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(1988)

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Julius asks to come with his brother on his trip to Houston, Julius says that where he wants to go is on the way to Houston. After Julius says this, in the shot from behind him, his lips are still moving. He is saying "on the way to Houston" again.
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Boom mic visible 

Reflected in car window while Vincent talks to Linda before their trip.
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Character error 

Shortly after Julius arrives in Los Angeles, he tells a biker that he is from an island in the South Pacific "300 miles SSW of Fiji". In a later scene when he meets Marnie at the supermarket, he tells her that the island he is from is "300 nautical miles SSW of Fiji". A [standard] mile and a nautical mile are different measurements. A nautical mile is about 1.15 standard miles, which would make 300 nautical miles equaled to 350 standard miles.
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When they are stealing the Cadillac, Julius says that if you lift the end of a vehicle to an angle greater than 45 degrees the alarms computer thinks that the car is being towed, and the alarm shuts off. 45 degrees would have to be over his head, and he lifts the car to only waist level.
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Vincent is shown feeding his cat he named "Julius". This is an odd choice, given that "Julius" is a female, as indicated by her calico colouring. All three-colour cats are female.
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Continuity 

Julius drives Vincent's car up on the two right tires, then drops down, the car's airbag deploys. When the car falls down the camera was pulled back to a wide view from the front of the vehicle. The airbag was clearly visible for a brief moment. When the camera cuts to a close-up, there is no airbag showing.
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When at Los Alamos, NM, the same extra (lady in red-striped shirt) passes by at least five times.
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In the opening scene the doors to the laboratory are clearly marked 'top secret' and sealed the day the twins were born, but when the twins returned to the laboratory the doors were marked 'restricted entry'.
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In the washroom, the beer bottle in the background moves from different towel dispensers, depending on the shot.
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When Julius drives the car on two wheels, the camera films Julius close up with one hand on the steering wheel and his other hand holding onto the cars front window, but in the long shots, the stunt driver has both hands on wheel.
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When Julius jogs to the house where his mother used to live, he had large sweat stains under his arms and chest on his pink shirt. They go inside for a drink and his shirt is now totally dry.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When the two babies are laying together in the beginning, there is clearly a hand under the sheet "helping" the baby Vince to kick the baby Julius.
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When Julius drives the car on two wheels, you clearly see the ramp that the car drives up to enable the stunt.
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When Julius throws one of the Klane brothers into the elevator, the cable that pulls him backwards is visible.
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When Vincent is standing in front of Playmates club and pulls the guy off the motorcycle, the cable pulling the guy off the motorcycle is clearly visible.
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Errors in geography 

The twins were told that their mother was at an artists' colony 200 miles north of Santa Fe. That would have put them in downtown Alamosa, Colo. (36 miles too far north to be in New Mexico).
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When Julius is driving the Mustang for the first time and Vincent calls Julius on the cell phone to tell him to turn into the grocery store they are clearly on a busy boulevard. When Julius actually makes the turn, however, he is clearly turning off of a residential side street.
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Factual errors 

When Dr. Traven is explaining the experiment to the twins, he says that "the embryo split" to create them. First of all, embryos do not split--the zygote (fertilized egg) splits to be come two embryos. Second, if the splitting zygote was the case, Julius and Vincent would be identical twins. Obviously, they are fraternal (where two sperm fertilize two eggs at the same time).
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Plot holes 

Julius made Vincent return the money, but to whom? The money came from Beetroot who was killed.
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Revealing mistakes 

The two extras in the background, in the street after Julius beats up Vincent's creditor are, throughout the scene, staring directly at the camera.
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When Julius and Vincent walk down the crowded streets wearing their new outfits for the first time, several people in the crowd stare directly into the camera.
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After Vince goes to investigate the Cadillac that has crashed, you can see that the car has been put in park, even though the occupants have been killed.
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Spoilers 

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Continuity 

When the chains fall on the villain at the end the suitcase has moved from being next to him to being a few feet away outside the heap of chains.
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