Hackers (1995)

24 mistakes - chronological order

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film when Dade is on the phone with a security guy of the TV network. In one shot we see that the guys wristwatch is above his shirt then hiding underneath it, it is like this for several shots. (00:05:05)


Continuity mistake: At the beginning when Dade has hacked into the TV network, in one particular shot if you look in the background, you see his 18 today birthday card, note the distance between the card and the TV, then when Dade switches on the TV to watch it, the card has now moved and is standing next to the TV. (00:05:25)


Deliberate mistake: During Dade's first 'hacking' scene, he is wearing sunglasses. The shades disappear for a closeup shot of Dade's eyes and a brief montage of TV clips, then reappear on Dade's face in the longer shot. (00:05:45)

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film when The Pheak introduces himself to Dade, Joey runs up and says "I need a handle." In this shot we see Joey just put his hand/fingers at the front of The Phreak's shoulder then in the following shot Joey has his whole hand on his shoulder. (00:13:50)


Continuity mistake: When Dade is in the cyberdelia place, and he has just beaten Kate, the score smashes up the previous scores, but if you watch and listen closely, there a lot more bangs than there are names, from the previous shot. (00:16:45)


Continuity mistake: In the scene after Dade has beaten Kate at the computer game, you see a close up of Kate kissing Curtis whilst sitting on a motorbike. In the background Dade and Phreak walk out of the building and stand on the pavement, and Joey walks up to them and stops. The shot then changes to show Dade and Phreak standing on the pavement, and Joey walks up to them again. (00:17:22)

Continuity mistake: Just after Dade got Kate back with the sprinkler prank, they are in English class, and the red briefcase on the table changes position between shots. (00:19:10)


Other mistake: Dade is standing with Phreak in the school hallway waiting for the sprinklers to go off. We know in the previous scene, Dade sets the sprinklers to go off at 9:30 am. After Dade opens his umbrella, the camera cuts to a close up of the sprinklers going off. The clock, above the doors of a classroom to the left, shows it's 10:30 am. (00:19:25)

Continuity mistake: When The Plague enters the main server room and rolls up on his skateboard to the guy in the blue shirt and shades, this guy has his right hand up by his mouth, then when it cuts to the back, his left hand is up by his mouth. (00:27:15)


Continuity mistake: Near the middle of the film when Joey gets arrested and is being walked down the stairs outside. If you look in the front halfway down the stairs you can see a guy holding a brown box, but when the camera cuts to a face shot of the black man in front of the camera the man holding the box has disappeared, but he should still be visible because he was only half way down the stairs. (00:31:55)


Revealing mistake: In the scene when Joey got busted by the FBI for hacking, he was taking a shower. They then took him to the living room and sat him down on couch with nothing but a towel wrapped around him. As they confiscated Lucy the computer for evidence, he lunged over the couch to try to save her/it. The towel falls off and his butt is in plain view, but his genitals don't exist. Instead, there is a flesh colored pad concealing his privates from the viewers. (00:32:40)


Character mistake: When The Plague starts talking at the meeting and comes up with the story about a hacker planting the virus, he first says that an "unknown intruder" was the one who broke in, but only minutes later says that the cops picked up him already. (00:34:40)


Continuity mistake: When Plague first goes to visit Dade, Plague asks the agents to leave, and as he is closing the door there is no blue jacket hanging up on the door, but when the camera cuts to a shot of the door, a blue jacket has appeared. (00:39:35 - 00:40:10)


Continuity mistake: When The Plague is in his place, and the woman walks up to The Plague, his cigarette is in his left hand when he is zipping up the woman's dress, then it suddenly appears in his mouth, without him putting it there. (00:46:40)


Factual error: Sharp, distinct text and even graphics are shown projected from an early laptop screen onto the faces of Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller and even against a wall several feet in the background (starting 0:50:35 and throughout the rest of the movie). Of course, computer displays have never projected sharply-focused text or images onto user faces or any other nearby surfaces. (00:50:35)

Charles Austin Miller

Other mistake: In the scene when 'Gill' is in the restaurant you can see the restaurant worker swipe the bottom of the credit card, rather than the top where the magnetic strip is. (00:51:00)

Continuity mistake: When Joey gives the disk to Phreak, he puts his hands down while Phreak still has his hand up. The shot cuts to the surveillance agents and Phreak's hands are both down. (00:59:00)


Continuity mistake: Before Dade is about to give Fisher StevenĀ“s character a disk, when he was waiting there is a small water pool on the left side. Dade keeps switching places but in the last change the water suddenly shrinks and becomes about 1/4 size of the original. (01:07:05)

Plot hole: When they are on the subway train, they are talking about the worm and the virus. They said that everything would happen on the 14th. A couple of scenes later, when they are setting up for the traffic lights to go crazy at 9:00, Dade looks at his watch. You can see the date as 10-18, which is 4 days afterwards. (01:17:15 - 01:22:50)

Audio problem: When Dade is typing on Kate's computer at the party and she is leaning over her shoulder, we hear "I hope you don't screw like you type", but Kate doesn't actually say 'screw', she mouths a certain 4-letter word that starts with F.

Kate Libby: I hope you don't screw like you type.

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Trivia: When MGM/UA set up a website for Hackers, it was like dangling candy in front of a child. Soon after the site was established, it was hacked! A group calling itself the Internet Liberation Front managed to 'doodle' all over the photograph of Hackers stars Angelina Jolie and Jonny Lee Miller, and replaced verbiage, 'this is going to be an entertaining, fun promotional site for a movie,' with 'this is going to be a lame, cheesy promotional site for a movie!' The studio decided to maintain the site during the theatrical run of the movie in its altered form."


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Question: Why is Kate Libby doing administrative work for the school, such as handling transfer forms?

Answer: Some schools have been known to get students to do some administrative work for them as work experience.

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Answer: When I was in Jr. High even (6th-8th grade) they had classes titled "Office Aid" and all you did was literally help out the secretary's when they need it, otherwise you just sit on your ass and talk to people as they come in and out of the office. Or if you had a superior who was awesome, like I did, (the vice principal for my last name was basically on a first name basis with me haha) they would let you pretty much just roam the halls and walk around all you want as long as you don't have any teachers get mad at you for anything. It was definitely a very sought after class when I was in school.

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