Continuity mistake: When Cris Johnson foils the robbery attempt at the casino, the scene shows that he drops the gun effortlessly and points at the robber in an inward direction (distance between his fingertips is closer than his shoulder width). Furthermore, Cris utters, "It's his gun. He's gonna shoot you people," after dropping the gun. When Callie Ferris tries to convince her supervisor to capture Cris, the scene (presumably taken from a surveillance camera) shows that Cris gives a little bit of thrust when he drops the gun and points at the robber in an outward direction. Also, Cris only utters "it's his gun," in the surveillance tape. The first time code is the approximate time of the robbery attempt and the second time code is the conversation between Callie and her supervisor. (00:06:45 - 00:11:25)
Continuity mistake: Jessica Biel is wearing hoop earrings with turquoise beads when she first walks into the diner before meeting Nicolas Cage. After sitting down in the booth the earrings are white pearl studs. After she leaves and gets into the car with Nicolas Cage they are the hoops with turquoise again. After she takes the gift to her student the earrings are pearl studs for the rest of the movie.
Revealing mistake: When Cris drives his car over the railroad crossing, the CGI locomotive which passes subsequently lacks a fuel tank which is usually between the two sets of wheels.
Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie, Nicolas is wearing his watch on his left hand . Then he goes with his right hand through his hair and the watch is on his right hand. (00:02:20)
Factual error: Early in the film, Chris foils a casino shooter, steals a Jaguar, and leads police on a high-speed chase through Las Vegas. He has a psychic vision of himself being smashed into oblivion at a railroad crossing, so he knows he must accelerate to 120 mph to beat the train. The camera cuts to a head-on view of the train, and this time Chris in the Jaguar goes flying over the crossing, just barely missing the train. Oddly, there are no barricade arms with warning lights at the railroad crossing, even though this train is screaming through an urban area. Additionally, the Jaguar is already levitated about 3 or 4 feet in the air long before it ever reaches the railroad crossing, as if the car hit an invisible launch ramp. Thus, Chris makes his escape as the train blocks any further police pursuit. We then see two angles of the fleeing Jaguar suddenly make a hard left turn down a side street about a block past the railroad crossing. Which is physically impossible. Given that he air-jumped the railroad crossing at 120 mph, Chris could never have slowed down enough to make a hard left turn within one block. It would require more like 10 blocks to slow down to a manageable turning speed, if he could regain control of the car.Charles Austin Miller
Continuity mistake: After Cris has just seen Liz and her captor, he then turns around and vanishes. The scene then cuts to him standing and the FBI agents walking up behind him. The FBI agent on the left raises his gun and muzzle flashes can be seen as if the gun is being fired, however no shots are heard. Then the shot cuts again to Cris and the FBI agents moving calmly. (01:21:20)
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