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The Substitute (1996) Poster

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Revealing mistakes 

Just before Shale gets shot at and crashes into the trailer, you can see the brace towing his vehicle
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Jump to: Character error (2) | Continuity (10) | Crew or equipment visible (1) | Revealing mistakes (2) | Spoilers (1)

Character error 

When Shale meets the crew at the pistol range, Hollen (William Forsythe) is wearing a shoulder holster that has two thin straps and two wide straps; he is wearing the holster upside down, with the wide straps under his arms. This holster is designed to be worn with the wider straps over the top of the shoulders to spread out the weight and pressure.
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Early in the movie when Janus is screening the commercial for his "services," the rolling text describing his abilities lists "Helicopter Repelling" instead of "Helicopter Rappelling".
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Continuity 

When Shale throws the fourth kid from the window in the library scene his shirt is unbuttoned and you can see that he is not wearing his bullet-proof vest. In the next shot he is taking the vest off.
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When Joey Six is at the fruit stand he says "Wellman, they're switching cars" and during the botched drug deal he acts surprised that Wellman came back.
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When Matt starts confessing to Shane after getting hit in the head with his own helmet, his face is clean minus a few scrapes by his left eye but it in the next shot he's sweating and has blood coming out of his nose and mouth.
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The day after crashing his car after being shot at, Shale arrives at the Jai Alai court with the same car, with no signs of damage.
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Red-capped pen when Shale is first meeting the black teacher and the librarian in the lounge.
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At the Jai Alai court when the rival merc is trying to hit Shale, the pelota (jai alai ball) falls out of the cesta on his wind up, but the it is still thrown.
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When Shale writes his name on the chalkboard in the classroom, the handwriting is not the same when they show it later.
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While his team is rigging the school, Shale walks through the parking lot. His shirt is wet in spots, but then dry in the next shot inside the classroom.
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Before Shale throws the last gang member out of the library window, his shirt is dry. After he throws him, the entire shirt front is saturated.
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Blood on the Jai alai helmet appears and reappears when Shale is beating Wolfson.
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Crew or equipment visible 

At the shooting range you can see a reflection of the filming camera in the mirrors as it moves in front of the building.
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Revealing mistakes 

When the mercs are at the firing range, there are several shots of Shale with people behind him "shooting" a Glock. If you take notice, you can see they are simply imitating the recoil by slowly flipping the gun back.
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At the gun range, the woman in the white shirt shooting a pistol behind Shale is not pulling the trigger, the gun's slide is not moving and there are no cartridges being ejected. She is only moving the gun slightly up and down to make it appear as recoil.
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Spoilers

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Crew or equipment visible 

In the school shootout scene at the end, Joey fires a rocket at the two mercs who are hiding behind the lockers. Right before the rocket hits you can see the 'yank rigs' and cabling that send the stuntmen flying when the rocket explodes.
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