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Character error 

George is essentially selling off 100% of the station in the form of stock, since $75,000 is what his Uncle valued the station at. All R.J. would need to do is send intermediaries over to the station to quietly buy a controlling interest and he could shut the station down anyway, and save some money besides. Being the cutthroat businessman that he is, he should have realized this immediately.
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The Bum told Fletcher that the penny he gave him was a 1955 doubled-die Denver mint penny. However the 1955 doubled-die cent was made in Philadelphia, not in Denver.
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Continuity 

Indiana Jones cuts off the left arm of the gunman, but when we see the fake arm lying on the ground it has a right hand. This mistake is mentioned on the DVD commentary.
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Just after George gets the rest of the money he needs at the end of the movie, Kuni repeatedly moves from setting off the switch on the fireworks to standing with the rest of the crowd between shots.
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On a TV commerical for "Conan the Librarian" the time that it says the program comes on is 7:30pm. A few scenes later George is setting up the Fall UHF line up on a magnetic board - and you can see on the board that Stanley Spudosky's Club House comes on every day of the week from 7:00pm to 8:00pm.
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When Philo is putting the camera in the ceiling of R.J. Fletcher's office, we see a pencil in his mouth. In the next shot, the pencil's gone.
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When interviewing the shop teacher, the amount of blood on George's shirt changes from shot to shot after being sprayed by the stump.
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When Philo gives the two wires to George, he wears a glove on his left hand. In the shot where he corrects the distance between the wires, the glove is gone.
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When Stanley Spadowsky is tied up in the broom closet and realizes his beloved mop is in the room with the thugs, he has an orange bandana around his neck. When he breaks free of his ropes and jumps out of the broom closet, the bandana disappears.
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Before the shot in which Kuni changes the board to read $75,000, you can see the board changing to read $75,000 over the crowd in the preceding shot.
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When the video of R.J.'s rant is played back by Philo ("This community means about as much to me..." etc.), R.J.'s phrasing at the beginning of the rant doesn't match when he's originally heard saying it earlier in the film.
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In the opening moments, a bad guy draws a gun with his left hand to shoot Weird Al in the back. Weird Al suddenly wheels around, takes his whip, and severs the bad guy's arm. The next scene shows the bad guy's right arm lying on the ground.
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The staples on the face of the Head Thug change positions inbetween shoots.
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The way George (as Indiana Jone) holds the sandbag changes before taking the Oscar statue.
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Stanley's hands change position on the mop when he is fired from Channel 8. Also, blue tape indicates where he is to hold it.
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In the scene where R.J. Fletcher meets Harvey Bilchik at the airport to close the business deal R.J. puts the briefcase on the back end of the limo but when the limo drives off the briefcase is nowhere to be found and is assumed that R.J is holding it in the next shot.
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In the Indiana Jones scene, as Al runs out of where the Oscar statue was, there's a yellow diamond road sign to the left of the opening that says "Watch For Falling Rocks", yet when he was walking in earlier, that section was clearly visible and the sign wasn't there. Also, all the barricades and other traffic signs Indy passed on the way in have disappeared when he leaves (this may have been intentional).
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Crew or equipment visible 

When we see the apartment from outside, a car drives in front of the camera, and the camera, the cameraman, and offstage actors are reflected in the side of the car.
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Factual errors 

The "Save Our Station" clock, which appears to be fully functional otherwise, has more than 60 tick marks around it (closer to 75). (Note: this could be a deliberate error.)
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In the Rambo sequence, George catches the entire .45 cartridge with his teeth. When a cartridge is fired, only the bullet portion is propelled. The shell is either ejected (as would be with the semi-automatic .45 1911) or kept in the cylinder (if it were a revolver).
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Miscellaneous 

During Pamela's live report with the mayor, there is no live truck, and Noodles's camera doesn't have cables or a power supply.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Joe Earley loses his thumb in the table saw and lifts his arm to examine the wound, briefly his thumb can be seen bent underneath his hand.
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During the Rambo sequence, George's M-60 has no ammunition loaded.
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