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Continuity mistake: At the airport, Sarah says "She has a camera in her purse, we have to kill her?" As soon as the camera stops panning around, Marvin is visible in the far background holding the pig teddy with the pig's legs facing the two. The shot then cuts to a close-up of Marvin. In this close-up, the pig teddy's legs are now facing the opposite direction. (00:37:00)

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Continuity mistake: After killing all of the assassins, Frank places bullets in a frying pan and turns the stove on. When the bullets go off, the rest of the assassins start shooting at the house, destroying a snowman on Frank's porch. In all future shots of the porch afterwards, not only has the snowman disappeared, but there's also no sign of the snowman's remains either. (00:09:05)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene after Sarah mentions the book "Love's Savage Secret", Frank is then seen lying in bed reading the novel. Notice how he uses reading glasses in this scene. In the shot where the camera is in front of Frank after the shot of the page, we can see nothing is reflected in his reading glasses. In the next shot, the page (or lamp or similar), is suddenly reflected in his reading glasses. This can't have anything to do with the angle of the camera because both shots are in front of Frank, just in different close-ups. (00:06:45)

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Suggested correction: There is a slight reflection in the first shot and the camera angle does change a little.

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Continuity mistake: When Frank and Marvin are being chased by the soldiers in Moldova, there are several explosions in the foreground. There is an explosion near some bushes in a side angle of them running. In the next shot, both the bushes and the explosion have vanished. (01:40:15)

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Continuity mistake: The Vice President begins a speech at the Victory Fund Gala. Cooper, backstage, then exits the room. Before he walks over to the door after exiting the room, he has an ear piece in his right ear. The ear piece disappears when he walks through the door in the next shot. (01:23:05)

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Continuity mistake: Victoria has lipstick on when she exits the car as the Victory Fund Gala begins. When she goes to the metal detector, the lipstick has vanished. Then it reappears as soon as she exits the metal detector. (01:21:30)

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Continuity mistake: During the airport shootout, Frank tells Marvin to unzip his pig teddy that is revealed to contain a grenade launcher, and he shoots at a gunner on top of a container. Marvin then drops the pig teddy, which is visible in front of the containers as they take off running in the next shot to the next container. However, when the shot zooms out as Marvin points his middle finger at the satellite, the pig teddy is no longer there. It couldn't have been out of frame because the pig teddy was only two containers away from them. (00:40:00)

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Continuity mistake: Frank and Sarah arrive at a motel and Frank removes the duct tape from Sarah's mouth. Sarah then says "If you let me go now, I won't press charges". Note the two necklaces around her neck when she says this. There is a butterfly attached to one, lying above the other necklace. The shot then cuts over to Frank. When the shot returns to Sarah, the butterfly is now several inches below the other necklace. Once again, the shot cuts to Frank where he then says "I was in the CIA". In the shot after that shows Sarah again, the butterfly has gone back to lying on top of the other necklace. She could not have moved the necklace around during the shots of Frank since she was tied up. (00:15:35)

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Continuity mistake: Near the start when the assassins come after Frank, Frank injects one with the syringe that was intended for him. The half of the syringe that has no liquid has a noticeable plastic grey color. It then cuts to the close-up, and the half with no liquid now has no grey color. (00:07:55)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning Frank wakes up at 6am. He walks downstairs and the clock in the kitchen shows 7am.

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Suggested correction: I considered the 7:00 AM time on the clock as representing the passage of one hour since Red got up. Red is shown leaving his bedroom, walking down the hall while putting on his robe, and possibly entering the bathroom or other room. Perhaps more significantly, when Red enters the room where the later time (7:00) can be seen, he is no longer wearing the robe plus has a cup of coffee with him (which took time to prepare). After this, he goes to another room to exercise. These activities probably are his ways of passing time until he can call about his pension check - the office might not open until 8:00-9:00 AM.

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Continuity mistake: In the Russian Embassy, Frank meets up with Ivan. During this scene, Ivan opens a bottle of vodka. In the shot after Ivan says "As we get older, things seem less important", it is visible that the bottle is filled to the top. He then takes out two shot glasses and fills the two of them up with vodka for both him and Frank. When Igor says "To Igor. The Butcher", we can see that the level of vodka has gone down by a far smaller amount than two shots' worth. (00:45:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Frank meets Sarah in the flesh for the first time, she throws numerous items at him. When she picks up a candle holder and throws the candles at him, a third of one of the candles remains stuck to the holder. After Frank tells Sarah, that people are trying to kill them, Sarah replies "Why would anyone want to kill me?" In this shot, the third of the candle is currently on the right hand side of the candle holder. Then when Sarah says "Why?" after Frank says they've been listening to their conversations, the third of the candle is now on the left side of the candle holder. (00:12:05)

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Continuity mistake: After Frank injects the assassin, the syringe injected into his neck is horizontal. However, when one of the assassins shoots a grenade inside, the same assassin that Frank injected now has the syringe in a vertical position. Frank never moved the syringe, nor could anyone else since they were dead. (00:08:00 - 00:09:30)

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Continuity mistake: Just after Frank knocks out Alexander Dunning, the scene cuts to Sarah and Victoria having a conversation about how she met Frank. At one point during this conversation, Sarah says "Of course now I'm a fugitive and the CIA wants to kill me and I'm hiding in a hole". Right at the end of the shot where Sarah says this line, it can be noticed that her lips are apart. In the immediate following shot her lips are fully closed. (01:03:45)

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Character mistake: In the New Orleans scene in the cop car he calls in an officer down and describes the black vehicle as a Tahoe, but it's a GMC Yukon. He also describes the suspect as "Male, black suit and tie" but when he exits the vehicle they are both blue.

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Frank Moses: Kordeski trained you?
William Cooper: Yeah?
Frank Moses: I trained Kordeski.

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Trivia: Frank Moses' file, seen when Cooper is told he is his next target, gives Frank's date of birth as March 19, 1955. This is Bruce Willis' date of birth. (00:15:00)

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Question: Sarah stated that she and Frank first knew each other by talking over the phone, but what exactly was it that first got them having conversations over the phone in the first place? (00:00:05)

Chosen answer: The check he got and keeps tearing up. The first time he didn't get it was probably a legitimate error and he did not get the check, so called her company to get a new one, and then fell in love with her voice so continued to destroy the checks to keep talking to her.

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