Best musical movie mistakes of all time

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The Muppets picture

Revealing mistake: During the opening musical number, right before Gary joins the large group of people for the dance, he accidentally kicks Walter out of frame. Watch closely though. His foot comes nowhere near Walter when he supposedly "kicks" him.

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The Harry Hill Movie picture

Continuity mistake: When Otto is sat down at his HQ, telling the Vet and Kisko that they would become steak, Otto is holding the newspaper in his hands, but in the next shot, the newspaper has disappeared, and he stands up, holding the steak. (00:20:10)

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Continuity mistake: At the end of the film the plane they are initially flying on is a typical passenger plane, but when the Muppets are thrown out, the plane is one used for skydiving.

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Hello Dolly! picture

Factual error: In the 19th Street Parade, it shows the Budweiser Clydesdales pulling their famous wagon. Even though this movie is set in 1897, Budweiser did not start using Clydesdales until April 1933 when the sons gave their father, August Busch Sr., the owner of Budweiser, a 6 team team of Clydesdales to celebrate the end of Prohibition.

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Continuity mistake: In the prosecuting attorney's speech in the first courtroom scene, the judge's house of cards is no more than 2 levels high (a base level with a peak) [0:2:20]. In the close-up shot of the judge, the house of cards changes to 3 levels high (2 base levels and a peak)[0:2:35]. When the scene focuses back on the prosecuting attorney, the house is back to two levels of height[0:2:39]. (00:02:20)

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Beaches picture

Continuity mistake: The scrub CC wears as she walks into the hospital room, as Hilary is in labour, keeps on changing position. It alternates from hanging off / being on her shoulder, without her touching it.

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Other mistake: Towards the end when Janet, Brad, Oliver and Betty are singing "We're going to do it anyhow," as they are dancing down the aisle, Betty very visibly trips and grabs Oliver to stop from falling over.

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Idlewild picture

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Rooster is driving/running away from the gangsters, he is supposed to be alone in his car but in one shot a hand appears and is holding on to the passenger side door from inside the car.

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The Music Man picture

Other mistake: Marian asks Winthrop to go pick up a book called "The Indiana State Educational Journal 1901-1910". When we see her reading the book, it actually says "The Indiana State Educational Journal 1890-1910". (01:08:25 - 01:13:50)

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Continuity mistake: When JB talks to Ms. Jones on the intercom after talking to his wife on the telephone, he asks where the "You know" is. She says "It's in your top right-hand drawer." You can see him moving to his left.

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Suggested correction: Correct, but if you look at the desk in the wider angle from earlier in the scene, that would be the position of the rightmost drawer in it - the part of the desk the telephone sits on is a curve with no drawers. He has to move to his left no matter what.

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Continuity mistake: Set in the 1930s, Steve Martin is teaching a class of grade-schoolers in one scene. This would only be picked up by Canadians, but one of the many flags on the wall is the new (as of 1965) Canadian Flag - Red Maple Leaf with two red panels on either edge.

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Godspell picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene before the king and servant story, the people throw a lot of junk on one of the followers. If you look closely, you can see the accordion used in the scene before piled on him twice.

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Factual error: Before 1949, when the part of the film set in Hollywood takes place, the famous sign on the mountain read "Hollywoodland", not "Hollywood". The sign had been allowed to deteriorate and during that year, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce offered to remove the last four letters and repair the rest.

Dr Wilson

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch picture

Continuity mistake: In the childhood oven scene, there is a shot of the mother peeling steamed tomatoes, the shot of the tomato she throws at Hedwig shows fresh tomatoes, then the tomato looks steamed in the oven.

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Yankee Doodle Dandy picture

Visible crew/equipment: In the final musical number "Strictly off the Record", you can clearly see the shadow of the microphone boom during part of the number.

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The Unsinkable Molly Brown picture

Continuity mistake: At Molly's party after returning from Europe, the Duchess is introduced, and everyone bows. The shot shows Molly reaching for her neighbor who's standing straight, to bow down, and she does. Then there is a long shot showing the crowd, and the neighbor is again standing, and then you see Molly reach out for her again as she just had.

Jack's Revenge

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Audio problem: In the "How Lucky Can You Get?" musical number, when Fanny is turning on the stage lights she is not singing, although Streisand's singing voice is heard on the soundtrack.

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Pete's Dragon picture

Revealing mistake: Near the end of the film, the mayor, played by Jim Backus, is speaking to Elliot the dragon, who is invisible. The mayor has a cigar in his mouth and smashes it when he turns to greet Elliot. The scene is accomplished by having Backus turn and smash the cigar into a large pane of glass. However, the reflections on the glass are visible.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where they go to the party and dance with the sticks, there is an overhead view of the whole party. Johnny and Lalita are dancing in the middle, and just before the camera cuts to another view, Lalita drops one of her sticks, but has it in following shots.

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Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo picture

Continuity mistake: When Turbo is being chased by the construction workers he falls down a bunch of stairs. The stunt man used for the fall looked nothing like Turbo. Even his hair was different.

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