The Tourist

Continuity mistake: On the inspector's boat Frank's wrists are handcuffed together with a railing between his arms to secure him in place. There is a very short chain between the cuffs, 4 to 5 inches at most. When he's pulled free by a rope from Elise's boat he starts 'climbing' the rope hand over hand. In one shot his hands are over a foot apart, he's obviously not wearing the handcuffs. When he gets onto Elise's boat his hands are cuffed once again, she shows him how to pick the locks to get the cuffs off.

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Continuity mistake: Angelina has a stone as an earring. The next shot shows a dangling earring on the other ear, then the stone changes to the dangling earring in a future shot.

Continuity mistake: When Shaw strangles his thug, the tape around the neck swaps between yellow and white depending on the angle, back and forth.

Sacha Premium member

Continuity mistake: In Paris, the van's CCTV shows Elise passing by a zebra crossing with a bald man next to her. The angle changes to an outside shot of the van and Elise walking for several meters, but when back to the CCTV, the continuation of the zebra crossing angle is playing.

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Continuity mistake: When the thugs are finally killed, they lay dead on the floor, first, then on the couch, and, last but not least, on the floor but in a different position.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where the Italian police officer is taking Depp out of the lock-up cage at night, initially the officer's collar is turned up when he enters the cage. In the following close-up shot it is turned down, then again turned up when he applies the cuffs. (00:49:40)

Continuity mistake: The movie starts with Elise exiting through a door facing the right side, with her purse on her left hand. A frame later she is facing the opposite side and her purse has also swapped hands.

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Continuity mistake: When Frank is walking on the rooftops, the sky keeps swapping from cloudy to blue back and forth from frame to frame with no order whatsoever.

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Continuity mistake: The two policemen on board the train take a picture of Franck, which is submitted to the British inspector via email. The inspector sees it on his computer screen and then prints it out. He then goes to the printer, but doesn't take the printout from the printer, but instead from the filing basket to the right of the printer - no-one's moved it there. The printout of Frank's face is there too quickly. It can't be done in such a short time.

Continuity mistake: In Paris, Elise holds the envelope inches above her cup, yet a frame later her hands are way up above the cup.

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Continuity mistake: In Paris, the cop that says Elise is having tea has his arm up or down depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: When interrogated about the safe, the knife to Elise's face disappears in the angles shot under her chin.

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Continuity mistake: While Elise is opening Frank's handcuffs, his right hand is either raised or lowered depending on the angle.

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Continuity mistake: When the thugs shoot at Elise's boat she ducks way below the glass, yet a frame later, from the opposite angle, she is merely turning her head away.

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Continuity mistake: During the boat chase, Frank cries "Elise, Elise!", a thug shoots at her boat and the front glass breaks, turning the single hole to a double one: with a butterfly shape. A frame later it's back to a single hole.

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Continuity mistake: In the train, when Elisa is about to enter carriage number 2, a passenger behind her pops-out of nowhere.

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Continuity mistake: At the train station, when Elise watches the train timetable, the passers-by behind change between frames.

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Continuity mistake: When Frank jumps off the rooftop and throws a cop to the water, his hat swaps from being on the right to on the left.

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Continuity mistake: When Frank walks on the roof, the distance to the big fat chimney increases / decreases between shots.

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Continuity mistake: Frank is handcuffed with a railing between his hands, but when the cop steps down from the boat they are both on the left side of the railing.

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