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* In the 1974 ''{{Murder on the Orient Express}}'', every time Poirot finishes questioning a suspect, Bianchi (I think) says "It was (her/him)! (He/she) did it!" [[spoiler: He's right, of course, every time.]]
* In the book, when they learn the victim was repeatedly stabbed, Monsieur Bouc immediately labels it a crime of passion and says that the murderer must be a woman. Actually, [[spoiler: the crime was ruthlessly planned in advance, but it was a woman who did all the planning and organizing.]] Well played, Agatha.
* Poirot referring to the Americans as subjects rather than citizens makes a lot more sense when you remember the Belgians have a king, and that Poirot is famous for his ObfuscatingStupidity FunnyForeigner routine.
* Nearly every one of the suspect utters some kind of mistrustful, xenophobic remark in passing -- "That's the worst thing about Americans, they're so sentimental" -- "I normally don't like them Britishers" -- passengers constantly reduce one another to their nationality. But in fact, [[spoiler: everyone is working together, regardless of what country they come from, to eliminate a common enemy.]]