Knight and Day (2010)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 49 mins

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June Havens finds her everyday life tangled with that of a secret agent who has realized he isn't supposed to survive his latest mission. As their campaign to stay alive stretches across the globe, they soon learn that all they can count on is each other.
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Did you know? Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz did a majority of the stunts on their own. Both Cruise and Diaz are avid drivers and have experience in doing sharp turns and 180's. Read More
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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
English
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Color
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Dolby Digital, DTS
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
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Goofs:
Revealing Mistakes
During the warehouse battle, June fires a fully automatic machine gun often and repeatedly. After a particularly long firing, Roy grabs the machine gun's barrel near the business end, and holds it for about a minute while talking calmly. The gun barrel should have been too hot to touch.

Revealing Mistakes
After June gets off the bus in Boston, leaving Roy on, in one shot, all of the writing on the overhead advertisements are in mirror image.

Revealing Mistakes
While the interiors of the plane were shot in a McDonnell Douglas MD-8x mock-up, the plane wreckage in the cornfield is clearly that of a Boeing 727 "Whisperjet," which are no longer used, therefore cheaper to buy for use as wreckage.

Revealing Mistakes
When at the boarding gate at the beginning of the film, see the 727 parked outside has no windows on it. It is a freight plane.

Revealing Mistakes
June Havens (Cameron Diaz) wears a Rolex Submariner Date in the film. But her stunt double wears a Rolex Sea Dweller Deep Sea. They look almost identical, but the SDDS is much thicker as it's designed to go to much greater depths underwater, and has no magnifier over the date window.

Crew/Equipment Visible
When Roy kidnaps June in the diner, a cameraman is visible in the right corner.

Crew/Equipment Visible
During the chase scene, when June is riding on the motorcycle behind Roy, a box-like bulge is clearly visible on her lower back, beneath her blouse. It's probably a wireless mic box.

Crew/Equipment Visible
After the train scene when June is in the hotel room a crew member is visible in the mirror above the bed.

Errors in Geography
When June is taken to Antonio's home in Seville, Spain, the city is celebrating the festival of San Fermin. Part of that is the famous running of the bulls, which happens in Pamplona, not Seville. Pamplona is in northern Spain; Seville is in southern Spain.

Errors in Geography
Towards the end of the movie, a sign on the beach lists the distance in miles to Santiago and Cape Horn. In South America, distances would be listed in kilometers. The distance to Santiago is shown as "1279", implying that they are somewhere near Antofagasta, Chile, a Spanish-speaking country. Therefore, the sign should not say "Cape Horn" (English name), but "Cabo de Hornos" (Spanish name) instead.

Errors in Geography
Knight's "tropical island" refuge is in the Azores, which are nowhere near the tropics.

Errors in Geography
The pier with the amphibious plane is in Southern Spain. As the scene opens, the Queen Mary and Long Beach Cruise Terminal are visible. The catamarans in the background appear to be ferries that run to Catalina Island.

Errors in Geography
When June leaves the message for the agents to deliver the battery, she says she is on Route 28, just outside New Hampshire. She meets them on a rural, tree-lined road. Route 28 is a busy thoroughfare, lined with plazas and businesses for miles, on either side of the New Hampshire border.

Errors in Geography
When bodies are removed from the train at the Austrian station, "Coroner" is on the forensic team's coats. Austria's official language is German, so the coats should say "Leichenbeschauer".

Errors in Geography
San Fermín (Saint Firmin's day) is not celebrated in Seville. It is a local holiday in Pamplona only.

Errors in Geography
The end of the car chase in Sevilla Spain winds up at a dock where Fritz and Simon are about to get in an airplane. It is clearly filmed at the dock for the Catalina Island Express Cruises in Long Beach, CA,with the Queen Mary clearly visible in the background.

Errors in Geography
At least some of the "Salzburg, Austria" scenes were filmed in Seville, Spain. In one scene even a "Sevilla" sign could be seen in the background.

Errors in Geography
It is impossible to arrive to Cape Horn by car. Cape Horn is actually an island (Hornos), under Chilean sovereignty, seventy kilometers away from Navarino Island, last point where you can find both a car and a route.

Errors in Geography
During the car ride in Schwedelbach,Germany a sign can be seen which gives directions to Hamburg. On the sign it says 821km. The actual distance from Schwedelbach to Hamburg is just about 690km.

Factual Mistake
When the spy planes start bombing Roy's private island, June grabs her purse, which contains her and Roy's cell phones, and they dive into the ocean to escape. In the next scene, she received a call on her cell phone, which should have been ruined after being immersed in seawater.

Factual Mistake
The locomotive in the film is described as a diesel hydraulic, but it's clearly an electric locomotive.

Factual Mistake
The 1966 Pontiac GTO has two green style Massachusetts license plates, front and rear. This model of plate had no front issue.

Factual Mistake
The bad guy is walking with June through the garden as his henchmen continue to disappear. When he realizes they are gone; he points the gun at June. But the gun he points is empty; the slide is obviously back.

Factual Mistake
While on the train, June comments after her phone rings that she cannot answer since that would allow it to be tracked. Cell phones when on are constantly transmitting and receiving radio signals, so it could be tracked as it was depicted.

Revealing Mistakes
When Roy drops the battery in the ice to cool it, it starts hissing and smoking, implying that the thing is very hot. However only a few seconds earlier he had it in his bare hands.

Audio/Video Mismatch
When Antonio is yelling in the phone during the car chase, he is saying something in English and yet the audio is in Spanish.

Audio/Video Mismatch
The engine sound of the plane at liftoff is for a prop or turbo-prop, but the plane shown is a jet.

Audio/Video Mismatch
When in Salzburg Austria, the sound of the siren from the police cars are wrong. The sound used is close to Austrian ambulance cars.

Character Error
When we first see Simon in the cab of the locomotive in Austria, he mentions the engine can haul 50,000 metric tons. This equals 55,000 tons in U.S. measurement. A coal train (for example) weighing 55,000 tons would be upwards of 5½ miles long with 20 or more modern locomotives - virtually impossible across even the Australian Outback, let alone the Austrian Alps.

Character Error
When Roy is flying the plane he issues a mayday call to ATC, he uses the suffix "heavy" with the call-sign of the plane. "Heavy" is given with the call-sign to denote an aircraft with a maximum take off weight above 255,000 lbs which is not true of either the Boeing 727 or Airbus A320.

Character Error
June is told that the 1970 Pontiac Grand Prix has the "longest hood ever made." That is true of the 1970-72 models, but the car pictured is a 1969 model.

Character Error
June, a Massachusetts resident, tells Rodney that Roy rescued her on "the I-93." Identifying numbered highways as "the" is a California colloquialism. A Massachusetts resident would say "I-93" or "93."

Character Error
Miller describes the Zephyr battery as "the first perpetual energy source since the Sun", however the Sun is not a perpetual energy source. Powered by the fusion of hydrogen nuclei into helium, the Sun will eventually use up its raw materials and die.

Continuity
You see the agent arrive in Spain behind the street festival. Behind him are 2 silver and 1 black SMART cars. Four minutes later he meets Antonio and he leaves the HQ of Antonio. Here are these 3 SMART cars again.

Continuity
When June follows Roy from the hotel to the meeting, and Director George and Fitzgerald interrogate her, it is clearly daytime outside one of the windows.

Continuity
Roy and June take off in an Airbus A320, which turns into a Boeing 727 until the explosion.

Continuity
When June tails Roy in Salzburg, her hair becomes layered and wavy.

Continuity
Frank Knight, played by Dale Dye, is listed as Frank Jenkins in the movie credits (and in the IMDb cast and crew listing).

Continuity
When Roy is driving June in the Volvo after shooting Rodney, he enters a parking building, and when on the top floor he slides the car to align perfectly in a parking space. In the next scene the car isn't aligned and some parking spaces that were not there previously appear as well as some tire tracks.

Continuity
When June is sitting tied up at Antonio's place, Antonio is wearing a groomed beard while in the "car chase scene" right afterward (on the same day) he's got a three-day-stubble.

Continuity
When June goes up the escalator at the airport, just before she runs into Roy, the people behind her change from police to civilians and back again.
Trivia:
Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz did a majority of the stunts on their own. Both Cruise and Diaz are avid drivers and have experience in doing sharp turns and 180's.

With the exception of Roy Miller falling off during the rooftop chase in Austria, Tom Cruise did most of the running and jumping without any wire works.

Tom Cruise wanted to do another spy thriller, but he thought Salt (2010) and The Tourist (2010) were too similar to his Mission: Impossible (1996) franchise. He ultimately chose this project once it became an espionage thriller with comic elements.

Tom Cruise dropped out of The Tourist (2010), which was being extensively rewritten by Christopher McQuarrie, to do this film.

The film's production partners, New Regency and Dune Entertainment, offset financing for the film by paying Tom Cruise a lower advance fee than he normally received. According to the Los Angeles Times, Cruise received $11 million for Knight and Day (2010), not the $20+ million he usually receives.

All the car crashes were recorded on studio lots and digitally imposed in the film.

When Roy is late and discovers Simon's hidden message in the shipping container, similarly-hidden messages reading 'URLATE' can briefly be seen on both sides of the container wall.

Chris Tucker, Adam Sandler, and Gerard Butler were all considered for the lead role before Tom Cruise signed on.

The car Cameron Diaz is driving in the chase scene is a 1966 Pontiac GTO with Martinique Bronze exterior and Parchment interior.

Over 12 writers worked on the film but the Writers Guild of America ruled that only one of them - Patrick O'Neill - should be credited. Some of the other uncredited writers were Scott Frank, Laeta Kalogridis, Ted Griffin, Dana Fox and Simon Kinberg.

On 9/15/2009, Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise filmed a spot for The Jay Leno Show (2009) at the Worcester Regional Airport in Worcester, Massachusetts, which stood in for Wichita KS in the movie.

Tom Dey was the project's original director.

Eva Mendes was cast as the female lead when Chris Tucker was attached to the project.

There is a remake of this movie in Bollywood named "Bang Bang" starring Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif.

Celia Weston, who plays the mother of Tom Cruise, is only 10 years older than him.
Movie Connection(s):
References: Back to the Future (English)
References: The Terminator (English)
Remade as: Bang Bang (Hindi)