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(1997)

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Continuity 

(at around 20 mins) The police chief conducts a press conference. Later, when videotape of the press conference is reviewed by Gale (at around 1h 17 mins), the person to his left (frame right) is different.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

(at around 1h 6 mins) 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 

(at around 16 mins) 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."
(at around 36 mins) One of the running themes is characters discussing sequels that were better than the originals. At the Lambda party, Mickey mentions Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back. Randy replies that it was not a sequel, but part of a trilogy and was completely planned. This is not true. We have learned from the documentary From 'Star Wars' to 'Jedi': The Making of a Saga that George Lucas originally intended Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope to be a standalone movie, and only wrote the sequels after the popularity of the original.
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Continuity 

(at around 10 mins) 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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(at around 5 mins) 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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(at around 1h 3 mins) 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 (at around 1h 18 mins), Randy says "Fuck You!" before the killer mocks him.
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(at around 1h 26 mins) Glass fragments from window of the cop car disappear as the killer speeds away.
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(at around 1h 18 mins) When Gale 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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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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(at around 34 mins) 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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(at around 1h 25 mins) Red drawings on Derek's chest disappear/reappear when the fraternity captures him.
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(at around 25 mins) When Sid smacks Gale Weathers in the courtyard after being introduced to Cotton for the first time, Gale's hair alternates between being tucked behind her ears and being in her face in between shots.
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(at around 57 mins) 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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(at around 22 mins) The position of Sidney's head near the end of her first conversation with Dewey in the gazebo.
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(at around 1h 21 mins) 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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Crew or equipment visible 

(at around 1h 24 mins) When the cop car first pulls away, a reflector screen is visible in the frame of the back door.
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Reflected in most of the vans' windows.
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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. Though the location of Windsor College is not explicitly stated in the film, one can infer that it is meant to be located in southern Ohio, as evidenced by the police cars using Ohio license plates, the local news reporter's microphone at the beginning features the words "Ohio 66," and the area code on the caller ID of Sidney's prank caller in her opening scene displays the area code 513, which is reserved for the southeastern corner of Ohio.
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Revealing mistakes 

(at around 1h 26 mins) Blood on the younger cop's throat before it is slit.
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

(at around 1h 40 mins) At the end, where Mickey shoots Gale, Sidney shouts Gale but her lips aren't moving.
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(at around 1h 35 mins) 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 

(at around 1h 24 mins) 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.)
(at around 1h 21 mins) 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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(at around 34 mins) 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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(at around 34 mins) When 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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(at around 8 mins) Blood on the knife after Phil is stabbed.
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(at around 10 mins) 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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Crew or equipment visible 

(at around 35 mins) 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 

(at around 1h 5 mins) There is blood on the knife before Randy gets stabbed in the news van and each time the knife enters the body the blood on the knife stays the same.
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(at around 1h 50 mins) 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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