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Continuity 

Rosewood leaves one shotgun in truck in final shootout scene. One minute later he has both guns in his hands again.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

At the gun club, when Axel is offering his grooming services to Karla Fry, she is shown firing a revolver. But the sound effects of ejected shells hitting the floor after each shot can be heard. Revolvers don't eject their shells.
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When Axel, Billy, & Taggart arrive at the 385 strip club, the Maitre d' stops Axel and looks at Billy and Taggart and asks, "And who are those awful-!", then Axel cuts him off. The last word, "awful" was obviously dubbed, as it becomes louder than the rest of the sentence. And is you read his lips, he says, "And who are those people?"
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Boom mic visible 

In the oil field at the end of the movie, Axel is bent down on the side of the black limo. As he picks up the dirt you can see the reflection of a boom mic in the bottom half of the limo
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Character error 

When in the cement trunk, Foley asks Rosewood if the brakes work on "this thing" Rosewood replies by saying " I don't know, I haven't tried them yet." When Taggart is chasing after the cement truck, it brakes to make a right turn. So in fact, he has tried them, and they do work.
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Continuity 

In the opening sequence, the limo in which Karla and the robbers arrive in is seen having two different license plates. In the first shot, the front plate reads 'DENT', but as the scene progresses, the plate simply says '77'.
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When the cop car is taking a sharp left turn during a chase, the red light falls from the roof and hangs from a cable. The passenger in the car picks it up half way and in the very next shot it is on the roof perfectly in place. Also, the same shot (of the unmarked police car taking a sharp turn with the red light dangling on its wire) is used again during a later chase.
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When breaking into the desk at the gun club, Axel breaks his knife blade, losing it in the drawer. When he opens it with Billy's switchblade, the broken piece is nowhere to be seen.
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The construction foreman slams his hat on the table, but it is soon back on his head.
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Axel and his friends shoot out the same tail light twice.
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When Axel jumps up and grabs on to the cement truck that Rosewood has commandeered, his pistol can be seen falling out of the back of his jeans. He later uses this same weapon.
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In the final gun fight, Taggart is firing a shotgun in some shots and a pistol in others (without having time to swap).
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When Foley decides to turn around to check out the house, there are cars visible behind him. When he makes his U turn, there are no cars on the road.
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During the opening credits, Axel Foley begins driving a Ferrari 328GTS with the targa top removed. When he pulls into the alley, the car is a Ferrari 308GTS with the targa top in place. The car remains a 308 in all of the high-performance shots on the streets of Detroit. When he pulls up to the bar where he offers to buy 2000 American Express cards, the car is again a Ferrari 328GTS, except the targa top is now in place.
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When Taggart yells at Axel to get out of the pool, he is wearing his sunglasses and is holding his cigar in his right hand, but when Taggart falls into the pool, his sunglasses have disappeared and his cigar is now in his mouth.
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When Rosewood pulls up to the racetrack, both doors on the right side of the car are open. However, in the next shot, we see Taggart exit out of the vehicle from the left side and the door on the right side is now closed.
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When Axel takes in the supposed bag with dangerous projectiles, just before he leaves you see the bag in his hand, when the angle changes he then picks it up.
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Inspector Todd's first name is Douglas but the name shown on his office door is G. Todd.
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The plane Axel arrives in Beverly Hills on changes from a 727 to a 737 between shots.
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In the scene where Brigitte Nielsen is shooting in the Beverly hills shooting club and talking to Eddie Murphy. She fires a rifle then an automatic pistol last she picks up a 6 shot revolver not only does she fire 11 shot with out reloading but you can hear shells dropping on the floor (revolvers don't eject shells).
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The license plates on the limousine in the opening sequence switch back and forth from normal California plates, to "US Olympics" plates between shots.
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At the Playboy mansion, Foley parks his car and immediately hops out, and already there is a car directly behind his.
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When Axel, Rosewood, and Taggart walk onto the back patio of the Playboy mansion, the same blonde woman in the black dress walks by the group twice.
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During the shoot-out in the oil field, Billy opens/extends the LAW (Light Anti-Tank Weapon) twice.
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The passenger in the armored vehicle appears and disappears during the chase.
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The sunglasses on the guard that Axel punches at the warehouse.
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The Camaro sitting in front of the Gun Club is an '82 or newer Z28. The Camaro at the Club during the shootout is an older model Z28 (circa 1978).
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When Axel and friends are shot at from a Camaro when they come out of the nightclub, the shooters drive two different types of Camaros in different scenes.
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The front license plate of Bogomil's car is seen when he pulls out of the station. After he is shot, his back license plate can be seen and it is a different number from the front plate.
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When Foley cracks the code of Charles Cain in the car, they do a left turn and the light on the roof of the car falls and is hanging by the cable. In the next shot it is back on the roof. Also, during the sharp left turn that makes the light come off the roof, Foley can be seen riding in the passenger seat. In the next shot he's sitting in the back seat.
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After Sidney Bernstein gives Axel two $100 bills, five $20 bills appear in his hand.
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During the shootout at 385 North, the tail lights of the Camaro are shot out several times, and both tail light's red crystals are broken. In the following cut, the red crystal is seen being shot out again.
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During the gun fight at the end, Axel is shooting his empty gun (the slide is locked back).
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Axel picks up Bogomil's left shoe, but holds the right.
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When the detectives open the envelope containing the first letter in the police station, the paper is straight. In the next shot it's ragged.
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Billy beats up his unmarked squad car pretty badly on the way to the depository. After the debrief in the squad room, they are driving the same car which is now undamaged.
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When the Cadillac backs up in the driveway to let the armored van pass, it clearly drives off afterward at speed. In the next shot, when Billy hits it with the cement truck, the Cadillac is now stopped side-on in the middle of the road.
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The address of the City Deposit on the computer screen is 9752 Gregory. But in the car, Taggart says it's at 341 Gregory.
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There is a car behind Axel right before he pulls into a driveway to turn around and go speak to the building inspector at the house that is being redone. However, when he pulls into the driveway to turn around, the car behind Axel is gone.
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During the jewelry store robbery at the beginning of the film, Karla Fry can be seen putting her stop watch in her pocket three times.
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Just before Bogomil is shot, the hood of the Mercedes is still open. When the first shot is fired, the hood is closed.
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When we first see Karla Fry following Bogomil early in the film her Mercedes convertible has a blue on white California 'Sunrise' license plate. In the next shot when she is pulled off to the curve with the cars hood open the plates have changed to the old yellow on blue California type.
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Axel shoots a hole through three video screens at the shooting range, but those holes have disappeared in future shots.
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In one scene, we see Dent's limo flying off the side of a hill after Dent has been shot. In the very next scene, the limo has already landed at a completely different angle when it explodes.
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Immediately after the cement truck chase when Foley and Rosewood located the armored car abandoned on the side of the road, Foley spots some tire tracks from the getaway car. If you look at his shoes, you can see they are muddy as he walks to the tire tracks. In the next scene however, when Foley locates more tracks (just before Taggart shows up), you see his shoes are no longer muddy.
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The chute on the cement truck repeated switches between extended and folded.
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When racing to the City Depository, the magnetic red lamp falls off the roof of Billy's unmarked squad car while making a sharp turn to its left. In the very next scene, the light is still on the car's roof.
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When Bogomil is shot, only two rounds are fired, yet his rear windshield has 3 bullet holes, and one large hole from him being forced into it.
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The license plate on Rosewood and Taggert's police car is 2GAT123. This car is completely wrecked while en route to City Deposit. Later in the movie, while en route to Empyrean Fields, the same license plate is seen on their new car.
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Crew or equipment visible 

During the scene with Rosewood driving fast on the way to the depository and during POV shot looking out of the front windshield, a camera crane is visible shooting the scene from a different angle.
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Factual errors 

Using Super Glue fumes to develop fingerprints creates a white fingerprint, not a black one.
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At one point Murphy fires his pistol with the slide locked back, which is impossible.
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When Foley is in Rosewood's apartment and calls back to Detroit to get Jeffrey to cover for him, he only dials seven digits, when it would take 10 digits to call out of area code.
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At various times, Karla fires her revolver repeatedly. Several of her shots occur in pairs, at speeds not achievable by a revolver in human hands.
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At the gun club, Axel shoots three times, yet his semi-automatic pistol - which should hold two or three times that many rounds depending upon model - is empty, as is shown by the slide being in the back/empty position.
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Miscellaneous 

When Axel and Rosewood are in pursuit of the armored vehicle and come to a stop at a traffic jam, the street lights can be seen to carry on moving on the windscreen.
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Plot holes 

The Captain gets chewed out by the Police Chief for involving the FBI in solving "The Alphabet Crimes." But the Diamond Store robbery is the "A" crime; i.e. the first and only Crime. How does anyone know (at this point in the movie) that there are going to be further "Alphabet Crimes"?
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The "bad guy", Dent, is known as the "Alphabet Bandit" because the crimes his crew commit occur at locations with alphabetical names. But he becomes known as the Alphabet Bandit after just one crime, the "A" crime. That doesn't make sense.
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When meeting Chief Lutz, Axel adopts a Jamaican accent midway through a sentence. Neither the chief nor his assistant show any suspicion towards this behavior.
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When Axel calls Jan from Sidney Bernstein's office, she mentions that her dad was up and around. If that was the case, why didn't Axel, Taggart and Rosewood just go to him to find out what he knew and therefore could have captured Dent & company even before they could hold up the race track.
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It is revealed Dent is committing the Alphabet Crimes to make money for an arms deal. So why is he making major contributions to charity, as he claims at the party at the Playboy Mansion?
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Revealing mistakes 

During the scene where Axel first visits the gun club, it is daytime. Out the window of the scene in the office where Dent and Cain are discussing killing Foley, you can see past the bushes that it is dark outside, and a daylight balanced light is providing the "sun" beam through the window.
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When Axel bends down behind a car at the oil fields to check out the color of the dirt, you can see it is obviously spread around just around the area behind the car. No where else in the parking lot is there red dirt.
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When Axel, Rosewood and Taggart are running the matchbox's fingerprint through the computer downtown, it identifies the print as belonging to Cain and prints out his dossier. Taggart takes the printout and read aloud "Charles Cain... used to be Charles Campos". If you look at the dossier carefully, it only identifies him as "Charles Campos" and there is no reference or mention to his alias as "Charles Cain" anywhere on the printout.
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While en route to the City Depository, at the construction area, Billy spins the car around and we hear a crash, and Taggart shouting, "Shit!", and then they all jump out of the car as it is totaled. Yet the car does not actually hit anything.
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Daylight visible through windows in various "night" scenes.
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Just before the ceiling is blown in during the horse track robbery, in a closeup, Karla Fry is clearly carrying a roughly made rubber stunt weapon.
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When Foley picks up Bogomil's shoe, the exact area where it had been standing is perfectly clean, even though its sole is dirty. The soil has been poured over the shoes on the floor.
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When Axel calls Detroit from Billy's apartment, He is told it is 1AM. When they leave the apartment just a few minutes later, Taggart says it is 11PM. Detroit is in the eastern time zone, and LA in the Pacific, therefore there should be a three hour difference in the time. The only possible explanation is that it is the morning that daylight saving time ends, thus the clock has just 'fallen back' in Detroit. However, the time frame of the movie does not allow for this.
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

Just before the end of the race track robbery, Karla Fry shoots Cain in the back of the head, but when Axel finds Cain's dead body on the scene, he appears to have blood on his stomach instead.
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In the scene where Karla Fry sets up Bogomill to be shot, the front license plate number 2CTE919 does not match his rear license plate since the last three digits are different.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Foley spots Cain lying on the floor after he has been shot dead, Cain's stomach moves to indicate he is breathing although he has supposedly been dead for several minutes.
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