Speed

Revealing mistake: When the bus jumps the gap and comes into land, you can see there are no passengers, not even dummies.

Revealing mistake: In the elevator, Payne grabs Detective Temple by his nose holes, but it's very obvious that Payne is not grabbing his nose and Temple is pushing himself sideways and upwards with his left arm.

Sacha Premium member

Revealing mistake: When Howard shoots the subway driver near the end, we see the driver collapse and die. Where did the damage from the bullets go? There's not much in the way of bullet holes or broken glass. Certainly an automatic weapon would've produced some damage.

manthabeat Premium member

Revealing mistake: When Jack is under the bus attempting to dismantle the bomb, if you look closely, when the cable comes off the hook, you get a shot of Norwood and the Lieutenant standing on the edge of the van holding the cable - you can see that it's their stunt doubles standing there.

Revealing mistake: When Jack and Annie are about to slide out from under the bus, if you look closely when we see Annie hold on to Jack's back, you can see stunt wires visible attached to both characters. (01:29:55)

Revealing mistake: In the elevator scene, when Jack looks up standing on top of the elevator, you can obviously tell that he is in front of a rear projection. Notice the elevator ropes don't move one bit.

Trent's Mistakes

Revealing mistake: In the shot where Jack and Harry are descending a ladder to the stranded elevator, we get a good look at the elevator shaft and its surroundings. Upon closer inspection you'll notice how the lowermost section of the shaft is actually a mural - given away by the shadows cast upon it. (00:09:20)

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Revealing mistake: A large crowd of onlookers is visible on the highway overpass in the background as soon as Tuneman props himself up in the driver's seat after crashing into the water barrels. (00:40:10)

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Revealing mistake: When Jack is on the phone with Payne at LAX, a Suburban carrying Lieutenant McMahon and Norwood skids onscreen from between some orange cones. But tire tracks from earlier takes can be seen on the pavement. (01:10:00)

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Revealing mistake: When Payne opens the money bag to see a dye bomb explode, he is wearing a transparent protective face shield (partially visible). (01:42:35)

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Revealing mistake: At the off-ramp's red light Jack stomps on Annie's foot to keep the bus going, but she screams in pain before her foot actually gets crushed. (00:47:15)

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Revealing mistake: When Traven is walking back to his car before the first bus explodes, as the bus drives past him, you can see from the shadow it casts that the bus isn't driving straight on. It turns the corner behind his car. Obviously a prop bus is further down the street and that is the one that blows up in its place.

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Revealing mistake: The monitor Payne is using to the watch the inside of the bus is nowhere to be seen every time the inside of his hideout is shown. Only until it's revealed he had a camera hidden is the monitor shown.

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Revealing mistake: When Jack is fighting Howard on top of the train, for a second or two, you can see a blue screen behind Howard instead of the regular background. Someone forgot to add the chroma key background in post. (01:44:05)

Revealing mistake: When Ortiz first sees Jack stranded beneath the moving bus, he lifts his head to tell Annie. But the pavement, as seen through the bus floor's opening, is completely motionless. (01:17:25)

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Revealing mistake: The whole structure surrounding the elevator appears shiny and spotless, with the wires lacking a single spot of grease, revealing it's a set. (00:04:25)

Sacha Premium member

Continuity mistake: Early in the film, Jack shoots Harry through the left thigh (taking the hostage out of the equation). At the police awards ceremony, Harry is using a cane on his right side and his limp favors his right leg. After the ceremony, in the bar, when Harry gets drunk and starts to leave, he's using his cane on the left side and his limp favors his left leg.

Charles Austin Miller

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Swat Cop: Anything else that'll keep this elevator from falling?
Jack: Yeah. The basement.

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Trivia: In this movie the only reason why Howard Payne is trying to blow the elevator and the buses is because he wants money. He also gets very upset when the paint explodes in the bag. If you look on the back of bus 2525 there's a green sign that says "Money isn't everything (Yeah Right)".

ShooterMcGavin34

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Question: Why did Jack think the only option available with the gap in the freeway was to jump it? Wouldn't it have made more sense for him to at least try to ring Payne and explain what was happening? A simple "We've ran out of road, could you disable the bomb whilst we turn round" - Payne could still detonate it remotely so it's not like they could use that opportunity to unload the passengers.

Answer: I'm curious why you think Payne would do anything to make it easier for Jack? He's set a bomb with the express intention of killing people if his demands aren't met...why would he give Jack even the slightest chance of escaping that? And even if he was willing to, just because Payne can detonate the bomb remotely doesn't mean he can disarm it temporarily, then turn it back on.

Because the odds of the bus making that jump intact were incredibly small - if the bus blows up because of an infrastructure issue, Payne gets nothing.

If this plan fails, just like the elevator job, then they play a different game the next day so Payne would just look for another scheme to get his money.

ctown28 Premium member

Payne had no way of knowing what way the bus was going to go. How could he have prepared for the exact circumstances that led to needing to jump the gap.

Ssiscool Premium member

Answer: Payne is a raging psychopath. As long as he's alive, he can make more bombs.

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