Law Abiding Citizen

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

12 corrected entries

Corrected entry: Rice said it took approximately 15 minutes to get to Reynolds from the time he was given his location. He found that Clyde rigged Reynolds' air supply to shut off at 1:15 (if food sent to Clyde on time at 1:00, it was sent at 1:08) - but even if Rice got the info from Clyde exactly at 1:00, it would still take extra minutes to leave the cell, run through the prison to the helicopter outside, and take off, so 15 minutes wouldn't have helped save Reynolds even if Rice gave Clyde his 1:00 request.

Correction: If everything had happened exactly as it did, except 8 minutes sooner as Clyde demanded, Reynolds would have been suffocating but still alive when Rice found him.


Corrected entry: When Jonas' SUV blows up, it lands upside down revealing a large black plate used to conceal that the SUV was actually a lightened, hollow shell, not a complete, drivable vehicle.



Correction: The large black plate visible under the SUV is a defense used by military (and some police) vehicles to protect against land mines or other explosives beneath the vehicle. Its presence in the shot does not indicate that the SUV was a hollow shell.

Corrected entry: In the shot where Clyde checks Darby's restraints, as he walks back to Darby's head Clyde catches Darby's foot with his arm, the foot is a prop as it wobbles like rubber. Even though he was paralysed it would not wobble like this.


Correction: He wasn't just paralyzed, his muscles were seized in to position. He wobbled because his taut muscles, which he had no control over, were holding his foot in place.


Corrected entry: At the beginning of the movie, Clyde and Rice are disusing the deal. Rice states that there is not enough evidence to send the offenders to prison, and that his "eye-witness identification" is not enough to convict. So they're cutting a deal with Darby to testify against Ames. This would never happen. Since Clyde could identify the perpetrators BEFORE he blacked out. His testimony and ID would be more than sufficient.


Correction: It would happen with a lawyer like Rice, who's more concerned with his conviction record than he is with justice. The fact that the encounter began with Clyde being clubbed over the head is enough for any decent defense attorney to have Clyde's identification testimony disregarded by the court. Rice won't risk this, because that would make it that much harder for him to win an already tough case. So he cuts a deal for a sure thing.


Corrected entry: After Clyde leaves the Justice Building after planting the bomb, he heads straight back to his tunnel to return to his cell (despite being slowed by the traffic a little). How does Jamie Foxx's character grab the bomb, remove it from the building without being stopped by other police, and plant it in the cell before Clyde gets back?

Correction: By hurrying. Clyde was in no hurry at all. In fact he likely spent some time in his hideout, to change and whatnot, before returning to his cell.


Corrected entry: Ames writhes in pain on the table while receiving the death penalty. Clyde says that he changed the potassium chloride for "something a little more deliberate". Potassium chloride is the last chemical injected and so Ames would still have been paralyzed by the pancuronium (the second injection) and could not have moved.


Correction: Either the replacement for the potassium chloride contained a chemical to counter the pancuronium, or the pancuronium was replaced with an inert substance such as saline.


Corrected entry: Bill Reynolds could not have been missing for three days (as his wife told Sarah Lowell), because he was at the death penalty of Mr. Aimes.

Correction: The day Ames is executed, Reynolds attends (and we can assume is taken shortly after). That night, Darby is killed. The next day, Shelton is arrested (Reynolds now missing a full day), and that evening we see Rice in Shelton's home, sifting for evidence. The next day (Reynold's now missing 2 days), Rice interviews Shelton in the large cage room. That night, Rice puts his daughter to bed, leaving the door cracked slightly. The next afternoon, Reynolds' body is found (3 full days missing).


Corrected entry: Clyde has a bloody mouth after being hit by Nick, spits out blood, saliva, and talks. The blood is gone after the camera pans up to Nick and then back to Clyde.

Correction: So Clyde licked his lips to remove the blood while the camera was on Nick.


Corrected entry: When Shelton is eating his asparagus in jail and takes a bit off the top, a few seconds later after switching to another angle, he takes another bite and it still has the top of the asparagus on.


Correction: I thought I noticed this too. The "top", the part that differs from the rest of the stalk, is just really large on this piece of aparagus. You can see where he took a bite out of it already in the second shot.


Corrected entry: Throughout the film, everyone at the justice department is using Mac computers. However, in the scene where Nick receives the email about industrial property purchases, he is obviously using Windows Vista. This isn't impossible, but it would be highly unlikely that the department would pay extra for Macs and then not even use the operating system.

Correction: They would if they were trying to use up their budget, to keep it from being reduced the following year. They want to run Windows Vista, but they need to spend the leftover funding... easy solution is to buy the more expensive computer. It's possible, explainable in a myriad of ways, and has has occured in real life. It's not a mistake. Fellow I know in the military says they once bought 900 Coleman stoves and 1200 field knives just to burn up the rest of the budget for the year. They didn't need any of them at all. At least this office needed computers.


Corrected entry: The steak as seen through the X-ray machine is a T-bone, not a porterhouse.

Correction: It could be a Porterhouse; the T-Bone and Porterhouse cuts are very similar. Both have the "T" bone in them which separate a New York Strip and a Filet Mignon. In order for it to be classified as a Porterhouse, the Filet side has to be a certain size (i.e. larger than it would be in a T-Bone.).

Corrected entry: I was just curious, if Gerard Butler was such a genius at creating electronic gizmos of death, why didn't he have a peephole or a security camera installed in his front doorway?

Correction: Because he had no reason (yet) to be paranoid.




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Clyde Shelton: I'm gonna pull the whole thing down. I'm gonna bring the whole fuckin' diseased, corrupt temple down on your head. It's gonna be biblical.



Inmediately after Jamie Foxx finds the bomb in the city hall, and he says, "We don't tell the mayor anything", we see Gerard Butler arriving to his property next to the prison, and finally he enters his jail cell. So, in the time between Gerard Butler's arrival to the property and his entrance to the jail cell, Jamie Foxx thought about a plan, picked up the bomb, passed through the traffic and security checkpoints, talked to the warden to get access to the prison, entered solitary, handcuffed the bomb, and still had time to wait for Gerard Butler's arrival.



The same cemetery seen here was also used in Transformers.