The Firm

Continuity mistake: When Tom Cruise first encounters Gene Hackman, Gene is nonchalantly leaning in a doorway with both hands in his pockets. In the next shot, Gene is holding a briefcase that wasn't there before. It's a good thing the briefcase arrived, since Gene makes mention of it immediately after. (00:17:00)

Continuity mistake: Mitch and Abby are on a rooftop overlooking the Memphis skyline. The setting sun is brightly shining at the top of the screen. After only 45 seconds of dialogue, the sun is almost completely set. The sun would have needed at least 15 minutes to travel that far. (00:10:55)

Continuity mistake: The bench where Denton Voyles is sitting has been taken from the area under the trees near the Lincoln Memorial and moved out about ten yards; I suppose to provide maximum privacy when Voyles asks Mitch to rat on the mafia.

Nicki

Continuity mistake: As Tom Cruise is leaving Mud Island on a monorail car he passes another car with a Firm henchman in it. They see each other and the man gets out and runs across the bridge to catch Tom as his car stops. This is impossible since there are really only two cars which end up on both sides at the same time.

Continuity mistake: 3/4 of the way through, Tom's boss is talking to Tom's wife at the school through a chain-link, and every time the scene switches between the two, the position of his fingers in the fence changes.

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Abigail and Mitch part. Abigail gets into the car and starts the engine but doesn't reach for the seatbelt. The camera switches to Mitch, he says "Take care of yourself" and then it cuts back to Abigail driving away but this time wearing a seatbelt. The time between the two cuts is too short for putting the seatbelt on, especially because Abigail didn't even make a move to reach for it before the first cut.

Continuity mistake: After Mitch records Wayne Tarrance's rant at the racetrack, when the rant is played back to Tarrance over the phone, the recording doesn't match what Tarrance originally said.

Continuity mistake: When Tom Cruise first encounters Gene Hackman, Gene is nonchalantly leaning in a doorway with both hands in his pockets. In the next shot, Gene is holding a briefcase that wasn't there before. It's a good thing the briefcase arrived, since Gene makes mention of it immediately after. (00:17:00)

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Mitch McDeere: Let me get this straight: you want me to steal files from the firm, turn them over to the FBI, send my colleagues to jail.
Wayne Tarrance: They roped you into this.
Mitch McDeere: Breach attorney-client privilege, thus getting myself disbarred for life, then testify in open court against the Mafia.
Wayne Tarrance: Well, unfortunately, Mitch.
Mitch McDeere: Let me ask you something: are you out of your fucking mind?

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Trivia: Director Sydney Pollack provides the voice of the prison warden on the phone informing Terrance that a prison guard sent an unauthorised fax regarding Mitch's brother Ray.

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Question: How does the security boss of the firm listen to the conversation between the wife of Cruise and the secretary of the private detective, in the last scene of the hotel in the Bahamas? Why did he have any reason to suspect anything in the first place?

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Chosen answer: At first the security guy doesn't suspect Mitch any more than any other new associate hired by the firm. His job is to keep a close watch on all new associates to see if they realize the firm has mafia ties. He starts watching Mitch (Tom Cruise) more closely after he was approached by the government agents who wanted him to spy on the firm. He knows that Mitch now suspects there are illegal activities going on and may decide to aid the government. It is also shown that Mitch's house was being bugged, and it can be assumed the resort cabana regularly used by the firm in the Bahamas would also be bugged.

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