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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

New this month Continuity mistake: After Augustus Gloop falls into the chocolate river, he gets sucked into the current of the pipe. At one point in the scene, a yellow bush seen in the background is moved back and forth by the current, but after the next cut, it is seen motionless.

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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the movie, the Golden Tickets are placed over the upside-down chocolate bars, meaning that the tickets are actually on the bottom, but later when the children find the tickets, they are now on top of the bars.

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Visible crew/equipment: When Charlie is shining Willy's shoes near the end, you can see the reflection of a crewman in Willy's glasses when he glances to his right.

Factual error: In the scene in the glass elevator, when Mike Teavee wants to push a button, he presses the TV Room button. The elevator stops going down and immediately moves horizontally. The characters within the elevator are thrown against the wall from the sudden change. However, they are thrown against the wall that is in the direction the elevator is now moving, instead of the opposite wall as they should have been.

Continuity mistake: During Mike Teavee's scene, his father has some bits of hair overlapping the arms of his glasses. On the right side the bits appear and disappear from shot to shot.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Mike Teavee has smashed up the red pumpkin-looking thing, he smashes it cleanly into two or three quite big pieces. When his father says "Mike, please" the pieces behind him are much smaller and all over.

Continuity mistake: Willy Wonka is bobbing his head to the Oompaloompa song in the nut room. But when the shot pans out, he is perfectly still.

Visible crew/equipment: Throughout the movie, whenever somebody has glasses on, it is quite easy to see the crew in the reflection of the glasses. This is most obvious in the television room but is visible in other scenes too.

Continuity mistake: At the nut factory, when Mr. Salt is there with the ladies, and he is walking up to the podium, the microphone is facing towards where he is walking from. Then in the next shot when he is at the podium facing the ladies, the mic changes direction and is centered, facing him.

Factual error: In the scene where Wonka is flashing back to his childhood, he finds a chocolate that fell beneath the fire grate in the ash. He opens it and eats it unscathed. Knowing that chocolate can melt around even the slightest heat, there is no way the candy would have survived the heat from the fireplace being just inches away.

Revealing mistake: When Augustus is leaving the factory, he is wearing a brown colored glove on the hand he gnaws on. You can see the seams in the glove.

Continuity mistake: During the scene in the chocolate room, Violet's mother has red, sticky candy all over her teeth and face, visible when she smiles at Mr. Salt. A few seconds later, all of it is gone.

Continuity mistake: When Veruca is choosing a squirrel, she heads for the last one in line, furthest from the ladder. Then after it cuts away and back, she is headed towards the middle of the line, but then she is headed for the last one again. When the squirrels jump her, she is about 1/4 of the way down the line, starting from the ladder.

Audio problem: In the scene where Veruca's Dad is explaining how she got the ticket, when the shot is pulled back, there is an echo. But when the camera is zoomed in, the echo is gone, as well as when Mr. Salt is talking and the camera is showing a flashback.

Deliberate mistake: Duesseldorf does not, nor has it ever, looked like the quaint place shown in the film. The caption does get quite a laugh from German audiences, though.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Violet and her mother are talking about the trophies, the trophies in the trophy cabinet behind them changes between the first shot and the second shot.

Continuity mistake: When in the Chocolate Room, Mike Teavee crushes the pumpkin into three pieces. It then zooms out and shows him crushing it into three pieces again when Mr. Teavee comes up.

Deliberate mistake: Charlie's room has a hole big enough for him to climb out of in the ceiling. I know it is to show just how poor the family is, but we see he has only a thin wool blanket for warmth. He would have frozen to death in his sleep during winter by now.

Factual error: When Augustus is caught in the tube, chocolate sprays out from a leaky connection. The tube was under a vacuum and the bottom end was open to the river below, so pressure could not build up either above or below him.

Continuity mistake: On Charlie's birthday night he breaks up the chocolate bar into pieces and gives them to his family, when he gives a piece to his father the piece is in two pieces but when his father starts eating it, it is in one piece.

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The many Oompa Loompas in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory are all played by the same man -Deep Roy. They used CGI to duplicate him. He would do a ton of different dance moves so when it's all put together, it would look like there were a bunch of different Oompa Loompas.

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