The Italian Job

Continuity mistake: During the chase scene in the tunnel, the two motorcycles were always pretty close to each other through most of the scene. When the first motorist was knocked off, it should've taken out the second one right away. (01:36:00)

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Continuity mistake: When the kid has thrown the ball on the thug kid, you see the thug stumble forward. When it cuts he stumbles again. (00:31:20)


Continuity mistake: A scene in the junkyard, near the middle of the film, the Ukrainian gang's black Cadillac Seville is shown entering the location. However. In the next shot, the car has suddenly changed into a black Cadillac CTS. (00:50:00)

Continuity mistake: The weather changes between the first two scenes in Venice. The scene in St. Mark's Square is in fog, mist and rain, but in the next scene, supposedly taking place at exactly the same time (with Handsome Rob) there are blue skies.

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Continuity mistake: When Rob gets the key off Becky, a camera man's shadow can be seen moving over the bed. This is not Rob's shadow as at the time he isn't moving.

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Continuity mistake: When Wrench first sees Stella, the neck cover on his welder's mask is loose. The camera cuts and it's not tucked behind his head.

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Continuity mistake: In the subway, all the Minis get covered in dust and grime. However, while the red and white ones stay fairly dirty, the blue one becomes spotless when he is facing off against Steve's helicopter.

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Continuity mistake: After the heist, the blue Mini is seen to have a dent in the rear wing. Throughout the chase, up to when the helicopter hits the blue Mini, the dent changes size constantly.

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Continuity mistake: When Charlie is a kid, a kid knocks another kid's book out of his hands. The book hits the lockers and one of the lockers swings open. When it cuts, the locker is closed again. (00:31:20)


Continuity mistake: When Charlie and Stella are talking in Stella's hotel room in Hollywood, a strand of her hair goes from over her head to hanging beside her face as the shot cuts to behind her. When it cuts to her face, the strand is over her head again, though she didn't touch her hair.

Character mistake: When Charlie is calling out the brick count to Napster from the subway, he describes it as being "13 across, 4 high, 4 deep". The bricks appear to be 2 deep in the safe (13x4x2), so he could just be lumping two shelves together, which works (13x4x4 = 13x4x2x2). The problem is that when the camera pans down there are 3 shelves in the safe. This means that there are more than the 208 bricks that Napster announces. (01:33:40)

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Question: When Charlie and Steve have their discussion about the gold and Charlie punches Steve in the face, Charlie takes several bills out of his pocket, puts them on the table, then leaves. What does he put money on the table for? It's not like he broke anything with his punch, and surely not to pay for Stella's meal, and especially not for Steve's meal either.

Answer: Actually, it almost certainly is to pay for Stella's meal. It's a point of principle - they don't owe Steve anything, so they won't even let him pay for the meal that she ate. He's the one who owes them, big time - paying for the meal makes the point that there's no debt of any kind going the other way.

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