Corrected entry: When the gang celebrate in the Alps before Charlie's surprise, they're sipping Dom Perignon champagne straight from the bottles. It looks like they're drinking water as it's quite impossible to drink champagne from the bottle, the real stuff will foam heavily when it comes out [and especially in one's mouth].
Corrected entry: The three Minis drive from street level into the subway entrance, down the stairs onto a platform and then on onto the rails. Can't be done - to get to the platform they'd have to get through (very, very solid) passenger turnstiles. There is no station in L.A. that doesn't have them.
Corrected entry: When the white Mini jumps into the subway, it nicks the train and lands. A few seconds later Napster stops the train perfectly in front of the opening so the motorcycle can't get in. Seeing the speed that the train was going and how long it took Napster to react, the front of the train should have been much farther through the tunnel.
Corrected entry: When Steve goes to the diamond store to trade his gold for money for the second time in the movie, he knocks on the garage door. As the camera zooms out of his face, you can see a person moving in the background. He is hiding behind a barrel and carrying a camera. He is really easy to spot, as lots of movement is present.
Corrected entry: After dropping the armored car containing the gold through the street, they discover that the safe has been switched to a model with a glass part that, if broken, with cause steel rods to spring into place, locking the safe closed. They all worry about that, but they shouldn't. After all, it didn't break when dropped forty feet in the armored car, as you can tell when they actually open the safe.
Corrected entry: When they drive the Minis out of the tunnel, the backs of them go up, making the cars drive on their front wheels. However, there are 800 kilograms of gold in the back of each car. Therefore, the backs of the Minis would not go up. In fact, they would be so heavy that they couldn't drive very fast at all.
Corrected entry: When in the subway, the cars speed up to be able to get on to the tracks in front of the train. The cars come onto the platform straight alongside the subway train. The cars are going at, say, 40 MPH (probable), and the "entering speed" of a subway train (at a station) is not more than 45 MPH. The train also slows down to stop before the platform ends. The subway's speed is also decreasing all the time (as it brakes to stop), and the drivers of the cars are most probably trying to increase their speed. The cars could outrun the train and make it on to the tracks with a quite large margin.
Corrected entry: After the armoured truck falls through the pavement down to the subway tunnel, the mini coopers are covered in dirt and dust from the explosion. Then in the chase scene to Union Station they are all very clean again.
Corrected entry: In the movie, when they get the new Minis, only one of them is a Mini Cooper S. After Wrench is done with them however, they are all Sses. Surely Wrench couldn't have gotten the exact Mini Cooper S parts, and wouldn't he have to change some of the decals, the S has some "S" only decals.
Corrected entry: There is a scene where the gang is in the warehouse and everyone is just working while Wrench fixes the minis. Stella is wearing a white tank with her hair down. After he's finished, he shows Charlie and they go for a drive. Stella is now wearing a dark jacket and her hair is up. Then it goes to Steve's scene where he kills Yevhen and stuff. Then it's back to the gang in the warehouse and Stella (and the rest of the gang) are back in their original clothes, Stella in the white tank with her hair down. It's obvious that the garage scene was filmed in one go and split, despite a couple of scenes between.
Corrected entry: As an amateur radio operator I know that it's nearly impossible to have a clear radio reception under water and underground - at least with such small portable gear that the gang wears and uses to communicate all the time.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Stella and Steve go on the date, the water/wine bottle on the table is about half full. They talk for a few minutes and Steve discovers that Stella is John's daughter. She pushes the bottle over (presumably as a sign to the other guys) and the bottle is now empty.
Corrected entry: When the gang cuts off Steve's cable, he calls the cable company and is told that someone will be available later in the week between 10 and 3. The gang then calls him back to let him know that someone will be there that day. Wouldn't his suspicions be raised just a little when the real cable repairman comes? Nobody called to cancel the original service request. Rather sloppy for a group of professional thieves, I'd say.MoonMan
Corrected entry: During the escape at the end of the movie, when the Minis come out of the pipe and drop down into the basin of the LA River they fall nose first into the pavement. However, with approximately 9 million dollars worth of gold in the trunks of the cars, they would be back heavy, not front heavy, and fall more evenly or even back first. It's been suggested that Wrench could have put a ton of weight up front to balance the cars properly, but the amount of gold carried in those special boxes loaded into the back end of the very short wheelbase Minis could not be balanced even by the legendary Wrench without severely re-engineering the vehicle. If that was possible, the handling of the unladen Mini would be woeful, and the chase scene BEFORE the subway gold heist would be impossible. The Minis would have fallen like bricks nose-first onto the subway track when jumping from the platform.
Corrected entry: The first shot of the scene in the mountains after they've stolen the gold you can see a sign that says 'Austria' to mention that they are in that country. As they speak German in Austria the sign would rather be 'Österreich'.
Corrected entry: In an early scene in the movie when Mark Wahlberg is commenting on the gang with Charlize Theron, he mentions that Left Ear got his namesake from when he had an accident and lost hearing in his right ear, but in a later scene when Left Ear is in the Mini Cooper with Handsome Rob, Left Ear's communication receiver is hooked on his right ear, the deaf one.
Corrected entry: When everyone is celebrating the completion of the 1st heist and Donald Sutherland's character tells Walberg's character that he loves him (like a son) Walberg's character turns to him and says, "I love you Charlie". Charlie is Walberg's character, not Sutherland's. He should have said, "I love you John".
Corrected entry: When actually opening the safe door underwater, it would be near impossible because of the immense water pressure that is pushing against the door (towards the inside of the safe).
Corrected entry: When the Mini Coopers leave the sewer pipe, the lead car jumps out of the pipe and lands on its nose and then carries on undamaged. Mini Coopers have flimsy thin plastic front bumpers and would shatter in that kind of impact.
Corrected entry: The Mini Coopers do not drive into/past any turnstyles when entering the LA subway.
Corrected entry: After the Italian Job, when the men are in the mountains celebrating, they are supposedly surrounded by snow, but oddly enough when they talk, you can't see their breath. This is repeated a few minutes later after they get out of the icy water.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the Minis jump out of the tunnel with the gold and Handsome Rob (in the white Mini) tells Left Ear to open his door, they take-out one of the motorcycle guys. The door gets ripped off in the collision. For the rest of the movie the white Mini has an intact passenger door.
Corrected entry: "The real Napster" is sleeping and his roommate supposedly steals the Napster program by ejecting a floppy disk and taking it. The problem is that no floppy could ever hold such a huge program. A CD might be able to, but at least 300 floppy disks would have to be used in order to actually transport Napster. One floppy disk can hold 1.36 megabytes, Napster is definitely much bigger than that.
Corrected entry: During the double cross when Edward Norton shoots Donald Sutherland, the others escape by driving off the bridge in their van. Under water, the survivors are using scuba gear to keep alive in the OPEN van under water, but no air bubbles are seen just above on the calm surface of the water. Since there were no air bubbles, Edward Norton is satisified that everyone under water is dead.
Corrected entry: When Napster is puting the flag pin on Stella's chest, he says he had trouble putting the corsage on his prom date, but corsages go on your wrist for a girl, not your shoulder.
Corrected entry: In the end, how come Lyle reveals to the world that he is the real Napster? He put it all over the screens in the traffic light operating place so they'd be looking to catch him for crashing their computers.
Corrected entry: In a scene near the end of the film when Edward Norton's character is flying in the helicopter, you are shown a side view of the famous 'HOLLYWOOD' sign. However from the side the H and O are turned around so that the sign reads 'OHLLYWOOD'. In the next camera angle you see the letters straight on and they are correctly placed.
Corrected entry: With as much damage as the tail rotor of the helicopter caused to the Mini certainly the tail rotor would have been damaged quite a bit. That much damage would have caused it to lose a lot of yaw (side to side) control and cause an out of balance condition, but it continues to fly normally.