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New this month Factual error: Somehow, after being visibly shot directly, at least 6 times, the glass or plastic window of the deli case does not shatter, with powerful shotgun bullets merely ricocheting off glass. [Originally, Wright wanted the glass at the deli counter to shatter during the supermarket shoot-out. However, the production decided it would be too expensive to replace because it was curved glass. To explain why the glass does not shatter, Wright included sounds of bullets ricocheting off bulletproof glass, presuming Skinner had planned ahead and made his deli out of bulletproof glass just in case the fuzz came after him. However, when the cops rammed the shopping carts into the deli counter at the end of the scene, it broke the glass anyway.]

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Visible crew/equipment: After Leslie Tiller is stabbed with the garden shears, when Nicholas chases after the hooded figure, just as he dives over a table with potted plants the blue crash mat is visible under the table. (Slow motion is not necessary.)

Continuity mistake: Nick's character is eating an ice cream in the police car and eats the whole thing. When the shot changes to Simon's side, he's still got about half of it left.

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Revealing mistake: When the Sergeant has the shotguns in the backpack on his back, and you see a close up of his face, you can see that the shotguns do not have triggers. On plastic prop rifles, the trigger is usually molded into the trigger guard in the pulled back position, and you can see this on these prop shotguns.

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Factual error: At the end of the film, SGT Angel gets into his Police car Subaru Impreza, and on the bonnet it has the writing 'Sandford Constabulary'. This is incorrect, it would in fact be 'Gloucestershire Constabulary' as established at the start of the film that Sandford is in Gloucestershire. A Constabulary is always named after the County, never after a tiny village within that County.

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Continuity mistake: When Michael attacks Nicholas in his hotel room, during this scene objects being broken or shoved (such as stuffed monkey, radio, lamp, picture) change their position, or the characteristics of the actual damage, change from shot to shot. Additionally, when Nicholas is slammed into the picture it begins to fall forward, but next shot it rests upright against the wall.

Continuity mistake: When Angel is chasing the shoplifter, the distance between Angel and the gold statue keeps changing in different shots.

Continuity mistake: When Doris comes into the station with Danny's birthday cake she has a pair of fake boobs over her sweater. But when she puts the cake down on the table they have disappeared, even though she was holding the cake with both hands.

Continuity mistake: In the pub, when Nicholas and Danny overturn a table and take cover, in following shots the holes and damage to the table either disappear or change significantly, depending on camera angle.

Continuity mistake: When Nicholas and Danny break into the bar in the village shoot out, the barman has a double barrel shotgun, so it's only capable of holding 2 shells and firing either both shells or one at a time. Either way, if you watch closely, he lets off 3 shells.

Continuity mistake: When Angel asks his superior why everyone is eating chocolate cake, behind Angel you can see Danny with a literal few crumbs left on the plate. When the Sergeant replies to Angel and Danny looks up smiling, you can see there is now a lot more cake on the plate.

Continuity mistake: When the police are running to the door of Somerfield, Danny is in front. Camera cuts and now Angel is arriving at the trolleys first.

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Other mistake: When Martin Freeman punches in the numbers on the telephone to call Steve Coogan, the numbers he enters are not shown on the telephone's screen.

Continuity mistake: When Nicholas sits in front of Frank Butterman's desk, as they discuss his idea of multiple killers, one of the window shade slats is flipped up and out of position. After a brief close-up of Butterman, the slats are perfectly aligned in Nicholas's close-up.

Revealing mistake: After Angel leaves Skinner's office to confront the shoplifter, (before Angel arrives next to him at the shelves) the shoplifter isn't putting any items into his pockets - he's merely miming the gesture.

Other mistake: When Sgt. Angel meets Joyce Cooper at the hotel, she is making a crossword puzzle. She said "Fascist" and then read the definition, but that word is not 7 across as she says, but 14 down.

Visible crew/equipment: When Angel stands after being shot in his bulletproof vest, the entire crew is reflected in his sunglasses. Most obvious is the boom operator with his microphone.

Factual error: When Joyce is shooting the MP34 at Angel, she hits a car window. The bullet creates a nice little hole but nothing else whatsoever happens to the glass. The glass should, at the very least, smash.

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Continuity mistake: At the end, Angel's nose bleed changes instantly depending on the shot.

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Continuity mistake: When Angel is chasing the shoplifter, he stops to look at the swan for five seconds. In this time, the shoplifter who is running away hardly gets away from Angel. With the speed he is running he should be at least twice as far away from Angel as he actually is.

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Continuity mistake: When diving into the pub, Danny and Nick's position is constantly changing through the dive. In some shots they are nearly on the floor, but still high in the air in the next shot.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Angel is chasing the shoplifter, look in the car's bodywork and you can see the camera's reflection. (It's a black rectangle that moves along the cars body work). You have to look extremely carefully, and slow-mo may help but is NOT essential.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Angel is in the Volkswagan and going back to Sandford, there is a closeup of Angel. In his sunglasses you can see the camera clear as day.

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Continuity mistake: In the pub scene where Angel asks Fisher if he has been stabbed before, Fisher's level of beer in his glass changes slightly depending on the camera angle.

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Visible crew/equipment: When the police are storming the local Somerfield shop, after pushing the trolleys into the butchers, they are attacked by others of the shops staff who are throwing fruit. In one close up shot of the fruit being thrown if you look carefully at the pineapple as it's in the air there is a white part on the bottom. This suggests that the fruit being thrown are actually plastic. Slow motion is useful to see this but not required.

Continuity mistake: The shoplifter at the station constantly changes stance depending on the camera angle; he leans against the wall, then slouches forward.

Other mistake: Sergeant Fisher is never seen wearing any rank insignia. He therefore appears to be an ordinary PC.

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Factual error: Angel says he went to Canterbury University. It's actually called the University of Kent or the University of Kent at Canterbury, but never Canterbury University. Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury's other university, only became a university in 2005, after Angel is likely to have ceased being a student.

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Continuity mistake: When Angel is talking to his superiors about the transfer, his collar changes from being not tucked in to being tucked in to his shirt.

Continuity mistake: When Michael (the 'yarp' guy) has been knocked out by Angel, Danny appears and gives Angel his notepad. Angel then turns to leave twice.

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DS Andy Wainwright: You do know there are more guns in the country than there are in the city.
DS Andy Cartwright: Everyone and their mums is packin' round here!
Nicholas Angel: Like who?
DS Andy Wainwright: Farmers.
Nicholas Angel: Who else?
DS Andy Cartwright: Farmers' mums.

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Trivia

When they do the handbrake turn at the very end of the film, we see the gear stick for a fraction of a second. Freeze-frame it and you'll see it has the initials "HF" on it.

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