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(1990)

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Jump to: Audio/visual unsynchronised (1) | Boom mic visible (1) | Continuity (5) | Spoilers (4)

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Lily fires her gun in the motel room, we can see the silencer attached as she raises it, but the shot is not silenced.
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Boom mic visible 

When Roy visits Lilly in her hotel room to repay his medical expenses, there is a boom mic clearly visible.
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Continuity 

At the end of the movie, when Lilly picks up the briefcase full of money to flee Roy's hotel room, several bills can be seen sticking out of the briefcase. However, in a previous shot, where she closed the briefcase and set it on the floor, these bills were not visible.
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In the train, when Roy is grifting the sailors, you can see that he is only rolling one die at a time. However, you can distinctly hear him drop two dice (out of the frame) to the table at the end of the game.
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At the end of the movie when Lilly is leaving Roy's apartment with his money, blood is clearly visible on her knees and calves. But moments later when she is going down in the elevator, her legs are clean.
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Lily unscrews both light bulbs in the hallway outside Roy's apartment. In a following cut, Roy is seen entering his apartment from a well lit hallway.
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Bobo appears to punch Lilly so hard that her shoes disappear. The punch in her gut drops her to the floor. The next shot shows her on the floor but her shoes are nowhere to be seen.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

When Lily reaches for the briefcase to hit Roy, the briefcase is at the other end of the coffee table and oriented in a different manner from when Roy kicked it over.
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Factual errors 

A cop takes Roy to Phoenix City Hall to identify a body; in Phoenix, as in any other major US metropolis, the city morgue is a separate site not located in same building used for transaction of municipal business.
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Factual errors 

When Roy goes to identify his mother's body, he states that his girlfriend's body is his mother's. There is no way that the coroner would say that a woman just a few years older (8 to be exact) could be his mother.
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Revealing mistakes 

Roy's eyes close the moment before he is hit with the briefcase (in anticipation of the coming blow).
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