Eyes Wide Shut

Continuity mistake: At the orgy a man walks through a door with a naked woman on each arm, then the camera cuts so that Tom Cruise is in the shot with the man and two women approaching him. In this shot one of the women is a different woman from before.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Tom Cruise calls the woman whose father has died and the boyfriend answers, a rubber band appears on the desk next to the pen after he hangs up that was not there before he made the call.

Continuity mistake: The jade sculptures move from table to table in the hallway, while Tom Cruise is having a pass made at him by the daughter of his newly deceased patient.

Continuity mistake: When the older guy is playing pool and explaining to Tom Cruise's character who the masked people are and why they're dangerous, the balls (the 3 ball, in particular) on the pool table are in a different spot every time it comes back to the older guy.

Continuity mistake: When Tom is talking to Nicole on the phone, she's sitting at a table in the kitchen. Watch the number of Oreos in the packet on the table - it keeps changing.

Continuity mistake: As Tom Cruise walks down a street he is being followed by a bald man. He sees the man and runs across the street and hails a cab from a street that is supposedly at a right angle to the street he was just on. However this street is actually the same street he just ran away from. You can tell because there is a small bodega in the background with a green awning. In the first scene it's lit. In the second the lights are out. But it's clearly visible, as are the other shop fronts.

Continuity mistake: During the scene that Nicole and Tom are smoking weed in the bedroom they show Tom sitting on the bed and there is an ashtray behind him, well sometimes. Sometimes it's there.. sometimes it's not. It keeps coming and going.

Continuity mistake: Just after being followed on the curiously empty streets of Manhattan, Tom Cruise makes his way to a coffee shop. The last shot from the street before he turns to enter the shop shows not a person on the sidewalk, but the next shot of him from inside the cafe opening the door, shows about three people passing in the background.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Tom Cruise and the older man are playing pool, in addition to the pool balls moving, the cue chalk and the drink on the edge of the pool table move as well.

Continuity mistake: In the scene in which Alice tells Bill about her fantasies regarding the military man, the right shoulder strap on the camisole she's wearing is up, then down, then up, then down - obviously the scene was culled from multiple takes. In addition, the stack of CDs on the window sill just over her right shoulder seems to be balanced precariously (particularly the top one) in some shots, and stacked normally in others.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Tom has become quite paranoid and is being followed by the bald man. Well when he turns that one corner you'll notice a sign in the background on the buildings on the other side of the street which has some name an the number (212)555-5115 or something like that. Then the shot cuts to the bald guy, but when the shot comes back to Tom if you look in the same spot the sign is gone, and you can notice the outline of where the sign was.

Continuity mistake: Throughout the film Nicole Kidman's nails are very short, but in the scene when she is holding a cigarette her nails are long and obviously false. Later that day, they are short again.

Continuity mistake: In the scene in the orgy house, when women start walking to other people one by one: the woman which will approach Tom Cruise at one point has no neighbours in the circle (because two women at her sides already left), but later she is kneeling next to another woman with big mask, who was three 'seats' to her left earlier. (01:13:40 - 01:14:10)

Continuity mistake: Cruised is mobbed by some guys and stumbles towards the blue car's trunk. When the angle changes he is half a metre behind, next to the passenger's window.


Continuity mistake: When Tom Cruise is going to return the costume, he walks up the stairs to the apartment building and enters when a person leaving the building opens the door. The next shot is then him walking into the Rainbow store, which is next to the building.

Continuity mistake: When the movie starts, Cruise and Kidman greet the nanny, who puts her around the girl. When the angle changes, her arm is away and she is surrounding the girl again.


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Trivia: The actor who played Nick Nightingale (Dr. William 'Bill' Harford's medical school dropout friend), played a medical school dropout in "Gross Anatomy" (1989).

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Question: Isn't it common knowledge that Nicole found Tom's mask and put it on his pillow? I always wondered why Tom freaked out so much when he finds it. Is he afraid that Nicole knows where the mask is used? Or that someone else placed it there? And unless I missed something, how come this was never discussed between the two? You'd think Nicole would be asking why he left this in his safe?


Chosen answer: I think someone from the freaky orgy broke in and put the mask on the pillow to warn Cruise's character to keep his mouth shut. That's why Cruise's character is so upset-they got into his home and his safe.

I always assumed that she was a member of the orgy party. She was letting him know that she was there.

No, she wasn't.

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