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Continuity 

In the first scene, Cydney hangs her feet out of the jeep and they are almost hit by a tree while passing. A short while after, it is noticeable that she has red nail polish on her toenails. However, later on in the movie, in various scenes that show her feet, she no longer has nail polish.
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When Nick and Cliff go 'hunting' it is pouring rain. When Cliff returns to the campsite he is completely dry and his hair is perfectly unscathed, however when Nick returns he is partially wet.
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The headrests in Cliff and Cydney's Jeep are missing during interior shots then reappear during long exterior shots. Removing headrests from seats has been a common practice in movies for decades in order to provide more visibility while filming inside automobiles. This can usually be spotted by the two mounting holes at the top of the seat which are visible once the headrests have been removed.
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Errors in geography 

The Sea Cave scene: the rocks in the cave are limestone. Limestone is absent from the volcanic islands of Hawaii (but very common in Jamaica, where the scene was shot).
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The rocks in the cave are limestone. Limestone is absent from the volcanic islands of Hawaii. (But very common in Jamaica, where the scene was shot).
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The Royal Caribbean cruise ship Explorer of the Seas is clearly visible as being in port at Oahu. Explorer of the Seas has not been to Oahu, however it has been to Puerto Rico, where the movie was filmed.
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Factual errors 

Near the end of the movie, Gina receives a phone call from a supposed AT&T rep asking "about her long distance". 1) In the US, the cell phone carrier either provides or arranges the long distance. The customer has no choice. 2) Doing business in the US, AT&T is required by federal law to subscribe to a frequently updated list of numbers assigned to cell phones. The same law severely restricts who they can make telemarketing calls to. In short, AT&T's long distance division would never call her cell phone asking about long distance.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

While in the sea cave, Nick says "What we have here is failure to communicate" and attributes the line to Paul Newman in Cool Hand Luke. The line is most notably spoken by Strother Martin, but Newman's character DOES actually say this line in the film, mocking Martin's character.
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Gina discovers that Nick and Cydney are not the people on the pictures, when she takes the camcorder and looks at the contents. She knows now that it must be the material from the victims and that Nick and Courtney stole their camera.

But there should not have been any material left on the camcorder, because we see in the flashback that nick throws away the tape in the sea after they took the camera.
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Revealing mistakes 

A double rainbow is shown with red on the outside and violet on the inside of both rainbows. In reality, the order of colors in the outer rainbow is always reversed, with violet on the outside and red on the inside.
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When Gina climbs the vines at the cliff beside a waterfall after seeing what is on the video camera. There is a knotted rope among the vines. In fact at the base before climbing, the green colored hawser laid rope can be seen. At the top, the rope can be clearly seen, passing over a rock.
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After checking out the video camera, Gina tries to call Nicko but her phone's caller ID says "Micko".
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

At the end of the movie, when Gina pulls Nick back from killing Cliff, she has a hint of blood on her right cheek. After she kicks Cliff, Gina has lots of blood and dirt on her right cheek.
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When Cliff grabs Gina, guided by Cydney, we see a shot where blood is flowing down Gina's left leg. On her turn to duck for cover, we see perfectly bloodless legs.
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After the hatchet falls down the cave it lands on the green boat. When Gina takes the picture and looks down in the cave the hatchet is no longer on the boat. But when nick gets back on the boat the hatchet is there again.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Gina and Cydney are fighting on the rocks above the cave, they knock the hatchet down in the crevice where Cliff and Nick are. The hatchet flies down like someone aimed and threw it at Cliff instead of it just falling down there.
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