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*batteries not included (1987) Poster

Goofs

Boom mic visible 

When Carlos throws Frank Riley out his café and starts smashing it up, Frank gets up from the floor, then runs to the café window to look inside. You can see a boom mic reflected in the window.
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Character error 

During a far shot of the building burning, a group of people are backing up towards the camera. One of these men hit the camera and you can see the camera slightly shake, the man then looks at the camera with the corner of his eye.

Continuity 

When the two machines first appear in the Riley apartment, the toaster is plugged into different sockets. In the first shot, it's in the bottom socket. In the second, the top socket.
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When Frank is showing the machine how to cook hamburgers on the grill, the full view shows three raw patties on the back of the griddle. But on the close-up, the machine starts to turn the patties and all patties have been cooked on one side.
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When Carlos is in the cellar, he swings an ax at a glass panel in the door, making one large white crack. In the next shot there are two white cracks in the glass. The cracks change between shots as well.
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After Mason fights with his girlfriend, he throws his paintings out his window, which Marisa notices when she sees the paintings falling from his apartment about two floors above. When Mason and Marisa discover their items(Mason's door; Marisa's statue)fixed, Marisa comes out of her room, which is on the same floor as Mason's, which makes it impossible for Marisa to be about two floors down from Mason.
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When Carlos escapes from the cellar after throwing Harry down the stairs, he tries the door to the main entrance which is locked. In the same scene, Harry beats Carlos up and throws him out of the door, however, Harry opens the door without ever using a key to unlock it.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When the characters meet the aliens for the first time on the roof, in the shot immediately following Faye smashing the Frank's pocketwatch, a sunspot from a camera lens is visible moving around on the side of the shed.
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Revealing mistakes 

When the fire starts, we see it spread down into the room with all the balloons. However you can clearly see that the fire is burning on ropes, which are being dangled down to make it seem as though the fire's spreading.
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When the citizens of New York return to the building after the fire restoration to see what has happened, an actor playing a police officer backs other actors into the camera, bumping it just before it is cut to another shot.
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