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(1986)

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Continuity 

(at around 51 mins) When Andy is walking to the boathouse to deliver the make-up box to Rollie, there is a shot of a girl on roller skates in a blue print blouse skating behind her. In the next shot, the skater is behind the cop trailing Andy. In the very next shot, the skater is way ahead in the distance in front of Andy.
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When Tyler is setting up the booby-traps upstairs at the mansion, note that the brass item that has the 'noise maker' changes shapes.
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The car's condition when it is being deliberately smashed up.
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In Tyler's apartment, when Tyler offers Lipton coffee, the pot is brewing and is over half full. In next shot, when Tyler goes to pour the coffee, the pot is still brewing but is only about 1/8th full.
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(at around 13 mins) Rollie Tyler leaves the FBI office, then in the next shot he is walking up the stairs to his apartment wearing a black sweater that he didn't have on in the previous shot.
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(at around 12 mins) Right before Rollie leaves the FBI office, he sets a cup of coffee down twice.
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(at around 20 mins) Tyler's camera changes from a Nikon FM (silver) to a Nikon F2A (black) and back again while shooting photos of Defranco.
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(at around 36 mins) When Rollie bundles Ellen into her apartment block they leave the key in the front door.
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During the chase scene as the F/X van is being stolen from the impound lot the rear view mirror in the detectives car appears and disappears several times.
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As Defranco dies, his neck tie lies to his left, touching his trousers. Col. Mason removes the key from cross/pendent, and drops it on Defranco's chest. It lands on the tie. When McCarthy enters the room to check on the body, Defranco's shirt is opened wider, the necklace is moved, and the necktie is splayed, one end touching the floor, the other across his chest.
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Crew or equipment visible 

(at around 1h 6 mins) Reflections of camera and operator in car window when Lipton leaves the parking garage.
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Factual errors 

The Justice department doesn't issue social security numbers. The Social Security Administration does that.
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Miscellaneous 

In the scene when Roland is beating the assassin's back with the machine gun you can see the butt of the gun wobble, as it is made of rubber.
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The uniforms worn by the New York State Police at Mason's mansion and the morgue are their dress blouses and are only worn for special ceremonies such as funerals, parades and awards and are never worn on patrol.
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Spoilers

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Continuity 

(at around 43 mins) When McCarthy is in bed and gets the call regarding the murder of Ellen at Tyler's apartment, he reaches for the phone and knocks a bowl of peanut shells on the floor that are next to the phone, when he is finished on the phone he hangs it up, and the bowl of peanut shells is back on the table.
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When Tyler is fighting Ellen's killer, items on the counter keep changing; the iron and wooden bowl disappear and reappear, the cups change position, break and reappear.
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Miscellaneous 

(at around 41 mins) When Rollie moves Ellen from the floor to the bed after she has been shot, there is no blood or stain on the floor. Her injury was fatal, thus there should have been a large amount of blood on the floor.
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Revealing mistakes 

(at around 42 mins) As Rolly is fighting with Ellen's killer, the rifle he is beating him with bends as he hits him, showing it is a 'rubber ducky' prop.
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