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Crew or equipment visible 

When Maggie is training with Frankie in the ring, you can see the power pack on her back.
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Character error 

The back of Maggie's robe has the phrase "Mo Cuishle". However the correct spelling in Irish Gaeilge is "Mo Chuisle".
During Maggie's first fight, the manager takes her mouthpiece and rinses it but never gives it back to her.
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Eddie Dupris claims that a knockout is caused when the neck turns a certain degree after which the human body takes over and shuts itself down for safety reasons. While generally unknown, it is widely believed that a knockout is actually caused by the rattling of the brain against the skull causing severe trauma resulting in a concussion.
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Continuity 

The "Everlast" patch on the speed bag moves repeatedly between shots after Frankie begins to train Maggie (the last half of the speed bag scene).
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When Eddie is reading a magazine, while on his bed, Frankie enters the Gym with a hamburger. Eddie throws the magazine on the bed to see who has entered. The magazine is seen on the pillow, wide open. The magazine is next seen closed and almost out of sight.
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When Maggie is sparring at the gym before her first fight, Frankie calls her over to talk. Her ponytail changes position from down her back to over her shoulder between front and back shots.
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The first scene with Father Horvak is an overhead shot of him leaving the church talking with a parishioner. The parishioner has a bag in her right hand. The next shot switches to a head-on shot of them a second later but the parishioner has the bag in her left hand, too fast for her to have switched hands between the two shots.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Frankie introduces Maggie to one of the managers at the gym, movie lights can be seen reflected in the sunglasses hanging on his shirt.
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Errors in geography 

When Maggie is taking her mother to the new home she just bought her, there are palm trees around the other houses in the neighborhood. This scene is supposed to be in a small town in Missouri, where palm trees do not grow.
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When Frankie & Maggie leave Maggie's hometown of Theodosia, MO, they pass a road sign with "160" inside a Missouri outline, the correct sign for Missouri State Highway 160. However, the main highway through real-life Theodosia (in far southern Missouri, just north of the Arkansas border and east of Branson) is U.S. Highway 160.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

When Maggie is being ventilated her right eye is swollen, but in the next clip it is her left eye that is bloated. The shot is a reflection in the door-mirror, so left and right are reversed.
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Plot holes 

When Frankie is training Willy in the ring, Maggie walks in to begin training. She is carrying a new, expensive Ogio gym bag even though she's supposed to be so poor she has to scrape change together to buy a speed bag.

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Continuity 

When Frankie removes Maggie's ventilator to administer a lethal dose of adrenaline, she is clearly breathing on her own. Earlier in the movie, Eddie's voice-over noted that Maggie will never be able to breathe on her own again.
When Frankie comes into the room to euthanize Maggie, he sits on the bed beside her. Behind him you can see both her legs under the covers, even though her left leg was amputated.
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Factual errors 

When Maggie regains consciousness, she speaks to Frankie. She has a tracheotomy tube attached to a ventilator, which makes speaking by mouth impossible.

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