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(2001)

Goofs

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

During the final credits as the characters are crowd surfing and singing along to "All-star," several characters can be seen mouthing the words to the wrong part of the song.
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Character error 

In the beginning, Donald Sinclair says that, when they enter the train station, the lockers will be to their right. When Enrico enters, you can clearly see the lockers were to the left.
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When the Squirrel Lady gives Vera and Merrill directions, she says, "Go 5.4 miles and you'll see a yellow sign with some graffiti on it...". When they see the sign, Merrill says, "We're at 2.4 miles exactly!" which is incorrect.
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Klaus Barbie was never a ballroom dancing champion as one character claims.
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When Tracy and Nick are discussing travel plans in the restaurant, Nick says they are 3 hours ahead of everyone else since they took the helicopter. This is impossible considering Tracy went north (away from Silver City, New Mexico) to check in with her boyfriend in the previous scene.
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Continuity 

When the monster truck jumps over Blaine and Duane in slow motion, Blaine's tongue piercing is missing.
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When we first see Enrico on the train, he seems to be sitting facing in the direction that the train is traveling (judging by the direction in which he is turning his head to look at the passing scenery). In the next shot, from inside the train, we see that he is sitting in a seat facing away from the direction the train is traveling.
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Shortly before Nick puts his money in the bag at the concert, a shot from the Blaine/Duane standoff is used, and as a result, the pierced girl is seen onstage before she is supposed to be.
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As Blaine is climbing the tower trying to outrun the truck, the rope pulling the truck changes position (relative to him) several times. Sometimes it's behind him, sometimes in front, sometimes to his left, sometimes to his right.
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As Duane drives through a wooden fence into the 4-wheel drive race we see the grill of the car intact, but it was destroyed several scenes earlier.
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When Vicky is stealing the money, Mr. Grisham says he will drive and gets into the left-hand side of the car. After the cow lands on the car, he is in the right-hand side.
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Tracey's hair in the helicopter jumps from under the headset to falling around her face and back again.
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Tracey throws several objects at the truck when she discovers her boyfriend cheating, denting the hood in several places. A few minutes later, when she is chasing the truck through the brush, the dents are gone.
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When Mr. Sinclair calls to have his other Lear Jet ready for use, the next shot is a Gulfstream G-4 with five well spaced large oval windows. But the interior shots are of a much larger passenger jet with multiple small windows and massive headroom.
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When Duane and his brother are chasing the hot air balloon, the brother is on the hood and rips off the plastic thing on the front of the car. In the next shot the thing is back on.
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When Nick is talking to Tracy in the airport the second time we can hear and see her closing the book but in the next scene she's holding it open again.
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One of the bikers is clearly knocking off the rear-left swastika flag but when the car enters the veteran's convention the flag is back on.
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As Duane Cody hangs from the rope of the hot air balloon, he crashes into a herd of cows. The rope is originally wrapped around his arm twice but in subsequent shots it switches randomly from being wrapped twice to once or not at all until he falls off the rope.
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The way the rope is tied to the bumper of the truck changes as it is being pulled along the ground and then up the tower.
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Just as the truck first hits the tower, you can see that the tower is already bent, but moments earlier it wasn't.
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When Blaine throws the rope onto the radar, only the hook catches onto the radar. When the radar begins to turn you can see the rope wrapped over the radar and the hook fastened on the rope.
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Blaine reacts twice to the surprise of the truck coming up behind him on the tower. Once when the truck hits the tower and again in the close-up.
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The windows in the doors of the helicopter disappear when Tracy and Nick throw things at the pick up, then reappear afterwards.
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When Blaine sticks out his tongue at the girl when he's driving, his tongue has healed and there isn't a huge bruise, as there was before. If this all took place in one day, this certainly could not have happened, as it would not have healed completely.
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When Donald Sinclair throws the dice across the table in the reception room, they tumble past Blaine. In the next shot, the dice are in front of him.
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When Tracy and Nick are chasing Shawn in the helicopter scene, the telephone lines and street signs suddenly disappear.
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When you see Nick and Tracy for the first time, it is AFTER the Pear family has been seen in their car. However, you see the four of them walking and talking as if they haven't been in their car, yet.
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When Vicky and Mr. Grisham drive off with the money, the cow lands on them. When the money gets tied to the hot air balloon, Mr. Grisham is in Vicky's seat and Vicky is gone.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Duane and Blane are being dragged up the tower, someone moves out of the way when the camera zooms out. This is just before the wheel gets stuck.
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In the DVD they tell us that a stunt driver was driving the car when Duane grabbed the rope of the hot air balloon. You can see the driver through the plastic window made in the seat. Also the seat sits out further than the passenger seat.
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The shadow of the camera truck is visible in the cow pasture.
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Errors in geography 

Single-deck AMTRAK trains and Acela locomotives do not run through Arizona or New Mexico.
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Factual errors 

A real hot air balloon will drop from the sky very fast if nobody is there to supply the hot air.
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The helicopter has a major mistake. In reality, a helicopter pilot actually sits on the right side of the cockpit.
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The bullet that was fired and travels next to the rocket car defies the laws of physics. Assuming that the bullet was fired parallel to the ground, the bullet should remain in the air for the same length of time as it would take to drop the bullet from the same height. The bullet in this scene remained in the air for a much longer period of time.
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When the State Trooper runs out of gas the sirens die out, this would not happen. The lights and sirens have nothing to do with gas, only the battery.
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Immediately after Vera and Merrill first meet, Merrill receives a phone call where she states that some merchandise must ship immediately to get in stores by Mother's Day. Since Mother's Day in the USA always falls in mid-May, we should conclude that this film takes place in April (or possibly early May). Yet this is inconsistent with the fact that Owen had refereed a NFL game just one week earlier, since the superbowl occurs at the end of January, and pre-season play does not start up until August.
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Revealing mistakes 

A safety cable is visible on Blaine Cody as he is hanging on to the radar tower ladder.
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When Owen's slot machine drops the special gold coin, the reels are actually still spinning.
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A rope can be seen pulling Blaine Cody into the swamp after he crashes into a rock with his car.
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When Vera and Merrill crash into the pile of cars, the skeleton that falls on their windshield has a bolt in the top of its head.
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As Duane and the jeep are being pulled up the radar tower, just when the front wheels are in the air we can see a lot of dust coming from the right-back side of it but the rear wheels are not turning in reverse.
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When the truck gets stuck at the top of the tower, the rope coming off of the radar is shown slack. With the tension caused by the weight of the truck and rotation of the radar, the rope should be taut.
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Just before the radar breaks loose from the tower there is a close-up of the rope wound around the radar. You can clearly see the rope fastened to the base of the radar ABOVE the coiled rope. There may even be two separate ropes, as the coil looks loosely wound, which wouldn't be the case if it had pulled the weight of the truck up the tower.
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When Enrico is seen on the train from the outside he is watching the scenery zooming past. When seen from the inside, the scenery is going in the opposite direction
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When the Pear family is driving the Hitlermobile, Jon Lovitz is shown fiddling with the cigarette lighter. Shortly after he drops it, the camera cuts briefly to a shot of the driver's side front wheel as the car runs over an object. The object is the muffler that Zach and Enrico hit with the van earlier, and the junk truck that dropped it can be seen ahead of the car. This is impossible given the elapsed time since that first encounter. Furthermore, the side of the vehicle is not that of the Hitlermobile, but something newer (wrong color and contours; it is probably Zach's van).
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