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Anachronisms 

When Bill visits Georgie's room he picks up a green Lego turtle which later breaks on the floor. Green Lego brick other than plates for building structures on, or 1/3x1 plates did not exist in 1988/1989. Lego's reasoning behind this is they didn't want children building tanks from the bricks.
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In the first pharmacy scene, the beauty products on the shelves have modern day packaging. Most noticeable are the Dial and Ivory soaps and the Olay products.
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When Beverly meets the "Loser's Club" in the Pharmacy, Olay skin care products can be seen on the shelf behind her. In 1989 Olay products were known as Oil of Olay.
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In one of the pharmacy scenes, a dome style security camera can be seen on the ceiling. This style of camera was not in use in 1989.
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The TV shown in the background in the Denborough house is actually a Toshiba TV from the early 2000's. Also - the VCR (RCA) that is on top of the TV in the Kaspbrak house is from the late 90s/early 2000's.
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During the scene in the drug store, you can see Covidien Curity bandages on the shelf. The scene takes place in 1988. Covidien is a medical product manufacturing company that was known as The Kendall Company back in 1988. It was not named Covidien until 2007ish, products were not re-branded/repackaged until 2009-2010.
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A US Postal Service Jeep is seen featuring the "Sonic Eagle" logo in 1988. The "Sonic Eagle" logo was introduced in 1993.
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When Ritchie insults Henry he mentions his mullet. While mullets as a haircut were certainly popular in 1989, they weren't known as "mullets" until the mid-90s. Most sources agree that the first common usage of the term was by the Beastie Boys in 1994 on the song "Mullet Head". Originally coined in 1967 in the movie Cool Hand Luke.
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While Bill's poster for Beetlejuice looks similar to the original one-sheet, it is a reprint from several years later that does not have the same credits layout as what would have been available in 1988.
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Some contemporary cars are parked in the background in some shots, but these are very brief.
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A large container train is shown in the background with modern logo Hapag-Lloyd containers. While double-stacked container trains were introduced in North America in the early eighties they were not common in 1989 because of low bridges and tunnels that had to be replaced to accommodate them.
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The movie theater says "Lethal Weapon 2" is playing on July 4, 1989, but the movie didn't come out until July 7, 1989.
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The drum equipment (Yamaha SFZ snare drum) used by the marching band wasn't introduced by Yamaha until 1992.
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Continuity 

The glass Bill uses to cut everyone's hands doesn't stay bloody for each character despite him never wiping it off.
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On the last day of school, some girls pour garbage and liquid muck on Beverly in the bathroom. She uses her book bag to partially shield herself. A short time later, when she talks to Ben outside, Beverly and her book bag are clean and dry.
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After the fight at the Barrens, the bully's head wound is still there 2 months later.
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When Bev sits in the tub looking at the poem on the post card, she sets it down with the writing facing up. Later, not only does the position of the card change, but it now has the photo side facing up. Also, the card would have been warped after being covered in such a mess. Later we see only minimal streaks on the card.
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When Beverly smokes in the bathroom stall, you see her put out the cigarette on the wall with her right hand. In the next shot, seen from above, you can see her putting it out with her left hand, and in the following shot, she does it with her right hand again.
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When the town is having a parade and the children are talking within their group the baton twirlers in the background disappear and reappear from cut to cut.
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When Beverly Marsh first meets Ben Hanscom, she signs his empty signature book. When she does this, she removes the cap of her pen with her mouth, and holds the cap in her teeth while writing. The camera switches between Beverly and Ben several times while she is writing, sometimes the cap can be seen in her mouth, but other times it is missing.
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After Patrick gets spooked by the Barron ghosts, he runs away and falls face first into the gray water. When he gets up, his face is wet, but relatively clean. When we get a clear shot of his face again when he's trapped, his face is covered in blood.
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When Bev is knocked out in IT's hide out, we see drops of blood fall. Three land on her left cheek, waking her up. Within seconds she is on her feet and the drops are no longer visible.
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Richie Tozier crosses his legs when Beverley Marsh breaks the boys stare whilst she is sunbathing, in the next cut he is sat without his legs crossed.
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On the last day of school when Beverly meets Ben, he has dropped his diorama several times breaking into many pieces. But after Beverly walks away, we see Ben get on his bike with the diorama intact.
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In the scene where Georgie puts the boat in the water, from the bay window view, the water is moving to the left, but he puts the boat in the water, it moves to the right.
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Despite having cuts in their hands, mike holds hands and when they separate hands there is no blood.
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Ben has a visible graze on his chin after being beaten up by Henry, but the day after the graze has completely disappeared.
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When Beverley takes her dad's measuring tape to explore her bathroom sink's drain, she drops the tape in the sink when she is being wrapped up by the gunk shooting from the drain. After the blood explodes from the drain and coats the bathroom, there is a shot of the the bloody sink but the tape is not there. The shot is at a bit of an angle, but the tape should definitely be visible in the sink as shown.
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Bill's bicycle named "Silver" has an inconsistent black marking on its right side. For example, it is there at about 70 minutes into the film, but 20 minutes later it is missing, and also seems to be a slightly different bike.
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While Pennywise is speaking to Eddie after just chasing him in the form of a leper, he raises his upside down triangle of red balloons. While cutting to Eddie and then back to Pennywise, you can clearly see Pennywise holding the string attached to the balloons, but, in the final shots of him speaking, the string is nowhere to be found; as if the balloons had magically disappeared. However, this isn't the case, as you hear and partially see all of the balloons popping after Pennywise has finished talking.
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Bills wristwatch switches from the right hand to the left hand trough shots.
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While Georgie is running down the street after his boat, his Walker Talkie is in the right pocket of his rain coat and later it is in the left pocket.
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The blood on the neck/face changes in the final fight.
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When Bill goes into the garage, his dad is sanding on a wood lathe facing the window, but the lathe tail stock is on the left. Typically, the tail stock is on the right. The next time we see him he is still facing the window, but the head stock is now on the left as it should be.
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Bill cuts Bev's hand and grabs it underneath. In the next shot he is holding her hand over top.
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The writing on the postcard that Ben gives to Beverly changes between the scene where Ben writes it and when Beverly reads it.
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When Eddie leaves Ben's house to walk down Neibolt St, he is wearing completely different clothes.
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When Henry walks toward the red balloon on his mailbox, his pants are wet as if he peed himself (probably in fear when his father shot the gun near him). But when Henry walks into the house moments later, holding the knife, his pants are dry.
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Errors in geography 

The town of Derry is set in the state of Maine, however, when a war memorial is shown in the town, it commemorates men who fought and died in the great war "for king and country" revealing the actual filming location as being in Canada.
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Factual errors 

Police cars are shown with red and blue lights. Police cars in Maine only display blue lights.
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The large, open storm drain shown in the film's opening scenes is not common in Maine and is more commonly scene in the Western USA.
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Miscellaneous 

One of the televisions at the start of the film in one of the houses is a silver Sony CRT that was typical of the early 2000s rather than the late 1980s.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

The hole in the floor that Eddie fell through is gone when Bill and Richie come out of the room with the mattress. This is most likely due to the fact that Pennywise created the hole in order to stop Eddie from getting to Bill and Richie. He probably returned the floor to it's original state after Eddie fell through so that Bill and Richie won't know what happened to him, and increase their fear, due to them not knowing where Eddie is or what happened to him.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Ed breaks his arm, his forearm is suddenly longer than it's supposed to be.
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In the pharmacy, to the left, each shelf has price tags. On the right, none of the medical items have prices.
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Spoilers

The goof items below may give away important plot points.

Continuity 

When Bill and Beverly kiss, the location of the blood on Bill's face changes between cuts.
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As Henry is about to bash Mike's head in with a rock, Mike's hands switch from being pinned under Henry's knees to pushing Henry away on his chest.
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Richie has a cut on his upper lip before Bill punches him.
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Incorrectly regarded as goofs 

When Henry kills his father, there is very little blood on his face afterwards. But when he attacks Mike later at the Neibolt House, Henry's face is splattered with dried blood. A deleted scene shows that he has slit both Belch and Victor's throats and then driven Belch's car to the Neibolt house, explaining the extra blood.
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