Eraser

Eraser (1996)

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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.

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Continuity mistake: If the bullets from the super gun move at just under the speed of light, how come the bad guys can't hit him or the girl? The bullets would arrive almost instantaneously and that would mean minimal compensation for them running. Plus the guy had them locked on when he shot.

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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.

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Factual error: The bad guys are able to close in on Vanessa Williams at the end by tracing the signal Arnie sends to her beeper. How could they triangulate her location through a passive, receptive device? Maybe if it was a cell phone, but not a pager.

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Continuity mistake: When Arnold gives the girl a credit card, he slides the card to give her credit, but the magnetic strip is facing the wrong way.

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Continuity mistake: At the end, right before the train crashes into the limo, the back of the limo is facing the blocking rail. However, after the train hits the limo, the front half of the car is right next to the rail, and the rear half is nowhere to be seen.

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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.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: When Arnold is hanging under the parachute the plane tries to hit him and he shoots at the plane, breaking the glass of the cockpit windows. When the plane lands later on, the windows are intact again.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Cullen is walking down the hall towards the vault we get a camera view where the camera turns to the left, then it turns to the right. If you look closely in the window as the camera turns right you should be able to see the camera man moving.

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Revealing mistake: When Arnie jumps from the plane, notice the stunt double. He weighs about half of what Arnie would, and has no muscles.

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning outside Johnny's house we see one of the bad guys closing the curtains. When it cuts to a shot from inside the house he close the curtains again.

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Revealing mistake: When Arnold is in the plane and throws his belt buckle-knife at the traitor. The next shot shows that it bounces off and continues to spin. Pretty obvious that it's held up by a wire.

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Revealing mistake: At the end right before the van blows up, we see John and the girl get in to it - if you look very closely, John disappears at the exact second the door closes.

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Factual error: When Arnie shoots out the cockpit window, first of all the glass seems about as thick as a Coke bottle which in reality it isn't. Secondly it shatters like one, not like the modern safety glass which it would be made of.

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Factual error: In several scenes where someone is shot with an EM gun it nails them to the wall, but if someone was shot with a bullet that was going near the speed of light it would go right though them. And the person wouldn't move at all, they would just fall down.

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Revealing mistake: During the NYC Zoo fight where the giant crocodiles come out for action, when the crocodiles devour the first bad guy he is very obviously CGI. His head is twice as big as his body, looking really ridiculous.

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Factual error: When the bad guys are looking through walls with the rail gun's scope the light on the gun shines through the wall, but in real life it doesn't do that unless you are looking through a window.

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Continuity mistake: When Arnold blasts out of the warehouse with 2 EM Guns, a man is firing at him, standing right next to a surveillance van. Arnold fires back and blows the whole van up but the man is gone.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: After Arnold wakes up from being drugged on the plane, James Caan is holding up Arnold's gun in a plastic bag. On the close-up the barrel is pointing up, on the wide-angle shot the gun is laying down with the barrel pointing sideways.

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Factual error: After removing the first parachute, Arnold uses the emergency one. However, when he deploys it, he is only a few hundred feet off of the ground. At this height, the parachute would do nothing except possibly snap Arnold's spine.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Kruger puts the gun in the dead hit man's hand, you can see Kruger's gloves are covered in blood. When it cuts to Kruger grabbing his phone his gloves are entirely clean.

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Revealing mistake: When Lee is watching out her window as she pulls her curtains aside you can see there are some blinds in the window. When it cuts to her looking out the window you can see there are different curtains this time and the blinds are gone.

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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.

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Factual error: When they are running the disc from Donahue's office, the technician takes the radio to transmit their exact location. But at the beginning of the movie, they "lose transmission in the vault." There's no way a radio would work in that room.

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Factual error: When the glass shutters come down in the Cyrez building, both he and James Caans' character start shooting at the glass. Bullet proof or not, you would be able to see marks on the glass.

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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.

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Revealing mistake: When Kruger's hand is nailed to the fridge, as he begins pulling his hand loose, you can see it's a fake rubber hand. The fingers wobble in an unnatural way.

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Factual error: Vanessa Williams' character hits a bad guy with the coffee pot from the coffee machine and knocks him out. Unlikely, given that the glass is very thin and light on these pots, and there was virtually no coffee in the pot to give it any weight.

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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.

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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.

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Other mistake: In beginning of the zoo scene, Cullen shoots J. Scar in the leg and he collapses in pain. For the rest of the scene, he pursues Cullen and fights as if nothing was wrong with his leg.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the car after the bar scene, as Johnny gets the info from Kruger, the shadows of the camera rigging plays across the actor's faces.

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Visible crew/equipment: As Kruger approaches the bar, the shadow of the camera shade plays on the back of the man's head just before you see who Kruger came to see.

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Other mistake: After Kruger tosses the parachute, there is a quick close up, and it looks like the chute just got tossed from another plane. Also, half the time, the chute has dust or smoke coming from it, and sometimes not.

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Other mistake: After Kruger throws the chair into the engine causing it to explode, the co-pilot starts to hit switches overhead. As he does, the panel shakes, like it is a poorly constructed set. If it were real, the craft would be grounded until the defect was corrected.

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Audio problem: As Lee walks into the Cyrez building, the camera pans up to the top of the building, where a helicopter is landing. The problem is that it is an Apache attack chopper that is seen landing, but the sound is of an OH-58, a smaller chopper.

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Continuity mistake: As Kruger puts the dead gangsters on the lawn, he pulls out a bag filled with fake blood. A second later, it suddenly changes to two photos of the victims.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: In Chief Beller's office when Kruger is handed Cullen's file, Kruger sits down while holding his left hand in the middle of the file. When it cuts his hand has moved out to the corner of the file.

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Continuity mistake: When Kruger is figuring out which one of the three ID's that are fake, in the close-up shot you can see two different scales and a photograph on the table next to the ID's. When it cuts they are gone.

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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!

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New this month 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Plot hole: Considering how much the bad guys stand to lose from Leigh's cooperation with the Feds they would have already been at her home ready to kill her long before her or her ex got there, and wouldn't need to wait for her to access the copy she made before swinging into action.

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Continuity mistake: As Johnny tells Kruger about his cousin, he drops his hand. A second later, he does it again.

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Continuity mistake: When Robert is strangling his witness we see her grabbing onto the rug with her left hand. When it cuts she suddenly has her hand by Robert's waist.

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Continuity mistake: When Cullen enters the combination for the vault it cuts to the agents following her moves with one of them saying "Bingo." Look at the surveillance screen behind him and you should be able to see Cullen opening the vault door. When it cuts she opens it again.

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning when Kruger lures one of the bad guys out by carefully opening the door, we see the bad guy go out the door pointing his gun up. When it cuts from outside he is pointing his gun forward.

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Continuity mistake: When Kruger is getting dizzy from the poisonous water he stumbles against a seat with both his hands down. When it cuts he suddenly has his right hand against the wall.

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Continuity mistake: When Donahue shoots himself in the head there is one shot where his eyes are closed. Then suddenly they are open.

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