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(1979)

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Character error 

When the homicide detective is questioning Tisa Farrow's character on the boat he says a member of the "coast guard" was killed. The man who was killed on the boat at the beginning was clearly a member of the New York City Police Department.
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Continuity 

While defending the hospital from hordes of zombies, Peter and Brian throw Molotov cocktails at the entrance. Despite throwing several that result in fireballs and flames, each time one is thrown the hospital entrance is clear of any flames.
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During the shark vs. zombie fight, the zombie gets his arm bitten off. However, we see him with the arm after he loses it, and without the arm before it is bitten off.
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When Dr. Menard's wife is alone at the cottage she pushes the dresser up against the door twice.
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After Brian has killed the zombie that has killed he has a small drop of blood on the right armpit of his shirt. When he arrives at the hospital, his shirt has been doused with blood. After dispatching the first zombie, his shirt has a lot less blood splatter on it.
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When they are on their way to the island, you see the camera is on shore for a moment looking at the boat going past where a native makes a crucifix sign on his chest you will see the owner of the boat is wearing shorts - upon arriving at the island he is wearing jeans.
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During the shark vs. zombie fight the zombie tears a chunk of flesh off the shark. After an initial gout of blood there is no subsequent sign of either the wound or any blood in the water.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When heroes escape from Menard's cottage, one of the crew is reflected in the window of the jeep.
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Factual errors 

In the last scene, the radio announcer in New York City states that the governor has declared a state of national emergency. Only the President can declare a national emergency, not a governor of a state.
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When Brian fires a rifle at the shark from the boat, he fires the rifle multiple times very quickly. The rifle he is using is a bolt action rifle, which must have a bolt part moved before each fire. He does not touch the bolt. In addition, Brian fires more than five times, and bolt-action rifles usually have but 5 rounds in the magazine.
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Plot holes 

In the final scene, it is revealed that the zombies are causing havoc in the city. They are shown shambling across the part of the bridge designed for people, but below the civilian cars are shown calmly and orderly driving across the bridge in the other direction. This makes no sense:

1. Traffic on a bridge like that can be heavy during rush hour. During a zombie apocalypse, traffic would likely come to a halt due to a few crashes and the falling apart of towing companies/authorities, not to mention everyone frantically trying to leave.

2. Why would regular civilians be going into the zombie war zone in an orderly fashion?

Depending on the direction of traffic, it should either be totally chaotic or nonexistent. Obviously the director reserved the top of the bridge for extras without restricting access to the roadway below.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Dr. Menard is driving and discussing the zombie plague with the visitors, the "clean" part of the jeep's windshield (i.e. the path of the windshield wipers) appears to be cut out of the glass (probably to provide a better view of the actors and prevent the camera being reflected on the glass).
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