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(1980)

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Character error 

At the company dinner, Peter O'Toole puts his fork into some food but when he puts the fork in his mouth there is no food on it but acts as if there was.
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Continuity 

When Cameron does a somersault, his position changes as he comes out of the roll.
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In the closing scene Eli's helicopter takes off as he is talking to Cameron. However, cuts back to close-ups of Eli during the conversation reveal stationary trees behind the helicopters starboard side.
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At dinner, after Eli's line "This film... is not about fighting wars, Sam," Sam's right arm jumps; first it is putting some food in his mouth and then it's resting on the table.
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Just before jumping into the water to rescue Nina, Cameron is already all wet.
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When Eli pulls Cameron onto the crane, Eli's arm wraps around him and stays wrapped around him for the rest of Cameron's closeups even though Eli has removed the arm to tell Cameron to look into his camera.
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When Cameron previews the footage of Bert's demise, the windshield has no hole in it, then a hole appears as they look at the footage, but then it's missing again in the next shot.
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Errors in geography 

In one of the WW1 scenes, a wall is painted with the names of two French towns: Verdon and Nancy. "Verdon" should be spelled "Verdun," which is not far from the French town of Nancy, and was the site of a famous WW1 battle.
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One minute, Cameron is on a bridge in the town of Fair Oaks, California, and Eli Cross is in a helicopter observing him. Then, inexplicably, they're all in San Diego, California, over 100 miles to the southwest.
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Factual errors 

The car used in the main "driving off the bridge" scene is consistently described as a Duesenberg, but it has the well known Mercedes-Benz hood ornament.
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