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(1983)

Goofs

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Continuity 

The bulldog changes sex; when urinating in Harry's room it is a male, yet when it warns Harry about the hitman behind the door it is a female.
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During the coffee chop scene, just before the infamous "Go ahead, make my day" taunt, Harry aims his .44 Magnum and raises his thumb to cock it. In the next few shots, his thumb is not yet raised.
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In the opening shot of the movie, the car is parked in the middle of the road. In the next shot, the car is parked to the left hand side of the road.
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The snub-nosed revolver used by Jennifer Spencer starts out has having black rubber hand grips. By the time Jennifer is confronted by Chief Jannings, the revolver now has wooden grips.
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Jennifer's last name is spelled "Spenser" on the sign in the gallery but "Spencer" in the end credits.
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While Harry is nailing up the targets, his shoulder holster has some sort of odd cross strap; as if someone in wardrobe just pieced it together. Moments later, while waiting for Horace to walk up on him, Harry's shoulder holster is the traditional Bianchi shoulder holster configuration - a single elastic strap around his right shoulder.
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Crew or equipment visible 

Camera crew visible in reflection on car when Harry's partner sneaks up on him during target practise.
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As Horace exits the car while visiting Harry, who is about to begin target shooting in the woods, one of the Panavision cameras is clearly visible, reflected in the car window, as well as Eastwood's son, who was visiting the set.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Callahan is attacked by the four Mafia hit men, they start firing at a wooden box they suppose Harry is hiding in. One of them fakes shooting a pistol, mimicking the recoil, as it is clear that the gun doesn't fire at all.
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When Harry "rips" a page from the teletype machine, it's clear that the page had already been separated.
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When attacked by the mafia, the charges are visible on the car's windshield before being "shot."
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When Harry is target shooting outdoors, the target in the long shots is in shadow under trees, but upon close-ups it is clearly in full sunlight.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

When Mick falls off the roller coaster after Harry shoots him, he crashes through the glass above the merry-go-round back first (face-up), but he is shown impaled on the unicorn face-down.
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Although Mick is depicted as being impaled on a unicorn on the merry-go-round, the merry-go-round itself has a wooden "roof", yet there is no evidence that he broke through it.
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