Corrected entry: When the cars are in the garage being prepared for Italy, Freddie tells Charlie that the red Mini Cooper is having its differential worked on. The mechanic has jacked up the rear off the car and is working on the back axle, but Mini Coopers are front wheel drive. The differential is on the front axle on these cars and working on it would mean removing the whole engine/gearbox unit.
Corrected entry: When the three Minis are driven up onto the roof of the Dome Stadium, the first car (the red one) turns right at the top and the last (blue one) turns left. When they drive back down the red and blue Minis have switched ends.
Corrected entry: How did those people in the England bus get out of the traffic so quickly? The ones in the minis had to go through various places - places the police cars had trouble going - to escape quickly, so how did they escape at the same speed in a bus?
Corrected entry: During the getaway the three minis jump over a ramp chased by the police motorcyclist who then crashes through a wall. When the motorcycle first touches the ground after landing off the ramp it has a clear path ahead without the wall in sight, so the wall seems to appear in front of it in a split second.
Corrected entry: The two cars that fall off the car transporter are supposed to be brand new cars just out of the factory. The second car to fall the maroon Austin Cambridge is obviously not that new, as when it falls off the truck you can see that it is has rusty sills. Also, its paint has faded and you can see where the rear number plate has been removed.
Corrected entry: When the truck swings out over the edge of the cliff, you can see an upwards shot showing the sky, with an airplanes jetstream going across. After a quick shot of the interior, we see the same shot, moments later, but the sky is now lighter and the jetstream has moved further across.
Corrected entry: As Charlie is leaving prison, Bridger and his sidekick discuss the fact that Charlie is planning a job in Italy. However at this point, Charlie has not yet seen Beckermann's tape of the plan, and Bridger doesn't know about it until Charlie breaks back in to tell him. (00:05:05)
Corrected entry: Why was Professor Simon Peach even necessary? He was supposedly the computer expert but in fact the new computer program was already written to tape before he joined the venture. His contribution was solely to bolt the new tape onto the computer in the traffic center, and he wasn't even sure how to do that.
Corrected entry: The film uses Mini Coopers during the escape scene. Mini Coopers have 2 fuel tanks in the rear wings, and so have filler caps on both sides. Genuine Coopers were used in the escape scenes, but when they are dropped from the coach at the end, the cars only have one filler cap indicating that they were not Coopers, but the cheaper standard bodies.
Factual error: While Bridger is watching the film of the Mafia boss following Beckerman he signals for the film to be stopped so he can look at the close up shot of the man. He is watching a 16mm film shown through a bog standard projector - stop a film like that for more than two seconds without closing down the projector shutter (this doesn't happen - if it did the screen would darken instantly) and it will melt and catch fire. This doesn't happen.
Charlie Croker: It's a very difficult job and the only way to get through it is we all work together as a team. And that means you do everything I say.
Trivia: The film is primarily about cars and driving. Star Michael Caine could not drive at the time the movie was made. Charlie Croker is assumed to be driving when he picks up his Aston Martin at the garage but in the next shot, we see it arrive outside a hotel. Caine only gets out of the stationary Aston Martin. In other scenes, including the trip to Turin and the gold heist, Caine is a passenger. However, he is seen driving his E-type Jaguar into the Turin building where the Minis are being modified. The DVD confirms that Caine couldn't drive, but could just about manage the basics.
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