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Continuity 

When Helen gets out of the fountain after being shot, she is soaking wet from head to toe. Just a few minutes later when she and Madeline engage in their shovel battle, Helen's hair is completely dry.
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Anachronisms 

Though the final scene takes place in 2029, which is 37 years in the movie's future, nobody is wearing futuristic clothing. Even in church, people do not dress as they did in 37 years before in 1955.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Ernest starts to bolt with the potion, Lisle says "Tom, Dick, Harry, get the potion from him!" He picks up the dagger she stabbed him with. As he does, you see her reflection on the glass table. Her lips do not move when she says those words.
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Character error 

After the shovel fight Mad confronts Hel and says: "Admit you thought I was Cheap". As she says this, Mad points her finger towards Hel, but as the take changes Mad's facial expression is completely different.
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Continuity 

After Madeleine drinks the potion, Lisle pins a 'brooch' to the right side of her dress. When Madeleine goes to the hall to leave it's on the left side of her dress.
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At the end of the movie you can see the bottle of spray paint rolling down the stairs and landing on the pavement. In the next shot, when Helen's body hits the pavement the bottle is gone.
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When Madeline and Helen meet in Madeline's dressing room, they kiss one another on the cheek. Madeline leaves a large bright red lip print on Helen's upper cheek. In the next shot, the print has moved down toward her chin area.
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Helen falls backwards into the fountain after being shot, but gets up from a face-down position.
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Seven years pass and we see Helen with her cats being evicted. Another seven years pass and we see Helen at her book signing party. However when Madeline catches up with Helen at the party Madeline says "twelve years."
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When Madeline is given the card with address of Lisle Von Rhoman on it, she tears it down the middle into two, and the two pieces she tears are torn neatly and straight down the middle. Yet later, when Madeline takes the two pieces of the card from her bag, they are torn much differently, and aren't torn straight and neatly.
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When Ernest runs away from Lisle, after he nearly drinks the live-forever potion, he runs down a hallway and commences to open a door with a doorknob on the left side of the door. It then cuts to the other side of the door, of Ernest walking through the door (into the party), and now the doorknob is also on the left side of the door, yet is should be on the right side.
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When Lisle shows the potion to Ernest, she puts it on a small table. In one of the next shots, the position of the potion is different although she has not moved it since.
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When Ernest falls from the Castle, he hits the glass face-down, but when he is shown from below, his back strikes the glass. (Due to a scene in which he sinks to the bottom of the pool, retrieves the unharmed bottle of potion, and then swims up which was cut due to the change in the ending, ending the involvement of the potion in the story.)
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Lisle climbs out of the pool after a swim and a manservant wraps her in a towel. She speaks one line, drops the towel, and is completely dry, even her hair.
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Madeline falls down each step at least twice.
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The shotgun blast flings Helen into the pool face up; but as her blood colors the water while she recovers, she's lying face down.
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After Mad is thrown down the stairs, Ernest calls Hel to her hotel. When they are talking, Mad gets up and says to Ernest: "You pushed me down the stairs". As Ernest falls back in disbelief, he carries the telephone with him, but the telephone chord is not attached to the phone nor hanging off the wall. It's just missing.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Ernest is looking at the picture in front of the mirror, the top of a crew member's head is clearly visible moving in the bottom left corner of the mirror.
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Factual errors 

When Ernest runs through ER looking for a doctor a short scene shows a CPR in action. On the ECG monitor a flat line can be observed, nonetheless the doctors try to revive the patient with an electric defibrillator. ECG flat line cannot be treated by defibrillation.
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If the shotgun blast (slowed by air resistance) is sufficient to send Helen flying, the recoil should also hurl Madeline backwards - and by a greater amount.
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The pool is illuminated from below, yet no light shines up through the large dark hole in Helen's abdomen.
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After Madeline recovers, her limbs & neck still work even though broken, and her lungs continue to pump air for speech if nothing else - so her heart shouldn't stop beating, when it wasn't even damaged in the fall.
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Just before Madeline falls down the stairs, thunder can be heard at the same time as the lightning. This indicates that it's directly overhead, yet the storm is not very violent.
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Gallons of water flow out of Helen's new hole, but there's nowhere it could have come from. Her upper torso has not been hollowed out.
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Miscellaneous 

Helen has had a hole blown through her stomach by the time the "shovel fight" has begun. As Ernest leaves the scene, you see the shadows of the women fighting, only now the hole is in Madeleine's shadow, not Helen's.
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In the scene before Helen is shot, Bruce Willis' grayish makeup can be seen to end at his jawline, allowing a big patch of rosy skin to show through.
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Lisle (the first name of the von Rhuman character) is supposed to be the German-Austrian shortened nick-name version of Elisabeth. It is mispelled in the credits and should be: Liesl, as in the character from The Sound of Music.
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Plot holes 

The moral of the movie may be that eternal youth is more of a curse than a blessing, yet during the ballroom scene we meet a large number of immortals who are having no problems at all.
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Revealing mistakes 

Just before Madeline gets her head knocked down by Helen, you can see her body shift. This is because of body double replacement.
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When Madeline drinks the potion, she holds the vial to her lips for several seconds after the CGI liquid pours into her mouth.
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Just after a drugged Madeline falls face-down in her dinner (according to Helen's plan), all the candle flames are wafted by the rapid passage of the camera up the table.
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