The Island

Deliberate mistake: Gandu Three Echo, the clone who hits the screen showing the first lottery winner in the movie, complains that he has been around for 7 years and never won the lottery. However, McCord explains later in the movie that the last name tells how old the clones are. Lincoln Six Echo is 3 years old because he is in the Echo generation, and the Delta generation (Jordan Two Delta) is 4 years old. Going backwards, this would make Charlies 5 years old, Bravos 6 years old, and Alphas 7 years old. Gandu Three Echo should have really been Gandu Three Alpha. (00:05:55)

Other mistake: McCord gives Lincoln and Jordan a credit card and tells them that he will have to report it missing within twenty four hours, and he warns them that they can be traced by using it. He then gives them a huge wedge of cash. Since we have a society that still uses cash, and he has acknowledged how dangerous the use of a "stolen" credit card is - he even tells them how using it will lead the authorities straight to them - why not just tell them to use the cash? (If there wasn't enough, they get a cash advance on the credit card up to its limit - easy). He repeatedly acknowledges the risks of using the card, and it is absurd to speculate that he didn't have time to find and use an ATM to max out the card. He doesn't have to find an ATM - Lincoln and Jordan do, and as he acknowledges they have twenty four hours to do so. Once the cash is withdrawn, the card is thrown away, and nobody is at risk.

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Suggested correction: We don't know how much cash it was, could just have been many 1$ bills and a few tens. So they probably would have needed more money at the beginning, and as they had to hurry for the train it couldn't have been possible for McCord to go for an ATM machine. They can use the card without danger until he reports it stolen (nobody knows at that time that McCord is helping them, so they wouldn't track down his credit card, until he reports the theft) So it's not even a character mistake as he thinks they'd be safe to use it in the next 24 hours. His warnings are for after the 24 hours, when it is reported stolen. And anyway, they need the credit card so that Jordan can get back into the facility.

Ronnie Bischof

Visible crew/equipment: At the end of the freeway chase, when Laurent steps out of the passenger side of his car, a camera and several crew members are reflected in the door of an approaching vehicle.

Nick Bylsma

Audio problem: When Lincoln 6 Echo is watching the the surgeons kill the other 'product' after giving birth, her heart monitor flat-lines well before the sound does. It beeps about 4 times before the shot changes to a closeup of the flat-line. (00:34:50)

James King III

Visible crew/equipment: When Sean Bean puts the microbes into Ewan McGregor's eyes, the crew is reflected in his glasses. (00:15:05)

Continuity mistake: When the mother is being poisoned shortly after giving birth, we see a toe tag on her right big toe; in the next shot, the toe tag has moved to her left foot.

Nick Bylsma

Factual error: When the first train wheel hits the ground in the close up, you can see that it isn't made of steel as it deforms as if it were foam. And there is also no damage to the concrete road whatsoever, since the wheels are made of steel there should have been quite a big hole. (01:17:50)

Ronnie Bischof

Continuity mistake: When Tom and Six-Echo are in the car near the end, the chopper shoots down the traffic lights in front of them. When Six Echo drives off again, he drives straight with no problems. (01:37:40)


Continuity mistake: When the clones are in Lincoln's house he takes a drink. When he picks up the bottle, we see the label, but when starts to drink, the label isn't visible anymore and the time is too short to turn it.

Ronnie Bischof

Continuity mistake: When they are driving behind the truck, a flat piece of metal falls off. Shortly before it hits the car it is "flying" horizontal (20°) however in the next shot, when it hits the car it is suddenly vertical (90°). No time between the two shots for that immense change. (01:18:30)

Ronnie Bischof

Visible crew/equipment: When Tom Lincoln runs up the stairs to get his shoes and opens the door to his room, you can see a cameraman reflected in the glass. (01:34:40)

Ronnie Bischof

Continuity mistake: In the scene with the accelerating fan, there is a shot of the speed dial going towards the maximum. It then cuts to the fan speeding up. When it returns to the dial, the needle traverses the exact same distance that it did before.

Continuity mistake: When the row of train wheels is first shown rolling off the back of the truck, it has a flat sheet of metal on top of it. In the next shot, the sheet is gone. And in the next shot (when the wheels hit the road), it's back.


Continuity mistake: As Lincoln and Jordan are escaping they enter a room and we then see the guards coming down a set of stairs. You then hear Jordan shout at Lincoln. As the camera cuts back, we see the same guard run down the same set of stairs again.


Continuity mistake: Towards the beginning of the film, when Lincoln and Jordan first escape, we see them running and hiding in the room full of new 'products'. Water is constantly falling from the ceiling like rain, and both of them are soaked, to the point of water running from their hair and clothing in streams. In the next shot, however, when they have just left the room, they are little more than damp.

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Continuity mistake: When Lincoln-clone enters the elevator, we see the short older clone has his shoulder in front of Lincoln's. The doors close and the camera switches to an overhead angle and we see Lincoln's shoulder is now in front.

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Visible crew/equipment: During the freeway chase, when both the Hummer and the Dodge Magnum are shown flipping over at the same time, the "Bay Buster" camera truck is briefly visible in the background.


Visible crew/equipment: When the first train wheel falls down you can see a cord attached to it, in the next shot the cord is gone. (01:17:50)

Ronnie Bischof

Continuity mistake: Two members of Laurent's team are in the elevator going up to the 70th floor of a rather tall Gas Company Tower in LA (the building with the giant "R" logo; presumably the building's height has been raised) to go after Lincoln and Jordan. When they step out of the elevator, the display inside says "70," but the floor number outside the elevator says "L," indicating that they're actually on the lobby floor. (01:23:00)

Shaun Ewing

Continuity mistake: The first train wheel which falls down from the truck hits the ground twice. (01:17:50)

Ronnie Bischof

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