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Character error 

During one of Conrad's therapy sessions with Dr. Berger, as Dr. Berger is getting him to open up about the emotional pain he faces at home, Conrad misspeaks and says, "I'm your doctor, you're supposed to make me feel better." His intended spoken dialogue should have been, "You're my doctor, you're supposed to make me feel better."
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Continuity 

When Karen and Conrad at the restaurant, the straw in Karen hands starts unwrapped, then becomes wrapped, and then suddenly jumps into the Coke.
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When Karen and Conrad are at the restaurant, a glass leaps across the table repeatedly between shots.
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The golf scene is set on the 18th hole of the golf course but they are seen leaving the practice green (multiple holes in the putting surface are visible).
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When Conrad enters the elevator to Dr. Berger's office for the first time, his hair changes length and style between shots.
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When Karen and Conrad are at the restaurant and Karen is leaving, the Cokes have disappeared from the table.
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When Conrad is crying in the car, the tear running down his cheek disappears and reappears between shots.
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When Conrad lies down on his bed before calling Jeannine, there is a bulletin board behind his head, on the wall above the bed. The bulletin board is missing in all other bedroom scenes.
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While Conrad is watching the swim meet and fighting outside of school, he has a red plaid shirt under a gray sweater. When he arrives back at his grandmother's house and the subsequent scenes, he has a white with thin blue stripes shirt and a beige sweater.
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Miscellaneous 

At the beginning of the scene at the golf club, Calvin remarks how strange it is that there are no hills in Houston. Chicago and its surrounding area are extremely flat, so it's unlikely that a resident of that area would find lack of hills remarkable.
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Revealing mistakes 

The boat Conrad and Buck are in is obviously stationary, and is being rocked rapidly back and forth, inconsistent with the way a vessel that size would behave during a real squall.
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