The Firm

The Firm (1993)

9 corrected entries

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Corrected entry: When Mitch meets with his mob clients in the hotel, the background in the hotel windows is Memphis, then switches to Las Vegas (the Luxor Hotel Pyramid is viable) then switches back to Memphis.

Correction: The pyramid in the background is not the Luxor, it's the Memphis Pyramid.

Corrected entry: When Mitch is on the run and attacks window to break the glass, in the left corner of the screen a crewmember can be seen. And again, when the albino jumps up 49 seconds later to look outside. (02:09:00)

Correction: That scene does not show a crew member but rather a shadow of equipment in that room.

Corrected entry: If the mafia clients of the firm come to town because they are made aware of their files being stolen, how could Cruise know they were in town/in that hotel where he meets them (he had been "estranged" from the firm already)?

Correction: FBI agent tells Mitch that he knows the mobs are in town and he has their itinerary.

Corrected entry: When Mitch is talking to his brother Ray in prison, Ray mentions that he would never mention to the guys in prison that he has a brother at Harvard. He then sends Mitch to visit his former cellmate, Eddie Lomax. In the next scene, Eddie then proceeds to tell Mitch that he practically went to law school with Mitch because his brother talked about him everyday, even though Ray just finished mentioning that he would never tell anyone about his brother's attendance at Harvard Law. (00:49:15 - 00:50:30)


Correction: When Eddie tells Mitch that he knows all about Mitch's law school it is a conscious statement to the viewer that Ray was lying to Mitch when he said he would never tell anyone he had a brother in law school. This is in the movie to show the viewer that Ray is actually proud of his brother, despite what he might actually say to Mitch directly.

Corrected entry: When Mitch and Tammy are in the diner (trying to be inconspicuous about talking to each other), Tammy is describing to Mitch the men who shot Eddie. How can this be? She never saw them because she was under the desk. There is no way she could know that one had white hair and blue eyes.

Correction: Tammy was under the desk, yes, but we see her move back toward the side where the "cannon" was, and easily indicates she could or did look through the peephole left by the bullets and DID see both men! Her movement is purposeful enough to make this neither a plot hole nor continuity error.

Corrected entry: When the fax arrives in the firm's security office about Tom's brother released from prison, it curls and falls to the floor parallel to the front of the fax machine. When the fax is found the next morning it is parallel to the side of the fax machine.

Correction: The fact that it is lightweight and curled into a cylinder means it could be moved around by air currents passing under the fax machine stand. For example, when the heat or air conditioning blows through a floor vent or when the door is opened and closed by the Firm's security people as they come in to search the office it could move. It is possible.


Corrected entry: When Tom and his wife enter their new home supplied by the law firm, there is a bucket with champagne and ice which is not in the least melted, even though there was no way for the law firm to know exactly what time Tom and the little missus would arrive.

Correction: I don't think this is an error at all. I think it is an early clue as to just how sneaky "the firm" is. I'm sure they had someone following them from their old apartment, and reported ahead as to when they would arrive.

Tiffany Fife

Corrected entry: When Mitch meets with the mafia guys to ask about their billing errors, before his arrival there is a large black pyramid shaped building seen through the window. In subsequent scenes it is not there.

Correction: This building is the Memphis Pyramid sporting arena. The reason you only see it once is because that one shot is out a different window that is a 90 degree right angle from the window that all the other shots feature.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Holly Hunter and Gary Busey are in his office and the 2 hit men from the firm come in to ask Busey "Why are you asking questions about dead lawyers?" Hunt is under the desk facing away from them and the desk of course has a back on it. She could not see them. Then later on, when Hunter and Cruise are in the coffee shop eating, Hunt is telling Cruise exactly what those 2 guys looked like, even though she never saw them. She didn't escort them in, and there is no prior scene where she would have seen them. (00:55:15)

Harold Chattaway

Correction: She saw them through a gunshot hole in the desk.

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: Holly Hunter's role is one of the shortest Oscar nominated performances. She only appears on screen for about six minutes total.

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Question: In the shot where the albino is traveling in the plane to the Mud Islands, then suddenly he's back in Memphis chasing Tom Cruise. How does he travel or get there so fast? Being one shot in the Mud Islands and the next shot in Memphis, it's not possible.

Answer: Mud Island is in Memphis. You either walk across a covered walkway or take a monorail to it. He didn't take plane to get there to chase Tom Cruise.


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