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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

After Frank handcuffs Rebecca and pushes up her robe, Rebecca clearly mouths the words "get off", but no sound is heard.
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When Frank and his colleague are watching the video of Rebecca and her lover, Rebecca clearly mouths the words "Hey, shut up" before she puts her hand over the handcuffed man's mouth, however the sound is not heard, but grunting and moaning is.
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After Frank drags Rebecca into a side room and yells "Why didn't you warn me at least?", Rebecca clearly begins to respond by moving her lips into an 'F' sound (presumably "Frank"), but then the camera cuts immediately and Rebecca says "Did you need to hear about......."
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Character error 

When Rebecca and Frank are kissing and fall back on the stairs, Rebecca removes Frank's tie, and then roughly shoves him away. Just before she pushes him, actor Willem Dafoe holds still for a split second, clearly anticipating/bracing himself for the shove.
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Continuity 

When Frank is shocked by the burn marks on his body, the marks don't correspond with where Rebecca poured the candle wax the night before.
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The solidified candle wax covering Frank's right nipple disappears and re-appears between shots.
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As Frank chases Rebecca up the stairs, there is a wide shot in which he clearly tears her dress, however in the next shot the dress is intact, only to be ripped again, as Rebecca runs up the same stairs as the previous shot.
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During a close up of Frank's stomach, the amount of candle wax on his chest is far greater than the amount Rebecca originally poured.
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When Rebecca attempts to handcuff Frank, Frank grasps her right wrist with his left hand. In the very next shot, it is his right hand that is holding her wrist.
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When Rebecca is holding the candle over Frank's chest and taunting him, there is a close up of Rebecca in which she moves the candle away from herself to drip the wax. However, in the next shot, a close-up of Frank's reaction, her hand is in exactly the same position as previously.
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When Rebecca picks up the bottle of champagne from the ice bucket, she puts her left hand on Frank's right hip to maintain her balance. In the next shot her hand is on his left hip.
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When Frank approaches Rebecca as she is lying on the bed and takes off his shirt, the cuffs of the shirt are suddenly unbuttoned (presumably so it would be quicker for the actor to remove), when they were buttoned previously.
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Rebecca straddles Frank with a candle in her right hand and a bottle of champagne in her left. At one point, she allows him to suck her finger and runs her left hand over his chest. The bottle of champagne is nowhere to be seen, and there is no available flat surface for Rebecca to have placed it on. Moments later the bottle of champagne is back in her hand again.
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The kitchen of the busy restaurant where Sharon works has nobody working in it when she runs out.
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When Frank handcuffs Rebecca, there is a wide shot in which Rebecca is clearly gripping a rug. However, during close-ups of Rebecca's hands, the rug is nowhere to be seen.
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When Frank handcuffs Rebecca, in the wide shots the sleeves of Rebecca's robe cover her forearms almost to her wrists, but in the close ups of Rebecca's hands, the sleeves barely reach her elbows.
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When Frank follows Rebecca to her bedroom, there is a shot from Frank's point of view of him parting the curtain to see Rebecca lying on the bed. In the next shot, a close up of Frank, he parts the curtain again.
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After Frank pops open Rebecca's bra, and she runs away from him, in the close-up shot Frank turns to his left to follow her, in the very next shot, Frank is turning to his right.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Frank confronts Rebecca at her house, the boom mic operator is briefly seen reflected in the mirror in Rebecca's bedroom.
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When Frank angrily follows Rebecca upstairs into her bedroom, just before he grabs her arm, reflected in a mirror at the top of the stairs the camera is visible, as well as a crew member wearing a white t-shirt and jeans.
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Factual errors 

DA Garrett claims that Rebecca's inheriting eight million from the dead man is "probable cause." Legally, it is "motive".
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Dulaney has the medical examiner's statement stricken from the record, then proceeds to ask him about it under cross-examination.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

When Sharon slaps Rebecca she uses her right hand, and Rebecca appears to react as if it had been her left hand. In fact, her close-up is a reflection in a mirror and is correctly backwards.
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Plot holes 

Rebecca recognizes Dulaney's wife Sharon, despite never having met her or seen a picture of her.
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A detective states that the reason the police called the District Attorney is because the victim, Andrew Marsh, was handcuffed at the time of death. However, in the opening scene it is obvious that the dead man is not handcuffed. Moreover, if he were, it would almost conclusively prove Rebecca's guilt - if she did not kill him, she would have untied him before leaving. And despite this supposedly being the sole reason for Rebecca's arrest and prosecution, whether the deceased was or wasn't handcuffed at the time of his death is never mentioned again, by anybody.
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The second time Dr. Paley gives testimony, Frank asks him why he did not reveal previously that he had dated Rebecca. However, unless Frank's client had chosen not to inform her lawyer about information that was vital to her own defense, then Frank knew about the relationship too, and he chose not to reveal it, either.
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Revealing mistakes 

In the unrated version of the 'hot wax and champagne' scene, as the camera pans slowly around the bed, there are several moments when it is obvious that Rebecca and Frank are not actually having sex.
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When Rebecca breaks a light bulb in the parking garage with her shoe, the glass that falls on the car below is heavier and thicker than any glass from a light bulb.
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When Sharon slaps Rebecca, her hand doesn't come anywhere near to connecting with Rebecca's cheek. Yet we hear the sound of a slap, and Rebecca reacts as if she has been struck.
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At the climax of the movie, Alan Paley is chasing Rebecca up the stairs, when she kicks him in the face and he falls backwards, it is quite obviously a stunt double and not the actor. The double is much younger, and even has different hair color.
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