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Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) Poster

Goofs

Anachronisms 

When the Kingsman are drinking their salute to Galahad, towards the beginning of the movie, the chairs are shown to be full, except for one, yet "Merlin" walks in a few moments later, with no open spot for him, and if he is a full member of Kingsman,as implied, and yet neither him or his image is shown during the toast.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

When Harry is dropped off at Valentine's gala, the car has an audible internal combustion engine noise as it drives away. The car is a Tesla Model S, an electric vehicle.

Character error 

When the news is covering the free Valentine SIM cards, the headline misspells worldwide as wordlwide - "LONG LINES DAY AND NIGHT AS FREE SIM CARDS ARE DISTRIBUTED WORDLWIDE"
When Merlin is briefing Galahad and Arthur in the dining room the screen states that Professor Arnold has brown eyes when he in fact has blue eyes.
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Continuity 

When Eggsy is in the police station and says he wants to exercise his right to a phone call, in the wide two shot there is no phone on the table, however when it cuts to the medium wide shot of Eggsy he picks up a phone which was supposedly there the entire time.
When Harry fights Eggsy's stepfather's gang in the bar, the amount of beer in his glass changes without him touching it.
In the opening scene "Falcon" is shot in the kneecaps. After the grenade goes off the camera pulls in for a close up and there are no wounds on the knees.
When Eggsy is running from security in Valentine's base, he is holding a gun in one of the initial shots despite being unarmed when entering. He does not actually obtain a handgun until he disarms a guard later on.
When Valentine is talking to the Princess through the opening in her cell door, his position is different between the shots from his side of the door and the reverse shot from inside the cell.
When Eggsy follows Galahad into the elevator for the first time, Eggsy leaves the door conspicuously open. In subsequent shots the door has closed behind them.
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When Eggsy puts on his Kingsman suit for the first time, he asks Roxie on her balloon ride how her view is. In the zoomed out view of Roxie, she is already miles above the clouds. Then in the close up view of Roxie, she is even with the clouds, and then in the next zoomed out view of Roxie, she is once again miles above the clouds.
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When Eggsy stands outside the tailor's for the first time, his deceased fathers' Kingsman medal is shown hanging on the outside of his shirt. As he enters the building there is no evidence of the medal at all, as he is already shown to have a habit of wearing it inside his collar.
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In the fitting room, Harry gives Eggsy the pair of Oxfords with laces out. (away from Eggsy), and in next shot the laces are in. (toward Eggsy)
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In the beginning when Gazelle opens the door to greet Valentine she is holding the whiskey glass from the top, but in the next shot it's placed on her palm.
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In the last scene, when Eggsy enters the pub dressed in a Kingman suit, Dean is holding a glass of beer. A split-second later, the glass is on the table.
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Errors in geography 

Helicopter's registered in England start with G in their serial number but the one shown has an American (N) serial number on the tail.
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When Galahad is dropped off outside the shop, the 'taxi' travels North up Savile Row which is one way Southbound.
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Factual errors 

When showing Eggsy the Kingsman gadgets, Galahad tells him that oxfords have open lacing. This is incorrect, as they have closed lacing. It is actually derbies which have open lacing. He further makes an error in classifying brogues as being different from oxfords. They are merely any shoe that have decorative punching regardless of the lacing method. Furthermore, both pairs of shoes shown have oxford lacing.
When Eggsy was being interviewed in the police station and demands his right to a phone call, the officer did not have to leave. Under UK law (Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984) Eggsy would have the right to have someone informed of his arrest, but this is not immediate and does not even have to be the person in custody making that call. In any case a police officer or police staff will be present for the call. If he had asked for legal representation then the interview would have stopped immediately, but he would taken back to his cell.
There is no McDonald's restaurant at Winchester Services, it's a Burger King.
Satellites traveling in low-earth orbit are moving at around 8 km per second (28,000 km/h) so there is no way Roxy could have destroyed one with a missile from a high-altitude balloon. Instead, she appeared to be targeting a geostationary satellite, however these are 35,000kms away from the Earth (about 1/10th of the way to the moon) and unable to be reached with a balloon.
When Harry Hart and Eggsy going through the tunnel from tailor to the HQ, Harry should be the one who lean forward due to inertia forces from deacceleration not Eggsy.
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Being ostensibly British, the business jet that Eggsy, Lancelot (Roxy) and Merlin fly in, its tail number should start with a G. Instead, it starts with an N, indicating it's an American aircraft.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The glass in the dormitory is thick enough to hold back the pressure of thousands of gallons of water. Breaking it with a human fist would be physically impossible, let alone breaking it after only five strikes. However, the room is designed as a test with solutions, one of which is breaking that glass. Hence the glass is not designed to safely hold the water, it's designed to barely be able to hold it and be breakable by the recruits.
If Valentine vomits at the sight of blood (he says even a drop), then he should have been vomiting when talking to Galahad / Harry Hart outside the church after the massacre, as he had blood on his face and both hands. However, Valentine exaggerates his condition for dramatic effect.
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Many people think Gazelle has a security implant (visible by the scar behind her ear) and that her head should explode like the other conspirators' heads do when "Merlin" activates the security system. However this is because when the implant is first observed by the Kingsmen (during the video of Valentine SIM cards announcement), viewers mistake the character the scar is shown on for Gazelle. But it's not her, it's a nameless Valentine assistant (played by Johanna Taylor) that in that particular scene looks a bit like Gazelle. Gazelle does not have an implant.
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When Galahad locks the door in the pub he closes two bolts and turns the lock. He fights the men and then drinks his Guinness. It seems he then walks out the front door without unlocking or moving the bolts. But actually, as Galahad walks towards the door, the camera cuts back to Eggsy watching him leave. Galahad can be heard unbolting the door off-screen during that shot.
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When the skydivers are shown jumping out of the aircraft, a Shorts Skyvan, an altimeter is visible on the jumpers arms show that the group is jumping out at well above 30,000 feet. This is much higher than the Shorts Skyvan's service ceiling altitude of only 27,000 feet. However, Kingsman vehicles are not the standard model but rather upgraded versions with enhanced capabilities.
(at around 16 mins) The film is set in London in the UK. The numbers (12.19.97) shown on the back of the medallion do not conform to the standard London phone number format, which is eight digits, not including the area code. However, it's evidence of Kingsman's influence that they can have special numbers that do not conform to the standard format.
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When Eggsy is ordered to shoot his dog he aims the gun at his dog, then aims his weapon at Arthur. However neither JB (the dog, Jack Bauer) nor Arthur were in any danger because Eggsy had his finger behind the trigger in the trigger guard. Thus making it impossible to actually pull the trigger.

The specific gun Arthur gave Eggsy has two triggers, one for the pistol, and the other trigger for the underslung shotgun. His finger was in the correct place to fire the gun.
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When drinking the brandy, both individuals finish it. When Eggsy is discussing breaking the rules, you can see that both glasses have brandy in them. (In the UK cut broadcast on satellite TV Arthur does not finish his drink, and no continuity error occurs; other cuts may use a different edit).
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Revealing mistakes 

During Harry's fight in the bar, the goon with the gun somehow manages to fire EIGHT shots from a six shot revolver.

Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

All characters shown with an implant have it behind their right ear. This includes when we see Professor Arnold's put in. However, when the Kingsmen reviewing the film from his death, we see the scar behind his left ear instead. This is presumably because Galahad grabbed his right ear so that the only visible side was the left.
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Factual errors 

In the first test, most of the recruits save themselves by rigging a snorkel through the toilets. While this might work if they were trying to avoid being gassed, a toilet flushes when the amount of water in the bowl exceeds the air pressure behind the curve in the commode. With the room the toilet is in full of water, the toilets would have been in constant flush mode and the pipe would have been full of water, making it impossible to get air through the 'snorkels'.
When Harry is showing Eggsy the weapons in Fitting Room 3, he mentions that the poison on the shoe blade is one of the fastest-acting Neurotoxins in the world. Later on when he cuts Gazelle with it, her skin seems to rot and turn green almost immediately. The deterioration of her skin cells points to this poison actually being a necrotoxin not a neurotoxin. Necrotoxins affect the skin cells, neurotoxins affect the brain and nervous system.
It took the carrying capacity of two balloons to get Lancelot at that altitude to destroy the satellite. When the first balloon popped, she would have plunged immediately several ten thousand feet.
When Lancelot is strapped to the anti-satellite rig and the balloons are deployed, she is not anchored to ground, yet she doesn't take off until Eggsy says his goodbye.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The soldiers in white (snow, or winter camouflage), had no blood on their clothes even after their heads blew up. This is because it's a matter of film convention: even it is brutal (i.e. bus hitting group of people, or multiple heads exploding in time to Pomp & Circumstance), little to no blood is shown so the film can keep it's rating. Even if someone is sliced (literally, from groin to skull), into two pieces, this principle applies.
When first seeing the small blade on the oxfords in Fitting Room 3, it is clearly shown to come out of the right foot. When Eggsy is later fighting with Gazelle, the blade is shown to be on the left. However, there are many pairs of shoes in the fitting room. It is likely that some have the blade in the left shoe and others in the right shoe, to accommodate each agent's preference.
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Eggsy and Roxy are told to shoot their dog as a test to become Lancelot. It was possible for them to both shoot their dogs, which would've caused them both to become Lancelot. However, it is likely that had they both done so, another tie-breaker test would have taken place.
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As the dormitory is suddenly flooded with water, there is nowhere for the bulk of all the air to go. And even when smaller bubbles start to float up, they don't accumulate on the ceiling lights or the rafters. However, the room is specifically designed for this test. So there is obviously some hidden mechanism to let the air out, just as there's one to pump the water in.
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