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(1998)

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Continuity 

Damage to front of pickup truck after hitting tree.
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Directly after a shot of the full moon, when Hank is lying in bed, the scrape on his forehead moves from above the right eye to above the left eye.
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When Hank shoots a chandelier, Jacob can be seen at the left of the screen, recoiling, his hand over his face as bits fly past him. A cut to Jacob, bits still flying, shows him perfectly still, staring down.
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In one of the very last scenes, someone who has been shot dead appears to be moving in the snow. In the shot right after that, he seems to have disappeared completely.
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In an early scene, the Mitchells appear to look straight out their bedroom window to watch Jacob's pickup coming up the driveway, but a later outdoor shot of the house shows no front window that would provide quite that same view; further, the front windows are a different style.
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In the living room after the bar visit someone is holding a beer can. In the following shot there is a bottle in his hands.
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When Hank and Jacob are sitting in the car, the window is up, but when Jacob gets out, the window is down
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In an early scene, Jacob's pickup is coming up the driveway, but the tire tracks at the top of the screen indicate it was parked there prior to it snowing.
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Factual errors 

A funeral scene in the latter half of the movie takes place in the middle of winter, but is a full burial service. In Minnesota, as is the case with other northern locales where the ground is frozen for several months of the year, the funeral for someone who died in the winter would occur in two parts: a "real time" memorial service followed by spring interment.
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Revealing mistakes 

When the money is burned in the fireplace, you can see that some of the bills say "motion picture use only".
After being killed, Lou blinks.
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There is no rear view mirror in Carl's truck. This is visible when the three men are on their way to the downed plane.
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Vacant farmhouse has little snow on roof.
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