Next (2007)

17 mistakes - chronological order

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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)

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)

Other mistake: Peter Falk advises Frank to go, but he has 2 minutes to see what she wants. But from that point to the end of the chat with her, the duration is more than 2 minutes. About an extra 30 seconds. (00:16:00)

Continuity mistake: Right after Chris "sees" he and Liz kissing, they actually do kiss and Liz puts her hand and the lower part of his back. She starts to move it up and the scene cuts without time lapse and her hand is suddenly up by his ear. (00:43:35)

Joel Amos Gordon

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)

Continuity mistake: When Nick is sitting on the bed talking to Jessica, her position changes from lying on her side to lying on her back, as the camera angle changes.

Continuity mistake: After Cris pretends to be killed by the sniper, the terrorist tries to make a call, in the close ups he uses a Nokia 1100 but in the other shots looks like a different phone.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where the logs are falling off of the hill, one of them hits the police car. In the scene where it hits, there is no kind of impact on the front of the car. But in the next shot when the car flips over, there is a dent in the front of the car.


Other mistake: The dead blonde whose "throat was slit" is shown up-close twice (once in real time and once in a crime photo) and her neck is unharmed, with blood only underneath her head.


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.

Other mistake: Cavanaugh says that Chris has been going to the same diner at 8:09 twice a week. But before that it was 9:08 both in the morning and afternoon. This can be confirmed by watching the early part of the movie and looking at Chris's watch.

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: When they are in the motel, she is told to set her watch for 9.17. Just before he leaves, you see her watch. It's 13.30.

Visible crew/equipment: When walking on the downtown strip towards the casino you can see a cop following him, also a cop keeping the people away for him to walk in to the casino.

Other mistake: In the beginning of the movie, Nicolas Cage is trying to evade security while at the Golden Nugget in Fremont (Downtown Las Vegas). While making his escape out of the hotel, he exits the main entrance across from Paris Casino on the Las Vegas strip, 4 miles away.

Factual error: Early in the film, Chris foils a casino shooter, steals a car, 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 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 car is already levitated about 3 or 4 feet in the air long before it ever reaches the railroad crossing, as if it 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 vehicle 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: When Chris and the girl are driving in the Toyota in the rain, depending on which side of the windscreen the camera is, the rain differs greatly in volume instantly.


Cris Johnson: I've seen every possible ending. None of them are good for you.

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Trivia: The Korean woman whom Cris calls up during his magic act is actually the real-life wife of Nicolas Cage.

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Question: How can Nicholas Cage seeing a guy shooting two people in the casino if it's not going to happen? I know that he stopped the guy because he would shoot two people, but wouldn't he see some different future then?


Chosen answer: He doesn't just see THE future, he sees all possible futures.

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