The Taking of Pelham 123
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Continuity mistake: When they give Garber the pistol to take, it has actually changed when he pulls it out of the bag, it's an entirely different pistol.

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of the movie when the single train car is rushing down the Coney Island bound F line, you see different camera shots of the train above ground. One of the shots shows the train speeding past Shea Stadium, which is actually located in Queens on the 7 line.

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Continuity mistake: The money car gets hit by an ambulance on its way to the drop and rolls over. The light bar on top breaks off. It reappears when the car falls off the bridge. (00:59:10)


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Continuity mistake: When Ryder first walks into view over the Internet feed from the laptop, he is wearing a greyish T-shirt (most likely short-sleeved as well). In the next shot, still on the feed, he's wearing a black leather jacket, the same one we see him wear since the beginning. (01:01:20)


Continuity mistake: When Ryder gets Garber to sit down in the cab, there is a bullet hole in front of Garber, when the train moves, the bullet hole is gone. (01:12:00)


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Suggested correction: The bullet hole in the window was not directly in front of Garber. Ramos was shot through the window when he was sitting on the left side, the driver's side is on the right. When Garber sits down in the driver's seat he's at an angle when the bullet hole comes into focus. All other shots of Garber without the bullet hole are showing him straight on where the bullet hole cannot be seen.


Continuity mistake: When the train rushes through the first station, we see the slipstream take a load of paperwork and pass the station, camera cuts and they are just going past the station again. (01:17:45)


Continuity mistake: When the police on the motorcycles are delivering the money bags, there are 4 of them. When they're walking through the Waldorf Hotel they only have three bags. With watching the hostages they wouldn't have time to consolidate the bags. (01:04:00 - 01:29:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Garber is on the phone to Therese, the people outside Therese's window are constantly changing between standing and sitting during instant cuts. (01:05:10)


Revealing mistake: After Garber shoots Ryder, he is told by the approaching policemen to "drop your weapon". At which point the camera pans to a shot behind Garber where he is holding the gun in his right hand and proceeds to drop it. Watch the bottom of the screen and you will see Garber catch the falling gun with his left hand.

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Ryder: Life is simple now. They just have to do what I say.

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Question: How was it possible for the hostage to livestream the event, have the laptop open, and even though the hijackers were walking up and down the carriage, no one noticed this?


Answer: The hijackers did notice it. There's a scene where they notice it: look at the girl on the screen and then laugh. They get kicks from toying with people, which is why they didn't smash the laptop and just let the guy keep using it.

You're probably right.

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