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Continuity 

When Nada takes Holly captive and forces her to drive, the passenger side door is unlocked, and then locked again, between shots.
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Continuity 

As Nada sits in the car, his revolver changes color from chrome to black.
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When Nada is falling through Holly's window, a pair of sunglasses can be seen falling with him outside as he first falls to the ground. However, a short time later, Holly is looking at the floor of her place where the sunglasses are now sitting.
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The alien at the magazine stand gets his change twice.
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As Nada and Frank run through the TV station, a man in a gray suit quickly turns the corner. A moment later, the same man turns the corner again.
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The scars on Nada's face disappear by the time he is in the underground base.
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The angle of the sun continually changes during the alley fight.
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During the alley fight, Frank drops the sunglasses and tries to step on them before Nada stops him. The glasses fall on the lenses, but after Nada is kicked in the head and the camera pans down, the glasses are facing up.
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At the beginning of the alley fight, Nada sets down a cardboard box; Frank sets down a backpack. Towards the middle of the fight, as Frank tries to walk away, both items disappear.
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Upon completion of their alley fight, Frank and Nada both have blood on their faces. While walking from the alley to the boarding house, the blood has disappeared. Once inside the boarding house, the blood has returned.
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As Nada pulls Frank to his feet and puts the glasses on him, Frank's sweater is pulled up, revealing his undershirt. In the next shot, the sweater is back in place.
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As Nada and Frank are trying to get to the roof of the television building, they go down a hall as a particular worker is running away from them. In the next shot, the same worker is even closer to them than before.
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When the money, from Nada's point of view, changes from regular bills to the "THIS IS YOUR GOD" bills, the folds in the paper are different and there is one less bill.
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Nada peers through the blinds during the night police raid. Outside, it's daytime.
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When Nada is first hit and pushed through Holly's window, the TV is turned in slightly and blocks a part of the window, but in the next shot from inside of the home, the TV is now square with the wall and is out of the way of the window.
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At the newspaper stand, the alien gentleman goes to his car, his face is alien but his hands are not. All other aliens throughout movie have face and hands that are skeletal.
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Factual errors 

In the TV station Frank and Nada shoot at the two aliens and claim that the glass in that room is soundproof.There is a regular door 2 or 3 steps away though(which they explode a moment later),something that would certainly allow the people on the other side hear the gunshots.
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The shotgun that Roddy Piper's character uses can only hold 5 to 6 rounds (including one in the chamber) due to the length of the magazine tube. Yet it is fired 9 times without a reload.
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Revealing mistakes 

During the shoot out in the TV control room, Nada fumbles with his Desert Eagle automatic by trying to fan the hammer like a single action colt revolver.
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