Continuity mistake: Bernie's facial expression changes from the smile on his face when he first get injected with drugs to a smirk throughout the movie, to no expresssion and back again.
Continuity mistake: Right before Richard discovers that Bernie is dead and Larry is talking about drugs becoming a career, "I watch the news. I read." There is a side/back view of Larry talking and neither his gestures or his mouth line up with what he is saying.
Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie, when the hitman comes to kill Bernie for one last time, Larry, Gwen, and Richard start running from the hitman and Gwen has her hat in her hand. They run over to the stereo and she drops it somewhere over by there. In later shots, however, you can see Gwen's hat lying right next to Bernie in front of the staircase.
Continuity mistake: When Richard and Gwen are kissing on the beach, a big wave pushes Bernie alongside them and you can see them getting wet from the wave but in the very next scene of them walking back to the house, they are dry.
Continuity mistake: In some scenes you can see Bernie breathing and blink his eyes when he is supposed to be dead.
Continuity mistake: When Larry and Richard are on the rooftop, the sky is seen as cloudy but when the camera cuts to a different angle, the sky is clear.
Continuity mistake: When Larry and Richard are piling into the crowded elevator Monday morning with everyone, some of the people who get on are different from whom we see riding up. In particular we see the door close on a girl in brown with a green purse strap before she can get on, but she is seen riding in the elevator in the next shot.
Continuity mistake: When Bernie's toupee falls off they show a few scenes of him in the house sitting there with a bald head. You can see that it's a bald cap. It makes Bernie's head at least 2 inches taller.
Continuity mistake: When Richard knocks out the gardener that's holding a knife, the knife lands right next to the gardener's hand (it's touching him). When Richard and Larry go to drag the gardener and the other guy, the knife is a lot farther away from the gardener's hand.
Continuity mistake: At the end of the movie, when the ambulance is shown backing up to Bernie's house, you can see a stretcher on the boardwalk that gets bumped and rolls down. This stretcher has Bernie on it, yet when it is bumped it is completely empty.
Continuity mistake: When Richard is using the phone to call the police, Larry's hand comes into the frame to hang up the phone. His sleeve is pulled up exposing his arm. In the next shot when they're in the entire frame, his sleeve is down.
Continuity mistake: Just after the hit man kills Bernie he proceeds to disguise himself and pulls a folded, floppy beach hat out of his pocket. Yet when we see him getting on the boat in the next scene the same folded hat is now a perfectly round, structured hat with a brim.
Suggested correction: It's the same hat. That's the style, where it can be folded and open back up. Similar to a bucket hat.
Continuity mistake: When Larry and Richard listen to the recording of the phone conversation between Bernie and Paulie, there is a slight difference to when they had the conversation live. After Bernie told Paulie where his house is located, Paulie replied with "Uh huh" which is not heard on the recording. (00:29:05 - 01:04:45)
Continuity mistake: After Larry and Richard put Bernie on the couch, his legs are uncrossed as Richard notices the stuff falling out of his pocket. But, when he says that Bernie is dead, Bernie's legs are crossed when Larry walks back over to the couch. If he's dead, that shouldn't happen, since the guys obviously didn't pose him like that.
Continuity mistake: When Gwen first realizes Bernie is dead, she covers her mouth with her left hand, but when the camera angle changes, her left arm is down, then the angle changes back and her left hand is back over her mouth.
Continuity mistake: When Gwen is with Richard and sees Bernie and wants to go thank him, the various people standing behind them change when Richard yells "no!"
Suggested correction: Incorrect, the camera is simply in a different place before and after the scream. Before Richard yells "no" there are two men, one in a black shirt, the other in white, near the left of the screen behind Richard and Gwen. These men can be seen after the scream, but on the right side of the screen. If the camera were to pan another 30° to the right you would see all the same people.
The camera isn't in a different location as the pool is in the same spot. But, there's a lot more than just 2 people who change, for example, before the scream there's about half a dozen people by the pool next to a guy in yellowish pants and black coat, but after those people are all gone and it's the man in black coat and 1 different woman.
Continuity mistake: When Larry is wrapping the telephone cord around Paulie, you see him lift the cord over Paulie's head, but in the very next shot, the cord is in now in Paulie's mouth and the cord isn't over his head.
Continuity mistake: When Larry and Richard arrive at Bernie's house and talk to the lifeguard out the front, there is only sand leading up to the house. Later when Richard leaves the party and runs onto the beach to see Gwen, and at the end when Bernie is being taken away by ambulance, there is now a wooden walkway leading down onto the sand.
Continuity mistake: When Larry is in the kiddie pool and turns to page 41, the back of the spreadsheet is clean up top. When it cuts to him again, there're marks of tar all over, but then it's back to being clean.