Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Taking of Pelham 123
Who was in Charge of Continuity?

Good movie. Great performances by Denzel Washington and John Travolta but they dropped the ball on scene continuity with firearms.

Late in the movie a police lieutenant plants a pistol in the false bottom of a bag containing the ransom money. Before he puts it in the bag he shows Denzel Washington's character how to remove the safety. The pistol shown is clearly a blue steel Walther PPK or PPKs (all you see is the part of the slide that shows the saftey an the word "Walther" on the grip). In a later scene Denzel's character reaches into the false bottom and somehow the Walther had magically turned into a Kahr K9 which, of course, does not contain a safety. Now the Kahr would make sense as the NYPD has authorized the Kahr K9 for off-duty and back-up carry but that was not the pistol that was put in the bag in the earlier scene.

Travolta's character is packing a SIG 229. In a scene toward the end of the film it is a two tone with a Stainless Steel type slide on a blued frame. I think in earlier scenes it was all blue. If anyone sees and can confirm this one way or the other, please let me know.





2 comments:

Edwardo said...

I've not seen the movie but I did find an entry on the Internet Movie Firearms Database (IMFD).
Here's the link: The Taking of Pelham 123

Anonymous said...

Quiet right on the gun switch. Saw the movie today and had to rewind it. I noticed the Walther PPK/S that was given to Denzel. It wasn't blued though and then in the tunnel he has a Kahr two tone.