Ed's face and Paris is still talking, but her mouth isn't moving.

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Revealing mistake: When John Cusack notices Timmy's mom is dead, you can see her still breathing.

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Plot hole: When the innkeeper is asked by the rich ex-actress to give her the key to a nice room, he gives her a key telling her that eight is cozy and the key has an 8 on it as well. But a few minutes later, when this woman is about to be murdered, she leaves her room (holding her mobile phone) and the door has a 9 on it. How can a key to the room 8 open the door of the room 9? [Still a mistake, but there's an explanation. In the DVD extras you can see a deleted scene in which she changes rooms because she wasn't happy with 8.]

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Continuity mistake: Near the beginning of the film when the actress is killed, watch closely in one shot you can see she is holding her mobile phone in her right hand then in the following shot when she turns around and screams she is now holding it in her left hand.

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The-Immortal

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film when the Limo hits the woman in the following shot she can be seen flat on the ground with her legs down. When the man crawls up to her, her legs are to the side.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film when the stepfather is changing the wheel after the blow out, in one shot he is tightening the wheel nuts but in the next shot he is undoing them.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning, just after Ed has hit the woman, he gets out to help and the husband is lying down next to her. When he says to Ed, "What have you done," his left hand is on Ed's jacket then puts it down to his wife, but in the next shot it is back tugging on Ed's jacket.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film when we see Paris driving her car. She reaches back to get the lighter out of her bag, and when the bag flips open, the background to the left of the screen changes in an instant from being flat sanded ground to palm trees.

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Continuity mistake: In the middle of the film just after Ed walks outside after taking photos of the dead husband, he calls Rhodes, then spots Larry across the way. Watch closely in one shot, we see Ed pass Rhodes, and in the very next shot he is some distance from Rhodes having just passed him in the previous shot.

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Factual error: The prisoner is described as carrying an "Axis IV Dissociative Disorder"; that is complete nonsense - dissociative disorders are placed on Axis I in psychiatric diagnoses (Axis I is clinically treatable disorders; Axis II is mental retardation/personality disorders; Axis III is concomitant health problems (e.g., hypertension, diabetes mellitus, CABG, etc.); Axis IV is a list of psychosocial stressors and their severity (e.g., "Moderate - Health problems, financial problems"); Axis V is the GAF score (Global Assessment of Function, scored from 0 - 100). *Any* clinical professional with psychiatric experience would put dissociative disorder on Axis I except for the psychiatrist in the film, who apparently doesn't know any better.

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Continuity mistake: When Ed breaks the limo window with a crowbar to get the phone from the actress, Ed runs and picks it up in his left hand, but in the next shot it is in his right. Also, when he smashes the window, there is a small piece of glass at the top and a very jagged bit left at the bottom from Ed's POV, when it cuts to inside the limo they are gone. He also reaches inside the car twice.

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The-Immortal

Continuity mistake: When Paris is talking to the innkeeper about the orange grove she is buying in Florida, the strap of her purse keeps changing places. Sometimes it is lying over her coat and other times her coat is more open and it is lying across her tee shirt. It goes back and forth throughout the scene.

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Continuity mistake: When Ed the hotel manager and Rhodes discover the actress' body, they go rushing to room 10. When Rhodes enters the bathroom where he left the convict, Ed is standing behind him with his right arm by his side, yet in the following shot from the window, he now has his right hand on the bathroom doorframe.

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The-Immortal

Revealing mistake: When John Cusack is coming out of the motel grounds looking for Jake Busey, the gate is banging away furiously from the wind but the rain is coming straight down. The rain should be sideways if the gate is banging so much from the wind.

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Audio problem: When Ed picks up the hooker and they are driving and talking it is a pretty quiet conversation considering that Ed busted out one of the windows to get Rebecca DeMourney's cell phone away from her. There should be some noise from the wind in the broken window.

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Continuity mistake: When Ed is shot he falls to the ground and his jacket is open exposing the 2 gun shot wounds but when Paris runs over to him his jacket is closed and she has to open it to see his wounds.

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Continuity mistake: When Ginny is about to open the bathroom door, the position of the bolt changes between shots.

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A Demon

Revealing mistake: When the woman Ed hit dies, her eyes move.

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A Demon

Continuity mistake: When the man bursts into the motel, Larry is watching Wheel of Fortune. The words on the screen change between when we see the screen and when the man bursts in. However it's the same game on the TV.

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A Demon

Continuity mistake: When Ed is talking to the husband of the woman he just hit with his limo, as he looks to his left to see a boy, his right hand is not on the husband's shoulder, yet in the next shot it is.

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The-Immortal

Continuity mistake: When Paris waves down Ed in his car she is seen about 5 feet in front of her car but when the scene changes to Ed's perspective she is now seen standing even with the hood of her car.

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Continuity mistake: Right before Ginny leaves the bathroom to find her husband dead, the knob on the lock is down. In the closeup, the knob is horizontal.

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