The American

Factual error: Clooney refers to the rifle as an "M14". The Rüger Mini-14 is a different rifle than the M14 (used e.g. by the Marine Corps prior to the M16).


Factual error: When Clooney and his 'contact' test out the Mini 14, they fire at brushes, showing that the scope is not centered. Instead of making the windage adjustments, they actually adjust the top of the scope, making elevation adjustments.

Continuity mistake: After Mathilde's gun explodes, the amount of blood on her face increases and the position of her hair changes from one frame to the other.


Continuity mistake: When Jack is driving to the river, from the front angles his knuckles are covered in blood, from the side angles they are not.


Pavel: And above all... don't make any friends, Jack. You used to know that.

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Trivia: When Jack is entering the bar where he receives a letter from a friend, a song is played on the radio. The song is 'Tu vuò fà l'americano' by Italian singer Renato Carosone. It means 'You want to do American' or 'You're an American wannabe', a reference to Jack, who is American, and of course the title of the movie. (00:38:45 - 00:39:50)


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Question: Why did Clooney say to his so called boss in the beginning that his Swedish girlfriend that he shot dead had nothing to do with it?

Answer: Because she didn't, but once she saw evidence of who/what he was, he had to kill her to protect his identity.

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