Revealing mistake: While Bishop and Steve McKenna are practicing with various firearms, a slow-motion shot in the film of Steve shooting a .50 caliber rifle shows that, while the sequence depicts him firing "live" rounds, the extracted shell casing is from a "Blank" cartridge (evidenced by the crimped forward portion of the brass casing).
Factual error: There is a night scene showing aircraft at the airport. Clearly shown are a Continental 747 and DC9. The tail colors are the old Continental "meatball" colors that were put on in 1968 and then changed to a blue & gold beginning in 1991. By the year 2000, Continental was no longer flying any 747's, and this film is set in modern times.
Continuity mistake: In the end, when Steve McKenna is filling the car with gasoline, after he says it is Arthur's last chance for buying something in the shop, the gas hose is out of the car, and Steve is opening the cap, whilst he already started fuelling the car. Next shot, he takes the hose out, and displaces it.
Factual error: In modern automobiles, like the late model BMW Bishop enters with a "slim-Jim" before the final chase, entry without use of the appropriate key or fob will result in the alarm going off and all the car's systems becoming disabled within 30 seconds. A tow to the dealer is then required. If Bishop had appropriate equipment to start the car, he would not need a "slim Jim" in the first place.
Factual error: In the beginning, after killing the Cartel boss, Bishop makes his escape, and times his jump off a high bridge so he can hitch a ride with the boat below. Bishop lands in the water unscathed, but you can't jump into water from that high up without killing yourself, or doing yourself serious harm.
Other mistake: When Bishop kills the arms dealer while Steve McKenna looks on, he stands behind the guy and in one quick motion, rips off the belt cleanly from the guy's waist, then he strangles him with it. There is no way you could yank the belt off like that if it were buckled. And even then, the buckle is certain to snag or rip one or more belt loops before you can pull it off.
Continuity mistake: The pearl handled gun that Harry Mckenna pulls out of the garage has stamped on the right side, Auto-Ordnance Corp, West Marley NY and a serial number of TGM10263. At the end of the movie, when Steve Mckenna dies and the gun is on the ground, it is a different gun. Now on the right side it has stamped, United Stated Property M1911 US Army and a serial number of 949186.
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