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The Man with One Red Shoe (1985) Poster

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Character error 

The music that Richard Drew writes on his bathroom mirror isn't the music he's humming.
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Continuity 

When Carson and Hulse enter Richard's apartment, they crash through the kitchen windows, showering the room with broken glass and wood and tearing down the curtains. A few minutes later, Richard and Morris each enter the kitchen and notice nothing amiss.
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In the subway scene, Maddy suddenly has a gun, even though in the immediately-previous scenes she was captured and, presumably, searched.
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During the scene with the dead bodies in Richard's apartment, Reese manages to remove all the shelves and food from Richard's refrigerator, hide them somewhere else in the kitchen, stuff Carson's body in the fridge, then remove the body and put all the shelves and food back - all in a matter of seconds.
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Two agents shot three darts into Richard's butt. An agent removes one dart but when we see Richard lying on the floor, no darts are visible.
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During the two-way mirror scene, Carson calls Richard's violin 'some kind of banjo'. However earlier in the film he had no trouble identifying Drew's violin case.
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When Cooper shoots the agent in Richard's apartment, it's clearly a shot to the head. When the agent is lying next to Morris, he appears uninjured.
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Cooper isn't wearing sunglasses as he chases Richard and Maddy in the federal building at the end of the movie. When he bursts into the senate hearing room, gun drawn, his sunglasses are suddenly back on and he has to flip them up.
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When Paula is climbing out of Richard's window and talking back to Richard her wristwatch is missing and her hair is longer than in the previous scenes.
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When Richard rides his bicycle from his apartment and stops at the junction the wheel of the car behind him has driven onto and is between 2 yellow lines. Change camera, the car is to the side of the yellow lines and is not yet on the lines.
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When Richard stops his bicycle at the junction the reflector on his front wheel is below the axle. Change camera, the reflector is above the axle.
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When Maddy leads the team into Richard's building she's carrying a clipboard and has no gloves. She's carrying a case hanging from her right shoulder. When she walks into his apartment, the case is hanging from her left shoulder, she's lost the clipboard and gained a pair of gloves.
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When Maddy checks Richard's closet she's has a gold necklace (not previously visible) hanging outside her top.
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When the agent enters the dentist's office and sprays the receptionist's face, in one shot she's holding her pen along her fingers. Change camera, the pen is across her palm.
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When Richard plays for Maddy in her "apartment" her position on the bed when seen in the mirror is different from when she is viewed directly.
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When Maddy is abducted outside Richard's apartment the patterns of sunshine and shadow on the road changes.
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When Natalie says: "Edgar, that damn fiddle player's behind us." the view out of the rear window has landscaped gardens. But they are driving through town.
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When the car crashes into the back of the truck, it's clearly a younger driver with longer hair.
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When Maddy stops the train the train lights are on and there's a light on in the driver's cab. When Richard, Maddy and then Cooper jump from the train all lights are off.
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When Richard and Maddy run into the building there's a large wet stain on the front of his shirt. Seconds later it's just a small patch near his armpit.
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Richard leaves his apartment in Georgetown to go to the dentist, the next scene Richard is riding his bike on the C&O Canal heading into Georgetown.
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Errors in geography 

The subway system used should be the WMATA (Washington Metro Area Transit Authority) Metro system, because they are obviously in Washington, D.C., but the Metro will not allow scenes on their system which have weapons or chases. The Los Angeles Metro was substituted for it.
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Factual errors 

The assassins in the film used revolvers with silencers. It is nearly impossible to silence a revolver, due to the gap between the revolving cylinder and the barrel, which allows sound waves to escape.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Morris is taking a pee and the bathroom door swings shut the "dead" agent hanging on the back of the door lifts his head and looks at Morris.
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When Morris crashes his bike into the lake (chasing the ambulance), the stuntman is holding handlebars in his hand as he back-flips into the water. Look closely, and you can see handlebars still on the bike he "crashes".
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In the scene with the subway train, the destination board reads "Special".
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