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.
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.
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.
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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Corrected entry: After Ed Norton's apartment blows up, he calls Brad Pitt and they meet at a bar. In the bar when Brad Pitt lights a cigarette its between his middle and index finger. The shot changes and then returns back to Pitt very quickly and the cigarette has changed positions to between his thumb and index finger.
Corrected entry: When Ed Norton is walking down the street he runs into Bob, and Bob tells him he joined fight club. He also tells him about Tyler. If Ed Norton is Tyler and Ed Norton is one of his friends wouldn't he notice they look exactly alike, or at least say he looks like him?ShooterMcGavin34
Corrected entry: At the end of the film, when Ed and Brad are fighting in the parking garage, as Brad punches and throws Ed around like a rag doll, Ed's face goes back and forth between being caked in blood and being clean from shot to shot.
Corrected entry: When Ed Norton enters the building in which the final scenes take place, he runs in and stops. Behind him and to his right, the "garage/escalators" sign is visible. When it shows him turn and read it, he turns to his left.
Corrected entry: In the scene in the cinema, Ed Norton says that while the rest of us slept Tyler worked as a projectionist. However, the cinema is full of children and showing a cartoon, so its unlikely Tyler works in the cinema at such a late time.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Ed Norton and Brad Pitt are fighting in the parking garage, Brad flips Ed into the ticket dispensing machine for admission into the garage. After the ticket dispences, we see the parking gate bar lift up. However the bar on these machines does not operate until the ticket is removed from the machine. I don't believe either Brad or Ed stopped the fight to take the ticket.
Corrected entry: Right after the car crash scene, Ed gets out of the driver's side even though Tyler had been the one driving.
Corrected entry: When Ed Norton's character is on the toilet ordering stuff from Furni, he wears no tie. Later on - still on the phone - he opens the doors of a kitchen closet where you see him wearing one.
Corrected entry: After entering the Paper Street house, all Space Monkeys shave their heads, even Mr. Durden himself, yet the blonde guy never does.
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: When tyler is just about to burn Jack's hand with lye, he says "may i see your hand please" Jack holds out his hand and Tyler takes it. At this point in the film we see that Tyler is wearing a pair of black gloves, He burns Jack's hand with lye and holds it in place so Jack can't get away. You can plainly see the gloves. Tyler then takes the goggles he is wearing off and you see his hand has no glove on. But his hands were on Jack's all the time.
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.
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.
Corrected entry: In the scene when Norton is talking to Helena Bonham Carter on the phone when she is going to commit suicide, she says something like "Have you ever heard a death rattle" at that point Edward Norton is still holding the phone. But when Brad Pitt is telling the story to Edward Norton it is Pitt who is listening to her say those same words.
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: At the beginning of the movie, the camera drops below the building Tyler is holding the narrator hostage in to show that there is a bomb below them. At the end of the movie, their building does not explode (Ed Norton did unplug the bomb, but Tyler connected it back, you can see the clock ticking again at the beginning of the movie, and why else would he break the key in the lock to prevent re-entry?) The screen writer commentary on the DVD said that the building was not supposed to explode - when Ed Norton passed out from being thrown down the stairs at the end, he was taken to a different building without a bomb. However, if that's the case, then why did the first part of the movie show the building right on top of a bomb? either way someone made a big mistake here.
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 very last scene where Edward Norton shoots himself to get rid of Brad Pitt, he survives because the shot exits his head somewhere under his left ears but you can clearly see that Brad Pitt has an exit wound on the back of his head. So why, if they are the same person, do they have different exit wounds?