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Anachronisms 

In the party scene, Shane is clearly seen wearing a Hanes tag-less v-neck shirt. This model of the shirt did not come out until after the date the movie was set.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Shane is asking for help while changing the baby, he says, "Guys..." when his lips appear to say, "Come on," or something like that.
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When Shane is using the Peter Panda Dance to get past the security to the program Ghost, he steps back one step to avoid a blade that comes down in front of him. You hear him say, "One step back," but his lips don't move.
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Boom mic visible 

When Shane investigates Lulu's scream on his first night, and he walks in to find her playing a video game, a boom mic is reflected in the windows behind them.
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Character error 

Classified information can never be viewed outside of a cleared area - especially not in public, as when Shane looks up information on the housekeeper while in the home, or when he looks up information about the principal while out on the playground. This would be considered a serious security breach.
When Zoe drives around looking for a cop, the family's mini-van does not have a license plate on the front of the car. The law in Maryland states that cars have both a front and back license plate.
In accordance with US Armed Forces dress code, a plain white t-shirt is considered as 'underwear'. Due to this, Shane, a strongly devoted soldier, would not wear one as an actual shirt if he were in the military.
When Navy Seals are addressed, they are referred to as "soldier." This is an insult. Seals are "sailors," and are addressed as such.
When the Junior Grizzlies harass the cookie-selling Firefly troop, the leader says "This is troop sixteen territory" but the troop numbers on his sleeve clearly are a 3-digit number ending in 15.
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The mission named "GHOST" should really be "GHAST" because it stands for "Government High Altitude..."
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Shane continuously refers to Fletcher as outranking him, but Shane is a Lieutenant while Fletcher is a Chief Petty Officer. He outranks her by leagues.
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Continuity 

When Shane and Mrs. Plummer are in the kitchen after he gets to the Plummers' house, she is cleaning up and moves the cereal box twice from the same spot.
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In the opening sequence, Lt. Shane Wolf is briefing his SEAL team about their mission. At the time, he is wearing an earpiece in his left ear. After his line "We are SEALs, and this is what we do!" he puts the earpiece in again.
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When Shane and the Fireflies enter the kids play area, you can see a mother try to pull her kid out of a ride. In the next shot, we see the same mother and child walking behind them, but when we cut back to the play area, the mother is still trying to get the kid back out of the ride.
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When Shane Wolfe is setting up wires on a pole at the Plummer house, it is raining, but there is no sign of rain before or after that shot.
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When Shane and Murney are fighting in the gym, Shane first has got Murney's left arm blocked. In the following shoot, Shane has Murney's right arm blocked.
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In repeated exterior shots of the house we see a boarded up second story window days before the ninja fight in which the window is actually broken.
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In the chaos scene, Peter is standing in the fish tank wearing a red cape. In one shot the cape is half out and half in the water, then in the next shot it is all in the water, and in the rest of the shots it is back to half and half.
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The mustard stain disappears from Shane's shirt between shots at the teen party at the Plummer residence.
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At the beginning of the movie when Shane saves the Professor and they are walking towards the chopper, Shane has an ear-piece on, but in the next shot it disappears.
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As the director gives his lecture about their imminent opening, the shot cuts to the woman Seth dropped, and you can see the mountain prop is already broken, yet in the next shot, it is intact.
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When the police are chasing the kids in the mini-van, Lulu says she is parking and immediately does a 360-degree spin to get next to the curb. However, in the wide shot, the mini-van clearly stops about five feet short. Only in the close-up does the van end up right on the curb.
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After Shane returns from chasing after the tracker, the camera shows Peter, Seth, and Zoe, then suddenly shows Peter, Lulu, and the baby.
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Errors in geography 

The movie is set in the USA, but there are signs for the TTC (the Toronto public transportation system).
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The US Government car used in the last car chase has a speedometer where the large numbers are in kilometers per hour, and the small ones in MPH, consistent with this film actually being filmed in Canada but not correct for a US Government car.
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The film is set in Washington, DC, but Winners - a Canadian store chain with no outlets in the United States - is visible.
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Factual errors 

When the family and Shane Wolfe are in the arcade you can see an Mortal Kombat 2 machine, later when Shane is getting the kid out of the balls you can see the screen on the MK2 machine and it shows the text and logo for Mortal Kombat Trilogy, which was only released on home consoles and was never in the arcades.
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In the end scene when Captain Fawcett and the Koreans are being arrested they are being arrested by the FBI. However, as Captain Fawcett is in the Navy and the case is related to the navy, then NCIS would've been the federal agency involved in the arrest.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

When Seth heads upstairs to the bathroom when Shane is handing out the tracking bracelets, he is barefoot, and when he exits the bathroom, he is wearing socks. However, he is upstairs about two minutes, giving him plenty of time to put on socks.
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When Lt. Wolfe discovers that Seth has gone out the window he tells Zoe to watch everyone and to alert him if anyone comes within 40 clicks of the perimeter. 'Klicks' is military jargon for kilometer so in reality he's telling her to warn him if anyone comes withing 40 kilometers of the house.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Mr Chung jumps through the window in the children's bedroom, he clearly uses no force to break through the entire pane.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Character error 

Near the end of the movie, Shane and Lulu salute each other. When they do, they put their hands in the middle of their foreheads. Even Shane, an officer in the Navy, does then, when the Navy salutes with their fingers just touching their eyebrows as they salute.
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Continuity 

When Lulu is bound and gagged towards the end of her movie, she is well gagged with the material tied securely around and over her mouth, but it changes to being in her mouth in a few shots.
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Continuity 

When fighting the Koreans in the kids' room, Shane pulls the plastic crawl tube over the Korean's head pinning his arms down and to his sides with the batons pointing down. In the next shot, the Korean's arms are up with the batons pointing up.
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Continuity 

At the end of the movie, after Claire joins Shane at the side of the stage during The Sound of Music (1965), it switches to a wide shot of the crowd applauding. Claire is seen in the crowd. It then cuts back to Claire and Shane at the side of the stage.
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Continuity 

At the end of the movie when the Plummers are outside and the police come, the three cops on the left have glasses on, and the three on the right do not. Then when Mr. Chun says, "Drop your weapons!" the middle cop who was wearing glasses, isn't wearing them anymore.
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Continuity 

Near the end of the movie, when the Korean man is knocked over by the principal, his machine gun slides to Shane and he picks it up, yet in the next shot, it is still on the ground.
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Errors in geography 

The Plummers live in Bethesda, Md. The local bus system there is Ride-On, not the Ride 410 that's clearly visible on the bus that Seth takes to go to rehearsal for The Sound of Music (1965).

Revealing mistakes 

When the kids are escaping from Mr. Chung they lock the door. He punches a hole in the door. The hole is perfectly round like it had been cut out.
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