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Anachronisms 

At the end of the film you can see the actors breath as they talk. Story takes place in Los Angeles.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

In the scene where Tuck and FDR are being scolded after Hong Kong, Tuck starts talking but his mouth does not move until the angle changes.
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Character error 

When FDR and Lauren go to the animal shelter, FDR opens a cage and lets a vicious dog out and fights to get it back into the cage, but doesn't close the cage door. It stays open for the rest of the scene.
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Continuity 

Tuck's son Joe is missing two of his upper front teeth when meeting with Lauren in the school. In the next scene, Joe is missing two of his lower teeth.
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In the final chase sequence at the end of the bridge, they shoot and break the headlights of the silver van to open its airbag. But after that when the car hits the guardrail the lights are not broken.
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When Maya comes over to FDR's house for her Tuesday layover, her hair is up/down between shots.
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When FDR takes Lauren to the Pizza restaurant and they are talking. When the camera pans behind FDR you can see he is eating pizza then when the camera goes in front of him he is no-longer eating pizza and there is no pizza in his hand. This happens 4 or 5 times over the scene.
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When FDR and Tuck are fighting in the restaurant they fall from an upper level to a lower level. Initially, when they are both falling, it appears that they will miss the table. In the next cut, they both land on the table.
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While in the store shopping, the paper towels are first down in the cart. When she places pink item in cart, the paper towels are in the upper part of the cart. Clearly seen when she is adding wine to cart.
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In the early scene where the villains arrive by Helicopter at the party/club, during the fighting the registration number of the helicopter on the pad changes between an OE-EAF (Austrian) Registration and a US N2... Registration.
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The amount of blood on FDR's and Tuck's faces, switches from scene to scene.
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The first helicopter shot has a helicopter with a tail-number registered in the USA (USA starts with N). The second shot of the "same" helicopter is of a different helicopter, which has a tail-number starting with OE, which is the registration for the county of Austria.
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When the Volkswagen Beetle is being escorted by Heinrich, the convertible top is down. When it is mid-air heading into the pond, the top is up but not locked into position. Then the close up in the pond shows the top down again.
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During Tuck and Lauren's first date, there is a bottle of water by the table leg but it's gone in the next shot.
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In final scenes at the end of the bridge, police van is parked parallel with the guardrail, with one ambulance also parallel and one diagonal. (As it zooms out, camera and crew visible on bottom of screen) When the scene changes to aerial shot of bridge, police van is diagonally parked, the two ambulances are parked in an improbable T-shape, with on of the ambulances' doors facing off the bridge.
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When FDR is packing a box with the contents of his office, Lauren calls Tuck to arrange a meeting. Tuck slams the laptop on his desk shut, gets up, grabs his jacket and leaves. As he walks away and off screen, the laptop is open again.
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There are at least two Jeeps used during the final chase sequence. When Tuck and FDR commandeer the the Jeep at the restaurant, it is an automatic with a column mounted gear selector. You actually see Tuck use it to put it in gear. Later during the chase sequence, the Jeep is a manual shift. There is a close-up shot of the pedals when Tuck applies the brakes and a clutch pedal is clearly visible. At the end of the scene they show a side-view of the Jeep and the shift lever is obvious coming up out of the floor.
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The position of FDR's head changes after he passes out (from the "sleeping" dart Tuck shoots in his neck) while sprawled out on the couch.
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Lauren walks into the night club with FDR without a jacket. When leaving she's wearing one.
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When Lauren and her friend are shopping, we can see a man with a green shirt passing two times behind them in a short amount of time.
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When Joe puts his beats on for the first time, the wire is on his left. After the camera spans over to Tuck and back to Joe, the wire is on his right.
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Lauren's hair is down and loose before they go around the corner to the pizza place. Next shot at the pizza place her hair is pulled up into a different hairstyle.
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Errors in geography 

In the 'Hong Kong' scene, at street level we can see the licence plates on cars have white lettering/numbering on a blue background. Hong Kong cars have black-on-white at the front, and black-on-yellow at the rear. In Fact, those car plates belong to Shanghai, according to the beginning "Hu" of the plates.
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The movie was shot in Vancouver, although it was set in LA. In one scene, Trish is seen in her kitchen, with a box of President's Choice cereal. President's Choice is a primarily Canadian brand (although available in certain U.S. states) and would not be found in California.
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Factual errors 

The section of the movie store in front of which Lauren and FDR bump into each other for the first time is the "drama" section. Most of the movies seen on the shelves in this section, e.g. "Aliens", "Marmaduke", "Predators", "Ice Age"... etc., can hardly be considered "drama".
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Revealing mistakes 

Although the VW was hit from both ends at the restaurant, when the VW is speeding along the unfinished freeway, there is no damage to the car at all.
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In the sushi bar scene, the neon sushi sign is facing inward and reads "SUSHI". It should be facing outward for which it would read "IHSUS" inside the restaurant.
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

When Lauren kisses FDR in the end and the guy passes blurred from right to left in front of the camera, Lauren's face changes slightly.
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Position of Jonas' face changes when he is lying dead on the roof of a car, from face straight up to face sideways.
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There are at least two Jeeps used during the final chase sequence. When Tuck and FDR commandeer the the Jeep at the restaurant, it is an automatic with a column mounted gear selector. You actually see Tuck use it to put it in gear. Later during the chase sequence, the Jeep is a manual shift. There is a close-up shot of the pedals when Tuck applies the brakes and a clutch pedal is clearly visible. At the end of the scene they show a side-view of the Jeep and the shift lever is obvious coming up out of the floor.
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Factual errors 

In the highway chase scene at the end of the movie, Lauren suggests shooting the headlights on the Chevrolet Tahoe Heinrich is driving because of "front impact airbag deployment on all models after 2006." However, the Tahoe that is being driven is a 2006 or earlier model. The Tahoe was redesigned for 2007.
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