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When Joe is eating his Chilli-dog, he sits down with both covered in chili, but when he takes his first bite it has almost none.
When Pep rescues Friday from the PAGANs at the Observatory, Joe picks up a Beretta 9mm pistol. But when he turns to shoot back at the hoods before hopping onto Strebeck's bike, Joe is firing what appears to be a 1911-style .45 auto.
As Joe and Pep are driving through a tunnel toward the end of the movie, the internal shots of the car show them very obviously passing shops while they are in a tunnel.
At the zoo the zookeeper says the snake next to the anaconda enclosure is a boa constrictor. In fact it is a Burmese python.
The police commissioner has no authority to relieve Joe Friday of his duties. The commissioner is a civilian appointed by the mayor and serves usually on a part-time basis. Commissioners can only advise the police and serve as the voice of the people. They can only act as a group. The Captain had the authority but he would have had to explain his actions to his superiors. The ultimate decision would be handled by a trial board which reports directly to the chief of police. He has that kind of power and a civilian commissioner certainly does not.
As they are driving to the rally, Friday narrates that they were issued "one distressed 1985 unmarked Ford sedan." The car they are driving is a Ford LTD S (as evidenced by its "wedge" turn signal and one square headlight on each side), a model discontinued in 1982.
Incorrectly regarded as goofs
When Pep is watching his "television watch," there is no time or date on any of the counters. They are all on zero. However, the watch could be on Stopwatch mode.
When Streebeck begins "reading" the PAGAN manifesto, he begins reciting the manifesto before opening the cover of the booklet.
During the raid on the drug facility/milk processing plant, the liquid that spews from the pipes and drums turns out to be milk. However, it is obviously not milk, not even skim, as milk would be a more solid color of white, as opposed to the nearly transparently white colored water that we see.
Cables used to pull the fiberglass cow from the roof of the "milk factory" can be seen as Friday and Streebeck ram the door
Crew or equipment visible
When Friday and Pep are racing to the airport in the Ford Police Car, a camera is visible in the back seat in some shots.
In the scene where the LAPD Ramming Tank is cutting a swath through the milk factory, if you look closely in the very back of the warehouse, you'll see two men in yellow jumpsuits and gas masks standing and watching the tank cut across a line of pipes. When Joe and Pep emerge from the tank, they are wearing yellow jumpsuits and gas masks. The two men in the background observing the action shot may or may not be Dan Akyroyd and Tom Hanks watching the stuntmen driving the tank in the scene and waiting for their turn to shoot their scene of them emerging from the tank.
Errors in geography
At end, when the private jet is forced down in the remote desert town, all the police cars pulling up to plane on the runway have obvious LAPD markings.
In the scene after Joe, Connie, Pep, and Joe's Grandmother leave The Brown Derby separately, Joe is seen taking Connie to an overlook that is under the Hollywood sign. Though the approximate size is about right (around 300-310 feet long), there is no place to park below the sign.
When Joe Friday and Pep get Captain Gannon and the Commissioner to go to the site of the PAGAN event, Friday's narration indicates they met at 5:45 a.m. on a date in April. However, it is full daylight when they arrive. While sunrise is as early as 5:41 a.m. in Los Angeles, that does not occur until June whereas the average sunrise time in April is about 6:10.
When Joe and Connie are kidnapped by Emil, they are in Joe's police issue Yugo. When Joe is rescued by Pep at the observatory, they escape the PAGAN goons on Pep's motorcycle. At Jerry Caesar's mansion, Pep tells Joe to go home, to which we later see Joe driving down the road in a beat up Mustang. However, since he obviously got to Caesar's mansion riding on Pep's bike, there is no explanation as to why or how Joe got a hold of a Mustang to drive home.
In the opening monologue, Joe Friday parks at a corner in front of a fire hydrant, something a rules and regulations guru would never do especially when just arriving to work.
Sgt. Friday is suppose to be a by-the-book "never break the rules" cop, yet in the opening scene as he is pulling up to the police station Friday parks in front of a fire hydrant and gets out. Parking in front of a hydrant is still illegal in California.
After stopping the PAGANs at Caesar's Mansion, Jerry Caesar walks up to Joe Friday and offers to repay him by giving Friday a lifetime subscription to "Bait, Dollies, and Field and Cream". Yet when the PAGANs are torching the magazine warehouse at the beginning of the film, there is a large sign on the side of the warehouse that shows the magazine titles in Caesar's line as "Bait, Field and Cream, and Cable Girls". "Dollies" isn't mentioned.