Continuity mistake: Kimble dyes his hair very dark to escape detection and dyed hair fades over time. For the rest of the movie his hair noticeably goes from darker shades to lighter shades and back again showing that the scenes were shot non-sequentially on different days with a fair amount of time in between.
Continuity mistake: When D-Fens attacks the Oriental shopkeeper he puts his foot on the shopkeeper's neck and his socks are clearly visible as white. However, a few minutes later when he removes his shoe to examine a hole in it on the hill, before being confronted by the two homeboys - his socks have somehow changed to black. (00:10:20 - 00:18:15)
Continuity mistake: When Smith and Connor arrive at the Nakamoto tower and are exiting the elevator on the 46 th floor, you can see in several shots that Smith's suit is wet on the shoulders. However as he was going up the elevator the suit wasn't wet at all and even during the whole scene in the 46th floor, the suit changes from wet to dry as angles change.
Continuity mistake: As Van Damme's character kicks the guy through the window in the first fight scene, we see the view through window the moment before he goes through it; there is nobody behind him in the street. Then as he goes through the window, we see a shot from inside the diner and there is a guy standing in the street holding a stick.Scrappy
Continuity mistake: When Tom Cruise first encounters Gene Hackman, Gene is nonchalantly leaning in a doorway with both hands in his pockets. In the next shot, Gene is holding a briefcase that wasn't there before. It's a good thing the briefcase arrived, since Gene makes mention of it immediately after. (00:17:00)
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Maggie goes to the restaurant with Bob, he offers her the case where the weapon is. Bob says, 'It's loaded'. Close inspection shows the clip chamber is empty (not loaded), and a cartridge clip is positioned beside the weapon in its tailored slot in the custom case. Maggie closes the case and says, 'I don't understand.' After Bob explains what she is to do, then leaves, Maggie opens the case again and suddenly there's a clip in the weapon (loaded) and another one beside it. The weapon was not loaded when she looked the first time.
Continuity mistake: In the second to last scene of the film, Michael Williams jumps onto a very long train pulled by southern Pacific Railway locomotives. In the last scene a pan shows a train rolling into the distance some hours later (the sun has come up) and the train is now very short and pulled by a Montana Rail-link locomotive. Either the train has seriously changed since we last saw our hero, or the director just took a pan of any old train in a setting he liked.