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(1998)

Goofs

Character error 

Zeke states that Scat, a diuretic, dries out the aliens. A diuretic makes you urinate and must be ingested to work and would not dry out an object on contact. Scat is a desiccant which would dry out an object on contact.
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Continuity 

In Zeke's garage, his glasses jump around his head between shots.
The amount of blood on the floor in between shots after the alien trips Stokely.
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The position of the soap on a string in the shower scene with Stan and Mrs. Brummel.
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Nurse Harper puts the lid on her medicine twice before she is attacked.
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In the faculty lounge near the beginning of the film, when Mr. Tate has the line "Can we say retirement?," Mr. Furlong's green jacket can be seen next to him. However, at that point, Mr. Furlong is actually talking to Nurse Harper and her patient by the table. Furlong doesn't move next to Tate until later in the scene.
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When Zeke hands Marybeth the pen full of Scat, he keeps the blue top in his hand. When we cut from him to Delilah back to Marybeth, the top is on again.
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Zeke places a paper towel over Oscar vertically, but when seen from another angle, he is placing the towel horizontal.
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Stokely's hair when she and Casey are talking in the library.
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When the gang is walking out of the school heading towards Zeke's car, you see a girl in a green shirt walking by, and then, in another shot, standing up on the park bench staring at them.
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When Zeke is in the bathroom in the beginning when he is introduced, he gives two boys free "scat", he hands it to them and both pens are facing the same way, but when his name appears, one is facing one way and the other is facing another.
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When Zeke and Miss Burke are in the car near the end of the film we see Zeke putting on his seatbelt. Then we see Zeke's hands on the steering wheel. In the next shot he is still doing his seatbelt up.
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When Casey gets out of his father's car, he walks right onto school grounds, making the passenger side of the car against that curb. When Casey looks back and sees Coach Willis talking with his father, the driver's side is next to the curb.
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When Casey shows Mr. Furlong the new species, Casey always has his backpack slung across his chest, but towards the beginning of the discussion of the new species, Casey doesn't have anything slung across his chest. The next shot of him and future shots all have him with the backpack slung across his chest.
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After infecting a lab mouse with the creature, Zeke dissects the mouse, then removes the creature and examines it on a microscope with a scalpel still in his hand. In the next shot, he is shown retrieving the scalpel from the dissection tool kit.
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When Stokely, Delilah, and Mary Beth are outside, Delilah is talking to Mary Beth about Stokely being a lesbian. Stokely then starts putting things into her backpack. From a wide shot we seeing Stokely zipping up her backpack and nothing else is left on the table. The next shot shows Stokely grabbing her cigarettes from off the table.
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When Casey and Delilah are in the faculty lounge and Casey sees the shadows behind the door, he drops his camera on the table and him and Delilah run into the closet. Later on in the scene, the camera is no longer on the table, and nobody has grabbed it.
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When Coach Willis and Mrs. Olsen enter the faculty lounge, they walk to the water cooler. Mrs. Olsen splashes water on her face and getting some of her hair wet. In the next shot, her hair is dry and perfectly brushed.
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During the big football game they show people holding up letters that spell "Kill" the second line of people have the second "L" upside down but in the next scene it's corrected.
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The strap on Casey's bag as he's walking up to the school in between the shots of Coach Willis talking to his dad and him looking back at them.
Zeke's first two cigarettes disappear and reappear between shots.

Crew or equipment visible 

While the students are walking toward the fish tank to examine the creature, the tank reflects a crew member in a blue shirt.
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As Casey and his father are exiting the faculty lounge, a boom mic is clearly visible over the doorway.
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Factual errors 

Marybeth asks Stokely how the book Invasion of the Body Snatchers end, Stokely replies, "They get us. They win. We lose." But actually the book ends with the aliens giving up because they had underestimated the human desire for survival.
When Zeke hands out the Scat pens to determine who amongst them may be an alien the blue cap is still on as they inhale from the other end. Now unless they have a huge inhaling capacity there's no way to inhale a whole pen's worth with one end of a tube sealed.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The controls for folding bleachers could be located in the gym if they are operated by a key; Casey does in fact turn a key before pushing the button.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

While Marybeth is walking naked through the locker room and her shadow shows her tentacles, we hear her talking. In the shots from behind and from the sides her mouth is not moving.
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Continuity 

After being trapped in the bleachers, the Queen spits several slugs at Casey in a final death throe. The one on his right cheek enters his face twice in subsequent shots.
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Continuity 

The position of Stokely in between shots after Marybeth punches her to the gym floor. (Watch the black line.)
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Continuity 

Zeke leaves the room twice after they kill Mr. Furlong.
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Continuity 

When Zeke hands Marybeth the pen of scat, he removes the blue cap from it as he hands it to her. Marybeth is seen spinning the pen, which we later learn is her emptying it. The shot switches to Delilah about to snort it, then back to Marybeth who now has the cap on her pen.
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