Face/Off

Continuity mistake: When Castor Troy first arrives at the airplane you see another business jet in the back (you see the red engine coverages). Few seconds later there is a different aircraft with a propeller and no jet anymore.

Ronnie Bischof

Revealing mistake: When Cage is shooting Travolta with the Uzi type weapon in the room with mirrors, the gun has no muzzle flash in several shots.

David Mercier

Continuity mistake: When Troy (as Archer) arrives home for the first time, he's walking around his wife. When he says her name, his right hand is held up. From a different angle as he moves to her right, his hands are by his side. (00:52:50)

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Continuity mistake: In the shoot-out sequence in the Mexican Standoff scene between Archer, Castor, Sasha, Eve, and Castor's two bodyguards. You don't need to look carefully to see that the exact same footage is used twice at different times to show a flowerpot exploding. Also, a bad guy gets shot and falls the exact same way twice at different times. He doesn't even fall at a different camera or body angle. These two mistakes blow by very fast when you see it in normal motion, so it's easier to slow it down to see them.

Visible crew/equipment: During the prison escape when Sean Archer (as Castor Troy) is running up the stairs towards an exit, a crew member's foot and lower pant leg can be seen in the upper right hand side. (01:12:25)

Sam Sennett

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the boat chase. The "Coast Guard" boat is facing towards the two boats. A few seconds later one of the chase boats flies through the Coast Guard boat from its rear. It would have taken too much time to spin that boat around for the boat to crash through the back. And even if it were possible, most of the crew were shot and fell off the boat. Who drove the boat to position it for the crash?

Continuity mistake: Castor Troy puts three bullet holes in the windscreen of the helicopter Sean Archer is in at the start of the movie. When Archer moves toward the hangar to shoot Castor, you can see in the background that there are now no holes.

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Other mistake: When Archer (as Troy) and Dubov are fighting with the guards prior to Archer escaping, we see two guards looking at a computer screen which has several prisoners names registered on it, including Pollux Troy's name. Pollux has already been released from the prison by this stage, so his name should have been removed from the prison's computer system. (01:06:50)

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Visible crew/equipment: When Pollux falls through the glass roof, you can see his harness pulling him back.

Castor Troy: If you dress like Halloween, ghouls will try to get in your pants.

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Trivia: John Woo fought to keep the slash in the title, so moviegoers wouldn't think it was a film about hockey.

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