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Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) Poster

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

All throughout the movie, the gunfire and muzzle flashes don't always match.
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Continuity 

Despite never turning around nor leaving the main street of Grosse Pointe, Martin passes the same stores twice.
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While in the bar the lime slice in Martin's drink keeps switching from one side of the glass to the other side of the glass even though he never touches the glass the whole time.
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When Martin first stops in front of the convenience store the shadow from his car shows it is about noon and it is an asphalt street. In the next shot, the front of the store, the shadows indicate a much later time and the street is full of mud and gravel.
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The direction the baby is facing when handed to Martin.
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At Debi's house, Martin's baseball cap is taken off and put on one of her bed posts. After they do the "airplane" and he is leaving, it's in his back pocket even though no one took it down.
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When Martin is on the landline phone in the hotel room before leaving for the reunion, he hangs up the phone with the cord of the receiver hung on the right. Moments later when Felix enters the room and sees the reunion invitation next to the phone, the cord is hanging on the left.
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During the microwave bomb scene at the Ultimart the last time we see the microwave it shows 4 seconds left before the bomb will detonate. It takes 10 seconds for that last 4 seconds to elapse.
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When Martin gets Paul to help him move Felix's corpse, they take him down some steps which have a solid handrail down the middle of them. In one shot they are both one the same side of the railing, but then in the next (immediately after) Martin is on the other side from Paul.
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The convenience store sign is missing in the shot before it falls to the ground after the explosion.
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In the cemetery, Martin removes the cork from the whiskey bottle, leaving some of the foil on the neck. When he upends the bottle, whiskey pours unevenly because the foil is blocking part of the bottle opening. In the next shot there is no foil on the bottleneck and the whiskey pours freely.
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The number of vitamins and the position of the Newspaper on the table in the diner.
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The position of the gift basket on the table in Martins Hotel-Room while he calls his psychiatrist changes between several shots.
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When Martin is flipping through television stations in his hotel room, the TV reveals that two of the channels are muted even though sound for those channels are still heard.
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When Martin arrives in Grosse Pointe, the NSA agents are following him down Lake Shore Drive. Internal shots of the agents in the car show them driving by the same house twice in the background behind the driver.
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In the Ultimart, the clerk is playing Doom 2. The level he is playing switches from Level 30 to Level 1, then Level 8 and back to Level 30, all in a few seconds.
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The position of the shadows change irregularly against the outside of the High School when Martin is talking to his old teacher.
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The View-Master reels on the bed in Debi's room are first face up, then they disapper, finally they end up face down.
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When Martin picks up Debbie to take her to the reunion he is holding flowers upright behind his back. When seen from her point of view, the flowers are upside down.
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Martin's "empty" gun in his right hand is not empty after the NSA shootout.
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When Debbie is reclining on the bed, chatting to Martin, her sleeves move up and down between shots.
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While Martin and Debbi are talking in the radio station, the length of the middle pendant of Debbi's neck lass continues to change from camera angle to camera angle
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In the beginning Mr. Grocer comes out of the hotel and shoots everyone. He has two revolvers which contain six shots each but he fires more than 20 shots without reloading.
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Martin is shown entering the Ultimart convenience store twice.
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Debi's necklace when Martin first confronts her in the radio station.
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The drinks on the table after Martin rearranges them.
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While Martin and Debbie are dancing, Arlene Joseph is on the dance floor by the stage. When Felix La PuBelle comes in to claim Sidney Feldman's nametag, Arlene is manning the check-in table. Cut immediately to the next shot, Arlene is back on the dance floor by the stage.
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When Martin kicks down the door in the Miami hotel and shoots the man in the stomach, the slide on his Glock is locked back (empty). When he puts the gun to the mans face the slide is forward and there is another bullet in the chamber.
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In the restaurant where a woman talks to Blank, she puts her beret on the table and it falls off of the edge off the edge. In a subsequent shot, it has returned to the table without having been picked up.
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When Martin first walks into the radio studio, Debi says, "And, here's The Specials, doing... one of their songs." The next shot shows an LP start spinning on a player near a rack of 8 tracks. After that, you get a shot of Debi pushing her chair back from the controls. Right before she goes back, you can see the same player behind her, right next to the 8 tracks, spinning a completely different LP. To the left of the spinning player is another identical player with what looks like the LP they showed in the close up, but it is not spinning and the tone arm is retracted.
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Crew or equipment visible 

In the beginning of the movie, just before Martin sees Debi for the first time, sitting in her radio booth, he is driving in his car and looking to his right. He is wearing a black cap and sunglasses. The camera mounted in the open window of the car, is clearly visible in their reflection multiple times.
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During the introducing shots of Grosse Pointe there is a shot of a boat, you can see the helicopter blades on the very top of the screen.
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When Martin first arrives at the Ultimart, a crew member with a boom microphone is reflected in the side of Martin's car.
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Errors in geography 

When Martin is in the car with Mr. Newberry, palm trees are clearly visible in the background. There are no palm trees in Detroit.
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Factual errors 

When DJ-ing, Debbie plays a Specials LP with the Two Tone Label on it. The song she played, Pressure Drop (originally done by Toots and the Maytals), never appeared on any Specials LPs on the Two Tone Label, but on an album released in 1996 called "Specials Today" on Chrysalis Records.
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During the reunion party, Martin takes a photo of Debi holding the baby. He is using a Minox "spy" camera which has no flash, but there is a flash when the photo is taken, as well as the sound of a motor drive that the camera doesn't have either.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Martin shuts the Venetian blinds at the radio station, but we see an open set when he sits back down. Those blinds are on a different window.
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Revealing mistakes 

Debi's radio station is FM 79.5. In the US, the FM band only goes down to 87.8
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After the Ultimart blows up, Martin gets in is car which is parked across the street and calls Debbie. The reflection on his car does not show the Ultimart across the street in flames.
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The arcade game that the Ultimart employee is playing during the shootout is the aptly titled classic Doom II. The game was never actually available in a commercial arcade cabinet and must have been constructed specially for the film.
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Grocer (Dan Aykroyd) can be seen breathing long after he is supposed to be dead by electrocution from having a TV smashed over his head.
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