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The Man from Earth (2007) Poster

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Character error 

When discussing Columbus' journey John implies that there was still widespread belief that the earth was flat. In fact, since the time of the Greeks it had been relatively common (educated) knowledge that the earth was round. (Columbus' error was in underestimating the diameter of the earth and thus the distance to Asia by a westerly route. Luckily, he bumped into the Americas where he'd roughly calculated Asia was supposed to be, otherwise they'd have been lost at sea.)
Early on, Dr. Gruber professes to be a psychiatrist, a profession that is an M.D. However, toward the end of the movie, John Oldman refers to him as a psychologist, a Ph.D.

Continuity 

At the beginning of the movie when they drink whiskey you can see the bottle half empty and a few seconds later the bottle is 3/4 full again.
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When Linda first arrives to the house, her shoulder bag switches shoulders a few times.
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After Dan questions Dr. Oldman about keeping relics, Dr. Oldman walks out of the house carrying a box, and Sandy follows him also carrying a box. When the camera angle switches to an outside shot, they've changed positions: Sandy comes out first followed by Dr. Oldman.
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When John invites his friends into the house, he tells them the electricity is on and the gas is off. Later, the fireplace can be clearly seen to be a gas fire (the flame is coming from the bottom of the fireplace, not from the logs).
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When Dr. Grubber first arrives at the house he sits on the couch and begins asking John questions. Dr. Grubber's arm position alternates with the different camera shots from resting on the couch's arm being tucked in at his side (off the arm of the couch). Edith's position can be observed to be different between these shots as well.
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In the final scene the character Dan's coat collar switches back and forth from being "popped".
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Factual errors 

When the doctor hands his revolver to John, you can clearly see the red paint on the end of the barrel, a sign that it's a prop gun, and not a real-world working pistol.
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Revealing mistakes 

It the very beginning of the movie, Edith (Ellen Crawford) notices a painting on the ground by the truck and asks about the artist. The dialogue makes it clear she saw the painted surface of the canvas but she wouldn't have been able to see it from it's angle and from where she was standing.

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