Heat

Factual error: As Al Pacino is catching up to Robert De Niro on the freeway he uses his walkie talkie to get an update on De Niro's location. He does not take his finger off of the talk button and therefore would not be able to hear the helicopter pilot's response.

Factual error: In the shootout scene, De Niro loads the injured Kilmer into a stolen Ford wagon, drives backward pushing yet another unoccupied car out of the parking lot. Despite that second car being unoccupied in a parking lot, the car rolls backward (which it can't do in park or with a park brake applied), and after a few car lengths, the pushed car suddenly turns sharply (which doesn't happen with a locked column, which is standard equipment that self-activates when the ignition is shut off). Now, if the car were left running, in neutral, with no brake applied, everything that occurs would be possible. But the combination is very unlikely, especially right behind the car that a fleeing bank robber will choose to steal and ram into it. (01:52:15)

Factual error: When Vincent enters the nightclub, you can see that a woman is walking through the metal detector, but the security guard is scanning her with a hand-held wand at the same time. This is totally unnecessary. The hand-held should be used only if the walk-through is triggered. (00:43:50)

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Factual error: At the end of the movie, Pacino is chasing De Niro amongst the Navigational Aids at the airport. As a jet approaches, the approach lights are turned up to full brightness. Full bright is only used during decreased visibility (not the case in this scene).

Revealing mistake: In the gun battle following the bank robbery, Drucker fires his shotgun at Cherrito. A female pedestrian in the background (apparently unaware she's in the shot) can be seen acting casually, without any reaction to the gun battle taking place.

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Alan Marciano: Why'd I get mixed up with that bitch?
Vincent Hanna: Cause she's got a great ass. And you got your head...all the way up it.
Alan Marciano: Jesus!
Vincent Hanna: Ferocious, aren't I? When I think of asses...a woman's ass...something comes out of me.

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Trivia: Just after the scene when Waingro escapes being killed, there's a shot of De Niro looking at the sea through the glass with his left arm touching a window frame, and his automatic gun on a little table. This shot is inspired by the picture "Pacific" (1967) made by the Canadian artist Alex Colville.

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Question: How did Lauren know what hotel Pacino was in? Pacino never told her or her mom where he was going, as far as I remember.

Answer: When Pacino is comforting his wife at the hospital, she says "She chose you. She picked your place." Guess the implication is he had been staying there for a long time and both Justine and Lauren knew where that was. Best explanation I have been able to find.

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