Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Corrected entry: At the end of the film Natasha is wearing a blue dress before her and Fury get in the helicopter. Right before saving Falcon, she is seen in the same helicopter wearing her black widow costume instead.


Correction: An undetermined amount of time passes and Fury is the one flying the helicopter. She could have easily changed in the mean time.


Corrected entry: After their first encounter with the Winter Soldier, Captain America and the rest of his group are taken prisoner and placed in the back of an armoured truck. With the help of Maria Hill they escape through the floor, but they are in a convoy of 4 trucks and they are in number 2, so the other following trucks would have seen them escaping.

Correction: Since they escaped through the floor, and given how low the trucks were, they wouldn't have been seen by the people behind them, especially if they were close behind. And the windows were dark enough tint that they couldn't have seen inside from the other truck either.


Corrected entry: When Steve throws the knife at one of the terrorists, the terrorist's fingers are shown to be slightly bent. Next shot, his fingers are suddenly straighter. (00:06:10)

Casual Person

Correction: In the next shot you can see his fingers are still slightly bent. It isn't until he starts to pull his hand down that the start to straighten.


Corrected entry: Captain America's shield is made from vibranium. When the Winter Soldier shot a grenade at it the shield would have absorbed the shockwave from the blast. Therefore Captain America wouldn't have gone flying off the bridge like he did.

Correction: The vibranium shield absorbs vibrations. A shock wave, however, is simply a mass of air moved by the explosion. It would push him.

Greg Dwyer

Corrected entry: The room where Cap and Widow are talking to Zola is several floors below ground, yet when Cap pushes the debris off them after the missile attack, they're outside on ground level again - he looks across the road to see cars approaching. (00:58:40 - 01:04:25)

Correction: Two things wrong, they aren't at ground level and there's no "looking across a road" and certainly no cars. When Captain America gets up, he climbs up some debris, and he's still well below the agents who would be at ground level. The lights he sees are Shield planes in the sky flying above him.


Corrected entry: When Bucky tries to kill Fury on the street, the sun changes between shots.


Correction: This is just wrong. The sun doesn't change position, which is obvious by looking at the shadows objects cast and the shadows don't change directions in any shot. Of course, many of the shots we are shown are looking out a tinted window, smoke filled, or between buildings where the building shadow covers the street, which affect the amount of sunlight we see where other shots have more direct sunlight.


Corrected entry: When Steve and Natasha get to the military camp it's still daylight, but when they get inside suddenly it's night time.


Correction: When they're inside the base, it's hardly "night time", although it is darker, it's meant to show passage of time. We don't know how much time they spent at the gate or in the base trying to find where the signal came from. In fact, the next scene after being at the gate in daylight is Natasha saying it's a dead end, implying they've been searching the base.


Corrected entry: In the opening shot, where Sam is shown jogging and Steve overtakes him, visible in the background is the Washington Monument. A couple of scenes later, after the scene on the boat, a shot is shown showing The Triskelion for the first time. Just as this shot begins, we can see The Washington Monument in the far background and The Triskelion and Washington Monument are both facing each other in a direction that is around a 12 o'clock direction. If the two buildings were facing each other that way, then The Triskelion should have been visible in the background of the opening shot. (00:00:40 - 00:13:00)

Correction: The Triskelion is located west of the Washington Monument and across the Potomac. However, the opening scenes show the monument in an eastern direction where the building would be behind the camera, or at least to the west and off screen.


Corrected entry: When in the bunker Natasha says all this computer stuff is from the seventies, yet there is a brand new up to date interface attached to it for them to insert the memory stick. When they entered the bunker no one had been there for years, as we saw by the amount of dust and cobwebs covering the secret entrance.

Correction: SPOILER ALERT: When Zola is talking to Captain America, he says he wrote an algorithm for Project Insight. HYDRA used Zola's algorithm and they would have been the one to bring and use the interface to load the data to the memory stick. They simply had no need to clean the place (even when Capt and Natasha enter, there's still plenty of dust and cobwebs).


Corrected entry: During the hostage siege, French terrorist Batroc, played by French-speaking Quebec-er Georges St-Pierre, shouts the command: "Partez les machines!" (Start the engines!) It might be possible this is a normal phrase in the French-Canadian language. But no French-speaking person from France (or any other part of French speaking Europe) would use the verb "partir" in this context. There are several words in French that could be used for "Start", "Demarrez les machines!" being the most obvious one. The translation for the initial command would come down to: "Make the engines go away!"

New Hex

Correction: Batroc is not French, he is Algerian (a point made clear in the film when a character claims he is French). French is not the first language of Algeria so you cannot expect him to speak it perfectly. As you said, the actor speaks French as his first language and it may be a common way of phrasing the term in other dialects.

Corrected entry: When Captain America and the Black Widow are in the Quin-jet on their way to rescue the hostages from the ship, Cap speaks into his wrist microphone to say "Secure Channel 7" to ensure that Black Widow's earpiece is working. She replies "Channel 7 secure", but you see that Captain America doesn't put his earpiece in his ear until after Black Widow replies. Cap has no way of knowing if his earpiece works at that point.

Correction: Actually the reason he says "secure channel 7" is just to ask Black Widow to secure channel 7 for them to make sure the hijackers can't hear them. She replies that channel 7 has been secured. Its got nothing to do with checking the earpieces.


Corrected entry: Zola states that the Black Widow was born in 1984. She mentions in another scene that she used to work for the KGB...the KGB was dissolved in she was already a spy at 7?

Correction: Yes she was. She tells Bruce Banner as much in "The Avengers."

Phaneron Premium member

Corrected entry: After Black Widow hacked the security database at the end of the movie and uploaded everyone's identity for the world to see, Redford then chose to use his phone to zap almost everyone dead in the room using the electric charge that looked like electrical device cards in their shirt pockets. Robert said he previously put the devices on the outfits. Since Nick and Black Widow were the only survivors of the zapping, that stopped Nick Fury and Black Widow from forcing Redford to surrender. Robert Redford could have used that strategy while Black Widow was overtaking the database even before Nick Fury arrived.

Correction: Because Pierce genuinely does not want to kill any more loyal agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. than he has to. He is hoping to convince them to join HYDRA. He uses the 'taser badges' only when it looks like he's going to be defeated.

Grumpy Scot

Corrected entry: In the scene where the Winter Soldier pulls Cap from the water, the undamaged SHIELD HQ building can be seen in the background, despite it just having had a Helicarrier crash into it.


Correction: The building is called the Triskelion, after its shape of three branches or arms extending out from the center. The helicarrier crashed through just one of those arms, and only two arms are visible in this shot. The building is not undamaged, we simply can't see the damage from this angle.

Phixius Premium member

Corrected entry: Early in the film Captain America pins a guard reaching for an alarm using a throwing knife through his hand. He then knocks the guard unconscious who then drops to the ground, even though his hand was never unpinned from the wall.


Correction: His hand was not pinned to the wall, it was just stabbed. He held his hand where it was because he was frozen from the shock of pain. Even if his hand HAD been pinned to the wall, Cap's parting shot would have delivered enough force to the thug's body to dislodge the knife.

Phixius Premium member

Revealing mistake: When Cap is driving the blue Chevrolet Silverado with Black Widow, the gear shift is in the up locked position, not lower on the column, indicating the truck was towed in the scene. (00:54:45)

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Trivia: SPOILER: At the end on Nick Fury's gravestone, under his name is the passage from Ezekiel 25:17: "The path of the righteous man is beset..." This was the start of a big monologue made famous by Samuel L Jackson in Pulp Fiction. (01:59:25)

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