Rich Janis

14th Oct 2019

The Recruit (2003)

James Clayton: Iwo Jima Memorial. This where you tell me about duty and sacrifice?
Walter Burke: No, this is where I have my breakfast burrito.
(00:56:20)

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Robert Clayton Dean: What the hell is happening?
Edward Lyle: I blew up the building!
Robert Clayton Dean: Why?
Edward Lyle: Because you made a phone call!
(01:34:13)

Rich Janis

9th Oct 2019

The Recruit (2003)

Character mistake: Before using the handgun, Clayton saw that it had bullets in the magazine. Later, his bullets caused sparks and ricochet sounds from hitting concrete and steel when fighting Zack. After Layla accused him of being a double agent, Clayton challenged Burke to explain what's going on, and deflected most of Burke's lies but then seemed most confused - despite his knowledge to the contrary - by Burke's claim that Zack is alive because Clayton's gun was shooting blanks. (01:37:10 - 01:38:35)

Rich Janis

9th Oct 2019

The Recruit (2003)

Other mistake: When Clayton shoots Zack, both the position of the gun and the location of the blood on Zack's jacket are about mid-torso on the left side. Yet not only is Zack shown to die in only 15 seconds, but Clayton does nothing to check pulse, breathing, pupils, or even the wound, which is inconsistent for this trained agent who didn't want to kill his friend; instead, he retrieves a paper from Zack's pocket and flees. (01:25:46 - 01:26:27)

Rich Janis

9th Oct 2019

The Recruit (2003)

Other mistake: Burke told Clayton that Langley's computers don't have printers. However, while Layla sits in Sharon's cubicle, just after Clayton walks by we see a printer behind Sharon on her desk. (01:09:13)

Rich Janis

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