Shooter

Shooter (2007)

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Continuity mistake: Mark Wahlberg cuts through the back seat to get access to medical supplies in the boot - other stuff is visible in there too. But shortly afterwards when he reverses it into the water, the boot pops open and it's now completely empty.

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Continuity mistake: When Memphis is tortured, he gets water poured in his mouth from a bottle. When they're done pouring, the water level in the bottle is almost full.

01:07:00

Mortug Premium member

Continuity mistake: In the beginning where Bob and Donnie are watching over the road waiting for the returning troops, the bolt of the M40 rifle Bob has at the ready is closed. In the shot right after Donnie pulls out the picture of Sara, the bolt is shown open, but appears not to be fully open. In the next shot of the rifle, the bolt is again closed. We do not hear the bolt, nor would a sniper at the ready fumble with an arm at the ready.

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Continuity mistake: Close to the end the movie, when the helicopter Danny Glover is in is approaching, we see a reflection in its high gloss paint: mountains, snow, rocks. When it lands, the paint is matte blue, no reflection. We would have seen the camera crew easily if it had still been glossy.

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Continuity mistake: In the very beginning of the film when Swagger takes out the enemy's truck approaching friendly troops, the truck flips over onto its side and two pieces of the truck spill out onto the road, yet when the friendly troops approach/pass it the objects are nowhere to be seen.

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The-Immortal

Continuity mistake: Approximately 3 minutes into the film, the scene cuts from Bobby Lee Swagger and his scouter to the U.S. Camp in Ethiopia, you can see a truck pulling into the camp, if you watch closely from the beginning of this scene to the following overhead shot, there are a few changes, the U.S. flag on top of the camouflaged tent disappears, there are twice as many red barrels at the entrance to the camp than in the previous shot.

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The-Immortal

Factual error: When Swagger is fleeing from the police in the car wash after being shot, the radio says that he is at a car wash at 9th and Girard. There is no such intersection. On Girard Ave, 9th street picks up south and north of that street.

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Continuity mistake: When Memphis is taken hostage his telephone falls on the middle of the sidewalk. In the next shot it lies on the edge.

01:06:30

Other mistake: In a whole lot of scenes, Bob closes both his eyes when he fires his sniper rifle. This is a common and natural reaction when an inexperienced shooter fires a gun. An experienced hunter or marksman would never do that, and especially not a military sniper.

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Factual error: When FBI agent Memphis is reviewing the assassination on video, you can hear the shot first and then see the blood spray of the bullet impact on the Archbishop. This defies physics as bullets travel faster than the speed of sound. Given the distance the sniper shot from, the sound of the shot would be be heard a second or 2 after the impact.

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Other mistake: In the beginning of the film where the truck with the machine gunner and the driver is shot, the truck goes out of the road and falls over, but there is no machine gunner falling of the cargo area nor is there any driver falling out from the truck.

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overnite

Continuity mistake: When Swagger is in the stolen FBI car at the assumed end of the car wash, we hear the wheels "peeling out" and the scene shows the back of the car, wet. Then, the scene quickly changes to the FBI car speeding out of the car wash completely dry with just a little water on the windows.

00:32:00 - 00:33:00

shaneomatic

Revealing mistake: When the police dog wants to attack Swagger and bites the cop instead, it's obvious the cop wears thick protection under his coat sleeve.

01:03:20

RoyT

Revealing mistake: When Gunny snipers the shotgun (and hand) off the bad guy in the snow covered mountains, his rifle is right-handed bolt, and he shoots right-handed except for the mountain scenes. He closes his right eye before he shoots, and it even shows a close-up of his left finger on the trigger, obviously a flipped shot.

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Visible crew/equipment: About half way through the film when they go to see the old gun smith, as they get out of the truck and just after Swagger says "welcome to Tennessee, the patron state of shooting stuff" and closes the truck door, you can see a reflection of someone holding a board or something in the wing mirror.

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paddywhack

Factual error: Bob and Nick engage in a shootout in Lynchburg Virgina in the late afternoon (according to FBI Howard), then call him from Bozeman, Montana, the very next morning, standing in front of the very same Dodge pickup. Even allowing for the passage of 18 hours, they would have had to average over 119 mph, not allowing for fuel stops, to get there.

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Continuity mistake: Swagger was shot in his stomach and chest. When the teacher stitched him up, there was only the bullet hole in his chest.

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Revealing mistake: When Swagger is going to see the Russian sniper, the bait, he takes out one of the guards with a wire around the neck. The only problem here is that the wire isn't even close to the guard's neck.

01:26:10

purumal

Character mistake: Spotters never say 'Fire' when ready, instead "Send it" (source http://www.angelfire.com/tx5/snipersustainment/sniperspotterrelationship.html).

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mistaker 151

Continuity mistake: When Swagger kills the senator, he uses the last bullet in the magazine, this is seen by the gun slide being locked back. If there had been more bullets it would have reloaded and gone back to the original position. However a millisecond later, in the next clip the gun has been reloaded.

01:58:50 - 01:59:55

purumal

Factual error: Camp Lemonier is placed in Djibouti, not in Ethiopia.

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AidanN

Continuity mistake: The scene where Sarah is changing Bob Lee Swagger’s wound dressing. As she removes the old dressing her hair is half pulled back and very sleek/straight looking. Cut to Swagger as you hear her rip the tape. In the next shot she is applying the tape to the gauze and her hair is now completely down and very wavy.

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Continuity mistake: During the opening sequence of the film, Bob fires at the helicopter with his M82, and the helicopter is seen doing a strafing run over Bob, and both of the mounted 50 cal machine guns disappear from the helicopter.

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Factual error: Right after the 'trap' for Swagger, two soldiers enter the house with Swagger waiting for them on the inside. Swagger shoots the first one twice, but after wrestling with the 2nd one for a bit, Swagger shoots through the safety helmet to kill the 2nd soldier. This would be impossible since these helmets are made to withstand much tougher weapons that a 9mm Beretta. What's even worse is that the blood comes out on the other side, meaning that the bullet pierced the helmet twice.

01:31:40

purumal

Continuity mistake: In the scene on the mountain top, Sarah picks up the senator's Beretta and shoots the wounded FBI agent. She fires 4 shots and then you see the slide lock back. When the angle changes the Beretta's slide is closed. Even if she closed it in the half second the gun is not visible, that would have been audible.

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Factual error: It is stated that Colonel Johnson cannot be charged because the crime was committed outside the United States. The movie is treating him like he is a regular American citizen when he is in a fact a military member. All active military members, like the colonel, are subject to uniformed military code of justice no matter where the crime was committed. Anyone who attempted to prevent the colonel from being charged would be arrested.

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Continuity mistake: When Swagger is fixing himself up in the FBI car, the amount of blood behind him keeps changing from shot to shot.

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GalahadFairlight

Factual error: When the Ethiopian Archbishop is killed you hear the gun go off and the Archbishop dies almost immediately, but as Swagger also points out, the hang time would actually be around 5 to 6 seconds (and it would take the sound up to 11 seconds to travel that far). Which means that, when we see it from the gun's point of view, there should be quite a long wait for him to get hit.

00:27:55

purumal

Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the film when Swagger and Donnie begin fighting insurgents, Donnie spots an enemy officer in a yellow jacket with a radio behind a red truck and Swagger shoots him down. Shortly afterwards we see this same commander alive, exiting the red truck and taking cover.

00:05:15

1HelpSw33p

Character mistake: Mark Wahlberg is asking to take a pic of the engine in the Suburban near the beginning of the film. He asks if this if this is the new 8.0L when in fact this is actually a half ton Suburban which was only equipped with a 5.3L.

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Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, when Mark Wahlberg shoots a driver, a bit of blood splatters onto the rear windshield of the car he's driving. But in the very next shot, there's much more blood.

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raph

Factual error: In the movie the senator cannot be charged for the conspiracy because the crime took place outside the United States. In reality, the senator would be charged with conspiracy regardless of where the actual crime took place. Simply being overseas does not give an American citizen immunity.

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Factual error: During the mountain ambush scene, Agent Memphis gets shot while wearing a steel plate. In reality, he probably would've been seriously injured if not killed by the fragments (called "spall" or "spalling") of the bullet when it hit the plate.

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Matdan97

Revealing mistake: When Swagger is on the mountain and looking though his scope at the guy with the shotgun, the audience is shown what Swagger sees though his scope. However, the pictures we see does not match that very telescopic view Swagger would see at that distance but instead something shot with a relatively wide angle lens at close distance.

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Mr. Rate: Would've been a bad job to take, though.
Nick Memphis: How come?
Mr. Rate: Whoever took that shot's probably dead now. That's how conspiracy works. Them boys on the grassy knoll, they were dead within three hours. Buried in the damn desert. Unmarked graves out past Terlingua.
Nick Memphis: And you know this for a fact?
Mr. Rate: Still got the shovel.

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When Swagger is recuperating from the makeshift operation, it's shown that he has a third nipple below the left nipple.

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