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Continuity mistake: When the William Hurt character is talking to Holly Hunter after her boring lecture, the first shot (from behind Hurt) shows him walking backwards while talking to Hunter. As he continues to walk, he comes perilously close to banging his head on an archway. Yet, on the reverse angle, Hurt has been repositioned about five feet from where he was.

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Continuity mistake: As Jane is walking to her position to produce the special report, the monitors behind her show Tom already seated at the anchor desk. In the next shot, he is just arriving at the desk.

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Continuity mistake: When Jane runs from her office to meet Aaron at a restaurant, before meeting Tom at the airport, her pink sweater remains draped on her chair. When she meets Aaron she is wearing it.

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When the Joan Cusack character bolts into the control room with the "Mercenary" cassette, you can here the director counting down to roll the tape. A 3/4" tape being inserted and threaded up in the machine normally takes about 8 to 10 seconds, yet the tape plays when the operator hits the play button.

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Jack Nicholson appears in this film, although he was uncredited, and unpaid.

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