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(1990)

Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

During the scene where Junior swings the nun out of the window (beginning of movie), her lips do not sync up with what she is yelling.
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Character error 

Junior mentions it's his birthday while he's cleaning the pots at the orphanage. After "Uncle Marty" arrives at the house Junior says he'll be eight (years old) in two weeks. There's no way Junior can have two birthdays in between the orphanage and "Uncle Marty's" arrival.
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Continuity 

All throughout the movie, Junior has all his baby teeth, and longer hair, and then looks a little older with shorter hair and a large top front tooth growing in. This happens within scenes, beginning in the orphanage.
During the "I wonder if he's got change for a 20" scene, Junior has far more money in his drawer than he took from Big Ben's wallet.
When Ben is standing on the bridge watching the truck drive away with his wife in the back, he has the rifle in his hand. Ben and Junior turn around to walk back to the car and the rifle disappears. It seems unlikely he would have left it laying on the bridge.
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When Junior's dad is about to spank him in his room, the position of the globe on his bed changes.
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When Ben crashes his car into the planter on the lawn, there is no major damage to the car. In the very next shot, steam is rising from the engine as if it had taken damage.
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When the Bow Tie Killer escapes from the convenience store/gas station, he doesn't take the Smiley Pies box with him. Yet it's there in his car in the scenes when Junior rides with him.
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At the last scene on the bridge, after Ben got shot, you can see the wheel of the overturned car turning in some frames and then be completely still the next, and then moving again a few seconds later.
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The food on Junior's plate during the lunch scene at the orphanage changes after he leaves the lunch line. The plate has turned 180 degrees, and a pile of greens has been added to it.
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When a piece of meat falls on Mother Superior, it falls on her nose and sticks to it. However, in the next shot, when she removes the piece, her forehead and her gown under her neck are also spotted. Then she takes Junior out of the canteen and her gown is clean, and in the next shot, it is dirty again.
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Errors in geography 

Bears are not found in Illinois.
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Miscellaneous 

When Ben steals the car from the neighbors Roy says they are going hunting. The movie takes place during the summer, as evidenced by the circus posters. Hunting seasons are in the fall.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Junior crashes the car into the glass enclosure, while Ben is on the roof of the car, it's obvious that John Ritter has been switched out for a dummy, as evidenced by the stillness of the body, as the hundreds of tennis balls crash down on him.
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Obvious fake cat when the cat jumps on the Grandfather and his Grandfather falls down the stairs.
At the circus toward the end of the movie, when Junior gets flipped on the trapeze, Junior's "adult sized" stunt double is very obvious.

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