Factual error: There is no way Utah could have gotten information about Tyler's parents' death, let alone the city and year, from the computer he was using at the FBI office. He would have had to run a separate search for that information using other sources. That type of personal information is not contained in any crime information database.Macalou
Factual error: Australian police are never equipped like they are at the end of this movie. The 1st Police on the scene would be Constables, Senior Constables, Sergeants, & Senior Sergeants, & possibly plain-clothes Detectives from the Victorian Police Force. They'd be wearing their regulation uniform & carrying a regulation revolver & hand cuffs. The AFP *may* be liaising, but they're Detectives, too. No high-power weapons; no helicopters.
Revealing mistake: During the night surfing scene notice that the sun is evident in the background (look closely it does not appear long). There are also shots where you can see clouds and faint blue sky. Moments later you see Keanu and Lori sitting in the water with completely different lighting which was actually taken at night and further distinguishes that the surfing shots were not actually done at night time. I heard the scene was shot during the day with a filter so it looked like it was shot at night.
Trivia: Johnny is reporting to Angelo on Bhodi's movements that day. He comments on how he goes and eats lunch at "Patrick's Roadhouse." There is an actual bar and grill on the Pacific Coast Highway right out of Los Angeles called 'Patrick's Roadhouse', but Patrick Swayze also starred in "Roadhouse" a few years earlier, so this seems like a deliberate nod.
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