XXX: State of the Union
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Continuity mistake: When Ice Cube is running out from jail, he kicks out the ventilator and climbs up the roof. Next shot from far, the ventilator is in its place. (00:11:10)

Continuity mistake: When they are on the train and Stone and the other SEAL guy are fighting in the kitchen. Stone drops his lighter, when it hits the floor it is closed, but when he is on the floor and he goes to grab it, the top is open. (01:27:05 - 01:27:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Darius Stone is first infiltrating the carrier ship, he climbs out of the water onto a chain. In long shots he is still wet, but close-ups show that he is dry. (00:51:00)

Continuity mistake: When Darius is hanging on the helicopter, the way he holds it changes in between shots. (00:12:50)

Continuity mistake: When Darius Stone is a waiter carrying glasses of champagne, the number of glasses on his tray changes - down to one and then back up to three between shots.

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Suggested correction: Incorrect; he starts with 5 glasses on the tray, 4 when Charlie picks hers. At no point (except the very end when General Jack Pettibone grabs his) he has just three, or just one. I can very much see that it looks that way when Ice Cube's head is in the way (looks like there's just one glass left) or part of the tray is off camera (it totally looks like there's just 3), but rewatching the scene is very clear and evident that the number of glasses is accurate.

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Continuity mistake: After the prison break they are in a burger bar - Stone gets up empty handed and tells the other 2 how many laws they have just broken. When he finishes he drinks from a milkshake that has suddenly appeared in his hand. (00:15:00)

Continuity mistake: When the President at the end holds the medal for the 'unknown soldier', the medal at Scott Speedman's neck is nice and straight in the close-up, but curls up above the star in the shot when the Pres quotes Tupac. (01:32:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Darius pushes the buttons turning the lights off in the cart where Deckert is holding the President hostage, he begins shutting down the lights behind them, but in the reaction shot those lights are going out later. Moreso, before the camera cuts away from the switches, we see three lights turn off at once, one being below Stone's fingers. (01:28:40)

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Continuity mistake: When the bad guys open the doors to the bullet train track using President James Sanford's hand, look at the corridor double door. When XXX arrives, he finds the same open doors with door stops that weren't there a moment before. (01:21:00 - 01:21:30)

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Continuity mistake: By the power of schizophrenic montage, X and Steele turn around hearing the arrival of Charlie with Gibbons, are side to side, and in the next shot they are on opposite sides of the huge hall and blindside them. (01:19:10)

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Continuity mistake: When the President realises who's behind the coup, he walks towards him.asking "Are you doing this?" His hair is just fine and very Presidential, but when a cut later he asks "Are you familiar with the word 'treason'?" his hair is messy on his forehead. (01:15:10)

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Continuity mistake: Darius and his posse start their assault on the renegades. They drive on the sidewalk and are about to crash into the road block. In the POV shot there's just a couple of soldiers in their way, who move rapidly out of the way. The next shot shows the same spot but on top of 2 soldiers who still have to move out, there's also a construction worker with a hard hat and more people. (01:13:00)

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Continuity mistake: In the silly scene of the two truck drivers getting out to offer some assistance to the skanks, look when the one in red says "Hi boys." The one in white has her hand on her hip, but in the reverse shot she's playing with her hair at shoulder-length. Meanwhile the truck driver tips his hat, but in the next shot his hand is to his side. (01:08:00)

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Continuity mistake: Toby is dangling off the car from his suction glove in a different position between shots - in particular when he begs Lola he has his free hand on the door and immediately after he has not. (01:07:20)

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Continuity mistake: Steele comfortably waltzes into Darius' hideout surprising everyone. He mentions some car magic he figured out by ear; notice Michael Roof has some tool between his teeth. "I didn't always wear a suit", Speedman says, and when the camera is back on Roof, he's not goofing around with things in his mouth anymore, but it comes back again when the same camera angle as before is used again. (01:03:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Samuel Jackson yells at XXX to leave them in the cell, he is leaning against the wall in the wide shot, has his arm across the bars in the previous. (00:53:20)

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Continuity mistake: Darius Stone pimpslaps Charlie Mayweather unconscious. She falls with her left foot under her calf, but she adjusted to a more comfortable position with her leg stretched and one hand up when a second later the guards open the hatch. (00:53:20)

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Continuity mistake: Following Charlie inside the ship, Darius assaults a guard conking his head against the wall. In the first shot the guy loses instantly his cap, but in the wider angle he has his cap on his head almost all the way to the floor. (00:52:35)

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Continuity mistake: Stone holds in close-up the photo someone somehow took of him with Pettibone by the upper left corner, which becomes the bottom left when he throws it down on the table in anger. (00:45:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Darius finds the random gun in the middle of the corridor and picks it up with zero precautions because he's obviously an idiot, the gun casts a shadow on the tiles at a different direction and angle in the first shot and in the close-up. (00:42:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Ice Cube is running out from jail, he kicks out the ventilator and climbs up the roof. Next shot from far, the ventilator is in its place. (00:11:10)

More mistakes in XXX: State of the Union

Darius Stone: The fate of the free world is in the hands of a bunch of hustlers and thieves.
Agent Steele: So why should tonight be any different?
(01:11:10)

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Trivia: Rob Cohen (director of the first film) and Vin Diesel (star of the first film) had both signed on to work on this sequel. Cohen had even begun early work on the project, after having very much enjoyed working on the first film. However, due to time constraints and scheduling conflicts with other projects, both had to drop out of their respective roles, and Diesel Xander was unceremoniously "killed off." Both Diesel and Cohen were unsatisfied with this film, with Diesel in particular expressing an interest to return. Diesel later brought the series back with 2017's "xXx: Return of Xander Cage."

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Question: Why does Stone shoot at the water after he jumps from the train?

Answer: To break the surface of the water making an easier penetration. Hitting water at high speeds can be like hitting concrete. By stirring up the water it "softens" the impact.

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