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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

At two different times in the movie, when a call is ended on what is clearly an iPhone, the "charging" sound can be heard. This sound would only be heard when the phone is plugged in to charge, and would not make that sound when a call is ended.
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In the intro to the movie, a man is dialling 911 because he and his wife has an overdose. The 911 operator is shown to be typing, but what is shown to be typed is about a forced entry by an unknown male, and that is PR is female, home alone.
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Continuity 

When Jordan stumbles upon the trapdoor access to the underground bunker, it is covered with leaves and debris. But Michael is already inside, so the debris would have have fallen away when he opened the trap door.
When police remove Alan Donado's body from the trunk of the Lincoln, the front of his white shirt is clean, despite the fact that Michael Foster had stabbed him in the torso multiple times with a screwdriver.
When Jordan is talking to Michael Foster on the cell phone for the last time, there is no sound of metal clanging. But later when she listens to the recording of the call, the metal clanging sound is heard.
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When Casey is outside the trap door and Jordan is about to call 911, the length of cut on Casey's forehead is shorter than what was when Michael cut her.
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When the first eyewitness calls from the freeway, she states the model of the car. During his dispatch, Marco also states the model of the car. As time passes, Casey pours paint out of the broken taillight while Jordan dispatches to police. But she states the car as unknown make and model. This information would've been relayed to her.
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Casey's arm (that was waving through the brake light hole) is already inside when the car exits the highway but in the immediately following scene, she is purposely shown pulling her arm back inside to allow her to look outside.
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When the kidnapper is holding the screwdriver to Casey's face and threatening her, the screwdriver moves from beside her ear, to in front of her nose, to back beside her ear between shots.
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Leaving the bunker, Jordan tries to call 911 on her cell phone. The next shot shows the phone's home screen rather than the phone screen.
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When the call center supervisor approaches Jordan's desk to tell her they're still working on tracking Casey's phone, her headset disappears from her right ear between shots.
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When Casey and Autumn are walking through the mall, Casey is shown on Autumn's left, and in the next shot, she is on her right. This occurs several times during the mall scene.
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Factual errors 

Nitric oxide is being used as an anesthetic to subdue the girl in the basement but it is not an anesthetic - nitrous oxide is the gas used.
The dispatch supervisor instructs Jordan (Halle Berry) to keep victim on the line so they can issue an "Amber Alert." This would not be allowed because Amber Alerts in California must contain verified suspect info to include NAME, VEHICLE, and LICENSE PLATE. Because suspect name was not known and vehicle was cold-plated (incorrect plate for vehicle), this would go out as a BOLO (Be On the Look Out), but would not qualify as an "Amber Alert."
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Because this is set in Los Angeles, when the gas station attendant is dosed with gas via the pump, this could not happen. All California pumps (to include any registered "private" pumps) are fitted with SMOG reducing sleeves. When the sleeve becomes disengaged from vehicle, the pump automatically stops the flow of gas. The pump used for filming is obviously not fitted with this sleeve and continues to flow after being removed from vehicle.
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During training other staff, the 911 caller (Halle Berry) incorrectly says that the suicide rate is highest during Christmas. This is false. Suicide rates are highest in Spring.

From Psychology Today: "Contrary to popular belief, the suicide rate peaks in the springtime, not the wintertime. This is probably because the rebirth that marks springtime accentuates feelings of hopelessness in those already suffering with it. In contrast, around Christmas time most people with suicidal thoughts are offered some degree of protection by the proximity of their relatives and, at least in the Northern Hemisphere, the prospect of 'things getting better from here'."
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Somewhere around 1:06:38, Halle Berry's character is replaying the conversation with the victim. At some point the camera points towards the screen revealing that the duration of the call was only 22 minutes and 15 seconds, this is obviously a mistake considering they have actually been on the phone for an hour or so (The screen also says "CD-02" which could very well mean the archive only records calls in 1 hour segments and the first segment was an hour, but that is not confirmed).
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Revealing mistakes 

In the parking lot, Foster grabs chloroform and then sits on the bumper of the car. As he speaks to Casey, you can see Alan Denado behind him by the Lincoln (Michael Imperioli was waiting for his cue).
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On the amber alert it shows that Casey weighs 100lbs, and you can clearly see that she does not weigh 100 lbs.
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