Continuity mistake: In Thessaly, as the two armies face each other, the large branches all over the center battle ground change or disappear entirely, depending on the angle of the shot (note the cliffs on one side and the trees on the other side). (00:02:40)

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Continuity mistake: A boy is sent to get Achilles, to battle what he later says is, "The biggest man I've ever seen." In the shot facing Achilles, as the boy tries to wake him, Achilles firmly grabs hold of the boy's right arm. However in the next shot facing the boy, Achilles has him by the neck to pull him closer. (00:05:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Achilles is burning Patroclus' body, the moonlight reflects slightly off his arms. While a body is burned, a person with a torch is always beside the one who places the coins, so the firelight would've shined off Achilles' arms as well, and yet it doesn't, indicating that the scene was not shot continuously.


Continuity mistake: After the Trojans were ordered to push forward after the Greek's first attack, blood can be seen suddenly appearing on a few of the Greeks shields.

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Visible crew/equipment: As Achilles' ship nears the Trojan shores, Agamemnon snidely asks, "What's the fool doing? He's going to take the beach of Troy with fifty men?" At the start of the next shot, as the camera begins to pan down, on the far right, just beside a person's (who is dressed in blue) head is a metal bullhorn (ie. used to give instructions to cast/crew, and which definitely doesn't belong in this time period). (00:36:35)

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Hector: All my life I've lived by a code; and the code is simple: Honor the gods, love your woman, and defend your country. Troy is mother to us all. Fight for her!

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Trivia: Due to the political situation in Iraq, the location for scale shots was moved from Morocco to Mexico, an ideal alternate choice with its broad beach. However, the rushed decision presented some obstacles. Coastal Mexico is an endangered turtle habitat, so to be granted permission to set up the Greek encampment and build boats on the large stretch of beach, the film crew implemented their own turtle incubation nursery, releasing a multitude of turtles while on location in Mexico. They also did not have an accurate idea of the physical conditions of that particular beach - it was unstable and 100 feet of beach washed away overnight, leaving Greek ships teetering precariously on the edge of the bank with the missing sand.

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