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Crew or equipment visible 

During the interrogation scenes, there is a flashback to Justin dumping the body. In the close -up shot of his boots, the camera equipment's shadow can faintly be seen to his right.
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Jump to: Character error (1) | Continuity (16) | Crew or equipment visible (1) | Revealing mistakes (1) | Spoilers (1)

Character error 

The active ingredient in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, not "tetrahedral chloride" as identified in the film, other than the comparison to pot, the character's description of absinthe is otherwise correct
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Continuity 

When Cassie first looks at the blurry picture of Richard from the ATM there is a Range Rover in the background (to the left) but when we see the picture later, after it has been cleaned up, the Range Rover is gone.
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Justin tells Richard to give him the surgical gloves. Richard already has one of the gloves fully on, yet hands both to Richard without taking it off.
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After Justin slaps Richard, you can see the microphone on the bottom of the screen.
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When Cassie is testing her theory by busting the clock on the deck of her house boat you see a boat come by leaving a large wake yet her boat remains stationary and doesn't rock from the waves.
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When Sam is driving Cassie home for the first time, we see his vehicle turning before we hear her voice telling him where to turn.
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When Justin and Richard are carrying the body to the trunk of the car, they are not wearing gloves. This would have left fingerprints on the plastic wrapping the body yet none were found.
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When Cassie first gets her ex-husbands file, it has a rubber band around it, but when she goes to open it the rubber band is gone.
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Cassie puts a bag of cookies on an end table when Sam confronts her in her houseboat. Though neither of them touches it, the bag has turned round later in the scene.
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After Richard shoots Justin, when Cassie starts pulling Justin away, there is clearly no wound on his upper arm. The wound only appears after she has finished dragging him away.
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After Justin slaps Richard, Richard embraces him with Justin's head high up on his shoulder - in the next scene Justin's head is "slumped" and lower against Richard's body.
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In the interrogation scenes Cassie and Sam are talking, and in the background Richard can be seen drinking from Sam's coffee cup.
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Justin's hair changes during the final conversation with Richard at the bluff.
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Cassie's robe is tied loosely around her neck, then jumps to being tightly tied between shots.
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Richard's hair goes from long to short and back to longer in a matter of days.
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This happens in the two times (the same scene twice along the movie) that we see the finding of the corpse (that it is revealed after she is alive; not Olivia). The first time the police woman takes the arm of the body and look at her partner on the upper side and is him who reveal she (the corpse; not Olivia) is alive because she moves her fingers. The second time the police woman takes her pulse and looking and her, the woman wrapped in plastic, says that she is alive; and it is presumed that it is the same scene.
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After Justin slaps Richard by the car parked next to the abandoned house on the bluff, the blood on Richard's face and hands appear and disappear.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Justin and Richard are at the bluff (after Justin hits Richard) and Justin is walking away, you can see crew/equipment in the car window, closest to the screen (furthest away from Justin.)
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Revealing mistakes 

It is said that there are no fingerprints from Justin or Richard, but they are shown carrying Oliva's dead body wrapped in plastic to the car and neither of them have gloves on, thus there should have been fingerprints from Richard and Justin found on the plastic that the dead body was wrapped in.
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Spoilers 

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Revealing mistakes 

In the opening scene, an aerial camera shot zooms into the house on the sea cliffs. Initially, you can tell that the cliffs are some distance from the edge of the house. Later the small and busted up decking is immediately overhanging the cliffs, and Richard falls straight down to the rocks below. The decking would have to be huge to allow him to fall to the sea.
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