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(1995)

Goofs

Continuity 

When Angela watches the news about Jeff Gregg in her motel room, she is watching a Sharp brand television. When there is a close up of the TV screen it is a SONY, in the next wide shot the TV is a Sharp again.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

The gun used by the bad guy on the boat clicks several times as he repeatedly pulls the trigger. This gun is a Glock, which requires movement of the slide for recocking. Hence, only one click would be possible.
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Character error 

The hotel computer displays the message "ESTE HUESPED HA SALIDA" instead of the correct one "ESTE HUESPED HA SALIDO"
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Continuity 

There is no scar on Jack's face from the cigarette on the boat.
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At the park, the sound of Secretary Michael Bergstrom shooting himself spooks some nearby birds to the point that they take flight. However, the birds begin their panicked escape before the gunshot sound is heard.
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When the paperwork for the temporary visa is initially revealed, it enumerates Ruth Marx's birthday as March 5, 1968. But when the police consult their database for Wants/Warrants on Ruth Marx, their system reports Ruth Marx's birthday as June 11, 1968.
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When Angela is searching for the Praetorians on the computer at the Cathedral office the IP address that first pops up is: 75.748.86.91. A close-up of the IP address shows it as: 23.75.345.200
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Before Angela is chased, Highway Patrol is checking her license plate number 3POW893 - reported stolen. But when Angela's BMW is falling from a hill, the license number of the car is 3POW827.
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When Angela knocks Devlin over the railing with the fire extinguisher, she lets go of the extinguisher as well. Yet the extinguisher never falls with Devlin, it is just shown in the next clip already on the floor.
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Prior to the chase over the bridge, Angela and the FBI agent drive toward it and away from it several times.
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When Angela gets off the elevator at Cathedral, we clearly see the number 20 posted on the elevator door frame, indicating that she is on the 20th floor. A few minutes later, it becomes clear that she is on the 5th floor, when Ruth calls for security after Angela copies the disk.
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When Dr. Champion first meets with Angela in the hotel room, he tosses some folded clothes to her. In the shot where the clothes leave his hands, they are beginning to flip over forward, but when the camera switches to Angela catching them, they land perfectly upright.
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When Angela runs the car of the FBI agent into the parked car Devlin is sitting in, Devlin's car should be visibly damaged on the passenger's front side. But in the following scenes it's completely intact so that even both headlights work.
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When Dale, flying his Cessna, looks up and sees he's about to fly into the tower, he quickly ducks below the windshield level of the plane, but the immediate next scene of him, he is sitting up again.
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When Angela was hiding in the center room of the carousel and Devlin was chasing her, she was looking out the slightly opened mirrored door. Devlin can be seen reflected in the mirror standing next to a fixed seat on the carousel and looking backward, against the rotation of the carousel. The next shot shows him walking amongst the carousel horses, then stopping next to the fixed seat, then stepping off and into the center.
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At the Cathedral, after Angela tries to delete her profile at fake Angela's computer, she approaches the window to check out the fire engines outside. The opposite building bears the flag of USA. You can see this flag overhead the crowd of Cathedral employees at the next scene (the scene when the fake Angela asks the fireman about the smoke). This means that the Cathedral employees are just somewhere near the flag but at Angela's perspective, the crowd of Cathedral employees are nowhere near the flag.
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When Angela goes to the Cathedral office building, you can see floor 20 on the elevator doors as she gets off yet later when Marx is calling security she says '5th floor Cathedral'.
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In the first scene with Angela, when she hangs up the speaker phone, she hits the Handsfree/mute button. The light that comes on either mutes the call, or answers the phone - it does not release the call.
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When Angela is asked to sign papers under the name "Ruth Marx" one part of the "x" is small and the other is long. Later, when she is showing the form to a police officer the "x" is clearly different.
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When the man is telling the fake Angela Bennett to get out of the building because of a fire, there is a shot to Angela hiding behind the wall, and in the background we see the fake Angela stand up. But when we see the fake Angela again, she is still sitting down.
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At the computer convention, Angela walks past the same blonde-haired woman twice when she is making her way to the Cathedral booth.
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It would not be as dark as shown at 7pm at Santa Monica Pier.
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When Angela is at the airport waiting to leave, it's heard on the speakers that everything has returned to normal and the planes are ready to be boarded. The military men seated behind Angela get up twice. Once before she gets up and again when she gets up herself.
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Crew or equipment visible 

After Angela has set off the fire alarm at Cathedral and made the others leave, she checks the computer. She hears the fire engines outside, and walks over to the window. As she walks, we can see the camera rig reflected in the cubicle wall glass.
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Errors in geography 

During the opening sequence, when the Secretary is being driven in his car they are proceeding down Pennsylvania Avenue, but when the camera cuts to the view from the right side of the car there is a large expanse of water to the left. This would be impossible, as Pennsylvania Avenue is in the middle of downtown Washington DC.
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Angela sleeps overnight in Alan's car, is woken in the morning by the security guard and she drives away with the Pacific ocean on her left. But as she drives northbound, the shadows indicate the sun, also on her left, is setting, so it must be late afternoon, not morning.
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There are no mountains in Cozumel, as shown.
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Sandra claims to be in Cozumel but when she returns to the hotel from the hospital and insist she that she hasn't checked out we see the computer and it clearly states that the hotel is in Cancun.
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Factual errors 

The Macintosh virus Angela found would not be able to infect a mainframe computer.
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Right before discovering Bergstrom's mis-diagnosis of Aids, she connects to a system using the telnet command with an email address that was written on a card she had taken from Devlin's wallet. It is impossible to establish a connection using telnet with an email address. The only way to connect using telnet is with a FQDN (Fully Qualified Domain Name) or IP address (and/or a TCP port number). Once the telnet connection is established, you can however login to a system using an email address.
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When Angela visits Alan Champion in hospital, she is told that he is intubated. When she goes to see him, he is sitting up in bed - no tube down his throat.
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When Angela is driving in the BMW on the Highway with the police car behind her, the raindrops on the side window are going down on it vertically, but they should be blown a little backwards by the airstream. Also the raindrops on the windscreen of the police car should go upwards to the roof because of the airstream, but they just run down on it.
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When Angela is running it show the women's bingo night sign but a man is walking out of the building.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

When searching for Praetorian, Angela searches for the owner of IP address: 24.75.345.200 This address would be impossible on the Internet because no subnet address can be greater than 255. This has been reported as a goof, but it was surely deliberate by the filmmakers. It would be very poor practice to show a genuine, usable IP address, because the present or future owner of that address would undoubtedly be subject to massive flooding, ranging from spam to actual malicious hacking attempts. This writer noted the same fact at "Swordfish" in the Trivia section, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0244244/trivia.
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When Angela takes off the stolen firefighter uniform, she has on a jacket that she wasn't previously wearing. But it can be seen tied around her waist when she enters the cathedral office.
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When Angela Bennett gets her temporary visa using the name Ruth Marx, the lady shows her the form and asks her if that was the correct address, Angela nods and says it is but Ruth Marx is not her name. Presumably she didn't notice it, since her attention was drawn to the address portion.
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Plot holes 

The visa paperwork reveals Ruth Marx's birthplace as California. As she was born in California, she would be a US citizen and would not need a visa to re-enter the US.
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Revealing mistakes 

In the opening scene, Secretary Michael Bergstrom asks his driver, Eddie, to take the parkway. The Lincoln Towncar Eddie is driving is in park, and the ignition is in the off position.
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The chase on the highway with Angela/BMW and the two cops/cop car happens in the pouring rain. Tires screeching as they do would only happen if it were dry.
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The domain shown for the FBI is "justice", The domain should be "gov".
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When Jack cuts his hand with his pocket knife to pretend he's been attacked, the blade of the knife is facing upwards, and Jack is cutting himself with the blunt part of the knife.
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When Dale is on approach to Burbank he says he is intercepting the approach course ILS runway 8. He then reports just passing the middle marker which is only 0.4 miles from the airport and way too late for him to be intercepting the final approach course. He reports at 1300 feet (he should be at 1000), but the altimeter shows 620 feet which is below the airport altitude of 775. Also, the GPS shows him still 35.4 miles away from the airport. (Additionally, the entire approach is conducted in visual conditions where he'd be able to see the approaching towers from a long distance away.)
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Just as Angela is throwing the monitor at the nurse's desk onto the floor, you can see the monitor casing separate, showing it was prepared to fall apart when it hit the floor.
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Angela's room number is 100, but her room is located on the third floor. Normal hotels have through 100 on the first floor, through 200 on the second floor and so on.
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Spoilers 

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Revealing mistakes 

Jeff Gregg's ID picture, presumably a big "reveal" moment, is shown several times during the "Praetorian login" jumble of images. As his is the only face shown during this, the careful viewer will have figured out long before that he is involved.
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