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(1996 TV Movie)

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Continuity 

The sheriff's deputies post the "Beach Closed" signs facing out to sea.
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Raines asks Marcus "What's with the acrobatics?" when she's flying straight and level.
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The Coast Guard home in on a beacon of a distressed yacht, but when the yacht sinks earlier, we never saw anyone release a beacon.
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Whip throws a tape at Graves and tells him to watch his assistant's eyes as he dies during a squid attack. During the attack itself, the video cut out well before the assistant died.
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When the ship is wrecked, Marcus states that the Coast Guard is sending a chopper from the base, although he hasn't yet called them.
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When on the boat looking at the monitor during close-up shots, there is a boat and a large mass moving through the water. When panned out, the screen is clearly on, but there is no picture. But when they go back into close-up, there is the boat and large mass on the screen again.
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Factual errors 

The emergency radio on the bridge shorts out when the boat begins to flood and the boat's generator goes out. Emergency radios work on internal batteries to avoid just such problems.
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Squid don't roar.
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When Lucas Coven's (Larry Drake) boat goes down, an underwater view shows wooden debris sinking. The wood parts should float.
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The squid emits ink when attacking its victims. Squids only emit ink defensively when fleeing.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Whip states the largest whole squid carcass ever found was 45 feet long, and that no one knows how big a squid gets. While the first statement is not strictly true, it could be Whip's error; the second statement is true, since squid are not generally visible.
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Plot holes 

Whip, the local fisherman, is regularly consulted and kept up to date by the Coast Guard, the scientific community, and the town politicians.
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Revealing mistakes 

In several scenes helicopters in flight have their doors open, but there is no breeze or wind inside.
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