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Goofs

Continuity 

In the beginning, the weather lady says that at 6:10 AM it is already 92 degrees in Raccoon City. The next shot shows citizens of Raccoon City jogging, walking, and riding bikes wearing long pants - the paper boy has a flannel shirt over his t-shirt as he rides.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When the man on the bridge announces to the crowd, "The use of ammunition has been authorized... in five," his mouth moves to "10" instead of "five". This countdown was originally going to be a 10 second countdown, but it was shortened to five.
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When Jill is trying to start the pickup truck (a Dodge), the engine turn-over sound is nothing like the real thing.
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After the sniper on the roof shoots the zombie behind "L.J" He makes the hand action to pull back the bolt of the rifle and the sound of it is heard but the bolt itself does not move.
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After Alice has jumped of the bike in the church, you can hear that the bike accelerate by itself.
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Character error 

When Jill Valentine enters the police building, first shot of her reloading her gun, she has no gun holster around her shoulders, next frame after the chief is talking to her, she is reloading the same gun, but then has her gun holster around her shoulders. She could not have put it on in the little time that the chief was talking.
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Continuity 

When Jill, Carlos, Alice, LJ, and Angie are headed to the helipad, Jill starts out carrying Carlos's Galil, then when she hands off the Galil, she draws her own Smith & Wesson Semi-automatic handgun, in the very next cut she is pictured holding a Beretta 92 type pistol.
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In the helicopter scene near the end, the fight and the helicopter taking off are in pitch black/night time. We even see the helicopter in the air in the dark. Within 60 seconds however it is broad daylight.
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A big cut on Alice's lip appears and disappears frequently during the showdown at the helicopter site.
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When Alice is walking into the "surplus" store, she is wearing the white lab coat that she took from the hospital. However, when she gets into the store, walks by the gun case and takes a gun out, she is very clearly wearing what appears to be blue jeans, lighter colored blue jeans that you can see, though you never see her face, just her hand pulling the gun out of the case. Yet in the next shot, she is taking a camisole off the clothing rack and then you see her lab coat fall to the floor, and then in the next frame, she is on the floor spasming and she is wearing what appears to be black jeans. The order of her "getting dressed" is reversed.
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When Jill Valentine first enters the police station towards the beginning, after being called back on duty, and after she has finished firing her gun, she reloads it and you can see the magazine being slammed into the gun. Right after she says "I told you, shoot for the head." she slams the magazine into the same gun again. She does not use nor possess two guns in this scene.
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When Alice falls down the chute to avoid Nemesis, she is shown breaking her ring finger on her left hand. When she is in the hopper and putting her hands to her head, you can clearly see that all 10 fingers are intact and unbroken. When she resets the finger, it is then the ring finger of her right hand.
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During one of the street scenes where the umbrella guards, S.T.A.R.S. and police officers are shooting zombies a woman in a blue sweater is shot with a shotgun. Later in the film the same clip is used.
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In the helicopter, when the piece of metal flies and hits Alice her mouth fills with blood. The next second it shows her with nothing in her mouth.
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(at around 1h 14 mins) When Cain asks why the helicopter hasn't taken off and LJ says it's because he usually drives a Cadillac, LJ starts to throw a punch with his left hand. Then the camera cuts to a shot of Cain's face, where we see him get hit by a right-handed punch.
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When Jill heads off to inspect the church in the initial scene, she pulls out a Beretta M-92 Handgun. When she is startled by the priest, she turns around and is now holding a Colt 45.
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When LJ meets up with Terry and Jill in the truck, in several shots it is raining while in others, it isn't raining and the environment and truck windows appear dry.
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After he is infected Yuri walks with a limp, keeping his left leg off the ground, yet he was bitten on the right arm.
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The camera films Terri begin killed, throughout the entire movie is it in record mode. But when Jill picks it up and gives it to Angela, it is in playback mode, playing Terri's death. No one switched it to playback mode.
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The size of the metal spike on the side of the building changes as the Nemesis is impaled on it. The shape, length, and orientation of the spike also changes from the time the Nemesis snaps off the metal rod to the time he is impaled.
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After Alice is woken up in the liquid chamber, and has already moved around, when the Doctor orders the chamber to be purged, she is back sitting still in the same position as before she woke up.
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After Alice has been removed from the liquid filled chamber, and is fighting to escape the compound, her towel is tucked in/held closed in different shots.
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After L.J. crashes his Cadillac, the reflection of fire can be seen in the window. When he gets out in the next shot, the reflection is not there.
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When the Suburban that Professor Ashford's daughter is in rolls and finally slides to a stop, an older model suburban is shown upside down in its place.
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When L.J. opens the door to reveal the skeleton, the skeleton's posture is leaned forward. In the next camera shot, a zombie pops out to attack him. The skeleton is standing upright here.
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After Alice encounters Nemesis for the first time, she heads down an escape shoot. After the explosion of the missile, the Nemesis shoots down at her and she covers her head with her hands showing that none of her fingers are injured. After that one of her fingers is shown to be horribly disfigured.
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At the beginning, when the car carrying Professor Ashford's daughter is hit by the truck, the car has 6 spoke alloy wheels, whilst it is sliding it has 5 spoke wheels, then back to 6 as it comes to rest.
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When Alice remembers everything in the lab, she takes the pen from the lab assistant and attempts to stab him in the eye. When she stops it right in front of his eye, you can see that it is less than an inch from his eye. However, when this is shown from afar, you can see that it is much further away from his eye than it originally was.
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Peyton stops limping when they go into the church and starts limping again when they're walking through the graveyard.
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Alice is seen draped in a towel when she kills the security guard, but she is wearing a hospital robe as she leaves the building immediately after.
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In the first movie the Licker evolved when it bit a human, yet Alice kills three first stage Lickers.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When the first scientist is picked up by the agents you can see a boom operator wearing a white shirt reflected in the door just as she opens it.
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As the S.T.A.R.S officer sees the helicopter dropping supplies into the hospital, and says "it could be a radio" a person (crew) is very obviously seen walking in the background.
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When Carlos and Nicholai are signaling to the helicopter in the alley, you can see, on the ground in the background, a spotlight that is being used to light the scene.
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When the car that Professor Ashford's daughter is in rolls, you can just briefly see the camera mounting equipment on the back of the car.
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As soon as the car carrying Professor Ashford's daughter is hit and starts to spin, there is what appears to be a crane mounted camera in clear view to the left of the screen.
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In the scene where Dr. Ashford's daughter is riding in the SUV, you can briefly see a tow truck pulling the vehicle as slides across the ground after being hit.
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Errors in geography 

Although Raccoon City is supposed to be in the U.S, in most of the city shots where it shows the larger buildings you can see the CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce) and Bank of Montreal logos.
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Although in most scenes the CN Tower has been edited out, near the beginning when the van with Angie in it crashes, you can see the CN Tower in the background.
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Factual errors 

Several errors were made regarding nuclear power. First, no nuclear weapon detonation could ever be mistaken for an accident at a power station - power reactors cannot create nuclear explosions like weapons. Second, "critical" describes a reactor at normal, steady state operation, it does not mean an accident is occurring or imminent. Finally, the "accident" is described in the movie as the worst accident since Chernobyl. According to the UN, Chernobyl has only caused 56 deaths to date and the final death toll for the accident will be around 4,000. The destruction of a city the size of Raccoon City and the death of all its inhabitants would be far worse than the Chernobyl incident.
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When they are in the church and Alice rides in on her motorbike, she jumps off it and when it hits the licker, she shoots the bike's fuel tank and it explodes. This is a common mistake in movies, bullets aren't hot enough to cause ignition and an explosion in a petrol tank.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The movie only implied that the spread of infection was due to the Hive being re-opened. A faux newspaper created by Screen Gems for Apocalypse, The Raccoon City Times, indicates hours after the initial outbreak, creatures began appearing in the Arklay Mountains feasting on victims.
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Plot holes 

There is no possibility that the T-Virus can effect the bodies in the cemetery. As stated in the first movie, the T-Virus needs a body with residual neural activity, the bodies of the buried would have been dead for weeks. Furthermore, the T-virus would have to have been in direct interaction the a corpse, which are in sealed caskets inside a concrete chest.
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The T virus is transmitted by biting the living and infecting them, yet the buried corpses in the cemetery reanimated. It couldn't have been that they died from bites and were buried, as many are in a state of advanced decomposition, and the movie is set 24 hours after the first movie.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Carlos is talking, just before getting into the semi, and driving into the horde to explode, traffic can be seen in the background.
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In the scenes where Carlos and his team are fighting zombies in the city you can clearly tell that the scenes have been flipped because the Pizza Pizza signs have been reversed.
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During the first fight between Alice and Nemesis, Alice is shown jumping over a fence. When she reaches the peak of her jump, you can see that the actress (Milla Jovovich) is desperately trying to untangle her arms, which have obviously gotten caught in the wires of the harness used to make her jump.
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The slowing main rotor of the rooftop rescue helicopter is turning in the wrong direction.
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When Jill is in the church (right before Alice arrives), she states that her handgun is out of ammo. When they show Jill, her gun is still in her hand and the slide is forward. When handguns fire the last bullet, the slide locks back.
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After Nemesis slays all the S.T.A.R.S members in the building, you can see the "dead" breathing.
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Obvious stunt double when Alice is running around the round glass building with its windows being shot out.
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At the end of the film when Alice is having flashbacks whilst fighting Nemesis, you can clearly see that it is a dummy lying on the bed instead of the actor.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Carlos, Jill and L.J. pick Alice outside the Umbrella medical center at the end of the movie, Jill walks up the steps and says "We'll take over from here" however, her mouth continues moving even after she finishes speaking.
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Continuity 

When Alice remembers everything at the end in the lab, she grabs the pen and almost stabs the man in the left eye in the close up. In the next shot, showing both him and her, she is holding the pen farther away from his face and has it aimed at his right eye(in the DVD release the pen is still farther away, but, when it cuts from the close-up to the part where it's shown farther away it got flipped so that Alice looked like she was still aiming at the left eye.)
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Continuity 

After the helicopter crash toward the end of the movie, we see Alice's body on the ground covered by a sheet. When the doctor removes the sheet to check her, we can see that Alice's eyes are closed, and yet in the very next shot her eyes are open, staring at the sky.
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Continuity 

When Alice remembers everything in the lab, she takes the pen from the lab assistant and attempts to stab him in the eye. When she stops it right in front of his eye, you can see that it is less than an inch from his eye. However, when this is shown from afar, you can see that it is much further away from his eye than it originally was.
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Revealing mistakes 

When the scientist is stroking the side of Alice's face after the helicopter crash, when the scene starts to fade away, right before it does, you can see Alice blink, revealing she is not really "dead" or just unconscious.
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Revealing mistakes 

In the kitchen sequence, when Jill is shooting at the dogs, you can see that the dog that jumps on her chest and pushes her back doesn't even touch her. If you pause it right before, you can see that it is at least six inches away from touching her when she flies back.
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