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(2013)

Goofs

Continuity 

The airplane that Gerry Lane travels in repeatedly switches between an Antonov An-12 and a Lockheed C-130 Hercules.

Audio/visual unsynchronised 

Just before the infected come over the wall in Jerusalem, Gerry says, "If I could get into India, where would I start?" "India's a black hole." The lines originally named Russia, not India, and you can still read Russia on his lips. The editing of the scene fails to completely conceal the second overdub as well.

Continuity 

At the beginning of the film, in the traffic jam, a motorcycle policeman pulls up and tells Gerry to get back in his car; there is nothing behind him but gridlocked traffic; a second later when he tells Gerry to remain in his vehicle, he's suddenly mown down by a PWD dump truck even though as he's pulling up there's two lanes of cars and taxis backed up to the end of the street with no dump truck in sight and no way for it to charge through unobstructed.
The first red haired zombie Segen shoots (the red haired one) can be seen being killed again as Segen and the WHO doctor flee, and then again as Gerry crosses the sky bridge.
The escape from Israel is on board an A310. However the interior of the cabin, as shown in the movie, corresponds to a B777 and not an A310.
After the family reaches the apartment and everyone is listening to the radio, the light is clearly on in the fish tank even with the power out.
The UN pin on Undersecretary Thierry Umutoni's jacket switches from his right hand jacket lapel to his left and then back to the right.
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At the few opening shots of the movie the two daughters wake up the parents, Gerry's hands keep changing from behind his head to under the pillow in-front of him.
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When the motorcycle hits the side mirror of Gerry's car in the traffic jam, the mirror falls between Gerry's car and the vehicle in front of him. When Gerry picks up the mirror, it is already in the front wheel of his car.
When Gerry and Segen leave the W.H.O center in Wales, Segen is wearing a black hood over her head. In the next scene, immediately after stepping through that gate, Segen's head not covered up by that black hood.
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Gerry's hair changes length after the opening scene at the Lane home, and throughout several scenes in the film.
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Crew or equipment visible 

(at around 11 mins) As the RV is driving towards the bridge after breaking though the barricade, there is a cameraman visible to the left of the left Humvee.
When Gerry is in the research facility viruses room, while the zombie is outside waiting, a crewmember's face is reflected for a second in one of the windows.
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Errors in geography 

The distance from Korea to Israel is 5000 miles, way outside the maximum operating range of either an AN-12 or C-130.
In the exterior shot of the medical facility in Wales at night, the soundtrack has cicadas chirping quietly in the background. There are no cicadas in Wales.
The Pepsi bottles at the WHO offices in Cardiff, UK, have American FDA calorie labels.
As the passenger plane comes into land at Cardiff Airport the background images show Snowdon and other mountains in the Snowdonia region. It would be highly unlikely that a route from Jerusalem to South Wales would take them to North Wales.

Factual errors 

They use Iridium satellite phones indoors (inside the aircraft carrier, inside the airplane) which is not possible - they need a clear view of the sky.
When they are done refueling the plane in Korea, the navy seal pulls the hose off like it is a snap on, when in actuality it is a D-1 nozzle which has a lock that has to be turned and then the nozzle itself has to be turned counter clockwise before being taken off.
Many of the cars shown in the movie have Pennsylvania license plates on the front. However, vehicles registered in Pennsylvania only have rear license plates.
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When the grenade detonates in the Airbus, the plane suffers decompression and the pilots' oxygen masks drop, yet the aircraft is flying low (circa 3,000 feet) where the pressure would be equal inside and outside the aircraft so that the oxygen masks would not drop.
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On passenger aircraft such as the Airbus A310 the protagonist boards in Jerusalem, ladders do not automatically extend from access hatches. The hatches have to be opened (and the ladders lowered) manually.
The U.S. Navy does not operate the Antonov An-12.
The helicopter that extracts the family from the Newark rooftop is an HH-65 Dauphin. The U.S. Navy doesn't operate any HH-65 Dauphin helicopters. The U.S. Coast Guard is the only branch of the U.S. military to do so.
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In the Lane's kitchen they have a UK Pure DAB radio, which wouldn't work and is not available in the USA.
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Miscellaneous 

When Gerry and family lands on the ship, the camera focuses on the weapon of a military guard. The marking on the weapon is Classic Army. Classic Army is an Airsoft gun brand.
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Revealing mistakes 

During the movie's opening action sequence, British-style traffic lights can be seen at the road junctions, behind the US-style traffic lights, giving away the fact that this scene was filmed in Glasgow, Scotland.
When the Lane family's Volvo is hit by the ambulance at the beginning of the movie, the car is then shown from the driver's side. It is clear that there is no one in the Volvo, and the person driving the ambulance is wearing stunt gear, complete with helmet.
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Spoilers 

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

After the grenade explodes in the plane, the pilots put on blue emergency helmets, equipped with oxygen masks. In the following sequence when they appear, they just wear their standard microphone helmets.

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