Lord of War

Factual error: When Yuri is narrating about selling weapons for the US government (this was around the scene when he sells M-16's by the kilo), he mentions Lieutenant Colonel Southern. However, when you see the him, he has Colonel rank, which is a silver eagle. The Lieutenant Colonel rank is a silver leaf, not an eagle.

Character mistake: Nic Cage says "At 4 and a half months, the human fetus has a reptile's tail". This is totally incorrect. A human fetus has a tail-like structure between 4 and 7 weeks, not months, and it is little more than a mass of flesh which helps the muscular structure of the backbone develop before being absorbed for use in the formation of the legs and hips. (01:28:50)

Continuity mistake: When Ava is in Yuri's trailer discovering all the guns and things, Nicolai is shown behind the blue things hanging from the ceiling. It cuts to a close up of Ava, then it cuts back to where you can see where Nicolai was standing, but he is gone. It cuts back to Ava and then back again, and he is there.

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Trivia: When Director Andrew Niccol was out buying thousands of AK-47 for the movie, he found that the real stuff was less expensive and more readily available than fakes. After the movie he had to resell them, and found himself becoming an arms dealer.

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Trivia: While shooting the scenes on the Ukrainan military base, director Andrew Niccol had to inform NATO that he was shooting a movie, and that was what the line-up of tanks was for. Otherwise, NATO might have mistaken it as a mobilisation of a division.

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Yuri Orlov: I'm a one-man genocide.

Vitaly Orlov: Are you opening a gun shop?
Yuri Orlov: There are already more gun shops in America than McDonalds.

Yuri Orlov: I can eat in the restaurant for free and I don't eat there!

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