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(1988)

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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

During the car chase scene Jonathan Knox (Tom Berenger) says "You're Crazy" to Warren Stantin (Sidney Poitier) but he mouths the words "Look out".
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Character error 

While Knox (Tom Berenger) and Stantin (Sidney Poitier) are cooking out the night after Stantin saves Knox from falling into the gorge, Stantin mistakes the marmot Knox is cooking for rabbit and says that he has eaten rabbit in "lots of places" in the city. Knox quickly corrects him, and Stantin replies, "Marmot? What's a marmot?" Knox says, "A rodent." Stantin gets a queasy look and says, "A RODENT? You mean a rat?" Knox replies, "Kind of a big, hairy rat, yeah." Stantin then gets disgusted and says, "OH SH**!" However, a rabbit is a bigger, hairier member of the rodent family.
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Continuity 

When the jeweler wraps the diamonds, the bag is open at both ends, and is essentially too pieces of cloth tied together (which is why some diamonds fall out when he picks it up). For the rest of the film, the bag is a proper bag made of a completely different material.
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Knox's boots change as he is climbing the cliff.
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A red dot is visible on the muzzle of the gun when Stantin shoots Steve.
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While Steve is carrying Mrs. Berger to pick up the diamonds Stanton has thrown, the gun he is carrying switches hands twice.
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When Steve shoots at Sarah as she runs across the road he has a nickel-plated pistol. In subsequent scenes his weapon is blued.
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During the car chase, the Jeep Grand Wagoneer is already damaged in most side-on shots, despite not crashing into the taxi and light pole until later.
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The same three civilian vehicles are seen multiple times during the car chase.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Stantin crashes through the boxes in the alley in pursuit of Steve, one shot from inside the Caprice shows some sort of mechanical device on the roof of the Jeep.
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Errors in geography 

When Stanton has been rescued after the ferry incident he is on a boat being taken to shore. The boat has a registration number identifying it as not only registered in California, the XC suffix identifies it as belonging to a law enforcement agency in California.
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There are two ferry terminals near Vancouver, but they are both a long drive from downtown where the chase begins.
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Revealing mistakes 

The ferry is supposed to be over deep water, with several shots of something sinking to murky depths, but when a character is seen being rescued by an unassisted swimmer the lake floor can be seen behind him with surface light shining down.
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When Stantin is pulling Knox up the side of the cliff the rope is continually taut but in several shots at Knox's end the rope is slack.
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Revealing mistakes 

After (Tom Berenger) and Stantin (Sidney Poitier) find the bodies of the hikers in the river, in the wide shot right after Knox looks up and screams "Sarah", a truck drives into the scene in the upper right corner of the frame, revealing that they are not in a spot deep in the wilderness they could only get to by three days of hiking.
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