Other mistake: Towards the end where they steal the chip, they are detected and about a million security guards are all running around, yet 30 seconds later, the only security guard is one man with a shotgun. What happened to their big army of security guards? (01:41:30 - 01:42:55)
Directed by: Phil Alden Robinson
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Ben Kingsley, Robert Redford, David Strathairn, Sidney Poitier, River Phoenix
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Continuity mistake: When Whistler is driving the van, he hits the two cars and knocks out the driver's side headlight, yet right after this and through the rest of the film, the headlight works properly. (01:51:25)
Continuity mistake: When Robert Redford tips the scrabble letters onto the glass table, he makes "SETE" and "CAST" next to it. To the right of "CAST", under his right hand, are the letters RNY, quite widely spaced. All other letters are tightly gathered above. When the angle changes to under the table, suddenly all the letters are spread fairly evenly around the table. (00:39:15)
Trivia: The jacket that Robert Redford wears for most of the film is the exact same jacket he wears in "The Natural" - he got to keep it after filming had finished, and wore it for this film as well.
Trivia: When they are going through the computer guy's trash, Mother (Dan Akroyd) is wearing an "Aleka's Attic" t-shirt which was River Phoenix's (Carl's) band.
Trivia: Mother is also seen wearing a T-Shirt with the band "The Tragically Hip" on it. This is Dan Aykroyd's favorite band, and also the band he chose to play on the 1975 SNL show that he hosted.
Carl: Forget it. It's a toy company.
Martin Bishop: Toy company my ass. That's laser fencing. There's high voltage around the perimeter. The whole building says go away.
Carl: So it's a code breaker.
Martin Bishop: No. It's THE code breaker. No more secrets.
Carl: It's fascinating what fifty bucks will get you at the county recorder's office.
Martin Bishop: What have you got?
Carl: Playtronics Corporate Headquarters, the complete blueprints.
Martin Bishop: Not bad. Not bad, Carl.
Carl: Well, thanks.
Martin Bishop: Where'd you get the fifty bucks?
Carl: Took it from Mother's wallet.
Martin Bishop: Good.
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