In the Line of Fire

In the Line of Fire (1993)

9 corrected entries

Corrected entry: When John Malkovich and Clint Eastwood are in the elevator after the attempt on the President, Malkovich busts out the elevator lights so the sharpshooters can't see them. If you put it on Slow Motion, you can see that each light turns off just before he smashes them.

Correction: Refer to rules of site. If you have to use slow-motion to reveal this mistake, then it is not a mistake.

Corrected entry: Booth mentions that JFK did not want Secret Service agents on the bumpers of the car. This is a misconception. His agents repeatedly stated that JFK was more than happy to accept all security that was provided. The only thing he asked was if the security bubble over the car could be taken off when he met people, as he liked to do that. He did not insist on this, however; his security team decided it was fine - with disastrous results, of course.

Correction: This is irrelevant to the film. The film is a work of fiction and this is merely a character expressing an opinion - it does not need to be disproved. Please confine trivia items to information that actually has significant bearing on the film itself.

Tailkinker

Corrected entry: There have been rumours since day one that JFK had a deathwish as Booth states in the film. This was never the case. The secret service and his friends and family have repeatedly stated that this was not true and that it was the figment of conspiracists' imagination.

Correction: This is irrelevant to the film. The film is a work of fiction and this is merely a character expressing an opinion - it does not need to be disproved. Please confine trivia items to information that actually has significant bearing on the film itself.

Tailkinker

Corrected entry: The Secret Service massively under-reacts to Leary shooting at the president. Their policy is to keep their weapons off safety so that if they have to they can shoot quicker. They should have opened up on him with a hail of gunfire even if Horrigan was in the way. Watch the Reagan shooting and see how they normally react.

Correction: No one opened fire after Reagan was shot. They surrounded Reagan, threw him into the car and tackled Hinckley.

Rlvlk

Corrected entry: When Frank is hanging from the building after chasing Mitch, he becomes exhausted and is barely able to hold himself up. Mitch then takes Franks hand and throws him to safety without any struggle. Mitch is a smaller and lighter person than Frank. He could not have held Frank for the approximate 10 seconds and then with ease thrown him to the stairway platform.

Correction: We don't know what Mitch's strength or ability is to decide whether or not he can hold Frank's weight. Frank is 6'4" and slim and Mitch is 6'1" and stocky; so he very well could have held Frank and thrown him onto the stairs.

Mister Ed

Corrected entry: In the scene where Eastwood is chasing Malkovich after he call hims from the pay phone across the street in the park, Malkovich darts across the path of a passing bus to disappear. If you watch the bottom of the bus, you can see Malkovich's footsteps as he runs to the right (the same direction the bus is heading) to create the appearance that he disappeared into thin air once the bus had gone by.

Correction: Leary has to disappear somehow - given that the film's grounded in some sort of reality, he can't genuinely have just vanished into thin air. We can see Malkovich's feet moving behind the bus because that's exactly how Leary did it.

Tailkinker

Corrected entry: When Frank and Al break into Leary's house, they smash the top window, but climb through the bottom.

Correction: They break the top window so they can reach in and unlock the bottom.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Clint is running to catch John after his first phone call, the pay phone is emmiting an off the hook sound even though Clint nor John hung up.

Correction: Booth could have tapped the "hook" with his hand.

Twotall

Corrected entry: When Frank dials in the name SKELLHAM he presses the wrong numbers(he presses 9 when he should press 2 for A).

Correction: The name is "Skellum", not "Skellham". "Skellham" doesn't match what is written on the piece of paper where the clue is found, and it has too many letters for a 7-digit phone number. The number that Frank presses is an 8, which is correct for "U".

Phil C.

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