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(1985)

Goofs

Continuity 

When Ben Luckett is fishing with his grandson near the end, there's a large water spot covering the leg of his pants in the wide shot. When they push in to a medium shot, the spot is gone.
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Jump to: Audio/visual unsynchronised (3) | Character error (1) | Continuity (7) | Revealing mistakes (5) | Spoilers (1)

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

As Ben starts his car it makes the distinct sound of an older Chrysler when he's driving a Cadillac.
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When Joe, Bernie, and Art are in the dining room, the piano player's movements don't come close to matching the music being played.
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When people are commenting on the old people's dancing.
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Character error 

When Bernard Lefkowitz is arguing with the other about visiting the "lifepool", he states that Dutch Shultz visited his store in 1948. Dutch Shultz was shot and later died at a hospital after lingering 22 hours on October 24, 1935.
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Continuity 

Water in the pool becomes instantly still after the old men get out of it the first time.
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David's hairstyle changes when he goes with his Grandpa to the eye doctor.
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Kitty massages Jack's right leg just after he bangs it. However, when they are talking the leg left is the injured one.
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The sweets Jack drops to the floor vanish.
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When the four men are hiding in the pool closet and the Anterians come into to put the day's haul of cocoons into the pool, the tile floor is completely dry, though the men had just exited the pool moments before, dripping wet.
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At 51:54, Walter's hands change positions between shots.
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Wilford Brimley's hair goes from blonde to white and back again as the film progresses.
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Revealing mistakes 

Rose visibly swallows after she dies.
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When Wilford Brimley and Maureen Stapleton are driving in the Cadillac and Brimley asks Stapleton if she has second thoughts about the trip into outer space, you can see the AAA sticker on the rear view mirror is upside down.
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Obvious stunt double for David when he jumps from the jetty to the boat.
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When the old folks all invade the pool house, there is a fellow on the deck of the pool trying to crack open the cocoon. A few seconds earlier, that same fellow is in the middle of the pool when Walter catches everyone. The fellow is subsequently in two places at the same time.
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Obvious stunt double when Arthur Selwyn is break dancing.
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Spoilers 

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Revealing mistakes 

When Rose dies, she can be seen breathing as Bernie Kneels down and leans in towards her to tell Rose he's sorry.
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