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Continuity 

When Cole is walking with Malcolm through the streets of Philly to go see the German man, the streets and sidewalks are covered with brown fall leaves, but the trees along the street are all green as if it is spring time.
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Cole has a light blond patch of hair on the back of his head. While it is normally on the right side, when he sits next to Kyra's sister on the swing it is suddenly on the left side.
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During the "I See Dead People" scene, Cole is facing Malcolm and a tear runs down his face. When Cole turns away, his face is dry with no trace of a tear.
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When Malcolm finishes the magic trick with the penny and asks, "Do you really think so?" he closes his hand around the penny. In the next shot taken from his back, his hand is still open.
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When Cole is in the bed about to say "I see dead people" the pink blanket continually rearranges itself in each shot.
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The tape that is labeled "Vincent Grey" in the first shot has the label missing in the next shot.
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Malcolm's hair falls to the side when he does his "magic trick" for Cole in the library. When the camera cuts back to Malcolm, his hair is fixed.
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When Malcolm is listening to the Vincent Grey tape, in the close-ups of the cassette the amount of tape on the spools vary greatly between each shot.
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When Cole steps away from the chair because Malcolm can't guess his thoughts: in close-up he uses the other foot to step back.
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When Cole asks "Will I see you again?" in the church, Malcolm's arm jumps back and forth between the pew and his side between shots.
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When Malcolm and Cole meet in the church for the last time, a patch of hair is sticking up from the right-hand side of Cole's head. The hair becomes less frisky between shots until it ends up well combed.
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When Malcolm looks at the box for Vincent Grey, the last name is spelled with an 'e', while in the ending credits, Vincent's last name is spelled with an 'a'.
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The first time Malcolm meets with Cole, right before they leave, Malcolm's arm is on the back of the pew from Cole's point of view, but from Malcolm's point of view, it is down. Right after Cole grabs the statue of Jesus, he puts his arm up again.
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When Malcolm walks into Cole's hospital room, Cole's feet are outside the covers. In the next shot one foot is under the covers.
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Crew or equipment visible 

During a class in school, you can see microphones in the roof.
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During the dinner scene, mic cord visible through Malcolm's shirt.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Malcolm is waiting to meet Cole for the first time, we get a shot of the paper he's been writing, and a good look at certain circled words that compare Cole's case to an earlier case. Later, after their meeting, we get a chance to read that paper, and it becomes obvious that the words he had already written were actually a description of the event yet to occur: his first meeting with Cole.
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When Cole and Malcolm are going up the stairs to Kyra's bedroom, the banister wobbles.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

At the end of the film Malcolm Crowe comes down the stairs to the living room. The camera is at a low angle looking up from the living room floor toward the vestibule area at the foot of the stairs. There is a leather covered sofa and two overstuffed leather chairs crammed side by side to fit into the space. Crowe's wife is slouched in one of the chairs. The camera changes to above, the wife falls asleep and drops Crowe's ring, which now rolls over open floor boards. Where did all the furniture go?
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Continuity 

When Cole sees the ghost boy with a gun shot wound to the head, although its seen on the back of his head, in an earlier shot, it wasn't there.
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Continuity 

At Kyra's funeral, Cole enters Kyra's bedroom through a door to the left of the bed, but on the video of her mother poisoning her food, her mother enters the room through a door to the right of her bed.
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Revealing mistakes 

Despite the pains taken to not give Malcom a shadow, in almost every scene he's in, there are shadows cast by his feet.
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