Ocean's Twelve

Factual error: The scene where Nightfox steals the Faberge Egg is all wrong. A laser security system must have a photoelectric receptor at the other side to detect if somebody pass between the two devices. As shown in the film, the laser beams points everywhere, so the system can't work and somebody could cross a beam without starting the alarm. Even if it was some weird system based on measuring distance it wouldn't work - if the laser hits the floor at an angle it won't bounce back to the source, it will reflect towards the ceiling.

Dr Wilson
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Factual error: In the movie the poles which houses are built on are situated in the water; one could swim between the poles. That's totally impossible: the poles are drilled in very wet sand (to be compared to a swamp) and you can't reach them from the canals in any way.

RoyT
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Visible crew/equipment: When Ocean tells the Nightfox about the fake Faberge, there's a shot of the Nord Train. When we see the left side of the train, watch its window and you will be able to see a camera and a cameraman reflected.

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Plot hole: How did Benedict have time to visit all of Ocean's 11 without them informing each other? (That is, only Danny should have been surprised to see Benedict.) He had to travel to Connecticut, Utah, Miami, London, New Jersey, Chicago, New York, Louisiana, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. As soon as Danny knew, he was on the phone (presumably calling the others).

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Suggested correction: The plan is no communication and meet at a rendezvous point if the cover has been broken. Security has been compromised.

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Deliberate mistake: Laser beams are normally not visible, except for a small dot where they hit a surface. Even if made visible, using smoke or dust or special glasses, they are thin as threads. Obviously something more visual was needed for Toulour's dance act, hence the thick beams of light.

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Suggested correction: Talour would need to see the beams in order to get through. I would attest that he let off a low grade smoke canister with a fine mist like a concert hazer to make the beams visible yet not trip a smoke fire detector.

Continuity mistake: Before some of the group is arrested, Brad Pitt is sitting at a restaurant table and 4 cops approach him (2 from the front and 2 from behind). In one shot, the two cops in the front are seen about to sit down, but in the next shot, they are just arriving and aren't even close to the chair. (01:18:50)

Other mistake: When Bruce Willis enters the hotel room in Rome to see Julia, Matt Damon reacts twice with surprise when he turns around and sees Bruce.

Visible crew/equipment: In the scene of Matsui's interrogation, you see Catherine Zeta-Jones leave the "pre-interrogation room", walk behind a glass through a corridor and finally enter the interrogation room; in the last seconds of her walk, you can see the shadow of the moving camera on the two-way mirror.

Continuity mistake: When Tess is told to put a pillow in her dress to make herself look pregnant, they hand her a square pillow. When she takes the pillow out later while a guest of the local jail, the pillow is round.

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Other mistake: Catherine Zeta Jones requests that she be allotted extra man power and requests that a commanding officer sign a "Form 1077". The body of the form is in Italian, but the title of the form is in English and under the signature line, the words "signed and agreed" are in English. Obviously, this was done so that the point would be made that the officer did not sign and agree to her request.

Allyson Premium member
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Suggested correction: The form is shown in both scenes to be in both English and Italian.

Linus Caldwell: What did I say?
Danny Ocean: You called his niece a whore.
Rusty Ryan: A very cheap one.
Danny Ocean: She's seven.

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Trivia: When Topher Grace tells Rusty, "I totally phoned in that Dennis Quaid movie." he is referring to an actual film he starred in, called "In Good Company". (00:15:35)

OneHappyHusky
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Question: When Bruce Willis, Julia Roberts and what's left of the gang go to the museum, several people tell Willis how much they liked him in "that one movie". Then they add something like "I knew it when she didn't speak to you in the restaurant". Are they referring to an actual movie?

Answer: The Sixth Sense. They mean that they figured out the true nature of his character when his wife doesn't directly acknowledge his presence in a restaurant.

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