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(1988)

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Plot holes 

Why didn't McCreedy just blow up the hobgoblins in the first place, rather than guarding them for decades?
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

A Hobgoblin's squeaker horn squeaks without being squeezed.
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Character error 

At Club Scum, Nick addresses Sergeant Parker as "sir" and salutes him. In the U.S. Army, sergeants are not addressed or saluted by junior soldiers in this manner. Theose courtesies are reserved for commissioned officers.
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Nick is stated to have just completed Army basic training. His hair would not have gotten that long since Basic Graduation, nor would it be in regulations in the Army.
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Continuity 

Daphne's pin is in a different spot every time she is on-screen.
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None of the grenades Nick throws at the bar do any damage.
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When Kevin checks up on Amy and Roadrash in Club Scum, Kevin walks up to the tinsel curtains twice.
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Kevin gives Amy his jacket after the Club Scum riots. When they climb into Nick's van, the jacket is gone. It reappears in the next close-up.
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When McCreedy is showing Kevin the gun, Kevin's collar changes from up to down between shots.
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The hobgoblins attack in the living room. As the party guests run away and shut the hobgoblins in the front door, Daphne's sunglasses move from her nose to her head and back.
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When Daphne, Nick, Kyle, and Kevin arrive at Club Scum, Daphne's necklaces disappear and reappear throughout the scene.
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A pair of sunglasses hangs from the waistband of Daphne's skirt. They move from the left side to the right side throughout the scene.
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In Club Scum, Amy's eyeshadow and glitter disappear in one shot.
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When Nick is doing Army training, the pattern on his red bandana changes in every shot.
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Nick stops by while the hobgoblins attack Daphne, Amy, and Kyle in the living room. When he stands outside, watching through the window, the front door is shut. In the next shot, he runs up to an open front door.
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Nick throws the grenades from a crouched position in front of the empty bar, which is in disarray. When they land beside the bar, patrons are drinking at the bar. The terrified patrons leave the bar after Roadrash throws Kevin and Kyle back into the club. The patrons vacate the same bar seconds later, when Kevin, Kyle, and Daphne hide under the table.
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After the final grenade explodes, Nick switches to his gun twice. The scene cuts to an earlier grenade explosion, and a man in a white shirt is thrown from the bar.
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Nick dives onto the hand grenade, but he is standing when it explodes.
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Sergeant Parker is thrown through the air with his boots on, yet dead hobgoblins are beside his smoldering boots.
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Sergeant Parker's uniform changes from Army green to Air Force blue and back.
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When Amy starts stripping, a tattoo is on her left breast. When the crowd runs outside, Amy chases them, and the tattoo is gone. When she returns inside, the tattoo has returned.
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The car that crashes on the cliff is a different model than the car that rolled off screen.
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Daphne stuffs a live grenade down Sgt. Parker's coat, but it explodes in front of him.
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When Kevin goes down to the forbidden "hobgoblin" vault, he opens the third door twice.
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Two men in the back garden battle with a rake and hoe. The metal part of the rake is pointing right in one shot, and left in the next shot.
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At Club Scum, Daphne's green hair ribbon changes sides.
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During Amy's striptease, she takes off her skirt twice.
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In McCreedy's flashback, 30 years later, he reads information about "The Visitants. His flashback would be in the 1950's or 60's.
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Crew or equipment visible 

In one hobgoblin attack scene, the arm the hobgoblin puppet is attached to is visible.
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When they are driving the car during Kyle's fantasy, a hand visibly rocks the stationary car.
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Revealing mistakes 

Nick throws grenades in one direction, but the resulting explosions come from a different direction.
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The same footage is replayed two or three times during the nightclub chase; notice the same guy tipping over his table.
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During the nightclub chase, the patrons tip over their own tables.
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Trixie repeatedly swings a bottle at the Club Scum emcee. She never comes close to contact with him, but he cries out in pain.
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Road Rash decides to fight the monster. When it begins walking, someone's pants pockets are showing through the back of the monster suit.
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During the Club Scum band performance, the stage is covered with smoke, and all the performers are close to each other. When Trixie is dancing, the smoke and the guitarist in front of her are gone.
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During McCreedy's flashback, his 'Visitants' magazine clearly has no pages.
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

When Sgt. Parker throws the grenade, Nick lands on it in the middle of a hall, with nothing near him. In the next shot, when he is on fire, he is right beside a table.
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When Nick is on fire, the three bottles on the table next to him change positions between shots.
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Crew or equipment visible 

Soon after Dennis dies, Mr. McCreedy goes to check on him. When he gets to the door where they stopped earlier (when McCreedy told him not to go further down the hall), black duct tape T-marks are clearly visible on the floor.
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Revealing mistakes 

The vault that contained the hobgoblins for 30 years is apparently only one flight of stairs up from the ground floor. When Mr. McCreedy blows up the vault, the explosion only affects the top floor of the building.
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When McCreedy finds the dead wannabe singer in the hobgoblin vault, the dead man's chest clearly rises and falls in a close-up.
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Nick wears a tank top when he dives onto the grenade. The stuntman portraying him on fire wears a flame retardant suit with long sleeves.
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