Hannibal Rising

Factual error: Hannibal makes a bomb using latex gloves that were not in use during the early 50's when the movie takes place. (01:28:35)

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Continuity mistake: In the scene when Hannibal returns from Lecter Castle after the murder, his aunt is waiting for him in his home. In the close up of the aunt Hannibal's collar is up, in Hannibal's close up his collar is down. (01:05:15)


Continuity mistake: Hannibal incinerates Zigmas Milko's dead body with his (Milko's) dog tag in his (Milko's) mouth. When Hannibal confronts Grutas while he (Grutas) is bathing, Hannibal tosses a dog tag at him, which should be Grutas' own. Soon after however, the camera shows the very same dog tag that was supposed to have been incinerated with Milko: "Zigmas Milko 03402810 3/ INFRGT33". (01:28:25 - 01:30:55)


Factual error: In the scene where a young Hannibal dissects the corpses in the mortuary, there is a black and white coronal MRI slice cutting through eye-balls and fronal lobes of the brain on the wall. MRI was invented in the 70s.

Other mistake: In the final scene, as Hannibal drives away, the car is spotlessly clean - after driving hours on slushy roads, the car should be filthy.

Continuity mistake: When Hannibal is at the writing desk, he sits with a pencil in his left hand. A banker comes in to the chateau to speak with his aunt, and the camera shows Hannibal listening in to the conversation. While this is happening, he puts the pencil down. There is a quick cut to a different angle, and the pencil is in his hand again, with no time to pick it up, and the next shot shows him putting the pencil down again.

Continuity mistake: Hannibal has captured the first man from the gang who killed his sister and has tied him to a tree. The way the rope is tied around the man changes throughout the scene. (01:00:35)


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Continuity mistake: A policeman takes the dog tag from Hannibal's first victim's mouth (the one tied to the tree) with his bare right hand. Cut to a shot of him getting up and a glove has appeared. The camera has been on him so he has had no time to put on his gloves. (01:03:40)


Continuity mistake: When Hannibal first kills the butcher near the lake, he has crippled him with sword slashes, then walks about 7 paces away from the man (say, 15 feet); he then turns and without stepping closer, slices his head off. (00:40:20)


Hannibal Lecter: I thought you would be bigger. I put your face on every bully I've ever hurt.

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Question: Hannibal is shot in the back, then turned over as the villian plunges a knife into Hannibal's thigh three times, saying, "He's paralysed, he can't feel this." But Hannibal stands up and is perfectly fine. There's no damage from the bullet or the knife. How is this possible?


Chosen answer: Hannibal has the Japanese dagger on his back, and when he gets it out you can see there is a bullet hole on it indicating that the bullet hit the dagger. Grutas just pokes Hannibal in the leg with the knife, he doesn't actually stab him, it doesn't even tear his clothes.

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