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(1997)

Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Sidney gets the instant message from the killer, in the library, the man next to her tells her to hit Alt-M. She punches a lot more than two buttons to bring up her instant message.
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Character error 

Randy corrects Film Class Guy #1's quotation of Ripley's famous exclamation in Aliens ("Get away from her, you bitch!"), but Randy is wrong; Film Class Guy #1 was correct. Film Class Guy #1 was supposed to misquote Aliens, but Joshua Jackson spoke Jamie Kennedy's line. Thinking fast, and to keep the scene going, Kennedy spoke the quote intended for Film Class Guy #1, "Stay away from here, you bitch."
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Continuity 

When the killer talks to Randy on the phone, he mocks Randy about not being the leading man, to which Randy replies "Fuck You!" But when Gale and Dewey watch the killer's tape, Randy says "Fuck You!" before the killer mocks him.
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When Maureen Evans goes up to the concession counter to order her popcorn and Pepsi, the clerk gives it to her without accepting any money, or ringing it up on the till, yet we see her with the money in her hand.
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We see Maureen Evans being stabbed repeatedly by Ghostface, but when she turns to face the crowd at the theater the amount of blood in no way matches up with her wounds.
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The position of Sidney's head near the end of her first conversation with Dewey in the gazebo.
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While CiCi is running away from the killer, she makes her way to the second floor, where the killer is right behind her, yet in the next scene, she is far ahead of him.
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Sidney has a zit on her chin toward the end of the movie, when she gets into the car. But in the climax, it isn't there.
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Glass fragments from window of the cop car disappear as the killer speeds away.
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Red drawings on Derek's chest disappear/reappear when the fraternity captures him.
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When Syd smacks Gail Weathers in the courtyard after being introduced to Cotton for the first time, Gail's hair alternates between being tucked behind her ears and being in her face in between shots.
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When Dewey is pounding on the soundproof glass, trying to get Gale's attention, his hand alternates between being open palmed and balled in a fist.
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When Gail kisses Dewey in the lecture theatre, all her dark red lipstick is wiped off or smeared around her mouth, but none of it appears on Dewey.
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When Sid is practicing in the theatre as Cassandra, she lowers her veil around her head and overlapping in front of her as she says, "Save to speak the truth." When the shot goes wide she is still lowering her arms. She is also looking straight ahead in the closeup yet her head is tilted left and downward in the far shot.
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The police chief conducts a press conference. Later, when videotape of the press conference is reviewed by Gale, the person to his left (frame right) is different.
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When Sidney is rehearsing in the play as Cassandra, after she gets up, in one shot she is covering her face with her veil and in the next shot, she has her arms and her veil up and she is lowering them.
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Crew or equipment visible 

Reflected in most of the vans' windows.
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When the cop car first pulls away, a reflector screen is visible in the frame of the back door.
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Errors in geography 

There is a Los Angeles County Seal on the rear window of the ambulance at the end of the movie, but the scene does not take place in California.
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Revealing mistakes 

Blood on the younger cop's throat before it is slit.
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There is blood on the knife before Randy gets stabbed and each time the knife enters the body the blood on the knife stays the same.
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When Phil gets stabbed in the head in the...head, it's clear that it's a retractable blade. It pops out of the wall, not his head.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

At the end, where Mickey shoots Gale, Sidney shouts Gale but her lips aren't moving.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

In the climax scene, Mickey's gun makes the sound of a hammer cocking, but his gun is a Glock, which has no hammer.
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Continuity 

After Cici is thrown through the window and is lying on the balcony, you can see blood on her back before she is stabbed.
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Continuity 

When Sidney and Hallie get in the police escort car Hallie gets in first sitting on the left, but later when the car is driving down the street and eventually crashes, Sidney and Hallie have switched places and Sidney is now on the left. (This was explained in an outtake. As a joke, the girls got out and ran around the car when it stopped at a red light.)
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Continuity 

During the last stabbing of Maureen Evans, the killer puts his right arm around her and stabs her with his left, but from the back view, his left arm is around her and he is stabbing her with his right hand.
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Continuity 

In the scene where the killer is after CiCi on the balcony, the killer stabs her in the back twice but when the killer removes the knife from her back both times you can clearly see there is no blood on it.
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Continuity 

When the killer is stabbing Dewey and Gale is staring at him from the other side of the glass room, the killer's reflection is seen just staring back at Gale, when it should be moving around while stabbing Dewey.
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Continuity 

When Randy is being stabbed in the news van, the blood on the knife stays the same each time he gets stabbed.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When CiCi is thrown over the balcony, a crew member's head pops up just beyond the edge of the balcony on the right for about a second.
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Revealing mistakes 

Blood on the knife before Phil is stabbed.
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Revealing mistakes 

At the end of the movie when Sidney shoots Debbie Salt/Billy Loomis's mother after she's already dead, the actress's face grimaces as Sidney shoots her though she is already dead.
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