Memento
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Deliberate mistake: When Leonard first writes Teddy's number on his picture, he writes 555-1134. In the rest of the movie, it is written as 555-0134. The handwriting differs as well as the truck seen behind Teddy.

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Continuity mistake: In the first close-up Teddy's eyeglasses are upside down, lying near the tile wall, the next wide shot it's upright, further away from the wall, next close-up it's near the tile wall again, lying on the grout just as it's moving in reverse, then in the next wide shot it's further away from the wall once again, lying on the tile, just before it reverses to go back up onto his face. (00:02:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Natalie comes home she slams her handbag down on the shelf. As she and Lenny talk and she begins to antagonize him, the handbag changes position within these shots. (01:13:25)

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Continuity mistake: The top of the writing desk has different items on it, including a ceramic pot with pens. When Natalie comes home she takes the pens out of the pot and slips them in her handbag. The existence and/or position of the things on the top of the desk change within the previous and following shots of it, including when Leonard searches for a pen. (01:13:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Dodd's truck drives behind Lenny's Jag, in the long shot that features one car behind the other, it is clear that Lenny's (driver's side) window is down. When Dodd pulls up beside Lenny, the window is up, as it is when Dodd gets into Lenny's car. (00:52:45)

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Continuity mistake: When Teddy is shown getting shot in reverse, at the start of the film, Teddy's right arm position, Leonard's grip on Teddy's clothing, etc., are distinctly different than in the following scene when he is shown again being shot by Leonard. (00:02:30 - 00:06:15)

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Continuity mistake: At the diner after Teddy asks, "Where are you staying?" he wipes his mouth with the napkin. The position of the napkin in Teddy's hand differs in the shot facing Leonard and the shot facing Teddy. (00:24:40)

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Continuity mistake: While Leonard sits on Natalie's couch rifling through his papers, in the shot facing Leonard, behind him, the two top drawers of the writing desk are open. In the next shot as Natalie comes home only the top drawer is open. (01:13:20)

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Revealing mistake: At the 'beginning' when Teddy and Leonard drive up to the abandoned building with the old truck out front, inside the truck Leonard handles a number of .357 revolver calibre bullets that have apparently not been fired, but you can clearly see the indented primers in the base of the bullets, indicating that they are just inert movie props. (00:04:40)

Continuity mistake: While Leonard sits on Natalie's couch looking through his papers, in the shot facing Leonard, behind him, the top two drawers of the writing desk are open. In the next shot as Natalie comes home only the top drawer is open. (01:13:20)

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Continuity mistake: While driving, after escaping from Dodd, Leonard pulls out the 'Dodd' note from his pocket and holds it at the steering wheel with both hands. In the close-up of his hands he holds the photos, which face the windshield, in his right hand and the note in his left. However in the shot facing Leonard, he holds the photos, which now face HIM, in both hands and the note is GONE. (00:49:55)

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Continuity mistake: After stuffing Dodd into the closet, Leonard holds the note that says, "Dodd white guy 6'2"...919 Booth St.," the note's handwriting is completely different in the wide shots and close-ups. (00:47:45)

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Continuity mistake: While Leonard fights with Dodd in the bathroom and after he locks the bolt on the front door, the towel hanging in the bathroom keeps changing position. (00:47:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Leonard wakes up in Dodd's motel room, the positions of the pillow under him and the plastic cup on the nightstand differ in the close-up and following wide shot. Then after discovering Dodd in the closet, he goes back to his bed and the pillow, etc., change position again. (00:40:20)

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Revealing mistake: At the diner Teddy puts his fingers on Leonard's pulse and Teddy's watch reads 4:45. Teddy jokes that Leonard probably left his key in his room. Leonard goes back to his motel to find his key and asks Burt for the time, to which Burt replies, "A quarter to one," - 12:45. (00:24:25 - 00:26:20)

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Continuity mistake: The words behind Teddy's photograph, "Don't believe his lies" are written differently on the same photo three times. First, when Leonard reads it at the abandoned building, second, when he writes it and third when he looks at the photo after seeing a copy of Teddy's license while in room 304. (00:07:00 - 00:13:05)

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Continuity mistake: The window in Dodd's motel room is on the right side from the outside. When Leonard enters, it's on the left side. Christopher Nolan acknowledges this mistake on the DVD commentary and even says that no one's noticed it yet.

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Continuity mistake: Leonard sits down at the table in room 304 and starts to pull out from the bag the info that Natalie provided. His keys are positioned differently on the table in the wide shot and close-up. (00:12:45)

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Continuity mistake: Since there are overlapping parts to the movie, certain scenes must be repeated. A segment starts with Leonard in bed at night waking up to a doorslam. When that scene is repeated, we see that he is woken up when the woman (escort) closes the bathroom door. The slam the second time (which really is the first) comes later than it did before. (00:57:25 - 01:02:30)

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Deliberate mistake: The license plate on Teddy's car is constantly changing. When Leonard reads his card of the plate number, it could end either with 7IU or 71U since his I's and his 1's are written in the same way. When Natalie gives him the information, the car's registration ends in 7IU. Even the car's plate is both 7IU and 71U. Leonard's tattoo of the number ends in 71U, but he says 7IU. (00:44:17 - 01:46:55)

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Leonard Shelby: I have to believe in a world outside my own mind. I have to believe that my actions still have meaning, even if I can't remember them. I have to believe that when my eyes are closed, the world's still there. Do I believe the world's still there? Is it still out there?. Yeah. We all need mirrors to remind ourselves who we are. I'm no different.

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Trivia: In the scene where Lenny is on the phone describing how Sammy Jenkis ends up in a home due to the death of his wife, it shows Sammy sitting in a chair looking towards the camera. Sammy is temporarily blocked from our view by someone walking in front of him. As the person passes by, it is not Sammy that re-appears, but Lenny. To see it well, you will have to use the frame-by-frame mode. There are about 5 visible frames of Lenny in the home, and then it cuts back to him inside the motel room talking on the phone again. (01:29:55)

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