Law Abiding Citizen

Factual error: In the scene when the police are heading to Clyde's house to arrest him, this tactic is highly unrealistic. In real life, when a person is simply a suspect in an investigation, the police do not all drive to the suspect location with lights and sirens going. This loses the element of surprise. They didn't even know if he was home, anyway.

Anthony Lemons

Factual error: When Clyde is first arrested, he is taken to a prison and put in with the general prison population. People are taken to jail before going to prison. Only after you're convicted do you go to prison. In fact, he wasn't even charged with a crime when taken there.

mrnew

Factual error: The co-ordinates given by Clyde Shelton: 39° 57' 4"N 75° 10' 22W as the place to find Mr. Reynolds, is the corner of 19th and Sansom Street in Center City (1919 Sansom, to be exact, which is an apartment complex), the downtown area of Philadelphia. The scene actually takes place underneath of the Betsy Ross Bridge, about 8 miles northeast of the coordinates.

Factual error: During the lethal-injection scene, an executioner is plainly visible to the witnesses through a broad glass window in the death chamber. He is shown flipping toggle switches in-sequence to release the sodium thiopental, pancuronium bromide and potassium chloride that comprise the lethal drug cocktail. For one thing, in modern Western culture, an executioner is never visible to the witnesses. For another thing, there is no "executioner," per se, flipping toggle switches in the lethal-injection process. The component drugs are loaded into the death machine in advance, and it automatically releases the drugs via a pre-set timer.

Charles Austin Miller

Factual error: In the cemetery scene when the SUVs are leaving and the EMP knocks out electrical systems, the next thing you hear is walkie-talkie communucations between the vehicles. Those would've been knocked out, as well.

Character mistake: In the court scene Clyde mentions a case, Day v McDonough docket number 04-1325. This is a real case, but the docket number is 04-1324.

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Nick Rice: You think your wife and daughter would feel good about you killing in their name?
Clyde Shelton: My wife and daughter can't feel anything. They're dead.

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Question: Two questions. Why did Clyde think Ames deserved to die? Sure, he was involved in the robbery, but he didn't participate in the murders, and in fact tried to save Clyde's wife from Darby. Also, why didn't Darby kill Clyde during the home invasion?

Answer: Clyde killed Ames so the police could find the hidden message and go after Darby which Clyde then lured him away to kill and place him on his property to start the cat and mouse game. Clyde blacked out too so he probably didn't remember too much what Ames did, even though he did say especially Darby is guilty. Not sure why Darby didn't kill Clyde. The scene suddenly ends. Maybe they tried or thought they killed him. I thought they stabbed him in his stomach and maybe expected him to die slowly but he managed to survive anyway.

Answer: He was also guilty by association. He was an accomplice who robbed them and even though he said stop, still watched Darby try to rape his wife.

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