The Expendables

Continuity mistake: After the plane is docked Stallone and Statham enter the customs agency. Statham is wearing a camera on his neck with a small lens, he even shows it to the customs agent. After leaving the customs they walk across a square. The camera now has a big zoom lens attached to it. Statham is not wearing a lens bag. Where did he get that lens from? Also strange is that the lens is set in manual focus instead of automatic. Yet the picture stays focused even zooming in. This is not possible without looking at the screen. Plus the camera is turned off in the close up shot, with the image on the LCD composited in. (00:28:15 - 00:30:45)


Continuity mistake: When we see Barney and the army both racing through the streets, there is a little boy who throws something at the army. In one shot he starts the throw with his left arm but finished it with his right arm. (00:39:20)

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Continuity mistake: Paine punches Sandra and bruising appears immediately. However, when we see Sandra shortly after, she has no bruising at all. (00:56:20 - 00:57:05)


Continuity mistake: In the scene When Gunner is leaving Barney's garage and says "Be Careful", he raises his right hand pointing back towards Barney but when the scene cuts to a shot looking into the garage from the outside, his left hand is raised and pointing back.


Continuity mistake: Barney's tattoo swaps from being a drawn tiger to a drawn woman. (00:14:35 - 00:42:05)


Continuity mistake: At the very end, after saying goodbye to the girl, when Stallone enters the cockpit he has a bulletproof vest on, when cameras change he doesn't have it and in the next angle he does have it on again. (01:32:00)

Continuity mistake: In the first flight scene, looking out from the cockpit, some ordnance is visible on the wings. Later, viewing the plane from the outside, there is no ordnance, only fuel tanks.


Continuity mistake: In the scene where Lee pays a visit to Paul on the basketball court, he and Lacy are both wearing helmets. Lacy gets off the bike and after a little taunting, Lee drives forward. As he rides away from Lacy his helmet is on, there is a cut scene, and suddenly his helmet is off and Lacy is walking away with it.


Continuity mistake: When Sandra is captured and tied up, she is tortured with water. All the way through this scene her hands that are tied, change from being right over left hand, left over right hand etc.


Continuity mistake: Christmas fires the flare from the left side of the plane. In the following shot, the flare appears to be coming from the right hand side of the plane. (00:00:25)

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Continuity mistake: At the end when Christmas and Tool are having a knife throwing contest, the way Christmas is holding his 3rd knife changes between shots. (01:33:40)

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Continuity mistake: Throughout the car chase between Barney and Gunner, the damage to Barneys truck keeps changing instantly.

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Continuity mistake: When Barney stops at the traffic lights just before the car chase with Gunner, the car behind them slows down and stops. When the camera changes angle the same car is seen from a distance slowing down and stopping again.

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Continuity mistake: When Barney is driving his truck away from Gunner his windscreen gets shot to hell. In one shot however all the bullet holes disappear.

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Continuity mistake: Barney climbs into the plane as it taking off, however he runs up to the cockpit as soon as he is in. Camera cuts to show the outside of the plane, and the door is now closed. (00:42:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Barney is driving Sandra's truck there is a shot of it sliding through an open area. Camera cuts to Sandra saying "How can you leave?" If you look out the window they are now driving down a residential street. (00:38:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Christmas says "If we get out of here it'll be a miracle", he is sat properly. Camera cuts and he is leaning forward with his arm behind his back. (00:38:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Christmas and Barney get into the fight when the militia are trying to take Sandra, Christmas uses a throwing knife to kill several men, however in most of the shots, but not all, there is no blood on the knife whatsoever. (00:37:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Christmas asks Sandra if they are close, he is sat facing her in the tuck. Camera changes and he is now facing the front. (00:34:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Tool and Christmas having the knife throwing contest, Christmas's knife lands off the board. When he collects it, it is now just on the edge of the board. (00:17:00)

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Continuity mistake: When Tool is finishing Barney's tattoo, he has to do the "able" of Expendable. We see him do part of the A, Christmas arrives and it's suddenly finished as shown by Barney looking in the mirror. (00:15:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Barney meets his friend and they go for a hug, they connect. Camera cuts and then they connect again. (00:00:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Stallone is hanging in the door of the seaplane, in the closeups there is water spray all around him, but in the wide shots of the plane, the water spray does not reach the door.

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