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Factual errors 

At the end, an ambulance appears with the sign "Los Angeles County Fire Department." In real life, the Los Angeles County Fire Department contracts with private companies for medical transport.
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Jump to: Continuity (3) | Errors in geography (2) | Factual errors (5) | Revealing mistakes (3)

Continuity 

In the bar scene with Chris and Abel, the amount of scotch Chris is drinking changes between shots.
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When Chris talks to Abel at the bar, he has money in hand. When Chris sits down to accept his drink, the money is gone.
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At the end of the movie, Lisa has an injury on her forehead. The size changes throughout the next few scenes.
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Errors in geography 

When Abel starts cutting down his neighbor's new trees along the fence, he's on the right side of the fence, Chis and Lisa on the other side. But this is reversed from how the houses are oriented.
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In the film, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department responds to calls in Lakeview Terrace. In real life, Lakeview Terrace is part of the city of Los Angeles, so the LAPD would respond.
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Factual errors 

Abel Turner has a goatee in every shot, including on duty. LAPD grooming standards prohibit beards and goatees while on duty.
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When Abel responds to the domestic disturbance, he responds to a radio call with "10-4". The LAPD does not use "10" codes; he would've said "Roger."
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In the film, The Los Angeles County Sheriff's units are marked Los Angeles Sheriff, instead of Los Angeles County Sheriff, and the side of the sheriff's units have an 8-point star, instead of a 6-point star.
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In the film, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies' uniform patches and badges say "County Sheriff", and contain a seal resembling the State of California. In real life, the patches have a star and a bear, and the badges have a bear in the center.
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When Chris introduces himself, he says he came out to Berkeley from Chicago to accept a lacrosse scholarship. UC Berkeley has only a club lacrosse team for men, and does not offer scholarships.
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Revealing mistakes 

The wildfires come closer to the neighborhood, with no ash. The air close to a fire could be very toxic, and should be extremely ashen, especially towards the end of the film.
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In the film, LAPD uniform shirts have plastic buttons on the pockets and epaulets. In real life, LAPD uniform shirts have metal buttons.
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It's quiet, but when the nurse tries to get Chris's attention, she seems to refer to him as Mr. Wilson, the actor's last name.
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