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(1987)

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Boom mic visible 

When Gekko gives a speech to Carl, the boom mic is reflected in the window of Bud's apartment.
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Anachronisms 

At the beginning of the movie, Bud Fox and Marvin say Gordon Gekko was shorting NASA stock right after the Challenger explosion. The scene is set in 1985, but the Space Shuttle Challenger exploded January 28, 1986.
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Boom mic visible 

When Bud Fox first talks to Roger Barnes in his office, right after Bud tells Roger that no one else can hear them, a boom mic is visible.
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Character error 

(at about 13 minutes in) 'mischievious' isn't a word.
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In his first meeting with Gekko, Bud says Bluestar has "80 medium body jets." Aircraft are either narrow body or wide body. Bud may be revealing his ignorance about aircraft, though he seems fairly well-informed about Bluestar and the airline business.
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Only two .45 Lugers were made, not six as Gekko claims.
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When Bud first enters the party at Gordon's house in the Hamptons, Gordon introduces him to the party guests, starting with Sam Ruspoli, Darien's boyfriend. Later, after talking with Darien, Kate Gekko again introduces Sam to Bud, by asking "if they have met." Sam replies "no", even though he met Bud less than 5 minutes earlier.
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Continuity 

When Gordon Gekko walks away from Bud Fox in the dressing room, Bud says, "I am not just another broker..." When Gordon comes around the lockers he is wearing a suit with a pair of sneakers (full screen).
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Gekko's shoes change during the meeting with the union representatives.
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As Bud is leaving Gekko's office during their initial meeting, Bud's tie is perfectly straight and all the way up to his neck. When Bud reaches the other side of the door, his tie is crooked and half way down his chest.
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When Gekko negotiates with Wildman upstairs at the beach house, the painting behind Gekko changes with reaction shots.
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At Bud's apartment, when his father shakes Gekko's lawyer's hand as the lawyer is about to leave, the editing on the handshake has one complete handshake (extend, shake, pull back) on Carl's line then just the lawyer pulling his hand back from the handshake on his line. The lawyer appears to be pulling back twice from a single handshake.
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The prostitute's hairstyle changes slightly between Bud's front door and the limo's interior.
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In the Bluestar Airlines boardroom, the entire aircraft fleet to be sold is referred to as 737s. A previous scene in the Bluestar hangar, showed a DC-9 and a BAC 1-11.
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When Gekko's 3-year old son Rudy tosses the raspberry at Gekko's lawyer, it flies downward onto the patio table. In the next shot it hits Gekko's lawyer in the face.
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When Gordon Gekko is sitting on the couch watching the financial news and the plummet of Blue Star, his son Rudy moves in front of the television in a toy car, from right to left. When the camera pans out to show the whole room, Rudy is off to the right of the television, with a water bottle in his hand.
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When Bud first meets Gekko's secretary, Natalie, her desk is near the elevators with a long hallway that leads to Gekko's office. When Bud leaves Gekko's office after their initial meeting, her desk is right outside the door.
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When Gordon and Darien are walking down the street talking about Bud, a photographer and people are behind them in one shot, and gone in the next shot.
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Carl's glasses are back on after he takes them off.
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Crew or equipment visible 

After Bud's initial meeting in Gekko's office, when Gekko asks, "You got a card?", the camera crew is reflected in the door behind Bud.
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When Lou Mannheim gives Bud the speech about money making you do things you don't want to do, the mic under Mannheim's tie is visible.
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During the poolside meeting between Bud, Gekko, and Gekko's lawyer, when Bud puts on his sunglasses and replies "piece of cake", the lighting is reflected in his sunglasses.
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When Bud Fox first talks to Roger Barnes in his office, a lighting stand is reflected in the computer monitor on the desk.
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Errors in geography 

When Gekko is on his phone talking to Bud by his Hamptons beach house, he refers to the beauty of the sun coming up. The sun appears to be rising behind him, to the west. Beaches in the Hamptons face south, so the sun should be in front of him, off-camera.
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Factual errors 

News reports do not include the trades of individual investors because it violates privacy laws. Larry shouldn't have known that Gordon bought large shares of Anacott steel, and Gordon shouldn't have known that Larry bought the takeover shares of Bluestar airlines.
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Marv tells Buddy about Gekko that "15 minutes after the Challenger blew up" that he was profiting off NASA's stock. NASA is a government agency, and therefore is not a publicly traded company, and thus has no stock options, notwithstanding that this moment was supposed to have occurred in 1985, not 1986.
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Bud readily admits his guilt and remorse about using inside information, as evidenced by his tears in the office when they took him away, and his willingness to cooperate with the SEC, the police department and the postal inspector. Since it was his first offense, and he paid back the illegally obtained funds, he should have received probation, not jail time.
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Gekko says his 3-year-old son "had the highest IQ score in his class." No known IQ test is given to 3-year-olds.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

When Gekko drops Bud from the limo, the street is completely dry. A few blocks away it was pouring rain. It could be a microburst, which produces heavy rain in a small area.
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Not all Davidoff cigars were made in the Dominican Republic. Davidoff Cuban cigars were available from 1970 to 1992.
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When Wildman types on a computer keyboard, the screen is on; the glare makes it look like the screen is off.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

The amount of water on Gekko's coat during the final confrontation with Fox in the park.
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Factual errors 

Bud is arrested for a federal offense. At the end of the film, he walks into the New York State Supreme Court, not the Federal Court next door.
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