Fight Club

Fight Club (1999)

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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)

Correction: The 300mg could refer to the total contents of the bottle, not each pill.

Corrected entry: Bob is only shot once with a handgun, but that one bullet somehow manages to blow half his head off. There's no way one bullet could do that, especially not at that range.


Correction: A large caliber handgun could easily make an exit wound that size.

Greg Dwyer

Corrected entry: When the police hold Jack on the table, in 3 shots, a boom mic is visible at the top of the screen.


Correction: They're in a police interrogation room, which are all wired for recording. Most microphones are probably more subtle than an overhead boom, however, there's no reason they couldn't use one either.

Captain Defenestrator Premium member

Corrected entry: In the scene in which Bob and the others destroy a piece of corporate art, Bob gets shot by a security guard from behind as he runs away. However when the Fight Club members look at his body in the kitchen back at the house, the exit wound is on the back of his head.

Correction: This is true that he is shot in the back of the head but the security guard is not directly behind him. He's slightly to the left of him which could have just blown out the back part of his skull, not affecting his face.

Corrected entry: At the end of the movie when Jack shoots himself in the mouth, the bullet exits behind his jawbone. This signifies that the bullet exited his mouth and kept traveling. But none of the window panes behind him are cracked or shattered from the bullet.

Correction: The bullet bounced off his jawbone and is visible flying away in a different direction.

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.

Correction: This is not trivia unless you actually explain the point you are making.

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.

Correction: What is shown is the left side of his left hand. If you pay attention to the fight, he uses his right hand mostly. It's plausible that there could be no blood on the part of the hand that was shown.


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)

Correction: The smoke is visible in every instance in which it is present. The camera moves into space in which it wouldn't go. Even so, smoke like that drifts and is not consistent.


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)

Correction: He simply closed it from the other side.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Tyler runs the car off the road, it ends up upside down with the rear wheels spinning. The car is a Lincoln Town Car, which is rear-wheel drive, meaning it must have been in neutral when Tyler had no opportunity or reason to shift.

Correction: Every car I've ever owned can be put into neutral merely by moving the shift lever. The catch does not need to be released as it does when shifting from Park, Reverse, or Drive to any other of the same. The car was knocked into neutral simply in the course of the wreck.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: Close to the end of the movie, Edward Norton shoots his gun at Brad Pitt. The bullet hole in the van is visible, but Edward Norton shoots again, but no bullet hole, or even a sound of ricochet is evident.

Correction: This is because he is firing a gun at Tyler, a figment from his mind. We see no bullet hole anywhere because he fires at Tyler's body, which blocks the view of the background. We hear no ricochet because Edward Norton's character is so focused on Tyler, that he simply blocks out the sound.

Corrected entry: After Tyler Durden is shown splicing porn film frames into the children's film, the audio of the woman moaning should not be heard. All that would be heard is a quick pop in the sound, if even that.

Daniel Garner

Correction: It wasn't heard. The movie-goers did not hear the moaning, nor did the filmmakers intend for that to be the case; the moaning was, like Norton's narration, not meant to be within the setting of the movie. Submitting this as a mistake is much like claiming that it is a mistake that nobody hears Norton's narration. Norton says that the viewers don't know that they saw the image.but if the moaning was in the film itself, I doubt that would be the case.

Corrected entry: When Jack shoots himself in the mouth, you can see the bullet come from his mouth even though the exit wound is under his left ear.


Correction: If you watch it in slow motion, that's a tooth - not the bullet.

Corrected entry: At the end, Tyler sits on the large case and says that there's 60 seconds until the bombs go off. Yet after all is said and done with Tyler's demise, the bombs go off nearly five minutes later. (02:11:50 - 02:15:30)


Correction: Two things offer some explanation for this, firstly all interaction between Tyler and Jack is inside their head so concievably their converstations could take place in the space of a second or two real time. Secondly the bombs are homemade and unlikely to be dead on accurate with the timing devices which would allow a small amount of leeway.

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)

Correction: The injury shown is the rear/top section of the skull is gone. In fact, a gunshot is unlikely to cause such an injury, but the bullet hitting with just the right force at just the right angle, MIGHT have caused it. Besides, the Warren Commission proved that a gunshot from the back will blow the back of the head out - see JFK.

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)

Correction: The first shot of the speedo at 1:40:02 (it's digital, not analog) shows 60, not 00. The second shot at 1:40:06 does not show the speedo, but shows other gauges. They are very blurry even on the DVD, so they might look like a speedo on a tape.

Corrected entry: In the bathroom scene when project mayhem are confronting the city council member, Brad Pitt's character is the one pushing the council man into the bathroom and to the floor, however at the same time we see Edward Norton's character locking the bathroom door, as one is a figment of the others imagination it should not be possible for them both to be touching different things at the same time.

Correction: Everything that the Narrator does in that sequence is in his imagination. He's unsure about the whole thing, doesn't want to be holding down the councillor, so he imagines himself doing something relatively passive, like locking the door behind them. In fact, this was done by the last person in, the one we see going in before the Narrator enters, but mentally, he sees himself doing it - after all, he believes that he was the last one into the room, so it must have been him that locked the door.

Tailkinker Premium member

Corrected entry: When Ed Norton calls Tyler in the phone booth, Tyler star 69's him to call him. Yet when we go back to Tyler's house, all of the phones are the old fashioned phones - not touch tone ones. He would not be able to do star 69 on his phones. Even Chuck Palahniuk points this out on the DVD.

Correction: On a rotary dial phone 1169 is the equivalent of star 69.

Corrected entry: In the scene where they bring back Bob's dead body, one of the Project Mayhem members says, "They shot Bob." About a minute later, someone says that members of project mayhem have no names.

Correction: Seeing how Bob broke the first two rules of Fight Club when talking to Edward Norton, it is highly possible that Bob would break another by telling people his name. Seeing how his fellow members were distraught about seeing Bob shot, they let the "no names" rule slip.


Corrected entry: When the guys bring the dead Bob back to Tyler's, they tell him how he got killed. They then show the scene where the police were chasing them and Bob getting shot. However, how the hell did they get Bob back to Tyler's? If they are being chased by police, they're hardly going to go back, pick up his body and carry on running. Even if they waited until the police were gone, I somehow doubt that the police would leave a dead body lying in the middle of a park. (01:46:00)

Correction: Some police officers are also members of Fight Club and Project Mayhem (as shown later), so even if the police took Bob away his body could be returned to Paper Street.

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Continuity mistake: Close to the end when Edward Norton runs up to the front of the empty building and Brad Pitt appears, he tries to break the glass door by pushing a bench into the door, but it doesn't work. He doesn't move the bench and he then shoots at the glass and breaks it. When it shows him walking through the broken door, the bench has disappeared. (02:05:10)

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Tyler Durden: The first rule of fight club: You don't talk about fight club. The second rule of fight club: You do NOT talk about fight club.

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Trivia: There are several places where Edward Norton sees Brad Pitt for a split second before he actually meets him - beside the photocopy machine, talking to the doctor, at the testicular cancer group, when Marla is in the alley, and when watching TV when the waiters say "Welcome". Also Tyler is the one who steals the Camaro after Tyler and the narrator meet for the first time.

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