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Continuity 

Phoebe's position after being hit by the car after the fire at the school.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

The ferret makes a high-pitched squeaking noise repeatedly. Though ferrets can make a wide range of noises, this is a noise that real ferrets do not make, though it is a common noise for "Hollywood ferrets" to do so.
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Cullen Crisp Sr. returns back to the car, after he finally locates his Son at the school, and the Mother says for him to put out his cigar, because it's bad for children. Cullen is actually smoking a cigarette at the time he enters the automobile and the voice appeared to be dubbed into the scene.
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Boom mic visible 

When Crisp and his mother arrive in Portland, you can see the microphone appear a couple of times in the windshield of their car.
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Character error 

When Kimble went to arrest Crisp he had his gun pointed at him but then the mall security guards tell Kimble to drop his gun, when the first ones came in Kimble looked at them with his gun still pointed at Crisp and because of him looking away Crisp would've easily disarmed him. This is not something a professional police officer would do.
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Early in the film, John Kimble parks near a cinema showing The Lost Boys (listed on the marquee as Los Muchachos Perdidos). One of the stars is listed as Jami Gerts instead of Jami Gertz.
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Continuity 

On Kimble's second day of teaching, he is wearing a red shirt. When he picks up the little boy who is eating the lunches, he is wearing the outfit that he wore on the first day. After that, he is wearing the red shirt again.
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After the class practices their Gettysburg Address recital in the gymnasium, Kimble is walking them back into the classroom as Zach is being rushed into school by his mother. She apologizes for him being late, claiming the car wouldn't start. But Zach could clearly be seen standing with his classmates during the practice recital earlier in the gym.
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When Pheobe is talking to John in the gym (while practicing the play for the fair) in one shot Pheobe has nothing in her hair, next shot she has a hair clip by her right ear, and next shot its gone again
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When Kimble tells all of the Kindergarteners to find a toy and bring it to the carpet, one boy gets his and sits on the carpet. In the next shot, we see him at the toy box getting a toy and sitting on the carpet again.
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When Kimble introduces Phoebe, where she will talk about strangers, as he is talking the camera changes to the children. However in this shot you can see Kimble sitting on the piano bench, then it changes camera again to show him standing in front of them talking.
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When Kimble goes into the street to confront Zach's father, there is a blue station wagon parked in the driveway of a home opposite the school, which an elderly man is washing with a garden hose. From the first close-up of Kimble grabbing the father, both the wagon and man are gone, and a dog is standing there instead.
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(at around 20 mins) Kimble and O'Hara pull over to the side of the road because O'Hara is ill. On her way back to the car, she trips over a log. There was no log there just moments before.
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Crisp's mother's hair during the shootout in the bathroom.
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When the firemen start escorting the students across the road after the fire, the fire chief's Caprice has its trunk open. In the next shot, when Phoebe runs to the entrance, the trunk is closed.
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On the first day at school, when Kimble asks for help with the bathroom issue, a little boy sits down to start on the lunch boxes when the little girl is in the hall holding herself. In the next shot, the boy is gone.
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When Dominic is climbing the tower to place his lasers he is facing the tower. When the bird startles him he is still facing the tower. However, when he begins to fall he is facing out.
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After Kimble's Kindergarten class finishes the Gettysburg Address, Aaron starts dancing. In the next shot when the principal starts talking, he is standing still.
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Crew or equipment visible 

Reflected in Mrs. Sullivan's car door.
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As the door is opened by Miss Schlowski for Kimble to be introduced to the children, a crew member's hand is clearly seen holding the door open. The door also stays open despite obviously having a closing mechanism.
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When Crisp Sr. kidnapped Dominic and says that he is a fireman, the shadow from a panning camera is visible.
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Factual errors 

John and Phoebe travel on an MD-80 aircraft. There are five seats per row in these planes, but the set was constructed with six.
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The children of Kimble's class misquote the Gettysburg Address as OUR FOREFATHERS; the correct line is OUR FATHERS.
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During evacuations and evacuation drills, teachers must take their grade-books/class lists so attendance can be taken, but the teachers in the movie come out empty-handed.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

"John Kimble" is an odd name for an Austrian immigrant, which the character is and discusses at length. Kimble is a Scots or Welsh name, a variant of Campbell. It can be assumed that the name was Americanized upon immigration.
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Revealing mistakes 

The rear-view mirror of the Chrysler has been removed.
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

At the end of the movie, Kimble tenderly walks with a cane into the classroom. When Rachael comes in, the cane disappears and he whisks her up and spins her around as if he has no injury.
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As soon as Phoebe is hit by the car, she drops her purse. But when she lands, she is holding her purse again, like it had never dropped.
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When Kimble is grilling Crisp after Crisp's arrest, Kimble pushes him onto a table and a paper cup gets knocked over. When we see Crisp from the front, the coffee cup is upright.
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Revealing mistakes 

At the end of the movie when Phoebe hits Crisp's mother with a baseball bat, the baseball bat is a obviously made out of rubber, because in one of the hits the bat bends.
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When Eleanor Crisp drives at Phoebe outside the school, the car stops right as it is about to hit O'Hara - this is very clear at the end of the shot, before cutting to a close-up of the impact. The vehicle's brake lights however have been disconnected to make it less obvious.
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