Gone in 60 Seconds

Corrected entry: During the scene where Memphis (Nic Cage) is driving the lovely Shelby GT500 Mustang, and he knocks off the mirror, the car stalls as if it's reacting to the damage. He then leans down and tries to start the car by simply turning the ignition like he has a key, but when he first gets in the car and starts it, he uses 2 thin pieces of metal and he had to use both hands. (01:34:48)

Correction: After the lock is picked you only need the one larger piece of metal to turn the ignition to the start position. That's why it took 2 hands to steal the car, but only one to restart it.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Kessellbeck is staking the crew out after he receives the tip about the Mercedes keys getting picked up, he's looking through his binoculars and the list of cars on the blackboard is in the background. Later after the attempted bust, he goes back searching with black lights to find clues and only discovers the list at that time.

Correction: The door was only opened for a few seconds while two people entered. It's highly unlikely Kessellbeck was interested in the surroundings, more that he was noting the people who were present. He wouldn't notice the list of cars.


Corrected entry: It is clear that when Memphis is driving the Shelby through the drainage ditch evading the cops that he would have blown the motor. The tachometer in the car reads between 7,500rmp and 8,000rpm before he decides to shoot the nitrous to it. this would obviously raise the rpms way above 10,000 and would have destroyed the motor instantaneously. (01:32:20)

Correction: This is not how nitrous works or its effect on an engine with nitrous applied. Nitrous can be injected at any rpm with little movement in the tachometer and still exhibit an increase in power at that rpm. Nitrous supplies more oxygen to the gasoline via its extra oxygen molecule; increasing power output. The gear ratio of the car, rpm and that relation to the displayed speed could be contested logically.

Corrected entry: In the last scene, Calitri is looking for Memphis. Memphis falls through the grating(floor) and grabs onto a bar slightly under the floor. All the shots from underneath show him holding the bar. When Calitri walks up and stands right over him, his hands are now up on the grates, after he walks away there back on the bar. (01:51:15)

Correction: His hands stay on the platform throughout. They don't move.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Memphis and his brother are driving back home after seeing Eleanor you can see that the interior of the car is the minivan they had been driving in previous scenes. When they are attacked by some bad guys with guns, the car they shoot to pieces is an old Chevy Malibu. (00:48:42)

Correction: The car they are driving before the gang meets them is the car that gets shot.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Nicholas Cage is backing Eleanor up to ramp over the line of traffic, he backs the car up and almost hits Delroy Lindo. The next shot of the cars, Nicholas Cage it a good 15-20 yards ahead of Delroy. (01:39:00)

Correction: This is a trick with the angles of the camera. His car stays level with a 4x4 in the traffic throughout. The cop cars also stay in the same place.

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Corrected entry: When Castlebeck is chasing Raines through town near the end of the movie, after both of them turn down the one way street, they pass by the same early 70's Dodge Charger at least three times.

Correction: I've watched this scene 3 times now and can't see the mistake at all.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Memphis kicks Calitri to save Det. Castelbek from being shot. You can see safety cables attached to Calitri as he falls over the railing. (01:46:58)

Correction: I've just watched this 3 times and I can't see a safety wire even using slow-mo, which the use of would invalidate the mistake anyway.

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Corrected entry: On the run up that Nicolas Cage makes to the shot of the police van being smashed through a wall by the bulldozer, the wall is already smashed through when the camera view is at the front of Nicolas' car. Then during the shot of the car passing the wall and the bulldozer, the wall is repaired, and then the next shot is when it is smashed through by the van/bulldozer. I noticed this after viewing the making of feature. (01:33:35)

Correction: The wall is intact the whole time.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Memphis and Sway are about to steal a silver car in front of a house, they are both sitting in a red car. After Sway steals the silver car they go back to the shipping yard to put the cars on the boat. When you see Sway get out of the car it is still silver, but when Memphis gets out of his car it is now purple with a big spoiler. This isn't the same car as before. (01:24:25)

Correction: These are entirely different scenes. Sway steals a Lamborghini Diablo after she and Memphis make out in a red Barracuda. 4 hours later, according to the ticker update on the screen, Sway delivers a Jaguar (silver, but completely different car) and behind her a dark blue or purple 1970 Plymouth Superbird pulls up. She announces two more ladies have been delivered, but as it is four hours later, they are just delivering two more cars. It is assumed the 'Cuda and Lamborghini are already crated up for shipping.

Corrected entry: When Det. Castelbeck is reading the note attached to the evidence analysis form for the blacklight bulb, he says out loud "local hardware store" when the note only says "hardware store" a few seconds earlier. (01:16:23)

Correction: He's assuming it is a local hardware store, since criminals rarely operate too far away from their base of operations.

Corrected entry: When Kip steals the Porsche at the beginning, the rotating platform stops turning as he gets in and drives away. While it is not shown that he stops the rotator, it would be very difficult to drive off the car while its moving. (00:04:00)

Correction: I have watched the scene repeatedly, and the platform is still moving when Kip drives the car off.

Corrected entry: On the list is a 1969 Dodge Superbird. There is no such car. Plymouth made a car called the Superbird, but in 1970.

Correction: The Dodge Charger Daytona and Plymouth Roadrunner Superbird were twin vehicles. The Dodge debuted in 1969, and the Superbird in 1970. Both looked pretty much the same to the untrained eye with the huge spoilers and nose wedge at the front. If the characters mistook the year of the Charger Daytona or Superbird, it would be a character mistake, not a movie mistake, besides which, being as the cars are very rare, it's possible they took what they could find on short notice hoping the "customer" would be satisfied with what they got.

Corrected entry: In the scene where the 4.1 liter was mentioned and revved high on the Cadillac,there was so much excitement about engine power when it was blowing the heroin away. This was a 249 cu.in. very small V8 motor designed by Cadillac in the early 80's to improve fuel economy, certainly not for performance. Besides, the heroin was straight down from the bumper where Cage was standing. The exhaust end pipe would have to be pointing straight down at the powder to blow it anywhere.

Correction: Lots of aftermarket tailpipes have a downward curve to them, to make them usable by more than one model of car. Being an early '80's model, it's not likely to have the original muffler and tailpipe, even in sunny CA.

Corrected entry: When the cops are talking about the bad guy, they mention that he served time in prison for manslaughter in England. He would probably not be given a visa, manslaughter would almost definitely be considered a crime of "moral turpitude" under the terms of section 212 of the US Immigration and Nationality Act. As the owner of a legit business, (the wrecking yard) one would assume the authorities know he is there and therefore must be there legally.

Correction: It's possible to get a pardon for almost any crime. Murder One, terrorism and a few others are exceptions, but it is possible to pardon manslaughter which means the person is responsible for the death, but may not have intended a death to happen. Killing a pedestrian in a crosswalk is manslaughter if you hit and run, but once time is served a pardon may be granted.

Corrected entry: The rear view mirror in the car is thrown all out of whack when the car hits the ramp on the jump at the bridge. But it's all nice and straight while the car is flying through the air. (01:39:30)

Correction: When Memphis initially hits the ramp, the mirror flips up, but just before the scene cuts away, you can see the mirror returning to its' original position.

Corrected entry: When Kib steals the Porsche, he breaks the window with a brick, but when they drive the car out of the showroom, both doors are back again. (00:03:40)

Correction: When Kib gets into the showroom only one wing of the door smashes. Then they look for the key, now look clearly at the car, he turns about 180° and in the background you still see the broken doorwing. That means when they get out of the showroom they drive out the other way from where they didn't enter.

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Corrected entry: In the scene where Cage is passing the list of cars around, you can see that one of the cars listed is a Cadillac Eldorado. This is the car that had heroin in the boot that was not supposed to be on the list.

Correction: It could be a different Eldorado on the list, maybe a different year, color, or trim level.

Corrected entry: When Nick Cage breaks the mirror off the Shelby Mustang, it remains hanging by it's wires. The problem with this is that Ford wasn't putting power mirrors on cars in 1969.

Correction: The wires are probably the cable used to manually adjust the mirrors. Even in the 60's some cars had a manual adjustment on the door panel that used a cable for adjusting mirrors from inside.

Corrected entry: The whole premise of the movie is that Kip Raines tried to fill the list of cars and his brother had to finish it for the Russian crook. The idea that Kip would have the skill and manpower to do this, when the black gang that chases them later seems to specialise in this type of crime, is silly. Even though he was the brother of Memphis, the most famous car thief in the area, this is quite a lapse by the Russian and almost impossible to swallow.

Correction: The Russian may have thought that Kip was trained by Memphis and had the same connections. It's very possible as they were family. The assumption would have been made that Kip worked alongside Memphis, not knowing that Memphis did not want Kip stealing cars.

Continuity mistake: When Cage's character offers the money for his brother and the brother is in the car about to get crushed, the back window gets broken out twice. (00:15:55)

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Memphis: The ladies are dirty. Walk away. The ladies are dirty.

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Trivia: 13 Mustangs from 1967-1968 were modified to be "Eleanor" in the movie. One was a True Shelby GT500, but this was used by Bruckheimer as a reference piece and used by him personally. The rest were run of the mill Mustangs modified with bodykits and other goodies. One was chopped up to film certain sequences (in car shots, etc.), 2 were destroyed, and the other Mustangs were modified to perform certain tasks (Chases, Jumps, etc.).

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