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Rosemary's Baby (1968) Poster

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Anachronisms 

At the funeral, one of the limousines is a 1968 though the movie is set in 1966.
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Spotted twice is the use of 1967 Chevrolet taxicabs, even though the time frame for the film is late 1965 through the end of June 1966. The 1967 models would not have been introduced until the Fall of 1966.
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When Rosemary is in downtown Manhattan during the Christmas season of 1965 (her baby, we are told, is due to be born in June 1966), the title of the movie on the marquee of Radio City Music Hall is The Happiest Millionaire, which didn't open until the Christmas season of 1967.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Rosemary talks to the cab driver, before going to see doctor Hill, the audio clearly does not match the picture perfectly.
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Though we hear Minnie's dialogue, "No matter where we are, our thought's will always be with you", her lips are not moving.
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Character error 

When Rosemary visits Dr. Sapirstein in the last act, his office manager tells her that the tannis root amulet she wore gave off the same nasty smell as the doctor's aftershave, but Dr. Sapirstein wears a beard. But then, the secretary says "But then it isn't is it?" meaning she realized it couldn't be his aftershave she smelled.
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Continuity 

Rosemary didn't close the closet door all the way before fetching the knife because towels and linens were blocking it, but the door is completely closed when she returns.
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Obvious wig on Rosemary during the rape.
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When Rosemary is getting ready to go through the closet to the Castevet's apartment, she takes down all the shelves and then goes away. When she comes back, the shelf above her head has been replaced.
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When Rosemary begins putting the Scrabble tiles away, the wrong anagram (one Rosemary had already discarded) can be glimpsed to the side.
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At Rosemary's party, Guy steps from behind the bartender to accept a drink in a closeup shot. In the following mid-range shot, from a different angle, he is shown in the background stepping up again to take a glass from the bartender.
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When Rosemary and Guy come back from dinner at the Castevet's and they are in the bedroom, Guy loosens his shirt twice.
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During the dinner scene at the Castevets' apartment, Minnie hands Guy a slice of cake with her right hand while licking icing off her left index finger; in the next shot her left hand is offering Guy the cake.
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When Rosemary comes home and makes her first complaint of her pregnancy pain to Guy she goes to sit on the sofa and a Scrabble game board is seen on the coffee table. When Hutch comes to visit a few scenes later, several days have passed in the plot and the Scrabble board is still in the exact same place even though Rosemary and Guy played a game of Scrabble in between these two scenes.
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Rosemary's hair in the opening sequence from outside the building to inside the building.
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Position of other tiles surrounding Rosemary's anagrams between shots.
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When Rosemary is waiting to see Dr. Saperstein in the waiting room (right before she walks out in a rush), she is wearing red lipstick. Moments later, she walks to the phone booth and she is wearing light pink lipstick.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The doctor tells Rosemary June 28th is the day of her expected delivery, NOT the date for her next appointment. She found out she was pregnant at the end of October, and the doctor wanted Rosemary to come in the next week for the blood sample, hence why blood is written on the calendar in November.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Guy and Rosemary are walking down the street discussing their options about renting, you can see many people staring at them and into the camera.
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Rosemary doesn't lock her apartment door behind her on her way to Dr. Sapirstein, but it is locked when she is racing against time to get inside before Guy and Sapirstein catch up with her.
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The same aerial shot of Bramford is used in both the opening credits and just before fading to ending credits.
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Towards the very end, a man is shooting photographs with a Pentax 35mm camera. Each time he advances the shutter, the rewind knob does not turn, indicating there is no film in the camera.
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Rosemary cooks a steak for only a few seconds on each side and then begins eating it, indicating a pregnancy craving for raw meat, but when she cuts into it, it's very obvious the steak is now fully cooked.
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When Rosemary is in the laundry room with Terry, we hear the washer buzz and Rosemary throws a capful of softener into it. We hear the distinct sound of the liquid hitting an empty washer, when it is supposed to be full of clothes.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Character error 

When Rosemary and Guy are arriving back at the Bramford, and notice all the commotion about Terry's "suicide," Guy informs a police officer that she was staying with the Castevets in Apartment 7E, yet later in the scene when Guy and Rosemary talk to the Castevets, Guy says that he and Rosemary live in 7E. Even though their apartment used to be the back part of the Castevets, there would not be two 7E's in one building.
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Revealing mistakes 

Rosemary discovers a hidden door in the back of a closet, but at the beginning of the film when she is rearranging the shelves, it is clearly seen that the back of the same closet is a solid wall.
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