Continuity mistake: During the sales trip the two main characters stop at a gas station to get gas. during this stop Tommy bends the door back and after some struggle gets it to the normal door position. Before Richard gets back to the car however there is a shot of the door all dented up but in place. When Richard pulls the door off it falls to the ground and there isn't a single dent on it. (Also, is it me or does it seem a little ridiculous that someone that loves his car so much didn't notice the large dent down the edge of the door as he faced it while walking from the station to the car?)
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Tommy and his 'girlfriend' are sitting in the boat and about to get picked on by the kids on the shore, Tommy's Life jacket changes. One shot it's got a white line and a button on it and in the next shot, they're not there. Then the line and button show up again.
Continuity mistake: Three types of airplanes are used for the flight to Chicago. The exterior loading and taxi shots show a Boeing 747. The interior shots show another Boeing (the overhead bins, sidewall panels, etc., are distinctively Boeing), but it's smaller like a 767, because it only has 2 seats by the window and 3 in the center. The exterior shot in flight shows a Lockheed L1011, with its distinctive S-duct for the center engine.
Continuity mistake: In the last scene of the movie Tommy is sitting in the boat on the lake with no wind. As he talks to his dad there is no rope above his shoulder in the pulley at the end of the boom. After the wind picks up and he gets hit in the head with the boom there is a rope on the pulley. (01:32:30)
Continuity mistake: When Richard and Tommy are trying to sell brake pads and Tommy eventually catches the model car on fire, Tommy eventually sets a blue model car on a pad of paper where a couple of things happen. First, when Tommy says "I CAN'T STOP!" the right front tire on the blue model is all of a sudden bent outward. After Tommy destroys and catches the other model on fire, not only does the tire fix itself, but the car changes positions on the pad of paper numerous times.Justin Davis