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(2001)

Goofs

Continuity 

Near the end of the movie Derek is in the dressing room wearing one kind of makeup, but when he's on the stage afterward it's a different kind.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Hansel and Derek are in Maury's office trying to get the files in the computer, Derek says that they will be no better than the machine. When he says this, his mouth is closed.
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When Derek, Matlida and Hansel drink tea at the Hansel's place, Matilda reveals that she was fat kid in 7th grade. After that, Hansel moves his lips, but no sound is heard.
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At the VH1 Fashion Awards, when Derek is walking up to get 'his' award, Hansel says, "Huh?" but his mouth doesn't move.
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Character error 

When Derek finishes talking to Matilda on the Walkie Talkie in Maury's office he turned "left" to go back to helping Hansel look for the computer files. A large premise of the movie is that Zoolander is unable to turn "left".
When Hansel is telling Derek about falling off a mountain he says "Hansel haven't you been smoking peyote for 6 straight days couldn't some of this be in your mind?". But the thing is you can't smoke peyote you can only ingest it.
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When in the office, Archie tells Matilda that he emailed her some "NexisLexis" searches on models who appeared in Mugatu campaigns; the archive is actually called "LexisNexis".
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When Derek is being hypnotized and Mugatu says India and a picture of India is shown, it is a picture of India before 1947, when Pakistan was a part of India.
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Continuity 

When Mugatu is explaining to Derek why he wants him to campaign for him, Todd brings him a large coffee. Mugatu spits it out, with no foam mustache, and for a second a foam mustache appears. After Derek's surprised look, it disappears again.
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When Zoolander is walking in the graveyard with the famous hand model, they pass the same tombstone twice.
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When Derek is looking in the puddle after the male model of the year awards, he gets splashed by a passing vehicle and has mud on his face. In the next scene when Hansel is riding by on his scooter, Derek's face is clean, as if never being splashed by the mud.
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When Derek and his roommates are driving around drinking the Orange Mocha Frappucinos, the cups are unmarked, but the cup blown towards the camera by the explosion has a Starbuck's logo.
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When Derek is forced to hide out at Hansel's place, Hansel's blue circular necklace jumps about between shots.
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Almost at the end of the movie when Derek is about to leave Maury's office he hands his phone to Hansel for him to give it to Matilda. Hansel already has the phone in his hand and says "Ahh man!" but in the next take Derek gives him the phone again.
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The number of buttons on Derek's PJs that are not buttoned.
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When Matilda and Derek are on their way to the cemetery, there is a big car behind them. When they are on their way back to Hansel's place, the same car is driving behind them.
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Errors in geography 

The shots of the rallies in Malaysia seem to show banners displaying Chinese text, while the Prime Minister's platform shows English and Arabic text. All of these are highly unlikely in the real Malaysia itself. The national and dominant political language of Malaysia is Malay, and is written in Romanized text due to Malaysia's past as a British colony.
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Factual errors 

Even though they can be requested, orange mocha frappuccinos aren't on the Starbucks menu and aren't orange.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Derek is being interviewed before the Male Model of the Year Awards, the flashes of the photographers can be seen reflecting off the background/other people, yet when the camera *shows* the photographers with their cameras, the flashes of light do not come from the cameras themselves, but rather from above.
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When Derek's friends are having the "gasoline fight", the bright orange liquid coming out of the gasoline nozzles is obviously not gasoline.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

Katinka gets up off the runway twice after getting taken down; once after Matilda rejoins and praises Derek for saving the prime minister, and again after Derek and Matilda kiss.
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Continuity 

In the end of the movie, when Mugatu says he will kill the Malaysian prime minister himself, you see him reach for the "M" on his shirt. The camera zooms out and you see him reach for it again.
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