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(2000)

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Anachronisms 

When Mr. Glass gets his first comic book on the playground bench in 1974, the cover of the book depicts as a backdrop the Philadelphia skyline, featuring predominantly Two Liberty Place, which was not built until 1990.
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Jump to: Anachronisms (2) | Character error (3) | Continuity (5) | Factual errors (2) | Incorrectly regarded as goofs (2) | Spoilers (7)

Anachronisms 

At several points they show comic book images which are supposed to be from the "silver age", the 1950s-1960s. However, the art displayed in them is not accurate for the period and is closer to the style predominant in the industry in the 1990s.
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The cardboard orange juice carton has a plastic twist cap on the top. These cartons did not appear until the early 1990's. (Patent 5,065,938 November 19, 1991)
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Character error 

In Elijah's office in the final scene, a newspaper headline reads: "Mudslide in Mexico - Kills All Expect Newborn" - "Expect" should be "Except".
The baby in the opening scene is clearly shown pushing hard against his blanket with what seems to be an intact right arm. The doctor then states that the baby's arms and legs are broken.
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After David notices the man in the orange jump suit in the train station is doing his job picking up bags of garbage bags from cans he does not put a new bag in the can.
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Continuity 

Early in the movie David is reading a "Philadelphia Inquirer" newspaper. At the end this becomes a "Philadelphia Telegraph".
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Elijah as a boy has his right arm in a sling. When he goes outside to open his gift his left arm is in the sling and he uses his right arm to open the gift.
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Two computers under Elijah's desk move three feet to the right.
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The position that the orange juice carton is faced when David's son sits down for breakfast.
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When David Dunn opens the letter from Limited Edition, a close-up shows the envelope flap closed as he reads the card. From a different angle, the flap is open.
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Factual errors 

Elijah Price/Mr. Glass has Osteogenesis imperfecta but is very tall. People with this disease generally don't grow to be as tall as Samuel L. Jackson.
The "original" comic pages displayed in the gallery "Limited Edition" are too small. Comic book art is done on 14X17 pages, much larger than on display here.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Mr. Glass describes his disorder (Osteogenesis imperfecta). He describes the disorder as having 4 types each increasing in severity. At the time this movie was made only 4 types were identified. There are currently 8 types of the disorder identified as well as several subtypes.
David Dunn and a few other security guards are shown wearing FSU jackets and caps; this refers to the fictional Franklin State University where he works (the name derives from Franklin Field, the actual stadium name).
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

When David's son attempts to shoot David to prove David is unbreakable, David grabs the gun from the table using his left hand (with his wedding band on) in the close up shot, but in the master shot, we can see he used his right hand to grab the gun.
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When David shares his identity with his son at the breakfast table, he pushes a newspaper toward him. In the close-up, the newspaper is folded into quarters, but in the wide-angle shot, it is clearly only folded in half.
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The "Hero rescues two children" headline changes from regular to italic type.
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When David follows the Orange Suit Man into the house, David goes upstairs and into a bedroom where he hears a whimper. In the master shot, the closet door where the children are held captive is cracked but in the following shot David is seen and heard opening the same door.
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Revealing mistakes 

When David Dunn opens the basement door revealing the dead father, in the second quick jump cut close up you can see the man is breathing.
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When David strangles the killer, the wall shakes. The repaired hole from a previous take is obvious before the hole is made.
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The criminal was killed by David, according to the newspaper article. But after he is strangled and lying on the floor he is still visibly breathing. This is a goof, unless David killed him later, or he slowly died from the choking after David had left, or the article was mistaken, all of which make little sense.
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