New this month Factual error: A NYC subway scene depicts what appears to be either an R-44, or an R-46 series subway car, carrying a red "2" route designation. The 2 is a former Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) line, which is currently designated as the NYC Transit's "A" division, the trains of which are about a foot narrower than those of the "B" division, and the train shown is of the latter division. The former Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit (BMT) lines, as well as those of the Independent Subway System (IND), which make up the "B" division, are lettered rather than numbered, and the trains of that division cannot operate on "A" division lines due to their size.Jay Runkle
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.Jedd Jong
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.