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(2006)

Goofs

Factual errors 

The M16A2 as used by Triton in the opening sequence has a trigger set of S-1-3, that is, it is capable of firing a maximum of 3 rounds for each trigger pull, yet Triton sprays the room of terrorists at full auto.
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Anachronisms 

After John Triton is discharged, he flies back to his hometown in an IranAir Boeing 747SP. The Homa tail logo is clearly visible. The archive footage used in this scene must be at least 20 years old because the plane wears the old IranAir livery (navy/dark blue stripe on the windows/fuselage, silver belly) and not the new all white fuselage paint. Also the old British Airways liveries are visible in the background. The footage is most likely to be of Runway 27R at Heathrow Airport Intl. London, U.K.
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The Marines wear the older woodland camouflage patterns (blob-like patten), but the MARPAT digital camouflage pattern has been standard for the Marines since 2004.
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Character error 

Cena is wearing a oval shaped camouflaged Army cover (hat) When he is being given his discharge orders.
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When Triton bursts in the terrorists' hideout, he wildly sprays a room full of hostages with fully automatic fire, while "aiming" from the hip. Not even the most incompetent Marine would ever do this, much less a Force Recon Marine.
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Force Reconnaissance Marines are required to be both military SCUBA and military parachute qualified. John Triton does not have parachute qualification wings, or the gold diver's badge on his dress blues, or his utility uniform.
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Continuity 

The police Camaro is marked as having an ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) system. This system would have prevented John from locking up the wheels of the vehicle, showing that either the vehicle has been tampered with or is a different vehicle when the wheels are locked up.
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John Triton is seen early in the movie driving a police Camaro SS, the windshield of which he removed with a nightstick. In subsequent shots, however, even as he drives at a high rate of speed neither his clothes nor items in the car show any indication of wind inside the vehicle.
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After wading through mud and swamp their boots and cloths are still clean.
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After backing up at the gas station, the cop car is shown to have a clearly flat tire. When Triton drives away in the car, its got no flats.
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When John dives in the water to rescue Kate, her left hand is handcuffed to a metal pole. John pulls out the pole but when they are on dry land neither the pole or the handcuffs are on her left hand.
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When John is giving chase in the police car, the roof of the vehicle is removed due to construction equipment. Soon thereafter, John is shown staring in the rear-view mirror, which would no longer be there. In actuality, it should never have been there, considering he removed the windshield at the gas station.
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After Triton comes up to the spot where the crooks hide from the helicopter he looks down on foot prints. They are perfectly formed with no leaves in it even though the surrounding ground is covered with them.
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After Triton comes out of the water to talk to the homicide detective he is shown as being wet. 5 seconds after talking to the detective he is dripping wet.
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In fight scene with the swamp men Triton falls on a table full of glass bottles, but then gets up with no cuts.
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In the fight scene in the shack it shows electrical sparks even though the generator is off.
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After fighting the two hillbillies in the barn, Cena immediately runs out the door after his wife. A few seconds later he's again holding the gigantic knife, though he never stopped to pick it up. It is obvious the fight scene was added later in filming, possibly to pad the time.
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When Triton exits the burning gas station, he is dry, then he is shown running alongside the cop car as the fire continues to explode and burn behind him and he is covered in fireproof gel, then when he reaches the downed officer he is dry again.
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Errors in geography 

When Triton is first taking the Police Camaro, he informs the people on the radio that the bad guys are traveling on I-95. I-95 does run through South Carolina, but it is a 4-lane divided controlled-access highway. The bad guys are traveling on a 2-lane undivided highway.
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The cityscape flyover shown just before John starts his security job is Calgary, Canada, not any city in South Carolina. The two brown towers in the center are the Petro Canada head office. The hexagonal one in the front is the Telus head office, on which the logo can be seen.
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South Carolina coastline does not have any hills/mountains of the types shown; the mountains are at least 225 miles from the coast.
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The South Carolina swamp looks more like an Australian (probably Queensland) tropical mangrove.
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Factual errors 

South Carolina does not require front plates on vehicles. All the cars show a rear and front plates from South Carolina.
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A round from the M203 that Triton also uses in the opening sequence must travel around 15 meters before it will arm and detonate; should it stop at a shorter distance such as the inside of a room, it will bounce off whatever it hits without exploding.
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The police car is a 1998 - 2002 model Camaro SS. These cars have fiberglass hoods. Yet when the hood is blown off the car and hits the pavement, it makes a distinct metallic twang.
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The helicopter firing on the Taliban is not a U.S. or Allied aircraft. The aircraft is a dual seat medium lift helicopter with outriggers. The U.S. and her allies do not have medium lift helicopters that support outriggers. The largest U.S. helicopter that supports weapons on an outrigger is the UH-60 Blackhawk
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When Cena was giving rescue breaths to Carlson, he was not holding her nose, which makes the rescue breaths useless because the air would go out through the nose and not into the lungs.
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During the shooting scene in the house near the swamp, Rome shoots at Triton at least ten times, then after he leaves the house, he fires at least fifteen more shots without reloading, which is impossible for that pistol.
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When Robert Patrick's character is firing at the police car outside of the gas station, a slo-mo CGI shot shows shell casings flipping through the air. One close-up reads ".45mm" on the casing. No such caliber bullet exists, and would be ridiculously small and useless if it did. This is obviously a mistake made by confusing .45 caliber and 9mm handguns.
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The helicopter used in the rescue of the marines at the start of the movie is a Russian Hind, It should be an Apache.
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Duting the fight in the burning fuel shed between Rome and Triton, Rome attacks Triton with a chainsaw. Triton uses a monkey wrench handle to block the moving blade chain of the saw. In a real situation like that, the chain from the saw would have either snapped and unwound from the saw like a bladed whip, or it would have shattered and sent shrapnel into both Triton and Rome.
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Fire Trucks in South Carolina don't require license plates.
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In the scene where they have started the generator to switch on the electricity they take some beer bottles out of the fridge which have condensation on them, showing they are chilled yet they have only just switched the fridge on.
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In the scene where the B4C police Camaro is shot in the doors and fenders, it is shown to have bullet holes similar to normal sheet metal, when in reality all Camaros from 1993-2002 had polymer fenders and fiberglass doors.
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The only time that an officer would ever salute an enlisted service member is if the Medal of Honor was awarded.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Most police agencies including the South Carolina police do not use wheel guns. All revolvers have been replaced by semi-auto pistol usually in a 9mm size. However, many agencies do permit individual officers to use weapons of their own choice, so it is possible, although not likely, for a revolver to be used by a law officer.
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Plot holes 

Immediately after being kidnapped by the gang, Kate's identity is discovered by an active dependent military Id in the vehicle. First: When John Triton was discharged, she would have lost her military ID as a matter of procedure. Second, the ID states that she is "Mrs. Triton, Kate." and "Sgt. Triton, John." The military ID does not show information in this manner.
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Revealing mistakes 

During the scene where Angela is talking to the Semi Driver, a person can be seen walking on the ground behind the trucker's window in this deserted area.
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The radio in Detective Van Buren's car is a CB radio. They don't do police calls on a CB radio.
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The opening sequence is supposed to be set in Iraq during the 2003 Invasion however the Soviet flag can be seen in the background and the Soviet star on the nose of one of the helicopters.
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When the police car is blown into the air by an anti-tank rocket at the end of the robbery, the explosion (with all its excess of gasoline flames) originates below the center of the vehicle, someplace it would be impossible for the rocket to reach.
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