Continuity mistake: Near the beginning when Colleen and Becky are talking to the boy, there is a boy walking in the background. When he loses his hat, he is behind the boy talking to the girls. In the next shot he is already behind the two girls, which is quite a great distance to cover in a split-second. (00:06:30)
Continuity mistake: When the whole town comes to support Matthew, we can see Hank and the reverend walking up behind him. A few seconds later, we see them both again, now they're walking with Colleen and Brian, and they have just come around the corner to see what all the fuss is about.
Continuity mistake: Jesse and Brian enter the President's office from The Secret passage shortly after Sen. Steward and Capt. Burgoyne leave. When the two boys hear the door rattle, Jesse whispers to Brian that somebody's coming and they race off Right. The President's desk is still in 3/4 view, and remains so as Burgoyne re-enters and goes to the desk, noticing the open cabinet door, which he checks. He hears movement and voices a threat, then goes to check the curtains only to find nothing. The camera then pans down to show Jesse and Brian hiding scared under the desk. Given the brief timespan, the two boys could not possibly have moved there without Burgyone noticing their presence.
Continuity mistake: When Dorothy is doing laundry, she grabs a large piece of linen from the washtub, as Dr. Mike approaches and they talk about Dorothy hiring a caregiver for Loren, during his stroke. As Dorothy starts cranking the linen through the wringer, she stops to protest to Dr Mike about it but then turns around holding the wrung linen in her hand, though she hadn't finished cranking it out. (00:32:30 - 00:33:20)