Continuity mistake: During the horse and buggy ride to the church through downtown New York, when one of the girls is holding the reins by herself, you can tell there is a person under a red blanket at her feet (I guess to protect her while filming in case something goes wrong,) and only a moment later, the same blanket is black.
Continuity mistake: When the father goes out riding he hits his head on a tree branch. In the next scene, the wound is on the other side.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Diane is carrying Alyssa away from the Butkis's scrapyard, Alyssa has a hat on backwards, the camera cuts away and then cuts back to Alyssa and she has no hat on, then it cuts away again and in the next shot the hat appears again.
Continuity mistake: In the scene when Diane wants to introduce Amanda (Alyssa) to Roger, Amanda puts a hat on to cover her face and Carmen takes it off. Carmen first takes it off with her right hand but in the next shot which is in slow motion, she is taking it off with her left hand.
Continuity mistake: Amanda spits the snail into her left hand, but when she turns around it's in her right hand.
Continuity mistake: Very early in the film, a street stickball game is interrupted by the arrival of a taxicab. As the cab approaches, it is a Chevrolet. As Diane and Amanda enter the cab and it starts to drive away, it is a Ford. As it continues to drive away, it is a Chevrolet again.
Continuity mistake: When the kids swap homes early in the film and the one in the orphanage is discovering "sloppy joes" the mess on her face goes from heaps to only a little.