Public Enemies

Continuity mistake: During the scene of the fight between Dillinger, and Melvin Purvis and the Little Bohemia Lodge, it shows Purvis shooting from the side and he has a straight magazine in his Thompson, but when the shot faces him he has a drum magazine in his Thompson, but when it goes back to his side to reload, he again has the straight magazine.

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Continuity mistake: When Dillinger is looking at his watch just before going to the movies, the time is 6:02. Close-up of his mum's photo, and the time is now something like 6:25.

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Continuity mistake: When Dillinger is being flown back to Indiana he has a moustache. As he is leaving the plane, the moustache is gone.

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Continuity mistake: When they break out of the Indiana jail they leave in the sheriff's own vehicle. The vehicle has no markings on the driver side door. When they arrive at the traffic light and the scene is panned you can see Police written on the drivers side door. Then they zoom in on the traffic light and above and to the right of the light in the window glass you can see the reflection of numerous vehicle driving by on an empty street. Then its back to the marked vehicle with an officer in the rear seat wearing a police hat. Then its back to the original unmarked vehicle as they drive away.

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Continuity mistake: When Purvis visits Dillinger in his jail cell, Dillinger moves from gripping the cell bars with his hands to nonchalantly leaning on the cell.


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Continuity mistake: When Depp is in the cinema, with the audience looking left and right without seeing him, in a wider shot he's worried, then slowly breaks into a wry smile. We then cut to a closer shot, and he's suddenly looking serious again, before smiling once more.

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Continuity mistake: When John gives Billie her mink coat, the amount of wrap paper coming out of the corners of the box differs between the front and back angles.

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John Dillinger: They ain't tough enough, smart enough or fast enough. I can hit any bank I want, any time. They got to be at every bank, all the time.



In one scene, focused on a period wood-staked pickup truck parked on the street, you can see clearly a modern Jeep Grand Cherokee parked on the other side of the street.



One of the bank scenes were shot at the Little Bohemia Lodge, where there was an actual shoot-out between John Dillinger and the FBI in 1934.