Corrected entry: When Brad Pitt and Ed Norton are in the car with two other members of project mayhem, the car crashes and Brad Pitt pulls Ed Norton from the wreckage. How can a figment of your imagination drive a car and pull you from the wreckage? Listen to the commentary on the DVD and it tells all.
Corrected entry: When Ed Norton is beating the crap out of beautiful Angelface, he makes him bleed a lot, and his whole face is covered in blood. But when Ed Norton walks away, he nudges another guy out of the way, and you can see his hand in the bit of light. If you look closely at his hand, there is no blood anywhere.
Corrected entry: Project Mayhem has a fundamental flaw in its execution. Tyler wants to erase all credit card and other financial records by blowing up the headquarters of major credit card and other finance related companies. Unfortunately for Tyler, these companies back up all their data, usually at the end of each day. The data is stored at a Disaster Recovery Site (DRS) which is away from the main building, usually in an anonymous warehouse way out in the suburbs. If the main storage facility at corporate headquarters is destroyed, the data is recoverable from the DRS. While there would be considerable disruption, the credit card companies would still know their customers outstanding debt balances. By way of example, the 9/11 terrorist attacks caused a great deal of disruption for the financial institutions around the World Trade Centre. However, very little data was lost permanently.
Corrected entry: During the scene when the members of fight club are lined up getting their assignments, you can see Bob in the background using an oxygen mask because the producers feared meatloaf would hyperventilate from the weight of the fat suit. (01:19:35)
Corrected entry: Towards the end when Jack/Tyler and Marla are standing and watching the exploding buildings, we can see that in these buildings the lights are on. This means that people must have been in there. The intention was not to kill anyone. (02:10:00)
Corrected entry: In the scene when Tyler, (Ed Norton), and 2 other guys from the house are speeding down the road in the rain at night, after the car accident, Tyler goes through his window, and over their car that is flipped upside down to check on (Ed Norton). When he is crawling across the car to get to the other side, he places his hands on the exhaust pipes that run from the exhaust manifolds on the motor to the catalytic converter.. I realize the adrenaline is probably pumping, but those are 200+ degrees and he doesn't flinch or show any sign of pain when grabbing them with his hands.Timothy Conard
Corrected entry: In the end scene, Tyler continually checks his watch and dictates the time. At one point, he says 60 seconds. If you actually time it, it takes a lot more than 60 seconds before the explosions, I think it's something on the order of two minutes.
Corrected entry: When Edward Norton calls Tyler Durden for the first time, at the pay phone, the business card he reads the number off of says "Bedford" (or Bradford, I don't remember) and then gives the zip code, "19808". 19808 is the zip code of Wilmington, Delaware, where the book was originally set. There also is no Paper Street in Wilmington, Delaware.
Corrected entry: Nitroglycerine usually has to be prepared at below zero degrees - usually around 30 degrees below - when preparing it from first principles. Therefore it is highly unlikely Tyler and Co. would be able to prepare it in the basement of that house in Paper Street without blowing themselves apart when mixing the tallow with the compounds mixed from Nitrogen and the various other things.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Marla Singer is talking on the phone with Jack, as she is saying "I've got a stomach full of Xanax... I took what was left of a bottle... might've been too much." The camera zooms in on the bottle, lying on its side. You can read most of the label except the first letter: "...anax - 300mg". Xanax only comes in 4 dosages - .25mg, .5mg, 1mg and 2mg. Obviously 300mg in a single pill would be a pretty fatal dosage, even if she only took one such pill. (00:48:05)
Corrected entry: During the scene where the boss finds Norton's rules, before Norton gets up to talk about stalking the office with a machine gun, look at the cigarette smoke coming from an ash tray behind him. It appears, then suddenly disappears. (01:04:45)
Corrected entry: When Ed Norton's character is on the toilet ordering stuff from Furni, he tosses the magazine down with the cover facing up. If you pay close attention while he's holding it, you can clearly see the title printed in big letters. However, when it lands on the table, the cover is different - it's managed to flip itself over in midair and has landed face down. (00:04:50)
Corrected entry: When Bob is shot in the head, he is shot in the back of the head. But when you see Bob laying on the table back at the headquarters it is the back of his head that is missing. The exit wound of the bullet would have left a huge hole in the front of the head not the back. (01:46:00)
Corrected entry: During the scene where Tyler and company crash into the parked car, there are two shots of the speedometer. It reads zero both times even though they are portrayed as moving at a high rate of speed. (01:39:05)