Looper (2012)

32 mistakes - chronological order

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Continuity mistake: When Joe is in the diner for the first time in the movie, he is sitting in the corner of the booth. As the waitress says "How's the French?", Joe is now suddenly sitting in the middle of the seat. Then when the shot cuts back to Joe, he is back to being in the corner. (00:02:45)

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Continuity mistake: When the waitress Beatrix is pouring coffee into Joe's mug at the diner, an angle from far away shows Beatrix's right arm with the kettle in her hand pouring the coffee into Joe's mug and her left arm is by her side. In the next shot, as she goes to leave, her left arm is now suddenly placed on Joe's shoulder. (00:02:50)

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Continuity mistake: After Joe puts his gun in the basket at the start, he walks over to a slot to put the silver bars in. A CCTV camera is visible duct taped to the wall with a wire attached to the camera. The wire next to the camera goes on for a few inches before there is a bend in the wire going upwards. After Joe says "Two, Jedd" the shot cuts to a close-up of the CCTV camera, and the bit of wire before the bend is shorter than it was before. (00:03:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Joe exchanges the silver bars, his friend is shown entering in the background. The man places his hand in the right hand corner of the basket as he finishes placing the gun. A few seconds later, as Joe retracts his gun from the basket, the man's gun is now placed at the left hand corner. (00:03:25)

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Suggested correction: You never actually see the second gun being placed into the basket on the wall so it's easy to surmise that the second one was placed to the left of the first.

Visible crew/equipment: When Joe is driving in his car with his friends whilst on the drug, he ends up having to make a quick stop to prevent accidentally hitting a kid on the road. When he stops the car and just before the shot pans over to the kid, a stage light is visible reflected on the car. The only other lights in the area are two lights visible in the far background and there is no outdoor light that could have appeared to look like the light reflected on the car, except for the car's lights. However, the lights on the car are facing in front of the car, so the reflection was not that. (00:08:30)

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Continuity mistake: In the "loop closing" montage, after Joe is shown at the cafe speaking in French to the waitress, he is shown looking at his stopwatch and the time reads 2:29. The following shot shows a tied up man appearing from the future on the white sheet. Joe then shoots the man, but it is noticeable that the angle of the gun and the position of the wound after he is hit do not match up. The gun itself is aimed at the man's head, possibly higher, but the wound itself is shown in his chest. (00:09:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Kid Blue is holding his Gat gun on Joe he pulls back the hammer. In the second shot of Kid Blue, the hammer is back to its original unpulled position. Then, just before Abe swings open the door the hammer returns back to its correct pulled back position. Despite not being able to see the hammer from the angle on the gun we are given, the location of the hammer is given away by Kid Blues' thumb placement. (00:15:42)

Continuity mistake: When Suzie is looking at herself in the mirror having a cigarette, she has make-up on and some of it is wrongly smeared around her eye. When she is sitting on top of Joe a few moments later, the smeared make-up around her eye is gone and she is just wearing make-up. (00:22:40 - 00:23:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Joe pushes Kid Blue into his silver bar vault, Kid Blue attempts to climb out, but Joe closes the door and Kid Blue traps his fingers in the door. His fingers are at first, all stretched out, but by the next shot, his fingers are suddenly closer together. (00:28:40)

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Audio problem: When Joe and Old Joe are talking in the cafe, Old Joe asks Joe how is his French coming and Joe replies with "Good. You gonna tell me I ought to be learning Mandarin?" and Old Joe then says "I never regretted learning French." Old Joe's jaw is never shown moving along with the speech. (00:41:40)

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Audio problem: When Joe is telling Old Joe that he'll never meet his wife in the future to prevent her death, a shot from behind Joe is shown, where he says "she'll be safe", but his jaw is never shown moving along with the line. (00:48:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Joe is escaping the diner on Seth's bike, Kid Blue is shown running up to him. At this point, Kid Blue has a blue shirt on, then as he gets blasted back by the bike's engine and falls backwards, he suddenly has a purple shirt on. A few shots later, he is back to having the blue shirt on. (00:49:50)

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Continuity mistake: In the diner shootout scene, Joseph Gordon shoots at Bruce Willis, missing and smashing the window that's right next to the blue lighted sign on the wall. After more loopers arrive to kill Bruce Willis, the window is intact once more and Bruce shoots it out again so he can jump out of it. (00:51:20)

Continuity mistake: When Abe raises his hammer to break Kid Blue's hand, Kid's hand is shown making a clenched fist. But when the hammer hits Kid, his hand is perfectly flat on the table. (00:54:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Sara goes to shoot the rock salt at Joe, she cocks the gun and raises it to a 90 degree angle. In the next shot, as she fires, the gun is suddenly lowered slightly. (01:01:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Sara and Cid are practicing maths on the multiplication grid, Sara asks what is 8 X 7 and Cid puts a 56 on the board. The 56 is located one next to the end grid in the first shot, but by the next shot, the 56 is suddenly located at the corner of the grid. (01:12:10)

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Continuity mistake: As Sara and Cid practice maths, Cid places a 21 on the 3 x 7 grid. The shot after he says "He's keeping us safe", the 21 has vanished. A couple of shots later, as Cid goes to set the 32 down, it has reappeared. (01:12:25)

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Continuity mistake: When Joseph Gordon-Levitt is shot by Emily Blunt with rock salt, he is hit in the right shoulder. In the next scene he is having his left shoulder treated. The porch swing and chair are now on opposite sides from other scenes too - the whole shot is flipped.

Continuity mistake: When Joe and Cid are sitting at the table working on the signal frogs, Cid's front tooth is missing. In every scene Cid is in after that, his tooth is not missing.


Continuity mistake: When old Joe is in the night club killing everybody, his face is covered in blood, but spotless when seen through the CCTV.

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Seth: Ask yourself: who would I sacrifice for what's MINE?

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Trivia: Emily Blunt signed on to the film after reading the first half of the script. She hadn't even gotten to the scene where her character was introduced.

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Question: If people can be sent back to a precise time and location, why not send them to ground zero of Hiroshima or Pompeii or 20,000 feet in the air over the middle of the Pacific?

Answer: The current method works better because an assassin being present confirms the kill and the disposal of the body. If you sent someone back to Hiroshima or some other place you could never be sure the body wouldn't be found.


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