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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) Poster

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Revealing mistakes 

Dodge pulls out the vinyl album "Scott", Scott Walker's first solo album. He takes record out of sleeve puts it on turntable but "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore" plays. This was by The Walker Brothers and was not on the album in question. Additionally, the following song that plays "Stay With Me Baby" does not appear on the album "Scott." Nor does it appear on the album "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore." The two tracks only appear together on later released compilation albums.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Dodge is listening to the LP record and the power goes out you can hear the audio as the record slows down. The audio should have gone off immediately with the small receiver shown.
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Continuity 

The bullet hole in the truck windshield moves between scenes and shots.
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When Dodge and Penny go to Olivia's parents' house, Penny breaks the window. They then enter the house, and you can see the window in the background, unbroken. Then a few seconds later, another shot occurs and the window is broken again.
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During Dodge & Penny's back-to-back dialog in jail, the position of their heads change position, especially Dodge's, either between the bars of the cell or directly in-line with a bar.
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When Penny and Dodge are sitting at the table in Olivia's house, Penny's arm changes position inconsistently between shots.
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Errors in geography 

This is supposed to take place in NJ, but when they go to Camden, they show a very suburban, upper middle class area. Camden NJ is totally urban, and one of the poorest and most crime ridden cities in the US.
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The movie is supposed to be set on the east coast of the US but it is clearly being shot in California.
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There are no ocean beaches at the base of cliffs, like the one Penny and Dodge visit, in the New Jersey / Delaware region.
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Factual errors 

During the final scene, the shock wave from the asteroid strike is heard first, followed by the flash of light. In reality, the flash would arrive first, followed by the shock wave.
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Dodge's cleaning lady is at his home on the day the asteroid is going to hit. She says it's a Thursday, and yet the news announcer tells everyone to set their clocks forward that night for Daylight Saving Time - which always happens on a Saturday night/Sunday morning.
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When Dodge and Penny get in the Smart car lent to them by Speck the radio is tuned to 107.2 - US stations are spaced 200khz on odd frequencies. A correct frequency would have been 107.1 or 107.3.
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When Dodge's dad's plane flies away the lights are shown as red on the left and green on the right. The red and green navigation lights for boats and aircraft only shine forward. There is a single white light you see if you are looking at a boat or airplane that is facing away from you. The only way you could see the red light on the left and green on the right is if the plane was flying toward you and it was inverted (upside down). There is also a red light in the middle which is supposed to be the rotating beacon. The rotating beacon is steady (not blinking as it rotates around), but you could argue that it is just broken.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Dodge is driving the truck, the gear shift is still in Park.
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Spoilers 

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Factual errors 

The plane Dodge loads a sleeping Penny into is a Cessna 2-seater (either a 152 or a 150). Both models have a max range of around 400 miles. Neither would make it to England from anywhere on the east coast of the US.

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