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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985) Poster

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Continuity 

In the opening scene text on the school bus varies between SCHOOLBUS and SCHOOL BUS.
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In every scene filmed in the basement of Jesse's house, the basement door opens into the room. During the last scene in the room, the camera pans to the door but it opens out into the hall.
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When Freddy is wrestling with Lisa on her kitchen floor, his finger knives appear and disappear between shots.
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During the pool party, one teenager attempts to talk Freddy down, only to be slashed by Freddy and thrown towards a fire. When he is thrown towards the fire, there is no injury or damage to his clothes where Freddy slashed him.
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In the scene after Jesse kills Ron, Freddy's glove is on the wrong hand in the mirror.
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The broom Jesse's dad is holding while the bird is flying around disappears.
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There are towel marks visible on Coach Schneider's posterior before the first strike.
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When Jesse and Grady are fighting with each on the school baseball field and coach Schnider starts to walk over, in the background you can see the guy wearing the baseball mitt behind the coach. In the next shot you can see him encouraging Jesse and Grady to keep fighting with each other.
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When Jesse's sister shows him the "Fu Man Fingers" they jump from her left hand to her right between shots. Also the cereal box she pulled the Fu Man Fingers out of, the box was on the table before she pulled them out. In the next shot the box is in her hand, then she pulls the Fu Man Fingers out.
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When the coach is getting bombarded by basketballs and volleyballs one of the balls flies out, smacks him in the head and then bounces on the floor. At one point it is a volleyball and at another point it is a basketball.
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In the opening scene, the kids on the bus are seen standing up and walking towards the door while the bus is still moving. In the next shot, they are all sitting down until the bus stops.
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When the first basketball launches at the coach after the rack has moved round, it is orange. When it strikes the coach on the head it is white, and then when it hits the ground it is orange but a different ball from the first ball that was launched.
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During the softball game, Grady hits the ball and you hear it bouncing on the ground. Immediately after, though, Jesse is struck in the head by a fly ball.
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Crew or equipment visible 

Behind the tennis racket on the wall, you can see the heating element that's lighting up and burning the strings in two.
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During the death scene where the coach is being dragged out of his office and towards the showers, you can see a clear, plastic string under his left arm pulling him.
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In the opening scene when the bus is coming down the street, one of the crew members is visible walking back and forth behind a tree on the left side of the screen.
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Errors in geography 

The fictional location for the Nightmare on Elm Street franchises was Springwood, Ohio. Throughout the film Palm Trees are visible in the background which cannot be grown in Ohio climate and the bus in the opening scene drives through the desert, which is not part of Ohio's geography.
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Revealing mistakes 

When the kids are reading the diary about Freddy Krueger, the pages that they are "reading" from are all blank.
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During the scene with the parakeet, first it knocks over a lamp and then the father breaks the other lamp. The room never gets any darker.
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Coach Schneider is supposedly stripped naked before he is whipped. However, in one shot he is still wearing pants. This is only noticeable in full-frame video versions.
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When Freddy Kruger jumps through a glass door and disappears mid jump. At the point he vanishes, so do several pieces of the doors debris. Clearly there were two takes, one with Freddy jumping, one without and they simply faded between them. This is very noticeable if you look at the door pieces at the top left of frame.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

During the end scene of the movie on the school bus, Jesse and Lisa begin to scream before Freddy's glove comes out of Carrie's stomach.
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Continuity 

When Freddy attacks the kids at Lisa's pool party, he kills the first kid by slashing him diagonally across the right side of his face and neck. When the kid drops to the floor, the wounds are vertical and on the left side of his face.
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Miscellaneous 

During the final fight in the boiler room, a liquid can be seen coated on the pipes before they light aflame.
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Revealing mistakes 

Towards the end of Freddy and Lisa's tussel in the hall way, you can clearly see Kim Myers' stunt double, when she kicked Freddy in the face, while he's biting her leg.
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Revealing mistakes 

When the school bus drives off into the desert at the end of the film, it is clearly seen through the windows that the bus is empty except the driver.
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