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Character error 

A reporter thrusts a small tape recorder in front of Sandy Stern outside the courthouse, and it is possible to see that there is no tape in it. Although this is a mistake, it may be a mistake by the character holding the tape recorder, not the filmmakers.
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Continuity 

When Rusty is dining with his wife and son in the restaurant he asks his son, who is holding a glass of milk, a question. His son answers immediately holding his knife and fork. It also happens the other way round when the son speaks to his father.
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Bottle of Dewar's Scotch on desk turns clockwise between shots.
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Carolyn's name is spelled "Polehemus" on the bond slip, while in the credits it is spelled "Polhemus".
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On several occasions, Rusty Sabich refers to his boss, Raymond Horgan, as Raymond Horrigan.
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When Rusty is discussing the case in Stern's office, there is a small figurine of a deer on the end table holding the lamp. When the camera angle changes to Rusty sitting next to the same table, the figurine is gone.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Rusty is walking out of the court after the trial he is besieged by reporters. One of the reporters is holding up a portable tape recorder but there is no tape in it.
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Character error 

The Medical Examiner testified that there was no medical reason why a woman who had undergone tubal ligation would use a spermicide. When the film was made, the medical community believed that the spermicide in question, Nonoxynol-9, protected against HIV infection, a valid medical reason for its use regardless of a woman's fertility.
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Continuity 

When Randy throws the glass in the water off the ferry, the close up shot of the glass going into the water looks to be of a babbling brook, not a large body of water a ferry would be in.
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