Best sport movie continuity mistakes of all time

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Don King: Only in America picture

Continuity mistake: The rich promoter has red on his vest, before Don King throws his tomato juice.

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Rollerball picture

Continuity mistake: Jonathan explains how to deal with a biker, demonstrating on Blue who's sat on his bike close to the rail. Yet when he's talking to the new guy (Toughie)Blues bike is in the middle of the track and when Toughie comes around the track to attack Jonathan it is back in its original position.

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The Wrestler picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Mickey Rourke's character has decided to wrestle again toward the end of the film, there is a sequence where you see him prepping to wrestle again, part of his prep is shaving his arm pits. When he arrives to the arena to wrestle, there is a brief shot of him sitting in a chair, in that scene he lifts his arms and you can see hair in his armpits.

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An Extremely Goofy Movie picture

Continuity mistake: When Goofy throws his horseshoe at Bradley near the end of the film, it hits him in the neck. But later when you see Bradley, he has a black eye even though the horseshoe never hit him in the eye.

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Lords of Dogtown picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene at the end of the film when the Z-Boys finally get to skate in Sid's empty pool, the skateboard that is left on the steps changes position every other shot. When the guys first get into the pool, it is facing board-side out. In the next shot, it is facing wheel-side out. Then it alternates back and forth until the end of the scene.

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The Babe picture

Continuity mistake: There is a scene where Goodman is in the establishment where his future wife is working. There is a shot where it shows his beer glass with about 2 inches of head on it. The angle changes and in a matter of seconds, the head on the beer is gone.

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The Absent Minded Professor picture

Continuity mistake: The police that come to the aid of the professor are driving an older Ford when they approach than when they arrive to help. The car is a newer model in the later scene.

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The Champ picture

Continuity mistake: On the beach, when Billy and TJ go swimming in the ocean, TJ is wearing his boxers when he runs into the water, but when they're both in the water TJ is wearing his blue shorts over the boxers. (01:35:20)

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Rush picture

Continuity mistake: When Lauda is going out from his pitstop he is blocked by Andretti's Lotus, but after the pitstop he overtakes Andretti on the track.

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Secretariat picture

Continuity mistake: Just before Secretariat's first race, the main characters are discussing tactics in the parade ring. In the background is a jockey in pink and gold colours standing by his horse. When the shot changes angles he is mounted and being led out onto the race track. This means that he would have only taken one second to mount and travel a distance of about 10 meters. A couple of shots later he suddenly appears again, but this time he is being led into the saddling-up area, even though the jockey is already on board.

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The World According to Garp picture

Continuity mistake: As Garp is being placed aboard the helicopter, the rotor motor can be heard spinning, but there is no downdraft affecting the people in the scene.

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Celtic Pride picture

Continuity mistake: When Lewis Scott is told to get into the finals game he is shown unzipping his jacket twice.

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MVP: Most Valuable Primate picture

Continuity mistake: The jersey on the chimp goes back and forth between Ribchimpsky (the injured player) and Jack. The numbers on the jersey change as well.

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The Fighter picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Micky is introducing Charlene to the family and telling Alice & Dicky that he doesn't want to be managed or trained by them anymore in one shot there is a Rock 'em Sock 'em game on the end table, and in the next shot it's not there.

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Grudge Match picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Stallone gets hit by the UFC fighter, he doesn't see the hit coming because he gets hit from his right side. Later on, when driving his girlfriend home from the restaurant, he is still blind in his right eye and doesn't see the car coming from the right. However, during the Grudge Match, he is suddenly blind in his left eye.

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Suggested correction: Clearly, he is blind in that eye. His trainer instructs him to stand to the left and keep Kid in his line of vision with his right eye.

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The Next Karate Kid picture

Continuity mistake: When Eric arrives at the docks and gets out of his car and approaches Ned, watch Eric's car in the background. There's nobody else in view at this point, but you can see that something is being splashed onto the car. In a shot a couple of seconds later, Colonel Dugan and some of the other Alpha Elite boys come from out of hiding from nearby and one boy starts splashing gas onto the car.

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The Babe Ruth Story picture

Continuity mistake: When the Babe hits his sixtieth home run, the game is played against the Washington Senators. However, when running the bases, you can see that the scoreboard has them playing against Chicago. (01:01:00)

Ken Sheldon
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International Velvet picture

Continuity mistake: In the first film, "National Velvet," the Pie, Velvet Brown's horse that ran in the Grand National, was a gelding (neutered). In the sequel, the Pie has somehow become a stallion again and sires a colt many years later that Velvet's niece names Arizona Pie.

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Bring It On: Fight to the Finish picture

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Avery and Kayla confront Lina at her locker, as the shots change, so does Lina's position. She goes from leaning against the locker, to standing close it. Her arms are also crossed/uncrossed as the shots change.

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Men with Brooms picture

Continuity mistake: When the team has their first game against the old guys, the first shot by the lead is wrong. Watch carefully and you will notice that the direction of the rotation of the stones changes about three times from clockwise to counter-clockwise during the same shot.

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