The Firm

Plot hole: In Cayman, Abby drugs Avery's drink at dinner. It takes effect as they return to the bungalow, and Avery passes out on the foot of the bed, fully clothed. In the next shot, Abby is in the kitchen, carrying the Mafia files. The bedroom is seen in the background, only now Avery is under the covers and without a shirt. After being knocked out by a "Mickey Finn," he wouldn't wake up, undress, and get into bed. Nor would Abby be able to do this - he is too heavy and bulky for her to move and undress alone, plus she would not have enough time to do that and also transport the many files, get them copied, and return them to the bungalow before Avery awoke. Avery would also be suspicious, knowing he was ill and had passed out atop the bed, but awoke undressed under the covers.

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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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Bill DeVasher: I get paid to be suspicious when I've got nothing to be suspicious about.

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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: Storing incriminating mafia files in a "kitchen pantry" at the Firm's Cayman Island bungalow with nothing but a standard door and key lock (instead of a steel vault) to secure them seems risky, inept, and downright unbelievable. Is this how it happened in the book or was it changed for the movie?

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Chosen answer: In the book there were indeed incriminating files stored in the firm's condos in the Cayman Islands. There were two adjoining condos, one for senior partners (where incriminating files were stored) and one for junior partners who weren't yet aware of the firm's organized crime connections.

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