25th Hour

25th Hour (2002)

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Corrected entry: In the scene when Nikolai slides a magazine into the handgun, racks the slide, and points it at Edward Norton. The gun sounds and appears as though the slide has fully cycled, and that a bullet has been put into the chamber; yet the slide lock has been activated by the gun in the next shot. This indicates that the there is no ammunition in the gun. No shots were fired, Norton freaks out when the gun is pointed at him, and Nikolai is giving a speech about being man enough to actually know how to use a gun...? (01:39:50)

Correction: The slide isn't locked back, the gun actually jams. As Nikolai stops pointing the gun at Edward Norton and says "I believe you Monty," you can see that the round did not correctly enter the chamber and is jamming the slide back.

Corrected entry: Monty, a drug dealer, once convicted would not have been given the opportunity to go home.

Correction: Monty was a first time offender. He is also a nice looking white boy whose respectable father has put his bar as collateral in case Monty should run. It is not out of the question that a judge would allow Monty to go free until his due date to report to jail under these circumstances. Celebrities get to go free before reporting to jail all the time.

Correction: Ed Norton's fat Russian friend in 25th Hour is played by former NFL player- turned-actor Tony Siragusa. The Irish boxer in Death To Smoochy, named Spinner Dunn, is played by actor Michael Rispoli.

Corrected entry: When the police rings Monty's doorbell he and Naturelle are sitting in the bathtub. Naturelle puts on a bathrobe to open the door, and a few seconds later Monty appears all dry and almost completely dressed. (00:27:05)


Correction: This is confusing, but not a mistake. Monty and Naturelle are in the bathtub and the doorbell rings - this is Monty's last day before going away - then there is a flashback to the day the DEA searched the house. Naturelle was in a bathrobe and answered the door. Monty wasn't in the bathtub at the time - he was dry and dressed. The DEA found the cash and drugs in the couch. All of this happens weeks or months before when they are in the tub together.

Corrected entry: This may be an intended artistic feature as it happens quite often but it looks weird most of the times: many of Monty's actions are repeated in successive shots, like when he loads the dog in the trunk, when he closes the trunk, when he gives Jacob a hug in the classroom, when he hugs the doorman at the club, or when he and Naturelle hug each other after he has been beaten up. (00:02:45 - 01:47:55)


Correction: You just corrected your own mistake. These shots could well have been intended as artistic features. Just becuase it looks weird, it shouldn't be classified as a mistake, even a deliberate one.

Jane Doe

Corrected entry: Towards the end of the film, Monty's father comes to pick him up. He is let into the flat by Monty's girlfriend Naturelle. Naturelle is wearing a hooded sweatshirt from her old school - Coventry - which features fairly heavily in the plot. As she turns towards the camera, it is clear that the logo on the sweatshirt is mispelt - COVETNRY.

Correction: It's not misspelt: The folds in the sweatshirt make the letters look a little distorted.


Corrected entry: At the end of the movie when Edward Norton and his father are in the car, you see Edward's face all bruised up from the beating, but no bandages. Then after a couple of minutes, you see his face again and he has a couple small bandaids on the cuts, then in the last scene they're gone again.

Correction: In this scene Norton is picturing in his dreams what his father is saying to him so the scene with bandages on is actually only his imagination. When he finishes dreaming about his life, his face is again shown without bandages. It might not be clear in the movie but the distinction between dreaming and the reality is made in the book.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Monty's two best friends are discussing the bachelor percentiles, the stock broker explains why the teacher has a low percentage and says 'for one: money; you have none.' A few minutes later, he says 'You're a rich Jewish kid who's ashamed of his wealth.' Doesn't make much sense.

Correction: The broker says he is from a rich jewish family, not that he is rich. He mentions a big trust fund and says that it does not count because he is still dependant on his parents and they can change their mind at any time.

Factual error: Otisville Prison was not in the direction Monty's father was driving. He said he would take the Henry Hudson Parkway north and later continue on the Taconic Parkway. The Taconic runs due north toward Massachusetts on the east side of the Hudson River. Otisville is 30 miles west of the Hudson.


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Question: Wasn't the plan that Monty's father thought about actually bad, at the end? I mean, even if Monty started a new life far from New York and his friends and family and never got recognized, his father would be arrested when coming back to New York. Suddenly him and his father disappear and later on his father gets back to New York, a little bit suspect no?

Answer: Monty's father was suggesting they go into hiding together. He was not suggesting that he would take Monty out west and return to New York himself.


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