World Trade Center

World Trade Center (2006)

10 factual errors

Factual error: One scene where a guy is holding a Bud Light bottle, the bottle has the new clear label, that wasn't around in 2001.

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Factual error: Rescuer and US Marine Jason Thomas is an African-American in real life, but was portrayed in the film as a white man. The film's producers realized the mistake only after production began, and apologized to Thomas, whose identity had not been widely known for years after September 11th.

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Factual error: On what was supposed to be the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, one of the opening scenes prominently shows a Dodge Durango with a body style not introduced until 2004.

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Factual error: During an establishing shot of New York City, a Honda Element drives through an intersection. This model was introduced in 2003, so it shouldn't be present in 2001.

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Factual error: At the end of the movie, in the hospital we see a Sierra Mist can where the other families are waiting. It is true that Sierra Mist was brought out on the market in 2000, however the can has the label of a recent Sierra Mist logo from 2003-2005. The logo used in the 2000-2002 time frame is much different looking.

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Factual error: Near the beginning of the movie, a train passenger asks another passenger if he saw Derek Jeter's home run the previous Saturday during a Yankees game. Since he was injured, Jeter didn't play in the game mentioned.

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Factual error: In the movie Cage is leaving for work on the morning of 9/11 and he puts on his Port Authority Police hat. The Port Authority did not come out with these hats until some time after the attacks on 9/11.

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Factual error: In the opening sequence of World Trade Center when the police men are beginning to patrol the streets the camera pans around a New York City street and a Charles Schwab ad can be seen with the "Talk to Chuck" slogan. The "Talk to Chuck" campaign was not introduced until September 2005.

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Factual error: In the scene where the dead police officer's pistol starts going off, the gun would not have been able to fire more than once. Recoil operated guns can't function without a certain amount of resistance being applied to the grip. After the first round went off the slide wouldn't have been sent rearward, and the gun would have simply jammed.

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Factual error: When the marine arrives at the scene of the collapse, there is a New York City cop with a white shirt and a silver badge. White shirts are only worn by bosses who would have a gold shield, not police officers.

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