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Character error 

When the police cars converge on the St. Francis hotel, one of the cops forgets to put his car in park and has to get back in to stop it from rolling.
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Continuity 

The pay phone has the off-hook sound when Frank goes down to look for Leary after hearing the fire truck in the phone, but Leary and Frank should still be on a live line.
The paramedics, who rush to Frank Horrigan because of a report that he had a heart attack, never leave the office after it's discovered that it was a joke, yet they disappear.
Frank discovers that "Skellum" is a phone number, equivalent to 753-5586. However, when he dials it (on the pay phone at the airport), the last 2 digits he dials are 9 and 6.
After Lily steps away from Frank as he's playing piano, she walks across the room, exits the bar, then crosses the lobby to elevators. All the while Frank's piano playing continues. Once it stops, he clears the same distance in less then three seconds.
Orientation of the bullets hidden by Leary in his keyring.
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Mitch's arms when he is lying dead.
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When they first meet in the White House, when Watts leaves the room, John Mahoney crosses his legs; the shot changes and he crosses them again.
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When Horrigan breaks into Leary's house, he punches the window glass and some of the glass falls inside the house. When he climbs through the window, there is no glass on the floor.
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Position of the dog's leash (in the bank clerk's home)
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When Frank and Lilly are disrobing on their way to the bed, you see all of their gear fall to the ground piece by piece and then their clothing. Lilly turns out the lamp, wearing pants, then lies down wearing a slip.
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In the final elevator scene, Frank's earpiece disappears and reappears several times.
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When the agent is checking the pack of photos against guests arriving for the dinner, Mitch's photo is a single frame. He then looks at Mitch, doesn't recognize him, and shuffles the now two-frame photo to the bottom of the pack.
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Frank and Lilly eat ice cream on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in the late afternoon. The east-facing steps are shown to be completely in shadow in long shots from the front and rear, but in close-ups their faces appear to be sunlit.
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The check Leary (as James Carney) writes to the Presidential Re-Election Campaign it is check number 025. When it is removed from the register, the next check is also 025.
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When Horrigan breaks into Leary's house, he breaks out the top window but he climbs into the bottom pane of the window.

Factual errors 

In the scene where the Secret Service counter-snipers attempt to get a site on Leary, it is reported that it is too dark for them to see inside the elevator. Secret Service counter-snipers are equipped with night-vision goggles to allow them to see targets through darkness.
Lilly's gown during the party scene would be inappropriate for a female Secret Service agent, as it would prevent her from performing her duties should there be an attempt on the President's life. In those situations female agents instead wear dress pants and more practical shoes. (With the gown, there is also the problem of where to hide the service weapon.)
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Miscellaneous 

The light bulbs in the elevator blow out before Leary hits them
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

When we see Leary's view through his binoculars, his view forms the figure eight, but if binoculars are correctly adjusted, they form a circular view. This is a common error in movies, and is often made deliberately in order to show the viewers that now we see the scene through binoculars.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Horrigan jumps across a roof, the harness and karabiner holding him to the wall are clearly visible several times.
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When Horrigan is hanging from the ledge, the cut in the pipe can be seen before it breaks off.
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As Mitch Leary assembles his composite-based gun at the Presidential Dinner, it is obvious that the thumbscrew is a painted metallic piece that would have been caught in the metal detector as he entered the event.
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At the airport as Air Force One is about to depart, the same small crowd of people has been duplicated seven times, via digital effects.
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When Horrigan is in the cab, he takes out his gun and pulls back the slide to possibly put a bullet in the chamber, the slide locks back meaning the magazine was empty
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As Mitch 'falls' from the elevator, light can be seen glinting on his support wires, which also cause his shirt to be plucked up.
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