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Home Alone 3 (1997) Poster

(1997)

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When one burglar rolls down into the basement and falls from the mousetrap on his finger, he shoots a toilet pipe, and there is a very loud gunshot, yet there is a silencer on his gun, if there were a silencer the gunshot would not have been that loud.
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Character error 

When the bad guys are chasing the toy car and it goes under the SUV Jernigan's driving, he says "It's heading south on Adams". The toy car then goes left, which would mean it should be going east. But Jernigan then says it's heading west.

Continuity 

The hubcaps of the Taurus wagon change from multi-spoked at the beginning of the movie to 3-spoked near the end.
Amount of jam on the bread in the kitchen
When Alice picks up the toy car, Alex rams it up her neck leaving a tire mark on her neck, but a few seconds later, it vanishes.
The laundry basket knocked over by Peter Beaupre falls off a counter and lands upside-down on top of laundry. The basket comes to a complete stop. In the next scene, the laundry basket is no longer upside-down nor is it positioned upon the clothing.
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When Alex is running to Mrs. Hess's garage, the toy car is under his right arm. When he enters her garage, it is under his left arm.
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When Mr. Beaupre grabs the toy-car, rips it open, and throws the car parts to the ground, the car parts switch places with each other three times between shots.
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Just after Mr. Beaupre cuts the line at the front door you can see books on the ground before the trunk comes down on him and Mr. Unger
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After Earl Unger slid down the stairs, he leans on a table and he finds a mouse trap on his hand. Before that happens, there is a shot of the entire table, but there is no set mouse trap.
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When Alex checks on the video camera to see whether he's caught the bad guys, he lifts the viewfinder to press the button that opens the case. In the close-up of the empty drive, the viewfinder is down. In the next shot, it is back up.
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When Alex is in bed and his mom is talking about calling the police, Alex's shirt is unbuttoned. In the next shot it is buttoned up.
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When Alex is controlling his remote control car through his neighbor's house to catch Mr. Beaupre on tape, he is sitting on a wooden chest watching the video feedback on a TV. Beside him is an open book. When Mr. Beaupre jumps in front of the camera which consequently causes Alex to fall back, the book that was beside him is gone.
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When Alice and Jernigan enter the bedroom, Alice steps on a pump, inflating a beach ball under a toy monkey. When Alice removes the bedspread, the ball is gone.
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When Alex's dad is getting ready to go for his business trip Alex says that dad's beeper number is on 2nd, mom's on 1st button, but when Alex calls to the police for the first time and speed dial number are shown, mom's beeper number is on 4 and 1 is dad's work.
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At the airport, Mr. Beaupre checks the monitors for all departing flights and the current time reads 4:14pm. When he tell his crew that their going to Chicago, the current time reads 10:00am.
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When Alex is playing around with Mrs Hess's TV, Alex is pointing the remote at the TV through an open curtained window. But when Mrs Hess steps into the room to look at the TV you can see the curtains are clearly closed.
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Errors in geography 

When the bad guys are supposed to be in a San Francisco airport, the scene was obviously filmed in Chicago's O'Hare airport. They then catch a flight to Chicago, and emerge at a different part of O'Hare.
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Plot holes 

The house was booby-trapped with loose boards that caused the crooks to fall many storeys, yet the police were able to easily get into the house without falling.
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Revealing mistakes 

When the burglars are chasing the toy car outside, the scene is obviously shot at different times of day.
When Alex's dad is about to board his flight and hands over his ticket, you can clearly see the actress at the computer pretending to type above the keyboard.
When the remote control car goes under the minivan, you can see a rear wheel drive live axle in the shot underneath, while the minivan is plainly a front wheel drive model.
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Alex's pet rat is named Doris, this suggests it to be a female. However what is obvious from a number of shots in the film, the rat used is a male.
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Spoilers 

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

At the end when Alex's father gives Alex a toy car. When he picks it up he is holding it so the package is facing himself, but in the next shot the package is facing Alex.
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