Burn After Reading

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene when Oz is brought in to be fired, he first approaches the desk and before he sits down, is standing in between the desk and the chair. In the reverse shots from behind him, he is standing behind the chair, not in front of it. (00:01:45)

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Continuity mistake: In the first meeting room at the Russian Embassy, the picture behind Linda and Chad changes from a blue framed portrait of what looks like Yeltsin to a portrait of Putin. (00:45:50)

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Continuity mistake: When George Clooney is running, there's a shot of him in the neighborhood with the back of his shirt drenched. When they show him inside the house shortly after, the sweat stain on his back is significantly smaller.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Osbourne is getting demoted because of his drinking problem, a gold pen keeps appearing and disappearing on the desk. (00:01:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Linda is trying to get Ted to help her, the front shot of Ted's hands shows no ring, but the back shot of his hands shows a ring on his left hand. (01:19:30)


Continuity mistake: After Chad Feldheimer and Linda Litzke leave the Russian embassy and pull up to Hardbodies where they work, there are no numbers above the door. Right after they enter, the interior shots show 1665 backwards above both sets of doors. (00:48:50)

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Continuity mistake: When George Clooney and Tilda Swinton are eating in a restaurant part-way into the film, throughout this scene Tilda Swinton's spoon appears and disappears. (00:50:05)


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