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New Jack City (1991) Poster

(1991)

Goofs

Anachronisms 

In the beginning of the film where the credits were being rolled along with the New York Skyline, The World Financial Center did exist in the year 1986, but much of the commercial complex was under construction as well as Battery Park City. Two World Financial Center (the building with the round dome rooftop) was under construction at that year and didn't finish completion until 1987; one year after the time setting.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When the CMB is taking over the Carter Projects by force, the man who gets shot by an Uzi-toting thug while defending his family has holes and blood on his back before the sound of the gunfire is heard.
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Just after Scotty are being talked into having Nick in his team, Nick fires his gun creating a pattern of a smiley face onto the wall - but only six shots are heard being fired, and the smiley consists of seven holes.
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Boom mic visible 

Boom mic shadow on Scotty's hat on the beach.
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Character error 

No cop would show up to testify at a trial with sunglasses on and put his feet up on the front of the witness stand, as Scotty does in the closing court scenes. Officers who testify are instructed to come in suits and don't sit like they're in their basement watching TV.
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Continuity 

Just before Nino's meeting with Frankie Needles, he's talking on the phone about taking over the Carter apartments but he had already done that in the beginning of the movie.
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When Nino Brown kills the first cop in the second bust, we see he removes the cop's hat and puts it over the cop's face. When he killed Park, we can see that Brown is wearing the same cap.
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Nino's crew has already seized the Carter Apartments for their operations, but later he's still talking about taking them over at the New Year's Eve party when Frankie Needles interrupts him.
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When Nino stabs Kareem, the dagger is in Kareem's hand in one shot, but next to his hand in another.
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When Nino's home is raided, it's supposed to be morning, but during one of the break in shots, it's night time (you can even hear crickets).
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The amount of crack in the vial on the table when they first decide to change operations.
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When Kareem takes Pookie to talk to Gee Money about a promotion, the camera cuts between being in the room and looking through the wire that Pookie is wearing. Gee Money is on the phone during this exchange and his hands switch positions wildly between the shots.
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When the train hits the cyclist, the approaching train changes back and forth between a 1960s Multiple Unit electric train set with manually operated doors and a 1970s M2 Cosmopolitan train set with powered sliding doors.
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When Needles comes to the club on New Years Eve, Nino pulls a knife and cuts off Needles ponytail. The ponytail comes loose an inch above the blade of the knife when Nino pulls on the ponytail before he moves the blade.
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As Nino, Gee Money and the Duh Duh Man are traveling in the Jeep, they go from St. Nicholas Avenue to 7th Avenue and back between shots and without changing avenues.
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The type of car on the Metro-North train changes in between shots as Detective Appleton is chasing Pooky.
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When Nino Brown confronts Gee Money, we see he has a gunshot wound in his shoulder. After the second bust, Gee Money never got shot.
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In the beginning of the movie Pooky is riding away on a bike. When he is riding down the stairs you can see that it is not the same bike. The handlebars are different. As he starts off it is a straight bar, when going down the stairs it is lower and has a pad on the cross bar.
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When Nino, and G-Money are on the roof, they hug each other. You can see tears coming down Nino's face, but after Nino pushes G-Money away and pulls out the gun the tears are gone.
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The length of Nino's banana when talking to Frankie Needles.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Duh Duh Duh Man Is holding the guy off the bridge in the beginning you can hear the helicopter that is filming the scene.
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Factual errors 

During the wedding scene, the two cops break into Nino's safe to steal computer discs. Any evidence gained directly or indirectly from these would be tossed out of court as inadmissible as the result of a (blatantly) illegal search, under the 4th Amendment.
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Plot holes 

Pookie's time inside the Carter was extensively videotaped, and those tapes, which included G Money giving the order to kill Pookie after his cover is blown, were all saved by the cops. Despite all that taped evidence that could be used to either convict G Money and several others and/or flip them as witnesses against Nino, the operation is declared a total failure and the tapes are never used.
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Revealing mistakes 

At the beginning of the movie, while coming up to the bridge you can hear the news report that Don Armeteo has been gunned down along with other members of his crew. That does not happen until much later in the movie.
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"Pookie" is be blinking during the bomb defusing scene, even though he is supposed to be dead.
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Spoilers

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Nino Brown shoots Gee Money, the gun only receives a Foley effect. There is no recoil, no flash, and no outward indication it had actually fired.
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