No Way Out

No Way Out (1987)

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Corrected entry: At the party where Kevin Costner meets Sean Young and Gene Hackman for the first time, and during the other early scenes, he's wearing the medal and ribbon for the Navy Cross - but he doesn't win the medal until later in the movie when he rescues the lookout during the storm, and this is what gets Gene Hackman to remember him (when he sees the story in the newspaper). He's too young and doesn't have the right other ribbons to have won the medal in Vietnam or any other action.

Correction: The Navy Cross is not a medal earned for non-combat heroics. You must be engaged with an enemy force to receive it. What Costner did by saving the look-out during the storm was to "risk his life in an effort to save a life" - that would rate the "Navy and Marine Corps Medal". The Navy and Marine Corps Medal is the United States highest award given by the Naval Services for non-combat heroism.

Correction: The scene was shot in the same limousine they used for the exteriors. It's fitted with one way glass.

Corrected entry: When Kevin Costner leaves the function near the start of the movie with the female star they take a taxi. Costner sits to the left of the female. The camera switches to the driver - returns to the seat and Costner has "moved" places, before they have begun to "get acquainted".

Correction: After the shot faces the driver it then shows what the driver sees in the mirror, thus Kevin is on the opposite side of the girl as it is a mirror image. The camera then switches back to Kevin and the girl in the back seat and they are sitting the correct way, with Kevin on the left.

Corrected entry: At the end when the guy you thought was the landlord addresses Kevin Costner, they're supposedly speaking to each other in Russian. In reality, they're speaking Ukrainian - a similar, but different language.

Correction: "Russian" and "Soviet" was often used interchangeably during the 1980s when this film was made. Ukraine was part of the Soviet Union and there is no reason why there would not be Ukrainians working for the KGB.

Factual error: Kevin Costner gets on the Washington Metro in Georgetown. There is no metro stop in Georgetown. Also when the doors of the metro close, it's not the doors of the Washington Metro - it's a Baltimore Subway Station and Train.

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