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(1984)

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Helping Hand Acceptance Corporation head-honcho Oly goes out to look for the Malibu, as he is leaving, he says to Otto "keep making me money kid", to which Otto says "Fuck You", however his lips are saying something completely different
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Otto's mouth when he asks Duke when he got out of the slammer.
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Boom mic visible 

When the repo men are bullying Otto to reveal who beat him up. (Open matte version only. Corrected in 'widescreen' release)
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Reflected in the glass above the door before Otto leaves the market for the second time.
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Character error 

Leila's colleague at U.F.O. calls her "Lilah."
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When driving over the bridge in the repossessed red Camaro, Lite lights his cigarette twice.
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Continuity 

When the motorcycle cop goes to open the trunk, he takes Parnell's car keys with him - after he gets vaporized, Parnell pulls away without going to get them.
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When the motor-cycle cop walks to the back of the Chevy Malibu to look in the trunk, the number plate is "K8B 283". As the Malibu drives off, leaving the cop's smoking boots, its number plate is "127 GBH". According to the director's voice-over, these takes were months apart because the original Malibu was stolen from the set.
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At the beginning, in the wide shots from behind the car, Parnell is not wearing his shades. It's actually a different actor because Fox Harris couldn't drive.
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The White Cutlass Otto first repossesses appears on the street as a 1978-80 Cutlass Salon 4-door sedan, but as the negligent owners peer out the window, it appears as a 1981 Cutlass Supreme coupe.
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Otto's position relative to Kevin changes just before he pushes Kevin into the pile of cans.
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When Otto first enters the Helping Hands building, Marlene is on the phone. The camera then cuts to her and she is holding a pen instead of the phone.
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During the scene where Bud and Otto are racing down the side of the canal with the Rodrigues brothers, Lagarto suddenly disappears from the passenger seat.
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As Bud falls backward in the convenience store shootout, one shot shows his pistol hitting some bottles. The slide is locked to the rear, which can only happen if the magazine is completely empty, although in the previous shot it was forward and Bud hadn't fired.
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In the scene where Otto walks into the Repo Yard for the first time after following Bud in - you will notice that the Open/Closed sign changes back and forth during the scene (indicative of multiple shoots).
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In beginning of the movie, when the Malibu first passes by the motorcycle cop, the driver's side window is down. But after he pulls over, the cop walks up and taps on the closed window.
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Parnell passes the corner of Palmetto and Mateo three times.
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When Oly pulls a can of beer from the six-pack holder and throws it to Otto, he leaves three cans in a row in the plastic rings. In the next shot from behind Oly, one can has been opened, leaving the cans in a different position.
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In the first scene where the motorcycle cop pulls Parnell over, the sky changes back and forth from clear to cloudy in several different shots.
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Crew or equipment visible 

In the shot with Otto driving the Malibu with J Frank Parnell, you can see the shadow of a camera vehicle with a crane outside Parnell's window
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Dolly tracks visible between the camera and a car. (Open matte version only. Corrected in 'widescreen' release)
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Factual errors 

License plate on the Malibu. There are no front plates in New Mexico
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Miscellaneous 

At the end when the car takes off from the ground, the license plate is backwards.
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Spoilers

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Leila is kidnapped by the guys in the green car, she protests by yipping but her mouth does not move.
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Continuity 

When Otto visits Leila at the United Fruitcake Outlet, his face is already bruised from the beating he later takes from the Scooter Guys.
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