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(1988)

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Continuity 

The heroin that Ridzik places in Streak's pocket during the questioning is visible, gone and then visible again.
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Audio/visual unsynchronised 

After getting shot in the hospital by the fake nurse, Danko and Ridzik are talking while Ridzik is lying on a stretcher. Ridzik asks Danko if they have a shithouse in Russia, and Danko answers, "Yes," without moving his lips.
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Around 01:20:57, we can heard a shooter says "It's him", then he turns his head and we see his lips moving without sound.
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Character error 

The dead gangsters slightly blink their eyes when their photos are taken.
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At the funeral of Danko's partner, the year of death on his tomb stone says 1988. Later on, when Danko checks in at a motel, the date he writes in the book is somewhere in 1987. When Danko is handed the property release form for Rosta at the Chicago Police Department it also lists the date as 1987.
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Rostavili, a Georgian, is regularly identified by the Americans as a Russian - a common mistake during the existence of the Soviet Union.
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When Danko accuses Streak of lying, Ridzik says he has the right to do so in the U.S. This is incorrect. Lying to a police officer is a crime and someone doing it can be charged with obstructing a peace officer.
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Continuity 

The .44 Smith & Wesson magnum used by Ivan Danko near the end of the film holds six shots, and Danko fires many more than this without reloading.
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At the end of the movie when they crash the bus, Danko smashes the rear window with his fist. The window shatters before his fist hits the glass.
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When the bus driven by Arnold Schwarzenegger crashes through the fountain, its left headlight is smashed. However, several later shots of the bus show both headlights are still functioning.
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When Ridzik attempts to question Rosta about the key, Rosta says in Russian (according to Danko) "Go and kiss your mother's behind". However, Ridzik tells Gallagher that Rosta told him to f-ck his mother's behind.
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Errors in geography 

The movie is set in Chicago, but palm trees are visible during the street chase.
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The first street scene in Chicago features an LA Metro bus and Los Angeles street signs, while the scenes at the supposedly Chicago O'Hare Airport are clearly filmed at Los Angeles International.
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Factual errors 

The teleprinter at the Moscow militia headquarters is seen printing a message in Russian but in the Latin alphabet. Equipment used by the Soviet government would undoubtedly allow the Cyrillic alphabet to be used.
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When Danko and his partner discuss the drug problem, the translation says they are referring to Miami while they were actually referring to Harlem.
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At the beginning of the film where they chase the villain he jumps down from a roof and there can be seen several dumpsters. Those were not the kind of dumpsters used in Russia. Those were of western design.
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Ivan Danko's police uniform is a combination of at least six different uniforms. His hat is a Moscow Commander's Special and he also wears a Parade Band Musician axelbant.
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There are numerous mistakes with how many bullets various weapons can hold before reloading~a common mistake with action movies that have guns.
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In the article by Fowler in the London Times there is the word "kilometers" with the American spelling rather than the British spelling "kilometres". It is very unlikely that an article by a British journalist in a British newspaper would use this spelling. It is also unlikely a British newspaper would use Kilometres, as Britain still uses imperial miles, road signs, speed limits etc are all still stated in Miles. Although for smaller measurements, the metric system is used, Kilo's instead of Pounds and Centimetres in place of inches.
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The Russian letters that appear in the opening credits are all used in the wrong context and don't make sense phonetically. For example, the Russian letter resembling an inverted R is actually pronounced as "ya"; the Russian letter resembling an inverted N is equivalent to I in the Latin alphabet; and so forth.
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Miscellaneous 

When Danko is being told to "...bring Victor home and tell no-one", the subtitle spells Victor two different ways - Victor and Viktor.
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Revealing mistakes 

At the beginning of the movie, when Arnold jumps out of the sauna window with one of the Villains you can clearly see a stunt doubler instead of Arnold.
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After the cross dressing nurse shoots the air bubble into the Russian man in the hospital, the man supposed to dead. But the next screen shot of the two you can see the dead man is moving his head side to side.
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In the hotel shoot out scene - just before the cleanheads starts shooting at Arnold. The small charge designed to look like a bullet hit goes off before the actual shot is fired.
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When talking about his parakeet, Danko asks Ridzig if he has something against people with parakeets. Ridzig says "no my sister has one." Later in the movie Danko asks him if he has any siblings.
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