Corrected entry: When Peter goes to Joanna's restaurant to ask her out, her long hair is down. Some is pulled back, but there is still a lot of her hair hanging down in front of her. This mistake keeps getting removed (not corrected) from the site, but most restaurants do require waitresses to tie all of their hair back. Many don't allow waitresses to have any of their hair touching the collar of their shirt.
Corrected entry: The "Salami Slicing" technique Michael Bolton has created with his virus will never work on modern banks. currency banking transactions are only conducted using integer-only functions. So there are no roundings that they can take away and put in a different account. Also, if the transactions would round the "fractions of a cent" off they would actually be creating money instead of stealing it, since the "fractions of a cent" normally disappear.
Corrected entry: Michael says he was "about 12 years old" when his namesake started winning Grammys. In fact Michael Bolton the singer won his first Grammy in 1990, which would make Michael Bolton the software engineer aged 21 in 1999. But he must be older than this because he's worked at Initech for five years, according to Peter.
Corrected entry: Its next to impossible for a new-style building like Innatech to burn to the ground. Fire codes are now put in place such as firewalls and sprinkler systems in all buildings where many people work because of catastrophes in the past. This makes it impossible for one man to burn it as completely as Milton did.
Corrected entry: Just because the Initech building burnt down, Peter, Michael and Samir think that they are in the clear. Surely they would know, a big company like Initech, would have an off site mainframe or backup facility in case of situations like this. Anyone in the I.T industry would know this.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Michael is downloading the virus into the computer there's a shot of the mouse from below, the desktop is clear. When the shot changes, the desk is solid.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Peter and the boys go for the coffee break, you will notice that all Samir does is add sugar to his coffee. Throughout the scene, he does not drink it, he only adds sugar.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Peter, Zamir and Michael are at Chotchkie's having coffee, Michael continually pours sugar into his coffee. When they show Michael from the front at Peter is talking to him, he puts down a package of sugar, but the next shot shows him from behind and he is again holding the same pack of sugar that he has already emptied and put down.
Corrected entry: Drew tells Peter the story of Tom Smykowski's attempted suicide, change of heart and subsequent car accident. But how could Drew know that? Tom tried to kill himself with carbon monoxide, changed his mind when his wife got home, and then got hit by the drunk driver. It's very unlikely absurd, really to think that he would then tell the whole story to ANYBODY, let alone Drew
Corrected entry: In the beginning of the movie, when we see Peter talking to Lumburgh, he has a clip on his computer monitor which has some writing on it (I believe it actually reads "Initech"). Later in the movie, when he's trying to shut off his computer and get away from Lumburgh, the clip has no writing on it.
Corrected entry: In the scene toward the beginning of the movie, Peter comes home from work and is sitting on the sofa, talking to Lawrence, who is standing. Watch Lawrence's beer closely. It moves from the right hand to the left hand over and over again in this scene. In fact, in one shot, he switches from the right hand to the left hand and a second later, it is back in his right hand.
Corrected entry: When Peter and the guys are walking back from the restaurant, we see he has his ID card on the left side of his pants (our right). When he gets back and is talking to the guys and Tom, we see his ID card is now on his right side of his pants.
Corrected entry: When Peter and Michael are in Peter's house talking about how Michael is about to get fired, Michael is sitting on the couch holding a beer with two red X's on it. All through the scene the X's keep changing location on the bottle, from facing Peter to facing Michael.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Peter goes to the ATM to check the balance, he inserts his ATM card and gets the print out of his balance. When he grabs the receipt, he turns to leave (before he notices that there is too much money in the account) without getting his ATM card back. (01:05:55)