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The Wedding Singer (1998) Poster

Goofs

Factual errors 

In the aircraft cabin scene near the end, a spiral staircase is seen behind Robbie. The only aircraft with an upper deck is a 747 (four engines), yet the frames of the aircraft in flight are of a narrow bodied aircraft (A320, two engines).
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Anachronisms 

The guitar that the guitarist in the Robby Heart band is playing is a 1990 Gibson Les Paul Custom Plus.
There is a LEGO set on the floor that wasn't made until 1997. The movie takes place in 1985.
When Julia and her friends are at Carvel choosing what kind of cake she wants, the Carvel banner is inconsistent for 1985. The pink banner with the confetti wasn't introduced until the '90s.
Frank and Rosie are supposed to be celebrating their 50th anniversary. However, the picture on the wall of their wedding is dated 1948, which is 50 years before the film was released in 1998. However it's set in 1985, which was 37 years since 1948.
Robbie's Dad says he's watching Dallas and J.R. has been shot. J.R. Was shot on Dallas in 1980, not 1985.
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In the club scene at Spanky's the music in the background is New Order's Blue Monday 1988. The film is set in 1985.

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Julia is picking out someone to dance with at the bar mitzvah, the boy who pops his jacket and says "Pick me Julia" voice doesn't fit with his mouth.
At the very beginning of the song "Love Stinks," a loud snare drum hit can be heard but the drummer's hands do not appear to be moving, at least not in the way they should for a loud snare drum hit. In addition, for the remainder of the song, a hi-hat sound can be heard but the drummer's right hand is hitting the snare drum. Drummers typically use their right hand on the hi-hat.
At the Bar Mitzvah, when George is playing the clarinet, his left hand only has his index and ring finger covering the holes. There is no note on the clarinet with that fingering.
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At the end of the double date, when Robbie opens the car door for Julia, no music can be heard until the door opens. However, when the door gets shut, it can be seen that both the driver and passenger windows were halfway down. Music should have been heard the whole time
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Character error 

Robbie tells Linda "Get out of my Van Halen t-shirt before you jinx the band and they break up" That would have been on August 4, 1985 the day before the wedding was supposed to happen. However David Lee Roth had already left Van Halen on April 1, 1985.

Continuity 

The dumpster changes colors from blue (before Robbie is in it) to black to red while Robbie is in it.
Robbie finishes wrapping the microphone cable twice after the Bar Mitzvah.
The limousine loses hubcaps while driving, but they soon reappear on the wheels.
The number of cake pieces on the plate in the bakery changes. When Robbie turns to feed the lady, there are two pieces left, but in the next shot, the plate is empty.
When Robbie confronts Julia about marrying Glen for his money, her necklace moves positions between shots.
During the Cindy and Scott wedding, Robbie includes the Fat Guy in people that will never have anything to offer the opposite sex. When the Fat Guy grabs the microphone during "Love Stinks", you can see a wedding ring on his left hand. This ring appears and disappears in different shots.
The wreath in the dumpster where Robbie is laying keeps moving around.
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The positions of Robbie's and Julia's noses during the initial kiss.
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The picture that Robbie's nephew "decorates" of Robbie and Linda turns round between shots.
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The position of the drunk's hands around Sammy in the bar.
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During the song "Holiday", the band-aid on Robbie's left ring finger disappears.
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Placement of Julia's hands on the serving dish in the kitchen at beginning of the movie.
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On the double date, at the night club, before Robbie comments on Holly's bracelets, she puts her left hand above the table, but in the next shot her right hand is up and her left is down.
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The best man's bowtie changes from tucked under his collar to on top of his collar and then to tucked under again between shots.
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Robbie's shirt cuffs change from being under the coat to protruding in different shots when he's tasting the meatball.
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Under the opening credits wedding while the best man is giving his speech, the microphone keeps shifting from pointing towards him then away from him between shots.
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Glenn's collar switches from folded to popped several times during the double date scene.
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When Robbie is talking to Linda, after he wakes up and she is in his t-shirt, his shirt and the blankets are in different spots after alternating shots.
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When Robbie is punched by Glenn and falls to the grass, there's no blood or sign of injury. In the next shot of Robbie, you see blood trailing down his nose to his lip.
When the party is trying out the cake for Julia's wedding, Robbie still has two cake pieces in the plate, but when he gives cake to the yellow teeth lady, he has none left in it.

Errors in geography 

With the footage of the exterior of the aircraft, the logo for Canadian Airlines can be seen, yet they are flying from New Jersey to Nevada.
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Factual errors 

Julia's wedding is set for "Sunday", August 5th, 1985. This date fell on a Monday.
The DeLorean used in the film is missing the DMC logo on the front grille.

Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

There are numerous '80s references (including, but not limited to, the Rubik's Cube, assorted songs, TV shows and fashions) which pre- or post-date 1985 (the year of the movie). While technically anachronistic, it seems reasonable to allow them since the intention is clearly to produce a "period" '80s feel rather than a strictly accurate historical recreation of a specific year.
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The meatballs that get squished in Robbie's hands disappear. That's because they are squished; they are no longer balls. The remains can be seen either falling to the floor or sticking to Robbie's hands.
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Revealing mistakes 

Set in summer, yet the trees have no leaves and people are wearing jackets throughout.
In all of the exterior shots of the airplane flying above the camera, the landing gear is still out.

Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Character error 

Right before Billy Idol makes a hand gesture to Glenn on the plane he looks to the camera at the side to make sure it was time.
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Character error 

When Julia and Glenn are on the plane to Vegas, she asks him if they could switch seats (referencing a conversation she had with Robbie) because she "had never seen the bright lights of Vegas before." However, since they boarded the plane in the morning/early afternoon, it would have been impossible for her to see the lights in the daytime anyway.
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Continuity 

When Glenn gets stopped by Billy Idol, we can see that Billy's large fan is behind Glenn. In the next shot when the fan gets up to defend Billy, the fan is now beside Billy rather than still behind Glenn.
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Continuity 

When Robbie Hart is singing to Julia on the airplane, the woman behind Robbie wearing the blue dress is standing and sitting inconsistently between shots.
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