Alpha Dog

Continuity mistake: In the fight scene at the party, Jake gets hit over the head with a bottle and he has blood on the top of his head. It changes constantly throughout the fight. It disappears totally when the fight is over. He has no blood anywhere on his body.

Factual error: Several characters can be seen playing an Xbox game console, which was not released until 2001, although this movie is set in 1999.

Continuity mistake: In the bar, Sonny Truelove has a cigarette in his hand which disappears when the camera angle changes.


Continuity mistake: When everyone is sat around in the bar, the woman next to Sonny Truelove goes from not touching him to her arm behind on his back, between shots.


Factual error: Throughout the film, whenever officers from the Los Angeles Police Department are depicted they are wearing a fake police patch. This is obviously incorrect because officers with the Los Angeles Police Department do not wear patches.

Continuity mistake: When the girl goes home and knocks on her mother's bedroom door, mom's hair is all over the front of her face. When the shot changes, it's tucked back behind her ears (never moved her hands). When she turns to slam the door, it's in front of her face again like the first shot.

Factual error: When Frankie Ballenbacher arrives at Johnny's house when he wants to go to Fiesta, he is wearing some brown and white Nike Air Force I's that were not released until 2004. The movie is supposed to take place in 1999.

Factual error: The Land Rover discovery the girls are driving, looking at the headlights is an 03-04, the movie is set in 1999.

Continuity mistake: Zack, Julie, and Alma climb over a fence to get in the swimming pool; Julie and Alma take off their clothes and dive into the pool. Then Zack takes off all of his clothes and walks down the pool steps to get in the pool. There, the camera quickly changes to a different shot that shows Zack continuing to walk in the pool around a corner near the steps, where he meets with Julie. The problem here is that Zack never goes under water before meeting with Julie, but his face and upper body are wet. (01:19:00 - 01:20:00)


Factual error: When the police cars are in front of the kidnapped kid's house, it shows the date as Sunday November 8th, 1999, which is incorrect. November 8th, 1999 was on a Monday.


Frankie Ballenbacher: Where is that motherfucker?
Johnny Truelove: Who the fuck knows? I don't know! He's probably lying low waiting to shoot me in the fucking head! I mean, think about it, that's what I'd be doing.
Frankie Ballenbacher: Stop already, all right? You know how I get with this anxiety shit.

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Trivia: At Frankie's house, when some girls visit during the daytime, Frankie turns to Zack and calls him 'Yankele'. Yankele is a Yiddish [German-Hebrew] affectionate version for Yaakov, or Jacob, since Zack is Jewish.

Allister Cooper, 2011
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