The Machinist

Factual error: When Trevor is struck by the VW Beetle, not only is he not thrown forward along the Beetle's path, he actually lands well behind the point of impact - more than half the length of the parked van. He doesn't bounce off another object that changes his direction. He's just thrown up, then falls rearward above the car.



Revealing mistake: After Trevor is hit by the VW Bug, the arm he lands on disappears partially into the street, making the CGI obvious.

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Trivia: When Trevor is following Ivan through the tunnel, he reads the number plate out as 743 CRN on the red Firebird. When the shot changes to Trevor's pickup, the number plate reads NRC 347. Could this be a clue to a mirror image twist?

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Trivia: Christian Bale dropped approximately 60 pounds for the role, going from 180 to 120, by eating a diet of one can of tuna and an apple a day for months. This is the most weight ever lost by an actor for a film role.

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Trivia: Peppered throughout this film, especially in the suspense scenes, is Bernard Hermann's music for the film "Psycho."

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Marie: Trevor, is someone chasing you?
Trevor Reznik: Not yet. But they will when they find out who I am.

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Stevie: Are you okay?
Trevor Reznik: Don't I look okay?
Stevie: If you were any thinner, you wouldn't exist.

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DMV Clerk: I'm sorry, sir, but we don't provide motorist information to the general public.
Trevor Reznik: I'm not just a member of the general public. This guy's a friend of mine.
DMV Clerk: But you don't know your friend's address?
Trevor Reznik: We just met. I don't know him that well.
DMV Clerk: Sir, this is the DMV, not a dating service.

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