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The Other Guys (2010) Poster

Goofs

Anachronisms 

When Allen is having his flashbacks of how he becomes a pimp, the stack of $20 bills is of the current $20 bill. During that time period, it should have been the Series 1995 $20 bill.
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Character error 

When Terry visits the art gallery, he is told not to set his drink on the installation coffee table. When he looks closer to read the description card, the artist is listed as M.L. Pollard. But then Francine tells him that it is an original Habberfield Jammeson piece.
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When Captain Mauch is giving the pep talk at his Bed Bath and Beyond job, he says there is a serial rapist in Crown Heights. He works as a cop in Manhattan, Crown Heights is in Brooklyn.
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When Allen is trying to remember the name of the Meg Ryan movie at dinner, he says it was "She's Got Mail" instead of You've Got Mail and Sheila agrees.
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When the Captain relieves Alan of his sidearm he holds the pistol with his finger inside the trigger guard. Someone trained in the safe handling of firearms, particularly in law enforcement, would know to treat any weapon as loaded and not handle it by the trigger.
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Continuity 

Gamble owns a red Prius. At one point, the right rear door is replaced by a gray door (due to events happening in the movie). Later, when the car is on a train, the door reverts to red. However, two scenes later, the car door is gray again.
After the explosion at the lawyers office in Jersey, Alan's wooden gun is on the ground. In the next scene, the gun is in its holster.
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At the beginning when Allen and Terry are sitting at their desks, Terry is playing solitaire on his computer. As the camera cuts back and forth while he shouts at Allen for his singing, the card setup changes two or three times.
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During the "Good Cop, Bad Cop" scene, Allen takes a painting off the wall and throws it down. Then it's on the wall again.
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Early on in the film, Allen and Terry are sitting at their desks arguing with each other. You can see what Allen is typing on his computer. He types the same line twice.
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When PK and Chris Danson come back from being honored by the city of New York, the medals around their neck are visible while they are boasting/talking to the other officers in the squad room. But right before they leave the squad room, the medals are no longer around their necks.
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When they receive the glasses of water from the assistant the doors are actually quite a distance from the desk, yet as you see the assistant come through them with the water she is right at their chairs in the next shot when it would've taken her much longer to get to them. You can tell that no extra time had elapsed because the dialogue was continuous.
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As Terry is sliding down the board room table on his back, one of his guns falls out of his hand near the end. When he is on the ground, he has a gun in both hands.
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When Allen and Terry are at the McMannus Pub, there is a sing-along and a short, white-haired man is singing with the others. He is singing, then a different camera angle shows him standing in a different place, not singing; then the camera goes back to the original angle and he's singing again.
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When Allen and Terry are crossing the bridge in the Prius, a Volvo semi-truck can be seen next to them on the driver's side. When the angle changes to an overhead shot, without the dialogue breaking, there is no truck there.
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When arresting Ershon, Allen reaches for his cuffs revealing that his wooden gun has already been stained. Yet a few scenes later Gene informs Allen that his gun was stained by Ershon's security team after the arrest.
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When Sheila was telling Terry about Allen's FaceBack app, she said it can take a person's face and tell you what the back of their head looks like. However, in the closing monologue of the film, the narrator describes how Allen's FaceBack app helped police identify someone's face by using an image of the back of their head. This is backwards from the way Sheila described it.
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After the Prius is first shot up by the helicopter, there are several large bullet holes in the hood with large areas of white surrounding them (missing paint). Later after the scene at the driving range when it is shot some more, there are now a lot of small bullet holes with smaller areas of missing paint on the hood.
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In the scene where Martin and Fosse are speaking to schoolchildren and get a call to collar Gamble and Hoitz, Martin is shown holstering his gun. Then the camera cuts away to the children, and Martin is shown with gun in hand again.
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After crashing through Ershon's apartment complex's parking garage gate, the front of Gamble's Prius is visibly damaged. The next time the front of the car is shown, it is unharmed.
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After the investment office blows up behind them, they are on the ground, Will's gun (wooden) is in and out of the holster during the shot.
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In the scene where Allen and Terry are at the McManus pub, drinking beer, the level of liquid rises from one shot to another. Terry also leaves the pub, even though his beer is more than three quarters full.
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The shoes that Terry first wears in the ballet class scene are flat soled black sneakers. When we see him spinning around, he is wearing black split soled dance sneakers with a bendable arch. As he walks out of the class he is again wearing the flat soled black sneakers.
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When driving across the George Washington Bridge, the trees are in full fall colors. In all other scenes, the trees are all green.
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Crew or equipment visible 

In the scene where Allen and Terry decide to start fresh while walking through the city without shoes, several bystanders can be seen taking pictures and videos of Mark Wahlberg and Will Farrell filming the scene.
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When Allen's wife crosses the street dressed as her mother to come talk to him, Allen's dark ear piece is visible during their conversation.
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Errors in geography 

After Hoytz and Gamble are out for a night of heavy drinking, the film then dissolves to a shot of the Sun rising over a city skyline. Although the story is set in New York City, the skyline in the shot is actually the city of Boston.
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A radio call goes out for a "211 in progress." 211 is the Los Angeles Police Department's code for an armed robbery, which is derived from the California Penal Code. The NYPD code for an armed robbery is a "10-30".
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In the closing credits, the globe is rotating in the incorrect direction. The Earth rotates counterclockwise, not clockwise.
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At one point, the State Capitol building in Albany can be seen in the background, even though the scene takes place in New York City.
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When Gamble and Hoitz get a call about a possible jumper at Beaman's office the location given is 3 World Financial Center 23rd Floor. The building shown is not World Financial Center.
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Factual errors 

When Hoitz and Gamble are shocked with the stun guns they both pass out. A stun gun doesn't render a person unconscious. It has quite the opposite effect.
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In the final car chase, it shows Allen shifting a manual transmission. Because of the hybrid system, Prius is only available in automatic.
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The second generation Prius (which Allen drives) does not have a button to open its lift-gate from the inside.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

At one point Allen Gamble states that this is the second time he has ever fired his weapon, but earlier on when they're at the bar drinking there are multiple still shots of him discharging a firearm in the bar. However, at the time of the bar scene, he still had the wooden gun so he must have been shooting Terry's gun, thus still being able to correctly say he'd only shot his own gun twice.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Allen turns around the white Ford van (Grand Theft Auto move), the van's reverse lights are on throughout the spin/collision.
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Before the characters exit the garage in the chase scene, they race up to a stop and you hear a loud engine revving noise. The electric motor in a Pruis wouldn't make that sound at such a low speed.
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

After the accounting office blows up, Allen is on the ground with his wooden pistol in his holster. In the same scene his wooden gun is missing from his holster, then it reappears in his holster.
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At the wake during the scuffle, a picture behind Allen changes with each cutaway. The picture goes from askew to straight to askew multiple times.
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When Allen and Terry are walking up to the accountant office, Allen is not wearing his glasses. However, when they're both laying on the ground after the explosion, suddenly Allen is wearing his glasses.
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As Allen and Terry are rolling around on the ground just after being knocked down by the explosion at the accounting office, you can clearly see Allen's wooden gun on the ground as Allen has his hands clasped against his head. In the next shot from a different perspective, the gun is back in the holster but Allen is still holding his head.
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Errors in geography 

After the accountant office blows up, you can see an ambulance with a phone number on it that started with 718 NY area code, but they are supposed to be in New Jersey.
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