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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) Poster

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Ford is running to rescue Arthur and the gang as they are being shot at outside Humma Kavula's temple, Ford starts running to the rescue and is supposedly screaming but his mouth is clearly closed.
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Character error 

When Arthur is speaking to Trillian (Zooey Deschanel) as she takes a shower, he briefly begins to address her by her real name (Zooey), then corrects himself.
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Continuity 

At the end of the film when the brain extractor rises from the fruit bowl most of the fruit falls off but a red apple stays on. As the camera change to Arthur and then back to the mice on top of the extractor the apple rotates. As the camera snap to a wider view and the saw blades extend the apple falls off but has been rotated again.
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When Mr Prosser is talking to Arthur you can see Ford Prefect in the background with a trolley full of beer, before he has actually arrived.
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When Arthur goes back to his house, he makes a cup of tea. When he drinks it, there is clearly milk in it, although he never put any in. When it vibrates along the table, it is black again.
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When Trillian and Arthur are helping Zaphod out of Humma Kavula's temple, Trillian's arm switches from being by her side to holding up Zaphod between shots.
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When Ford is scooting along with the trolley full of beer he passes a red truck on the right side of the screen (Ford's left side) however when the shot pans out there are only red trucks on the left side of the screen (Ford's right).
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When Arthur breaks free of the restraints at the dinner table, he still has an armrest attached to his right arm. After he hits the mice and steps back, it's gone.
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When Arthurs' home is about to be demolished, he is seen lying on the ground in front of the bulldozer in protest. His left arm is touching the scoop of the bulldozer. The shot cuts away and directly back to him, at which time he is lying 1 to 2 feet away from the scoop of the bulldozer.
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When the mice say "To business!" (in the last scene at Arthur's house), the teacup is not in the saucer. Although Arthur drinks from it once more and puts it down, it never appears in the saucer again.
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The head on Ford's first pint in the pub before the Earth's destruction changes from shot-to-shot.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Ford passes Arthur's caravan as he chases a group of Vogons with a towel, the cameraman (along with about three other crewmembers) is reflected in the caravan.
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You can see a cameraman reflected in the left side of the kettle when Arthur makes tea in his house at the start of the movie.
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Factual errors 

In the scene where Marvin and Arthur are sitting by the inter-dimensional portals, Marvin mentions he is a "manically depressed robot." This not technically correct, as manic depression - aka bipolar disorder - is characterized by two extremes in behavior: sadness, lethargy, hopelessness, etc. (what Marvin displays); and mania - which is usually excessive activity (doing a lot of things at once) and sometimes happiness. Marvin did not really show mania.
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It is common mistake in many movies; Dent's "Best laid plans of mice and men" is a misquote. It should be "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men" and the full quote is "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men, Gang aft a-gley". The best laid schemes of mice and men often go wrong.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

As the sperm whale is falling through the Magrathean atmosphere, the sound of a humpback whale is heard. However, this is not a normal sperm whale.
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Revealing mistakes 

In a shot not long after Humma Kavula removes his glasses revealing only scars underneath, the corners of actual eyes are visible underneath the lenses.
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When Humma Kavula steps off of his dinner table, in the next shot, you can see the actor walking normally (taking a step) instead of the supposed mechanical movement of his many legs.
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