Driven (2001)

46 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: Beaux is talking to Joe in the grandstand at the Japanese race. If you look in the background you can see a nearby city. This cannot be filmed in Japan as there is no city near enough to be seen from the grandstand. I think this may have been filmed in Chicago.

Factual error: At the start of the Toronto race, they show a skydiver dropping-in with an American flag. The footage used was shot at Long Beach along with another crowd scene where a Long Beach Grand Prix beer cup is clearly visible.

Factual error: In the frontal collision between the two cars where one is catapulted through the air using the other as a firing ramp, the nose section on the flying car is clearly a tubular metal construction. The deformation zone of the car would be made from carbon.

Continuity mistake: When Stallone talks with is his team boss in a wheel chair at the paddock the first time. The crowd around them are different depending if it is shot in the front of them or from above. But the conversation is real time.

Factual error: During the movie the driver Brandenburg is driving the Target car with the helmet design of Juan Pablo Montoya (former CART driver now in F1). This was done to take video of Acquall races and put them in the movie, but at the end of the movie, before the big race, you see drivers getting ready for the start, including JP Montoya, with the same helmet as Brandenburg. I have never seen two of the same helmets in two same cars in one race.

Continuity mistake: If the computer sim Bly is watching after the first race is a sim of what happened earlier, the cars on the screen are positioned wrongly.

Factual error: It is heavily raining during the German race, but the track has many banked sections. In that particular era (late 1990s/early 2000s), CART never allowed wet weather racing to take place on banked tracks. (01:11:15)


Continuity mistake: When Sophia is swimming in the pool and Jimmy is on the chair reading an article, his hair changes from messed up to neatly combed about 3 to 4 times.

Factual error: In the specially shot action scenes the cars used are not Champ Cars. The main giveaway is the shape of the car from behind the driver's head backwards, which is not flat (as Champ Cars) and does not include the turbo pop off valve used in CART.

Factual error: Before the race in Germany we see a weather broadcast on an European broadcasting station. Unfortunately there is no such broadcasting station.

Plot hole: After the young driver does the 'jump test', he and Stalone are shown walking to their cars. Although in tremendous pain a moment earlier, he now walks without a limp.

Continuity mistake: When Slyvestor Stallone is driving in the car to prove himself to the team, he does the 3 coin trick. When he runs over 2 of the 3 coins, you can see them fly up into the air, however, when they check over the tyres at the end, all 3 coins are in the tire.

Continuity mistake: In the German race, you see Memo getting ready to pass Jimmy. In this moment the Motorola car is piloted by Beau. You can see the Target visor. (01:14:35)

Continuity mistake: Memo Moreno overtakes Michael Andretti. The car he is shown passing is the Visteon of Roberto Moreno at first, and the switches to the Newman Haas of Andretti. (01:14:00)

Factual error: During "Joe's Coin Bit", the team wouldn't be able to hear Joe humming. Race car radios are activated by a button on the steering wheel.

David George

Other mistake: In the end credits, Jasmin Wagner's name is spelled as "Jasmine."

Other mistake: In the end credits, Cristiano da Matta's surname is spelled as "da Maata."

Other mistake: In the end credits, Michael Andretti's name is spelled as "Micheal".

Factual error: In the last race Jimmy Bly is in second place behind Beau Brandenburg. You see a shot of Jimmy's helmet and on it you see the reflection of the car in front of him. On the tail wing you can read the brand 'Motorola' from left to right. However, as it is a reflection, you wouldn't be able to read it form left to right, but rather from right to left.

Trivia: In the scene of real Champ car drivers doing pre-race rituals, Kenny Brack (the driver of the Shell car) is holding a photo of a baby and then tapes it inside his race suit. The baby you see in the picture is director Renny Harlin's son, Lukas.

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