White House Down
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Continuity mistake: In Cale's interview, just before agent Todd starts making a noise, Maggie is holding a fact sheet about Cale. The way she holds it changes between shots. (00:16:40)

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Continuity mistake: When Cale asks his ex-wife what he has done, he has the envelope he is holding in one hand in one shot and both hands in the next. (00:10:05)

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Continuity mistake: When John and Emily are in the car at the start, the way John holds the envelope changes between shots. Note the flap. (00:11:20)

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Factual error: On the laptop the news shows a Lockheed S-3 Viking launching from a carrier. The Viking was retired in 2010. (00:09:25)

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Cale: Special Agent Todd keeps making those sounds, I'm gonna start looking at him.

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Trivia: The bad guys chasing the Presidential limo around with a minigun-containing SUV might seem like movie fiction, but that's actually part of the presidential motorcade - two such SUVs, each containing a Dillon Aero Gatling gun.

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Question: At least a couple of times the grenades make a clear "clockwork" noise before going off, which I don't recall happening in many other films. Do any grenades actually make a noise like that? Or is it actually accurate, and silent grenades are the inaccurate "movie" versions?

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Chosen answer: Grenades generally do not make any sound until they detonate. When you release the spoon (lever) as you throw it, it can make a "ping" sound as its separates from the grenade. No clockwork noises. (I'm ex Army).

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