S.W.A.T. (2003)

60 mistakes - chronological order

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning when the SWAT team has been dropped on the roof, the helicopter also drop the ropes. From above we can see the ropes land at least ten feet away from the ventilation shaft. When it cuts to POV of one of the SWAT members we can see the rope lying right next to the shaft. (00:02:10)


Continuity mistake: During the verbal fight between Gamble and Street after the bank incident, Gamble grabs Street and slams his head into the mirror and you see glass in Street's hair from the reflection, but when the camera changes to a view of the back of Street's head, you see no glass. (00:12:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Montel arrives at the airport and heads for the car waiting for him, the driver is standing right behind the car waiting. When it cuts, the driver comes walking towards the car from a few feet away. (00:23:15)


Visible crew/equipment: When Montel's men put his luggage in the car by the airport, look on the car beside the tail light. You should be able to see a crew member moving slowly in on the car. (00:23:20)


Revealing mistake: In the beginning of the scene right before Street and Hondo are in the car talking about where they used to serve the camera shot from outside shows the car driving along the road and also a man with a blue cap and backpack looking into the camera, then quickly turning his head away. (00:25:10)

Continuity mistake: When Street and Hondo are going to meet Deke and roll up on him chasing the man, Deke and the man he's chasing run over the car and Street gets out. In this angle Hondo is already sliding over into the driver seat. When the angle changes, and is next to the passenger door, Hondo is just then removing his seat belt and sliding over. (00:27:15)

Continuity mistake: When Montel is in the restaurant with his uncle, he lays the knife on the table on its side with the blade facing him. In the next shot, without anyone touching the knife, the blade edge is facing up pointed at the uncle. (00:34:25)

Continuity mistake: After Alex cuts his uncle's throat, he pulls a set of keys out of his jacket pocket. The keys he pulls out have a Ford factory alarm attached to them, yet when we see him driving his uncle's car it is a Cadillac. (00:35:00)

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene when the Swat team is training and they raid the abandoned building, you can see one of the men throwing a flashbang into the room, which explodes. The flashbang does not explode at all, it is a visible device which can be seen lying on the floor that explodes. You can even see the wire running through the room. (00:44:20)

Continuity mistake: When Street and Sanchez are at the bar they sit down and you see Sanchez taking her jacket off. Camera angle changes and she is seen taking off her jacket again. (00:52:50)


Continuity mistake: When the bad guy gets on the bus to retrieve Montel, he takes the keys from the dead guard, in the next shot he takes the keys again. (01:04:40)


Continuity mistake: After the scene were the helicopter is shot down by the sniper we see a large piece of the helicopter (possibly a piece of the rotor) dislodge and get stuck in the side of an air vent. Then shot changes to show the copter crash into the street below. When the shot changes back to show the S.W.A.T members getting up there is a clear shot of the air vent with no piece of metal sticking out of it. (01:12:05)

Revealing mistake: When the team is chasing Gamble (and company) from the police truck (that they freed Montel from), through the subway, and then through the sewer, Sanchez's watch changes from the left hand to the right hand and back again. (01:22:50 - 01:25:15)


Continuity mistake: There is a shot where an unmarked police car pulls up next to the subway entrance and the cops open the doors (and 3 other cop cars pull up behind this car, however in a following shot from a different view we see the unmarked cop cars open again and this time only 2 cars pull up behind it (01:25:05)


Continuity mistake: Sanchez and Deke get out of the truck (and close the doors) at the subway entrance but in the next shot we see them do it again. (01:25:05)


Revealing mistake: As Street climbs into the back of the subway, Hondo has the light on his gun focused on into the subway car. But as he lowers his gun to climb in himself, an external light source is switched on to make it look like a flash is on him. (01:26:25)


Visible crew/equipment: After the team obtain the limo, there is a shot of a car driving along the road. In this shot you can see the camera shadow on the ground. (01:32:30)

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Continuity mistake: When the jet is landing on the bridge, the flaps alternate from being fully extended to being fully up. Most noticeably shortly before they stop, the flaps are being retracted in less than a second, which too small a time. (01:34:50)

Ronnie Bischof

Revealing mistake: When we see the close up of the jet after having landed on the bridge, look closely at the right main landing gear. There is a rope or a chain that slows down and stops, seems to be a device to move the aircraft without having the engines run. (01:34:50)

Ronnie Bischof

Visible crew/equipment: At the end, when asked where the team would like to go, the camera, the mount and a boom mic are all reflected in the front of the truck. (01:46:00)

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Gamble: Fuck you and S.W.A.T.

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Trivia: When Box is watching TV and is beeped to go to work, he is actually watching an episode of the original S.W.A.T. TV series.

AzN InVasian

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Question: What song plays while Montel is driving away after killing his "uncle"?

Answer: Figure.09 by Linkin Park

T Poston

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