Factual Mistake When Farmer Parsons is shot, he falls in the same direction that the bullet came from. The momentum of the shot should have knocked him off the tractor in the same direction that the bullet was traveling, towards the right side of the screen.
Audio/Video Mismatch When the female deputy is firing her pistol at the gunfight in the desert, she runs out of ammo. Four "clicks" are clearly heard as she continues to try and fire but is out of ammo. Clearly the slide of her pistol is caught in the most rear position, which would block the hammer from getting released. Hence it would be impossible for the hammer to strike the firing pin and make a click noise.
Continuity At minute 35, two black SUVs are barreling down the highway towards a barricade of multiple police cars stacked into two rows. However, when the snow plow rips through the barricade, the second row has disappeared.
Continuity When Officer Owens uses the rear of his truck to save Officer Torrance during the shootout, the truck's bumper is damaged in a collision with a patrol car. When the truck pulls away from the collision there is no apparent damage.
Continuity When Frank is shooting a bad guy on the stairs, the slide is locked back on his handgun indicating he is out of ammunition. Yet a second or two later he fires one more round into the bad guy and the slide locks back again.
Continuity At the very beginning of the film, a car in the parked police car's rear view mirror switches its lights off. As the car blows by at 197 MPH, we can see a red tail light.
Continuity (at around 49 mins) When Sheriff Owens is talking with Agent Bannister, his hand holding the phone alternates between having a blood-stain and clean.
Continuity When the Sheriff goes into the diner at the start of the movie, he sits down, gets a cup of coffee and holds the cup without the handle. In the next shot he is holding it by the handle.
Continuity In the cornfield chase towards end, the Camaro's driver side view mirror is broken off when the Corvette rams it sideways. It remains missing for the chase but it is undamaged and returned by the farm machinery strike and when Sheriff Ray handcuffs the walking fugitive to the car in the last scene.
Continuity When the bus with the machine gun is seen in long shots it has no "school bus" red stop sign. When seen close up while swerving, the stop sign appears.
Continuity At the beginning of the film just before the line "thought he wasn't working today" there is nothing on the brim of the Deputy's hat. Then a piece of beef appears and the Sheriff tells him to take it away.
Continuity Sheriff Owens tackles one of the shooters off of the diner roof and shoots him in the head, when they both land there is a halo of blood under the guy's head. The shot cuts away and when it cuts back the blood is gone.
Continuity When the Sheriff chooses the weapon on him wearing a leather jacket, when he comes out of the museum in a police uniform.
Continuity (at around 64 mins) Sheriff Ray Owens goes into Irv's bar to warn the diners and the clock on the wall says 7:21 AM. Four minutes later after the line "time for a turkey shoot" screen fades to black and goes to Figuerola walking down the street with a placard reading 7:10 AM.
Errors in Geography During the initial scene of Cortez being broken out of the FBI convoy in Las Vegas, the camera sweeps by a blue street sign showing the action occurring on "5th St." There is no such street sign in Las Vegas, as 5th St. was renamed "Las Vegas Blvd." in 1959. Furthermore, street signs in the City of Las Vegas are green, not blue.
Factual Mistake Ray asks to see a gun permit. In Arizona, a person over age 21 may legally carry a concealed firearm or deadly weapon without a permit within the state, but must disclose the fact to law enforcement if questioned.
Factual Mistake While in the ambulance Mike and Lewis both talk about the wound in Mike's shoulder being a .50 Caliber wound. First off, the rifle that bad guy sniper used was a Blaser R93 Tactical which is only available in .223 (5.56mm), .308 (7.62mm), or .300WM, not .50 Caliber. Even if the rifle used was a .50 Caliber, the round would have taken Mike's arm and most of the shoulder clean off.
Factual Mistake Sheriff Owens threatens Lewis Dinkum with a citation for the huge revolver he carries. The movie takes place in Arizona, which is a legal carry State and where there is no restriction on revolvers, whatever the caliber. No citation could be given unless Dinkum was specifically not allowed to own a firearm based on his record.
Factual Mistake The Camaro Ray Owens is chasing the ZR1 with in the corn fields is depicted as a ZL1 but a close up of the interior during the chase shows the headrest embroidered with SS instead of ZL1.
Factual Mistake When Frank Martinez is engaged in the gunfight on the stairs on the way to rescue his partner, the slide on his pistol locks open (indicating an empty magazine and chamber) just before he fires his last shot. There was no time to carry out a reload as there was only a split second between scene cuts.
Miscellaneous When the electromagnet picks up the car, the guard's gun is magnetized and flies up to the ceiling, but Gabriel Cortez' shackles and chains are not affected by the magnet at all.
Revealing Mistakes In a closeup of Jerry's desk his phone is not connected.
Revealing Mistakes When the sheriff is being dragged in the car through the corn field, he shoots through the open driver's window at the villain. When the villain drops the car with the sheriff a clear shot of sheriff's car shows that the window is closed and there is nobody inside.
Revealing Mistakes At the beginning of the movie, some constellations in the night sky appear twice.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's first lead role since Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003).
In the scene where the Sheriff and his newly deputized force are arming up Luis Guzman can be seen with a mace and chain stuck in his belt and a sword. The sword is the same design as the one Arnold used in Conan the Barbarian.
Eduardo Noriega dubbed himself in the Spanish version.
The Bombardier Aerospace Challenger 850 the FBI boards to catch up with the fugitive, has a top speed of .80 mach, or approximately 488 mph, somewhat faster than the prototype Chevrolet the fugitive is driving.
Liam Neeson was offered the role of Ray Owens but passed.
The book of Proverbs, chapter 28: verse 01 in the "Holy Bible" is the motto engraved on the plaque in front of town hall and sheriff's office.
The Bombardier Challenger 850 jet that the agents took is actually approx 270 mph faster then the Corvette ZR1. The fastest Corvette on record recorded a top speed of just over 200 mph, and that was due to it having been extensively modified by Hennessy racing.
Melissa Molinaro appeared as an EMT alongside Luis Guzmán but the scene was deleted and not included in the special features of any home releases of the movie.
Harry Dean Stanton: as Farmer Parsons.
Body Count: 44.
The Last Stand was released five years ago today!
This was Arnold Schwarzenegger's first lead acting role since Terminator 3 in 2003.
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