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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Professor Monroe speaks into his tape recorder at the Yanomamo village, the dubbing is obviously out of sync.
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When Faye has a spider on her shoulder, she screams and talks at the same time.
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Character error 

After the "Last Road to Hell" sequence, the female executive tells Professor Monroe that the footage was "all a put-on" and "there was no enemy army approaching." The Last Road to Hell sequence is made up completely of execution footage, with no soldiers acting or enemy army approaching. The script originally called for footage of Vietnamese rebels firing at approaching troops, but execution footage from Nigeria was used instead.
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The "muskrat" Miguel kills is actually a coatimundi, closely related to the raccoon.
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Continuity 

Near the beginning, Oliveira is killed by a poison dart. When Professor Monroe flies in, Oliveira is standing behind the lieutenant.
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At the very beginning, during the television exclusive on the missing film crew, the group is near a seaplane, introducing their guide. Mark is to the far right, doing maintenance on his camera, which is shut off. When Professor Monroe views the team's film reels, one reel shows the same scene as shot by Mark on his camera.
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When the cannibals begin to mutilate Jack, his pants are down to his ankles. When they lay him on the ground, his pants are pulled back up.
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When the crew first find the impaled native girl, her legs hang down limply. In later shots her legs are crossed at the ankles.
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Factual errors 

The snake that bites the jungle guide in his boot is said to be poisonous. It's a red-tail boa constrictor, a non-poisonous snake that strangles its prey.
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Revealing mistakes 

When a cannibal holds up Faye's severed head, a wig drops of from the fake head, revealing a yellow foam head underneath.
When the Yanomamo guide is given muskrat flesh to eat, he never puts any inside in his mouth. Instead, he opens his mouth a few times near it to give the impression that he is eating.
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When the cannibals disembowel Jack, the skin-colored plastic trash bags holding in his fake torso and organs are visible.
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During the impalement scene, the lower portion of the "stick" is perfectly smooth and straight, while the portion through her mouth is rough and somewhat jagged, like an actual tree limb. The upper part should also exit through her eye sockets.
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