Continuity mistake: During the interrogation scene, a patient asks for a glass of water. When she receives a the glass of water, she lifts her hand to her mouth and makes a drinking motion, but is not holding a glass. A moment later she sets down an empty glass that previously she was not holding. When the camera angle changes, the glass has become half full. She also is "drinking" with her right hand and sets the glass down with her left hand.AtomicSkunk
Continuity mistake: The morning after Teddy's light-flash migraines, he and Chuck walk out into the center courtyard and look upon the havoc wreaked by the thunderstorm. Teddy glances up at the electric wires around the gated perimeter and sees a branch that had fallen and bent the line. In the first shot, the log is leaning into the courtyard. The shot then cuts closer and the log is leaning outside of the courtyard. When the shot cuts back to Teddy, the log is once again mostly inside the courtyard.RuskiTyoma
Other mistake: During the flashback of the soldiers executing the Dachau guards, the soldiers are in a line opposite the guards who are in a line against a fence. The soldiers all start shooting at the same time, but we are shown the guards being mown down by gunfire in succession, like dominoes, rather than simultaneously.MovieFan612
Revealing mistake: In the very first scene, when Teddy and Chuck meet, they are standing on the bow of a ship traveling at full speed (as the Captain wants to return to the mainland before the storm hits), yet their lapels don't so much as flutter. Even at a slower speed, there would be some movement from the air as they passed across the water.MovieFan612
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Teddy is about to blow up the car, at first you see him stuffing the necktie into the gas tank. As he talks to his wife, he remarks to her that he never liked the tie, and he holds the entire tie up to her. In the next shot the tie is once again fully stuffed into the tank.Kimmi Dracfan
Other mistake: When Teddy and Chuck are smoking under the portico roof during a downpour, they are first shown from the back and are completely in shadow, from head to toe. The shot changes to the front and their head and shoulders are lit from above. This would have been seen from the back as well as the front if it were intentional.MovieFan612
Continuity mistake: During Teddy and Chuck's interview with Peter Breene, when Teddy scribbles with the pencil in his notebook (which annoys Breene), the force of the rather large slanted scribblings tear the paper. After Teddy says, "Do you know what she was afraid of," in the close-up that tear is gone, the scribbling has changed shape and we can see that some pages have been torn out of the notebook (likely from prior takes). Then in a following shot the scribbling is smaller.Super Grover
Factual error: The movie is set in 1954, but the pinball machine named 'Seven Seas' in the staff rec area was not actually released until 1959 - even the metal legs on Gottlieb machines would not be introduced until 1957.
Continuity mistake: After Chuck gives Teddy a cigarette at the beginning of the movie, Teddy's left hand is holding the railing and has no wedding band on his ring finger. The ring is present in all other shots.
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