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(2008)

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Character error 

When Det. Marsh's electrical system is restored on her vehicle, she makes little effort to check the inside of the vehicle before re-entering it. A highly trained police officer, especially a FBI agent, would have enough sense to check the back seat throughly before making any attempt to re-enter a vehicle considered suspicious.
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Continuity 

When Marsh is describing how the killer penetrated her wireless network, she launches the "Horsez" game on her daughter's computer. The taskbar clearly belongs to Windows XP, but the window that pops up is styled like a Vista Aero window.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When the daughter looks out the window upon seeing her house on the computer, the crew can be seen on the far right of the screen through the window next to the one she is using.
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Factual errors 

When Agent Marsh is in the car listening to the radio it displays the frequency as 108.9FM. FM Radio dials only go to 107.9.
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When Agent Marsh's car loses electricity, she is forced to break a window to exit the car. All cars can be unlocked from the inside without electricity.
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The movie takes place in 2008, as seen when the killer types the death dates of his victims. However, early in the film, after an Internet thief is captured, Jennifer Marsh says "Sunday is his father's birthday". She is referring to January 10, which was a Thursday in 2008.
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The FBI does not have immediate access to firearm ownership records. Agent Marsh would have to violate the law in order to gain the information in the manner portrayed in the movie.
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When Jennifer is driving over the bridge, she is listening to the radio station AMR. The announcer says "Dominating the news again, here and across the nation, the increasingly urgent search for the Internet killer now known to be Owen Reilly of Portland." The newscaster should have said "alleged" internet killer.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Annie is playing the "Horsez" game, the button commands shown are for that of a Sony PlayStation, not a computer.
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When the forum posts are being shown at the end of the movie, new posts show a time stamp of "> 1 minute" ago. It should be "<" for less than.
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Character error 

One victim's lifespan is seen to have been June 14, 1955 to January 15, 2008. It is said that he is 55 years old, but he was only 52.
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Continuity 

When the police discovered the body of agent Griffin his body was in a clear liquid, but while the killing was being filmed by the killer we see his body in a liquid covered with blood.
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In the motel room, the morning after Griffin's death, Marsh is showing Box a video clip in Windows Media Player. The main blue icon in the toolbar is a "play" button, instead of a "pause" button, which it should be if Media Player is currently playing back a clip.
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Revealing mistakes 

When they discover Griffin's body, (1:16:30) Colin Hanks is seen to be swallowing during the pan over him.
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