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Secondhand Lions (2003) Poster

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Anachronisms 

During the long shots around the uncle's house, there are modern day water towers on the horizon.
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While Hub is fighting the teens in the diner there is a coke machine in the background with the modern logo on it (should be all red with white Coca Cola lettering).
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

At Saratoga Springs, Canada geese are shown landing. Instead of the distinctive "honk" of a goose, we hear ducks quacking.
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Character error 

At the end of the film, the grandson of the sheik pronounces the word sheik as "sheek". An Arab would almost certainly use the correct pronunciation of "shekh," as the correct spelling of the word is "Sheikh" due to the fact that "kh" is one letter in the Arabic alphabet and is pronounced as such.
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Continuity 

When the family comes to visit Hub in the hospital scene, the youngest boy is seen entering the doorway first in one shot, then in the following shot he is seen pushing past his sister to enter again.
When the boy runs across the bridge he is on the wrong side. The close-ups and the distance shot do not match.
During Hub's fight with the teens, no one lays a hand, or knife on him. At the end it can be clearly seen that Hub's shirt is whole. When they get back to the farm, he has several small knife holes in the upper left.
After the boys break slats out of the lion's crate, the size of the opening changes size in subsequent shots.
In the beginning we see a bunch of signs such as radioactive signs on the way up the driveway but in later shots the lane isn't that long and the signs aren't there.
When Walter drapes the blanket on Hub before waking him from his sleepwalking, the blanket changes position several times between shots while Hub talks to Walter.
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At the beginning of the movie, Hub and Garth are flying in their biplane. They fly past a police cruiser, in which the cop is sleeping. A view of the rearview mirror shows that the cop is already awake, but a second later we see him suddenly wake up.
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When Stan and Walter are talking about the money on the front porch, he puts his hand on his shoulder twice.
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In the beginning when Walter comes across Jasmine's photo, he opens the trunk and we see mostly smooth sand. However, in the next shot where he is reaching down into the trunk, we see that a hand has already disturbed the sand.
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In the final scene before Walter hears the helicopter his hair is perfectly still and then begins blow as if the helicopter is right over him even though the helicopter has not yet appeared over the tree line.
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In the bar fight the shotgun is cycled open and closed to chamber a shell and get attention. In following camera shot action is open (wooden forearm to rear of barrel). For remaining scenes the action is again closed (wooden forearm back to front of barrel).
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Walter and his uncles are shown eating piles of sweetcorn harvested from their corn patch, but a later scene (Jasmine's burial) shows the corn still bearing tassels. Tassels emerge during pollination, and would have dried up long before the corn was ready to eat.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When the lion is in the crate and they are going to shoot it you can see the chain holding the lion in the crate running down his chest partly exposed, they tried covering it up with fur, you can see it in several shots.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Hub refers to lions as living in the jungle. Even though this is technically incorrect as they live in the Savanna, not the jungle, it is an understandable error because lions are commonly referred to as the "King of the Jungle".
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Revealing mistakes 

The sections of the biplane have obviously been carefully inserted into precut holes made into the barn.
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