Limitless (2011)

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Corrected entry: The morning of the second meeting with De Niro we see Bradley Cooper's knuckles are bloody from the fight in the subway. At the meeting his knuckles are fine and afterwards they are bloody again.

Correction: Look very closely when he washes his hands. He has a full skin colored knuckle band-aid on.

Corrected entry: When Eddie is getting a ride home in Carl Van Loon's limo, he's asked to review some company portfolios. As he gets out of the limo at his apartment, he is not holding the binder with the portfolios. But the next morning when he wakes up, he has the binder and is reviewing them for the meeting.

Correction: When Eddie awakes in the morning, the sign on the briefcase reads "hand deliver to Edward Morrra". It appears Van Loon had the information delivered shortly after he dropped Eddie off.

Corrected entry: Given the "efficient" logical function of Eddie's brain, for some reason, his brain deduced it was "smarter" to borrow money from the Russian Mafia (higher interest) than the safer option of going to the bank. Also, given his reliability in being able to generate a substantial income, the bank would have had no trouble granting him a loan. He also then forgets to repay this loan to the mafia.

Correction: A bank doesn't grant a loan just because one can make a lot of money. It all depends on a person's previous credit history. I know of a guy who made $40000 a year, he began a job at $100000 a year, but after a year of work, he still couldn't get a mortgage because 4 years before, he'd had a bankruptcy.


Corrected entry: After Eddie has finished clearing his apartment he says how he no longer desires Smoking whilst on the NZT pill. Later Gennady is seen smoking whilst on NZT, even though his addiction should be cleared.

Joshua Bellis

Correction: In the movie Eddie says he no longer wants to smoke. We have no similar comment or point made by Gennady, so, for all we know, the drug affects Gennady differently. Gennady doesn't become a financial wizard on the drug, he just appears to become a better gangster. Vern states early on that it cannot create intelligence, just improves what is already there. So, maybe Eddie had the need to give up, and NZT strengthened that need. Gennady just didn't... No mistake in the movie.

Corrected entry: After Eddie stabs and kills Gennady (the gangster), Eddie pushes Gennady's body off him and the body rolls onto its stomach. You can see the prop knife, which is stuck in Gennady's stomach, easily bending under Gennady's weight, as though it is made of rubber.


Correction: No, you see the weight of his body shift the position of the knife imbedded in his abdomen. There aren't any particularly solid parts in there, so as his weight pushed the knife to the side as he was rolling over, the blade was just pushed to the side inside him. Thought the same thing when I watched it last night, but watched again today, and it wasn't what I thought at first.

Kimberly Mason

Corrected entry: In the beginning when Eddie and his girlfriend are eating, she says she wants to break up. Then, she gives her credit card to the waiter, but leaves without getting her credit card back.

Correction: This happens in real life, why is it a movie mistake?


Plot hole: If Bradley Cooper was able to "quintuple" his money every day in the market as he claims to have done, he would have been able to earn the $100k he borrowed from a loan shark within a few days, starting from $800. Alternatively, he is shown in one scene winning a pot in poker where he could presumably also make a large amount of "seed" money from gambling. There was no need to borrow such a small sum of money from a loan shark, making the entire sub-plot unnecessary.

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Suggested correction: The main character says he did quintuple his money four days in a row, not that he could continue to do so. "Presumably" he could do anything, like robbing a bank. Gambling is not a secure source of income, even with knowledge of the odds and every tell, he could also lose a lot of money.

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Question: How does Eddie get away with the apparent murder of the blonde woman in the apartment? I gather that even he doesn't know whether it was him or not but surely the Police would want to at least call him in for questioning at some point? And if it was him, surely, in that situation, it would be difficult to get away without leaving any evidence?

Answer: Although there is no definitive proof, I believe the killer to be Atwood's henchman. During the trip scene we see him following Eddie and the Blonde to their room and although it comes off as an illusion there's no reason it cannot be real. This alone is not enough to say for certain but the main reason I point to the henchman is because of how the story plays out following the murder. Eddie is by an eyewitness (probably someone working for Atwood if not the actual killer) who tells the police about him and as a result he is called into questioning. Because of the inquiry Eddie hires "the best lawyer in the city" who as we know is under Atwood's thumb. It is during this line of questioning the lawyer is able to go into Eddie's jacket and steal his NZT. None of these things would have happened had the Blonde never been killed.


Answer: There was no mention of physical evidence like hairs or fibres, the only evidence the police had was an eye-witness placing Eddie at the scene at the time the murder occurred; the eye-witness failed to I.D. Eddie in the line-up he was called to at the police station so Eddie was released, as the police had no case.


Answer: It was mentioned that the room was wiped clean after the murder. It was probably Atwood who set it all up because he was on NZT and needed some more.

Answer: Did you watch the movie? Lol... Eddie was called in and questioned about the murder. He was able to beat the case because the eyewitness couldn't pick him out of a line-up. Remember, his lawyer arranged to have a line-up full of men that looked just like Eddie.

The point of a line-up is to make everyone look similar to the actual suspect. So, the lawyer didn't do anything shady, and it would have been the police's job to have similar-looking people. A line-up of a mix of people is kind of a movie/TV trope, and the film implying the lawyer rigged the lineup fits into that trope.


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