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The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) Poster

Goofs

Character error 

At about the 1:05 mark a computer screen shows the word "specimen" misspelled as "speciman".
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Continuity 

The necklace Lucien puts on Dennis' neck before he got poisoned changes the positions between shots. However, in a lower position from back view, higher position from front view.
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When the Duvalier government is overthrown, it is stated to be "in the middle of the night", yet news reels show cheering crowds outside in the daylight in the middle of the day.
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Crew or equipment visible 

Just before the spider starts crawling on Dr. Dennis Alan's face, you can see the crew member in the left background who placed it there.
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Errors in geography 

At Captain Peytraud's first meeting with Dr. Alan, Peytraud wears his full Haitan Tonton Macoute uniform including a row of several award ribbons. All of these ribbons are in fact United States armed forces decorations - clearly visible are the Vietnam Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Air Force Overseas Ribbon, and the Army Good Conduct Medal.
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Factual errors 

The movie mistakes the Cane Toad (an amphibian, bufo marinus) with the Sea Toad ("crapeau de mer") which is indeed a puffer fish.
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