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(2005)

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Continuity 

The blood on Marv's chin appears and disappears when he's being interrogated by Wendy and the girls.
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Gail's earrings, although supposedly the same pair through the entire movie, are two different pairs. One pair is a clip-on which she wears backwards, with the ear pad in the front instead of the back. These are worn high on her earlobes so you can see her pierced hole beneath them. Later, after she is kidnapped by Manute, the earrings are pierced with fishhook posts. After the girls take down the mob, she is back to wearing the reverse clip-on pair. The earrings were very long and dangly and would have been a potential hazard in an action scene. To avoid tearing the actress's lobes the two pairs were used.
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When Nancy is dancing, she is alternately wearing/not wearing gloves between shots.
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When Marv is fighting Kevin, after he handcuffs him, Kevin's hair changes from straight and flat to short and spiky, then back again.
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When Marv enters the confessional to speak with the priest, we see him cock his pistol; the next couple of shots show the pistol uncocked with the hammer lowered.
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In the distance shot of Marv and Wendy driving to the Farm to take out Goldie's killer, we see Marv smoking a cigarette. When the camera cuts to a close-up of Marv and Wendy's faces, the cigarette is instantly out of Marv's mouth and in his hand.
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When Marv is talking with the priest, the gun keeps switching from his right hand to his left.
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When Marv steals the Police Car and ditches it in the water, he gets out of the car while underwater and swims away and comes up through a drainpipe. Once he emerges from the drainpipe, his hair and clothing are dry.
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When Marv is in the bathroom with Lucille, he has a cigarette in his right hand. In the wider shot, when he takes the pills, it is in his left. In the next shot, it is in his right again.
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When Hartigan is being beaten before going to jail, there is a close-up of his face. There is a five-inch long, one-inch wide rip in his right cheek. Even though he has scars already on his forehead, this damage just disappears afterward.
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Flipped shot: A brief shot of Marv after he has been scratched by Kevin is flipped, the scratches run from bottom right to top left, instead of bottom left to top right as they do when he received them.
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Dwight is tossed into the tar pits and submerged. His head is back above the tar in the next shot, and his face is fairly clean.
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When Dwight is hallucinating while driving to the pits, specifically during Jackie Boy's line, "Would you look at that," when Jackie Boy bends his head back, you can clearly see the holes through which fake smoke comes out his neck when he smokes.
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When Gail is tied up in the chair, her left earring is stuck inside one of the ropes round her neck, which must have been a little uncomfortable because in the next shot, it is dangling free.
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When Yellow Bastard is holding Nancy inside the farm, squaring off with Hartigan, the arm holding the knife keeps changing its distance from Nancy from shot to shot.
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When Hartigan was shot in the back by Bob, we could see the location of everybody on the pier. Bob is in the back, young Nancy is sitting, Hartigan, and then Rourke Jr. is on the floor. Hartigan staggers a little and yet in the next shot he's at the pier's edge which is 6 feet from where he should be.
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The shadow that Marv casts on the window of the lousy room is later shown to be on the wall.
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When Wendy first tries to hit Marv outside the church, his back is to the door of his Mercedes. But when she actually hits him he is parallel to the Mercedes; in his original stance, Wendy would have run into the car.
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After Dwight is pulled from the tar, the residue on his face changes pattern in numerous scenes for the rest of the movie.
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The huge scars on Marv's forehead change radically direction from one shot to another, after he tears off the jail bars.
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The tie Hartigan is wearing at the docks when he first arrives in his car is striped. After he finds Nancy and Roark and chases them out on the dock his tie is solid.
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When the two hit men drive Marv out of the bar, just after the door opens, the guy with the black coat is holding a gun. In the next frame, when he is shot, he has no gun on him
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When Marv is first seen in the bar where Nancy is dancing, he has no plasters on his face (clearly evident when Nancy jumps off stage to greet Hartigan). In a later scene where Marv is in the bar he has white plasters all over his face from his battle with the police.
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Factual errors 

The Irish assassin shoots Dwight with a Steyr AUG, which is chambered in a .223. When he is examining the badge that stopped the bullet, the slug that is stuck in it is much larger than a .223 would be.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

Miho dives into the tar pits to pull Dwight out. But when we see her in another shot, there is barely any tar on her. This was an intentional joke by the filmmakers.
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Revealing mistakes 

Stuka makes a point of not moving or reacting physically in any way when Miho shoots him with an arrow. So when we pull back to long shot, it's clear from where he's standing the arrow must've come in through the brickwork, not the window.
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Spoilers 

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Crew or equipment visible 

Just as Hartigan is leading Nancy back to the car after killing That Yellow Bastard, you can see some of the green screen on the left hand side of the screen as they walk out from the barn.
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