The Arrival

Factual error: At the Oro Array, the breakers are turned off because the power is cut. When the alien cuts the cables to the computers, sparks fly out as if there is power.

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Factual error: When Charlie observes the taxi driver at the gate to the facility, he sneaks in by stowing away in the front of the Volkswagen Bug. The luggage space in a bug is barely enough room for a child, plus there is no inner latch release, or handle to close the door.

Continuity mistake: Near the end, when Charlie Sheen is in a room trying to program stuff, he blocks off the door with an axe so no one can get in. When the van breaks the door, watch the head of the axe - it hits the floor, but mysteriously pops up and goes towards Charlie to miss him by an inch or two.

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Char: Why'd they leave?
Zane Zaminski: They didn't leave.
Char: How do you know?
Zane Zaminski: Because we aren't dead yet.

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