The A-Team

Factual error: They are present at Frankfurt, Germany. But with a closer look you see a cathedral at the right side. This cathedral and the central station are located in Cologne, Germany - they are about 220 km apart. (01:04:15)


Continuity mistake: In the photo booth scene, Face gives Sosa a phone. Later on, after Hannibal had made a call to Sosa to set up a meeting, Sosa sees an incoming phone call from Face, on the phone presumably given by Face. That phone is a Nokia E71, which is a normal candybar phone. But when she receives the call, the candybar phone suddenly becomes a slider phone.


Continuity mistake: When Hannibal and BA are speeding through the desert to save Faceman, the van is covered in dust. When they arrive, the van is shiny and clean.

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Continuity mistake: Just before they bust Murdock out of the 2nd insane asylum, Howie's glasses are on or off depending on the angle. [Extended version only]. (01:04:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Face is stealing from the French reporter, the collar on his jacket and the position of the hand holding the mic changes depending on the shot.

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Factual error: When the team's supposedly in Frankfurt, Germany, you can see yellow cabs. Cabs in Germany are always colored sort of dirty white/beige.

Factual error: The German police cars show the number "109" as the emergency telephone code, but the German code to call the police is "110" and "112" for the fire brigade / rescue.

Other mistake: Towards the end when we see one of the $100 bill plates up close, the plate is not of any money ever put into production in the US. While I know most movies do not try and use actual money, there are things that don't match how real money is made: serial numbers are not on the plates, circle around Ben's head doesn't go to the border, "The United States of America" is missing above the "100" on the left, just to name a few.


Factual error: There is no desert between Frankfurt and the 44 miles distant city of Mannheim.

Factual error: During the Frankfurt scenes, a lot of cars have a license plate starting with "FF"; eg. FF - AB 1234. FF stands for the eastern German "Frankfurt/Oder" (Frankfurt at the Oder River) and NOT for the west German Frankfurt/Main (Frankfurt at the Main River) where the financial district and the large airport is. There is a distance of 470 kilometers (292 miles) between those cities.

Continuity mistake: After Hannibal rescues Murdoch from a psychiatric ward, they are escaping in a military van. Sosa fires several shots at the vehicle and sparks start emerging from the left rear wheel. In the next shot, as the van approaches an airplane, the sparks are now emerging from the rear wheel, then when the vehicle stops no tyres are flat.

Visible crew/equipment: Cameras are reflected in people's sunglasses at the Iraq HQ near the beginning of the film.


Factual error: In the movie, the United States Embassy is in Frankfurt. The embassy is actually in Berlin - any foreign dependency in cities other than a nation's capital is a consulate.

Revealing mistake: When the 2nd BMW SUV is blown up on the dock, you can see the underside of the vehicle which reveals how they removed the drive shaft to help reduce the weight of it in order to flip it easier. There are also 2 jets of white gas seen coming from 2 pipes under the rear bumper which are what launched the vehicle end over end.


Continuity mistake: When Charissa leaves the base and Murdock plays the guitar, the position and type of stuff on the table behind him totally changes in just two seconds.

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Revealing mistake: A couple of times throughout the film, when B.A drives the van, he wheels spins it. The camera goes to the wheel of the van spinning. It's a silver wheel, but all four wheels of the van are jet black and not silver.

Visible crew/equipment: When BA is cleaning the windows the cameraman can be seen in the bottom right as he pans round.


Factual error: The action with the C-130 in the air is supposed to be near Mannheim, Germany but there is nowhere near a landscape with forests and lakes like shown after their "landing" in the tank and during/after the AC-130 attack. Certainly not with large shipping vessels as depicted (guess this is somewhere around Vancouver, BC).

Visible crew/equipment: Lighting screens are reflected on the team's eyeglasses during the helicopter chase.

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Continuity mistake: In prison, While Hannibal talks to Lynch, the briefcase keeps swapping from opened to closed depending on the shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Hannibal is put inside the crematorium oven, the door at his feet closes like a steel blind, with one blade going down over the first blade, to create a double door. However, when Hannibal opens it by kicking the door with his feet, the door opens upwards like a crappy trap door. If it were a back door he should have opened it with his head. There was no space for him to turn around 180┬║.

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Continuity mistake: When Face and Sosa are in the photo booth, Face cuffs Sosa's left hand to a metal bar and holds her right hand up against the wall. After Sosa has stopped struggling, her right hand changes positions frequently between shots.


Factual error: The A-Team's highjacked C-130 is said to have been shot down near Mannheim in Baden-W├╝rttemberg County, Germany. Yet, the agents later claim that Murdock drove the tank out of the Wolgastsee, asking a local woman for the way to Berlin. The Wolgastsee is on the island of Usedom in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern County - some 400 to 450 miles away from Mannheim.

Continuity mistake: Face asks the French reporter if she is French. When she replies "Yes" the paper she was holding against her chest a frame before disappears.

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Continuity mistake: At the base, when Hannibal is told about the plan to steal the plates, from the back shots his t-shirt is several centimeters away from the strap of his bag. From the front shots, the t-shirt is wrinkled around the strap.

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Factual error: When they are getting the passports checked they are supposed to be in Germany. The police uniforms are Norwegian and all the signposts are in Norwegian. (01:28:30)

Factual error: The Swiss license plate on the Mercedes is wrong, it says "ZH 8Q25." The only letters on Swiss license plates however are the two first ones indicating the canton. The real version of this plate would be "ZH 8025"


Continuity mistake: In the German parking lot, the baddie kicks the suitcase meters away to the left, but it appears right next to BA's head a couple of shots later.

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Factual error: The sign in the hospital reads "Hospital San Vicente de Paulo para todos veteranos de Guerra". The correct spelling is "San Vicente de Paul" and "todos los veteranos".

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Factual error: After the A-Team lured General Tuco into American airspace, his heli is shot down by a F-22 with a pair of missiles. However, the F-22's bay doors where the weapons are stored for stealth reasons aren't open during launch.

Audio problem: In the helicopter chase scene, when the A-Team is about to be shot down by heat seeking missiles, Murdock shuts the helicopter's engine off. When he restarts engine the sound is that of an radial piston engine starting, not the sounds of a jet turbine like it should be.


Continuity mistake: In the Extended Version, after Sosa is handcuffed to the photo booth and Face takes off, they show her trying to undo the handcuffs, but the other end of the cuff is no longer attached to the rail. When they come back to her after showing Face leave, she is once again handcuffed to the rail. (01:22:35)


Continuity mistake: When Hannibal runs the baddie over with the Mercedes at the German parking lot, the suitcase swaps from being underneath BA's head to by his right side in half a second.

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Continuity mistake: BA drives the van and brakes to avoid running Hannibal over, who's 5 meters ahead. However, when the angle changes, the van keeps skidding for at least 50 meters. Then BA pulls over and Hannibal is not only a meter away, but manages to appear next to the driver's window in less than a nano second.

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Other mistake: In the desert base camp, it is supposedly in the middle of the day or in pretty hot weather, but BA's breath can be seen in one shot.


Continuity mistake: In the hospital, when Hannibal tells Murdoch to join them, in the wide angles BA is in the background standing next to the wall, far from Face. In the close-ups he's right by his side.

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Continuity mistake: When the team saves Murdock during the 3D projection, Charisa falls backwards but a frame later she is standing still.

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Continuity mistake: While Faceman has the noose around his neck, a Mexican is next to him with a red gas can. When the angle changes the Mexican is far away, grabbing the gas can and approaching again.

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Continuity mistake: While he's trapped inside the tyres, the amount of dirt on the right side of Faceman's robe keeps increasing or decreasing randomly between shots.

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Other mistake: When Pike chases after BA by rappelling down (using his suit jacket and hand to do so), he uses the same rope Hannibal used to get into the building. Hannibal is seen with a rope bag and when he escapes into the building several stories below, he is seen unhooking but not throwing the bag out the window. Unless that had happened, Pike wouldn't have been able to use the rope to descend to the sidewalk.


Continuity mistake: At the base where Murdoch makes a bbq, a truck passes by two jeeps towards a white tent. In the following two different angles the truck is always repeating the movement, passing by the jeeps over and over again.

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Continuity mistake: BA puts his hand on his wound, and Hannibal places his slightly beneath. In the next shot BA's hand is gone and Hannibal's is all over BA's arm. Then it changes back to the first angle.

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Continuity mistake: While Hannibal guns BA, from the front angle his head is slightly turned towards Hannibal, but totally turned in the side angle. This keeps swapping back and forth.

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Continuity mistake: While Hannibal discuses with another soldier who's leading the plates operation, when the hand holds a cigar close to his mouth the position is inconsistent with the opposite angle. This happens several times.

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Continuity mistake: When Faceman is at the ranch trapped around some tyres, the position of his robe around his body changes all the time. Sometimes the left part is covering his shoulder, others not; others the back swaps from covered to uncovered. it all happens from shot to shot.

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Continuity mistake: In prison, Hannibal drops a folder by the edge of the table, in front of Lynch. A frame later, the folder has moved several centimeters away.

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