Continuity mistake: When the Evolution smashes into the gate in the boatyard it should have made a really big dent in the front of the car or at least a scratch on the bodywork. Yet in the next scene when you see it come to a stop in front of the Ferrari, the car is in perfect condition with no dents or scratches.
Revealing mistake: After the first race, when Tej walks over to Brian with a bunch of people, there is a girl in a orange and black top, and as she walks towards Brian, she is looking directly at the place where the camera is supposed to be and backs away, so the camera can pull in for the shot.
Visible crew/equipment: Near the end, in a shot of Monica and the baddie (just before they get onto the boat) standing beside a large vehicle, the camera is quite close and then it tracks backwards. The reflection of the legs of the steadicam operator walking backwards as he moves the camera, is seen at the side of the car.
Revealing mistake: When Brian and Rome are going to rescue Monica, they are talking the whole time as to what next to do. We see several edited-in backgrounds at every close-up, and in one of Rome's close-ups we see a road pointing straight at the car. In other close-ups of Rome from the same angle, we see a river. The road that can be seen in the one close-up is not possible.
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Continuity mistake: In the very first racing scene, when they all go around the first turn and it shows them all struggling to hold their steering wheels through the turn, it shows an overview of the 4 cars. As you can see the pink Honda S2000, is in front, and to the left of the red Mazda RX-7. In the very next shot, the Honda S2000 is directly behind the RX-7.
Continuity mistake: When Brian and Roman are racing to the car impound to get the package for Carter, at the start of the freeway scene Brian says "Lets see what this thing can do." When he steps on the gas the camera cuts to an outside view and there is a large HGV in front and a 4x4 pickup to the right, but in the following overhead shot the 4x4 pickup has vanished and is replaced with a Mini Van.
Continuity mistake: At the end of the first race, Brian speeds over the finish line then stops in front of Tej, and when the camera cuts to a wider shot of Tej the crowd is a few feet away from Tej in all directions, but in the following closeup Tej is now surrounded with people.
Continuity mistake: When Brian and Roman are speeding down the highway to get to the boatyard, the camera cuts to inside police headquarters (I think). On the computer screen are two GPS signals (Brian and Roman), and it says 6th and 7th Street, but when it cuts to a wider angle it says 4th, 5th and 6th Street, indicating the screen has moved up instead of down. (Zoom is required.)
Continuity mistake: During the drive and stare scene with Brian and Monica, watch Monica's bangs as the shot changes from inside the car to outside. When the camera is shooting from outside the car, Monica's bangs are blowing around from the wind, but from the camera shooting inside the car, her bangs are neatly in place.
Continuity mistake: Just after Monica has gotten back to Verone's house after warning Brian, she is sunbathing. In one shot, she has her legs slightly up and in the next they are flat with the sunbed. Also, when Verone throws her sunglasses on her chest, in this shot, she still has her hands on top of her head. In the following shot, her right hand is down picking up the sunglasses.
Continuity mistake: After Brian's Skyline is shot with the electric thing, when he hits a parking meter it shatters into smithereens and there is no damage or dents on his car. In the next shot his hood is bent up and his car is totaled. This is because the original scene was of Brian hitting something much more solid, however, Paul Walker who was doing the stunt himself, lost control and hit the parking meter. They didn't bother to retake as it looked much cooler. (Slow motion is required. DVD Special Features.)
Factual error: In the scene where Brian, Rome and the other guys are racing to the impound lot, Brian whips his Evo around and starts driving backwards. He would be going pretty slow in reverse so the other guys should have past him do to the fact that they where doing over 100 mph beforehand according to the FBI's GPS.
Revealing mistake: At the end of the first race, when Brian and the other guy prepare to jump the bridge, it cuts to Brian who shifts gears and puts on the accelerator. Look closely at the "Revs" counter (next to the speedometer), it is showing almost 0 revs on a car that's moving at very high speed.
Continuity mistake: At the beginning after the race, Brian is being chased by a cop and is shot on the right side of his car with that electric disabler. During the next shot, right before he hits the parking meter, the claw is nowhere to be found. After he hits it, it is back and sparking with electricity.
Continuity mistake: When Brian Monica and Roman are driving to Verone's house, at the end of the " stare and drive thing ", when Roman pulls up on the overhead shot he puts his full arm outside the car, yet when it cuts to a face shot from inside Brian's car, he just has his elbow on the door.
Continuity mistake: When Brian Roman and two of Verone's guys are at the trailer park close to the end, on the road through the trailer park there is a speed bump, yet when Roman sets the Dodge off on its own, there is a view of the road again, and the speed bump has vanished.
Continuity mistake: When Roman's in his black car at Barstow and starts to reverse, note the yellow car behind him. From a camera shot behind Brian and the cop, the yellow car is already there and lined up to smash into Roman, yet when it cuts to a different shot, the yellow car is lining up again.
Continuity mistake: When Brian and Roman are at the car impound, Brian is searching inside the Ferrari, and Roman says "Look in the center." Roman is holding onto the side of the car and looking away from Brian, yet in the following shot he is now holding onto the top of the car and is looking directly at Brian.
Factual error: In the final fight scene, when Carter tries to pick up the shotgun to shoot again, the slide/chamber is closed. When they cut in the next shot with Monica holding the gun on Carter, the slide/chamber is open. You can't see the chamber but you can see that the slide is back further towards the stock of the weapon. The chamber has to be secured to fire.
Continuity mistake: At the club, Monica and Brian are sitting at a table and when Rome walks up and says "He's here man," Monica looks at him and puts her right hand/arm up to her hair/cheek, in the following shot however her hand/arm is down, then in the shot after it's back up again.
Continuity mistake: When the Evo and the Eclipse enter the highway, after Brian and Rome loaded up their cars with the bags of money, Brian shifts into third gear and later fourth gear. The Evo has the aftermarket Momo pedals installed, but after the Evo gets shot with the ESD from the helicopter, and when Brian tries to hold down the gas with his foot, the pedals in the Evo are the stock ones.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Brian and Roman get back to the mansion after getting the package from the Ferrari and are sitting next to the pool with their new boss, watch as he lights his cigar. He lights it, and it cuts away from him for a split second. When it cuts back less than a second later, the cigar is burnt down about an inch, as if the cigar had been lit for a few minutes.
Deliberate mistake: When Brian and Bilkins are at the demolition derby, Roman wins and gets out of his car. As he scans the crowd, he sees Brian. When we see Brian the logo on his shirt has a 3D effect to it that goes back and to the left. In all other shots of that logo, the effect goes back and to the right. This shot is reversed.
Factual error: During the scenes where the drivers are all racing to the impound lot, Verone and Fuentes are doing background checks on the drivers. When they show the shot of Roman Pearce's California driver's license information, it shows his DOB as Apr 12, 1973, A License issue date of 03/24/90, and Expires Date of 03/24/01. Driver's licenses don't expire on the anniversary of the issue date, they expire on the driver's month and day of birth. So his driver's license should show an expiration date of something like 04/12/01 instead.
Continuity mistake: When Brian Roman arrive at Tej's garage after meeting with Verone at the club, Tej, Jimmy, and Suki are playing cards. There is a shot of them at the table and then an overshot view showing clear solo cups which appears to have beer in them. But after Brian gives Suki a kiss, then next shots show red solo cups on the table, not clear.
Continuity mistake: When Verone and Monica meet up with Brian before they get on the boat, in the background one of Verone's men walks up the dock and stops at the beginning. When Verone tells one of his men to put Monica on the boat, next shot cuts to Brain, and back to Verone. The guy at the beginning of the dock is not there but midway down the dock. It then shows him walking up again when Verone points the shotgun at Monica.
Factual error: When Brian pulls into the impound lot at about 70 - 80 mph, he smashed down a pole to get through a gate, you see him crunch the front of his car, but what he also crunched was his front mounted intercooler, thus restricting or even stopping airflow to the engine, no air equals no combustion, so the engine should have stalled or stuttered and eventually shut off, either way, his car was toast and he shouldn't have been able to get back on the highway.
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