The Dark Knight Rises
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Character mistake: As Bruce Wayne is researching the jewel thief, the word "Heist" is spelled "Hiest" in a newspaper headline. (00:15:45)

Continuity mistake: When Bruce is meeting with Lucius in the office at Wayne Tower, the book on the seat next to Bruce changes positions during their conversation. (00:37:15)


Continuity mistake: During the stock exchange scene, after Bane says "Time to go mobile", the man with the laptop closes the laptop in the background and then does it again in closeup.

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Continuity mistake: Catwoman puts her goggles on, shoots the batpod cannons at the car barricade, and in the immediate next shot they are back on the top of her head without her putting them there.


Continuity mistake: The fuselage of the plane is hanging straight down when Bane exits with the doctor, but it should be at an angle to the left, as we see when they are dragged behind the bigger plane.

Revealing mistake: When Catwoman and Batman are fighting Bane's henchmen on the rooftop, pay close attention to the guys in the background right before Batman knocks Catwoman's gun away: you can see that the henchman well out of Batman's reach on the far left falls over like he's been hit by a punch, but he couldn't be. Also, no gunshots are heard at that point, so he couldn't have been shot either. (00:53:30)


Character mistake: When Bruce is looking up information on Selina Kyle on his computer in the Batcave, at one point, "Kyle" is misspelled as "Klye."

Factual error: When the bridges are blown up, some of the bridges are suspension bridges, but the bridge only fails at the point of the explosion. The main horizontal supports are severed, but large portions of the bridge remain magically aloft. The nature of suspension bridges means the remaining vertical cables and road deck would fail as well, resulting in the loss of the bridge between the two main pillar supports.

Other mistake: During the fight later in the movie, when Batman stops Bane's henchmen from executing Blake, during a shot of Catwoman crouching, one of the henchmen behind her on the left of the screen just falls backwards, seemingly without being harmed in any way. If you look at the fight closely, it seems that it could have been intended for him to be the victim of an accidental gunshot to the leg that ended up not being followed through in post production.

Revealing mistake: When Blake and Gordon watch Bane on TV during Gotham's siege, a grey (sometimes white) square is reflected on Gordon's glasses. It's either a lighting screen or the proof that the TV is turned off and the image on it is added on post-production.

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Factual error: In the scene at the airport just before Selina Kyle is arrested, an Easyjet plane can be seen outside parked on the apron. Easyjet do not fly to the USA. The scene was filmed at Stansted Airport in Essex, from where Easyjet fly most of their European routes.

Audio problem: When Batman and Bane are fighting on the bridge, 3 punches before Batman falls over the bridge, he swings a punch at Bane where he misses by far, yet the sound is heard and Bane reacts to it.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Bane's army arrives on the street to fight the police, a crew member can be seen to the left of the screen with a radio coming up some stairs. (02:11:00)

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Audio problem: When the first stock broker is shot, the time between the shot and the recoil is far too long; over half a second, when it should have been instantaneous.


Continuity mistake: When Bruce meets with Lucius in his office his hands change from being on top of his cane in one shot to being just below it in the next.

Continuity mistake: When Selina has Daggett pressed up against a wall and we've seen her heels, Stryver points a gun at her and he says "Nice outfit, those heels make it tough to walk?" Shortly afterwards she and Bruce fighting Bane's goons on the roof, and she is now wearing flats. (00:52:00 - 00:53:25)

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Visible crew/equipment: When the sewer explodes and the explosion comes up through the manhole surrounded by police officers, the cop nearest to the explosion can be seen wearing some sort of jelly to protect himself from the explosion. (00:23:30)

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Continuity mistake: The bleachers in the stadium are semi-empty in the aerial angles, but packed with people in the close-ups.

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Revealing mistake: During the party, the second time Gordon gives a speech praising Dent, a lighting screen is reflected on his glasses, which disappears in opposite shots.

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Audio problem: Inside the well, when Bruce is about to take the final leap, the inmates are heard shouting "Rise!" in one single perfect cry, yet when the angle focuses on them no-one's mouth is in sync with the sound. Furthermore, no one's mouth is in sync with the inmate next to him.

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Audio problem: After the military tell Blake that he can't cross the bridge with the kids, he tells the boys to get in the bus. The second time he says it, there's a side angle of Blake where his mouth is not moving at all.

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Continuity mistake: It's a bright sunny day when Bane enters the stock exchange. When the police turn up moments later it's raining, with a wet road and puddles. When Bane exits on the motorbike, the roads are bone dry.

Continuity mistake: When Catwoman is with Bruce Wayne at the charity ball, she has red painted nails. After stealing the Lamborghini Aventador, she is lacking nail varnish, even though she is still wearing her charity ball mask.


Continuity mistake: When Selina looks at Bruce's arrow target, Bruce then shoots an unexpected arrow and hits the 7 on the target. In the next shot, the arrow is at least five inches away from the 7.

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Continuity mistake: During Bane and Batman's first battle Selina is behind Batman when the fight starts, then Bane's back is to her later, but Bane and Batman don't switch positions on the catwalk.

Continuity mistake: During the intro sequence, the camera points upward inside the bottom plane, allowing the viewer to see outside the hole, where nothing apparently exists except blue sky. Cut to an outside shot, and the suggested angle of the plane suggests we should be able to see the top plane outside the hole. Yet whenever we are inside, the top plane and the wires holding the planes together all mysteriously disappear.


Continuity mistake: The scene where Bane overwhelms the guards at the stock exchange and the surveillance tape of that scene that Alfred shows Bruce later are not from from the same take/choreography: In the surveillance tape when Bane shoots the guard with the other guard's pistol still in his hand, in the exact moment the shot goes off (recognizable by Bane's upwards bouncing arm), the guard flails his left arm high and throws his head back as if reacting choreographically to a punch (that punch comes half a second later though). In the original the guard does not flail with his left arm and does not throw his head back the moment the shot goes off. He only does it when Bane actually hits him with his own pistol. Furthermore, you can see from the surveillance tape that Bane's pistol-punch does not connect with the guard's face. (00:42:10 - 00:56:30)


Audio problem: When Batman and Catwoman meet at the sewers, the angles of her swap between frontal and side shots. During a side shot, she says the word "slate" but the audio is way out of sync with her lips.

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Continuity mistake: When Bruce Wayne and Lucius Fox are discussing the fusion reactor in Fox's office, Wayne's hand keeps switching from being on his cane, to being placed somewhere out of frame.


Other mistake: After Batman returns to his cave, Alfred shows him the recording of the surveillance camera. From the angle of the surveillance camera, you can see that Bane shoots an armed guard that stands inside the metal detector. Yet in the original scene at the stock exchange there is no audible alarm from the metal detector that should've been triggered by the armed guard. In both recordings you can see that the green light ("ready" & "no alarm") is on all the time. (00:42:10 - 00:56:30)


Continuity mistake: When the girl climbs out of the prison her head gear is not joined under her chin. In the next shot when she covers her head, the bottom is now joined together. (02:12:35)

Continuity mistake: When Batman pulls the bomb from the back of the crashed truck, Gordon and Catwoman get out of the way. Catwoman turns to her right and takes a few steps in that direction, in the next shot she is just stepping backward and has not turned at all.

Factual error: After Bane takes over Gotham, the Army goes to town to stop him. When the convoy is stopped on the bridge, one of the vehicles shown is an M109 Paladin self propelled howitzer, an artillery cannon. There is no reason the army should bring medium-heavy field artillery to a hostage situation, seeing as everything it can do would involve more collateral damage than could be outweighed by the benefits. Even disregarding this, there's no reason at all to bring it into Gotham across the bridge: An M109 has an effective range of more than 30 kilometres, and a battery of guns would easily have been able to cover all of Gotham city from the other side of the river. Plus a howitzer, or any artillery for that matter, parked on a suspension bridge is pretty much useless as their field of fire would be severely limited.

Other mistake: During the scene where Catwoman steals Bruce Wayne's Lamborghini Aventador, the traffic lights are red, however traffic proceeds through the light as if it were green, along with Catwoman.

Continuity mistake: The plane in the beginning has at least 4 rows of seats in the left and 5 rows in the right. In the final shot where Bane and the doctor "slip" out of the plane, the left has only 3 rows and the right one also seems to have no more than 3. Additionally, the last of both rows are level, although in the rest of the scene they are not. Furthermore, Bane and the doctor "start" amidst the seats, although in the last shot they start behind the last row of seats. And the aisle is pretty narrow in the last shot with not enough space to fit an additional seat, compared to the rest of the scene where the gap is wide enough to fit at least two seats. (00:04:10 - 00:06:20)


Continuity mistake: When Catwoman shoots one of the tumblers we see it get hit and explode from behind, then 2 shots later we see her pass from the front. Also after the tumbler gets blown up the next wide shot from above reveals the tumbler is still there.

Continuity mistake: In the aerial shot it shows police cars stopped in front of the moto, but in a shot from the front they've moved several metres further on.


Continuity mistake: As Batman begins to approach Bane during the final battle, be on the look out for a certain extra (a middle-aged man with a grey beard and brown vest). You'll see him fighting behind Batman...only to be seen fighting behind Bane in the very next shot.

Continuity mistake: When Blake is talking with the orphan on the bench, the fence behind them is totally still. In the next shot, the fence is suddenly vibrating.

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Continuity mistake: When Selina Kyle and Daggett fall onto the elevator, the shot cuts away before Kyle gets up. Yet in the following shot, she is fully up and standing within range of the cables. (00:52:25)


Revealing mistake: When Bane first breaks into the stock exchange, he forces one of the guards into shooting his gun. Two mistakes: there is no flash or muzzle flare, and the gun has an insane amount of recoil. It's not a cannon, it's a 9mm. It's also not the guard being startled by Bane: Bane is the one holding his arm.


Factual error: Los Angeles' US Bank Tower is visible in the background during the fight on the roof top.

Visible crew/equipment: When mercenaries arrive on the stadium stands, there is a visible vertical black edge of green-screen panel at the bottom right corner of the screen. (01:30:25 - 01:30:30)

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Continuity mistake: After Batman and Selina escape Bane's men on the roof-top, Batman flies with Selina in "the bat" and drops her off before returning to the batcave. When he arrives in the cave, he emerges from "the bat" without his mask on and examines the data he obtained from the stock exchange heist. At this point he should still have on the dark black eye makeup he typically wears under the mask, even without the mask on. We are to believe he returned to the cave directly after leaving Selina, and it would not make sense that in flying back home he removed his face paint. (00:55:45)

Continuity mistake: Towards the end while Bane is fighting Batman, he breaks a column, but in the next second it is intact again.


Continuity mistake: When Hines Ward scores the opening touchdown as the field collapses, he ends by the letters "ues" (end part of Rogues). We see the field collapse up to the lettering, including part of the "u." When the mercenaries storm the stadium, there's a wide shot of the end zone and more of the field is present by those letters. Plus, when Ward is in the end zone, the grass is green between the letters, but in wide shots, the grass in the end zones is painted yellow with black letters.


Continuity mistake: During Bane's first fight with Batman on the catwalk, when Batman catches Bane's left punch and then headbutts him, Batman's right hand is in the air and not holding the ledge. In the very next shot, Batman's right hand is now on the ledge. (01:12:10)


Continuity mistake: In Bane and Batman's second fight scene, before they walk up the steps, Bane side kicks Batman with his right leg. Immediately after that, in the next shot, the angle changes and he kicks Batman with his left leg, instead of his right. (02:14:50)


Other mistake: The cops charge Bane's army, who are armed with automatic weapons, and yet only a few of them fall as they run towards each other. The cops would have been mostly cut down before they got anywhere near Bane's troops.

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Continuity mistake: During the raid on the stock exchange, watch as Bane snaps the man's neck and slams his head on the table, you can see without placing his finger on the print scanner, but it appears there on the next shot.

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Alfred: You are as precious to me as you were to your own mother and father. I swore to them that I would protect you, and I haven't.



Comedic actor Thomas Lennon has a small role as the doctor Bruce sees for a check-up before he visits Gordon. Lennon previously played a similar role in director Christopher Nolan's "Memento" (as the doctor the character Sammy Jenkis visits). Lennon stated that Nolan specifically wanted him for the role of the doctor in this film, and has speculated that perhaps Nolan considers them to be the same character.