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(2011)

Goofs

Anachronisms 

The phone used by Danny Delanay to take a picture of Cataleya is an Apple iPhone 3G or 3GS. The older model was released only in 2008, while the movie takes place in 2007.
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Cataleya is shown reading a Xena comic book in what is supposed to be 1992. But Xena did not air until 1995, and the comic book didn't come out until 1996.
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The motorcycle chasing Cataleya at the beginning of the movie is a Honda CRF250R, either a 2004 or 2005 model. Yet the scene is supposed to take place in 1992.
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In 1992, when Saldeya arrives in the United States, she is seen wearing a t-shirt with a big "Japan Rags" logo on it. Japan Rags is a brand owned by French clothing company Le Temps des Cerises, which was founded in 1998.
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The story is supposed to be set in 2007. Though we can see a portrait of Barack Obama in Ross's office, while he elected as President of the USA in late 2008.
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Character error 

When Jennifer greets the guard dogs, she holds up a steak and says 'Sirloin'. The cut of meat she is holding is a Rib eye.
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Continuity 

The vomit on the desk when Cataleya pukes up the chip disappears when everyone is asked to leave, then reappears.
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After Cataleya feeds her dogs, she crumples the paper bag. In the next shot, she is seen getting out of the cage with the paper bag she just crumpled.
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Cataleya knocks over her shoes on the policeman's desk when she is assisted up in her drunken state. The policeman then adjusts the shoes on the edge of his desk, but after the camera cuts to Cataleya being led out, he adjusts them again.
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At the end of the film, before the credits roll, two people can be seen sitting on the bench in the background. However, after Cataleya hangs up the phone, a close up of the bench is shown, with only one person sitting on it. As the bus is departing, the two people are there again.
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In the shark tank, Cataleya swims up to the second row of glass blocks. In the next shot she lifts one in the third row, apparently further from the edge of the tank.
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Cataleya states that her parents were killed in front of her when she was nine years old, yet the end credits list her as being ten in the flashback. Also, in the edited version released for cinemas, her parents were killed outside the apartment where Cataleya sits. So she only hears the gunshots, but never actually sees her parents die, or even their dead bodies. (Although in the full version of the film, she sees both her parents die, one after the other.)
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Crew or equipment visible 

In the scene where she is swimming in the shark tank, she lifts the massively heavy piece of glass to exit the water. If you look at the corner of the glass slab, you can see the large eye-hook screwed into the glass and the cable attached to it to help her lift the glass.
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Errors in geography 

Bogota is shown as a tropical city in the middle of the jungle. Bogota is in fact located at the top of a mountain and it tends to be cool and rainy. It is also a big modern city with skyscrapers.
When escaping from her murdered parents' home Catalaya runs through a number of peoples' homes. In one the resident is heard using an expression (ándale) common in Mexico, but not used in Bogotá.
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Factual errors 

The Catelaya or Cattleya Flower does not only grow in Colombia. It is a genus of orchid found from Costa Rica to Tropical South America. He also told young cataleya that his mother grew them.
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When Cataleya enters the US through Miami as a child she escapes from her federal guardian through a window out the bathroom in the airport. There isn't an international airport in the US with bathrooms that have windows connecting to the outside.
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When they are searching the garage for Cataleya, Agent Ross says to "check every boot". This is a British term for what Americans would call the trunk of a car. The actor is British, but his character is supposed to be Amercian (based on his accent) and so wouldn't use this term.
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A Chicago street sign misspells "Pearson" as "Paerson".
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When Don Luis' men take the Mercedes and get hit by the truck there are no airbags deployed. The action takes place in 2007 with a recent model and by then all Mercedes cars had airbags.
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The U.S. dollar bills at the U.S. Embassy in the beginning were of 2002, not 1992 print.
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Miscellaneous 

In the credits "Prosthetics" is misspelled as "Prostetics" in one section.
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In highlighting the arrival of the antagonists into Chicago, a Boeing 747 operated by KLM was captured landing at O'Hare Airport. The errors lie in the facts that KLM operates into O'Hare only out of their hub in Amsterdam, and even if they did operate into New Orleans (the baddies' place of residence) law prohibits a foreign carrier from operating in a domestic capacity within the US. So it is impossible for them to have taken that type of aircraft operated by that carrier between New Orleans and Chicago.
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The GSM location algorithms only returns the X-Y coordinate, the location of the cell phone in some error distance. But FBI detected her flat, Z coordinate, the floor of the flat without any mistake and this is even impossible with current technology.
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Revealing mistakes 

Cataleya's dead Grandmother moved when Cataleya is turning to get up.
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When Cataleya attacks the Don's house she fires an RPG that enters the living room and explodes, destroying almost every item of furniture in the surrounding rooms, even the table that Marco and his hences were standing around. But in the next scene everyone is still alive, even though the table is blown to bits.
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

When Cataleya discovers her murdered grandmother and uncle, she is wearing brand new boots with clean soles. Her boots should have been dirty under the bottom as she had been running through underground tunnels to escape the FBI invasion of her home.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Cataleya's uncle Emilio is in the chair supposedly dead, he slightly jumps when she drops her gun on the floor.
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