Richard Holmes

24th Apr 2005

The Rock (1996)

Continuity mistake: When Goodspeed is on the roof of the lighthouse with the last pearl configuration of poison gas, one of the 'pearls' drops off the bottom. As he chases it across the roof, from the front shot he has his right hand outstretched. As he dives to grab at it, the shot switches to the side and it is his left hand that grabs the 'pearl'. The shot then immediately switches to a close up of his face and you can again see his right arm outstretched. (01:54:30)

Richard Holmes

30th Sep 2004

Taking Lives (2004)

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Continuity mistake: When Angelina goes to the scene of the murder witnessed by Ethan, she is seen sitting on the footpath. At the start she has a pad on her left knee and a pen in her left hand. However as the scene progresses, it disappears and reappears several times. (00:23:35)

Richard Holmes

30th Sep 2004

Taking Lives (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Angelina is sitting on the footpath at the scene of the murder witnessed by Ethan, a little girl and her mother walk by. As Angelina spots the girl looking at the open folder with the pictures, she reaches with her right hand to close it. Immediately the shot switches to over her left shoulder and she is closing it with her left hand. When the shot switches back again, she is again closing it with her right hand. (00:23:50)

Richard Holmes

14th Sep 2004

Paycheck (2003)

Continuity mistake: When Jimmy visits Rachel in her apartment to tell her that Michael has left, in the shot from over his shoulder he places his right hand on her shoulder and then moves it down to the top of the arm and starts 'massaging it'. However when the shot shifts to in front of him his right hand is just sitting on her shoulder. It changes back again when the shot changes. (00:59:15)

Richard Holmes

14th Sep 2004

Paycheck (2003)

Continuity mistake: When Rachel takes the 'Photo Album' out of the bag and places on the bed, she places it between the bag and a white towel. However when the shot changes to show the bed again which Michael then sits on, the 'Photo Album' is sitting partially on the bag and the towel has moved. There is also other clothing on the bed that wasn't there previously. (01:15:50)

Richard Holmes

14th Sep 2004

Paycheck (2003)

Continuity mistake: When Michael is checking the stamps with the magnifying glass, the way he is holding the magnifying glass changes several times in the scene, from him holding the bottom edge to having his fingers around the edge of it. (01:19:20)

Richard Holmes

19th Jul 2004

Torque (2004)

Continuity mistake: When Henry confronts Ford and asks 'Where are my goddam bikes?', Ford is drinking a bottle of Bud and holding it in his left hand. However, when you get a closeup of Ford drinking from the bottle, he has it in his right hand. This occurs several times in the scene. (00:15:40)

Richard Holmes
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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie, when Ana is escaping from her husband, she crashes into the bath and in the process pulls down the shower curtain and rail. The shot from above shows the curtain rail landing on top of her, but when the shot immediately switches to show to show a close up of her sitting in the bath, the rail appears to be propped up just behind her right shoulder. (00:06:30)

Richard Holmes

Continuity mistake: During the rebels' first major attack on the fleeing party, there is a lull in the fighting where Lt. Waters runs to find out whether Lena Kendricks is okay. When he reaches her, he lifts her up and she places her right hand against her ear. However, during different shots in this scene as he is talking to her, her hand goes from being next to her ear to not being there, several times. (01:29:00)

Richard Holmes

Continuity mistake: When Erica and Harry take their first walk on the beach, Erica reaches down to pick up a white stone. When the shot changes and Erica stands up straight again having picked up the stone, all the sand in front of them is dry. However, in the shot just prior to her picking up the stone, the sand is actually wet from the seawater.

Richard Holmes

Continuity mistake: Although the 'line of sight' scene has been mentioned, in one particular shot from behind Jeff Goldblum, he has his right hand out with the piece of paper in it, but when the shot switches to in front, he has his hands on his hips. (00:45:10)

Richard Holmes

Continuity mistake: When David is saying goodbye to his wife and son as they leave for Spain, he is standing with his hands on the open taxi door. From the front, he has the left hand on top of the right, but when shown from behind, the right hand is next to the left. This is shown several times during the scene. (00:49:05)

Richard Holmes

Continuity mistake: In the scene where they are all gathered in the bar together Ben is telling the story about his uncle. Throughout the entire scene, Ben has nothing in his hands but as he comes to the end of the story there is a camera shot over his right shoulder showing him holding a cigarette. However, when the next shot moves to in front of him, the cigarette has gone again. (01:07:45)

Richard Holmes

Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie, when Lt A.K. Waters and Dr Lena Hendricks are in the helicopter awaiting take off, he is sitting on her left and rests his head on her left shoulder. However, in the next shot as the helicopter takes off, he is sitting on her right side. (01:47:30)

Richard Holmes

14th Jul 2003

Armageddon (1998)

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Continuity mistake: When Chick's son recognizes him on television, the camera shows a close up of his ex-wife with the phone in her right hand. However, the next shot shows her dropping the phone receiver from her left hand. (01:04:03)

Richard Holmes

14th Jul 2003

Armageddon (1998)

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Continuity mistake: When the crews climb onto the buses to travel out to the shuttles, none of them are wearing sunglasses. When they exit the bus those that are seen are wearing sunglasses. However, the following 'slow mo' shot of everyone shows they aren't again. (01:03:00)

Richard Holmes

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