The Terminal

Continuity mistake: When everybody in the airport is saying goodbye to Viktor before he steps into New York, one shot shows Dolores and Enrique with their arms around each other. But in the next shot, Dolores is walking towards Enrique and then they put their arms around each other. (01:55:00)

Continuity mistake: After the CBP agent smashed the potato chip bag with the apple, the shot is switched from beside the agent to Viktor's viewpoint. The number of chips and distribution of those chips on the desk change. (00:06:35)

luchador

Continuity mistake: In the scene in Dixon's office, where he's trying to explain to Viktor that his country has fallen in a military coup, he uses an apple and potato chips to make his point. When the bag of chips pops open it sprays broken bits of chips all over Viktor's torso and lap. Although Viktor does brush some off, in the next shot he stands up to leave and there are no chips on his clothes or lap. You could believe he brushed them away off camera, but don't even see any on the floor around him. (00:07:05)

Cal K.

Continuity mistake: During Dixon's attempt to get Viktor to claim fear of return to Krakhozia, the phone cord and files on Dixon's desk change. (00:44:50)

Phoenix

Continuity mistake: In the scene towards the end where Gupta stops the plane, it's clear and sunny. At this point, Viktor immediately starts walking down towards the exit. By the time he makes it, it's snowing, and it looks as if it had been for some time.

Continuity mistake: When Amelia and Viktor are having dinner, Amelia gets three pages on her beeper. On the first page she opens her purse, looks at the page she just got puts the beeper back and snaps her purse shut with the purse sitting straight up. On her second page, her purse is laying down, open so you can see her beeper. She didn't move the purse or open it from the time she closed it, after the first page. (01:25:45 - 01:26:55)

Continuity mistake: When Viktor is making his cracker sandwich we see a closeup shot with a lot of packs of ketchup, relish and mustard in front of the mustard and cracker layer he just made. The camera then switches to a wide shot and the packs are no longer in front of the napkins but off to the side. (00:36:10)

luchador

Continuity mistake: This mistake occurs on Viktor's first night of sleeping, before he takes the chairs apart, after he sees the news and all that stuff. When he is trying to get comfortable in the row of chairs, in the first shot, he is stretching and places his fist under his chin. In the shot IMMEDIATELY after that, is hands are folded neatly and resting on his lap. (00:16:30)

MasterChief3624

Continuity mistake: When Viktor explains to Dixon that he mistranslated the Russian guy, he is holding the pills and smiling. In the shot right after that, when Viktor is in the background, he is not smiling, and his hands have changed positions slightly. (01:11:55)

MasterChief3624
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Continuity mistake: When Viktor and Amelia are having dinner in the terminal, Enrique fills her glass very full. However, in the shots with only Amelia, the wine level changes to be significantly lower, though she never touches the glass. (01:26:00)

Continuity mistake: When the retiring official and Dixon are walking together and talking about the yacht, the objects in front of the wall on the left change completely between a side shot and a front shot. They walk past copiers, but the next shot shows a desk and file cabinets. (00:18:45)

Phoenix

Continuity mistake: As the CBP agent is explaining the bag of chips and the apple, Viktor says "Big Apple, Big Apple". Look at the desk and it is perfectly clean. There are no crumbs on the desk. Just before the CBP agent slams the apple onto the chips we can now see a few crumbs already on the desk. (00:06:25)

luchador

Continuity mistake: When Viktor takes Gupta's mop to clean up the food on the floor, you can hear it is supposed to be wet, the sloshing sound in the bucket and the sound of water hitting the floor, although you can see that there is no water on the floor and that the mop is dry.

Matt Tyrrell

Continuity mistake: As Dixon is explaining to Viktor about the gap in the door guard on the escalator, Dixon's hand changes position in an angle change. (00:24:15)

Phoenix

Continuity mistake: When Viktor is making his cracker sandwich he makes the mustard layer in the center of the napkin. This can be seen in he closeup shot. When the camera switches to a wide shot the mustard layer has moved to the corner of the napkin. (00:36:10)

luchador

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Amelia is on the phone crying, the shot before Viktor starts walking to her has him turn his head, and move his body a little. His head and body are not aligned, though. At the beginning of the next shot, when he starts walking over to her, his body starts out perfectly straight. (00:47:40)

MasterChief3624

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Viktor first meets Amelia, when he advertises Payless Shoes, Amelia is going up the escalator. In the shot when he says "Sensible Heels", Amelia turns her head and keeps it turned until the shot changes. When the shot changes, Amelia turns her head again. (00:28:30)

MasterChief3624

Continuity mistake: After Viktor has to resort to eating crackers and sauce again, Amelia waves in his direction. After he stands up, her boyfriend Max bumps into him and knocks the cracker sandwich out of his hand. We can see the splat of sauce on the ground with broken crackers mixed in. A few seconds later they have a shot of Viktor looking down at his spilled lunch and the crackers, which are whole, and sauce look much different than they did in the previous shot. (00:36:40)

luchador

Continuity mistake: When Victor and Amelia are talking in the book store, Victor cleans her glasses with his handkerchief. In one shot he is putting his handkerchief away in his back pocket. Then in the next shot he is putting his handkerchief away again.

Frank Scialdone

Continuity mistake: When Viktor and his friends are celebrating the end of the war in a lounge, Amelia comes in and hands him a large envelope. In the next shot, they walk over to the bar and she hands it to him again. (01:43:05)

Continuity mistake: When everybody in the airport is saying goodbye to Viktor before he steps into New York, one shot shows Dolores and Enrique with their arms around each other. But in the next shot, Dolores is walking towards Enrique and then they put their arms around each other. (01:55:00)

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Trivia: When Amelia does her makeup at the table while sitting with Viktor, she pulls out an Elizabeth Arden compact. Catherine Zeta-Jones, who played Amelia, is currently a spokeswoman for Elizabeth Arden cosmetics.

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