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(2006)

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Anachronisms 

The plot takes place in early '70s. In one of the first cuts, when Nacho is a kid (some 20 years before the main plot), he pulls off a cloth from above a color TV. Color television started in Mexico in late '60s.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When sister is reading the letter delivered by Esquelto, we hear Nacho's voice. When she gets to the second page, the words on the page do not match up with what is being said.
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Character error 

Under lucha libre rules, once a luchador is on the ropes, his opponent must release any holds. In Nacho's first match, he does not let go of his opponent's legs after he grabs the ropes.
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Nacho makes the Sign of the Cross a couple of times during the movie. However, when he does it just before he "baptizes" Esqueleto, he uses his left hand, when he should have used his right hand.
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Before his cassock burns, Ignacio made the sign of the cross with the left hand. According to Catholic rules, the sign should be made with the right hand.
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Continuity 

When Nacho's habit catches fire in church, the leggings on his costume are obviously blackened with soot as he rolls on the grass outside the church. When he stands up, the leggings are only slightly soiled. Also, he is wearing his Lucha Libre red boots and not the white boots he had been wearing right before the fire.
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Nacho knocks the corn out of Esqueleto's hand onto the ground, but in the next shot it is gone.
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When Ignacio and Esqueleto are at the party, Esqueleto is eating corn on the cob. When Candidia approaches Esqueleto by the case full of dolls, the corn is gone, and then later reappears.
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After Nacho puts salad dressing on Sister EncarnaciĆ³n salad and it cuts back and forth from their perspectives, in one scene the salad dressing is gone.
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When Nacho and Sister are sitting on the bed eating toast, the toast in Nacho's hands changes continually.
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When Nacho and Esqueleto are given their payment after their first match, Nacho's mask is askew. In the next cut, it's perfectly put on.
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When Nacho throws the chips into Sister EncarnaciĆ³n's salad, the chips are visible on top of the salad. In the next shot, there are no chips on the salad.
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When Silencio throws El Chino and Esqueleto during the battle royal, El Chino lands inside the ring, in the next shot, he's no longer in the ring.
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The gruel that Nacho spills outside the bowl changes shape between scenes.
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Nacho pulls the lining of Ramses's leggings over his head. After Ramses pulls the lining off his head, the next shot shows the lining in a bunch on his back. In the next shot, the lining is gone.
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In the opening when they show young Nacho gathering items to make his first cape, the hand/fingers that reaches up to grab the rosary beads is thin and then when it shows him assembling the cape the hand/fingers are chubby.
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At the end of the party scene, Candidia grabs Esqueleto legs and tries to pull him into the tunnel, you see that the plant gets knocked down. A few seconds later the plant gets stood back up, but by the end of the scene the plant is back knocked over.
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Nacho tosses a handful of chips into the alley to entice Stephen to come out. The tossing would likely spread the chips all over the alley. When Stephen is eating the chips they are in a nice little pile.
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When Nacho set the trap for Stephen in the alley, when viewed from behind Stephen has his left elbow between his knees. Change camera view from the front. Stephen has his left arm wrapped around the outside of his leg. From behind, his right arm is above his knee. From the front, his right arm is wrapped around the outside of his leg.
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After their first match, Ignacio shows Steven a design for his Nacho costume. Steven is covered in bee welts and moaning in pain from having the beehive thrown at him, this scene was apparently supposed to take place directly afterward.
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The positions of Ramses's left hand and forearm as Nacho attempts to pin him.
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When Nacho is in the 'mountain' towards the end of the film the clouds behind him change shape between shots.
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Factual errors 

When Nacho and Esqueleto are presented for the public in the first fight, the host says in Spanish: "esQUEleto", with "stress" over QUE, but in Spanish the word is pronounced "esque LE to", the tonic is the LE, not QUE.
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Miscellaneous 

At the beginning of the first match, Nacho and Esqueleto are asked if they want to do a mask or hair match. Nacho says they will bet Esqueleto's hair. Since they lost the match, Esqueleto should have shaved his head.
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Revealing mistakes 

When "Chancho" and the orphans first start watching Nacho on television they are wearing their day clothes. After the shot of "Chancho" covering the TV, the orphans are all wearing their pajamas i.e white tank tops.
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Obvious stunt double during man on fire sequence.
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Obvious (slender) stunt double during some of the wrestling matches.
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During the fight sequence between Ramses and Nacho towards the end of the movie, Nacho is knocked down and Ramses pulls him back up by his hair. Ramses then punches him once or twice, and then goes to knee him in the face. When he does this, you can see that Ramses knee never makes contact with Nacho's. It is actually several inches away.
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When Nacho goes to the sisters house she says it's late. However, when they are eating toast you can see sunlight outside and can tell it's around the afternoon.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Factual errors 

In Lucha Libre, Nacho cannot win the match by pinning Ramses outside of the ring, only by pinning him inside the ring.
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Factual errors 

In Lucha Libre, Ramses should have been disqualified for ripping off Nacho's mask.
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Factual errors 

The luchadors who beat Nacho and Esqueleto with their belts should have been disqualified, as such an act is illegal in lucha libre.
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Plot holes 

Silencio would have been disqualified from the Battle Jam in real life as he used the tombstone pile-driver on Nacho, which is illegal in Lucha Libre. Indeed, the movie fails repeatedly to follow the rules of Lucha Libre.
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Plot holes 

The winner of the Battle Jam will win $10,000 Pecos, and the right to fight Ramses in an exhibition. Silencio won the Battle Jam, so he won the money. Nacho did not win any money for beating Ramses as the participants of an exhibition are never paid.
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