Abduction

Continuity mistake: In the restaurant scene Nathan has a glass in his right hand on the table. The next shot appears the glass on the table without his hand, and then again in Nathan's hand.

Plot hole: When Nathan contacts the web site's operator from Karen's house his current location was tracked but the two agents are deployed to Nathan's house instead .

nickdsandford

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Bennet (Sigourney Weaver) is driving with both kids escaping the hospital she gives them keys and an address and says apartment #2. When they arrive at the apartment and open the door it's #202. (00:45:06 - 00:53:55)

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Suggested correction: It is true that "202" is on the door, but this is not necessarily an error. The first "2" refers to the apartment being on the second floor and "202" is not meant to imply that there are hundreds of apartments there. Apartment "1" would be labeled "101" to signify it is on the first floor. In her haste, Dr. Bennett simply gave an abbreviated room number but not something that Nathan would not be able to figure out when he got to the small building which obviously did not contain 202+ apartments.

KeyZOid

Apt #202 rarely identifies it as on the 2nd floor. It commonly refers to building 2, first floor. The 2nd floor apartment in building 2 would be 222 (or even 212 depending on how many unit there are). Sometimes it could be building 7 because there are over 200 units in the complex. Even if there was just 1 apartment building, and #202 does represent the 2nd floor. What about #102, or #302, or #201?

Bishop73

I disagree... and "apartment" and "building" are not synonymous. Where did you get your information? Perhaps we are seeing different kinds of "structures", but (where I come from!) 100s are typically first floor and 200s are typically second floor. At hospital complexes, I typically see "building" numbers (e.g, one, two, three) as well as room or suite numbers (e.g, 101, 102 = first floor and 201, 202 = second floor). I'd need you to back up your assertion with objective data.

KeyZOid

Then you start by backing up your correction with objective data. But even in the given scenario where #202 represents the 2nd floor because the apartment isn't a complex and has just 1 building, in what possible way does it mean apartment #2? Why isn't #102 apartment #2? Why isn't #201 apartment #2?

Bishop73

You challenged what I wrote, so YOU need to provide support. The "whys" you are asking may not have a specific, meaningful, or obvious answer. Why is the first house on the left side of my street 7291 and the next is 7301? I shouldn't dignify your questions, but there appeared to be TWO apartments, labeled 101 and 202. 101 is first floor, and the first apartment in the building and 202 is on the second floor and the second (of only two) apartments. I have no further comments.

KeyZOid

Factual error: In the scene where Nathan and Lily's location is tracked online when chatting, it's evening in the USA and already dark sometime before dinner - yet the tracker calls his boss in London, England and it's daylight. Time-wise this is not possible.

Mike Isaacs

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Nathan asks Mara if she is his mother and receives the call from Karen, daylight is visible out the window. However, in the span of time it takes Mara to go downstairs to get Kevin, and Karen to rush across the street, the scene is suddenly dark and night.

Continuity mistake: In the scene in the diner, the red cups of soda have the "Coca Cola" label partially visible when Steve/Nathan is in the shot, but in the reverse shot (when Burton is in the shot), the label is completely missing.when the angle should have made the labels even more visible.

Deliberate mistake: Before Nathan and Karen jump out of Dr. Bennett's car, Dr. Bennett's car is shown taking a sharp turn (close to 90°) and then speeding down the short but steep road. At a high speed, the car should have reached the level road within a second or two. However, Dr. Bennett talked to Nathan and Karen for a longer period of time. When the next exterior view of the car was shown, it was just reaching the intersection and straightaway. The car should have traveled a much greater distance than shown. (00:44:50 - 00:45:59)

KeyZOid

Continuity mistake: When the two teenagers jump from car, the car doors are suddenly shut when the driver takes off.

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Suggested correction: The passenger side of the car is not visible - the doors were open when the teens jumped out, but it is not clear IF the doors were closed before the car peeled out. I got the impression that the "peeling out" was partly designed to give the impression that the doors flew closed from the abrupt acceleration. BUT, there was no sound to this effect, suggesting that the doors may have already been closed. Whether a continuity, audio, or deliberate mistake, "other mistake" may be more accurate.

KeyZOid

Character mistake: Near the end of the movie, Dr. Bennett told Nathan that he could live with her and be able to finish the school year (without having to transfer). Assuming Nathan was a minor (under 18 years of age), Dr. Bennett did not have the legal authority to simply take custody of Nathan. There are proper court procedures to follow; a judge would have to agree and sign a court order declaring Dr. Bennett as Nathan's (temporary or permanent) legal guardian.

KeyZOid

Nathan: Whoa! You joining the militia group or something?
Gilly: So I go to the gun range like three or four times a week to blow off steam. I'm a virgin. What else am I gonn' do?

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Trivia: "The City of Bridges" isn't Pittsburgh's only nickname. Other nicknames include "Iron City" and "Steel City" (referring to manufacturing prior to deindustrialization); "City of Champions", "Blitzburgh" and "Sixburgh" (pertaining to Super Bowls won by the Steelers); "Smoky City" and "Dirty 'Burgh" (self-explanatory); and the more derogatory "$h!tsburgh."

KeyZOid

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