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(2013)

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Continuity 

While Tony and Rhodey are talking to the Mandarin before getting onto the speedboat, the injuries to Tony's left eye are shown on his right eye instead.
When Tony Stark is giving his address to the press his blue sunglasses are not on when camera cuts to rear shot of his head.
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When Stark is talking to the press and gives out his address to the Mandarin, the image on the reporter's phone is the same as from our point of view, and not what the phone's camera would have seen.
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When Pepper and Killian first meet, Pepper's ponytail changes between shots - appearing behind her back, then half over her shoulder, then behind her back again.
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When Brandt comes into the bar, she's seen putting her DHS badge on the table with her right hand in the close up, but with her left hand when the camera cuts away to show her.
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When Harley first meets Tony in his garage, he realizes who Tony is after seeing the Mark 42 suit - he acknowledges this by handing Tony the newspaper with the article about his Malibu home being blown up. So why did Harley ask Tony his name a few minutes later ("Harley. And you're...?")?
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When Happy's closing the sliding doors, he's almost done. In the next scene, they're more open than they were before.
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Factual errors 

When Maya Hansen is threatening to inject herself with Extremis, she says the dosage is 1200cc. That is equal to 1.2 liters, a volume impossible to hold in one syringe.
While the Extremis Soldiers can heat up metal to near liquid states, their clothing remains completely unaffected.
When Happy is in the ICU the nurse adjusts the roller clamp to the IV fluid. A pump controls the flow; adjusting the roller clamp would do nothing except shut off the medication, causing the machine to call for attention.
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Hair lost or burnt off by those injected with Extremis grows back along with missing body parts. While hair is living within the follicle, once it's outside the skin, it's dead and cannot be regenerated in its current state. (As long as the follicle is not damaged, it can be regrown, but styling would not regenerate.)
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When Tony and Rhodey are at the docks and taking cover, Tony asks for more ammo from his pistol, even though Rhodey tells him their bullets are not compatible, which Tony insists that they are. While Tony may not have any military training like Rhodey does, he is a notorious former weapons designer, and should know that certain pistols can only use certain caliber bullets.
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Miscellaneous 

When Stark and Rhodes talk to the Vice President from the boat, the Vice President's mobile changes between shots.
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Plot holes 

When Tony is zip-tied to the bed, he asks one of the guards the distance between Miami and Tennessee. The guard says 832 miles, which is correct for some parts of Tennessee. This means Tony's armor is ~832 miles away. Even assuming his armor travels at 1000 miles/hour, it would take his armor almost an hour to get to him, rather than the few minutes shown in the movie. Tony's armor would have to travel at almost 10,000 miles/hour to get to Tony in 5 minutes. The current airspeed record for a plane is only 2,193 miles/hour. Tony's armor, at the current airspeed record, would still take 23 minutes to get to him.
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Spoilers 

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

(at around 1h 29 mins) Killian shoots Maya, even though he wasn't holding a gun to start with and he doesn't appear to pick one up or produce it from his person.
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Factual errors 

During the Air Force One scene, gunfire shatters one of its passenger windows. The actual Air Force One planes (there are two) are equipped with bulletproof windows.

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