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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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).
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?
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).
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.