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Jump to: Continuity (5)  | Factual errors (2)  | Miscellaneous (1)  | Plot holes (1)  | Revealing mistakes (4)  | Spoilers (5)

Continuity 

When Eddie jumps off the cliff into the ocean it is the middle of the day but when he returns to the surface of the water the sun is setting.
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After the fight in the subway, the bruises on Eddie's knuckles appear and disappear between scenes.
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After Eddie cleans his apartment until it is spotless, he returns from a visit to his editor and walks into a messy apartment.
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When Eddie is talking to Vern the stubble on his chin changes length between shots.
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As Eddie watches Mrs. Atwood and her henchman with the injured cheek climb into the limousine he is wearing a white shirt, he walks off in a striped shirt then arrives and leaves the identity parade in a light blue shirt.
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Factual errors 

The basic premise of this movie - that humans use only a small percentage of their brains - is a total fallacy.
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Eddie showed, in his hand, 3 keys. Two of which were Schlage and the other was unrecognizable. But none of those keys would have opened his apartment door, which he did some minutes later.
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Miscellaneous 

In the cafeteria scene, when Eddie wants to loan $100,000, he also reveals that he quintupled his money four days in a row. Some scenes before, he started his investment with $800, quintupled for days it will be $500,000, so what is the need for borrowing the money?
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Plot holes 

Shortly after Eddie borrows $100K from the Russian, he makes millions playing the stock market. Why didn't he pay the Russian back?
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Revealing mistakes 

When Eddie is ordering a meal in the Italian restaurant, what he says is gibberish, not Italian.
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During the fight in the fancy condo at the end, Gennady shakes his case of pills, saying he doesn't like getting this low (implying he still has some left). There is an audible rattle of pill inside. He then explains he transforms the pills to an inject-able form. Shortly after, when the fight is over, and Eddie needs a dose, he drinks the spilled blood.. ignoring the case with Gennady's remaining pill inside.
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When Eddie is talking to Melissa in the café Melissa's response is instant to Eddie's line, the response is unnatural and partly cuts into Eddie's line.
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After their first meeting, Eddie gets out of Van Loon's limo with the large file he's supposed to research and restructure, but immediately goes for a walk with no sign of said file.
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Boom mic visible 

When Eddie is talking to Carl in Eddie's office at the end of the movie, the microphone at the top of the screen for a split second.
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Continuity 

When Eddie sees Vern dead, he is shocked and knocks down a chair. Next scene we see the chair standing normally.
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When Gennady and his hit-men try to break into Eddie's apartment, the metal door has no marks on it. In the next scene where they cut out the lock, a gunshot is visible to the right hand side. Once inside, the door has no marks. After killing Gennady and pushing the needle into one of the hit-man's eye, the other starts firing at Eddie causing the bullet hole in the door from the earlier scene.
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At the end of the movie when Eddie is talking with Van Loon, it is clearly daytime. However, the shot immediately following Eddie closing Van Loon's car door where Eddie begins walking away to his "lunch, it is obviously nighttime in the background. All the street lights are on and there is a dark sky in the background.
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Revealing mistakes 

During the realtor's presentation it is shown that the "vault grade door" has multiple bolts that go into the steel frame. The Russians only cut out the one lock at the door handle.
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