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Revealing mistake: In the scene when Pacino leaves the police station to go to his hotel for a shower, the camera is pointing up a tree lined street. Watch the pedestrians - they are all standing still until the car comes into view then someone obviously shouts action and they all start walking.

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Revealing mistake: When Phil drives the truck off the cliff, you can see right through the grill of the truck (meaning there is no radiator or engine), and the transmission is also missing, as you can see when the truck is falling upside down. Without an engine or transmission it would be hard to drive off a cliff.

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Revealing mistake: When Ricky and Bobby knock the fishbowl over while fighting, you can see it separate into two clean halves before it even falls. (00:40:05)

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Revealing mistake: In chapter 14, Bill Cox calls Harry, who's asleep in bed. Harry answers his flip phone, but doesn't flip it open. (00:54:50)

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Revealing mistake: The movie is set in New York, but in the final scene you can see a sticker on the door of the law school that says "Smoking in this building" where the bottom reads "State University of New Jersey".

Twotall

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Revealing mistake: In one of the flashback scenes at the "bunker", a number of the shots fired pierce the sheet metal roof. When they show these holes, you can see fairly bright light coming through. This scene was supposed to be in the jungle during the night. There shouldn't be light streaming in; moonlight is not that bright. It was obviously artificial light used to enhance the scene.

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Revealing mistake: Just before RoboCop gets out of the car to walk towards the baseball coach, Lewis shoots at the coach and he jumps back. Watch carefully. Whilst jumping, his hat comes off slightly and you can see the make-up for the hole in his head, which he doesn't receive for a few seconds after this. Seen best in Slow motion on the DVD. (00:50:31)

Padzter

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Revealing mistake: When the Mob's FBI is about to storm the house they shoot the transformer cutting power to the house. But yet when Bruce Willis shoots the fountain in the house it is still pumping out water.

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Revealing mistake: As the truck that Castle's wife is driving flips, you can see a burst of smoke or compressed air under the passenger side. Once the truck has stopped rolling, you can see a piece of U-channel bolted across the underside with a cylinder on the passenger side, which was used to help the truck roll over.

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Revealing mistake: At the start of the chase, the Mercedes slides around a bit, and it is comically obvious that the tire smoke has been poorly painted onto the scene. (00:45:15)

johnrosa

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Revealing mistake: When Martin Lawrence was trying to get into his car after he supposedly locked the keys in it, you can see in the shot from inside the car that the door was unlocked. You can tell because the orange-red sticker on the lock is showing, which wouldn't be visible if it was locked. (00:10:50)

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Revealing mistake: A policeman fires during the robbery even though the slide on his automatic is visibly locked back and open.

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Revealing mistake: When Jim hits the brakes in his stolen patrol car, the two pursuing police cars turn and flip over and over. As they roll, the 'roll cannon' is visible on the underside of one of the cars (a round steel tube in a hole in the floor) and at left, the two cannon slugs from both cars bounce down the road. This device fires the slug downward, and the force behind it lifts the car when the slug hits the road, launching the car over.

johnrosa

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Revealing mistake: In the rave club, right before Creasy fires the sawed-off shotgun at the woman who's trying to hide, the part of the wall that will be blown out is visible (it's a patched-up circle). (01:28:30)

DBC

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Revealing mistake: When John Garfield is trying to stop Lana Turner from calling the District Attorney, Garfield holds the receiver up in the air off the hook. Then the phone rings. But a phone cannot ring when it is off the hook.

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Revealing mistake: When Jack Gramm's Porsche explodes and make a flip in the air, the rear compartment where the engine is supposed to be is empty, and the rear axles and the tailpipes are common pipes.

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Revealing mistake: Towards the end, Jake Gyllenhaal is browsing the internet on a computer running Windows 7...despite the "no network" notification icon at the bottom right of the taskbar. (02:33:00)

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Revealing mistake: When Strakk is firing the giant nail gun thing at Darkman during the climax, you can see that the gun firing does not always match the squibs going off on the beams behind Darkman.

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Revealing mistake: When the group finds the picture of Daniel and his father Eric in the house, look closely at the photo - it was obviously very poorly patched together with photoshop. The lighting on Daniel/Eric does not match the lighting in the background at all, and it's clear that they have been crudely "cut out" of another photo and inserted over the background image. The extremely poor, obviously fake quality of the photo is even jokingly mentioned in at least one of the DVD commentaries.

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