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Goofs

Revealing mistakes 

(at around 1h 23 mins) Kale carefully removes the duct tape that is wrapped around his face. But he just pulls off the rest of it with ease when in reality it would have been tightly stuck to his hair.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

While seated in the car, Turner's dialogue and his lip movements don't match.
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Continuity 

There's a scene where Kale is shown putting stickers on his ankle bracelet. In a following scene, you can see the ankle bracelet, but there are no stickers on it.
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The first time that Ashley goes into Kale's room when Kale and Ronald are trying to clean it up, Kale puts a shirt on top of the tower of Twinkie, but in the next two scenes the Twinkie tower is uncovered then covered again.
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When Kale breaks into Mr. Turner's house with the garden shears, he cleanly knocks out the full pane of glass. But, when Officer Gutierrez responds to the call, he sees large shards of glass still in the window pane of Mr. Turner's house
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When Kale first falls through the boards and into the pit under Mr. Turner's house, the water is very dirty and murky. Shortly after, when Mr. Turner falls into the pit himself, the water in the pit is very clear and clean.
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When Kale and Ashley are watching Turner together for the first time, they are talking about what they see in his garage. When Ashley notices the ball, the door is only starting to close, however in the previous take it was almost closed.
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When touching the red hair at the end of the movie Kale has a cut on his right cheek. When the ankle bracelet is being removed that cut is gone and one near his right temple is visible.
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The binoculars used in the film are the same in all the scenes except when Ashley first looks through them, they are a small, sub-compact style.
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Kale's tracking device already started beeping when Kale goes to Turner's house in an attempt to save Ronnie, but everything is silent when Kale is waiting outside of Turner's door with a baseball bat.
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When Kale breaks into Turner's house with the hedge cutters, the lock is unlocked. It's possible that Kale didn't know it was locked, but it was locked when Ronnie was in his house.
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After Kale gets arrested for breaking into Mr.Turners home and the officers leave, his mother's sweater changes from open to closed between shots as she is talking to Kale.
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When Ronnie breaks into Mr. Turner's car, he uses a paint scraper to prise open the window trim and piece of wire to pop the lock. When he exits the car, the paint scraper has disappeared, but the wire is still in place.
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You can only see the top 2 inches of it sticking out of his pants but Kale's underwear keeps changing back and forth between white boxer-briefs and plaid boxers. These scenes were probably shot or re-shot on different days and nobody thought to keep the same underwear that's sticking out of Kale's pants the same.
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The Lexus at Mr. Turner's house at the beginning of the Movie is a Lexus IS. At the end of the movie when Kale and his mother leave the house the Lexus in the garage is a GS model.
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Factual errors 

When Kale gets the text message from Ronnie to "look at his TV", the phone icon on his phone is on vibrate mode, so he shouldn't have heard the "Me So Horny" ring-tone.
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Kale sees Mr. Turner's reflection on the Apple Cinema display in his room. Apple LCD displays have a non-glare finish so a reflection would not have appeared. The display didn't appear to have a reflective surface in earlier shots.
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The menu on Kale's Xbox is much larger than the normal Xbox menu. (Most likely to make the "Connect to Xbox Live" button easier to see).
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When Robert got into Ashley's car and locked the doors via the key less transmitter so that she couldn't get out, after talking to her, he exited the vehicle without unlocking the door. The alarm wouldn't have sounded because he had started the car but he still should have had to unlock it before getting out first.
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When Ronnie pops the lock on the suspicious neighbor's car, it does not re-lock. All late model Lexus vehicles automatically and instantly re-lock upon popping the lock. Further, the alarm would go off.
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Kale takes apart a "portable home video security system". It would appear that he's removing the 2.4GHZ transmitter and then wiring it MacGyver-style with a 9V battery to his camcorder so as to wirelessly transmit video from that device. Instead he wires the infrared camera and lens to his camcorder, and then magically transmits to his TV.
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Miscellaneous 

When iPods are disconnected from audio accessories (docks, earphones, etc.), they stop playback and pause. But when Ashley pulls out Kale's iPod from the dock, he puts it back in and the music continues playback, without him unpausing it.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

(at around 14 mins) When the house arrest lady is explaining the ankle bracelet to him she says "they will know where you are 25/7." However, this could have been said by the character to emphasize that Kale's movements are always being watched.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Kale is walking around his yard marking the area that he can stay in, he makes a square. However if he is only allowed to be within a 100 foot radius of the ankle monitor, the area would be a circle.
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When Kale presses the menu button on the Xbox controller, he's supposed to be offline, but you can see that he has 2 new messages button and that there are 2 friends online, so he's still online.
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At the end, when Kale looks into the air shaft with a light bulb, the ray of light used in a movie is actually flashlight. It shows spots of light, instead of a real light bulb, which would have lit up the entire room.
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When Kale's Xbox Live account gets closed, he tries to log back in and gets a "ACCESS DENIED" message. But if his account was closed, he should've gotten a log in error message, saying that his username or password was incorrect.
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When Kale and his dad are in the accident in the beginning of the film, their overturned SUV is hit by a second vehicle. In the wide shot of Kale exiting the SUV, you can see through a hole in the floor that the gas tank, spare tire, and other essential components of the truck are not there. They had been removed (presumably for safety and weight reduction) before the accident.
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When Kale sticks the lamp into the compartment that had the first victim's head in plastic, the light shown on the wall as if it were a flashlight, but the light was merely a lit lamp.
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When Kale's Xbox Live account gets closed, he tries to log back in and gets a "SERVICE ERROR" message. But if his account was closed, he should've gotten a log in error message, saying that his username or password was incorrect.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Character error 

When the cop draws his weapon before he gets killed you see him pull it out of a military style "full flap" holster which completely covers the pistol. Civilian Police would never use a holster that restricts access to their firearm.
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Continuity 

In the scene before Officer Gutierrez is killed he is shown wearing High Gloss Oxford shoes. But in an earlier scene he is shown wearing Bates Tactical Boots.
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Plot holes 

In the scene where Kale and Ashley are in his room and Ashley tries to dial the phone for the police but the connection is dead, the power goes out. Kale and Ashley then hop out of his window, onto a garage/shed roof, and into Ashley's pool in order to go out of the 100 foot perimeter and for the police arrival. However, as soon as the power went out in Kale's room, the police should have already been notified due to the ankle receiver plugged into the wall downstairs. In a previous scene, an officer said, "don't try to unplug it or the police will come in 25 seconds."
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Plot holes 

It would have been impossible for Mr. Turner to take Kale's mom to the basement and bind and gag her between the time he knocked her out and then went to Kale's house and attacked Ronald.
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