Other mistake: The dead blonde whose "throat was slit" is shown up-close twice (once in real time and once in a crime photo) and her neck is unharmed, with blood only underneath her head.
8th May 2007
3rd May 2006
2nd May 2006
7th Nov 2005
7th Nov 2005
10th Oct 2005
2nd Jul 2005
Continuity mistake: When Ray and the kids are hiding out in the mom's basement, they take cover in a small utility room that goes pitch black when Ray shuts the door - even though there are windows above the girl's head that emit light before he shuts the door and after he opens it to leave. (00:40:35)
21st Apr 2005
Revealing mistake: Ryan Reynolds is wearing red-eye contacts. You can see the whites of his eyes around the red circle of the contacts in several scenes - most noticeably, right after the home movie he's watching down in the basement melts.
27th Dec 2004
Continuity mistake: When Raoul is tied to the gate, the ropes across his chest change frequently. Sometimes there are 3 running parallel to each other, from his shoulder to the waist. Other times there is a big knot in the top rope. Still others there appear to be 2 ropes across with a third running straight down his chest between them. (02:02:50)
16th Dec 2004
13th Dec 2004
26th Nov 2004
Factual error: As Ben is clinging to the staircase while it is falling apart, there is a close-up of a nail being pulled out of the wood. This nail is round-headed, rather than square as it would have been over 200 years ago. It's also shiny instead of rusty, which indicates that it's galvanized. Galvanization as an industrial, metal-preservation process was not patented until 1837, and was not used in building materials until well into the late-1800s. Since the film states the staircase was made by "the Founding Fathers, " and there was no galvanization of iron nails in any industrialized nation in 1780s-1830's, this is a huge anachronism.
22nd Nov 2004
22nd Nov 2004
Continuity mistake: As Ian watches our heroes leave Independence Hall the clock in the tower reads 3:27. That gave Ben only five minutes to climb down the tower, dig out the brick, meet up downstairs, unroll the Declaration and decipher it, realize they're being followed, plan their escape and leave. It took me longer to write all of that.
12th Nov 2004
Continuity mistake: There are 2 shots during the car chase that show the gun being held up above the passenger's shoulder level. In the event replay, we see Ethan seat belt Keifer's arm so it's cradling the gun pointed towards the driver's side. In this shot, the gun appears to be resting against his shoulder with just the barrel sticking out. (01:11:30 - 01:31:20)
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