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Philadelphia (1993) Poster

(1993)

Goofs

Anachronisms 

The home video of older home movies at the end has sounds of the children playing baseball, at the beach, etc. Home movie cameras of that era didn't have sound. Sound cameras came out very shortly before camcorders became readily available.
Andrew Beckett is called as a trial witness late in the plaintiff's case. This is totally incorrect as he would have been called to testify first as the plaintiff. That establishes his case early and also tries to force the defendants to give in and settle.
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Character error 

When Joe Miller walks out of the pharmacy, after his altercation with the gay man, he walks past the cashier without paying for his items.
When on the witness stand, Walter Kenton says that, while in the Navy, he and his fellow Navy men dealt with an unethical Sailor by sticking his head in a latrine after ten of them had used it. "Latrine" is an army term. The Navy would use the word "head".
While on the witness stand when Charles Wheeler responds to the question "are you gay?", by laughing and with, "How Dare you", he is demonstrating his prejudice against homosexuals.
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Continuity 

In the hospital scene, as Tom Hanks' character lays on the bed, an oxygen mask is a placed upon his face. The mask's strap is clearly caught under the mask; it's between the face and the mask. Later in the scene, the strap appears out from underneath the mask without being moved.
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Andrew Beckett is right handed. The little boy playing ball in the home movies at the end of the movie who is supposed to be Andrew Beckett is left handed.
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Andy's tie jumps about during the courtroom scene where he shows the jury the lesions on his chest.
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The bowls that Joe Miller puts on the table.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Andy steps out of Joe's office (after Joe's rejection to become Andy's lawyer), you see him standing and reflecting on his situation. He turns his head to the left, and you can see the lining of a rubber mask on his neck(used to make Hanks' head look shaved).
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Crewman reflected in hospital door as Joe Miller opens it, after the trial.
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Revealing mistakes 

The court stenographer doesn't seem to be actually typing, and the paper tape recording her keystrokes also doesn't ever advance.
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When Jamie is looking for files on Andew's computer at work, the computer, an old IBM PS/2, is switched off (the power switch is down).
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