Presumed Innocent

Continuity mistake: When Rusty is at the restaurant with his family, he is talking to his son. The son has a glass of milk in his hand and then immediately, he has a fork and knife. It alternates like this several times.

Lynette Carrington

Continuity mistake: When Harrison Ford receives a small stack of photos showing the victim bound, he looks through them and evens them against the desk while he is being told about the pictures. It cuts to him picking up the same stack of photos and evening them into a pile again, but his left hand was on his lap and he needed to bring it up and over to pick up the photos, when he was just holding them.

Continuity mistake: About 35 minutes in, Rusty and Raymond are in the latter's office, drinking White Label scotch. During the scene, Raymond pours himself another drink and replaces the bottle on the desk in a slightly different position. In the next shot, the bottle is back in exactly the same position as it was earlier and before Raymond picked it up.

Continuity mistake: At the end of the film when Harrison Ford is working on the fence, it would have been at least a month since the murder took place. But when he discovers the murder weapon, the blood is still fresh and shows no signs of coagulation.

Gavin Jackson

Plot hole: They found seminal fluid left in Caroline Polhemus. Why didn't they subject it to DNA testing, which would have been a powerful indicator of Sabich's guilt? Fertility (or otherwise) has nothing to do with it - as well as non-motile sperm (which contain DNA anyway) the seminal fluid would contain discarded skin and blood calls in abundance. DNA testing was first used in a criminal case in 1985 and was in fairly common use by 1988.

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