Continuity mistake: Liz Hurley shoots one of the FBI agents seated next to Rane, in the background the other agent can be seen with make-up on waiting to be shot next.
Continuity mistake: A sexy blond woman wearing a short hot-pink top, dark jacket and miniskirt exits the plane with the first 100 hostages. She leaves again later with the rest of the passengers and is seen leaving the plane again at the end when the members of the press surround the plane to question the agent.
Continuity mistake: You can tell what order the scenes were shot in simply from the condition of Wesley Snipes' face. The actor obviously had a horrible skin problem throughout the film production - his face is riddled with acne and boils. When watching the film, keep particular attention to the right side of Snipes' face (in fact, many scenes are shot in order to avoid his right profile) for huge boil on his cheek - it keeps appearing and disappearing throughout the movie. Furthermore, you can even tell what scenes had to be reshot because the unsightly blemish appears and disappears even within the same scene.
Continuity mistake: The captain gets shot. The copilot is still in the right seat when requesting emergency landing (first landing). In the landing, someone's hand from the left (captain's) seat is moving the throttle controls yet the copilot's leg is visible (and moving) in the right seat. The copilot stays in the right seat when the plane departs again. (00:42:20)
Continuity mistake: One scene takes place supposedly at a county fair in Louisiana. Louisiana doesn't have counties, they have parishes.
Continuity mistake: When the plane was getting ready to land at the small airfield, it passes over a small fair. When u see the police look up at the plane, its passing over a 2 wheel Ferris wheel while its moving. In the very next scene, the Ferris wheel is sitting still. It couldn't possibly stop that fast.
Continuity mistake: When Cutter fights the hijacker near the bathroom door and puts a gun to his head, there is a shot of Rane and Liz Hurley arriving on the scene and behind them is the hijacker who wears glasses. But this hijacker does not appear in the following sequence, even though he was right there a second earlier.
Continuity mistake: When Cutter is in the bathroom with the phone, he opens the door slightly to check the situation. When he closes the door, the nearest terrorist standing about 10-15 metres away, hears the door shut and begins to approach the bathroom to investigate. Cutter opens the door again some 20 seconds later and the terrorist is still approaching. It should not have taken the terrorist this long to walk such a short distance.