Continuity mistake: Arnold goes to the gay bar to solicit the help of the guy he saved at the beginning of the movie. The guy is wearing a white shirt and a vest black/gold lamay. During their conversation he takes off the vest, then it cuts to another bartender. When it cuts back the guy has the vest on, another shot and the vest is off again. (00:08:05 - 01:10:50)
Continuity mistake: Even aside from the ridiculous recoil that a railgun would cause (yeah, I know they don't use gunpowder, but there's got to be SOME opposite movement, surely), how come when the darts (bullets, whatever) go straight through people, they still get thrown backwards? The passage straight through them means minimal energy being transferred to them, and as such they shouldn't be hurled backwards that much.
Continuity mistake: Arnold dives to save the girl under the lid of a fridge. When all the drill bits are shot at him with his hand above the fridge door, none hit his hand. But in the next angle one penetrated his hand. Then in the next scene, when he's driving the van with both hands and when he swipes the credit card the wound appears and disappears. (00:28:30)
Continuity mistake: After the court scene, when Arnold and Vanessa are making their exit toward the van, they get in, the van explodes and the camera pans to the underside of the van, showing Arnold pulling a manhole cover closed. The manhole cover was not there when they showed the van from a distance and they didn't have enough time to get in the van and escape through the bottom. Also, because several seconds passed before he closed the manhole cover you would have to assume he was still above ground when the bomb went off, therefore killing him. (01:46:20)
Visible crew/equipment: When the warehouse has collapsed on Arnold and he is coming out from underneath the rubble, you can see a guy "hidden" behind some tubes, wearing protective eye wear and holding a welding rod to make a shower of sparks (he is only visible in the widescreen DVD version). (01:34:30)
Factual error: When the Feds are going to the log cabin, while they are outside, gearing up, Arnold casually attaches a silencer, and pulls back the slide of his pistol, but the slide stays in the rearward position, a condition which should only occur when an empty magazine is in the weapon. Arnold notices and tries to push it forward, this doesn't work so Arnold hides it with his hand for the remainder of the scene. (00:42:50)
Continuity mistake: Arnold is handed an upside down photograph of his friend's witness. As he views it the photograph is correctly oriented without being turned around. (00:41:05)
Continuity mistake: It's astonishing that Arnold still has a gun after he jumps out of the plane since he didn't holster it before he jumped. Still he pulls it out of his holster before he shoots the plane and during the shootout in the zoo. It's also pretty strange that this weapon, a Desert Eagle .357, fits into the holster, since Arnie's first pistol (the one the young Marshal was shot with) is much smaller. Another fascinating thing about the gun is the fact it has a maximum capacity of nine bullets plus one in the chamber but Arnie fires about 15 or 16 times. (00:56:20)
Other mistake: When Arnold and Vanessa are in the dead guy's office running the CD, Arnold pulls up the shipping date for the arms deal. The screen shows the date to be "TODAY" and Arnold says "Midnight Tonight." Midnight would be 12:00AM, so the screen ought to read 12:00AM tomorrow morning, not today. (01:22:00)
Other mistake: When Arnold lands on the car in the junk yard, you can see the side windows of the car exploding outward moments before impact. (00:57:10)
Plot hole: There's absolutely no reason why Kruger had to page Lee from the plane after he'd been drugged. The bad guys had no idea where Lee was until he did that and they traced the phone call. Not only did Kruger give away Lee's location, but he also gave away the only thing keeping the bad guys from killing him.
Factual error: In the train wreck scene at the end of the film, we hear the railroad warning bell clanging, the train horn blaring, James Caan and friends screaming, the fiery roar of the impact, and the rumble of the train plowing through the wreckage. In reality, all of these sound effects would have been drowned out for the duration of the scene by the ear-splitting, squealing screech of powerful railroad brakes that the engineer would have applied long before an unavoidable impact. Omitting the sound of railroad brakes is still a common factual error in modern train-collision sequences.Charles Austin Miller
Continuity mistake: After Cullen has been picked up by the FBI agents they are sitting by a table where Cullen is explained there would be risks. There is a coffee pot on the table and a white paper cup on its right side. When it cuts the paper cup has moved to the other side of the pot. (00:20:25)Mortug
Revealing mistake: When Cullen is in her office wearing the hidden camera disguised as an amulet, we see her from the hidden camera point of view while she is looking in the mirror. You can see she is moving a bit however the view from the hidden camera is perfectly still. It should wobble a bit as well, not standing still. (00:13:20)Mortug
Continuity mistake: When Lee sits down to copy the files from Cyrex, the wide shot shows the clock as 10:25, a few seconds later Lee checks her watch then looks at the clock on the wall which then changes to 10:26 but then after she is done making the second copy the clock on the wall is back to 10:25 again. (00:16:25)jbrbbt
Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie when John Kruger goes to Lee's house with the balloons; Darryl gets shot and John and Lee leave the house, get in the van and drive away. One of the guys outside shoots at the van twice, shattering the back two windows and putting two bullet holes in the windshield. In the next shot of John and Lee through the windshield, there are no bullet holes. The shot after that when they drive away, the shattered windows are not shattered anymore - you can see the reflection of light on the windows as they drive off.Pjpodemski
Continuity mistake: During the scene near the beginning where Arnie sends the abandoned car into the river, have a look at the front passenger window. It is closed when they all get out of the car but is then fully open as the car hits the water. (00:07:40)
Continuity mistake: When John Kruger and the woman are discovered in the Cyrez office using the computer, John grabs her with both arms and throws her to the ground. In the next shot, with them still falling on the ground, John now magically has his gun in his hand to start shooting, which isn't possible in the time difference from the previous shot, and the fact he was holding her with two hands. (01:22:50)
Continuity mistake: You can see twice when bad guys are shot when the tape is cut and edited. The first one is when Arnold shoots the bad guy with the shot gun when looking for the blonde girl in the house, you can see just before he hits the picture on the wall that the tape is cut and replaced with the real guy instead of the dummy that was hit by the bullet. The second is at the end at the dock when Arnold has two of those really cool guns. He shoots a vehicle full of guys coming towards him and the vehicle blows up and flies over his head, and just before the vehicle blows up, you can see the cut & edit and then the car blows up and flies through the air. Undoubtedly replaced with a toy car that was blown up! (00:44:35)
Plot hole: It's very, very convenient that the bad guys just happened to have an inside man at the FBI evidence depot ready to switch out the disc Lee made, when just hours before the bad guys didn't even know about Lee, until Donahue called for her.
Plot hole: Kruger's boss (James Caan) is in league with the bad guys. He convinces Kruger to help him protect the witness at the log cabin all in an effort to draw out Leigh from hiding and there are five bad guys at the cabin waiting for them. This of course is all a setup but what if one of those bad guys at the cabin had killed Kruger? Then Kruger's boss wouldn't know where to find Leigh and they would all be back to square one.
Plot hole: The Feds had plenty of evidence to move in on Cyrez after Leigh's encounter with Donahue especially after his admission on camera, so there's no reason the company would still be in operation as if nothing had happened. At the very least all operations would be on hold until the hearings were concluded.
Plot hole: The whole idea of copying the files to a disc (and a copy) is a pointless plot device. First of all since the information on the discs cannot be accessed outside of Cyrez the bad guys are putting an awful lot of effort into getting rid of it when all they need to do is kill Leigh. Second, if one has to be at the vault or Donahue's office to access the information then then it's no different than accessing the information on any given day of the week. All the Feds needed was a warrant to look at Donahue's files and everything in the movie could have been avoided.