In the Line of Fire

Continuity mistake: The bullets that Leary removes from the keychain at the banquet are in a different position than they were when he put them in.

Continuity mistake: When Leary is assembling/loading his gun, the two bullets he slides out of the rabbit's foot appear to be .22 rim fire shells. The ones he slips into the gun appear to be either .32 or .38 center fire.

Continuity mistake: As Frank goes down the glass elevator and stares at Mitch, the corpse's arms go from extended out to down toward his sides.

Continuity mistake: In the breakroom scene where Horrigan is thought to have had a heart attack, the EMTs burst in and attempt to "revive" him and he shoves them away to both sides. The camera then shifts to an over-the-shoulder view, where one EMT says "I got a call there was a cardiac case." Both EMTs are present at the left and right edges of the screen. Seconds later, Frank says "Oh, I get it. Who's the wise guy?" and stands up. In that brief interval, the EMTs have vanished completely; when everyone else files out of the breakroom, laughing, they are nowhere to be seen. (00:21:15)

Phil C.

Continuity mistake: When Clint Eastwood and Rene Russo go up to her hotel room after being in the bar, Russo was in a pantsuit and when she undressed, she was wearing a slip, which would not be appropriate when wearing pants.

Continuity mistake: When we see Frank peering out of Booth's window after the landlord calls the cops, it appears to be dark outdoors with only street lamps for light. The camera then cuts to Booth viewing Frank from across the street, but it appears that it is now daylight outside. (00:08:20 - 00:09:15)

matthewgregorycox

Continuity mistake: When Horrigan uses his night stick to break into Leary's house, he smashes an upper window pane. When the camera POV switches to inside the house, he is entering through a lower window pane.

Continuity mistake: When Frank and Lily are at the bar, then Lily leaves and Frank is playing "A Kiss is Still a Kiss" at the piano. By the time he stops playing (which you can hear) she has walked about 30 metres, but he arrives at the lift in around 2 seconds. Usain Bolt couldn't do that.

mwb1969

Continuity mistake: The bullets that Leary removes from the keychain at the banquet are in a different position than they were when he put them in.

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Raines: I heard you and Nixon didn't get along.
Horrigan: Now, that's not true. His chief of staff, though, that was a different story. I remember one time, he wanted me to go out and get rid of some anti-war protesters. I said no, talking about the Bill of Rights and so on. And he says, "look, when I'm talking to you, I am the President." I said, "The President? That's funny, you look more like a sack of shit in a cheap suit to me, sir!"

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Trivia: When the president goes to a town outside Atlanta, the footage is from President George Bush's visit to Woodstock, GA when he was running against Bill Clinton in 1992. They super-imposed the president from the movie into the shot.

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Question: When he was looking through the seating chart, how did Frank know that Boothe was James Carney at the presidential dinner?

The_Iceman

Answer: Frank had reviewed and was familiar with the list of the attendees since he was concerned about an attempt, and when he looked at the faxed list of new bank accounts, the name Carney jumped out at him.

jimba

Answer: John Wilkes Booth killed Lincoln.

Not the question. "Booth" is just a pseudonym used by Mitch Leary (John Malkovich) at the beginning of the film, until Frank and the FBI figure out his real identity. Your answer is right insofar as that's why Leary called himself "Booth." But the question is, how did he immediately connect Leary with the name James Carney on the seating chart.

When he spoke with Sandy Riggs, the organizer of the event, Sandy Riggs said, "Be right back, Mr. Carney." Then when he read the name James Carney on the guest list, he made the connection.

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