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.

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Dr Wilson
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New this week Suggested correction: This is incorrect because there are multiple types of photoelectric sensing configurations. You can read more about the different types at https://www.ia.omron.com/support/guide/43/introduction.html. Photoelectric sensors can be used in a diffuse-reflective setting, where some of the light returns to the source-but it generally only works well in close proximity settings. Even if there weren't a receptor, there could just be a reflector to focus returning light. Take it from an electrical engineer who works with these systems.

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.

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RoyT

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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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