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Goofs

Character error 

Weyburn tells Lochen to sail to the mothball fleet located in (phonetically) "SOO-SEE-OON" Bay. It is actually pronounced "SOO-SOON" Bay.
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Continuity 

In the party sequence early in the film, we first see (in long shot) a woman who is seated on a sofa with George Hansen behind her. The woman is wearing a blue dress, the top of which is open in front and her right breast is clearly and fully exposed. In the next shot (from a different angle) we see that her breasts are tucked neatly into the dress.
When Mike and George go to relieve the two men at the safe house, we see the four cameras on top of the building all fixed on the same plate that spins back and forth. But when we see the monitors inside the building the video shows the scenery panning in opposite directions from each other instead of being in sync like the cameras are.
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When the boy throws Mike's cane to him he throws it pointed end in front. When it cuts to Mike catching the cane it is the rounded end in front.
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When Burt Young's taxi hits another car, the hood flies totally open making it impossible to drive. With the next shot it has been moved down again.
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At 49 minutes, when Mike is leaving Amy's house, the close-up of Mike getting into his car shows two children playing nearby but in the long shots the children are not there.
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Errors in geography 

After escaping the car chase, they are seen driving along the shoreline of San Francisco Bay. This road is actually coming from Fort Point, and there is no way to get to this road from the direction they are coming from.
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As they are sailing to the Suisun Bay Mothball Fleet, they are sailing under the western span of the Bay Bridge, then you can see the Golden Gate Bridge off in the distance, which would have been shot from Berkeley, and then they are sailing along the San Francisco water front.
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In the beginning as they are driving to the safe house the are driving westbound on the Richmond-San Rafael Bay Bridge. Then they jump to shots of them driving eastbound, and then finally to them exiting the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge.
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At the end of the movie, after they have left the Suisun Bay Mothball Fleet, they are actually on the west side of the Benicia-Martinez Bridge sailing eastbound. You can see the Southern Pacific Railroad bridge in the back and you can make out the Mothball fleet off in the distance.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The opening disclaimer mentions an interview with character Lawrence Weyburn that took place on September 31, 1975. There are only 30 days in September, so this is likely an indication that this is not a disclaimer at all.
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Revealing mistakes 

One of the characters is shown before, during, and after major orthopedic surgery on his elbow and knee. Following surgery, both the entire arm and entire leg are encased in close-fitting gypsum casts. The intact casts are taken off many days later. Even with today's medicine, this would be impossible: injury and surgery to those joints would cause a great amount of unavoidable swelling that would make close-fitting casts detrimental and torturous. If casts are used today, ordinarily the area around the joint is cut out to accommodate swelling.
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In the freighter graveyard scene, Miller holds a submachine gun identified as an Uzi. In fact, it is an Ingram Mac-10 with a cosmetic attachment to make it appear superficially like an Uzi. Furthermore, when first shown in Miller's hands, the attachment is on upside-down, putting the large front sight assembly on the bottom of the weapon instead of the top. In the next shot, the attachment is correctly oriented.
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