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Continuity 

When Danny is watching the movie and the ticket activates, Jack shoots the the dynamite which flies out of the screen and lands in the movie theatre, Danny runs towards the screen to take cover. Later, after Benedict leaves the movie, Jack and Danny follow him and land in the same movie theatre and there is no sign of the explosion that would have resulted from the dynamite.
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Jump to: Character error (2) | Continuity (6) | Crew or equipment visible (7) | Plot holes (2) | Revealing mistakes (8)

Character error 

Danny Madigan states that after the prefix 555, there are only 9999 possible phone numbers, since only four digits are available. This is incorrect: there are 10000 possible phone numbers. He forgets that the combination 0000 is also available.
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Rick Ducommun is credited as Ripper's agent. He wasn't Ripper's agent. He was Tom Noonan's agent.
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Continuity 

The movie is full of deliberate continuity "errors", intended to humorously reinforce the feeling of being "in a movie".
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When we first see Benedict and he fires blindly at the target next to Frank, as the camera zooms in towards him you can see that his revolver has a threaded line holding it up steady for the perfect bullseye shot.
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After Benedict shoots Jack, he loads two bullets in the gun to shoot him again. Then, when Slater shoots his eye, one shot. But when Danny points at Death, the gun is full.
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When Jack is leaving the police station with his personal effects in a box his shirt is riddled with bullet holes. When he arrives at his apartment and enters, the shirt has no holes.
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When Slater is in the elevator and the helicopter hovers outside, the twin machine guns and mini-gun switch sides on the chopper repeatedly.
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Chain visible on Jack's car when it jumps over the trailer escaping the bad guys
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Benedict's dogs stand on each other, the scaffolding they are actually standing on is visible. Especially above the bottom dogs.
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After Benedict shoots Vivaldi he is talking about moving into parallel worlds you can see crew members in the mirrors.
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When the house explodes (Jack's favorite second cousin) you can clearly see the hydraulic jack popping up to flip one of the police cars into the air.
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Hands holding colored spotlights can be seen in the theatre's projector room when the magic ticket is used the last time.
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While in the real world (New York) Jack Slater plays a game of chicken with a taxi. When his car starts going down the alley you can clearly see a cable running across the floor attached to Jack Slater's car.
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When in Benedicts house, as The Red-eye is lingering, a dark glass window reveals the camera man.
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When Jack is escaping the red pickup and he drives his car on two wheels to go around the tanker truck, you can see Jack and Danny have been replaced with stunt doubles.
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Plot holes 

We never see Death re-enter his movie, yet the fact that the Grim Reaper is on the loose in reality and killing people is never mentioned again.
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How was Jack Slater able to walk around new york city without anybody thinking he was Arnold? He should have been mobbed by fans.
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Revealing mistakes 

In the projection booth, when the film is out of focus, Nick goes to adjust it and we see the credits rolling, yet the reels on both projectors are empty and not moving.
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Danny and Slater enter a movie store called "Acme Video", But the door says Blockbuster video and a few moments later, a Blockbuster Video sign is clearly visible on the wall.
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When Slater's convertible is maneuvered onto two wheels a roll cage with painted red foam appears in the car for that stunt shot.
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When Slater throws the body over the edge at the funeral, he clearly throws it onto the flower bed right behind him.
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When Jack falls from the broken elevator, the crane is moved right below him so he can grab on to Leo the Fart. However, you can clearly see that Leo is not attached to the crane, but when the shot changes, Jack grabs on to Leo the Fart's legs.
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The rear-view mirror has been removed from Whitney's truck.
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The rear-view mirror has been removed from the Mercury Sable (the vehicle that Jack steals).
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The rear-view mirror and the partition between the front and back seats have been removed from the Checker Cab.
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