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Continuity mistake: When Napoleon is waiting while Rico makes a sale, he checks his watch to see how much time he has before the dance. The first time he checks it, the date on the watch indicates Thursday July 17. When he checks it again a few minutes later, it shows Monday July 21.

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Visible crew/equipment: In the scene where Napoleon watches the farmer shoot the cow, the film crew and camera are visible in the reflection of the glass door of the passing school bus.


Continuity mistake: When Napoleon is asking Pedro if he is going to eat his tater tots the position of the tots keep changing between shots.

Continuity mistake: When Kip and Rico go bowling, Kip knocks down all but one pin. In the following shot Rico asks Kip if he has access to a car and two standing pins can be seen over Kip's left shoulder.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Deb is calling Napoleon from the pay-phone, you can see the reflection of the camera-men in the payphone number-pad, as pointed out in the director commentary section of the DVD.

Continuity mistake: When Napoleon drops off the drawing of Trisha with her mom, he is standing on the porch. He then says 'bye' and runs off of the porch. The next camera shot is from Trisha's mom's perspective of the screen/glass door closing. When the door is closing you can see Napoleon's reflection in the glass (he's standing right there when he should have been far away from there if he had run off the porch as portrayed).

Continuity mistake: When the bully beats up the nerd with the turtleneck and puts him into a headlock, notice the disabled girl in the red shirt that walks by them. She walks past them twice in about 6 seconds.

Audio problem: When Napoleon knocks on Trisha's door he knocks four times but you only hear three knocks.

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Continuity mistake: When Napoleon starts his dance skit near the end of the movie, his t-shirt is tucked into his pants. Shortly into the skit, the shirt comes loose in the back and on one side. A few seconds later, the shirt is once again completely tucked in. This happens several times throughout the scene.

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Continuity mistake: Toward the end, when Napoleon is standing outside his house yelling at Rico to "get off my property", the front door of his house, behind him, keeps changing from nearly closed to wide open and back, between shots.

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Continuity mistake: Kip puts a green bowl under the wheel of his truck, but the next second it's a blue bowl.

Continuity mistake: When Napoleon asks Deb for a keychain, a piece of paper is seen on the ground to Napoleon's left. Then after Deb gives it to him and runs off, the paper is behind Napoleon.

Visible crew/equipment: When Napoleon throws an orange at Uncle Rico, the shot goes from the front of the truck to the side of the truck. In the little window, one can see a camera and a cameraman.

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Visible crew/equipment: Just after Rex slaps Kip in the face, the actors' white tape marker is visible on the floor.

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Continuity mistake: After Pedro puts the cake down it moves closer to Summer's door and slides across her doorstep. The envelope under it also disappears and reappears.

Continuity mistake: When Napoleon calls Kip from school, you see that he was grating cheese for nachos. When the view goes to Napoleon and back, you see that the position of the block of cheese and amount of cheese on the chips changes. This happens multiple times throughout the scene.


Continuity mistake: When Napoleon is feeding Tina, he stretches his arm over the fence and there is a rope visible. The rope repeatedly goes from being closer to further away from Napoleon's arm.

Continuity mistake: When Summer and Trisha are handing out "vote for Summer" fliers, in the close up of Summer handing them out you can see that one of the girls has on pink nail polish. Moments later, in a shot from a further distance (yet close enough to see nails), neither girl has on any pink nail polish.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Napoleon is walking up to Trisha's front porch, if you look in the door, you can see the reflection of a cameraman standing out by the street.

Continuity mistake: When Uncle Rico tells Napoleon about the sale in Bemida the jar/ glass of milk was not lifted up before the shot of Rico putting it down. It doesn't seem like he had picked up the jar before then because we can see it in Napoleon's shots.

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Deb: What are you drawing?
Napoleon Dynamite: A liger.
Deb: What's a liger?
Napoleon Dynamite: It's pretty much my favorite animal. It's like a lion and a tiger mixed... Bred for its skills in magic.



There is an extra "two months later" scene at the very end, after all the end credits.


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