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The Whole Ten Yards (2004) Poster

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Anachronisms 

In the opening scene, the soundtrack "Gypsy Life" is sung in Romanian. If they intended to play a typical Hungarian gypsy song (as Laszlo is Hungarian), they got it wrong.
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Though the opening sequence is set in 1961, a modern-day box of Federal shotgun shells is visible in the background.
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The opening scene was set in 1961. However, the Cadillac that is in the scene is either a 1963 or a 1964 model.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

The tires squeal in the dirt when in Mexico.
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Character error 

When Oz returns to his office he tells Julie that he visited a killer who cooked some chicken. The meal was lobster.
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In the newspaper article, it states "Lazlo Gogolak to be freed from prison". The correct Hungarian spelling of his name is Lászlo.
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Continuity 

When Jill, Jimmy and Oz pop out of the wood pile and head for the car, Jimmy and Jill are shown in the car with the backseat empty. But when Oz leaps into the car, their black travels bags are in the back seat.
In the last scene in Oz's dentist office the coat rack gets knocked over. Oz returns only the white coat to the rack, and you can see the other side of the rack is empty. In the next shot, the brown coat is seen hanging on the opposite side of the rack without Oz ever having put it up there.
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During the scene with Strabo and Cynthia, Strabo's hair goes from being tied in a ponytail to being parted and hanging down.
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The purple shirt that Oz takes out of the closet and gives to Jill, should be on the ground but is visible in some shots.
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The number and arrangement of the shot glasses on the table in front of Jimmy in the bar changes between shots.
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When Oz hits his head on the frying pan, hanging from the roof, during the shooting at Jimmy and Jill's house, the sauce bottle and blue can in front of Oz changes places between shots.
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When Jimmy and Oz are talking at the bar, the salt shaker disappears and reappears between shots.
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Oz is outside his home on the phone talking to Gogalack, while Jimmy is standing by the car, Jill is sitting on the trunk of the car, and Strabo is in the trunk. In between shots, Jill is standing next to Jimmy, and then back on the trunk.
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When Oz is having dinner with Jimmy and Jill at their house in Mexico, Jimmy's position at the table changes between shots.
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When Oz, Jimmy, and Jill are at Oz's house and the hit man is shooting at them, Jimmy hot wires the car because Strabo has the keys in the trunk. When they arrive at the hotel, Jimmy turns off the ignition.
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In the last scene at Gogolak's place, Jill takes Jimmy's good luck charm. However a few shots later it reappears around his neck.
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When Strabo leaves the house to climb into the trunk, he still has the rope on his hands. When he goes to lift up the trunk, the rope is gone.
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The Porsche receives a gunshot through the windshield as they escape in Mexico. In the final scenes, as they drive away, the windshield is okay.
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When Jill and Jimmy are fighting in the hotel room, at one point Jill opens the door and her right camisole strap falls off, in the next shot, the strap is back on correctly.
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When Jill is about to shoot Jimmy as he is tied to chair, in one shot you can see Cynthia's hair on his right shoulder (as if she was still tied up next to him), after she and Oz have been released and are standing across the room.
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When Oz is brushing his teeth the brush alternates between being in his hand and being in his mouth between shots.
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The black lamp is still standing and is still on in shots after Jill shot it.
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When Jill is holding up the torn dollar in Jimmy's face (at Lazlo's place), the torn edge flips from the bottom to the top and back to the bottom again throughout the scene.
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In the opening scene, Laszlo Gogolak is writing notes. The close up shots show a left handed person writing but when the camera goes to a full body show, Laszlo Gogolak is holding the pen in his right hand.
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When Oz, Jimmy, and Jill get to Oz's house for more weapons, Oz's blue car (the same car that was left in Mexico) is in the driveway.
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At the diner when Jimmy is talking with the boy after knocking out his father, a napkin at Jimmy's neck appears and disappears between shots.
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When the Buttercup Scout is at Oz's door, she calls Oz a "putz" and Cynthia turns to put the gun down. Next shot is a close up of the Scout calling Oz a "jackoff", and in the next long shot, Cynthia turns and puts the gun down again.
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hen Cynthia is talking to Jimmy the Tulip in the car, she hangs up her cell phone in one shot, and then later after saying a couple more lines, hangs up the phone again.
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When Jill and Oz talk on the phone near the beginning of the film, Jill hangs up at the end of the conversation. In the next shot, which is of Oz, you can hear Jill's voice, and if she were still on the phone.
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When Cynthia talks to Jimmy on the cell, the background changes from ocean to suburbs and back again.
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When Oz drives to his office it is dark outside. A few minutes later as Jimmy talks to Oz in the treatment room you can see daylight through the window blinds.
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When Oz and Jimmy are drinking in the bar, Oz puts his head in his hands but then in the next shot he is leaning back in his chair.
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When Lazlo tears the bill apart in the beginning of the film, the tear forms more or less rectangular pieces. The pieces, which were put together in the end of the film, are triangular and the tear meets exactly the corners of the bill, what was actually not the case as the bill was parted.
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When Jill is holding up the dollar bill to Laszlo, the same side is shown in both directions. i.e. the side that says "One" in the center is seen from Jill's point of view in one shot, and then from Laszlo's point of view in the next without Jill ever turning it around. The side with Geaorge Washington is never seen although we see both sides of the bill.
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After Jill shoots Jimmy and Laszlo takes the gun, you can see that the hammer is down. On this type of automatic weapon the hammer is automatically cocked as the slide goes back when it chambers a new round. Jill never de-cocks the gun, so the hammer should still be back.
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When Jill is aiming with her gun at Jimmy, Lazlo is holding a cigarette. Between shots, the cigarette is unlit, then it is lit (because it's smoking), then unlit again and then again lit.
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When Jimmy is outside of Oz's house you can see the car in the driveway. The trunk lid is up. But later on before Strabo gets in the trunk the lid is down. It keeps changing.
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At the beginning of the film, when Jill is describing her attempted hit at the hotel and the things that went wrong, the camera cuts back and forth between Jimmy/Jill and flashbacks of the attempted hit. In all the flashbacks, Jill is shown to have brought a shotgun along as her weapon, but in one very brief cut, she turns around and is holding a semi-auto handgun in both hands, and then less than a second later, she's holding the shotgun again.
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When Oz is brushing his teeth, just before someone rings the doorbell he puts the tooth brush in his mouth. After the door rang a second later and he startles, we see a zoomed out cut where he has his tooth brush in his hand.
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When Cynthia buys Buttercup Scout cookies she puts the gun on the stand just as Oz is leaving. After the little girl finishes insulting Oz we see Cynthia putting the gun on the stand again.
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When Oz hits his head on the frying pan, hanging from the roof, during the shooting at Jimmy and Jill's house, the apple changes rotation and even disappears between shots.
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When Jimmy and Oz are talking at the bar, in one cut Oz is holding a bottle, then the bottle is back on the table in the next cut as he is covering his face in pity towards Jimmy, then back in his hands again in the following cut.
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After Jimmy talks to Lazlo outside the motel, Oz's hand is by his mouth wondering what they talked about, but in the next cut his hands are down by his body.
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When Strabo collects Lazlo from the federal penitentiary in Chicago, the amount of frost/snow on the car's roof and windscreen changes.
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When Oz is talking to Cynthia (he's in the house, she's in the garden) her right hand is high on page. When the paper is seen from her viewpoint, her right hand is low.
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When Cynthia reads the slip of paper her left hand is between her and the newspaper. On Oz's security monitor we see the fingers of her left hand round the edge of the paper.
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When Oz opens the door to the girl scout selling cookies the gun changes from his left hand to right. His finger is sometimes on/off the trigger in different shots.
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When Cynthia is on the lounger in the garden she has no earring. At the front door with the girl scout, she has an earring on her right ear.
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In Jimmy's yard when he carries the dead Blanche back to the house, first he's holding her low in front of him but when seen from behind he's holding Blanche high up at his shoulder.
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When Oz, Jill and Jimmy talk in Jimmy's house, the height at which Jill holds the towel changes between shots. We see her pass the towel from her right hand to her left but in the next shot, the towel is in her right hand. Then back in her left hand.
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When Jimmy goes to the cupboard to get some plates we hear but don't see him take the plates and the number of plates in the cupboard does not change.
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At dinner we see and hear Jill pour a drink for Oz and put the bottle down. In the next shot her previously empty glass also has wine in it though she did not have time to fill it.
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When Oz, Jill & Jimmy have dinner at Jimmy's house, the weather is nice and calm. Just before they leave the table, all the plants are blowing around in a 5 to 10 knot wind. And outside where Lazlo and his gang are the weather is calm.
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When Jimmy, Jill and Oz drive away from Jimmy's house, the car is very dusty (dirtier than when Oz arrived). By the time they get into town the car is shiny clean. Later when Lazlo is by the car, it is very heavily covered in road dust. And then it's shiny when it arrives in LA.
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When Jimmy has Oz in a stranglehold at the bus station, the little finger on his left hand is bent or straight in different shots.
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When Jimmy, Jill, Oz and Strabo arrive at the Pink Motel the position of Jill's cardigan changes from shot to shot. At one time the strap of her white top appears and disappears between shots.
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Oz and Jimmy are in the Blue Room drinking. Seen from the front Oz puts his bottle on the table with his left hand. Instantly after that, Oz is seen from behind with his left hand up by his face.
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In the Blue Room bar there's a bearded man in a blue shirt behind Jimmy. Initially only he is visible. Then a female companion appears out of nowhere. She blocks our view of the lamp previously seen on her table. Then she disappears.
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In the motel room Jimmy throws Oz against the wall and onto the bed. Oz falls with his knees to his left. In the next shot, his knees point to his right.
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We see Jimmy in a taxi with a phone held against his right ear. The camera goes into his taxi. The phone's now by his left ear.
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When the cast first arrives at the Pink Motel, they begin walking together and arguing about the cross that Jimmy wears. Oz's tie begins to turn backwards, blown by the wind. Then his hand hits it and it is totally reversed. In the next shot it has returned to a normal position.
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When Jill attempts to seduce Oz, she removes her bra. Oz grabs a purple shirt from the closet and tosses it to the floor. The camera changes from Oz to Jill and back to Oz. The purple shirt is back on the hanger in the closet. Then, when the camera changes between the two characters again, the shirt is again missing from the closet hanger.
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After Strabo falls down the stairs strapped to the chair, the rope is clearly not tied around his wrists anymore. When he walks back up the stairs his hands are once again securely fastened by the white rope.
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Before Strabo falls down the stairs, his hands are tied together and his arms are tied to the chair. As he falls, the chair breaks and his hands fly apart so he can control his tumble backward down the stairs. Afterward, his hands are tied again.
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Crew or equipment visible 

Camera crew reflecting in the open door of the black limousine before Laszlo Gogolak shoots two guys in the trunk of another car.
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As the two cars drive in the junkyard, the camera dolly and its track are reflected in the car door.
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When Jimmy is vacuuming and the chicken is in the shot, you can see a rope tied to the chickens leg and you can see someone is pulling it.
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Factual errors 

Jimmy jumps in and starts to drive the Buick after hot-wiring it. Although many modern day cars can be hot-wired, they still have a steering column lock. Jimmy would have to either have the key to unlock it, or break the mechanism in order to start it.
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When Jill jumps in the car at the hotel to drive away, she starts the car normally with the key. Since the car had been hot-wired, and never repaired, the car would not start with the key.
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Jill is upset that Jimmy wears the crucifix Cynthia gave him. In actuality, the necklace is not a crucifix: a crucifix portrays the image of Christ on the cross. Jimmy is wearing a regular cross.
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When Jimmy is arguing with Jill in the hotel room, Oz tells Strabo that Jimmy killed 21 people. In the first film, Jimmy is reputed to have killed 17. By the end of the film, he has killed Janni, two of his goons, an undercover cop, and Frankie Figs. That would bring his total to 22.
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Miscellaneous 

When Oz is panning the camera aimed at Cynthia; he is not using a security camera controllers, but rather a radio transmitter for remote controlled (R/C) aircraft.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Oz is hitting his head on the wall in his office, the poster partly falls off and the foam behind it is visible.
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After Jimmy throws him at the wall at the inn, Oz falls onto the bed with his legs bent toward the left. But in the next shot, they're bent toward the right.
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In the first scene at the Gogolak's hideout, when Lazlo goes to put the dollar fragment into the painting, the video is played in reverse. The ash and smoke from the cigarette go towards it, instead of from it.
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