S.W.A.T.

S.W.A.T. (2003)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where the guys are betting that Jim Street can beat TJ in shooting practice, TJ takes off his glasses and talks to Hondo; in the next shot they're back on his face and he takes them off again.

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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.

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Revealing mistake: In the playing card target shooting sequence, Colin Farrell shoots an ace from the front but the card explodes from the rear. A squib was used to make the hole in the card, blowing the pieces outward instead of inward.

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Revealing mistake: When the S.W.A.T. Team is going after TJ and the ex SWAT member in the subway station, they say they are at the 7th/Metro Station. If you look on the wall after the subway moves, the signage says Wilshire/Normandie.

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Heather Singh

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.

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Factual error: In the scene where the Learjet takes off the jet starts to roll. Then there is the shooting with the SWAT team, towards the end of the shooting the pilot pushes the power levers forward to accelerate. Regarding the short take off run they had on the bridge, the pilot would have stayed on the brakes until the engines were at full thrust, then released the brakes, started rolling and wouldn't touch the power levers until after liftoff or in emergency.

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Ronnie Bischof

Continuity mistake: During the bus scene TJ stops Montel from getting away by crashing the beige car into the cop car that Montel tried driving away in. When he does this the beige car drives into the intersection crashing into a blue car. Then the angle changes and shows the beige car undamaged but the blue car was damaged.

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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.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: During the sequence when the Mexican gang is trying to take down the police escort that has Montel; right before the first 18-wheeler hits the first two police cars, there is no one in the left car but there is when they are hit.

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AzN InVasian

Factual error: In the bus escape scene, when the fake police man enters the bus and shoots the busdriver in the head, the bullet makes a hole in the window but there is no blood. If a bullet exits the head so close to the glass you would see something on the glass.

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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.

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AzN InVasian

Continuity mistake: During the escape attempt from the bus, one of the bad guys is seen standing in front of the fake police car waving off real police cars pulling up to the scene. The camera angle changes and you now see the same bad guy leaning up against the police car not doing anything.

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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.

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Ronnie Bischof

Visible crew/equipment: In the locker room confrontation scene between Jeremy Renner and Colin Farrell, the microphone can be seen reflected in the mirror just behond Colin's ear.

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Other mistake: In the scene where LL catches up to the suspect running from him, it is obvious that LL never really puts the handcuffs on the suspect. You can hear the noise but he is not being cuffed.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Sam Jackson and Colin Farrell are stopped from escaping the subway tunnel at a locked gate, they get the idea to blow the lock with explosives but there is a visible, unexplained string extending from the lock as it is used to create the effect of the lock being blown off.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the SWAT team members back away from the bank after dropping off the secure phone, the camera's shadow is seen on the shield that one of the team is using.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Colin Farrell and Sam Jackson pull up in the street and hear LL Cool J's message about the escaping suspect, the whole camera crew can be seen reflected in the car's door.

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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.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: When Josh Charles and Sam Jackson are competing on the firing range, the close shots show them running with their rifles, while the one overhead shot shows them running without weapons.

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Continuity mistake: Right before the team gets paged for the first time, you see one of the members having a glass of wine. After he takes a sip, you see his hand still near his mouth. The camera angle changes and his hand is no longer near his mouth. Camera angle changes again and his hand is back near his mouth.

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Factual error: When Alex Montel gets into the police car and backs away really quick you see TJ get in the car and try to block him. When Alex slams into the car, there is a shot from above, where he hits TJ then TJ's car slams into another car. Then they cut to another shot and you see Alex hitting TJ and there is no 3rd car being hit.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie when S.W.A.T. gets to the bank by helicopter they are shown rappelling from it. In one shot they show them right under the landing gear and in the next shot you see them passing the landing gear again.

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Continuity mistake: When Hondo and Street go to the hospital to find Chavez, and they talk to her partner and he hits the guy in the back of the head; as Hondo and Street walk off you see the officer and the Hispanic guy standing and sitting there normally.

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AzN InVasian

Continuity mistake: In the tunnels, Colin Farrell says "it's this way" and his earpiece is already in. As the angle changes, he's putting his earpiece in.

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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.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the plane proficience test, we see Hondo leaning over the counter when he says "Wow, is that a new course record?" when the camera angle changes he is now standing up straight.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where the SWAT team encounters the Lear jet on the 6th Street bridge , the limo that the SWAT team commandeered has multiple bullet holes along the driver's side. The direction of all the firepower encountered by the limo was from directly in front (the 2 parked cars and the jet). I assume the sideshots came from the "airport security" blockade at the entry to the 6th Street bridge but were edited from the final film.

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Continuity mistake: When Street tells his partner that he's staying with the team, his partner walks up to him and pushes him back into the mirror above the sink. You see Street taking a few steps away from the sink and standing straight up. The camera angle changes and you now see Street sitting on the edge of the sink.

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MCKD

Continuity mistake: When the team is shooting long distance poker Street can be seen lifting his head up twice after he loses as the camera angle changes.

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MCKD

Plot hole: When the plane is trying to land on the bridge, it hardly makes it. How do they rotate it 90 degrees? The plane wouldn't fit.

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Revealing mistake: During the shoot-out between Hondo and TJ near the beginning, the two of them are running towards their targets and the view is from TJ's right side. As TJ is closing on his target, his pistol jams with the slide locked back, yet he acts like he is shooting normally. The sound of gunfire is added.

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Wubbman

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene after the team parties, when they are walking in the parking lot, just before Colin Farrell goes on the date. They are talking to each other and the camera pans towards LL Cool J (the camera pans to where the shadows are in front of the shot), you can see the shadow of the man holding the boom mike above his head, the boom, and a camera man holding a camera, all just to the left of LL Cool J on the ground.

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Forrest Wilkinson

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.

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Mortug

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.

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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

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Continuity mistake: When the team is at the restaurant celebrating, Street can be seen with a cup in his hand after he takes a drink and when the camera angle changes the cup is no longer in his hand.

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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.

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Ronnie Bischof

Continuity mistake: When Street gets into the altercation with Boxer in the classroom, Wade's shirt is ripped open and you see the undershirt. When Sanchez comes in and the fight quells, Deacons' shirt is buttoned back up.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where TJ is taking off with Montel (Olivier Martinez) and Gamble handcuffs Street to the steering wheel, the passenger door is closed and Street (Colin Farrell) kicks out the window. When the rest of the squad arrives to assist, the door is wide open and the window intact.

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Norma Jean Cisenros

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.

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Continuity mistake: When we see the guy checking the database for Alex Montel, he finds three different names and identities Montel uses. Each identity has a corresponding picture. The guy is searching under the name Claude Bezoul, and we see the picture on the screen that matched for Claude. But then on the printout, that picture is under the alias Alex Montel.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where the French bad guys kill the man in the restaurant, a pretty girl disappears. The girl is having dinner with the murdered man, then she is sitting at the bar while the victim and the French bad guy talk privately. When the French bad guy cuts the victim's throat the girl is suddenly gone from the bar. All the other associates in the room are still there, but the girl has vanished.

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Continuity mistake: When Montell is pulled over in his dead uncle's car, the camera cuts to the 2 motorcycle officers attempting to stop him, you see both motorcycles have their headlights on as well as emergency lights. When it goes back to Montell looking in the rear-view mirror at them, you see one of the motorcycles headlights is now off and the strobe patterns have changed as well.

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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.

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A Demon

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.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Olivier Martinez exits the airport, the shadow of the camera is seen on his jacket (VHS version).

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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.

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Mortug

Continuity mistake: When Gamble and TJ exit from the sewer, a member of the gang puts the lock on the gate between the bars on the door and the gate at an angle. When Street and Hondo arrive and try to shoot the lock off, it's on the latch holes and the lock is straight.

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Speedtkts

Continuity mistake: When Montel tells the journalists about his money offer to whoever gets him out, the journalists are filming him through a wire fence. However, when the footage is shown on TV, it is a clear shot of Montel's face and there is no sign of the fence between him and the cameras.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: At the very end, as the S.W.A.T. truck pulls away and is driving through the desert after dropping off the prisoner, a call comes through the radio. Street puts his ear-piece on, the camera angle changes to Hondo who is right behind and replying to Street, and Street is again just beginning to put his ear-piece on.

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Kaite13

Continuity mistake: When the S.W.A.T. team stops the escape attempt from the bus, the crime lord is seen getting out of the police car and walking towards the team. The camera angle changes and he is seen once again walking away from the car.

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