When talking to Kodoroff over the radio-phone, DeVoe reminds Kodoroff of the TV feeds from the "GBU missiles" during Desert Storm. GBU weapons are guided free-fall bombs, not missiles, as GBU stands for "guided bomb unit". A decorated Special Forces officer would know the difference.
When Dr. Kelly is trying to determine what the reference 44-E refers to and looks at a map, she follows the 44 degree latitude. The reference would refer to the 44 longitude. Latitudes are designated as north or south, longitudes are designated as east and west.
The damage Devoe sustained in the fight in the back of the truck disappears and reappears throughout the end of the movie. Also, at times, the damage is extremely noticeable and looks very bad, at other times it can barely be seen.
When Dusan has left the taxi and is walking on the streets carrying the backpack, the girl with the pink t-shirt appears three times during Dusan's walk: twice walking towards Dusan, and once in the same direction he's walking, just a few steps in front of him and to the left of him (in the right part of the screen). As he is walking faster than her, she appears just briefly amidst the crowd.
At about 58 minutes into the film, a car chase begins. After having partially smashed the silver Mercedes, two access panels flop off of the front bumper. Next scene during the chase where the bumper is again visible, the panels are magically back in place.
As Devoe and Kelly are walking to the car after leaving Schuhmacher's office, a crew member can be glimpsed crouching down by the car's radiator grille (possibly only visible in 4:3 fullscreen version of movie).
During the chase scene in Vienna, after Devoe speeds forward to avert the BMW speeding forward to broadside the MB. When the scene cuts back to the BMW crashed in the café, while the back tires are spinning, a car jack can be clearly seen under the car, raising the car just enough off the ground so the tires barely touch the pavement.
The script pretends that Soviet Union has never collapsed in 1991, although we can see the former-soviet republics shown in the map at the American Base in Turkey. Russia has no borders with Iran that Kodoroff can pass over to, carrying nuclear warheads with him. The three American choppers cannot directly pass the non-existing Turkish-Russian border to Russia.
When the three American helicoptors are going in to destroy the truck, but are threatened by Russian groud-air missles, they say "we repeat". Repeat in military terms means "Repeat Fire" or "Fire Again". The correct term should have been "We say again".
the helicopter used to yank the cluster of missiles from the truck as it falls off the bridge, the HH-65, doesn't have the load capacity to sling-load that much weight. It would have gone down as fast as the truck.
Near the end of the Town Square scene in Vienna, Col. Devoe spins the rear wheels of the Mercedes, one of which has a flat tire and is backed up to a curb, which causes sparks to land on some spilled fuel. This wouldn't happen because the Mercedes had aluminum wheels and aluminum doesn't make sparks. Not to mention that, if Dimitri Vertikoff was making his Mercedes into a rolling tank with bullet-proof glass and the other features he mentioned, he would've had run-flat tires installed.
The Pakistani colonel loads a nuclear bomb while general Kodoroff is watching - but the word KROJACH (KPOJA4) on one of the woven banners is in Serbian Cyrillic. This means that the scene was shot in the former Yugoslavia, even though it is set somewhere in Russia.
In the train hijacking, the soldiers who murder the passengers are all wearing night-vision devices but their "eyes" appear red as if they are zombies. Stealth in the dark is the whole purpose of infantry night-vision devices, and they are essentially invisible from the front, whether infrared or light-gathering.
When Dr. Kelly and Lt. Col Devoe fly to Vienna, about 30 minutes into the movie, they are flying an Air Force jet which appears to be an md80/717 type. There is no way it can fly Us to Europe, nor it can be refueled in flight.
When the missile is fired at the truck, utility poles go down one by one as if each was striking the next when it fell, but they aren't, nor are the wires pulling on them; and if the blast knocked them over directly, then they would all fall at once.
In the beginning of the movie the SPETZNAZ from the diesel train who board the steam train carrying the nuclear warheads wear HK MP5 automatic submachine guns, while SPETZNAZ were usually equipped with AK-74U automatic rifles.
After the truck with the weapons has been spotted, by satellite, one of the staff members is asked how long it will be until the satellite is out of range, and he replies; "1 hour 46 minutes". For a satellite in low Earth orbit, this is how long it would take for it to make a complete orbit of the Earth. In fact it would be out of range within 10 minutes.
The fax number that Col. Devoe gives to his Russian General friend is missing two digits. North American phone numbers have a three-digit area code followed by seven digits. Devoe says 001, which is arguably the international code to call the USA from Russia, then three digits (the area code), and then only five more digits.
During the car chase, DeVoe rolls down the driver's window of the armored, bullet-proof Mercedes. However, bullet-proof windows cannot be rolled down. They are built to remain up at all times to ensure their protection remains in place.
When Dr. Kelly asks CPN Beach how much time is left to track the truck with the satellite, he replies there's another 45 minutes remaining. However, the computer still shows the target in range having the original 1 hour and 46 minutes left.
When Dr. Kelly and Lt. Col Devoe fly to Vienna, about 30 minutes into the movie, they are flying an Air Force jet which appears to be a 727 type. There is no way it can fly Us to Europe, nor it can be refueled in flight.
LTC DeVoe has both Ranger and Special Forces tabs on his uniforms. At the air base in Turkey he appears to be wearing a black beret, which was the Ranger beret color at the time of the movie. However, his unit crest on the beret is not that of the 75th Ranger Regiment nor of any other special operations command unit. It comes closest in appearance, with the upper yellow half separated diagonally, to the 8th Special Forces Group (Green Berets), a unit deactivated in 1972.
The files transferred from Shummaker's computer are in English, not German. English is the lingua franca of international commerce, so as an employee of a multinational company, this isn't too unlikely.
Why is the incorrect latitude "44E" even on the shipping records? Even if the terrorists were the ones who rented the truck, what possible purpose would placing this incriminating clue on the rental serve, especially as the truck was going to Iran, not New York?
A nuclear warhead goes off in Russia killing almost 2000 people, and a Bosnian politician is assassinated the same day. With the theft of the other nuclear warheads as well, it seems highly unlikely that the United Nations would still be going forward with treaty signing after such international incidents had occurred.
In the church when attempting to disarm the bomb a button on the control panel with the 'II' symbol is visible. The 'II' symbol is the universal symbol for a 'Pause' button so why didn't then simply hit the pause button to stop the timer and prevent the bomb from going off.
Oddly, considering it is THEIR weapon missing, the Russians do precious little to assist in its recovery. That a Russian team isn't assisting or leading the hunt for the weapon is never explained in the narrative.
The Colonel kills the wayward lieutenant in the tunnel by firing a pistol first into his abdomen and then with a coup de grace, apparently to the head. However, despite the fact that a gunshot averages 150-180 decibels, no one flinches despite what would have been a massive roar amplified by the echoes from the tunnel.
At the end, when Devoe shows up at poolside, there are several things wrong with his Class A uniform. There are no Distinguishing Unit Insignia on his epaulets (these would be the dagger and arrow Special Forces crest, as he wears above his top right pocket as his regimental crest). He is wearing standard "low-quarter" shoes; as he is assigned to a Special Forces unit, he should be wearing jump boots with his trousers bloused over them, as all Special Forces units are designated Airborne units. There is no unit patch on his left sleeve, only his Special Forces and Ranger tabs; as he is wearing an SF crest on his uniform, he should be wearing the Special Forces Command patch with the Airborne tab. And finally, he is seen holding a service cap, whereas his headgear should be a green beret.
As the bomb goes off, Julia and Devoe are jumping through a very thin sheet of colored plastic, and not the full assembly of a stained glass window at a church, which they would not be able to jump through.