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Revealing mistakes 

In the final camera pan of her dead body, Candace is clearly seen breathing.
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Anachronisms 

While the movie was set in 1993, some of the characters were seen drinking Celis Pale Rider Ale, which was not introduced until 1997.
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In one scene, a video for "Don't Want You" by the Lunachicks is playing. The video and album were released in 1997.
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Continuity 

The court summons Candace finds in the trash can (for which Brandon traveled to Lincoln) says "Hunt County." The courthouse building that Brandon walks into to pay the traffic ticket ALSO says "Hunt County." That would mean that Brandon walked into the very same courthouse where the bench warrant was earlier issued, but the sheriff tells Brandon that "this is what the Lincoln authorities faxed us over."
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At Brandon's birthday party, John sits down by Brandon, and Brandon's cigarette jumps from behind his left ear to his right and back between shots.
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The cuts and bruises on Brandon's face change while he talks to Lana inside the shack.
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When Lana is talking to Candace and Kate about the first time she had sex with Brandon, she throws herself down on her bed, and puts her hands on her face. Her right hand is in front of her left hand, but in the next shot, they have swapped, and her left is in front of her right.
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John removes his shirt during the bumper skiing. The next time we see him he has his shirt on.
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When Mom reads the paper which shows Brandon's real name, she reads out "Teena Brandon age 19", yet when you see what she is reading it shows no age.
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During the final scene John is wearing gloves, except in the one shot that he and Tom are fighting to reach for the gun, where he is suddenly barehanded.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Brandon is getting on with the crowd and they have their cars driving around in circles in the dust, the shadow of the film crew can be seen.
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Errors in geography 

When the girls (and Brandon) go on a trip to Kansas City, the Dallas skyline can be seen.
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This film is said to take place in Nebraska. When the girls are driving down the highway at night the Dallas skyline is clearly visible.
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Brandon goes into a building that says Hunt County on it to pay his ticket, but there's no Hunt County in Nebraska, however there is one in Texas where the movie was filmed.
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Factual errors 

October 27, 1993 fell on a Wednesday, not a Friday.
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The "Dustless Highway" is shown in the movie as a dirt road where all this dust covers the cars as they drive. In fact, the "Dustless Highway" is a paved county road.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Near the beginning of the movie when Brandon's wallet spills to the floor, his license clearly is an Iowa driver's license. Yet towards the end after the rape scene, Brandon tells Lani she has never left Lincoln, Nebraska. In fact, it is common for fake ids (which Brandon has) to be out-of-state ids, since this makes authentication more difficult.
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Revealing mistakes 

With all the care that Brandon takes to appear male, this would certainly include NOT shaving his legs.
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When the guys pull Brandon's pants down to prove he's a she, the tan line of a very feminine French-cut bikini can be seen.
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Spoilers

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Continuity 

When Candace is shot, her legs fall straight in front of her. The next morning one of her legs is bent to the left.
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When Brandon is shot, blood splatters on the wall behind him, yet when John gets up just a few seconds later, there is no blood on that part of the wall.
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When Candace is shot and falls down to the ground both of her hands lay on the ground at the sides of her body. However in the next shot of the corpse both of her hands are now on her stomach belly. Finally, in the final view of the body the next morning only one of her hands is on her stomach and the other is back on the floor.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Lana is reading the note she found in Brandon's pocket (the morning after his death), you can see Brandon breathing (the sleeve on his jacket is clearly moving).
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