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.


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.

The_Iceman Premium member

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.


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.


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

A Demon Premium member

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.


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

A Demon Premium member

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.


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.

A Demon Premium member

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.

A Demon Premium member

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.


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.

A Demon Premium member

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.


Correction: The wall is intact the whole time.

A Demon Premium member

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Ronnie Bischof

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.

Corrected entry: Regarding the theft of the 3 Mercedes, a huge issue is made of the fact that the cars cannot be stolen without the proper keys, which have to come from Germany. So how did the Caan kid get the dealership to order, have shipped and receive the keys within a couple of days? Even with a rush delivery, shipping would be at least overnight, and the keys would need time to be manufactured.

Correction: The keys don't necessarily have to come from Germany. There is likely a warehouse in the US with spare keys already available. It's not likely that Daimler-Benz would only make one key for each car they build. They would have some repetition of codes and keys as there is a limited number of codes available. Besides which, it is possible once you have the proper key to recode it manually. I've done this myself with my Pontiac Grand Prix, and information from the owner's manual. If these guys are as professional as shown, they would only need the proper transponder key, and would likely recode it themselves. Recoding my Grand Prix key took all of about 60 seconds.

They do specifically mention that the keys have to come from Hamburg, which in itself seems bizarre. Even if there weren't keys being stored by Daimler-Benz (at the time the company had a very solid deal with Chrysler), the keys would surely come from the Mercedes Benz HQ in Stuttgart (Southern Germany), not from Hamburg (Northern Germany) where Mercedes only presence is in dealerships.

Corrected entry: When Detective Castelbeck and his partner are searching the warehouse with the UV lights, they find the list of the cars written with the UV reactive ink. When Castelbeck raises his arm the power cable of the UV light can be seen going into his jacket sleeve to a power supply somewhere inside it.

Correction: The cord can be seen in a few other shots during this scene. It appears that they are using standard light fixtures, with UV bulbs, the same fixtures that you can get at any hardware store, ones that require them to be plugged in. Just because they do not show them plugging them in, doesn't mean they are battery operated.

Bruce Minnick

Corrected entry: When Castlebeck discovers the black light car list, he says that there are only a few cars that they should follow, the rarest ones. He chooses several to watch including a Hummer. When Sphinx and Mirror Man steal the truck and are ramming the police unit, we can see from the badges on the hood and steering wheel that this is actually the Lamborghini LM SUV and not a Hummer. Incidentally, it actually makes quite a bit of sense to pick the Lamborghini as a Hummer in southern California is a relatively widespread vehicle, whereas the Lamborghini is extremely rare.

Correction: It's not the lamborghini as you can easily tell because of the hood-integrated air vents, but instead the civilian model of the Humvee (which is actually strictly for the military), otherwise known as a Hummer (version 1).

Corrected entry: When Memphis is about to jump over the traffic in the Shelby, the first shot shows the tray of the truck is horizontal. The next shot shows it on an angle.


Correction: The two shots are not one after another, there's enough time for the flatbed to change position, whether or not a sufficient amount of time is actually shown. In the first shot, you see the ambulance begin to move and someone walk to the side of the flatbed, obviously to operate the controls. In the shot after Cage's close-up, the ambulance has moved further and the flatbed operator begins to walk away, indicating enough time for the bed's movement to have taken place in "real time."

Corrected entry: There is a scene where they are doing TV automotive trivia over the walkie talkies, someone asks "who drove the 1973 Firebird" and someone answers "Jim Rockford", from the show The Rockford Files. The Rockford Files came out in 1974 and the first Firebird that Rockford drove was a 1974 model.

Correction: Not really a movie error, the character just got it wrong.

Corrected entry: When Castleback discovers the old list with the black light, they say they will watch a couple of cars that are more rare. They send a unit to watch a Hummer that is on the list. When Sphinx and Mirror Man steal the truck, its actually the Lamborghini SUV not a Hummer at all.

Correction: No, it is a civilian-model Hummer.

Corrected entry: When the Raines brothers are taking refuge in the diner from the black gang, Kip sneaks out and hooks up the BACK of the Mercedes to the cable via the tow hook in the rear frame. When the wrecker leaves, the cable is connected to the FRONT axle which is ripped out.

Correction: Kip actually loops the cable round both axles and attached the tow hook to the rear. So when the wrecker leaves, the cable is tightened and rips out the front axle. If the tow hook was just attached to one place, the car would just be dragged down the road.

Corrected entry: When Memphis has the Mustang 500, he is driving backwards through traffic and a parking garage trying to elude the police. It's been established that the Mustang is a stick shift. Tell me anyone could drive that fast backwards with a stick shift. The reverse gear in manual transmissions is geared VERY short. You would get 10 miles an hour, maximum - with the characteristic gear whine that goes with it.


Correction: It is true that reverse gear in manual transmissions is short but not shorter than 1st gear. If my regular Civic can hit 50km/h in reverse, I am sure a GT500 (which is much more powerful, therefore with a longer reverse gear and final gear ratio) can hit way more than 10 mph.

Corrected entry: Mirrorman asks why all the cars have girl's names, and Memphis replies by saying, "If you name them girls names, nobody listening on the wire is the wiser." Still, Detective Castlebeck asks Memphis, "Did Eleanor teach you that?", during the chat outside the cafe. If the police are that well informed, would it not be an idea to change the codes?

Correction: Castlebeck would have known about Eleanor because he'd had trouble with Memphis stealing that car before. This does not mean that he knows they use women's names for all the cars. Castlebeck tells Memphis outside the Diner that he regrets not taking him in when he had the chance, therefore implying that he knew about a previous boost. Also, not all of the police knew about Eleanor, proven by Castlebeck's partner not knowing who Eleanor was; therefore the police weren't that well informed about the female name codes.

Even if the police knew that Memphis and team used female code names, it really doesn't do them any good. The idea is that they can use the codes to talk about specific cars without the police knowing which car they are talking about. Saying "I'm picking Daisy" means very little to the cops, as opposed to "I'm picking up the 1982 Cadillac Eldorado." The only one that the police specifically know about is Eleanor being the Shelby GT 500, because they keep using the same name for that specific car (which would be a character mistake, not a movie error).


Corrected entry: At the very beginning of the movie, Kip and Mirror Man steal a brand-new Porsche. But when they get back to the warehouse, Mirror Man appears to cross off a 300SL/Gullwing (Mercedes-Benz).

Correction: It's possible Mirror Man had stolen the Mercedes 300SL/Gullwing earlier and he or someone else hadn't marked it off.

Corrected entry: If Toby could change addresses and registrations on cars the group had to steal, why didn't Memphis get him to change those on cars such as the rare Mercedes or Eleanor?

Correction: The group didn't know that Castlebeck had found the correct addresses on the Mercedes/Eleanor, so they wouldn't have known to have Toby change the registration.

Corrected entry: When Otto and Memphis are calling around, Otto tries to call Henry Santoro. The lady that answered stated that he went to Florida with Frankie Fish and she wants her money. When the shot goes back Memphis stated that he did not take her money. (Otto should have said this).


Correction: Memphis says "I didn't take her money" which would mean he was referring to a female. I doubt that Henry Santoro and Frankie Fish are females, which indicates that he was talking to a different person than the lady on the phone.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Nic first sees Angelina her hair is straight. She said she had to go to her other job and she is late. Nic goes with her and not only is she wearing a different outfit when she gets to the bar but her hair is done is a complicated style that takes a long time to do. If she is late for work why does she take the time to change her clothes and her hair?

Correction: Knowing that she does her hair and changes her clothes, she could have been late to go get changed for work. And her hair is not that complicated. With practice it wouldn't have been hard to do.

shortdanzr Premium member

Corrected entry: The 1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang (Eleanor) is not a true Shelby in the movie. Rather, it's a 1973 Mach 1 Ford Mustang (according to the official site). Only the motor sounds of a genuine GT500 was used for the movie. The rest are heavily modified Mustangs made to look like a GT500.

Correction: Not true. in the origanal gonne in 60 seconds the car is a heavily modified 73 mach 1, in gone in 60 seconds the remake the car is a gt500.

Corrected entry: When Sway and Memphis are in a car, Sway finds a tube of red lipstick and puts some on. A short time later they get out of the car and her lipstick is back to the colour it was when they first got in the car.

Correction: It wouldn't take long for her to wipe off the lipstick.


Corrected entry: When Memphis is driving Eleanor, being chased by the police, there are two scenes exactly the same when he crosses a little bridge, one at the middle of the chase, and another when he finally gets away.

Correction: Yes, he crosses the same bridge twice because thats the way to the shipyards. The first time he tried to cross it, police were coming at him from the other direction so he had to turn around to try and lose them. Once he loses them, we see him going back over it again, this time with no police so he doesn't have to turn around.


Corrected entry: When Memphis follows Sway to her second job at the bar, she pours a guy a beer. She opens the tap and pours, but never shuts it off. In the next scene it is turned off.

Correction: No, it's not turned off. If you look closely the handle is still down, and it is still filling up the pitcher that she put under it in the previous shot.


Corrected entry: When Memphis first goes to see Otto at the garage, Otto greets him with a very excited 'Hey Nicky'. Shouldn't it have been 'Hey Memphis'?

Correction: He's not saying "Hey Nicky". He's just say an extra long "Heeeeeeey". But the sound editors did a poor job of this sequence. It sounds like Otto doesn't quite finish his previous statement before he starts the "Heeeeeeeey".


Corrected entry: When Memphis is being chased after by the cops (when he is in the Shelby), one of the police officers gets hit by an oncoming bus. If you look just before the collision/impact, there is a shot of the bus approaching - but it should hit the cop car on the left hand side (the side of the driver), yet it actually hits the other side of the car.

Correction: No, the bus is always lined up to hit the cop car on the passenger side, and thats where it hits it, on the passenger side.


Corrected entry: When Detective Castlebeck gets the results back from the lab about the glass shards, the clock on the wall is wrong. It's says 3:15 when it's supposed to be around 6.

Correction: No, the clock is right. It's about 3:15. Castelbeck has to go get some black lights, drive to the warehouse, and then search the warehouse for the list of cars. We then see Kip and Tumbler drive up to the house with the Escalade and the deadline counter is down to 3 hours. That puts it at 5am. Meaning Castlebeck had 1 hour 45 mins. to do all the above. That is an acceptable time table.


Corrected entry: When the group enters the Ferrari warehouse, all of the cars they need to steal are lined up in a single row and they are right in front of the garage door. Likely? Not really.

Correction: When they first get to the warehouse the cars are not all lined up in a single row and right in front of the door. Once they jump started the cars, they moved them there to wait for the garage door to open, so they could all get out together as quickly as possible.


Another possibility is that when Memphis was talking to the dealer, he arranged to have the specific cars shown to him the next day (he specifically asks what all is int he warehouse). The dealer could have taken the time later int he day to get them ready for showing, all lined up and ready to go.


Corrected entry: At the end of the film when Memphis drives away in the old car both brake lights come on when it cuts to the rear shot, but when Sway gets in the car it cuts back to the rear and this time only one brake light comes on.

Correction: Brakes lights do burn out from time to time. Especially in old junker cars, like the one Memphis drives out with.


Corrected entry: When Memphis and Kip are out "scouting" and taking pictures of the cars, it's dark. Later, when he goes back with Sway to steal the car (but doesn't because the van a few houses down has moved) he looks back at the picture and it looks like it was taken during the daytime.

Correction: The picture just looks like it was taken during the day because they're driving under a street light. If you wait a couple seconds, they pull out from under the street light, and the picture looks like it should... taken at night.


Corrected entry: When the gang go to the police impound to pick up the mercedes. Mirror man goes to the counter for the apparent Volvo, you can see a Gone in 60 seconds poster behind him.

Correction: This isn't a mistake - the titles is based on those posters which are designed to tell people how quickly a car can be stolen if you're not careful. Obviously a police impound is the ideal place to have one stuck up.

Corrected entry: After Toby has been shot and the car is dropped off, Toby is carried out of the car. Hatley Jackson says "Doctor, Private, I know just where to go". Then a minute later Memphis says "Someone should go along with him". Jackson says "I'll take care of him." Doesn't he have to go anyway? He is the only one who knows where this doctor is.

Correction: When Toby is shot and they are gonna go to the doctor, Hatley doesn't say "Someone should go with him", instead he says "If Something should go wrong" intending to tell him to get Kip out of town or something.

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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.).