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The Mighty Ducks (1992) Poster

Goofs

Continuity 

In the opening scene, Coach Rielly says to Gordon "Alright Gordon, it's up to you. I don't wanna see any goats around here after the game, you got it? Now you miss this shot, you're not just letting me down you're letting your whole team down too." But then later when we see Gordon skating and thinking about this event Coach Reilly says to him "Alright it's up to you Gordon. Now you miss this shot, you're not just letting your team down, you're letting me down too."
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Character error 

Throughout the film, various hockey players are shown on the ice as being both lefty and righty shots. No player is that ambidextrous, nor would they have time to switch sticks randomly while on a shift.

Continuity 

During the last game, Banks is injured and leaves the game. Later, we see his number and jersey playing again.
When the Ducks are getting fired up before a game, they start chanting 'quack, quack...'. At the beginning of this, Banks is not wearing a glove, but two seconds later, when he jumps on to the ice, he suddenly has gloves on.
(at around 1h 19 mins) When the Ducks are playing the yellow team, Banks is simultaneously shown as being on the bench cheering and on the ice with the puck.
Charlie's last name is Conway, but in the end credits he is billed as Charlie Conroy.
When Bombay reads the roster of players off in the beginning, he reads, "Averman, Dave." However, in the credits, he is billed as Lester Averman. Dave is the name of another player (Dave Karp).
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During the championship game, when Coach Bombay is talking about the Flying "V" to Guy, Terry, and Jesse, Jesse's gloves are off. Then Bombay yells for a line change, with Jesse's gloves still off, but only a second later, Jesse jumps over the boards with both gloves on.
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when Gordon is talking to Hans right after the panthers announce they will forfeit the season, the back round it says the cardinals has a record of 8-4-0 and the flames 8-3-1 in the next shot a few seconds later they both have 8-3-1.(about 55 minutes into the movie)
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During the scene with the ladder, despite the Cardinals draw with the Ducks, the Cardinals got 0 ties. It should have been at least one.
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In the championship game Fulton scores a goal on a power play, however when he shoots five Hawks (excluding the goalie) avoid the puck. There should only be four due to the power play.
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After Adam Banks joins the team and the Ducks leave the locker room in protest, Goldberg is not wearing any goalie equipment (in fact, his equipment is clearly visible in the corner).
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In the scene where the players shoot at Goldberg One of the players has a remaining puck however in the next shot the puck is gone.
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Where the team first get their duck jerseys, Bombay says, "Now we're the ducks," and Goldberg cheerfully throws his arm in the air with his jersey in hand. In the next shot where Bombday says, "the mighty ducks," Goldberg is reaching for his jersey in the box.
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Just before Banks' goal in the first playoff game, shots of teammates cheering include Adam Banks.
When practicing with an egg, coach Gordon Bombay's sweater gets splattered with a broken egg. In the following shot his sweater is egg-free.
After Coach Bombay puts a jersey on Tami Duncan her hair is under her jersey, yet when she yells at her brother in the next moment her hair is out.
The score displayed on the scoreboard during the Ducks' first game against the Hawks changes inconsistently.

Factual errors 

At the end of the movie, when Charlie takes the penalty shot, he has no helmet on. No youth hockey league in American would allow a player on the ice without a helmet. Also all leagues forbid half-helmet shields and require cage masks.
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When Gordon Bombay is arrested for DWI in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the police officer states that he will be giving him the choice between "breath, blood or urine". While that is the law and practice in the City of Hollywood and the rest of California, it is not the law in Minnesota, where police offer only breath or a choice of "blood or urine". Despite a law to the contrary, many police in Minnesota offer only blood or only urine and the courts have not disapproved.
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The the Flying V play would result in a penalty for interference in a real hockey game. You may not body check a player who is not in possession of the puck.
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Miscellaneous 

After Banks joins the Ducks, Tammy and Tommy Duncan head to the ice in their socks while the rest of the team have their skates on.
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There are many infringements of the normal rules of ice hockey.

Plot holes 

When Gordon Bombay meets his players, Goldberg tells him that he and his family will be moving to Philadelphia; He doesn't and it's never explained why.

Revealing mistakes 

When Bombay pulls up and sees Fulton practicing his shot in the alley and the puck hits the van window it shatters but does not break apart. This is consistent with safety glass (a piece of glass between two pieces of plastic) that only the windshield is made out of. If a puck actually hit the side window it would have shattered and broken out.
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Motor turning the flying puck visible

Spoilers 

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Revealing mistakes 

When Charlie scores the goal during the penalty shot, his shot is on the ice. When the camera cuts to show the puck going in, it banks high off the post to make it look more like Gordon's original missed shot.
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