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(2006)

Goofs

Continuity 

Early on Chev is driving a Buick Riviera featuring license plates with light letters/numbers on a dark background, similar to the California 1963 issue. When he ditches the car after the shopping mall crash the car clearly has a different front plate.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Verona pulls a revolver on Chev on the rooftop toward the end of the film, you hear the hammer being cocked, but you can see it is in the uncocked position.
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Character error 

When Chev is administering the shot of epinephrine at the hospital, he goes to the trouble of finding a vein. Epinephrine has an immediate effect, he could have injected it anywhere.
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Throughout the movie, references to "Chinese" items and characters are continually made. "Don Kim" is said to be Chinese though Kim is traditionally a Korean name. In the "Chinatown" section of the movie, when the school girls are interviewed for the news, they are speaking Korean. Also in the warehouse the workers also speak Korean. A hint that this is a purposeful "mistake" by the director/writer is made when, in the hospital, a page is heard calling for anyone who can speak Korean.
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When Doc Miles is consulting Chev on epinephrine while Chev is driving a taxi, he says that epinephrine comes in 10mg syringes. The syringe that is shown later and that is actually used to store epinephrine in places like ER contains 1ml of epinephrine. 1mg/10ml epinephrine solution is usually used, so Doc is clearly wrong.
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Continuity 

In the car chase at the end, the passenger window of the yellow car is shot out. In a shot later from a different angle, the window is intact.
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When Chelios is driving the police motorbike on the bridge/freeway, you can clearly see a bright sky with shiny weather, moments later it's very cloudy. The change is visible several times.
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In the beginning, Chev wakes up to his cell phone ringing. When he finishes watching the DVD and rushes out the door, his cell is ringing again, yet when the phone is shown, it only says "1 unanswered call".
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When Chelios lifts the television after seeing the "Fuck You"-video there are no wires or cables attached to it.
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Throughout the car chase, the yellow Volkswagen convertible (which somehow can outrun two larger far more powerful cars) is shot at close range, multiple times, by thugs with automatic weapons. While the glass is shattered, and reappears several times, the body itself never shows any signs of having been hit by a bullet.
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When Chev and Carlito meet in the pool, we see them swimming in the middle. In the next shot Carlito is very close to the edge, and in the next one they are swimming in the middle again. This changes several times.
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After crashing the police motorcycle and falling on the sidewalk, Chev gets up and hops back on the motorcycle, which has righted itself.
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When Chev is running through the hospital corridor, he tucks his handgun under his left armpit. In the next shot, when he jumps off the wall to get around some people in his way, there is no gun in sight on him. Since he is wearing only a loose hospital gown, it would be impossible for the gun to be secured anywhere but in his hands or armpits. In the next shot, he has the gun in his right hand.
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When Chev's doctor tells him to find some epinephrine at the hospital, he tells Chev the drug is stored in syringes (it is stored this way, at least in ERs so it is ready for immediate use). When Chev finally gets the nurse to hand him the drug from the crash cart, he is handed empty syringes and a vial of the medicine.
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During the convertible chase, Chev fires out the passenger window at one of the cars. A moment later, the car swings left around a curve, and the passenger window is up. After the second car wrecks, the passenger window is down again.
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When Chev pulls his semi-automatic handgun on the black guy in the beginning you can see a small pin on the rear of the handgun. This is a feature on the Springfield XD that allows you to tell if the handgun has been charged in this position it is. In the next shots you cannot see the pin meaning the pistol is not charged.
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Towards the end of the movie, when Chev, Verona, Carlito and company are on the rooftop of the hotel, shortly after Chev and Carlito have their conversation about the insulin pump, Verona drinks and clearly finishes his glass of champagne. In the next shot, his glass still has a good amount of champagne in it, which he drinks in one gulp again seconds later, after standing up and point his gun and threatening Chev.
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After crashing the police motorcycle, Chev throws away his cell phone. However, he has his phone again in subsequent scenes, such as the helicopter scene at the end.
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When Chev Chelios is projected into the elevator he fires a shot at the police and the slide doesn't return, indicating the magazine is empty. When the shot cuts to another angle of Chev, the gun the slide is returned forward.
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When Chev drives away from the factory, where Kaylo is killed, and some bad guys are about to chase them, one of the thugs shoots Chev's yellow car with a shotgun, but no shell holes are made.
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During the chase scene in the yellow car, the positions of the two chasing cars change in impossible ways.
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Near end of movie, the amount of drink in the martini glass on table changes between shots, going up and down.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Chelios is standing on the police motorcycle, in the background there are police directing traffic and a crew member on the far left.
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When Chelios is driving the police motorbike on the bridge/freeway, you can clearly see the red light of the camera shining from his shirt and soon from the wheel of the bike.
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When Chev is sneaking up beside the car to steal the police bike, the camera operator is seen reflected on the car.
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When an external shot of the taxi cab is taken during the "Achy Breaky Heart" scene, you can see the shadow of the camera person on the street.
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Factual errors 

When Chev jumps into the pool with Carlito, he still has his cell phone in his pocket. He later uses it, and it is working perfectly; the model of cell phone he uses is not water-proof.
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When Chev's doctor calls to check on the effects of the adrenaline, the camera shows an aircraft that the doctor is supposedly on board. The aircraft they show is actually a Singapore Airlines Mega Ark which is a cargo aircraft and has no commercial passengers. You can tell this is a mega ark by the distinctive insignia on the bottom of the nosecone.
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When Chev steals the LAPD motorcycle it clearly has a diamond E (exempt) license plate. Diamond E plates are for state vehicles only, county and municipal vehicles are issued exempt tags with an E inside an octagon.
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Revealing mistakes 

In the scene when he is running down the street, after he leaves the hospital, he passes two cars parked on the left: a Del Sol and a Mustang). Their images are reversed making each car appear RHD, and their license plates backwards.
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(at around 17 mins) While Chev Chelios is in the back of the first taxi listening to "Achy Breaky Heart", the wide shot shows vehicles driving on the wrong sides of the road.
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When Chev is at Doc Miles' office, he gets the epinephrine via an intravenous infusion. In this scene, the regulation clamp is closed.
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The three middle fingers of Verona's hand are shot off in the final sequence, but when they're falling from the helicopter if you freeze-frame it the fingers have returned.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

In the end of the movie Chev is falling from the helicopter and calls his girlfriend, Eve, using his cellphone. When you hear his voice on her answering machine, it is perfectly clear. Normally, this wouldn't be possible, as the extreme speed would make any speech inaudible due to the wind. However, it is revealed in Crank [2]: High Voltage that this was merely the way Chev imagined the message would sound when she would play it back, as Chev asks her in the second film "didn't you get my message?" and we cut to the answering machine, playing nothing but the sound of very heavy wind with an inaudible voice muffled in the distance.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

It seems that having fallen from a helicopter he would not have had enough time to do all the things he's done (fighting, dialing, leaving a message, etc.). But, Chev's total falling time was 60-90 seconds (depends on how you consider the slow motion and the fight in the air editing) which means that the helicopter's altitude was 3100-4800 meters. This is well inside the service ceiling of Eurocopter AS350 Ecureuil Helicopter used in this scene (5100 meters). So, theoretically, there was enough time during the fall.
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