throcko

6th Apr 2020

Vantage Point (2008)

Character mistake: When Barnes is trying to describe what he saw, he awkwardly describes "something like a flash of light." A Secret Service agent would know that he had seen the muzzle flash from the gunshots. (00:17:40)

throcko

5th Apr 2020

Vantage Point (2008)

Character mistake: After Barnes rescues the President, he radios in his location as "seven blocks east of the plaza." This is meaningless on the limited-access highway where they are located. Barnes has an excellent grasp of the local geography and would give their precise location with specific landmarks. (01:21:20)

throcko

11th Mar 2020

Her (2013)

Question: Where does Samantha go? She tells Theodore to find her if he ever makes it there. What does she mean?

throcko

14th Sep 2017

Rob the Mob (2014)

Factual error: In the closing scene, Tommy and Rosie are in the car on Queens Plaza South and Vernon Blvd, next to the Queensboro Bridge. As the camera pans out, a bike lane configuration on Vernon Blvd can be seen that existed only between 2011 and 2013. (01:38:40)

throcko

14th Sep 2017

Rob the Mob (2014)

Factual error: When Rosie calls Big Al's number, she gives his address as 41 Ocean Avenue in Howard Beach, Queens. Ocean Avenue runs from Prospect Park to Sheepshead Bay, entirely in Brooklyn, and does not enter Howard Beach. (01:05:00)

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Factual error: Throughout the "Manhattan" race scenes, it is obvious that the location is nowhere near New York. The wide two-way streets, west coast-style traffic signals, street furniture, and architecture look nothing like Manhattan.

throcko

14th Sep 2017

Rob the Mob (2014)

Question: How does the FBI get The List? It's unlikely that Tommy and Rosie gave it to them, so where did they get it?

throcko

5th Mar 2015

Taking Lives (2004)

Plot hole: Most of the story depends on Costa coming forward as a witness; however, he would have had no reason to do this. It would only make his goal of assuming others' identities more difficult.

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Audio problem: When Merritt is arguing with her professor, she says, "We're supposed to be intelligent" but her lips are actually saying "Don't be afraid; my opinion is yes." This is the exact same shot used a moment later when she actually says this line. (00:07:10)

throcko

25th Mar 2011

The Rocker (2008)

Revealing mistake: When Fish goes flying off the van, the mat on which he lands is visible. (In subsequent shots, it is gone.). (00:06:55)

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Factual error: When Caroline is opening the envelope from Dr. Henry, she removes a wad of cash. They are modern bills; the large corner numbers weren't introduced until the late 1990s. (00:32:30)

throcko

10th Mar 2011

Righteous Kill (2008)

Factual error: Spider's club is shown on 125th Street in Harlem, but whenever the officers radio in the location, they say 184th & St. Nicholas, which is in Washington Heights over 3 miles north.

throcko

17th Feb 2011

Deception (2008)

Factual error: When McQuarry first sees "S" on the subway platform, the train that pulls in is supposed to be a 6 but is obviously the 42nd Street shuttle. The window rollsigns list Times Square and Grand Central as the termini, but the 6 does not terminate at Grand Central and doesn't even serve Times Square. (Also, the station where they get on is recognizable as the Times Square shuttle platform, and "S" gets off at the Grand Central shuttle platform, neither of which is served by the 6 train.). (00:05:55)

throcko

29th Jan 2011

Deception (2008)

Character mistake: McQuarry enters the subway at the 103rd Street station on the 1. He is transferring to the 2/3 at Chambers Street when Bose approaches him. However, it makes no sense to transfer here. As someone who knows New York, McQuarry would transfer to the 2/3 at 96th Street to benefit from the express ride to Chambers. (01:03:05)

throcko

15th Jan 2011

Salt (2010)

Trivia: In the scene where Salt jumps off the subway, the dark and heavily guarded station is supposed to be the 51st Street Station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line in Manhattan, the nearest station to St. Bartholomew's Church. However, it is recognizable as an IND Station by the thick tiled columns, indented green-striped walls, and the wider train, and is in fact the Hoyt-Schermerhorn Station in Brooklyn, with its signs covered by the number "51". (00:46:40)

throcko

3rd Jan 2011

State of Play (2009)

Factual error: When Robert Bingham is shooting at Cal, an MPD (Washington, DC) squad car shows up. However, the scene is set in Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia, outside of MPD's jurisdiction. Arlington County Police would have responded instead. (01:13:05)

throcko

3rd Jan 2011

State of Play (2009)

Factual error: The building where Della goes to find the pizza boy is not a hospital. It is the HUD building, which contains only government offices - no one could be hospitalized there. (00:41:50)

throcko

1st Jan 2011

In Bruges (2008)

Factual error: Harry is supposed to have loaded his gun with expanding bullets before shooting Ray. Then the bullets are supposed to have gone through Ray, causing minimal damage, before blowing Jimmy the dwarf's head off. In reality, the bullets would have expanded upon impact with Ray, tearing up his torso and certainly killing him after the number of shots that he took. If any bullet fragments were to escape and hit Jimmy, they would not have caused the kind of damage depicted.

throcko

11th Aug 2010

Shoot 'Em Up (2007)

Factual error: In the final standoff, Smith shoots Hertz by holding cartridges between his fingers in the fire. This is not remotely believable. The casings, weighing much less than the bullets, would have been blasted off while the bullets themselves would have gone nowhere. (01:15:15)

throcko

17th Feb 2010

The Lookout (2005)

Factual error: In the movie, highway signs for Route 24 show the number inside a sunflower, which designates it as a Kansas state route. But in fact, the Route 24 that passes through the Kansas City Metro area, where the film takes place, is a U.S. route and would show the number inside a shield.

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