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Character error 

Sydney had it backwards when he was telling Billy had he can "hear" Jimi Hendrix, actually it should be vice versa: Hearing is an involuntary process in which sound waves are transfered to the brain, Listening is the process of recognizing, understanding and interpreting what you hear.
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Billy tells Gloria that he spent $5.16 of the $62. Gloria then says that they have $58.84 left. They really only have $56.84 left.
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Continuity 

As Billy is about to leave the apartment after the "drink of water" fight, Gloria's shirt is pulled to the side and her right breast is fully exposed. In the next shot of her she hasn't moved but the shirt is in a totally different position.
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While Billy confronts Sidney about being hustled out of $1700, he stuffs his hat into his jacket pocket. In the very next shot, when Sidney is responding to his accusation, Billy is putting his hat into his pocket again.
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When Gloria is on Jeopardy, at one point her score changes from 5100 to 8300 and back again between shots.
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Orientation of the label on the bottle of vodka after Billy returns home after losing the $1700.
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When Billy and Sidney are driving back from their first basketball hustle, Sidney is in the middle of the backseat for all of his lines. When Billy is talking, however, Sidney's left arm is clearly visible on the left-hand side of the car.
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When Gloria is on Jeopardy!, the man to the left of her has $100, but after she answers the daily double he has $2800. he did not have a chance to ring in since she answered all the questions up until the daily double.
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Just before Gloria packs up her clothes and leaves the motel room, she takes off her red shirt and tosses it on the chair next to the front door. When she's packing her suitcase, the shirt is on the bed.
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When Gloria Draws the gun on Sidney you hear the hammer being pulled back, when she comes in to view it is no longer pulled back.
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During the final game of the tournament where Woody Harrelson and Wesley Snipes play "Willie" and "Flight," Harrelson takes a jumper from the top of the key and the rebound appears to come back to him, but in the next shot, the ball resides with "Flight."
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At the end of the first hustle game, Wesley Snipes dunks, bounces the ball off his leg, and the ball is caught by Harrelson. In the next camera shot, when Snipes lands on the ground, the guy behind him catches the ball coming down from the hoop.
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When Gloria is on Jeopardy she answers the first question wrong and is in the negative. She answers another question worth a hundred and that brings her to "0" then she answers another 100 dollar question but her score already shows she has 1500.
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When Woody is talking smack to Willie at the tournament about building a house with all of his bricks, Willie makes a comment about Aunt Mae's Beanpies. When they cut to the next scene with Woody and Wesley, Willie is in the background yelling the exact same lines he was just on camera saying.
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During the "drink of water" fight scene the blanket changes from yellow to orange to yellow and back to orange.
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After Sidney misses the final shot in the best out of 5, the aerial view shows Billy walking away. In the next shot, he is still next to Sidney.
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As the Double Jeopardy round begins, the far left category is blank as it appears to have already been used.
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In their first hustle when Sydney is arguing with Raymond, the cash is initially in his right hand. Then after a camera change, the cash is in his left hand.
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After Sidney invites Billy to play against Eddie 'The King' Faroo and Duck Johnson. Billy tells Gloria that he can guarantee victory and puts his arm around Sidney's shoulder. In the next shot, Sydney's hand is on Billy's shoulder even though he hasn't had time to move.
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On jeopardy when Leonard chooses a subject Gloria has $5100, in the next shot she has $8300 then in the next shot it says $5100 again.
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At the end of the scene where the Stucci brothers photograph Billy, one of the brothers gets into their van, the other walks in front of camera behind the van and as soon as he leaves the shot the van drives off leaving him no time to get in.
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Factual errors 

Before the second hustle game in Watts, Sidney declares the game to be "make it take it", meaning a team retains possession of the ball after scoring a basket. However, after Billy makes the first shot of the game, their opponents (Robert and Zeke) take possession of the ball.
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Miscellaneous 

While playing "Double Jeopardy," Gloria interrupts Alex to answer a question about Popes. The rules of the game do not permit a contestant to respond until the answer is read aloud in its entirety.
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Revealing mistakes 

After Billy gives Gloria the dress, she lights the candles then stands up and goes to turn off the light switch. The light switch is already in the off position. But after touching it, the lights cut out anyways.
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The rear-view mirror has been removed from Billy's car.
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The rear-view mirror has been removed from Sidney's car.
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