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(1987)

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Character error 

When the gift list is printing, one item is misspelled as "Gold Brooch/Diamonmd". (at around 1h 30 mins)
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

The Polaroid camera used by Susan to take Tom's picture makes the sound of an SX-70 model's auto eject, but is an older model with a manual film extract.
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Boom mic visible 

(at around 1h 40 mins) Reflection of boom mic (in window) when Tom is talking to Sam in Sam's office.
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Character error 

LCDR Farrell wears the rifle and pistol marksman ribbons, but when he's wearing his dress uniform, he wears the medals for expert rifle and expert pistol. Either he's an expert with a rifle and a pistol and he is incorrectly wearing the rifle and pistol ribbon without the "E" device on each ribbon or he's a rifle and pistol marksman who shouldn't be wearing the rifle and pistol medals on his dress uniform.
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Continuity 

When Tom "steals" the government car getting repaired he tears the rear bumper off as it drops off the lift. When you see the car again on the highway the bumper is back on the car.
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Farrell is in a completely different pose in the Polaroid picture to the one we saw him in when the picture was taken.
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After Farrell slides down a slope covered in grass, dirt and leaves, he gets up and his white navy uniform is pristine, without a single stain.
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When running away from the assassins, Tom slides down the handrail of an escalator, which gets dirt on the seat of his pants. As he turns to run further, the dirt has suddenly disappeared.
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When Tom Farrell is in the computer room he deliberately knocks over a cup of coffee and then sits in it. As he stands up, the coffee shows only down the front of his pants, not on his rear.
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Farrell is wearing the Navy Cross medal at the inauguration party, and wearing the ribbon for the Navy Cross medal when he gets out of the cab at the airport on his way to his deployment. So he has the Navy Cross before he was awarded it. It may also be said that he appears to have received it twice, but no gold star (one attached gold star equals second award) is attached to his ribbon and the newspaper article doesn't reflect the second award.
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When Leon Russom is handing Farrell and Pritchard CIA reports he pulls them out of his briefcase. The next moment they walk him out of the office and he doesn't pick up the briefcase. Later he has it.
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When Farrell's arm is sliced by the "goon" at the end it is much lower on the arm than where the band-aid shows it wrapped up in the last shots.
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During the opening flyover of the Pentagon, both North and South parking lots are relatively empty; during the closing flyover, both lots are full though only a few minutes of interrogation time have passed.
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Susan Atwell and Tom Farrell knock on Nina Beka's door she lives in an apartment. When Tom Farrell and Scott Pritchard visit her she lives in a house.
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In the initial scene when Gene Hackman is having lunch, reading the article about Costner's heroism, the Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument are very close behind him. When the camera pans back to Hackman these monuments appear much farther away.
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Errors in geography 

The goons chase Farrell to a Metro station in Georgetown, but there is no such station. Furthermore, the train in the Metro station belongs to the Baltimore Metro, not the Washington Metro.
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After stealing the car from the Pentagon garage and leaving it to chase down the two contras, LCDR Farrell appears on the Whitehurst Freeway in D.C. heading east, as the Key Bridge connecting Rosslyn, Virginia and Georgetown is clearly seen in the background. However, by driving East on the Whitehurst Freeway, LCDR Farrell and the two contras are heading back towards the Pentagon, not away from it.
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Factual errors 

Farrell is awarded the Navy Cross for saving a sailor during a storm. The Navy Cross is only awarded for gallantry in combat.
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At the inauguration party, the band sounds three "Ruffles and Flourishes" and then "Hail to the Chief" for the departure of the President. The President should receive four "Ruffles and Flourishes" prior to "Hail to the Chief", and both are sounded only at his entrance, not his departure.
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While on the ships bridge the crew is wearing caps that identify the ship as "BB 1649", later identified as the Billings. "BB" would be a battleship, far larger than the ship shown. Battleships were always name for states, not cities.
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Miscellaneous 

Near the end, Brice tells Pritchard to give him the gun and that he'll do everything he can to help him out. Brice's hands are on Pritchard's neck and shoulders during this scene. When Brice takes his hands away, you can see there is nothing on Pritchard's shirt collar yet a moment later, you can clearly see a blood stain there.
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Plot holes 

The Pentagon is one of the largest buildings in the world, with 17 miles of corridors alone. For a single group to search it in two hours is preposterous.
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Revealing mistakes 

The newspaper that describes Lt. Commander Thomas Farrell's 'heroic' rescue of a fellow seaman contains the sentence "A suggestion that public hearings on applications be limited to one every six months was taken under advisement by the commission" three times in the previous article.
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Spoilers

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Revealing mistakes 

When Scott goes over to Susan's to clean up and sees her lying on the floor, you can see Sean Young's stomach and abdomen moving.
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When Scott fires the gun, and even though shown in close-up slow motion, there's neither an entrance or exit wound seen on either side of his head as he falls to the floor.
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