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(1995)

Goofs

Continuity 

In the beginning of the movie, when Allen is fighting the lion, the kids are seen running behind him into the other room. Allen then traps the lion in that room and finds the kids hidden in the closet.
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Anachronisms 

In 1969, Carl shows Alan the training shoe he's been working on for almost a year. However, it's not a prototype, but a finished shoe representing many man-years of development, using 1990s materials.
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Character error 

When the game is played in the attic Judy tells Sarah that she can win if she rolls a twelve, but she only rolls a three. On her next turn Allen says she can win with a seven, however 12 minus 3 means she would have needed a nine.
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When Alan finds the game, he finds it in the dirt wall at the construction site near the factory. When Sarah asks Alan where he found the game, he tells her he found it inside the factory.
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Continuity 

The stampede makes two rather large holes in the outside walls of the house when entering and exiting but the monsoon still manages to flood the house.
After Alan shaves for the first time, there are cuts and pieces of tissue on his face. In the next shot, there are no cuts.
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There were 31 spaces on the game for each player from start to finish, main reason for other goofs mentioned in regards to this subject, but the biggest being Alan couldn't have finished when he did, since his rolls were: 5~?~7~3, and the second roll couldn't have been any higher than 11.
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When the EMTs are pulling the woman bitten by a mosquito out of her car, she is wearing boots which come to mid-calf. In the next shot where they are putting her into the ambulance, her legs are bare and she is wearing pumps on her feet.
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Carl's license plate is G2298, but when he recovers it from the monkeys' joy ride, it has Mrs. Thomas' plate, DBA454, on the front.
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When Alan, Judy and Peter are in the car, the mosquito outside cracks the windshield. But after they start the car and park it outside Alan's home, the crack disappears.
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When young Alan heads down the stairs of the factory to go face the bullies, he turns to look at the machine after Carl's shoe breaks it, and two ladies walk up the stairs. The shot cuts to Samuel demanding who is responsible, and when it cuts back to Alan, the same ladies walk up the stairs again.
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When Mr. and Mrs. Parish in the beginning of the movie are leaving for the evening, they are in the car and talking for a moment and the car is not running. Then Mr. Parish has his left hand on the steering wheel and his right hand on the gearshift, and then the motor is started. He could not start the car without turning the key, and he does not have a hand on the key.
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In the store scene, while the hunter is under the paint, the cop takes his gun. The gun is also seen in the cops car when he drives away. At the end of the movie, the hunter shows up with the gun in his hand.
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When Alan tries to get the game back from the pelican, he puts his hand in the water to get a fish. As his hand appears with the fish, it is dry.
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When Aunt Nora backs into the door in awe of her house being covered in vines, the claw marks are returned again; after opening the door, discovering the lion, and closing it again, the claw marks have, again, disappeared.
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As the aunt and Carl are "surfing" down the street of rushing water, after kicking the door open containing the monsoon, they pass six cars which are the same three cars repeated.
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Judy's braids change (they have to be fixed throughout but the hair department doesn't make sure that they are uniform) as the movie continues.
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When the aunt flags down Carl to ask for a ride home, he's wearing his seat belt. When the vine attacks him and he has to jump out of the car, he does so without reaching over to unbuckle his seat belt.
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When Allen opens the chest containing the board game, he reaches in and wipes some of the sand from the top. The scene cuts away and when the scene cuts back he lifts the game out, with the sand undisturbed.
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When Alan is startled by the grandfather clock and drops the dice, one die reads two, and the other, three. When his game piece starts moving in the next shot, it is apparent that neither die read two.
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Carl's hands become uncuffed as Alan starts driving.
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When Peter is hanging from the branch to get the game out of the water, you can see that "Jumanji" is face down. But when they go to a shot of Peter's face you can see that it is face up.
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When Allen is fighting the lion and traps it into one of the rooms, the lion scratches the other side of the door with his claws, leaving the door with large claw marks on door. When the door is shown again there is no claw marks on the left side of door nor on the right side either. There are only paw marks on the right side of door.
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When Alan is eating his dinner, and his Dad is shouting at him, the knife and fork on Alan's dinner plate moves about between shots.
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When Peter comes running out of the attic after seeing the bats, there is a chair next to the door that has a sheet on it, but when Aunt Nora comes up the stairs a shot later, the sheet is gone.
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Crew or equipment visible 

Reflection in the grandfather clock when Parrish is released from the game.
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When Alan helps Judy down from the chandelier a hand appears to the right of the screen. A crew member was obviously at the side to help steady the actress when she's set on the ground.
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Reflection in the metal door when Sarah is being chased out of the Parrish home by the bats.
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Just before the monsoon, the string moving Peter's tail is visible.
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When the aunt flags down Carl to ask for a ride home, a filming location police checkpoint can be seen further up the road with a policeman standing outside of a police car.
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After Sarah gets rejected from the ATM, Van Pelt steals the game from Peter. In the rush, Peter steals it back and runs away. The driver of the second car (that almost hits him) appears to get out. However, after a cut scene of the stampeding animals, we see Peter run towards the open driver's door. As the camera turns, we see a foot under the door, which quickly retracts back into the car. The person is not seen inside the car, as Peter hides in the driver's seat as the animals crush the car.
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Factual errors 

All the animals in the herd of elephants, zebras, rhinos, and such seem to always stay together as they run at different speeds. Do the zebras and smaller animals constantly stop every now and then to let the others catch up?
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The monkey is able to start the policeman's car by turning the key, and shift into (presumably) "drive," then he goes down in the seat to press the gas pedal. He is able to turn the key, start the engine, and shift into "drive" all without holding the brake pedal (he can't reach it until he moves down into the pedal area), which would be required for all three of these things in most automatic transmission vehicles.
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In the scene after the brakes go out in the police car and it crashes into the store, the policeman simply refills the master cylinder with brake fluid to fix the brakes. The previous scene showed that there was a hole in the line that released fluid, which would cause the brakes to not work again, yet the policeman continues to use the brakes with no ill-effect.
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A lion comes out of a jungle-themed board game. Lions do not live in the jungle, they live on grassy plains.
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When the inside of the house is flooded as a result of the monsoon, the water level rises over halfway to the ceiling until Carl kicks the door and unwittingly releases the water out the front door. But it would have been impossible for the water to pool in such a great amount because there was already a massive hole in the wall from when the stampeding animals tore through the house. The water would have simply flowed out of the house instead of pooling at all.
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(at around 25 mins) After Peter rolls a five which will release Alan, the message reads "His fangs are sharp, He likes your taste, Your party better move poste haste". 'Post haste', or 'post-haste' is an expression meaning quickly and is derived from markings on mail, it shouldn't have the 'e' at the end of 'poste'.
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When Alan asks Carl what year it is, Carl thinks he's asking about his car, and he said it was brand new. When Judy clarifies, she states the current year is 1995. Carl's car is at least three years old when this movie takes place, since the Chevy Caprice's skirted rear wheel wells were replaced with rounded wheel wells on models after 1992 so the car is not brand new.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

At the end of the movie, the kids lock up Jumanji and throw it into the river. Jumanji was later found with no locks on it at all. However, the kids threw the game into the river in the year 1969. Presumably the final scene on the beach is set in the year 1995 as the previous "Christmas party" scene would indicate. It is entirely possible over the 26-year span ('69-'95) that the game had been found and played by others who didn't lock it up.
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At the end of the movie when Van Pelt shoots Allen, the bullet never reaches Allen because it starts to disappear into the tornado along with the rifle that Van Pelt purchased at the store. Both the rifle and bullet are not from the game like the animals, Van, vines, therefore it should not have disappeared. However, it is shown that the game reverses the 26 year gap that was the result of playing the game, so the gun and bullet went away because time was going away as well.
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When the mosquito is on the windshield, Alan refers to it as "he". Only female mosquitoes bite, not males. However arguably, many people do not know this and considering Allan never even finished the sixth grade, it could be presumed that he didn't know either (or the other two children for that matter).
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Plot holes 

It's strange that when the game is finished, all the wild animals (as well as Van Pelt) get sucked back into the game, yet the wild plants and vines don't seem to. (For that matter, we don't even see the pelicans, monkeys, spiders or crocodile inside the "tornado" either.)
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Revealing mistakes 

After Van Pelt gets knocked over with the shelf of paint cans, Sarah grabs the Jumanji game from the pile. You can hear that the paint cans are empty.
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When the floor starts to split apart, the "wood" around Alan's chin bends as if it were made of rubber.
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When the paint cans all fall onto Van Pelt, he is shown having color splotches all over him. When paint is at a store, it is white until color is mixed into it.
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As Alan is merged in with the attic floor, a wire is visible on the first tarantula, controlling it.
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When Alan runs into abandoned shoe factory after being released from the game, Judy and Peter can be seen frozen on background.
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