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(2006)

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Jump to: Audio/visual unsynchronised (1) | Boom mic visible (1) | Continuity (7) | Factual errors (2) | Spoilers (1)

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

Towards the end of the film, Mullet Fingers is making a last ditch attempt to get the construction to stop. At one point, Mullet Fingers' mouth says, "Damn" and the audio says, "Dang".
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Boom mic visible 

In the scene where Curly Brannit is about to enter the construction trailer restroom to hit a rat with a baseball bat, the shadow of a boom mic moves into view in the hallway.
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Continuity 

When the burlap bag is placed on Roy's head, the bag changes position after they come through the trees.
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The drinking cups at the seafood restaurant move when the Captain and Officer Delinko are eating lunch in the first half hour of the movie.
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The number of Delinko's police car changes from 18 to 24.
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During the scene when Officer Delinko is chasing Roy in his police cruiser, he backs it into a tree and the bumper of his car is clearly banged in. Then it changes view and he hits another tree with the front of his car. However, when the rear bumper is visible again, there is no damage done to the back or the front bumpers and the car is in perfect shape, as though no tree-hitting had occurred at all.
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In the scene where Officer Delinko comes to tell Roy's parents that Roy has been bitten by a dog and taken to the hospital, the officer has a toothpick in his mouth. During the course of the conversation after that, when he has his back to the camera, you do see the toothpick; in all of the front shots of him, the toothpick is missing.
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In the scene when Roy sees Mullet Fingers again, there is a close-up of Mullet Fingers' feet. He is supposedly barefoot, but for a split second, you can see that he is actually wearing sandals.
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In the scene where Officer Delinko tells Roy's parents that he has been bitten by a dog, as Roy's parents drive up, there is no license plate on the front of the car. However, when Delinko has his back to the camera and the front of the car is in frame, there is a blacked-out license plate on the front of the car.
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Factual errors 

The Captain tells Officer Delinko to "be sure to plug it in", referring to the three wheeler. However, throughout the film, it is obvious that the three wheeler is gasoline-powered.
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The "hoot" sound effects used in the movie are not those of burrowing owls, which have a high-pitched call approximately two octaves higher, but that of a much larger owl, the great horned owl.
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Spoilers 

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

In the scene where Roy, Beatrice and Mullet Fingers are standing in front of the bulldozer, Mullet Fingers is shown barefoot. A few minutes later, just after Chuck Markle is taken away by police, Officer Delinko approaches the kids, and as Mullet Fingers slips away, a shoe is clearly visible on his right foot.
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