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Anger Management (2003) Poster

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Anachronisms 

Opening scene is set in 1978 yet the main character wears a The Dukes of Hazzard t-shirt from no earlier than 1979.
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The opening sequence is dated Summer 1978 but the background song "Heart of Glass" by Blondie/Debbie Reynolds was released 6 months later, in January 1979.
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When Dave gets his pants pulled down in 1978, he is wearing late-1990's Fruit of the Loom underwear.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

While Dave is on his cell phone in the airport, his boss hangs up on him. You can hear a dial tone coming from Dave's phone. Cell phones don't have dial tones.
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Buddy throws away Dave's CD's, which make a breaking sound.
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Character error 

In the Buddhist monastery Dave refers to The Buddha as God, Buddha is not a god, he was the founder of Buddhism.
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Dr. Rydell makes a mockery of the Buddha, asking how can a man weighing 600 pounds teach people about self-discipline. While some statues depict the Buddha as a fat man, many other statues depict him with an average build. In fact, the Buddha spent much of his journey towards enlightenment as a beggar, practically starving. Some statues depict him looking very bony in remembrance of this time in his life.
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Continuity 

When Dave and Dr. Rydell sit in the plane, we see a middle row of seats (i.e. two aisles). The exterior view of the plane shows a Boeing 737 which doesn't have a middle row.
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On the bridge, David is reading the lyrics of "I Feel Pretty" from a script. The script is bound by a paper clip that changes to a staple and back to a paper clip between shots.
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Adam Sandler's sideburns change lengths throughout the film, particularly when he is first boarding the airplane. When he is saying goodbye to Linda, they are longer, and then they become shorter when he is on the plane.
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When Dr. Rydell and Dave leave the monastery, you can clearly see two passenger vehicles and a patrol car in the background with its lights on controlling traffic as they drive down the road. In the next shot, the trailing vehicles and the patrol car have vanished.
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When David is in the car with the prostitute, he starts recording the encounter after she sings "I feel like dancing!" However, when David is talking to his lawyer, the recorder replays the singing, which was not recorded.
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On the bridge, the car window is down/up/down between shots.
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In the scene where Dave Buznick is preparing breakfast for Buddy Rydell, there is a difference between the eggs that Dave Buznick cracks into the frying pan and the eggs that are served to Buddy Rydell. When Dave Buznick cracks the egg on the edge of the pan, he also broke the membrane of the yolk causing the egg yolk to run. The egg that Dave Buznick serves to Buddy Rydell does not have a broken yolk.
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In Yankee Stadium, when Dave attempts to run out and take over the P.A. microphone, the mic shown on the stand is a popular news mike - an Electro-Voice 635 - a wired mike, with no cord plugged into it. However, when he actually gets out there, and takes the mike off the stand, it's a Samson wireless mike, with the little antenna sticking out the back.
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Buddy pours cereal in his bowl. When he spells out the word chill, there's not much cereal in the bowl. Much less than he poured in it.
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In the car, Dave's seatbelt is twisted/straight between shots.
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As Dave comes down the courthouse steps after his third trip to court, the same red-headed woman passes him twice.
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On the bridge, you can see in the back window that the taxi is about to come alongside David's car. However, several more cars pass before the taxi stops beside the car.
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In the first "group" session the position of Lou's t-shirt changes several times between shots (covering/not covering his stomach).
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When Buddy wakes Dave up with a flash of his camera, he is holding and not holding the exposures in between shots.
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When David gets to his boss's office to deliver the catalog, we see him pushing the doors with his bare hands, but in the very next shot he is holding the catalog with his right hand.
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The game has not started yet but as Bob Sheppard says your attention please before the game, you can clearly see the scoreboard and Boston is up 2-0 in the 8th inning,
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At the airport before Dave kisses Linda, he looks over and sees Buddy sitting on the bench. But after Dave boards the plane - obviously before Buddy - Buddy is already seated waving Dave to sit next to him.
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As Dave and Buddy leave the monastery and turn onto the main road the center line is a solid double line. From the view in the car it is a single dashed line.
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There is no label on the bottle of water Dave pulls out of the fridge. The bottle sitting on the table in following shots has a black label.
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When Dave is on the phone with his lawyer, talking about the tape a blue van in the background changes to a white van between shots.
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In the scene where Dave, is on his balcony of his apartment speaking on the phone, there is a boat passing in the background. The wake from the boat disappears when it goes under the bridge, but re-appears when it is on the other side.
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The two doughnuts in the Dunkin Donuts container at the Church move between shots.
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At Dave's first anger management session, the 76's fan's headband is on correctly, but in the next shot, the headband symbol is reversed.
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When Kendra is in the Red Sox outfit, the bra clasp has no flower when she is about to take it off. In the next scene there is a flower in the middle of the bra.
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When Dave is frying eggs. he cracks the egg on the edge of the pan. A large chunk of the brown shell falls into the pan with the eggs. Dave doesn't remove the shell, yet when he serves the eggs they have no shells in them. This shell is very large, sticking up at least 1/4 inch above the surface of the frying eggs. The heat of the frying pan is so high that the shell couldn't possibly be removed before part of the egg had cooked.
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Crew or equipment visible 

In a sunny shot of the outside of Dave's apartment building, we see an obvious shadow of a camera operator on a lift.
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Factual errors 

The screening of Tomcats on the plane jumps between scenes out of chronological order each time the screen is shown.
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When Dave walks in on Andrew in the bathroom, Andrew tells Dave that he's watching a bass fishing program. The shot at the end of the scene show a brown trout, not a bass.
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

When Dave is telling Linda how much he loves her at the Yankee game his voice is echoing like he is talking into a mic, but there is no mic.
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Errors in geography 

After the Yankee game at the end of the film Dave and Linda can be seen waiting for the 4 train. They are actually shown standing on the wrong platform, likely so the shot would show Yankee stadium in the background. The train they are waiting for takes them geographically away from the setting of the film, heading into the Bronx before reaching a terminal several miles north away from the city.
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