Other mistake: Towards the end when Dennis Hopper is on the subway train with Sandra Bullock, he has a gun in one hand and the detonator in the other. However, when the camera cuts to a close-up of him handcuffing Sandra to the pole, both hands are empty. If he took his hand off the detonator, the explosives attached to Sandra should've exploded, but they didn't. In the next shot, both items are back in his hand. (01:39:50)
Other mistake: The first plane to explode has a very neat symmetrical blast originating from underneath the plane - which is in fact wrong given that only one charge was placed on the side of the plane. The plane would be badly damaged and probably jack knife through the side of the hangar instead.
Other mistake: I know most goons in movies are bad shots, but this is stupid. There are at least 20 Bison Troops in the room. There is one Guile. The guards have machine guns, while Guile has a handgun, with only 1 or 2 clips. Yet these troopers all miss him, even the ones on higher levels of the base, which give them a far better view of Guile.
Other mistake: When the man is in front of the Senate committee asking for appropriations for the Time Enforcement Commission, he states that you can not go into the future as it has not happened yet. During the scene with Atwood scanning the USA Today, the date on the paper is October 30, 2004. So, one could assume that this is the current date. Later on in the movie, there is a news report on the television with the woman stating that McComb's campaign might be denied federal campaign matching funds, and that McComb might have to withdraw from the race. Now, being that the election is only three days away on November 2, 2004, it would be a little too late to withdraw from the race, not to mention the lateness in the determination if he is eligible for federal campaign matching funds.
Other mistake: This happens after the scene when Gary Busey and the woman he is helping have a chat on his boat. They walk out on the boardwalk and Gary Busey tries a flamboyant maneuver where he jumps over the railing. If you slow-mo the film or go scene-by-scene you'll find that right after he lands and before the scene cuts Gary Busey yells out in pain. Looking further into the picture, you'll see Gary Busey's legs are almost horizontal before he lands, making for a very painful impact.
Other mistake: Taft secures one end of a cable to a crane then lassos the other end to Jennings' feet. Then Jennings is hanging straight down over the oil. This shouldn't be possible because the cable would still be wrapped around the side of the railing that Taft was standing beside and the same railing that Jennings was pushed under.